Are you looking for the perfect gift ideas for a 9 year old girl? There are many websites that offer gift suggestions, but our gift recommendations are based on real world experience and the opinion of our own daughters (experts in the field). If you’re looking for a Christmas or birthday gift, here are a few of the best 9 year old gift suggestions in 2017.

Slackers Zipline Kits

The author's 9 year old daughter on the family's 90' Slackers "Eagle Series" Zipline.

The author’s 9 year old daughter on the family’s 90′ Slackers “Eagle Series” Zipline.

If you’re looking for a fun outdoor activity for a boy or girl between the ages of 4 and 12, you can’t go wrong with a Slackers Eagle Series Zipline from Brand 44. Hands down these are the safest and easiest to install ziplines you can buy for home use and they cost a lot less than you might think (around $140 for a 90′ model).  Best of all, they’re a TON of fun!

My wife and I have 3 kids (ages 9, 7 and 4) and they absolutely love their zipline. Don’t take chances trying to build a homemade zipline system yourself (chances are it would cost you more money to do so anyway). Slackers Ziplines are specifically engineered for outdoor fun and take less than 30 minutes to install with two adults.

For more information read our full review of the Slackers Eagle Series Zipline we bought for our own kids which includes a demonstration video of the zipline in action!

Crocs Shoes and Footwear Accessories

gifts for 6 7 8 year old girlsEverybody loves Crocs shoes, especially kids! The original Crocs shoes where a huge hit with parents thanks to their versatility and now a variety of new “themed” Croc designs and styles have increased the appeal of Crocs to children as well. Crocs are a perfect gift for virtually anyone on your holiday shopping or birthday list. Our children loved the Lego themed Crocs we bought them last year and this year our son absolutely loves his “Spider Man” Crocs with glow in the dark eyes. Our older girls love the cool “animal print designs”. New for 2017 are the Despicable Me 3 and Super Girl themed crocs!  Crocs even come in fleece lined versions to help keep children’s’ feet warm during the cold winter months. Free Economy Shipping On All Orders at Crocs.com!

Fidget Spinners

fidget spinner 2017 gift guideI think its safe to say that fidget spinners (the fun swirly hand-held spinning toys that kids love to play with) have reached critical mass, especially among the ranks of 9 year old girls. Fidget spinners are so popular, in fact, that many schools have banned them because they’ve become such a distraction to kids who can’t stop playing with them. New for 2017, fidget spinners are featuring new innovations like LED lights that display cool patterns. Kids can’t get enough of these fidget spinners and love collecting different colors. Be sure to check out our 2017 fidget spinners guide.

Duct Tape Arts and Crafts Kits (DUCK TAPE):

duck tape designsWhether you call it duck tape or duct tape, one of the most popular new arts and craft genres is creating masterpieces out of the many new duct tape colors and pattern options available on the market today. If you’re looking for a quick, original, and relatively inexpensive gift idea. Pick up a few roles of bright and colorful duct tape at your local home improvement or arts and crafts store and bundle them up with one of the many books available on creating artwork and fashion accessories out of duct tape. As an alternative to buying a book, there are many great websites and blogs dedicated to duct tape art with great how to instructions for various projects (making dresses, purses, wallets, etc.). You can simply print out a project or two off the website and include that in your gift basket.

Lego Compatible OYO Mini Sports Figures!!!

oyo minifigures

Ever wonder why Lego doesn’t make licensed figurines of your favorite sports teams and players? It’s because those rights belong to our friends at OYO Sport right here in New England (yes, we’re from Maine so we have a little bit of New England pride going on here). That’s right!  Oyo Mini Sports Figures makes Lego Brick compatible sports characters that work with all standard size Lego building bricks and mats.  Build your own MLB stadium or hockey rink.  To see some of these great Lego compatible athletes in action, check out the video below and take advantage of our special pricing agreement—> OYO Sports Save 15% Off – Use code: SAVE15OYO:

Snap Circuits: Electronic Science Experiment Kits:

snap circuits gift ideas for kidsDoes the 9 year old girl on your Christmas or Birthday shopping list have an interest in electronics and conducting science experiments? If so, you can’t go wrong with the Snap Circuits SC-300. This amazing science project kit comes with everything you need to easily build over 300 amazing electronic contraptions including AM Radios,burglar alarms, doorbells, and motion activated lights.  It is also featured prominently as one of our 2017 top educational STEM Gifts for 9 Year Old Girls.

As the name implies, Snap Circuits utilize patented button snap wires, resisters and other components that easily “snap” together with no messy wire terminations or soldering required. Even better, the kits come with a detailed instructional manual that not only walks the child step-by-step through each science experiment but also explains exactly what each component does and how the circuit works together to perform the desired result. My 7 and 9 year old girls and 5 year old boy absolutely love playing with this great kit.

Snap Circuits make a great gift for kids and are available at most major retailers and can be purchased online through Target.com or Walmart.com.

Money Soap ($10-$60):

Money soap is one of our favorite gift ideas for 9 year old girls.  The struggle is real, getting your kids to take a shower or batch can be a constant battle.  Fortunately, “Money Soap” adds an extra incentive to youngsters who may be reluctant to take a bath.  Each bar of soap is set with a rolled up dollar bill (denominations range from $1 to $20) and feature several different scents (green apple is our favorite).  Money soap is the perfect gift idea for 9 year old girls and makes a great “gag” gift for adults as well.

“Grow” Your Own Rock Candy (And Make Other Tasty Treats) $19:

What 9 year old girl doesn’t love candy?  We know our daughter (and her friends do).  Enter Tasty’s Science’s rock candy kit? With this kit, you’ll whip up cupcakes, cookies, candy, and more all in the name of science! Learn what makes cakes rise, candy crystallize, and more real chemistry happen in the kitchen. Tasty Science is packed with ingredients, recipes, activity cards, a test tube laboratory, and lots more to explore the science of taste.  This is a fun and unique gift idea for a 9 year old girl and one that will provide hours and hours of enjoyment.

Zentangle Arts and Crafts Gift Basket:

zentangle gift basket ideaThe Zentangle craze is upon us! If your looking for gift ideas for a creative boy or girl on your shopping list who loves art, you should really look in to the various Zentangle arts and crafts products available on the market. Simply put, Zentangle is an artform that formalizes the the “doodling” that children (and adults) love to do anyway. By using structured shapes and containers on a piece of paper, zentanglers are have the freedom to fill in the shapes and containers with any shapes, patterns or design of their choosing. You can arrange the containers and block shapes into various objects, or you can just keep stringing them together and see where your imagination takes you!  You can put together and inexpensive gift basket, or you can go all out and put together a high end zentangle package with the latest books, pencils, pens and stencils.

An Authentic L.L. Bean Sleeping Bag ($59)

Yes I’m from Maine, and yes my in-laws work at LL Bean headquarters in Freeport, ME, but that doesn’t stop me from making an unbiased recommendation of an L.L. Bean sleeping bag as a great gift for an active boy or girl! I literally grew up in one of these bags! Whether crashing on friend’s living room floor during a slumber party, or camping at a remote campsite, a good quality sleeping bag (especially one from L.L. Beans) will stand the test of time and keep the boy or girl in your life warm and cozy no matter where they end up sleeping! If you’re not lucky enough to live by an L.L. Bean retail or factory store, you can shop for L.L. Bean sleeping bags online.

Educational STEM Gift Ideas:

Another great birthday or Christmas gift idea for 9 year old girls are educational STEM gifts. STEM gifts (gifts that promote concepts in science, technology, energy and math) are important in the development of any child. At Gift Ideas for Kids, we’re proud to support educational gifts for girls many of which are feature in our guide STEM Gift Ideas for 9 Year Old Girls.

2017 Toy Recalls:

As always, be sure to check out our list of the most dangerous toys of 2017.

Take the stress out of gift shopping with unbiased suggestions, opinions, reviews, and tips from real parents. If you need to buy a gift for a child’s birthday party, Christmas, Easter, graduation, holiday, or other special occasion, this handy website will help guide you in selecting an appropriate and enjoyable present.