20 Gifts for 8-Year-Old Girls That Will Spark Their Imagination
If you’re searching for the perfect gift for the special young lady in your life, then you’ve come to the right place. At the age of 8, girls are at an age where they are curious, imaginative and full of wonder. They are also developing their own unique personalities and interests.
For an eight-year-old girl, the best gifts would be dolls, LEGO sets, STEM toys, craft kits and also age-appropriate board and card games. A girl of this age is in the middle of being a toddler and younger kid and also bigger adolescent kids, so their toys should be upgraded. Look at the list below and find the best gift for your eight-year-old.
20 gifts for a 8-year-old girl
It can be challenging to find a gift that matches their ever-evolving taste, which is why we have compiled a list of fun, engaging, and unique gift ideas that are sure to bring a smile to their face. So, let’s get started and discover some fantastic gift ideas that will make any 8-year-old girl feel special and loved.
A jewellery kit with a secret decoder…now that’s a great gift for 8-year-old girls. You can give this as a Birthday or Christmas gift. This DIY jewelry-making craft kit will give her an enjoyable activity to do for the day even if there’s no party. There are more than 400 beads and charms using which she can make jewellery pieces like bracelets and necklaces. There are sticker sheets which will help her to send secret messages to her friends by adding them to the jewellery and giving them. This set can keep her engaged for a long time. The jewellery pieces will be easy to make and the kit is an awesome practical gift.
- 3 different kinds of charms
- 295 accent beads
- Tips & techniques for making jewellery
She has been seeing her mother or ladies on T.V. enjoying their spa sessions and might be dreaming of going to a spa one day. Make her wish come true by giving her a deluxe gift set. This will allow her to have an exclusive spa session at home. There is a satin mani-pedi bag which she can carry with her and the whole box is designed in a portable way, having a handle. She can carry it with her for playdates with friends. Whether she is in a group of 2 or 6, she can share the kit with them as there are enough products for 6 people to use at one-time. The nail polish bottles in the kit are kid-friendly, non-toxic and water-based.
- Contains a nail dryer
- Includes pedicure slippers
- Inflatable pedicure pool
Let her become the next Miss Marple or Agatha Christie with this outstanding kit. She would love to solve mysteries related to crimes by collecting evidence. The kit has a total of 26 varied experiments which she can carry out. It is thus also a STEM kit which will give her a chance to indulge in role-playing. Some of the interesting things included in the box are plaster powder ( for footprints, tyre tracks etc.), magnifying glass – a must-have for every detective, crime scene tape to cordon off the crime zone, an invisible ink pen and fingerprint powder. By learning to collect forensic evidence for analyzing them, who knows, the kit might inspire her to become a real detective when she grows up!
- Coloured experiment storybook
- Award-winning game
- Toolkit in briefcase
This is one of the crystal flyers pixies from Hatchimals. She will be awestruck to see that she will be able to hatch a flying fairy. The magical pixie can fly up in the air by launching from her base. The pixie can be guided by the little girl by using her hands. The flying fairy senses if the hands guiding her are going up or down. Along with the flying pixie toy, the set has a crystal flyer, crystal egg display case, USB charging cable and an instruction sheet. A doll which flies and follows gestures is a cool toy which will get her very excited! This is an action toy with a difference.
- USB charging cable included
- Has auto-stop feature
- Launching base provided
This building kit is one of the best gift ideas for an 8-year-old girl, especially for those kids who love construction toys. Or if she is a Star Wars fan. There are 432 pieces in the kit and the recommended age is 8 which means the set is perfect for her. If she is someone who has to play alone or enjoys playing independently, then this gift will be a great source of fun for her. Of course, she will equally enjoy playing with it along with a friend or family member(s). This is a new set made in 2021 and includes two mini figures – A stormtrooper with a blaster and a TIE fighter pilot having a blaster pistol, and there is also a NI-L8 Protocol Droid.
- Battle TIE-Fighter
- Can be played solo or in a group
- Useful for RPG
This is a kit of crystal treasure which any 8-year-old girl will love. There is also a colourful instruction manual in the set and each page is filled with facts about the gemstones she can discover. Things like a magnifying glass, chisel and brush which she would require for digging up gemstones are included in the kit. And she will be able to dig up 15 beautiful gemstones. While finding, she will also learn about the different gemstones like pyrite, obsidian, tiger’s eye, fluorite, quartz, amethyst, jasper and so on. It will be a start to building up her gemstone collection and she can display them in her room.
- Hands-on activity set
- Endless hours of fun
- Interests one in geology
This backpack is going to make the little princess very happy. It has a cat face and also comes with a doll which can be hung at the side of the backpack with the keychain holder attached to it. The pink bag will capture her heart in a jiffy and she would like to carry the bag and flaunt it wherever she goes. If she’s soon going back to school, make the day a memorable and fun one with this new backpack. There are 2 mesh pockets on each side so she can carry her water bottle and also an umbrella. She will be able to reach them when needed very easily without having to open the bag.
- Waterproof nylon bag
- Breathable mesh
- Multiple compartments
There is something magical about building forts and kids can’t seem to have enough of it. There are 44 reinforced sticks and 25 geometrically precise balls made of hard plastic. The 69-piece building kit takes up the fun quotient a notch higher. This kit also helps to develop problem-solving skills and also communication skills when a kid tries to build up the castle of her dreams by arranging the sticks and balls with a sibling or friend. She will also be able to build an igloo, tunnel, spaceship or house. The only thing extra she will need is a bed sheet. She can build them indoors or outdoors.
- Durable pieces
- Encourages collaborative play
- Multiple possible play structures
Everybody in the family has their Bluetooth speaker, so don’t make her feel left out. This super-cute wireless speaker has been made just for kids and is one of the cool presents for 8-year-olds. A Bluetooth speaker is a techno or gadget gift which cannot be harmful to a kid in any way. This penguin Bluetooth speaker even has an in-built mic and has a playtime of 4 hours when fully charged.
- HD surround sound
- Connects to Bluetooth 5.0
- Teaches kids about penguins
This is one of the minis from the ‘Rebel Girls’ series and is aimed for readers aged 6 to 9. There are only 54 pages in the book so it doesn’t look or feel very heavy for kids. The book has a collection of 25 tales of powerful women. At the age of 8, girls start or try to understand the world a little better and have very impressionable minds. This is the correct age to introduce them to some amazing women whose stories can inspire them to become women of strength tomorrow. The girls will have the right role models to look up to. Stories about phenomenal women like Lady Gaga, Kamala Harris, Michelle Obama, and Mala Yousafzai have been written like fairy tales.
- Illustrations by female artists
- 11 new stories
- Stories of leadership
Little girls are fascinated with butterflies and often run to catch butterflies if she sees them. It is a good thing to inform a 8-year-old that catching a butterfly or holding it wrongly might hurt them as it is delicate. This gift of having 3-5 live caterpillars will allow her to have her very own mini butterfly garden where she can watch them grow. She will also be able to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly. The wonderful kit contains a mesh habitat for the butterflies, a chrysalis station, a sachet of sugar, a feeding pipette, and a cup containing the caterpillars and their food. These caterpillars will turn into ‘painted lady butterflies and the little girl will be amazed to see the metamorphosis.
- Live Kit
- Painted Lady Butterflies
- Metamorphosis needing 3-5 weeks
This is a stylish and glamorous ear headphone and it is an upgraded version which makes it a quality product. The wired headphones can be connected to any tablet, PC, Kindle and other devices having a 3.5mm headphone jack. The over or on-ear headphones are very comfortable to wear as it has an adjustable headband. The crystal clear sound and the thumping bass will provide an enjoyable listening experience. These headphones would make great Christmas stocking stuffers for the girl. It is perfect for long wear if she’s attending classes or watching a movie because the earphones are like earmuffs fitted with a soft sponge. It has a durable quality and if maintained well, she can use it till she’s 12 or 13.
- Best gift to attend classes from home
- Comes in a unicorn gift box
- Built-in microphone
If you are looking for a DIY-type gift for an 8-year-old which would help to express her creative side, then this simple Tie Dye Kit is one of the best gifts for the 8-year-old girl. This kit contains 4 pastel dyes which will produce softer hues but will inspire her to make bold sorbet-inspired designs. Things that she would need for her projects (s) like gloves and rubber bands have been included in the set. If she is new to tie and dye, this kit has an instruction sheet which will guide her in decorating the table sheet that comes with the kit. Not only that, she can use the dyes for designing her handkerchiefs and t-shirts too.
- Encourages creativity
- 4 pastel dyes
This is an amazing lego set. It has 3 mini-figures in it. She will be delighted to find the LEGO Friends characters of Dr Maria, Emma and Ethan. There are 379 pieces in the puzzle and multiple features like the driveable ambulance, and emergency trolley/stretcher will keep her hooked. She will love to use her imagination and play with the dolls, making them nurses, patients and doctors. She can think of various scenes and make them come to life with this construction set. The kit will also give her a chance to indulge in RPG if she decides to play as Emma from the popular T.V. series. Playing healthcare roles might interest her in becoming one in real life.
- Two-storey hospital
- 3 Minifigures
- Encourages creative thinking
UNO is a classic card game which has been popular as a family game for years.If you are looking for a small gift to give the girl, you can give this exciting version of the classic card game. She can play this game with her family on game nights as 2 to 10 players can play this at once. This version has double-sided cards and one can flip them. Of course, the eternal matching game is still the biggest part of the game but the added twists like double-sided deck special flip cards are what make this game more exciting and competitive. Kids above 7 can start playing this game, so introduce her to UNO so that in a couple of years she becomes the expert and she will have you to thank for.
- New Uno flip & other action cards
- Strategy card game
- Double-sided deck
Has the little girl been wanting a pet but has not been allowed to have one as yet? Give her a life-like toy ‘Wrinkles’ who will become her pet for now. Wrinkles will also come with an adoption certificate which she can show to everybody and he will be able to do more than 25 actions and sounds. She will have to press his cute nose for him to display various actions. She won’t be able to stop laughing happily when she sees Winkles is coming to kiss or give her a lick. Wrinkle will also wag his tail when he’s happy and make cute puppy noises just like a real one.
- Cute collar and tag
- Adoption certificate included
A kick scooter is one of the coolest 8-year-old gifts that you can give to an 8-year-old. The height of this road-runner scooter can be adjusted up to 3 levels. She can comfortably use this bike till she turns 14+ or till her weight remains below 45 kgs, as it is the capacity of weight the bike can hold. There are wheels at the back of the board too, which makes it easy to ride. The wheels are made with PU and are fitted with LED lights so that others can see her if she is riding in an area which is not that well-lit. The scooter is foldable and so can be stored easily without the need for much space.
- No assembly needed
- Wide deck
- Has brakes
A modelling clay kit is a gift which will use her creativity and imagination skills. The box has 36 pieces of air dry modelling clay which is non-toxic. The clay is very light and soft and is very easy to mold. It will not stick to the hand and she will be able to handle it comfortably. The immense variety of colours will give her a lot of fun as she tries to build different things. This is a gift which is also eco-friendly and will be approved by any parents. When playing with friends, will also develop her social skills as she plans excitedly with them on what and how they should create something.
- Non-air-drying clay
This ‘Color Your Own Water Bottle’ is another great DIY option where she can decorate her water bottle. Imagine how excited and proud she will be while showing off her new artwork on her new bottle to her friends. She would love to get all creative while decorating her water bottle. She will also stay hydrated and no one would have to remind her to sip water as she will love to sip it herself often. The kit has a BPA-free aluminium water bottle with a pre-printed design. Everything that she would need to decorate it has been included like glitter gems, stickers, vibrant markers etc. There is also a pink carabiner to be attached to the bottle so that she can carry it easily. Not only the bottle, but there is also a colour-in pencil case for her to decorate. This is a great gift for someone who’s going back to school after a lockdown.
- Fully customisable bottle
- Includes colour-in pencil case
- Leak-proof lid
This is for that kid who has no option but to play alone, which is many kids now. And the pandemic has forced most kids around the world to stay indoors and even not go to school. This is a great game to keep her engaged and active. And if she lives somewhere where things are getting back to normal, this is a kit which she can carry with her and play anywhere she wants. The only things she would need are 3 AAA batteries and also an adult to set it up for her. The objective of the game is to not let the ball fall off the table. This game will improve her balancing skill as well. She can also make the game competitive if she has a sibling and sees who can play a round longer without the ball falling. There are lights and sounds which make the game more exciting. When a player levels up, the light flashes on the net and the board also records each bounce.
- Handheld game
- Score announcing unit
- Beginner mode & Expert mode
These are some gift ideas for an 8-year girl which we have for you which we really think are great. We understand that shopping for a girl of this age can be a little tricky as her interests might have changed from the last time you interacted with her! All these toys and games are ‘cool’ and ‘in’ in the kiddie world and she would be overjoyed to get one of these. Different types of gifts have been included so that you will find something which she would love if you know her very well. And again we remind you, if you don’t, these gifts are going to make her feel overjoyed.
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