When trying to find the perfect gift we often find ourselves cursing a little inside. What is your child going to really like? Sure, you could get something that is completely educational but you know that deep down they probably won’t like it. Unless the educational value is well-hidden, of course, and if it is then you should be golden. In this article we are going to discuss the best gift options for a 9 year old boy so that we can take a little bit of the sting out of searching and give you some ideas that are fun and indeed, sometimes education in a sneaky way that won’t drive the child away. Let’s discuss some modern toy options that your child is gonna like.
What passes for cool these days?
We all have our favorite childhood toys but let’s face it, what was cool when we were young isn’t necessarily going to thrill a child of today. In the information age the toys have gotten pretty amazing. The difficult part is separating the wheat from the chaff, after all, what you might think is ‘pretty neat’ may be yesterday’s hit. We’re hoping to avert such a disaster with this little list, so, without further ado, here are some examples that your child is going to LOVE (a few of which sneak in a little learning too!). Let’s take a look.
Air Wars Battle Drones
Our first entry is Air Wars Battle Drones and this is a lot of fun that won’t break the bank. So what are battle drones? Battle drones are inexpensive drones that are DESIGNED for a little rough and tumble. They have built-in propeller guars that help to protect them from the inevitable wall collisions, with the drone generally bouncing right back, and each drone has 4 attack strategies that may be employed against the other drone (included in the package!). Also included inside the box are 10 weapons that may be affixed to your drone, such as spears, hooks on lines (to grab and drag the other drone down or into the wall), and more. All in all, everything your kiddo needs to have amazing drone battles with their friends is present. If you are looking for a fun gift then take a peek at these Battle Drones and you might find that the search is over. The only caveat is the battery time, as these flights are going to be for 7 minutes at a time but these are cheap enough that an extra set or two might be great as a gift or even as stocking stuffers!
Traxxas Slash 2WD
The first ‘short course RC truck’, the Traxxas slash is a whole lot of fun in a tiny package. Capable of speeds up to 35 miles per hour, to keep your child from crashing it there is even a training mode that sets the speed down to 15 mph until they can get the hang of how it handles. That’s not all, however, as this vehicle is the gift that keeps on giving. The reason for this is that you can upgrade just about every aspect of the truck. You can get custom bodies or blank ones so your child can customize it by themselves. You can armor it with better shocks or even upgrade the battery and engine, potentially reaching speeds of up to 70 miles per hour. These vehicles are the real deal and a great way to introduce your child to the world of RC recreation (not to mention the bonding time that there will be when you help them to upgrade their vehicle!). If your child loves cars and trucks then this Traxxas is sure to be a favorite of theirs for many years to come.
Lego Crazy Action Contraptions
Lego is one of those companies that has let their products evolve over time and the results are that they are just as entertaining now as they were when we were kids, if not MORE. This 105 block lego set
“This 105 block lego set allows your child to create 16 different projects.”
allows your child to create 16 different projects, such as the ‘Rocket Wall Racer’ or the ‘Squeezeclaw Grabber’. Not only that, but after they play with the designs they can make their own variants, with the only limits being their creativity. You should know, however, that this is likely going to occupy all of their attention once it’s unwrapped. So don’t say that we didn’t warn you! When it comes to fun for young, creative minds, it’s really hard to beat Legos.
Sphero Robot Orb
Some final words
In today’s article we have discussed a few creative options out there for ensuring the delight of young boys everywhere. Whether you go with fighting drones, swift RC vehicles, supercharged legos, or a programmable robot you are sure to bring a smile to the child’s face. All of these toys have a touch of wonder and contain modern technology so that the child won’t give you a look like you’ve just given them a wooden horse. Whatever you choose, we hope that you and your child have a great time with your gift!