Age nine is really fun. Kids this age are on the cusp of growing up, but they're still happy to play in the mud, do crazy cannonballs into the pool, and dress up for afternoons of make-believe.
If you have a 9-year-old girl in your life, I have some birthday gift ideas that will please most any personality.
Fancy dresses are nice, but most 9-year-olds live in and love everyday basics.
If you buy a nine-year-old any of the following they are bound to get worn: t-shirts, tank tops with thick straps, comfy pull-on style shorts, and leggings.
Here's a rule of thumb for you when you go shopping: stick to solids, look for soft materials, and stay away from trendy messages + large logos.
For starters, take a peek at Tea Collection's NEW tween collection. The brand - which is known for their globally-inspired clothing in super soft materials - now offers clothing in sizes 7-16. Just wait until you see some of our favorites - the Astronaut Graphic Tee, Say Hello Graphic Tee, Pull-On Shorts, and Solid Leggings.
It's no mystery that any tween girl will love the Nancy Drew Tote by Out of Print. Made with quality materials, the bag is an ideal gift for any young reader. You don't even have to buy wrapping paper! Toss in a few action-packed novels, a pack of gummy worms (aka "bookworms"), and a bookmark...and you'll have a thrilling present.
Our Arizona kids wear flip-flops year round, but girls from any state or climate will appreciate a new pair of beach-inspired sandals. These super sweet seashell flip-flops by Reef are a pretty pastel peach. Casual enough to wear with shorts, but dressy enough to pair with a swishy skirt too. Smaller sizes (3/4, 5/6, 7/8, and 9/10) have a backstrap for easier walking.
Athletic clothing is one of my go-to gifts for kids of all ages. Because they are comfortable, breathable, and somewhat "neutral" in design, athletic clothes are an almost no-fail gift, regardless of the birthday kid's personality or interests.
For well-made, well-fitting, and stylish clothing for runners, hikers, bikers, swimmers, and explorers, browse the collection at Athleta Girl by Gap Inc. Available in sizes XS (6), S (7), M (8-10), L (12), and XL (14).
If you know a girl with starry eyes and her head in the clouds, take a look at the NEW Apollo 11 Astronaut Suit by Aeromax Toys. This suit was specially made to celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. Super cute + well-made with official NASA and Apollo 11 patches, the suit also comes with a coordinating cap that can be worn with other clothing. Available in sizes 2/3, 4/6, 6/8, and 8/10.
What birthday gift ideas would you add for 9-year-old girls?
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* Some of the above products were sent to us for testing/review purposes. As always, I only feature items we truly love and you're always welcome to contact me directly with any questions.