Play is essential when it comes to your child’s development. But we have to balance the toys and non-toys we give to our growing tweens. Have you ever bought your tween a toy, and then they want the next big thing two days later? Well, that’s the age they are at.
Your 9-year-old girl’s interests may change by the day, but learning her personality will help in selecting the perfect gift.
It is very accurate that some girls will prefer brightly colored toys still – everything sparkly, rainbow and unicorn – while others will want dark-colored items, tech and sporty gear by this age, shunning their previous pink and princess obsessions. It happens.
Be it a birthday present or a Christmas gift, there’s bound to be something here your new tween girl will love (even if they still need gentle prodding for that thank you!).
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Best Gifts for a 9-Year-Old Girl
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Is your tween gal the artistic type? If yes, then this would be an excellent girl gift idea. This 200 pen set of colored gel pens and fine tip glitter pens is perfect for your novice artist to expand her talents.
Coming in a handy carry case with detachable inserts, your tween will never run out of the perfect color pen again! The set includes 100 refills for longer durability and every pen is fitted with comfort grip for hours of coloring fun.
At this age, your tween is slowly learning how to be independent and note down life events. Get her a good-looking diary that is secretive so no nosy siblings – or parents – can pry!
This is one of those classic keepsake presents for a 9-year-old girl. It is a good gift as it will make her feel that you trust her more and allows her independence in sharing her thoughts.
Are you looking for a thoughtful 9-year-old girl’s birthday present? This bakeware set will serve more than that. Your girl will get to be a great chef, and you will get to enjoy the yummy cupcakes she makes!
This 37-piece set includes five-piece measuring spoons, a six-piece cookie-cutter, 15-piece cupcakes, muffin molds, five-piece cake deco supplies, a food tong, a whisk, a pastry mat, a spatula, a brush, a rolling pin, and a pastry mat. It even comes with a gift box for that special occasion.
The ultimate bag of tween girl stocking stuffers! When you’re 9-years-old, unicorns are still all the rage.
This unicorn package includes one charm bracelet, one pendant necklace, one drawstring backpack, one unicorn keychain, one coin purse, five hair ties, five pieces of slap bracelets, and six-sheet stickers. All your gal needs to shine bright like a diamond! Or a unicorn!
These pens are uniquely designed in 10 styles (duck, fruit, flower, rabbit, etc.), another wonderful stocking stuffer idea with a practical use too in their school pencil case. Indeed it is a fantastic gift for a 9-year-old girl who likes to bring a bit of bling to her writing.
Is your tween the sporty type? Then this fun kite got her! It is a classic triangle kite that comes brightly colored, has a 300ft kite string with a handle, and two ribbons sawn with the kite.
It’s a perfect girl gift idea as it will encourage your tween to get outside with her peers as they enjoy flying their kites together and learning the skills needed to properly fly a kite – it is honestly trickier than it first looks!
Your growing girl whose into LEGO will love the Elves themed sets. Some tweens will start to claim that LEGO Friends is too babyish by 9, so this is the perfect segue for her LEGO interests.
Noctura’s Tower & the Earth Fox Rescue is a complex set for hours of building and imaginative play, perfect for your capable 9-year-old girl looking to expand her LEGO collection.
Has your tween girl outgrown the frisbee you got her as a little kid? It is time you upgraded her by gifting her with this glow-in-the-dark flying disk.
This disk will bring in a whole new level of fun to your camping trips and outdoor adventures as it glows in the dark during those much-loved twilight evenings as a family. It is water-resistant, meaning it will be perfect for the beach as well.
Your 9-year-old girl is certainly not too grown up yet to still appreciate cute and cuddly soft toys to snuggle up with and cradle. This is the best type of plush toy for a 9-year-old girl. A super soft, cute, and adorable companion to see her through those tween years.
This edition of classic board game Monopoly is super cute as players buy, sell, and swap other player’s dolls to collect all the rare dolls. It has an exciting surprise that players will come across as they get to unwrap the mystery tokens they pick on the way.
This board game is excellent in teaching your tween gal on teamwork. It works as a great Christmas gift for a 9-year-old.
This unicorn craft kit will help grow your tween’s creativity as it combines DIY projects with STEM learning. It comes with a step-by-step video for the models included in the kit (unicorn, bunny, polar bear, and ballerina).
It’s an easy-to-use gift as it comes with clear visual instructions. The inclusion of a string of led lights makes for a particularly striking finish for the piece of artwork that your tween makes. It’s one of the more unique presents for 9-year-old girls that she’ll treasure.
Want your tween to learn physics at an early age? Get her this 9-year-old girl gift that is mind-boggling! It includes all the chemicals and real lab tools your tween will need in this well-equipped 27 piece science set.
You will need to provide your girl with a few extra tools from the kitchen such as water, eggs, oil, vinegar and lemons for her to be able to make gooey slime, erupt a volcano, and make a glowing lava lamp. It’s the ultimate play-to-learn STEM toy of the season for girls.
This is a unique gift for a 9-year-old girl who loves glamming up; it’s an all-in-one exclusive nail kit with five design pods, including four nail polish colors, a dryer, storage, and removable stamper, four exclusive metallic.
The game has a wide range of unique designs and a stamp and scrolls personalized mani-pedis. Let your tween girl shine as bright as the sun, the perfect age to start experimenting with their style!
Your tween loves to fill their room with creative ideas and inspirational messages of compassion and inclusivity.
A poster set full of positivity and girl power is just what your 9-year-old girl needs to fill herself with confidence and brighten her room with some personal style.
These gorgeous bath slabs smell like sweet vanilla cake! Just toss a few squares in your tub for a fabulous fizzling effect! Let the beautiful sweet scents of birthday cake wash over your tween – an ideal birthday gift for a 9-year-old girl.
Time to ditch those 3-wheeled trainer scooters. This type of scooter is swift and will offer the thrill your tween is looking for.
If your tween is comfortable with the balance and lean of basic scootering, then this sleek two-wheeled fly flash scooter will open the doors to cool tricks and faster speeds then she could ever of imagined! This is a superb present for 9-year-old girls who love being active and outdoors.
We love that our 9-year-olds are ready to handle more complex family games. This high-tech version of the classic Monopoly board game is an extraordinary gift to bring your family together.
In this voice banking game, you use the voice commands on Mr. Monopoly to pay rent, check balances, and buy properties (no more banker cheating!). The winner of this board game is the one with the most money and the highest property value. It’s an exciting family game with a modern twist!
Ah slime! A concept parents will forever shake their heads at whilst your tween gleefully squishes and pops her sludgy creation. This is a unique birthday present to get your 9-year-old girl who has an artistic interest.
For all that we might hate it getting in the living room rug, remember it helps improve your tweens hand-eye coordination and promotes creativity. Super soft and stretchy, as well as non-sticky this is on the less-harmful to-the-furniture end of the tween slime scale! And it doesn’t smell too bad either!
This fun pink karaoke machine will help turn your dance-loving tween into a bedroom star! It is a unique and memorable present to get your 9-year-old.
It can stream audio via Bluetooth, bringing out the karaoke bar experience right into your tween’s bedroom. This gift is exclusive of two microphones and remote control so she can grab her girlfriends too and sing to their hearts content!
Put your tween to bed in their very own galaxy with this colorful moon lamp. Our tweens can often get embarrassed if by the age of 9 they still want a night light but this is a superb solution that will leave their room looking seriously cool!
Lighting up in 16 different colors with two control modes (i.e., the remote control and a button), this is a superb décor gift for both boys and girls who like the room lightly lit at night.
Your 9-year-old is getting mature enough to carry her own girlie essentials when you leave the house. Why not gift her with a travel purse that is cute and fashionable?
This travel purse can be worn over the shoulder or as a cross-body purse. This Choco Mocha tween purse will allow your gal to take her things in style with multiple different patterns to pick from to reflect her personality.
We are slowly but surely molding our tween girl to be “that girl”. One who has her act together, clean and organized. Gifting her a toiletry bag will help her as she will be able to carry her girlie stuff for sleepovers or family vacations.
Now that we have to wear face masks daily, why not make it fashionable for your tween girl?
This package contains all the tools your 9-year-old girl needs to make her own creative face mask, breathable and trendy fashion essentials for tween girls.
Is your tween the type that loves outdoor adventure and camping? The ideal gift would be a cool youth sleeping bag that will offer her comfort like home, even while out camping.
This sleeping bag is comfortable and roomy enough for her to toss and turn as she would be in her bed, down to temperatures of 40 degrees.
This would be the ideal gift for your tween girl who is planning to go on an independent camping trip. Most tween girls will love matte rainbow, so this is the perfect gift with a perfect shade (though there are plenty of other color choices to amtch to any personality!
Coming in its own compact carry case, this is a super helpful gift for a 9-year-old on the move, be it camping, traveling, picnicking or even throwing it in their school bag for an eco-friendly lunchtime.
Is your tween into cooking? Step beyond basic baking and introduce your tween girl to new cooking skills.
Gifting her a fabulous cookbook will provide your tween with a fun, creative outlet while teaching her lifelong skills. It has simple recipes and step-by-step instructions for your budding chef to follow. It is one of the ideal books for a 9-year-old girl.
Does your girl fancy outdoors over screen time? Time to ditch her beginner bike that I bet originally came with trainer wheels. Your 9-year-old girl is ready for a big bike with gears that will fit to her growing body.
Based on your tween girl’s height, you should look for a 20″ to 24″ frame (13″/14″ wheels). Nothing gives your tweens more independence then their own set of wheels to explore the neighborhood and keep fit with friends.
This fun Apples to Apples card game would be an excellent present for your tween girl with a friendly competitive streak. With this game, each card contains a one-word characteristic (like “fresh” and “roses”).
The game’s objective is to impress the chosen judge with a green apple card that cleverly complements the red apple card. It will expand your tween’s vocabulary and thinking skills, with a lot of giggles on the way.
This hammock chair is ideal for your 9-year-old girl who loves a quiet place at home to call her own.
Either hanging from her favorite tree or a bedroom reading corner, with a weight capacity up to 230 lbs there’s no issues with your tweens size. It is undoubtedly a cozy and comfortable nook that your tween will enjoy as a present.
This is a great age for your tween to start recording her memories from a trip.
Lonely Planet, a trusted name in travel books have created this ready-to-fill-in journal, perfect for a tween girl as it has space to write, draw, collage and color, ultimately turning it into a beautiful scrapbook after it is complete. It offers endless creativity for your tween who loves travel.
This is the hands-down tween gift trend of the year! What goes around, comes around but with more functionality and way more highly specced then anything we may remember as a kid!
This camera gift includes a 64-page photo album and five colored plastic frames. It is way better than our old polaroids and will give your 9-year-old hours of fun with her friends.
If your 9-year-old has an occasion coming up and you are unsure where to start shopping for unique and cool birthday gifts, we believe you will not fail to pick one or two from our list above. With our hand selected gifts (all tween approved in our household!), your tween will feel more grown-up without leaving the toy world entirely behind.
We hope this gift guide has been of help. Feel free to comment on how your tween reacted to her gift (or rather which gift she preferred over our suggestions if you think we’ve got it wrong!) – we’re always adding to our gift lists as we see the change in tween trends!
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