Children’s birthdays come and go very quickly. As if they don’t even happen. Though I am a minimalist, and I have seen how overspending on kids just spoils them, I do like to give a gift for them on their birthday. In life a child will often encounter difficult things and why not allow a smile on their birthday.
For it is good to be happy sometimes, even if in the rain and because of the rain:
CRITERIA FOR A BIRTHDAY GIFT FOR MY NINE YEAR OLD SON?
1). Nothing electronic. He spends enough time on the phone and x-box.
2). Something that encourages outdoor activity.
3). Furthers an Interest of his. Not my interests. But something that I have noticed that he enjoys doing. It is more thoughtful this way.
4). Something that he can enjoy with his brothers and sister.
5). Something he can read or that furthers his education and critical thinking skills.
HERE IS MY LIST OF TOP GIFTS FOR A NINE YEAR OLD BOY
Rated in order
WALKAROO STEEL STILTS
I see boys and girls in my neighborhood walking up and down the streets with them. Yet, I am still apprehensive that they will be used on his birthday and then stuffed in the corner of the garage to rust.
BBTAC DUAL SPRING P169 SPRING PISTOLS
Two air soft guns. I enjoy playing with these and so I need one too.
HARDY BOYS STARTER SET
Full of adventure and mystery. Just enough to keep a young boy occupied during summer doldroms.
My son has really caught onto this game craze and he invites friends over to play it with him. Great for learning negotiation skills, connecting with people and socializing as a family.
BOCCE BALL SET
This game gets boys and families outside. Easy to play and definitely appropriate for 9 year olds.