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Best Gifts for 9 Year Old Girls
Birthday and Christmas Gift Ideas for 9 Year Old Girls
Are you looking for gifts for a girl who's turning 9? To help find the best gifts for 9 year old girls, it helps to know a little about how they're developing and what they are like.
For example, girls this age are entering the tween stage and they are becoming more independent and girls these days are growing up fast. Many will just be outgrowing the doll and barbie phases (although not all - monster high dolls are popular this year!). Their growing independence may mean they are keen to personalize their own space in their bedroom will probably like any cute and pretty décor accessories as well as gadgets for their room.
Girls this age will have a longer attention span so will engage themselves in hobbies and other tasks for quite some time. Their particular interests or hobbies will depend on their personality but many girls this age enjoy doing arts and crafts. They will enjoy doing more focused project and there are some great jewelry making sets and crafts which make perfect toys and gifts. They may also enjoy collecting.
They are developing strong friendships with other people and generally they like to fit in with their friends, so what their friends like will often have an influence on what they enjoy too. Their speech is almost at adult level meaning they can engage in more sophisticated games and many may also like to read indepth.
This article covers lots of different categories of gifts for 9 year old girls: arts and crafts, games, entertainment (books, music, dvds), outdoor and sports toys, beauty and fashion gifts, bedroom accessories and décor, stationary and gifts for school.
Read on for specific suggestions of the best gifts for 9 year old girls.
Arts and Craft Kits for 9 Year Old Girls
9 year old girls will often work on projects they enjoy for quite some time. If they like arts and crafts there are lots of suitable kits for this age group (showing how popular they are!) A lot of the activities below such as the bracelet making kit are also great for when girls this age have their friends come around to play or for slumber parties.
Many of the kits below have things that once completed you can use or wear. This also makes the kits great for birthday parties. Girls can make an item such as a bracelet or a headband at a birthday party and then take it away as a keepsake at the end.
Create 10 awesome accessories with this ultimate headband set. Includes a rainbow array of satin headbands, rhinestones, flowers, feathers, a butterfly, yards of ribbon and more.
There are lots of jewerly making kits out there. One of the most popular are bracelet making kits. Girls can make bracelets for themselves, family and friends. Check out the bracelet making kit opposite.
This sketch pad lets you draw fashions and accessories on the Fashion Angels models. It comes with removeable, plastic stencil cards with 100+ fashion and accessory shapes to help create your designs on the formated drawing sheets. It als includes 40 fashion and accessory design drawing pages, 7 plastic stencils sheets and over 100 fashion shapes.
A complete Shrinky Dinks fun factory .
It includes 10 sheets of pre-printed Shrink film, charm bracelets, beads, greeting cards, gift tags, jewelry, cord, hair clips and keys chains
Plus 8 color pencils, sharpener, and hole punch
Color bake and watch them shrink
Outdoor Toys for 9 Year Old Girls
It's important 9 year old girls are having at least about an hours age appropriate physical activity everyday. Their hearts are growing and it will help with future cardiovascular health. Muscle and bone strengthening activities such as jumping rope are also really important for current and future health.
There are lots of great outdoor toys you could buy a 9 year old girl. Jump ropes, hula hoops, bikes, trampolines, scooters and roller skates are all good toys.
This bow is such a cool toy.
It can shoot arrows up to 75 feet. The arrows are foam so you don't have to worry about anybody getting hurt.
Another toy that kids and adults of all ages will want to try out.
Kids (and adults) of all ages love stomp rockets.
Stomp on the pump at the bottom of the rocket and see how high you can shoot it into the air.
Books for 9 Year Old Girls
Many 9 year old girls love to read. If you are buying books for a 9 year old here are some ideas:
Chronicles of Narnia
The American Girls Series
Nancy Drew books
Matilda/ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing - Judy Blume
Charlotte's Web - EB White
Also don't forget non fiction books like the book for girls below.
The Girls Book - How to Be the Best at Everything
The Girl's book below where you can learn how to have the best sleepover, do the perfect handstand, make a kite, improve your memory, survive in the desert, have the perfect manicure and lots lots more.
As 9 year old girls are building a stronger friendship group, they may enjoy having their friends around and playing games such as those below. The game featured below (Headbandz) is also great for slumber parties
Board games are great for rainy days and playing with family and siblings too.
Some educational ideas include classic games such as Monopoly, Pictionary and more modern games such as Bananagrams.
Play Hedbanz, the quick question game of "What am I?" Ask "yes" or "no" questions to figure out if the cartoon on your head is an animal, food or man-made object. Be the first player to guess what you are and win!
Bedroom Decor and Accessories
9 year old girls will enjoy having accessories and gadgets for their bedroom. As their independence is growing a bedroom doorbell may be a good idea. If the girl in question likes to have their friends around they will probably enjoy personalizing their room too with items such as posters and other gadgets.
An alarm clock is another idea and will help them to start having the responsibility of waking up on time for school as well as looking "cool" in their room.
A projector which projects a rainbow across the walls and ceiling
A doorbell for your bedroom.
Stationary and Stuff for school
There are lots of nice gifts that you can get girls for school. Here are a few ideas:Backpacks - 9 year old girls often like a nice backpack for school Nice Pens - Girls often like pens of different colors to draw and to make their homework look nice Erasers - Girls this age often like to collect things and collecting lots of different erasers makes a nice hobby Pencil case Diaries - 9 year old girls often like to keep a diary so a nice journal with a lock and key is another gift idea.
Or what about a writing tablet like the boogie board below.
The boogie board is a writing tablet which is like an electronic version of a magna doodle.
Great for 9 year old girls who like to doodle and write.
Also good for doing things like sums with your child. Write the answer to 9 + 3!
Keep all your secrets safe in this diary which will only open with a recorded voice activated password.
It also features an secret ink pen so you can write thinks down which nobody else can see. Then use the included light to decode your message. There is also a secret compartment to hide valuable possessions!
Beauty and Fashion Gifts
9 year old girls are a bit young for make up and even though they may enjoy experimenting some parents may disapprove. However there are lots of kits for this age which allow girls to experiment with fashion and beauty in a fun creative way. Here are some ideas:
- Make your own headbands. Be creative and make some personalized hair bands with kits below.
- Nails - Young girls love having their nails painted and colourful nail varnish is a nice idea. There are also a nail and pedicure kits aimed at this age group featured below.
- Spa gift kits - make your own spa products.
- Make your own perfume and lip balm
The pretty pedicure salon featured above has everything you require to do a proper pedicure in your home. The kit includes an inflatable pedicure pool, towel, spa slippers, toe separator, nail buffer and file, confetti soap, 3 bottles of nail polish-including French white, nail art and sparkling rhinestones. There's also a spa tote to store all the supplies in.
Entertainment Gifts for 9 Year Old Girls
Many 9 year old girls are just starting to get interested in music. They may like pop stars such as Justin Bieber and One Direction.. If you have a 9 year old pop star fan there are lots of merchandise that would make great gifts including posters, bags, stickers and DVDs.
Another gift idea that falls into this category is video games. Check out Just Dance opposite.
With the Just Dance video game you have to follow the moves of the person on the screen to the music.
It's great fun - not just for 9 year old girls - but kids and adults of all ages.
There are a variety of songs from current pop such as Jessie J, Katy Perry and Lady Ga Ga, to classics including Bonnie Tyler and Aerosmith.
Craft and Activity Books
The increasing fine motor skills of 9 year olds make it possible to start doing increasingly difficult craft projects such as sewing and more intricate fashion design.
If the 9 year old girl you know likes doing arts and crafts they may like a craft or activity book. There are so many introductory books to choose from, from making bracelets, to general crafts, to sewing.
Check out The Tear This Up book opposite.
The book allows you to discover dozens of fun ways girls can be creative while in the car, on a plane, on a bus and when it rains! Every page offers fresh, new ways for girls to explore creativity, including:
How to doodle the latest in fashion designs.
A pack of craft projects to try.
Fun ways to escape on long, summer days.
Hot Toys and Gifts
Still haven't found the right gift?
There are lots of new toys on the market that might be what you're looking for. To keep up with the hottest toys look at what's popular on TV and in the media right now. Find out what TV shows and movies tweens are watching and there will quite often be some toys and gift ideas to go with it.
However, not all of the hottest and newest toys are related to TV shows. For example, furbies are back and are very popular at the moment . There are also some great new arts and craft sets such as the Crayola marker maker below.
Also, some toys are always hot like the snap circuits gift idea.
This Crayola Marker Maker is set to be one of the hottest and bestselling toy for 2014 and so far this has excellent reviews too.
You can use the kit to invent unique colors for your markers. Colors which nobody else has. You can just make markers with standard colors too using the mixing guide.
Snap Circuits has won many awards including The National Parenting Center-Seal of Approval, Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products and Dr Toy Best Educational Products.
You can build more than 100 exciting electronics projects including a dual-speed fan, periodic doorbell, photo sensor police siren, flashing laser light and more.
Another really popular toy at the moment are the lego friends sets.
These sets have been such a hit with young girls that it's a wonder that it's taken lego so long to make legos designed for young girls as well as boys.
A great project to build and then you can play with your set afterwards too.
This is set to be a hot selling toy for Christmas 2013.
Furby Boom does everything the previous Furby does and more. You shape its personality by they way you play with it, so you won't be sure what it does when you pull its tail, tickle it, pet it, turn it upside down or shake it. It dances and talks Furbish too. And Furby will talk back to you when you speak to it.
There's also an app you can use to play with it which extends the fun even more. Collect virtual eggs to hatch your very own furbling. Then you can play games with the furblings, decorate their room and more.
Tablet for 9 Year Old Girls
There are lots of tablet options to buy 9 year old girls.
An ipad mini is an expensive but an excellent choice as it contains a camera and video camera as well as arguably having some of the best software on a tablet.
Another choice is the Kindle Fire. It won't break the bank and there is a new feature called Kindle free time which will allow parents to create a profile for each of their children and choose the content they want to give their kids access to.
This is a great little tablet which will allow 9 year old girls to read books, watch videos, do research for homework on the Internet, listen to music, play games and lots more.
It's great for entertaining kids when traveling or at friend's and family's houses.
It can be very educational giving kids the opportunity to look up vocabulary they don't understand when reading their kindle books.
The new kindle also take photos and video. The one featured is small and very portable and you can get it from $99 so a bargain too.
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