Want gifts for 9-year old girls that they will love? How about one of these books, art ideas, dolls, or games?
I LOVE this age for gift giving because 9 year old girls are still playing with toys and also doing crafts while also being able to do more complex science experiments, reading harder books, and thinking more abstractly.
Have fun shopping for the girls in your life.
Best Books for 9-year Olds
Gifts for 9 Year Old Girls
Barbie Color Reveal
2 dolls, 3 pets, and 36 slumber party accessories! Reveal the dolls’ and pets’ looks with warm water.
Gravitrax Starter Set Marble Run
Power marbles with gravity in this hands-on educational and science STEM set with 24 problem-solving building exercises.
Mix up mermaid options with the included supplies and put them in potion bottles or necklaces.
LEGO BrickHeadz Pets Hamster
A 243 piece building set of adorableness!
Educational Insights Circuit Explorer Space Station STEM Toy
Explore electricity & circuits! Build a Deluxe Base Station with towers, a planetarium with color-changing dome light, a communication station with a rotating radar dish, and more. Also includes astronaut and robot figures for pretend play and stickers for customization.
Lego Super Mario Adventures
Kids get a chance to build their very own Super Mario Bros. course with this awesome LEGO set that comes with its very own Mario figure!
This handheld version of the Nintendo Switch is the perfect gift when it comes to price and size for any kid looking for an awesome game console!
Land of Stories by Chris Colfer
Fairy tales become very real when Alex and Conner (a brother and sister) find themselves transported to the fairy tale world. To get home, they’ll need to find the ingredients for a Wishing Spell. Finding the items will be dangerous, mysterious, and life-changing. All the books in this series are compelling, magical adventures about characters you will ADORE. My kids and I couldn’t put these down.
Kindle Kids Bundle
Perfect for growing readers, this Kindle Kids Edition offers a black and white glare-free display with no games, no ads, and no videos. It includes many popular book series including Harry Potter.
Rainbow Gummy Candy Lab
Learn about polymers and color mixing in a yummy activity making delicious gummies — unicorn, cloud, and rainbow-shaped in a spectrum of flavors and colors.
My Audio Pet Mini Bluetooth Speaker
How cute is this tiny (2″ high) animal speaker? Connects to any Bluetooth enabled device! (Pick from lots of animals including unicorn, pug, beaver, and dragon.)
KLUTZ Pet Adoption
Make and bake 15 cute clay animals using the step-by-step instructions in a 32-page book! You’ll find directions for animals like puppies, kitties, birds, and guinea pigs.
Quick Knit Loom
Your child gets to make two knit hats using the provided loom and chunky yarn!
All-Natural Lip Balm Boutique
Use STEM learning to create makeup! This fun kit uses chemistry and different molds to blend all-natural ingredients into amazing, unique lip balms!
Phoebe and Her Unicorn: A Heavenly Nostrils Chronicle by Dana Simpson
Sarcastic and hilarious, this is a laugh-out-loud graphic novel about a precocious young girl and her reluctant unicorn “best friend”. 9-year-old girls are going to adore this entire series — it’s laugh-out-loud funny!
Color Your Own Water Bottle
Get creative coloring and decorating this water bottle! This is a great activity that keeps kids hydrated and imaginative!
Reversible Puffer Vest
How cute is this? Silver or pink with a zippered front and side pockets.
LED 6 Color Bluetooth Speaker
Play your music on this super cool light-up speaker.
Brainstorm vocabulary and practice spelling while you build a cool crossword grid and try to beat your friends or family. Addictive fun!
Crayola Paper Flower Science Kit
Make 12 wicking flowers then customize your bouquet with this STEM craft kit.
Help the Sleeping Queens wake up by waking them up with the Kings. The goal is to be the first player with queens that add up to 50 points. Steal queens, put opponents queens back to sleep, and fight dragons. What will be your kids’ favorite queens and kings? This is a family favorite game that we play every week and can’t recommend it enough!
LEGO Super Mario Character Packs
Each pack contains a Super Mario character with 10 unique character possibilities.
Thames & Kosmos Glow in the Dark T Rex Excavation Kit
Excavate your own glow-in-the-dark Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton model. This dangerous prehistoric giant comes to life when you excavate its bones with a hammer and chisel and assemble them into a skeleton. The skeleton lets you reenact prehistoric adventures or surprise your friends with its glowing effect when the lights are off. The kit includes 13 skeleton pieces buried in a plaster block, excavation tools, and a descriptive manual.
Allergic by Megan Wagner Lloyd and Michelle Mee Nutter
A well-done middle-grade graphic novel about a child with allergies! Maggie is devastated that she’s allergic to the puppy she’s finally allowed to get. But, she befriends a new girl next door who becomes a fun, safe solace in her life…until that friend gets a puppy which Maggie interprets this her new friend not wanting to be friends anymore. Meanwhile, the story shows the process of allergy testing and regular allergy shots. Eventually, the two friends work out a solution for hanging out that won’t be a problem for Maggie’s allergies. The story ends with Maggie helping with her new baby sister and feeling like she doesn’t need an animal pet anymore.
These aren’t just highly-rated, they’re really a good price, too! We also love that they have good sound, LED lights, and volume control.
Create with Clay Mythical Creatures
Create a unicorn, dragon and phoenix sculptures with this colorful clay set!
My daughter LOVES her Fitbit! Get one for your kids that will tell time and help you calculate steps, calories, distance, and sleep. It’s a great way to motivate healthy living.
Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi
This popular graphic novel series is about two siblings trying to save their mom who was taken to an underground world of elves, demons, robots, and talking animals. Beautiful artwork with compelling characters and an adventurous plot make this a sure-fire hit with young readers.
Paint Pour Art Set
Create beautiful works of art by pouring the provided different colors of paint into the provided tray.
Make five colorful, rubbery balls resembling planets using the included spherical mold and polymer granules.
KLUTZ Sew Squishy Cubes
Use the 24 page book to follow the directions to make 3 squishy felt creations: a unicorn, a phoenix, and a yeti with felt pieces precut with holes for extra-simple sewing.
Hatchimals Pixies Crystal Flyers
Hatch a flying fairy! Launch her from the base or lift her into the air, then use your hands to guide her – she’ll sense if your hands are high or low!
Lego Pop-Up Party Bus
This colorful LEGO party bus is a perfect gift for any kid – its foldout speakers, opening rooftop, and light up brick make it an extra exciting set for children to play with!
Gem Diamond Painting Kit
Use eye-catching diamonds to decorate stickers and sun catchers in this sparkly craft that puts a cute spin on painting!
Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen by Niki Lenz
A genuinely sweet story about a girl who goes from a bully to a trying-to-do-better model citizen that will make you laugh and warm your heart. When Bernice’s mom sends Bernice to live with her nun aunt, it’s a chance for this former bully to reform her mean-spirited ways. And Bernice does it — she makes a friend, becomes nicer, and finds an unexpected home with the nuns.
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Medieval Castle
How cool is this castle with a drawbridge and 3 Minifigures!?
Match the colored blocks to the lights using memory and speed! Great for individual play or multiple-player fun!
How to Draw a Bunny and Other Cute Creatures with Simple Shapes in 5 Steps by Lulu Mayo
Do you love Lulu Mayo as much as my kids and me? In this new how-to-draw book, you’ll learn how to draw so many CUTE animals including a guinea pig, bunny, and duckling, plus a sloth on an Easter egg, a llama bunny, and a unicorn. The directions are easy to follow and the book gives you plenty of space for your own drawings next to the directions.
Klutz Mini Bake Shop
Create and decorate your own mini clay cakes, cookies, and pies. Helpful, step-by-step directions in a full-color 48-page book plus all the materials you’ll need.
National Geographic Astrophysicist Barbie and other Barbie Scientists
Barbie photojournalist doll is dressed for the field wearing brown pants, tan boots, and a top detailed with a vest, insignia and pocket for a realistic touch.
Aquabeads Box of Fun Safari
Kids can make all different kinds of animals and plants from the safari with this unique aquabeads craft – the possibilities are endless!
Great for visual discrimination and strategic thinking, be the first to get four-in-a-row with these domino looking cards! It’s an easy game to learn and fun for on the go.
The Taking Child (Baby Yoda) with Sounds & Accessories
Kids can squeeze The Child’s soft body to hear adorable vocal sounds from the character featured in the Disney Plus series The Mandalorian!
Pusheen Dinosaur Cat
Anyone else have a Pusheen-obsessed child? Mine loves all things Pusheen. Check out this cute, soft, and huggable pusheenosaurus!
Aquarellum Dolphins Magic Canvas
These unique picture cards create beautiful illustrations as they are being painted with help from areas of embossing that repel paint, making it easy for children to have fun painting these magic canvas!
Hi Lo Flip
Easy to learn and fun to play with the entire family– this is a numbers card game with visual discrimination and probability elements.
Space Scratch Art Paper for Kids
Use a bamboo stick to make fun drawings that reveal amazing space patterns and colors underneath!
Dragon Slippers trilogy by Jessica Day George
We can’t recommend these books enough. Young and brave Creel wants nothing more than to own her own seamstress shop. In her pursuit of this dream, she encounters and befriends a special dragon who will change the course of her life along with the magical dragon slippers that can help her speak or control her most esteemed dragon friend.
Quick Knit Loom Kit
This beginner’s knitting loom provides easy instructions and vibrant yarn for kids to work with to complete their very own loom projects!
Sherlock Express is great for both thinking and visual discrimination because kids use the alibi clue cards to eliminate suspects and find the culprit. THINKING. So much thinking. For example, if your kids turn over an alibi card picture of the library, it means that any of the suspects with a library background are eliminated as the culprit.
Love magical fairies? Now you can design your own skirts, tops, flower crowns, and fairy wings for your fairy dolls!
Paint by Sticker Kids: Zoo Animals by Workman Publishing
Isn’t this a clever idea? Find the right stickers and use them to create a zoo animal.
Elements of Genius: Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray by Jess Keating
Inventor Nikki Tesla joins a new school called the Genius Academy where she’s not the only genius and she’s supposed to start working well with others. (That will be hard!) When Nikki’s death ray is stolen from a locked safe, she and her classmates must collaborate to find it and hopefully, save the world. They follow clues around the world, thwart plots to divide their group, and capture the bad guy before he can use the death ray. Not only does this engrossing story feature smart kids who love STEM but the action and themes of friendship and growing up resonated and entertained me.
Magnetic Mini Tile Art
Create works of art, attach to tiles, and apply magnets to make fridge or locker decor.
Tear Up This Book! by Keri Smith
Your 9 year old girl will be thrilled to get this very popular American Girl gift book for fun, creativity, and crafts. My kids highly recommend this book.
60 cards = gazillions of stories. Draw a blue and a yellow card and CREATE!
We’re big fans of Gamewright games like Rat-a-Tat-Cat and Sleeping Queens so I was thrilled to see this newest card game with charming raccoon characters tipping over trash cans and racing to amass the most points.
National Geographic Rock Tumbler
Get your kids into geology! Start polishing your own gems with the included half lbs of gemstones, rock information, and jewelry fastenings.
Klutz Make Your Own Soap
Learn soap making basics (chemistry) from melting to molding, adding fragrance and glitter, in designs like a cat, a fish, a cupcake, a star, and more.
iPad Pro + Apple Pencil
Both the Pro and the Apple Pencil have been much-used, favorite gifts for both my girls. They’re loving the pencil for drawing apps and think that the functionality of the Pro rocks.
LEGO Disney Princess Elsa’s Magical Ice Palace
Just in time for the 2nd movie! Frozen fans can build Elsa’s ice palace with a revolving staircase and sliding bridge. This kit comes with Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Marshmallow, and 4 Swogie minifigures.
KLUTZ LEGO Make Your Own Movie Kit
This 80 page book will help you learn stop motion animation and regular movies. Set the stage with any of the six included background settings and thirty-six LEGO elements including a pizza, banana, baseball cap, six mini-figure heads, and more!
Kid Made Modern Studio in a Box
We regularly buy the Kid Made Modern art supplies just like you’ll find in this incredible kit that is filled with paints, brushes, pencils, markers, four canvas boards, and two quality paper pads. I love that this kit gives kids supplies to allow them open-ended imaginative creation, don’t you?
Squeeze and watch as the toys slowly go from squished to full size. Kids love the tactile fun of these.
Blank Comic Book for Kids
With over 100 pages and lots of templates, use this to write and draw your own stories.
Color Me Powerful
LOVE this!! Inspiring prompts, coloring pages, list starters, phrases, and patterns—all featuring DC’s female superheroes—jump-start the imagination. Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Bumblebee, Katana and other beloved characters appear throughout colorful pages that encourage girls to doodle their own superhero name, design a motto, create a costume, and other creative pursuits befitting a superheroine.
Just Joking Jumbo by National Geographic Kids
Holy Smokes! Your kids will loved this book. It’s packed full of awesome jokes and photographs; it’s hefty and impossible not to love. Fun facts added throughout make it extra interesting.
Klutz Decorate This Journal
Decorate the outside of your new journal, then explore the guided pages inside. It will be a great memory and self-awareness writing activity.
Mixed By Me – Thinking Putty Kit
Make your own putty! Each kit includes five tins of clear putty, three concentrated color putties, three special effect putties, and an instructional mat.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, headlamps beat book lamps for reading hands down. Because they’re hands-free AND have much better light! (All over the page light, not just in one spot.) Plus, how cool are you when you sit in bed with a headlamp?! These really motivate young readers.
Doodle Games Activity Book by Joe Rhatigan, illustrations by Anthony Owsley
We’ve loved this book, particularly because it facilitates a fun parent-child time. JJ and dad so far love The Mutant Game (players give each other weird mutant animal combos to draw), Doodle Dare Circles (draw as many things as you can using only circles), and Squiggle Masterpieces (squiggles that become something wonderful).
My daughter makes erasers from this kit like crazy — little monsters, animals, you name it. It’s not just creative, it’s useful!
Sphero BOLT Robot
This is the latest Sphero app-enabled robot. Isn’t it the coolest looking one yet? 9 year old girls will learn to code through hands-on activities to program infrared, compass, light sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, and motor encoders. Drive BOLT and play games. 2+ hours of battery.
Pass the Pigs
This is my husband’s favorite game to play with the kids. This Pass the Pigs classic party game consists of 2 pigs you use as dice, pad, 2 pencils and carrying case. Roll them as many times as you dare on your turn to score points. Just don’t role a “pig out” or an “oinker”. The first person to 100 points wins.