10 Gift Ideas for 8 Year Olds

Gift Ideas for 8 year olds
Over the past couple of months, I’ve been writing blogs with suggested gifts for certain ages and in today’s blog, I’ll be focusing on gifts for 8-year-olds. All the toys I’ve selected fit into the price range I usually give but if you are looking for cheaper or more expensive gifts, then check out my full range of toys for eight-year-olds here.

  1. DIY Cross Stitch Bracelets

DIY Cross Stitch Bracelets

Learn how to cross stitch and make your very own bracelets with this lovely kit.

2. Bottle Sand Art

Bottle Sand Art by Melissa and Doug Toys

Fill the bottles with different coloured sand and either keep them for yourself or give them as decorative gifts to friends and family.

3. Make your own Giant World Map

Create your own Giant World Map Clockwork Soldier

This giant world map comes with activities and stickers to help you learn all about countries and continients.

4. Make your own Pom Poms Kit

Make your own pom poms kit by Djeco

This kit is for children who are happy to sit down and work on a project. It has everything you need to make a really cute pom pom pendants.

5. Bubble Lab

Bubble Lab

If you have a child that wants to know how everything works, then this is a kit for him or her. It comes with an information book all about bubbles and contraptions so that you can make large bubbles.

6. Domino Rally

Wooden Domino Race Track from Goki Toys

Although more expensive than what I’d spend on my children’s friends, this is the kind of gift, I’d splash out on for a godchild or niece or nephew. It has 247 wooden pieces to line up and knock down. This is a game they will keep for years and get great value from.

7. Static Electricity Science Kit

Static Electricity Science Kit

Learn all about electricity and do some fun experiments with this really cool science kit.

8. Playpress Pop-Out Farmyard Play Set

Farmyard pop out play set

Pop out all these pieces, slot them together and you have a complete farm yard set to play with.

9. What’s Up? Game

What's Up Game head bandz

Place the card on the headband on your head and try and guess what is on the card by asking yes/no questions. What’s Up? is a fun game that the whole family can enjoy together.

10.Big Box of Colours

Djeco big box of colours

Although more expensive than I ‘d usually spend on a gift, this is a  colours set that will last for year and any creative 8 year old would LOVE it.

I hope this blog has given you some ideas and inspiration. If you still haven’t found what you are looking for, take a look at my blog for seven-year-olds or nine-year-olds or check out my full range of toys for 6-8-year-olds. Thanks so much for taking the time to read this.

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xx Suzie


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