By the time your little girl is nine years old, they have reached a balance between still being a little kid and turning into a full-fledged tween. They still rely on you for many things, but they are also quickly becoming more independent and social on their own. As they approach double-digits, now is a great time to provide lasting memories with the perfect gift.
Of course, finding the perfect gift for the nine-year-old girl on your list is no easy task. Most adults don’t keep up with what’s trendy among the under-ten crowd, and giving a gift that is too boring or childish should be avoided at all costs. Thankfully, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to see our favorite toy and gift ideas for nine-year-old girls in 2021.
- Picking the Best Toys and Gifts for 9-Year-Old Girls
- Top 30 Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 9-Year-Old Girls 2021
- 1. Best Overall: Crayola Light-up Tracing Pad
- 2. Best Budget: GirlZone: Hair Chalk
- 3. Best Premium: Creativity for Kids Designed by You Fashion Studio
- 4. Klutz Make Your Own Soap Science Kit
- 5. Original Stationery Unicorn Slime Kit
- 6. Fire 7 Tablet
- 7. ThinkFun Gravity Maze
- 8. Creativity for Kids – Grow ‘n Glow Terrarium
- 9. Enchantmints Ballerina Musical Jewelry Box
- 10. Darice Premium Art Set
- 11. VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX
- 12. Mattel Games Apples to Apples Junior
- 13. LEGO Friends Stephanie's House
- 14. Ailihen I35 Headphones with Microphone
- 15. National Geographic Mega Crystal Growing Lab
- 16. Fingerlings Glitter Monkey
- 17. Living Squad Kids Binoculars
- 18. Girls Tracer Adjustable Inline Skate
- 19. CISMARK Cartoon Knee High Socks
- 20. AmyHomie Mermaid Tail Blanket
- 21. Fashion Headbands Craft Kit
- 22. 4M Make A Wind Chime Kit
- 23. Luwint LED Colorful Flashing Finger Lighting Gloves
- 24. Craftster's Sewing Kit
- 25. Razor A2 Kick Scooter
- 26. Wham-O Magic Pens
- 27. Activ Life Best Kid's Frisbee Rings
- 28. Tire Pack LED Bike Wheel Light
- 29. Rainbow Mega Refill Loom
- 30. Just My Style ABC Beads
- Bottom Line
Picking the Best Toys and Gifts for 9-Year-Old Girls
With so many different kinds of toys and gifts to pick from, choosing our favorites was tough. Here is what we looked at when deciding whether or not a toy should make the list. You should also consider the following factors when deciding which toys and gifts are right for your daughter.
Kids of all ages learn effectively through play. By making sure your little girl is able to play with a variety of toys that encourage different kinds of learning and different interests, you are giving her a head start in life. A good example of a toy on our list that is both fun and educational is the Original Stationery Unicorn Slime Kit.
Learning to express themselves creatively is an important developmental step that will help improve your little girl’s communication skills, artistic ability, and self-confidence. Many of the toys on our list provide a positive outlet for creativity, including our top overall pick, the Crayola Light-up Tracing Pad.
If a toy isn’t fun, kids won’t play with it. If they aren’t going to play with it, there’s no point in purchasing it to begin with. That’s why we only included toys that we are confident most 9-year-old girls will absolutely love to play with.
Not every gift for kids has to be a toy. We also included several practical (but still fun!) suggestions on our list like the CISMARK Cartoon Knee High Socks.
Now on to our list of the top 30 best toys and gifts for 9-year-old girls in 2021.
Top 30 Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 9-Year-Old Girls 2021
The Crayola light-up tracing pad is the perfect gift suitable for children aged six years and above. The toy features an easy tracing lightbox with over 100 visible images and a paper-locking frame that helps to keep the tracking sheet in place, keeping your young artist fully engaged and excited.
The plastic is admittedly a little bit flimsy, so it doesn’t exactly feel premium, but it’s durable enough that it shouldn’t break under normal use.
The kit features 12 colored pencils, ten blank sheets, ten tracing sheets, one graphite pencil, and a bright LED display that illuminates in the dark, giving her the freedom to express herself at night or daytime. The coloring board evenly lights up, making it easy to see and trace a perfect gift for birthdays or holidays.
- Long lasting battery
- Fairly priced
- Can use low-cost paper when the tracing paper runs out
- Easy and fun to use
- The plastic feels slightly flimsy
It’s time to make her hair as vibrant as she is with GirlZone hair chalk that features ten fantastic washable hair chalk pens. The chalk pens also double up as remarkable face paints that are nontoxic, and removable. The product is fun suitable for girls aged from 4 to 11 years plus. One hair chalk can be applied up to 80 times, making this a perfect Christmas or birthday gift that will last for a long time.
Do keep in mind, though, that it can leave a slightly greasy feeling behind, and it doesn’t work very well on dark hair.
- Washes out easily
- Fun product for girls
- Great color on lighter colored hair
- An easy way to color hair
- Does not show up very well on dark hairs
The fashion designer kit from Creativity for Kids features 50+ pieces such as a lace-covered dress mannequin, ribbons, fabric samples, a sketchbook, sewing essentials and many more, making it an excellent gift for a little fashion designer.
The fashion kit also features step by step instructions that will teach her how to sketch, select patterns and color coordination that will make the little designer turn her dreams into reality. The kit contains real sewing tools suitable for children aged nine years and above for learning essential fashion design basics.
The patterns are a bit hard to follow without adult supervision, however, so you might need to devote a little bit of hands-on teaching time before your little girl gets the hang of things
- Very fashion-forward
- Great for creative children
- Overall good quality
- The sewing can be hard and requires supervision
- We wish it could come with simple patterns instructions and how to book with simple ideas
The Klutz Make Your Own Soap Science Kit is a complete set that features soap molds with six shapes, 20 blocks of clear soap base, coconut papaya fragrance, a clear cellophane bag, soap stickers, a toy fish, a ribbon, one gift tag, a box, and 20 bright color tablets.
Your little scientist will be delighted to make up to ten soaps from scratch for fun and inspired creativity. The product also features a skin-safe glitter and super-clear instructions which will help her execute the science project right in the kitchen in no time. The soap kit is safe for the little hands and will guarantee open-ended kick-start creativity.
The only downside is that you don’t actually get a lot of material to work with, so you’ll probably need to order a replacement kit fairly quickly if the gift is a big hit.
- Easy and fun
- Great craft activity
- Not messy
- Runs out too quickly
A chemistry kit in disguise, the Unicorn Slime Kit is a great way to encourage STEM learning. With many different slime styles like cloud, jelly cube, and floam. There are also lots of mix-ins for custom slimes like glitter, unicorn ink, and snow powder. This kit can get messy and glitter can get everywhere, so parents should make sure to clear a lot of space and lay down newspaper or plastic before starting.
This kit comes with a large plastic bin for mixing the slime and a variety of different containers for holding it once it is done. There is also an instruction book with simple directions for creating each variation of slime as well as instructional videos accessible online.
- Creates four different consistencies of slime
- Includes glitter and other mix-ins for decoration
- Introduces chemistry and encourages STEM learning
- One of the messiest gifts on our list
The Fire tablet features 7-inch bright display with rear-facing camera and an HD video that will help her capture life’s moments. Sure, the resolution isn’t as great as it would be on a high-priced tablet, and neither is the camera’s performance, but it’s a great starter tablet that will meet the needs of any little kid.
But most importantly, this device is fast and responsive that quickly launches over 400,000 games and videos including favorite apps like Facebook, Twitter, and Spotify providing excellent performance and maximum entertainment.
The tablet also features 7 hours of battery life and storage of up to 200 GB and unlimited cloud storage where she can store more games, movies, and photos. The device is educational with a host of Kindle e-books which are audible, plus an Alexa assistant that makes everyday tasks easier and also helps her to stay informed.
- Solid build quality
- Kindle integration
- Great entry-level tablet
- The screen resolution is lacking
- The camera is slow to load
ThinkFun’s Gravity Maze is a marble run logic game that can be played alone or in groups. The game comes with 60 challenge cards kids can use to follow along to, and build up their cubes and marble run so the marble falls into a final target. Kids will have fun practicing logic and reasoning skills, developing their critical thinking, and getting to learn the basics of engineering.
The gravity Maze can also be used as a unique marble run so kids who don’t want to play the game can make their own creations. The cubes are bright and engaging, but some children may find following the challenge cards to be too difficult. The challenges range from easy to hard so the game can be played by older children as well—though even the easy ones might be a bit difficult, so siblings much younger than 9 might find it frustrating.
- 60 different challenge cards
- Play the game or make your own creation
- Challenges range from easy to hard
- Some challenges may be too difficult for younger children
The terrarium is a perfect educational science kit that will help your little girl experience the wonder of nature with two full life plant cycles. The Grow ‘n Glow Terrarium includes a plastic mason-style jar, a potting mix, decorative sand, river stones, and seeds.
The terrarium features a transparent glass with glow in the dark stickers where she can watch her plants grow even at night—though some say that the stickers are tough to remove from the sticker sheet. The terrarium will also allow her to craft, water and raise the organic chia and wheat grass seed that are included in the kit a perfect gift for starting a personal eco-system.
- Easy to assemble
- Clean, bright soil pebbles
- Helps kids to be more responsible
- Some find the stickers challenging to remove from the sticker sheet
Your little one will love this adorable Enchantmints Ballerina Musical Jewelry Box that features a large bottom drawer and two tiny side drawers that will help her to keep her jewelry neat and safe. The toy also features the “Swan Lake” music, a twirling ballerina figure and a mirror on the inside of the top part of the perfect piece of artwork for a nine-year-old.
The musical treasure box notably features a velvet-flocked paper lining, lovely washes of color with one drawer in the front, one at the back, and two drawers at the side a perfect gift for keeping the young one’s treasures.
Unfortunately, as beautiful as this gift is, it’s not built to last. It feels a bit cheap, and it won’t hold up to mishandling, so be sure to have a conversation with your little girl about treating it with respect.
- A perfect gift for the little ballerina
- Lots of compartments
- Crisp music tune
- The quality is lacking
- Not durable
This versatile premium art set from Darice features 131 piece art kit that includes 12 watercolor cakes, 24 oil pastels, 24 crayons and 36 markers a tremendous creative assortment for the little artist. Although everything else in this set is excellent, the crayons are a bit cheap—we’d recommend pairing this gift with a nicer box of crayons.
The kit comes in a wooden carrying case that keeps all the supplies organized for easy portability. Inside the packaging, you’ll also find a palette, a paintbrush, sharpener, stapler, scissors, glue, ruler and an eraser providing excellent value for crafting and gifting your little artist.
- Sturdy case
- Offers a wide variety of art supplies
- The crayons are very waxy and don’t have much color
This smartwatch is a perfect gift for the little one with games, and action challenges providing fun games and activities intended for girls aged between 4 to 9 years. The watch features a camera with photo effects, a motion sensor, a video camera, voice-changing effects, and a voice recorder. Not all of the features are equally popular with kids, but there’s sure to be something here that your little girl will love.
Also, the product is splash-proof with 50 plus clock face designs, an alarm, a timer, and a stopwatch. This toy will help her work out simple calculations while the micro USB cable will enable her to upload and download images. The watch also features an adjustable wristband and a rechargeable battery that lasts up to two weeks on a single charge.
- Games are fun and interactive
- Voice recording is clear
- The digital and analog faces are great for learning
- Not all features are that fun to use
Apples to Apples Junior is the game of hilarious comparisons with fast-paced fun that will help her develop linguistic and rational skills. The Apples to Apples junior features 576 red and green apple cards suitable for children aged nine years and above providing hours of fun and entertainment.
This party game is easy to play where each player takes her turn to be a judge and picks a green apple card while the rest of the players choose the red card and select the card which best describes what on the judge’s card. The comparisons range from things, events, people, and places a great game for families and friends.
Our only real complaint here is the packaging—it’s just not as exciting as what’s inside, and things tend to shuffle around inside the box.
- Simple fun concept
- A great learning tool for kids
- We wish the packaging could be improved
LEGO Friends Stephanie’s House is a 622 piece building kit for girls to be able to build their own dollhouse following along with a simple piece-by-piece instruction booklet. Girls can roleplay with 3 new LEGO figures and their pet rabbit. The house is highly detailed with an entryway, living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, office, and folding stairs. Girls will enjoy putting together the accessories like the moveable porch swing, vacuum, and rabbit hutch.
This kit does have many small pieces which can become frustrating if they get lost. Once assembled the upstairs rooms are detachable from the downstairs so girls can take it apart and piece together their own home designs or other creations.
- 622 pieces, including 3 people and a rabbit
- Girls can build their own dollhouse
- 6 separate rooms to build
- Small pieces get lost easily
Ailihen I35 Headphones is the perfect pair of headphones for your 9-year old daughter who is very keen to learn new songs and what a great way if she learns at the quiet of her own room The Ailihen I35 over-ears feature excellent sound quality with crystal clear highs, a broad base and average mid-tones that are easy to pair with any Android device, iPhone, iPod, and iPad.
The headphones notably feature earmuffs with an ergonomic design for all-day comfortable wear—though they’re not particularly durable. The product features sound isolation and comes with a 360-degree pick-up for high definition voice calls and foldable design for convenience when carrying it around or when traveling. The headphones are lightweight, adjustable and can be used to make calls.
- Available in five color options
- Excellent sound quality
- Great build
- Soft plush earmuffs
- The cheap plastic cannot tolerate rough handling
The Mega Crystal Growing Lab from National Geographic is a fun way for girls to grow 8 differently colored crystals. The kit comes an easy to follow guide book, 2 silicone growing cups and 5 gemstone specimens for girls to learn about and kickstart their own rock collection.
After they’re grown, girls can display 5 of their crystals on the included wooden display, and when plugged in it lights up each crystal so they glow. After the crystals are grown and displayed they can sometimes leave salt residue on surrounding surfaces. The light-up display makes a great nightlight and is a satisfying finish to the project.
- Make 8 different crystals
- Display stand lights up
- Includes 5 gemstones
- The crystals can shed salt
- The display only holds 5 crystals at one time
Kiki, a sparkly glitter monkey toy is full of loving hugs that your little girl will love and adore. The WowWee Fingerlings feature adorable interactive baby monkeys with soft hair that long to hang on the fingers and know when they are being talked to, and when to hang upside down.
These pets blink, turn their head, like to be petted, swing by their tails, and even blow kisses! Its friendship is at her fingertips. They also make little monkey noises and come in various colors ranging from black, white, turquoise, blue, and purple.
- Keeps kids entertained
- Hours of fun
Make your little one a bird lover by purchasing this Living Squad kids binoculars with a high-quality Powerview lens for clear and compelling images and more substantial rubber eyepieces for added protection to your little explorer. The eyepieces are foldable with adjustable glasses and 8X magnification with a 7.2 viewing angle for a closer look. We’d like to see a quick-release function here, but it’s not sorely missed.
The binoculars notably feature a hand strap, breakaway neck strap, a belt carrying case, a cleaning cloth and instruction manual for hiking, safaris, bird watching, night star gazing, camping, and backyard detective games. The product is soft, comfortable, durable, shockproof, and lightweight available in three colors.
- High-quality optics
- Very sturdy
- A lovely child-friendly body that's easy to handle
- The strap doesn’t have a quick release from the neck
Roller Derby girls inline skates feature a soft boot support system with a push-button adjustable design, a triple cam-level buckle, and comfort fit padding proving a whole lot of fun to little your girl. These recreational roller skates also feature a reinforced nylon frame, 64/72 mm urethane wheels and an accelerator bearing giving her a smooth and comfortable ride.
Though they’re incredibly fun roller skates, we do have a few complaints. There’s no footbed, so they’re not as comfortable as they could be, and the size conversions don’t work quite as seamlessly as they should.
- Smooth ride
- Perfect fit
- Good for the price
- The convertible size isn’t a seamless change
- No footbed
These over calf knee high socks are an excellent gift idea for girls aged three to nine years with an elegant appearance that will keep her warm and fashionable. The socks feature cute cartoon patterns made of soft, breathable, stretchable spandex material that is machine washable and durable. They’ll fit most, but some girls might find them a bit tight. The knee-high socks are available in six colors and packaged as six pairs to give her more choice for everyday wear.
- Fit well
- Not for big calves
Spice up your little girl’s bedroom by gifting her with the mermaid tail blanket instead of the regular dull blanket from AmyHomie. The product features an extra-plush hand-crocheted eco-friendly and skin-friendly wool that is elegant and exquisite. This premium product has an easy in and out of the design so she can easily slip in and out of it and long enough to suit girls aged between three to nine years.
The mermaid tail will keep her cozy in all seasons suitable for use when camping, sleepovers, in a car, bed, or the couch. The blanket comes in a rainbow pink color and a customized pink bag. Unfortunately, it’s not as durable as we’d like—but your little one will outgrow it before that really matters, so it’s not such a big deal.
- Non-allergic product
- Plush feel
- The durability is lacking
This product creates ten fantastic headband hair accessories with fashion-forward decorations that will make a statement for the little lady. The set features a rainbow collection of headbands, a butterfly, quills, rhinestones, buds, and floss all packaged neatly in a box suitable for children aged five years and above.
The product made for little hands that will help her improve construction concept, develop motor skills for fun-filled creative activity. The kit also features a safe, non-toxic glue and felt plates making it the ultimate headband set for the little diva. Unfortunately, the glue doesn’t really hold as well as it should, so you made need to be prepared to make emergency repairs.
- Excellent set
- Encourages creativity
- Great quality
- Reasonably priced
- The glue doesn’t hold
This kit is a functional activity for kids aged eight years and up. The make a wind charm features two terra coat pots, line and chides rods, a paint strip, strings, a brush, and instruction with a simple design that offers hours of fun. It is a little small, unfortunately, and the assembly instructions aren’t really kid-friendly—but she’ll love it all the same even if she does need a little help putting it together.
When she hangs the wind charm in her room, it will make lovely sounds as the wind passes through combining science wind power with craft pieces that will offer her soft musical sounds all the time, a perfect gift for the holidays.
- Fairly easy to assemble
- A fun project
- The size could be improved
- The instructions are not very clear
Your daughter will enjoy a light show with these cool and exiting Luwint LED bright flashing finger lighting gloves that feature high-quality breathable material, excellent electronic construction, and good elasticity for a comfortable and warm feel.
The glow mittens are easy to use and come in different color settings and patterns that light up by pressing the button on the wrist suitable for using in dance halls, stage performance or playing the piano at night. They include a set of 4 replaceable batteries.
Unfortunately, the durability isn’t great here, and some of the lights might stop working sooner than you’d expect—though it still looks great with a bulb or two burnt out.
- Very cool
- Comfortable fit
- Well made
- Some lights don’t work after sometime
The Craftster’s Sewing Kit is an arts and craft sewing kit that will keep her busy which is fun and creative suitable for children aged seven years and above a great gender-neutral gift. The sewing kit creates a nice ground where she can share craft activity with family and friends for hours of artful fun.
The set features 5- precut animal sewing pieces, six different embroidery threads, stuffing’s, 40 pins, non-toxic fabric glue, five sewing needles, and easy-to-follow instructions. It also comes in a portable carry case that helps to keep the toys organized.
The only real complaint that we have is that your little girl will probably love this kit so much that 5 animals won’t be nearly enough.
- Excellent craft toy for beginners
- Worth the money
- Great quality
- Encourages creativity and imagination
- We wish the pre-cut animals were more
This scooter is suitable for children above five years, and therefore it would make a perfect gift for your 9-year-old daughter. The toy features a sturdy aircraft-grade aluminum t-tube with a patented folding mechanism, urethane wheels and adjustable handlebars for a perfect fit. The handlebars aren’t quite as sturdy as they might be on a premium scooter, but they’ll still serve your little girl well.
The product features a springless front-wheel system shock system for excellent shock attenuation. It’s also easy to fold and carry, requiring no assembly, making it a great travel companion.
- Folds-up nice and small
- The handlebar is a little shaky
This fantastic color-changing pens from Wham change colors like Magic by touching them making them easy to use suitable for children aged 4 to 15 years. The color change pens make an ideal gift and toy to your artist helping her to convert regular drawings into magical works of art.
The kit features 20 markers with 9-color changing pens and nine eraser pens that she can use to do her coloring work on regular papers and coloring books. The set also features two magic white pens, magic stencils, a bonus blow pen attachment, and a storage stand – the colors never smudge or run. Just be sure to keep them in a cool, dry place, otherwise they’ll dry out pretty quickly.
- Fun art
- They dry fast if left in high temperatures
The Activ Life Best Kid’s Frisbee Rings are safe, lightweight and aerodynamic making them a perfect way to replace some screen time with enjoyable outdoor activities. Your little girl will comfortably catch the toy in her hands, leg, or the head safely without causing nasty bruises or jamming fingers. Do note, though, that unlike most standard frisbees, this one isn’t durable enough to be thrown to dogs—they’ll tear it up quickly.
The flyer features an easy-to-catch design with a hole in the middle flying straighter than the regular Frisbees, an excellent gift for children aged between 3-12 years. Your little one will feel like a champion as they catch and throw the flyer which can soar up to 80 feet offering a great time of activity for the whole family.
- Super lightweight
- Brightly colored especially for the beach
- Fly straight
- Cannot be used by dogs
If you’re looking for extra safety, style and fun for your little biker, the Activ Life LED bike lights will make a great gift idea—plus it’s a hot trend. The wheel lights will help improve the safety of the little one by being seen from all angles when peddling.
To gain increased visibility in low light conditions, you can switch the lights settings to “constant on” or “flashing” mode suitable from toddler bike wheels to 29-inch adult bike wheels. The LED lights feature six favorite colors to choose from for cruising around town.
The LED lights come in a box, feature a durable design, are waterproof, easy to install, and include three AAA batteries with easy to follow instructions.
Though they certainly don’t look bad, our only complaint is that they’re not quite as impressive in reality as they are in the product photos.
- Safe to use early in the morning, before dusk or late in the night
- Cool lights
- Bright lights
- Not quite as cool as you’d expect
Looking for that perfect gift for a special occasion can be a difficult task. Thankfully, the Authentic Rainbow Mega Refill bundle by Talented kids for girls will make an excellent choice for the 9-year old little princess.
The mega kit is easy to use and features colorful over 10,000 premium quality rubber bands, 550 S clips, 200 beads, nine backpack hooks and ABC stickers, and more. The set will keep the little one busy doing hours of craft activity by making necklaces, rings, and colorful bracelets. The product features a case that will help her to organize and safely store away her crafts properly. The set is US lab tested, features sturdy rubber bands, and is safe for use by kids.
As long as the product arrives intact, there shouldn’t be any problems here—but there are reports of some of its more sensitive pieces arriving broken.
- Great product at a fantastic value
- Excellent refill kit
- High-quality bands
- Vast product for use in a classroom
- The box can arrive when broken, but the overall quality is good
A complete beading kit, Just My Style ABC Beads has everything girls need to create 40 unique jewelry designs. With over 1000 beads, charms, and fasteners, girls will be able to make necklaces, bracelets, key chains, and more. The Just My Style ABC Beads kit comes with an instruction booklet for girls to follow along and learn six different jewelry making techniques, like braiding and macrame.
While the beads do come separated in a plastic tray, it is lightweight and easy to spill, so families might want to consider more permanent storage. Crafting friendship jewelry with many different letter beads is a great activity for birthdays or slumber parties.
- Over 1000 different beads
- Includes an instruction booklet for learning new techniques
- Great activity for parties
- The included storage tray is flimsy
The products we’ve reviewed here will help you make the perfect choice to gift your 9-year old girl. You can opt for indoor craft games that will enhance creativity and expand her imagination or an outdoor toy that will keep her fit and give hours of fun. Another option would be a gift that can be shared by the whole family like a board game that will help her cognition skills grow at the same time she’ll learn the joy of playing with family and friends and enhance her social and interaction skills. But, no matter what you choose, the real gift will be the look on her face.