30 Of The Best Gifts For 9 Year Old Boys

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Finding gifts for 9 year old boys is no easy task. They are not yet teenagers, but they are no longer happy with simple toys. In fact for us this has been the hardest year. All of these gifts have been on Freddies Christmas gift list, so I know they are all APPROVED by a 9 year old boy!

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Fortnite Merchandise

I know Fortnite is a 12 rating, however, I think every 9 year old even if they don’t play it certainly know a lot of the dances! I love these Fortnite gifts and they are already on Freddie’s wish list.

Educational Gifts for 9 year old boys

We always buy something educational as a Christmas and birthday present, but now Freddie is homeschooled it is even more important that we continue this.

Frenetic Board Game – This is our favourite educational board game. You can read my review of the Frenetic board game, but it is a really fun way to incorporate maths, science, and English.

Frenetic - Periodic Table of Elements

Chem C1000 – This beginner chemistry set contains 30 pieces and contains enough information to perform 125 simple, exciting and instructive experiments in your own home. Along with this comes an 80 page experiment manual.

Educational Toys - Kids Gift Guide Chem C1000

Botley Coding Robot – This is aimed at slightly younger children however, we absolutely love it. We have reviewed a number of coding products, but the reason we have included this, is you actually see the robot move. Freddie loved it, and as he is coming up to 9 in December I thought we would add it. But this is suitable for children 5 and above.

Christmas Gifts for 9 Year Old Boys - Botley Coding Robot

Piano – This is a great electronic keyboard, and we will be using Youtube tutorials in our school day to learn how to play.

Christmas Gifts for 9 Year Old Boys - Piano

Reading Books – We have reading books in every room in our house and Freddie loves reading. Check out over 100 books for boys aged 9 – 12.

Toys For 9 Year Old Boys

We absolutely love board games and often can be found on a weekend at the kitchen table playing. These are some great toys for a Christmas gift.

Monopoly – We already have monopoly junior and an old version of the credit card monopoly. Freddie loves playing it, but as this Fortnite version is coming out this is a must!

monopoly fortnite

Harry Potter Cluedo – We love playing Cluedo and like monopoly, we already have 2 versions. But as we play a lot of board games as a family this Harry Potter edition looks perfect.


King of Tokyo – This is a great game, and we really enjoyed playing it. You take it in turns to roll the dice and the first to get to 20 points wins the game. It’s a fairly quick game to play, but it is lots of fun, and there is nothing else like this on the market.

Scotland Yard Game – we have not played this, however, Freddie has added it to his wishlist already after seeing it in a catalogue. The reviews we have seen on this appear to be good as well, which is why I have added it.

scotland yard

Sporting gifts

Skipping Rope – Freddie has been asking for a skipping rope a lot recently as he has been told that boxers use them for fitness! So this digital skipping rope is just perfect.

skipping rope

Fitbit Ace – We both have a fitbit, and a number of his friends have a similar product. So Freddie is desperate for his own fitbit, mainly so he can beat his dad and I. We are a very competitive household so I am hoping it will also encourage me to do more!!

Fitbit ace

Skateboard – We just love this skateboard, it is “sic” according to Freddie!! We have a skateboard park within our park in the next village so this is going to be used a lot. It is of excellent quality and we both highly recommend it.


Nerf Guns – I am going to start by saying, I absolutely HATE guns! Especially these, as everywhere I seem to look I can find Nerf bullets! However, Freddie absolutely loves them! One of his friends had a nerf gun party in their garden and ever since he has been asking for more guns!!!

nerf gun

Dart Board This, of course, isn’t a traditional dartboard, I have not gone completely mad. But as it will be great to help with maths, without thinking he is actually learning, is always a plus in my book!

dart board kids

Electronic gifts for kids

Mouse Mat – I love the look of this mouse mat, it is colourful and just perfect for when he is working on his PC.

Christmas Gifts for 9 Year Old Boys - Mouse Mat for Kids

Movie – We love going to the cinema, but as that has been a no-go area for what seems forever, why not get them a new DVD?

Nintendo Switch Games – Like most 9 year olds Freddie loves video games, this Jumanji switch game ticks all the boxes! It has only recently come out on the Nintendo switch so it has been added to his Christmas and Birthday wish list.

Wireless Headset as he is now turning 9, I have refused up until now, I am finally allowing him to get a wireless headset and speaker for his Switch. Of course, he is still only allowed to communicate with his friends, but as all of his friends have one, I am just giving in!


Alexa Dot – We already have one of these, and they are just great. We have Sonos speakers throughout the house and they can be controlled with the Alexa Dot. We are going to get this and put it in Freddie’s game room.

Christmas Gifts for 9 Year Old Boys - Amazon Alexa Dot

Christmas gifts for 9 year old boys

Lego Ninjago – As ever, Lego is always on the Christmas wish list, and this year is no different.

Lego Ninjago

Socks – This is the second year these have been on the list. They are really bright and colourful, and Freddie just loved them.

The Mashers Odd Socks

Chocolate Pizza – We just love chocolate and pizza in this house, so this is a perfect little present. What’s even better than the novelty factor is this tastes absolutely delicious!!

Chocolate pizza

Theatre Tickets – We are massive fans of the theatre and most years we get a family ticket to the west end.


Hickies – These are absolutely amazing and you can also get rainbow colours too, a perfect stocking filler!!!

If you are looking at getting an amazing advent calendar, check out 34 of the best advent calendars for the family 2021.

Are you struggling to know what to buy for the man in your life? Check out my gift guide for the man who has everything!

Also, check out my latest post about the best Christmas Gifts for the women in your life.

What toys for 9 year olds have I missed from this gift list? Let me know in the comments below.

30 of the Best Gifts for 9 year old boys

Last Updated on 21 July 2021 by homeschoolof1

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I am Clare, a homeschooling mom from the UK but now homeschooling in Florida with my 11 year old son.

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  • LanaPummill 29 October 2018 at 1:06 am

    My oldest son is 5 years old so I think most of these are still a little too old for him. However, he has mentioned Fortnite and Hello Neighbor a few times to me (thanks to YouTube), but I think he is still a bit too young for those. Am I wrong? Awesome post. #KCACOLS

    • freddiesmummyuk 29 October 2018 at 8:44 am

      Fortnite is so addictive, and is rated a 12. I gave in about 6 months ago with my 8 year old (as all of his friends were playing it) BUT it is all he talks about. DON’T DO IT!! Hello Neighbour I think is only rated a 7, so that might be a bit better. 🙂 xx

      • LanaPummill 29 October 2018 at 2:23 pm

        Thank you! I appreciate the advice! 🙂

  • Becky Roversi 5 November 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Some great ideas. I think I might want Harry Potter Cluedo! #KCACOLS

  • Becky Roversi 5 November 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Some great ideas! I think I might want Harry Potter Cluedo! #KCACOLS

  • Virtually All Sorts (@AllSortsHere) 6 November 2018 at 10:50 pm

    Love the look of Harry Potter cluedo. I reckon our 9yo daughter would love the science one and the botley one too. #kcacols

  • Melanie 8 November 2018 at 4:50 am

    Thanks for this! My nephew is 9 and I always wind up giving him Legos.

  • Lucky Ladder 8 November 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Never considered that a dartboard can help brush up maths skills – great idea! My son’s only three, so too young right now, but I might try to get one for myself in the house under the guise of helping my own terrible maths skills! #KCACOLS

  • Jo (A Rose Tinted World) 8 November 2018 at 9:22 pm

    Some great ideas here. I know a couple of children in this bracket. The girl of the two wants a friendship bracelet maker but these may help choosing a boy present. Thank you! #KCACOLS

  • Peachy and Clementine (@peachy_diary) 9 November 2018 at 7:58 am

    I wouldn’t mind getting some of these for myself. Great list! Very thorough. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time

  • Malin - Sensational Learning with Penguin 9 November 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Nice guide! I like the look of that coding robot, and the dart board! Although I’d say that at 9, I was already using a ´proper´dart board. This will leave less holes in the wall though, lol!
    I also like the look of the chemistry set, although I’m not sure if our boy is ready for that level of learning yet. Would like to add too that we’ve got a big keyboard and that’s something I’m very happy we bought, some years ago. Music is important to us! xx

    • freddiesmummyuk 9 November 2018 at 3:48 pm

      A proper dart board!! Well to be honest I was thinking that, but I like my walls too much!! Thats great to know about the keyboard too, I am sure we are all going to love it 🙂 x

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