9-12 years old can be a bit tricky to buy for, as they are not quite a teenager yet but they are a bit old for some of the toys on the market. So can you get for a kid this age?
Gaming Consoles: There are loads and loads of different consoles to choose from. There are handhelds available from Sony and Nintendo. You can get the latest 3D handheld from Nintendo or the new PSP Go! from Sony. There is the Xbox 360 which is always a popular choice with boys, the Nintendo Wii which has been on countless christmas lists over the years or the Sony Playstation which is a classic gaming console.
Lego sets: Although a lot of people think the lego sets are for a slightly younger age, there are more and more being released for this age range for example the lego lord of the rings sets are suitable for ages 9 years and up and are very popular with this age range. There is Lego friends for girls which again is very popular.
Clothing: This is always a great idea as there are so many clothing range out there and lots of different choices for both boys and girls so your sure to find a style to suit everyone.
Mobile Phones: More and more kids are getting these at a younger age, they don’t have to be the latest iPhone or Blackberry, they can be a phone which isn’t just as expensive as at that age getting newer models for christmas etc is a popular choice for parents as a present.
Board Games: Again this is a great idea as there are loads of games available for age range and keeps them occupied over the holidays.
Check the item BEFORE you buy:
Safety: Always be sure to read the safety guidelines on the toys/items before you buy them and be sure to check that it is suitable for your kids age range.