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The best gifts for children ages 9–11

Grab these gifts for children before they're gone! You'll find fun trinkets, toys, apparel and more to please your picky tweens.

By Allie Early

Whether you're celebrating by the menorah or under the Christmas tree, these super special gifts for kids are so cool that you'll probably want some yourself. From accessories and crafts to games of all kinds, here's your ultimate list.

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Gifts for kids ages 9–11


Just pop LEGO figures like Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle on a special toy pad to bring them to life in this video game. $90, shop.lego.com. Available in PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360

Papertoy Glowbots

This book contains 46 lovable paper craft robots that can be lit with stickers, faux lights—or even Christmas lights.  $18.95, barnesandnoble.com


Colored pencils

Want to bring the rainbow anywhere? This tin of 24 brightly hued pencils can help. $17, shop.eeboo.com

Not Parent Approved

Your kids definitely aren’t ready for Cards Against Humanity. Think of this game as a clean, kid-friendly version that suits the whole crew. $30, amazon.com


Mini Shark 3-D model kit

Mini mariners can create this toothy critter, made of recycled cardboard, in just 20 minutes. $10, uncommongoods.com

Pirate Skeleton Excavation Kit

Play archeologist with this compact pirate bone dig! Kids can gently tap and brush away to unveil the skeleton. $34, seedling.com


Paper Watch

Made from recyclable, water-resistant Tyvek, this battery-powered watch can be personalized with pen, paint and stencils. $15, momastore.org

Zolorcolor Coloring Book

Color the world any way you like with these intricate black-and-white pages complete with googly eyes and mini critters. $8, teichdesign.com


Retro Series Candy Land

Jump back in time with this retro 1967 reprise of kids’ favorite sweet tooth game, featuring frosted gingerbread man playing pieces. $18, target.com


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