Shopping for gifts for kids can be stressful! Here are 19 awesome gifts for an 8 year old girl, so you’re certain to find the one that fits her perfectly!
I always write my gift guides for the aunt (or cousin, or grandma, or friend) out there like me. The one that knows exactly what her own kids would love at their current ages, but is clueless on what to get a child at any other age. When I go to try and buy a gift for my nieces (ages 12, 9, 6, and 3), I feel lost. I always wish someone would give me a list of awesome gifts that are guaranteed hits for that age and make my life easier. So if you have an 8 year old girl in your life, this list is for you. Sure kids have different interests and some might lean artistic while others dig athletics, but this is a list of 19 awesome gifts, so pick the one that feels like the best fit for the 8 year old in your life, feeling confident that it’s going to be met with a smile!
Awesome Gifts for 8-Year-Old Girls
Spider Web Swing: Whether you prefer to sit or stand, this delightfully fun tree swing can support up to 660 pounds on a resilient nest of hand-braided spider webbing. It provides a roomy nest for a kid- and even a couple of friends – to lay back, sway, and spot cloud shapes.
Light-Up Tracing Pad: The evenly lit surface makes tracing lines easy to see, even in pillow forts or camping tents with low lighting. Plus, it perfectly pairs with glow in the dark toys at home!
KiwiCo Kits: This monthly delivery of STEAM-focused projects and crafts are a mom’s dream because everything you need is included in a single box. With a new project each month, kids stay excited about learning how things work and problem solving.
Invisible Disappearing Ink Markers: This magical invisible ink pen will write your secret message. Once your secret message is written with this invisible ink pen wait a few seconds shine the light from the cover of the pen and REVEAL MYSTERY OF THE SECRET MESSAGE.
Folding Razor Scooter: The kick scooter designs with adjustable handlebar, which means that you can adjust T-bar from 27.6″ to 30.7″ from the ground. 3 adjustable height options to accommodate ages 4~12, suitable for 33″ to 60″ height. Made of sturdy aluminum alloy and steel, weighs only 5.9lbs, making it easy for you to maneuver and carry.
Rainbow Scratch Art Note Pad: The Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Box of Rainbow Mini Notes includes 125 easy to use rainbow mini notes which kids can use to jot down notes, etch doodles, and create cool illustrations and designs.
Crayola Art Inspiration Carrying Case: Coloring supplies: features 64 crayon, 20 short colored pencils, 20 Pip-Squeak washable markers, 20 fine tip washable markers, and 15 large sheets of drawing paper, all conveniently stored in a stunning graphic travel case.
National Geographic “Why” Book: With hundreds of topics ranging from silly to serious, this book has the expert information you need in a fun and entertaining format that will keep kids digging for answers. Answers include all kinds of fascinating extra info like top ten lists, weird-but-true facts, explorer profiles, and cool activities.
Walkie Talkies: Our Kids walkie talkies have cool call alert function, crisp and smooth sound quality with adjustable volume level. Equipped with high Anti-interference function to reduce noise to enhance the fun of parent-child interaction.
Light Up Terrarium Kit: Let your child discover the beauty of nature by creating their own beautiful terrarium with this all-inclusive kit. Watch as it grows by day and glows at night with the innovative LED light under the lid.
Harry Potter Great Hall Lego Kit: The LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall is here. Complete with house banners, movable spiral staircase, potions room, treasure room, and magic items. A great addition to the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts collection for any boy or girl!
Friendship Bracelet Maker Kit: Spread friendship all around the world with this My Friendship Bracelet Maker Travel Edition kit that includes 20 pre-cut Prism threads in 10 cool colors; this clever contraption makes it easy for crafty kids to create wonderful friendship bracelets that promote positivity and love everywhere they go.
Board game favorites that help with math skills: As a homeschooling mom, I sometimes stress over math. I want them to understand it and enjoy it, so I put a lot of pressure on myself to make it engaging and fun! The easiest way I’ve found to do this is with board games.
Crochet Mermaid Tail Snuggle Blanket: Hand Crocheted Mermaid Tail Blanket for Kids to slip inside and look and feel like a real little mermaid. You will find that mermaid blanket being the perfect gift for kids to realize their mermaid dreams.
What to give to the 8-year old who has everything?
As a mom to an 8 year old I can attest to the fact that we have a lot of stuff. Some stuff is great, favorites even, and we use those items regularly but I’m not always thrilled at the idea of adding another thing into the mix out of fear it will end up piled in the corner collecting dust. So what are some good gifts to give to the 8 year old that already seems to have everything? Here are some ideas I know that Hailey would love, and I’d love too!
Gift card: to an ice cream shop, to the movies, to the climbing gym, to Target. Anywhere really. 8 year olds love the freedom and autonomy that comes with getting to spend a gift card on whatever his or her heart desires.
Magazine subscription: David’s mom got the girls subscriptions to Ranger Rick Jr. and it’s a welcomed surprise every month! First of all, who doesn’t love getting mail? Secondly, they love the pictures and learning new facts. Thirdly, I love then it can be recycled and out of my house. Other great magazines for kids include National Geographic Kids, and Highlights Magazine.
A subscription or lesson that will encourage a hobby. You can purchase single kids cooking classes at Sur La Table or Flour Power. A sewing or painting class would be awesome for an art lover, as well. You could also look into horse back riding or a climbing gym or a golf lesson. It’s always a welcome treat to be gifted an experience.
Frame one of her original art pieces in a beautiful frame. So often gets put on the fridge then shoved in the back of a drawer (or the trash can). An original work of art displayed in a beautiful frame and hung on the wall is a thoughtful gift that the child can feel proud of day in and day out.
Annual membership to a favorite museum, gym, etc. This certainly falls under the category of a big gift, but for the same price as a few clunky, plastic toys, a child can enjoy 365 days to a science museum, a zoo, an activity gym, a botanical garden, etc, etc. Much like a jelly of the month club, it’s the gift that keeps on giving all year!
I hope you find these helpful and if you have any sure-fire wins, please share them in the comments!