21 Awesome 8th Birthday Gifts

    30th September, 2019

Kick back and relax with this awesome list of 8th birthday gifts!

Eight can be a tough age to pick a gift for. They're not quite ready for their first car, but they also might not be stoked to unwrap a teething toy, and there are A LOT of gift ideas in between. Our experts have done the research, met or raised other 8 year olds, and like to think they've got a pretty good idea of what these soon to be tweens are into! You get them something we actually like, and our hard work pays off. Awesome Possum!

Ravensburger GraviTrax Marble Run

I bought this set as a birthday gift for my 8-year-old nephew. It's the perfect gift for a child who likes building things. I like that you can create it 100 different ways so it doesn't get old. It's a great way to have early science discussions about gravity and force while also having fun.

This original marble run toy made with high-quality material provides fun and learning! The Ravensburger GraviTrax Marble Run and STEM Toy features 122 pieces, and the interactive track system of the game allows kids to design their own race tracks. While doing that, they use concepts of gravity, kinetics, and magnetism to propel their ball to the finish. This fantastic toy makes an excellent, screen-free 8th birthday gift.

Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-28 Paperback

Wow!!! This has been a gigantic hit for my 7 year old! She literally carries the box around the house, brings it in the car everywhere we go, and is reading nonstop (and she isn't one to just pick up a book and read).

Magic Tree House Boxed Set is a lovely way to foster a love for reading in a child’s heart. This fantastic 6th birthday gift option is now with some new, colorful covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system. A series of fun and exciting adventures, all around the world and throughout history, this bestselling chapter book series all-time features 28 paperback books.

Learning Resources Botley the Coding Robot

What a great toy. It is very easy to demonstrate to a 5 year old. She just took off with the concepts and loves instructing Botley where to move. Really impressed with the obstacle detection of this robot and also the line following capabilities. He is really fun to play with and a good robot design.

Botley, the Coding Robot is a kid’s best friend. This fantastic screen-free play can teach kids to code, which makes Botley a tremendous 8th birthday gift to develop STEM skills. It doesn’t require phones or tablets - Botley has the Smart logic function, which allows it to identify objects and dodge them. He can also follow black-line paths, looping commands, and take on obstacle courses. He even has hidden features to unlock.

Harry Potter: The Complete Series

This set is very nice and should be a must for any Harry Potter fan. I cried when I got these books. They are so amazing and the box is AWESOME!!!! These are probably the best covers I’ve seen other than the original set. The work is amazing and I could not be happier with these :)

This is a must for any kid and one of the best 8th birthday gifts ever. This boxed set of Harry Potter’s complete series features a new design, brilliantly done by Brian Selznick, a Caldecott Medalist. J.K. Rowling’s world shows kids the magic of reading books: they will love to go in adventures with Harry, Hermione, and Ron, and will want to travel to Hogwarts castle every day.

Junie B. Jones Complete Kindergarten Collection

The children so loved the Series. It arrived safely, and beautifully packaged. With Paper Dolls included for extra fun. My 6yr old daughter reads 3 to 4 chapters a day. Sometime the whole book. Then she writes her own book of what she read. She absolutely loves Junie B Jones books and the pictures make it so funny. She reads to me and we laugh till we cry.

The Junie B. Jones Complete Kindergarten Collection makes a fantastic addition to a child’s bookshelf and a great sixth birthday gift. Give books to a kid! This hilarious bestselling chapter book series has over 65 million copies sold. It features 17 of the Junie B. Jones kindergarten adventures and an exclusive paper-doll bonus.

Janod My First Confetti Electronic Piano

This attractive, colorful 18-key mini-replica piano will delight children and introduce them to the joy of piano playing. It's stable, and its size is ideally suited for younger players. A fantastic birthday gift to any kid from 3 to 8-years-old, it includes four scores to enable them to play the piano like a true prodigy.

Bigshot DIY Digital Camera Kit

Easy and simple to assemble. Very prompt shipment and very good price.

Imagine a super fun DIY camera that teaches fundamental concepts in optics, electromagnetism, mechanics, electronics, and image processing to kids. That’s what the Bigshot DIY Digital Camera Kit does. This lovely science gift for kids gets them to tap into their creative potential as a photographer right after they have made the camera themselves. Cool, right?

Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit

I bought this wand as a present a 9 year old and am delighted with it! Opening the box had a real wow factor for both my niece and myself (she loved the spells poster and the stickers - very nice touch). The Harry Potter challenges and spells are super fun and are entertaining enough to keep the kids interest up trying to solve the puzzles.

A must for Harry Potter lovers, the Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit is a fantastic DIY kit that shows kids ways to use a Bluetooth Coding Wand. By doing that, they can make magic, with a wave, a twirl, and a twist, and learn to code with 70+ step-by-step creative challenges. This fantastic 8th, 9th or 10th birthday gift allows kids to make feathers fly, fire flow, goblets multiply, pumpkins grow, and more!

Crazy Forts - 69 Pieces

This is one of the coolest toys I have ever purchased for my kids. This has been by far my son's favorite Christmas gift this year and I'm sure we'll get plenty more use out of this set. Recommended! This is an ideal toy for any child that likes to build dens. Lots of fun had making different styles and keeps kids entertained for hours. Recommended.

Kids love to build forts - the Crazy Forts toy makes everything easier and funnier. This set features 69 pieces, which include 44 reinforced sticks and 25 geometrically precise balls made of solid plastic. The Crazy Forts set makes a fantastic 8th birthday gift for a child - it’s durable, portable, easy to build, and promotes collaborative play. More sets may be added for even more fun and bigger forts!

Spikeball 3 Ball Kit

Quality product and love that you get the bag and spare ball. We played for about 4 hours straight and only stopped as we were exhausted from diving around and laughing. Really fun game - materials great. Make sure you really pull the net tight as having a net with high tension is key to the game. The best is how portable it is - comes with a drawstring bag.

Spikeball 3 Ball Kit is as seen on shark tank. This fun and active game features foldable legs for a sturdier product that handles wrong dives and falls, plus a portability bonus! This 2 on 2 engaging game is a fantastic, screen-free 8th birthday gift - it can be played with rules similar to volleyball, on places like tailgates, the lawn, college campuses, yard, backyard, or beach.

Push Pin Travel Map Kit

This item really exceeded my expectations. After scratching off where I’ve been I hung it up on the wall. It looks clean from where it was scratched and looks professional hanging on the wall. Very pleased with this purchase.

A lovely wall decoration item and a great gift for kids, the Push Pin Travel Map Kit features a beautiful cork map, hand-printed in Barcelona with a matte and warm finish. This kit includes 194 different country flags with 100 sticks, 64 food stickers, 64 monuments stickers, and double-sided tape hangers for an easy installation.

Trademark Innovations 6' Giant Teepee Play House

This was a Christmas gift for our daughter. It turned out better than I had envisioned! I had so much fun decorating it! Love that it's a neutral color, as it's set up on our living room.

Children will adore the Trademark Innovations 6' Giant Teepee Play House of Pine Wood with Carry Case. This playhouse has a canvas made of durable cotton with double stitched seams, and the poles made of durable pine wood.

LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Kit with Remote Control

This is an awesome set and a big hit with the kids. Instructions are well laid out and easy to follow. Great Kit with Huge Learning Opportunity

One of the best available stem gifts for kids, the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 31313 Robot Kit with Remote Control for Kids, allows them to build and code a fully-functional robot that walks, talks, and even plays games and completes tasks. This STEM toy gets everyone to build a robot and learn about engineering.

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magic Set

The props are made of wood, so they're durable, and the tricks really are great. There's a nice range of tricks here in terms of the skill required. Most of these tricks should doable (in some cases, with a little effort) by school age children. And several seem easy enough for pre-schoolers to enjoy performing and get started.

The Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magic Set is a gold standard 8th birthday gift for a budding magician. It features some kid-friendly instructions and gives all the tools kids need to succeed making these tricks: A Disappearing Ball, Magic Coin Box, Magic Number Prediction, Money Maker, Secret Silks, Egyptian Prediction, Cylinder Squeeze, Great Escape, Vanishing Zone, and Vanishing Coin.

Anki Cozmo, A Fun, Educational Toy Robot for Kids

I bought this robot about a year ago and everytime that I have turned him on and played with him up to this day makes me feel so excited. What I enjoy most about cozmo is that his app gets updated very frequently and it makes you want to go and explore more about what he can do. Cozmo is a great robot and what he can do can never get old.

A real-life robot, Cozmo is any kid’s sidekick. This amazing toy is a fantastic 8th birthday gift for kids who want to learn how to code creatively. They can use Explorer Mode to see things from Cozmo’s perspective, or they can challenge it to games. Cozmo requires a compatible iOS or Android device plus the free Cozmo app, the kit includes 3 cubes and 1 charger.

LEGO Creator Modular Modern Home Building Kit

This is a great lego set! We loved how versatile it is! There are many different "build" variations and it has enough very general peices for kids to build from imagination as well. This is a 3 in1 modern home kit that comes with electric car, flat screen TV and trampoline, plus doggie. Not only that, but in the instructions there are also pictures of building other designs of homes with the pieces provided.

The LEGO Creator Modular Modern Home Building kit is 3 in 1. The 386 pieces can be used to build the Modern Home with a skylight, big windows, a garden trampoline, and more; or the Lakeside Home, with a jetty; or even the Garden Home that features a buildable lawn gnome! This fantastic eighth birthday gift idea includes 2 minifigures and a buildable dog, for unlimited fun.

Micro Maxi Kick Scooter with T-bar

We take these scooters EVERYWHERE. To the park, on the paved trails, through the neighbourhood to the convenience store to buy slushies in the summer, through rainy puddles in the driveway. The bearings still run perfectly and the brakes are like new. They're stable and fun to use and I don't hesitate to emphatically recommend Micro scooters to any family looking to spend some outdoor time together.

Micro Maxi Kick Scooter with T-bar isn’t a regular scooter. The steering features a carving and a curving action that gives the feeling of being on a skateboard but with better stability and control. This cool 8th birthday gift is fun and high-quality. This scooter has a robust 3-wheel construction, and a smooth glide.

Days of Wonder Ticket to Ride

Simple to learn, it takes one game to get to grips with the mechanics and after that the strategy and tactics elements are easy to develop from there, and you get a deeper experience the more you play it. The scoring is really effective in creating excitement, particularly towards the end of a game, and the gameplay rewards both risky and conservative approaches, depending on how the board develops. It's really inclusive, and has unbelievable replay value. I love it.

This fantastic board game for any tabletop enthusiast, Days of Wonder Ticket to Ride makes a great 8th birthday gift. This cross-country train adventure takes children to a time where apps didn’t exist. In this game, players collect and play matching train cards. The winner is the one who claims railway routes and connects cities through North America. It has tons of replay value and fun for the whole family!

LEGO Minecraft 21114 The Farm

Cute set. All the pieces were there and in good shape. Nothing was misshapen. My son loves this lego. I'm so happy with it because it gets him away from the TV. He seems to really be using his imagination.

This lovely LEGO set is a brilliant 8th birthday gift for the young Minecraft and LEGO lover. This kit features a Steve minifigure with an accessory. The skeleton, its bow, a cow, and a sheep are also included, plus 262 different lego pieces. Many elements of the Minecraft universe are included, so children can play with both at the same time!

Star Wars Remote Control Millennium Falcon Quad

This quad is awesome! Fun little toy. Sturdy and stands up to lots of crashing, which is good because it can be tough to fly. Can't beat it for the price, fun factor, and novelty.

This must be one of the best 8th birthday gifts out there for budding Star Wars lovers! The most iconic ship in Luke Skywalker’s universe is now available for purchase. The Air Hogs Star Wars Remote Control Millennium Falcon Quad features cool authentic sounds, LED lights, and 4 rotors that are hidden on the body of the ship for some space-like flight. It comes with remote control and the instruction guide.

Simon Swipe Game

We purchased this updated version of Simon for our 8 year old daughter and she loves it. It has a lot of different play modes including the old standard color pattern mode. My daughter liked it so much, she wanted to give it to friends as birthday and Christmas gifts which we have done over the last few months. They have all been well received. Overall, this is a nice upgrade to the classic Simon game that is fun and challenging for all ages.

A modern twist in the classic Simon game, the Simon Swipe Game is a fantastic 8th birthday gift for girls and boys who love a challenge. This toy includes the classic Simon game plus 3 other modes. Kids need to swipe and tap the right combinations: they can do it solo, or make it a party. This toy features 16 levels of engaging, screen-free fun!