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22 Best Toys for 9-Year-Old Girls in 2020

Updated 10 April 2020

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When a child reaches age nine, getting them a gift or a toy becomes more of a struggle. This is partly due to peer pressure and the general desire to fit in. At this age, children experience significant changes in their attention spans and start becoming more independent from the family, wanting to do things on their own.1 To make your job easier, we have hand-selected toys that are exciting, cool, and more importantly, educational. We’re confident that they’ll help your children gain new skills. Each toy on this list is perfectly suitable for a child of any gender.

1. Middle Childhood (9-11 years of age) CDC. cdc.gov

1Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera (Flamingo Pink)

Polaroid cameras have officially made a comeback, but this time, it’s perfect for 9-year-olds to enjoy! The Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera by Fujifilm will allow your kid and their friends to take snap after snap and have the image instantly developed and in hand. Perfect for scrapbooking or decorating their walls with awesome photo collages, this camera is the best way for your 9-year-old to explore their creativity and see the beauty in life.

What we love

  • Easy to use out of the box
  • Compact and lightweight

We dont like this as much

  • The printed photos take a while to reveal the image

2Kindle Paperwhite — Now Waterproof with 2x the Storage

Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite is the best Kindle version thus far. This lightweight reader is thin and easy to hold for hours at a time as your 9-year-old dives deep into their latest read. With a 300 PPI display and double the storage size, the Paperwhite will surely have your child gladly reading a book instead of zoning out while watching television or internet videos. It’s a great way to get them to work on vocabulary skills and increase reading abilities in a way they can enjoy.

What we love

  • Glare-free
  • Battery lasts for weeks

We dont like this as much

  • Doesn’t have a headphone jack (but works via bluetooth)

3Soap & Bath Bomb Making Kit

Making bath bombs on your own is messy. Luckily, there is a 3-in-1 kit that allows your younger ones to create bath bombs, soaps, and bath scrubs of their own. With simple instructions and all the materials included, you’ll be ready for bathtime in no time. Make up to eight soaps, ten bath bombs, and two bath scrubs with the included solutions, molds, and accessories like stickers and gift bags. This is true STEM fun for any 9-year-old to enjoy.

What we love

  • The soaps are great quality
  • Includes an illustrated learning guide

We dont like this as much

  • It takes some time to clean the bath afterward

4Disney Descendants 2 Uma Isle of the Lost Doll

Uma is one of the latest dolls from Disney’s Descendents 2. She comes with a bundle of accessories that fans see her using in the show. Your 9-year-old can reenact moments from the show with the included Descendents doll right out of the box. Put on Uma’s shoes, necklace, tiara, and outfit, and she’s ready to go. Playing with dolls also encourages imaginative play!

What we love

  • Perfect addition for fans of Disney’s Descendents 2
  • Well-made

We dont like this as much

  • The accessories could be less flimsy

5Chubby Puppies & Friends - Vacation Camper Playset

Puppies on vacation may be the cutest thing ever, and the Chubby Puppies make it even more adorable. This Vacation Camper Playset is a 2-in-1 set that goes from being an awesome RV and opens up to a cute campsite featuring two hammocks and a full kitchen. Your 9-year-old can use their imagination to take a full-grown Jack Russel Terrier and his pup on a vacation of their dreams.

What we love

  • Made from durable plastic
  • The puppy includes batteries

We dont like this as much

  • Could use a few extra accessories

6 D DACCKIT Carrying Case Binder

This binder is a great addition for kids that collect Pokemon cards and have nowhere to store or showcase them. The binder includes 400 pockets, which is more than enough to show off shiny or rare cards. They can mix and match cards thanks to the universal pocket size. It works for collecting Yu-Gi-Oh and many other types of cards!

What we love

  • High-grade water-proof PU fabric
  • Vibrant and bright color design

We dont like this as much

  • The overall size could be larger

7PLAYMOBIL Fairies with Toadstool House

What 9-year-old doesn’t love unicorns and fairies? Your child can have a magical time with this Playmobil set that includes one mother fairy and her two fairy princesses, one full-grown unicorn and two unicorn foals, and a bunch of accessories. But they all need something to play and live in. Luckily, a huge toadstool home is included to house the fairy family with a duckpond and tree with growing golden apples to really set the scene.

What we love

  • High-grade quality and design
  • Can be combined with other sets

We dont like this as much

  • The instructions could be clearer

8 Springee 6ft Balance Beam

If you’re searching for an at-home training device, or just a fun, easy piece of equipment to get your child to be more active, the Springee gymnastics beam is perfect for a variety of different skill levels practicing on a raised gymnastic beam. Watch your child go from teetering and tip-toeing to handstands and cartwheels as they develop confidence and stability. This toy will improve your child’s focus and hand-eye coordination.

What we love

  • Padding and height make it safe and easy
  • Folds easily

We dont like this as much

  • Plastic feet could be made of metal

9Aceshin Adjustable Inline Skates

If your 9-year-old has been asking to try their hand at roller-blading, these inline skates from Aceshin are a great choice. They are easily adjustable with the touch of a button, a velcro strap, and a brake on the right foot will enable your child to stop quickly. Best of all, they light up, so your child can see where they’re going and you can spot her when following behind!

What we love

  • Strong materials ensure a smooth ride
  • Outdoor or indoor use

We dont like this as much

  • The fit is a little narrow, could be wider

10Canal Toys - So Slime DIY Caddy

The slime craze is never-ending, and instead of making a mess in your kitchen by doing it themselves, your 9-year-old can make their own slime, mess-free with this So Slime DIY kit. Packaged in this convenient caddy is everything you need to create cool, sparkly slime. All without the use of messy glue! All you need is a slime pack, dye, glitter, confetti, and cool toys to create your slime and it’s all included. Your child can truly embrace their creativity while having a blast.

What we love

  • Enough supplies to make six slimes
  • Cool storage case

We dont like this as much

  • The instructions could be easier to follow

11$45 Nintendo eShop Gift Card [Digital Code]

A Nintendo eStore gift card is perfect for those times when you just don’t know what to get a 9-year-old. As long as they have a Nintendo device such as a Switch, 3DS or 2DS, kids can use this voucher as credit towards a game or app of their choice. With Nintendo’s online subscription service, this voucher could be enough for an entire year of Nintendo services.

What we love

  • Great as birthday filler gifts
  • Wide variety of designs available

We dont like this as much

  • The code delivery is not always instant

12Littlest Pet Shop Pet Jet

Your 9-year-old can take four of the Littlest Pet Shop friends on a high-flying adventure with the LPS Jet. This jet opens up to reveal a sweet in-flight luxury experience for the Littlest Pets. It comes with over 100 accessories and decorating stickers giving your child the ability to fully customize their jet and take their imagination to new heights.

What we love

  • Perfect for fans of LPS and newcomers
  • Lots of accessories

We dont like this as much

  • The pieces could fit together better

13GirlZone: Make Your Own Lip Balm Fun Makeup Set

Your 9-year-old can experience the satisfaction of creating their very own lip balm! This kit is everything your child needs to give their lips that extra shine. Five mixing pots, three different types of glitter, mixing tools, a balm base and of course stickers to help accessorize your lip balm containers. In no time, your child will have five of their very own lip balms.

What we love

  • Instructions are easy to follow
  • Comes in a handy bag

We dont like this as much

  • There could be more flavors and scents

14Polly Pocket Tiny Pocket World, Polly & Dolphin

Polly Pocket is back for more great adventures and your 9-year-old can lead the way! Perfect as an addition to any existing Polly Pocket collection or start a new one, these sets promise years of fun, imaginative play. Open up the set to see Polly and all of her underwater accessories including a hidden pearl, dolphin, treasure chest and more. Store it in the included travel case for on-the-go fun.

What we love

  • Kept in a travel case
  • Fit perfectly into smaller hands

We dont like this as much

  • Much smaller than described

15LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall

Harry Potter and his wizarding friends come to life with the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall collection. Build the popular movable staircase, various rooms and Hogwarts itself with this LEGO set. Your 9-year-old can act out their favorite scenes with the ten included characters including Harry, Hermoine, Ron, Hagrid, Professor Dumbledore and more. This set will challenge your child’s engineering skills and once it’s finished, there are hours of imaginative play to experience.

What we love

  • Mini-figures have great detailing
  • Straightforward to build

We dont like this as much

  • Would be better if it were enclosed

16 Klutz Nail Art Craft Kit

This nail art craft set from Klutz includes everything a 9-year-old needs for fantastic looking nails. Non-toxic nail polish, detailing brush, and over 35 designs in a 56-page notebook, what more could you ask for? Creating the varnishes and painting nails works on fine motor skills. Beware though, kids may opt to paint their parent’s nails too!

What we love

  • Varnish peel off easily
  • Polishes are non-toxic

We dont like this as much

  • Instructions book could be easier to keep open while following

17Nintendo Switch Lite - Coral

A Nintendo Switch Lite is a (lighter) version of the original Switch console with much of the same game library but it’s made for playing on-the-go. This is a great alternative to the original Switch, and kids can take their console in the car or on the plane. They can also download a game or insert a game cartridge and get started right away!

What we love

  • Compact and lighter than alternatives
  • Huge library of age-appropriate games

We dont like this as much

  • The Joy-Cons are not detachable

18 John Adams Chocolate Lolly Maker

This sweet set allows your 9-year-old to make their own chocolate lollies. With cool shapes like flowers, hearts, and various animals, the possibilities seem endless. Simply help your child melt the included chocolate, pour it into the molds and even dd a cool secret message. In no time, the chocolate lollies are ready for eating or gift-giving.

What we love

  • Includes 20 sticks and wrappers
  • Ideal-sized lollies for the fridge

We dont like this as much

  • The molds could be a little more solid

19Playz Ridiculous Inventions Science Kit

Playz brings insane science right into your living room. This Ridiculous Science Kit gives kids the opportunity to learn about basic electrical concepts like circuits, switches, static electricity, and more. Your child will complete cool at-home science experiments by creating boomerangs, windmills, and even robotic turtles. They will be guided through these crafts while developing engineering and robotics skills using an easy-to-follow guide that explains the who, what, and how of every experiment. This set provides hours of educational fun.

What we love

  • Great quality
  • Instruction guide is easy to follow

We dont like this as much

  • Requires extra resources, like water and a flashlight

20Winning Moves Games Rubik's 2 x 2 Cube

This 2×2 Rubik’s cube may look like it would be a breeze to complete, but we assure you, it is very challenging. Any 9-year-old who is new to the world of Rubik’s will have a tricky time solving this puzzle. Nonetheless, it is the perfect way to prepare him or her for the traditional 4×4 cube.

What we love

  • Easier than the 4x4 cube, but still challenging
  • High quality materials

We dont like this as much

  • Pieces often pop out, causing the need to rebuild

21U.S. Art Supply 82 Piece Deluxe Art Creativity Set

This 82-piece art supply set contains everything little kids need to let their creative spark shine. Included are the following: 24 colored pencils, 24 oil pastels, 24 watercolor cakes, three mixing trays, two paint brushes, a sharpener, a sanding block, and an eraser. Art sets are great for working on fine motor skills and seeing where your child’s imagination can take them.

What we love

  • Ideal for beginners and advanced artists
  • Solid wooden storage box

We dont like this as much

  • The coloring pencils could be thicker

22Tomameri - Portable MP3/MP4 Player

Tomameri’s MP3 Player is the perfect way to let your 9-year-olds lose themselves in music. It’s compact and slim size can fit just about anywhere, making it the perfect travel companion. Transferring music to it is simple. Easily copy and paste your music files from your desktop and drop it into the MP3’s folder and Bam! your 9-year-old is ready to jam. It also is quite versatile as it can be used as an SD and memory card reader. It’s simply perfect for your young music-lover.

What we love

  • Adding songs is straightforward
  • Includes charger, earbuds, and instructions

We dont like this as much

  • The included earbuds could be better quality

Summary: Buying Toys for 9-Year-Old Girls

It’s not easy finding the perfect gift for a 9-year-old, particularly those who want to be ahead of the coolest trends. Fortunately, the list we’ve created has been put together using feedback from real-life parents across a variety of platforms. These are the most age-appropriate toys on the market right now. We hope our list has helped you out. If you used our guide and found the perfect toy, please let us know in the comments below.