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#1 udontnome

Posted 17 July 2019 - 09:01 PM

Posting here for more traffic;

My youngest son is turning 9 in a few weeks & I’m completely blank on what to get him so I’m desperately seeking ideas. I usually get LEGO but I want to avoid LEGO this time.  He is interested in;

Marvels/superhero’s
Fortnite
iPad/Xbox
Dinosaur
LEGO

We live close to Sydney so I thought marvel pack tickets to comic con but it’s not till over a month after his birthday.

#2 xx1stxx

Posted 17 July 2019 - 09:06 PM

My 9 year old is right into beyblades at the moment.

#3 nasty snaugh

Posted 17 July 2019 - 09:12 PM

My nearly 9 year old is all about Pokemon at the moment

Also, anything that involves building stuff - models, Meccano type stuff

#4 Jersey Caramel

Posted 17 July 2019 - 09:25 PM

My 9yo DS is really into Gravitrax, which is like a marble run system. You get a starter set and then extensions for it - handy for next xmas, or when relatives ask for gift ideas too.

We're also into board/table games,  so often get a new game of some sort for birthdays. We like Catan, Carcassone, Azul, Saboteur, Blokus, Gubs... to name a few.

Edited by Jersey Caramel, 17 July 2019 - 09:27 PM.


#5 seayork2002

Posted 17 July 2019 - 09:53 PM

We loves smashers (Has done since he was 9)

#6 lizzzard

Posted 17 July 2019 - 10:09 PM

My DS got some Fortnight collectibles for Christmas (soft toys) - we got them from EB Games. They were a hit.

#7 chicken_bits

Posted 17 July 2019 - 11:01 PM

Get the tickets! He's old enough to understand that he can wait a month to experience the gift. Then get him something small to play with on his actual birthday.

For Christmas, we got the kids (ages 4 and 7) tickets to disney on ice. They didn't care that they had to wait 6 months. They still got presents on Christmas Day.

#8 Grrrumbles

Posted 17 July 2019 - 11:21 PM

A new scooter was the standout gift for DS9. He used his vouchers to buy new headphones for the computer.

For Christmas I am thinking table tennis table or basket ball hoop. He also loves remote controlled anything - the Lambourgini from KMart gets used.

#9 Treasure Island

Posted 18 July 2019 - 10:59 AM

I would go with the Marvel theme and get the tickets and some other merchandise to go with it for him to have on the day, maybe a costume he can wear to comic con. Marvel cake, super hero dress up party if he is having one...

#10 JBH

Posted 18 July 2019 - 11:02 AM

If you get the tickets, perhaps get a pack of Marvel Ooshies to unwrap on the day. My 8 year old and 12 year old both like those.

#11 udontnome

Posted 18 July 2019 - 11:07 AM

Thank you all for your help - much appreciated.  

Does anyone know if comic con would be enjoyed by a 9 year old?

#12 Holidayromp

Posted 18 July 2019 - 12:51 PM

View Postchicken_bits, on 17 July 2019 - 11:01 PM, said:

Get the tickets! He's old enough to understand that he can wait a month to experience the gift. Then get him something small to play with on his actual birthday.

For Christmas, we got the kids (ages 4 and 7) tickets to disney on ice. They didn't care that they had to wait 6 months. They still got presents on Christmas Day.

I agree plus it’s more ‘stuff’ that not only accumulated but sticks to the bottom of your feet (figurines I am looking at you here)!

As the kids get older the more I am into experiences!

#13 WannabeMasterchef

Posted 18 July 2019 - 06:49 PM

View PostGrrrumbles, on 17 July 2019 - 11:21 PM, said:

A new scooter was the standout gift for DS9. He used his vouchers to buy new headphones for the computer.

For Christmas I am thinking table tennis table or basket ball hoop. He also loves remote controlled anything - the Lambourgini from KMart gets used.

DD wants rollerskates for her upcoming 9th Bday.

#14 chicken_bits

Posted 18 July 2019 - 07:00 PM

View PostHolidayromp, on 18 July 2019 - 12:51 PM, said:

I agree plus it’s more ‘stuff’ that not only accumulated but sticks to the bottom of your feet (figurines I am looking at you here)!

As the kids get older the more I am into experiences!

I LOVE experience gifts. We have quite a lot of extended family that live interstate/overseas and often ask for gift suggestions for the kids. I always suggest experiences. It's easy for them to just send through money and the kids get a fun day out and remember that they got to go to xyz because of x family member. Much more memorable than yet another toy to add to the growing stash of unplayed with toys.




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