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10 Great Gifts for 8 Year Olds

10 Great Gifts 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. Paddington Bear Spot the Difference 

Paddington Bear Spot the Difference Challenges

This box contains 80 Spot the Difference challenges each featuring characters or scenes from Paddington Bear. They are wipe clean and reusable.

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. Sew a Puppy

Galt - Sew a Puppy Kit

Galt – Sew a Puppy Kit

This sewing kit is for children who are just learning to sew. It has everything you need to make a really cute little puppy.

5. Bonkers Bubbles

Galt - Bonkers Bubbles

Galt – Bonkers Bubbles

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. Science of Forces and Energy

The Science of Forces and Energy Science Kit

The Science of Forces and Energy Science Kit

Learn all about energy and how things move with this really cool science kit.

8. Guess Who? Game – discontinued

This is a travel version of this very popular game that will keep kids busy for ages.

9. What’s Up? Game

What's Up Game head bandz

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.

10.Big Box of Colours

Djeco big box of colours

Although more expensive than I ‘d usually spend on a gift, this is a 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 (coming soon!) 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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