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What did/are your 9 year old girls getting for their birthdays?

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SalterWatcher Sat 05-Sep-20 19:13:48

Just that really - after some ideas for DD aged 9 soon for birthday gift ideas:

She loves:

LOL dolls
little mix
Sylvanian Family
Reading - what are your 9 year olds reading. She's not keen on Harry Potter
Writing
Dance (does ballet - tap and modern)
Swimming
Plays violin and piano.

Very sensitive and intuitive - loves stationary!

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Stompythedinosaur Sat 05-Sep-20 19:39:18

9yo dd1 loves her skateboard and rollerblades atm. She still likes lego (she's particularly into the harry potter sets which may not help you) and gravitrax. And she likes magic tricks (the ones aimed at adults not kids) and board games (particularly Labyrinth, Dobble, Carcassonne, Hive and Tatsu).

Re books, recent hits have been the Murder Most Unladylike books, Lightning Girl and the Tracey Beaker books.

lucillevanpelt Sat 05-Sep-20 19:53:11

Below are some that have been read and re-read by our bookworm (similar age).
* = ones that are perhaps less well-known but worth a look in my opinion!

Obvs it’s really personal what each child will enjoy. smile

Book series:
* Ramona (Beverley Cleary)
Murder Most Unladylike (Robin Stevens)
Ottoline (Chris Riddell)
* Dotty Detective (Clara Vulliamy). Easy reads but fun and v likeable character... who loves stationary!
Mallory Towers (Enid Blyton) not everyone’s cup of tea, obviously, but if you like this sort of thing then it’s a good series.
The Worst Witch (Jill Murphy). Well-known but there was an addition to the series published two years ago.

Individual books:
* The Ordinary Princess (M.M. Kay)
Gobbolino the Witch’s Cat (Ursula Moray Williams)
* The Magic Half (Annie Barrows)
The Secret Lake (Karen Inglis)
* The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (E. L. Konigsburg) This is quite quirky and is set in US so some contextual words that daughter might ask about, but I think it’s a really good thought-provoking story.

lucillevanpelt Sat 05-Sep-20 19:54:55

Oh! And another non-book item I would highly recommend is Bananagrams. Can also be enjoyed by adults, and great to take on holiday (about the size of a pencil case).

SalterWatcher Sat 05-Sep-20 19:59:37

Brill thanks! I will go through these suggestions.

Yes she's absolutely mad about Lego! We have so many sets!

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SalterWatcher Sat 05-Sep-20 20:00:37

Stompythedinosaur

9yo dd1 loves her skateboard and rollerblades atm. She still likes lego (she's particularly into the harry potter sets which may not help you) and gravitrax. And she likes magic tricks (the ones aimed at adults not kids) and board games (particularly Labyrinth, Dobble, Carcassonne, Hive and Tatsu).

Re books, recent hits have been the Murder Most Unladylike books, Lightning Girl and the Tracey Beaker books.


She has Gravitrax but could do with more of it

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Guineapigbridge Sat 05-Sep-20 20:01:50

Monopoly deal card game
Watercolour art pencils and paper

Guineapigbridge Sat 05-Sep-20 20:02:36

Bananagrams is great

SalterWatcher Sat 05-Sep-20 20:02:39

Guineapigbridge

Monopoly deal card game
Watercolour art pencils and paper


Super yes she loves her tin of water colours - also has acrylics - pencils a super idea and more paper thanks keep them coming!

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Guineapigbridge Sat 05-Sep-20 20:04:07

@lucillevanpelt amazing book suggestions!

Guineapigbridge Sat 05-Sep-20 20:05:18

Does she have a pet? What about a couple of guinea pigs? Or a fish in a tank?

SalterWatcher Sat 05-Sep-20 20:07:25

No pets and I'm not sure could do guinea pigs but fish in a tank very possible

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SendHelp30 Sat 05-Sep-20 20:07:30

My DD also loves books and couple of favourites have been the worst witch series and the dirty detective series. She’s younger than your DD though at 7.
What about a children’s sewing machine? She sounds very similar to my DD and she’s taken up sewing in lockdown and absolutely loves it.

AltheaVestr1t Sat 05-Sep-20 20:08:35

Mine is after some modelling clay and sylvanian families. Books that are currently firm favourites: Judy Moody, Ottoline, Angelina Fang and Jacqueline Wilson.

BikeRunSki Sat 05-Sep-20 20:14:47

Last night I posted about DS’s birthday on Monday, but I am more organised for DD who will be 9 next month

Stationary subscription
Fluffy onesie
Big Bobble Hat
Your name in lights
Board game - we really like Ticket to Ride
YY to the Ramona books
Pippi Longstocking books

lucillevanpelt Sat 05-Sep-20 20:19:28

Ah this is great - am going to make a note of some of these suggestions - thinking ahead to Christmas! Thanks OP! smile

BikeRunSki Sat 05-Sep-20 20:34:21

Me too @lucillevanpelt 😊

SalterWatcher Sat 05-Sep-20 21:13:18

BikeRunSki

Last night I posted about DS’s birthday on Monday, but I am more organised for DD who will be 9 next month

Stationary subscription
Fluffy onesie
Big Bobble Hat
Your name in lights
Board game - we really like Ticket to Ride
YY to the Ramona books
Pippi Longstocking books


Wow thanks!

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SalterWatcher Sat 05-Sep-20 21:13:49

You're welcome ladies!

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Ishihtzuknot Sat 05-Sep-20 21:28:54

Heelies, telescope, shrinkles, canvas and paints, David walliams books, tamagotchi, butterfly garden, ty beanie boos, squishies, slime, musical instrument song books, scratch art, karaoke machine, lego, 3d puzzle, Pictionary air, Blume dolls

badlydrawnbear Sat 05-Sep-20 22:07:49

She was 9 in April. She got a Nintendo game, Lego, a stack of books (David Walliams, Jacqueline Wilson, Tom Gates, Amelia Fang, The Girl Who Speaks Bear, Charlotte's Web ), an ipod (I wanted to get her something to play music on and DH said an ipod was the thing, but I hadn't realised it could access the whole internet and she uses it to watch youtube videos of people playing minecraft all the time, I really wish we hadn't got that), a smart sketcher.

She likes books, Harry Potter, Lego, stationery, Sylvanian Families but they are her younger sister's, Minecraft, other Nintendo switch games, cuddly toys, Marvel. I bought the board game Labyrinth last Christmas, but she rarely plays it but 5 year old DD2 and I enjoy it. She also got the VTech secret diary last Christmas which she loved for a while but I haven't seen or heard of it for ages.

Books: I recently bought the A Place Called Perfect trilogy by Helena Duggan, which she is really enjoying. The first one was only a couple of pounds when I was browsing Amazon one day, but the other 2 were more expensive.

Aroundtheworldin80moves Sat 05-Sep-20 22:14:10

DD got...
- HP Lego
- new sleeping bag (loves camping, had grown out if her child sized one)
- Cubs hoody (bought before lockdown with a few camps in the summer plans which never happened)
- jigsaws
- board games
- a cuddly owl
- books
- new swim bag

Recent books she's enjoyed
- Malory Towers (on book 9)
- Hotel Flamingo
- abridged versions of various classics.
- Amelia Fang.

SalterWatcher Sun 06-Sep-20 07:39:47

badlydrawnbear

She was 9 in April. She got a Nintendo game, Lego, a stack of books (David Walliams, Jacqueline Wilson, Tom Gates, Amelia Fang, The Girl Who Speaks Bear, Charlotte's Web ), an ipod (I wanted to get her something to play music on and DH said an ipod was the thing, but I hadn't realised it could access the whole internet and she uses it to watch youtube videos of people playing minecraft all the time, I really wish we hadn't got that), a smart sketcher.

She likes books, Harry Potter, Lego, stationery, Sylvanian Families but they are her younger sister's, Minecraft, other Nintendo switch games, cuddly toys, Marvel. I bought the board game Labyrinth last Christmas, but she rarely plays it but 5 year old DD2 and I enjoy it. She also got the VTech secret diary last Christmas which she loved for a while but I haven't seen or heard of it for ages.

Books: I recently bought the A Place Called Perfect trilogy by Helena Duggan, which she is really enjoying. The first one was only a couple of pounds when I was browsing Amazon one day, but the other 2 were more expensive.


Thank you she has an old phone as an iPod to watch Disney and play Minecraft in lockdown with her friends.

Has a lot of these things - I'm reading Charlotte's Web to both DC at the moment. She's reading Jacqueline Wilson. Will look at Amelia Fang.

Haven't thought about Nintendo. We are thinking fish and a fish tank!

Thank you everyone

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SalterWatcher Sun 06-Sep-20 07:51:37

Aroundtheworldin80moves

DD got...
- HP Lego
- new sleeping bag (loves camping, had grown out if her child sized one)
- Cubs hoody (bought before lockdown with a few camps in the summer plans which never happened)
- jigsaws
- board games
- a cuddly owl
- books
- new swim bag

Recent books she's enjoyed
- Malory Towers (on book 9)
- Hotel Flamingo
- abridged versions of various classics.
- Amelia Fang.


Think I need to stop buying my kids things throughout the year so much! Realised they have so much - that's why I think I struggle for special occasions (also why we just have so much stuff that causes me a tonne of stress).

Thank you for this list too will look at Amelia Fang books.

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lucillevanpelt Sun 06-Sep-20 20:31:18

Think I need to stop buying my kids things throughout the year so much! Realised they have so much - that's why I think I struggle for special occasions (also why we just have so much stuff that causes me a tonne of stress).

Me too! Just exactly this. 😳

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