What to get a nine year old for her birthday!

Ask GG - your tween-sized agony aunt

By Helen and GG…

Helen: We’re back, and this week’s Ask GG is on the issue that is closest to my daughter’s heart. Stuff. More precisely, stuff for her – stuff she has, stuff she wants, stuff she thinks she wants, and stuff that no self-respecting parent would ever let their child be without. In the opinion of a 9 year old. Which is, after all, the point of the post. 

GG: This post is based on what Donna from little Lilypad Co and PinkOddy (who needs ideas for a ten year old) said in their comments. Once again this is actually GG who is writing this post not my mum. Ask GG is still a function so keep the questions going! Only your question might not be answered straight away!

Helen: Right then, now you know where you stand..!

This week’s questions:

  1. I have an “almost” 9 year old daughter and I want to know “what do 9 year old girls want for their birthday!!” (Donna).
  2. What sort of things do you think I should buy for a girl turning 10 on her birthday? (Pinkoddy).

And this week’s answers:

What to get a nine year old for her birthday.

I know us nine and ten year old kids want a lot of technology like the new cameras that have 6579345 after it. Well I have made a list of what we want for our birthdays!

  1. A kindle. I love reading so I got this for my latest birthday.
  2. Build A Bears. I got a voucher for Christmas and used it to buy a bear called Crazy.Build a Bear - what to get a nine year old for her birthday
  3. I-pads. Every one has got i-pads. My friend from school has a little sister who is 5 and she has an i-pad. Personally I think this is a bit mad. (Helen: But this is probably because I won’t let you have one GG).
  4. Inkoo Blingoos. They are these really cool teddies where you draw on them and then it washes out!       Inkoo Blingoo - what to get a nine year old for her birthday
  5. Hotel Chocolate.  I got a massive rocky road slab for my birthday! (which I still haven’t eaten due to all the Christmas chocolate in the house)
  6. Lush bath bombs. I got one for Christmas and it was soooo cute because it was a penguin. ( I have a thing for penguins)

Anyway thanks for reading my blog post and I hope you now know what to get nine year old kids for their birthdays! (Although I’ve had a look at your website Donna, and I’m quite liking that elephant mirror – seriously cute)!


Helen: Thank you for the questions Donna and Pinkoddy, I learned something myself here. Hopefully the list will still be relevant when GG turns 10! (Although she’s still not getting an iPad)! Like the girl says, if you want to know anything about 9 year old girls, post your question in the comments box and we’ll get back to you in due course.

38 thoughts on “What to get a nine year old for her birthday!”

    • hi this is jeannie and eddies daughter in 2016 October I’m turning 10! and I have no clue what I want! youre post gave me an idea, but I normally make a whole list! any tips or ideaas will help.

      • Books! Check out our book posts (just search books in the search bar at the bottom) for some great ideas. Maddie is always keen to add to her book list. Hair chalks have been hot on our list recently – I’ll be writing up over the weekend a fab hairstyle we did her for a party using chalks. Have a lovely birthday.

  1. Ooh thanks this has gotten me out of a fix, going to have fun choosing a build a bear for a friend’s girlie!

  2. Inkoo Blingoos were on the Christmas list and we seem to have an annual membership to the Bear Factory ….. GG, I think you and my daughter would get on brilliantly!

    P.S. Tell you mom to give me a nudge about the mirror 🙂

  3. Taken note – Chatterbox is nine in October this year…never even heard of Inkoo Blingoos…perhaps I have missed a trick there. Definitely up for the Hotel Chocolat though, particularly as it would be rude not to help her along a bit, right? Cheers GG. Much appreciated.

  4. This really surprises me as my nearly-8 year old girl is into neither technology nor the more girly child-like stuff. All she cares about are clothes and dancing. It’s good to know what we should be getting other kids for their birthdays though!

  5. Loving this advice column from GG. I have only got a boy so often struggle with gifts for girls. Teddies and chocolates are my favourite.

  6. Aww I love lush bath bombs! And I had one of those draw-on teddies when I was younger but wasn’t quite as cool looking as this one! x

  7. Wow! Time has really flwon since I was nine or ten. I was very immature, so still wanted Barbie and PlayMobil back then. I didn’t even have a TV in my room (which, I admit, most kids my age did), and I didn’t have a computer or even a CD player. This was in the mid-1990s. That Build a Bear thigny seems cool by the way.

  8. This is great, I have goddaughters her age and I am always stumped as to what to get them (although they won’t be getting IPads either!!). Really useful though…especially Lush bathbombs…think that could be making an appearance! 🙂

  9. Our last gift for a 9 years old was a camera… a bit selfish gift as I really fed up with my phone being used as a snapping tool all the time

  10. I think this list is like mine lol. I love the Rocky road slabs too and lush bath bombs, but I admit I didn’t know what a Inkoo is 🙂

  11. Wise words GG….. I personally like the Inkoo Blingoos – for me, not my daughter because she is far too young for it. 😉

  12. I actually want a build a bear and I am 27! 😀
    Great list. I only have boys so I don’t get to buy so much of this stuff, I do have a niece & cousin around this age though and sure they would like most of this stuff.
    My niece is mainly into creative kind of stuff, designing jewellery, sewing, all that kind of thing. I think she wants those rainbow loom things which are popular in america?

  13. Nice ideas. We’ve yet to visit Build-a-Bear – they ain’t cheap, but then, neither is an iPad! 🙂 Thanks for sharing, GG.


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