What are the best gifts and toys for 8 year old girls? Eight is not enough. Whether you are looking for birthday or Christmas presents for 8 year old girls, check out our list of over 300 gifts for 8 year old girls from cool science gifts to beauty gifts.
She is growing up so fast. In just a few years, she has already reached the middle of childhood. It’s a brave new world as this is the first year of the “tween” years. She’s not quite little and she’s not yet a big kid. The upcoming year will be filled with so many adventures and milestones. While no 2 children are the same, as a parent it is important to understand what is happening developmentally. Here are the common milestones for 8 year olds.
She’s really starting to come into her own in terms of her physical ability. Team sports are a great way to keep her fit, have fun, and help improve her eye hand coordination. Socially, friends are becoming more important. In academics, she is ready for the third grade. Eight year old girls love to tell you about their day at school. At this age, girls love telling detailed stories with a beginning, middle, and end. Her sense of abstract thinking is maturing and she loves asking questions that help her see things more clearly.
What are the best gift ideas for 8 year old girls? Think about her strengths, talents, and interests. While many 8 year old girls still love toys, some eight year old girls want more big kid gifts. Many 8 year old girls are starting to get interested in beauty and personal electronics. The longer you can hold of the bigger-kid gifts, the better. She is only going to be 8 once.
Whether you are looking for Christmas or birthday presents for 8 year old girls, we’ve rounded our list of over 300 of the best gifts for 8 year old girls.
Beauty Gifts for Girls Age 8
While she is beautiful already, some 8 year old girls start obsessing about wearing makeup and getting their ears pierced, because some of their friends are already allowed to. For most parents, this is a gray area. While she is anxious to grow up so fast, we still want our daughters to be little girls in elementary school. Here are fun presents for 8 year old girls that let her experiment with beauty, while recognizing she is a little girl.
The New Braiding Handbook
Who doesn’t love trying new things with their hair? From Fabulous fishtails to beautiful Buns, this book from Abby Smith teaches your little girl how to create 60 different braids for just about every occasion. The beautiful pictures inside help your future hair stylist follow along.
Wet Brush Detangle Hair Brush
For girls, there is nothing worse than detangling their hair. Fortunately, somebody invented the Wet Brush. While it looks like an ordinary brush, it combs through knots and tangles like butter. The secret is its bendable bristles. It comes in several cute designs like this Emoji-inspired design.
Conair Topsytail All in One Styling
You may remember this wacky beauty gadget for the 90s. With Topsy Tail, she never has to feel bored with her hair. This little gadget can transform a simple ponytail into a fancy twisted pony tail. Once they get the basics down, girls can easily create new styles without having to worry about coordination. It works like magic.
JLIKA Elastic Hair Ties
Ribbon hair ties are a great alternative to conventional elastic hair ties. These stretchy elastics are tied in a knot around your pony tail, giving it great life. They come in so many fun colors and patterns that make them easy to coordinate with your outfits. The best part? They are much gentler on your hair, leaving no creases.
Hipsy Adjustable Headbands
The easiest way to accessorize her hair is with a stylish hair band. No matter what style she is sporting, these fashionable hair bands from Hipsy are the perfect gift. The coolest part? Not only do they not slip, but also they are adjustable so she can get the perfect fit.
ETUDE HOUSE Cat Ear Etti Hair Band
With its little pink cat ears peaking out of the headband, this has to be the most adorable headband. It’s perfect for keeping her hair back while she is doing her beauty routine. Who doesn’t want to look super cute while cleansing their face?
ALEX Spa Hair Chalk Party 2 Go
Is your 8 year old girl begging to color her hair? Instead of hair dye, hair chalk is a great alternative for those with lighter hair. With 12 different hair chalk colors, Alex Toys has put together a fun hair chalk kit. It’s perfect for keeping her and her friends occupied during sleepovers or parties. The best part? It washes out with shampoo.
BHF 10pcs Colored Clip in Hair Extensions
If she’s dying for unicorn or mermaid colored hair, she can pull off this adorable look without the use of dye. These colored hair clip extensions simply clip into your hair, adding different colors on the rainbow. Finally she can live out her rainbow colored hair dreams.
Snazaroo Face Paint Ultimate Party PackAges 3+
Most little girls dream of using makeup on special occasions. For this age, face painting is just as fun as makeup especially for birthday parties. Unlike makeup, Snazaroo face paints are all water based which makes them easy to put on and remove. Both perfume free and meeting the strictest cosmetic regulations, it’s one of the most popular face paints for kids.
Klutz Face Painting Craft KitAges 8-15
Who wouldn’t love face painting on their birthday? Designed for beginners, this kit from Klutz is one of our favorite face painting kits. Not only does it come with a book that walks you through all different ideas, it comes with a palette of Wolfe face paint. While it is not as rigorously tested as Snazaroo, Wolfe is one of the leaders in professional face paint. This water based paint is not only highly pigmented, it is easy to layer.
Fashion Angels Make-Up Artist Studio-Box SetAges 8+
Most 8 year old girls are at the age when they start to get interested in makeup. As parents, we don’t want our daughters to grow up too fast. Thankfully, Fashion Angels makes a kit for girls that allows them to experiment with makeup without actually putting it on their face. This kit comes with a child makeup palette that girls can use to put makeup on the models in the included book or even on their face if they are allowed to.
ALEX Spa Fun Mix and Make Up Lip ShimmerAges 6+
If she loves getting crafty and makeup, she will love this kit from Alex toys that lets her make her own lip gloss. It’s not really hard to make. It comes with the base and kids just add colors, sparkles, and scented oils to it. After you are done, you transfer it to the cute Popsicle containers.
Lip Smacker Original Flavors Party Pack Lip Glosses
Lipstick is cool but there are so many harmful ingredients in them especially if she’s going to ingest it. She might be not ready to use lipstick, but Lip Smackers are just as fun to apply over your lips. Not only do they come in a variety of tasty flavors like Wild Raspberry, they leave your lips feeling moisturized.
Unicorn Snot Glitter Gel for Body and Face
Does she really love unicorns? Then she probably wouldn’t mind rubbing unicorn snot all over her body and face. This non toxic body gel simply rubs on the skin. The best part? When it dries, it leaves a glittery sparkle on the skin. She will feel just like a unicorn.
BMC Tattoo Body Art Design Stencils Kit
Nobody wants to be plain and boring. Body art for kids is a lot of fun especially when it is temporary. This kit comes with everything girls need to paint their own temporary glittery tattoos including stencils, glitter, and glue. It’s the perfect birthday activity.
Bath & Body
Burt’s Bees Gift Set
You don’t have to spend a lot of money on a beauty kit. Burt’s Bees makes several cute one like this Everyday Essentials gift set that comes with lotions and creams that she can use on her whole body. We love the way it is packaged, which makes it excellent for gift giving.
Philosophy Birthday Girl
Treat your 8 year old girl on her birthday with this cute spa kit from Philosophy. She will love lathering her body up with the birthday scented shower and bubble bath gel. Of course, it wouldn’t be complete without birthday cake shampoo and lip gloss. She might even be able to skip the Birthday cake.
Pacifica Beauty Spray
For young girls who are still growing, we recommend a natural non toxic perfume that is also fun to wear. Both Pacifica and LaVanilla make non toxic perfumes that are suitable for young girls. Made of essential oils, this one from Pacifica is free of all the artificial nasties in commercial perfumes. With a tropical smell, it’s a light smelling fruity fragrance.
PURELL Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer
While they are everywhere you go, germs are so nasty. You can’t go wrong with hand sanitizer. With a fun and cute form factor, these ones from Purell come in different scents and are perfect for traveling with.
Rejuvelle Bath Bomb Gift Set
Who doesn’t like smelling nice? Packed with 6 different bath balms, this gift set allows her to turn an ordinary bath into a spa like experience. With all natural fragrances and skin softening ingredients, it’s the perfect way to pamper her on her special occasion. The only problem? She might never want to get out of the bath.
[TONYMOLY] I’m Real Mask Sheet Pack of 11
Face masks are great because they go much further than the surface of your skin to give you a deeper clean than normal cleansing. This stash of 11 face masks is a lot of fun to experiment with. They are sheet masks that are dosed in all different fun ingredients from Aloe to Avocado. You simply apply the sheet mask on your face for 20 to 30 minutes before removing it.
KLUTZ Make Your Own Soap Science Kit
If she’s the crafty type, she will love this beauty kit from Klutz. This fun kit lets her make all different fun-shaped soaps. She simply melts the soap base in the microwave, adds pigment, and adds her own ingredients to make her own scented soaps. There’s a recipe book to help her get started. The best part? She can give them as gifts.
Creativity for Kids Day at The Spa Deluxe Gift Set
What 8 year old girl wouldn’t love taking a trip to the spa to get a manicure or pedicure? Now she doesn’t have to leave her house with this kit from Creativity for kids. It comes with everything you need for a relaxing day at the spa from a satin eye mask to a nail dryer. While regular nail polishes contain toxic ingredients, this kit contains water based nail polish and press on nails. It’s the perfect birthday or Christmas activity for kids.
ALEX Spa Sketch It Nail Pens Salon
Has she reached that stage when all she can think about is doing her nails? This fun kit from Alex Toys allows her and her friends to paint their nails. In addition to nail pens, it comes with additional accessories for girls to decorate their nails including gems and stickers. It’s the perfect gift for girls who want to get into nail art.
Expressions Girls 7 Day Nail Set
Who needs nail polish when you can get just as pretty designs using clip on nails? This fun nail kit contains enough clip-on nails for every day of the week. She can try out a new pattern every day.
Jewelry Gifts for 8 Year Old Girls
At this age, she’s starting to build up a collection of jewelry. It’s nice to give her a place where she can put all her jewelry. A ballerina jewelry box with music is a wonderful present for an 8 year old girl. Personalize necklaces or bracelets also make great gifts for 8 year old girls. She’s going to love anything with her initials or birthstone on it.
MyGift Tabletop Jewelry Organizer
At this age, she has probably started to get more pieces of jewelry. This beautiful jewelry organizer allows her to organize her bracelets, earrings, and rings on any tabletop. With 3 tiers for jewelry and a base to hold earring and rings, it helps her keep things organized and untangled so she can easily pick out the piece she is going to wear without digging through drawers.
Lenox Childhood Memories Ballerina Jewelry Box
Every little girl remembers her first jewelry box. Most jewelry boxes for kids are made out of cardboard. Made out of metal, this beautifully made jewelry box from Lennox is the perfect gift to celebrate her 8th birthday. It’s perfect for holding all her little keepsakes. Not only does it have a twirling ballerina, it plays the song Für Elise.
KLOUD City Two-Layer Jewelry box
Does she have a ton of jewelry? Then this giant size 10 X 10 inch jewelry box is the perfect jewelry box for her. Inside, it’s got two removeable trays with several compartments to hold all of her jewelry. It even comes with a key to lock all of her precious goodies inside. The dark velvety purple color gives it a royal look.
Custom Personalized Name Necklace
There is nothing more thoughtful than a personalized piece of jewelry. What could be more personal than jewelry featuring her name? This one can be customized with up to 10 characters and you can even add her birthstone to give it a more personal touch. She will love wearing it because it’s a reflection of her.
Fairytale Mermaid Pendant Necklace Jewelry
Do mermaids make her happier than anything else in the world? Then she will love showing off this quirky pendant with an adorable 2 inch mermaid charm. Available in an assortment of colors, it’s got sparkly stones on it. With a 17 inch chain, it will make her sparkle just like a real mermaid.
QILMILY Blue Mermaid Scale Necklace
If mermaids were real, they would probably wear this adorable pendant necklace. It’s got cute mermaid scales on it that are a cross between something geometric and something a little bit more natural occurring. Available in several colors, it’s one of those pieces that will go with just about anything in your mermaid lover’s closet.
EVERLEAD Living Memory Locket
You have probably seen these lockets that can be opened up and filled with little charms inside. You can personalize them by putting different charms inside. This one has a 30mm diameter, which is perfect for holding 4-5 average sized charms. It’s the perfect gift for an 8 year old girl who wants real jewelry.
Queenberry Cable Bracelet For Bead Charms
If you haven’t heard of Pandora bracelets, they are super popular and expensive. This one from Queenberry is basically an inexpensive version of the real thing. On its own, this charm bracelet is not special. As your 8 year old grows up, it can be filled with charms that represent each milestone in her life.
Lokai Classic Bracelet
When you look at it, there is nothing inherently special about the Lokai bracelet. It’s just silicone beads with one white bead on one end and a black bead on the other side. What makes it special is what it represents. The black bead is said to contain mud from the Dead Sea, while the white bead contains water harvested from Mount Everest. These are the highest and lowest points on Earth, which is a metaphor for life.
BodyJ4You Choker 24-Pack
Just about every girl in the world is wearing a choker from celebrities to school children. While its popularity has gone up and down over the years, it is one accessory that every girl has right now. This gift pack contains 24 stretchy chokers so she can sport a new choker almost every day.
Efy Tal Initial Necklace with Birthstone
One of the most special gifts you can give your 8 year old is a personalized necklace from Efy Tal. A simple necklace with her initial and birthstone on it is a gift that she will never forget. Available in different chain lengths, it’s easy to wear on its own or layer it with other necklaces.
Efy Tal Mother Daughter Cutout Heart Necklaces
There is nothing more sentimental than a mother daughter necklace. Show her there is no bond more powerful than with her with this beautiful sterling steel necklace from Efy Tal. This two piece jewelry set has one large heart for you to wear and a cutout for your daughter to wear. When both of you wear it, you will be inseparable no matter where life takes her.
Fashion Gifts for 8 Year Old Girls
Some girls this age are really into fashion and are concerned what to wear and what not to wear. It is always important to remind her that what she says is more important that what she wears. Here are gifts that will appeal to her sense of fashion.
The Children’s Place Emoji Pajama Set
What could be cuter than Emoji themed pajamas? If she’s thinking about Emojis all week long, she will love wearing these 100% cotton pajamas on the weekend. These snuggly pajamas include both a top and bottom that are splashed with an adorable Emoji print.
The Children’s Place Girls’ 2-Piece Cotton Pajamas
There is nothing more adorable than wearing a cute pair of pajamas on Christmas day. If she hates waking up early, she will love this pair of pajamas that says “I Only Wake Up Early On December 25th.” Made of 100% cotton, they are not treated with any flame retardants. The best part? They are too cute to wear only on Christmas morning.
The Children’s Place Texting Nightgown
On hot summer days, there is nothing more comfortable than a nightgown. Made out of 100% polyester, this one is light and airy so she won’t get overheated when she sleeps. It helps that it has a cute saying on it too.
If she’s got an American Girl doll, she will love these matching pajamas from Leveret. Available in so many adorable styles, this set includes one pair of 100% cotton pajamas for her and one pair for her 18 inch doll. The cutest part? When both of them put them on, they will look like twins.
Joytton Satin Kimono Robe
Made out of Satin, this kimono is a lot of fun to wear. This one is sized for kids and comes in the most vibrant colors. The kimono robe actually originated in Japan and is used to celebrate special occasions. It’s perfect for wearing on special occasions like a birthday sleep over party or just lounging around with on a warm summer night.
Ultra-Homes Princess Hooded Kid Towel
Made out of 100% cotton, this is a beautiful thick and luxurious towel. The coolest part? It has a hood on it. She will love wrapping herself in it after a shower, bath, or swim. Not only does it keep her body warm, but it also keeps her head warm until she can change into something.
TowelSelections Girls Hooded Robe
There is nothing better than putting on a warm bathrobe on a cold winter morning when you get out of the shower. Most girls will love this roomy 100% polyester one from TowelSelections. Not only does it have pockets on the sides, it has a hood that will help dry her hair. The fleece material is soft and comfortable, making her feel luxurious.
She will love making a fashion statement with this Kigurmi. Available in just about every character that you can think of, these one piece pajamas are perfect for showing off her sense of style and humor. Because who wouldn’t want to walk around as a Narwhal or Unicorn?
Snoozies Splitz Applique Slipper Sock
Socks are cool but slipper socks are even cooler. Available in so many cute patterns, these slipper socks from Snoozies are super soft and adorable. They have a non slip grip on the bottom, which means she can even walk around on hardwood floors. The only problem? She may never want to wear a pair of normal socks again.
Happy Feet Animal Slippers
Designed to make your feet happy, Happy Feet aren’t your regular pair of slippers. These playful slippers come in a variety of cute designs from cute puppies to licensed characters. They are perfect for 8 year old girls to show off their personality. What could be cooler than walking around with adorable puppies on your feet?
Yokids Faux Fur Slide Flip Flop
What happens when you take boring flip flops and add fuzzy faux fur to them? You can these glam inspired flip flops. While they are available in different colors, these rainbow-colored ones will make unicorn lovers jealous.
Wishpets Stuffed Animal Slippers
The minute she gets these adorable slippers she is going to want to trod around the house like a Grizzly Bear. When you put them on, not only do they keep your feet warm and comfortable, they are silly fun. When the moon comes out, she might even start howling. Just don’t try to run outside like a Grizzly Bear.
CTTC Plush Slipper Narwal
Unicorns are cute but nobody has spotted one yet. Narwhals are the closest cousin to a real life unicorn. Now your 8 year old can wear these adorable sea creatures on her feet with these adorable slippers. Not only do they light up, they have their signature horns. Her feet will be the cutest feet in the “sea” of slippers.
YINGGG Emoji Slippers
First Emojis appeared on your phone and now they are everywhere. Who wouldn’t want poo on their slippers? Available in different styles, these adorable slippers are the perfect gift for Emoji lovers. The coolest part? She will love walking everywhere with poo on her feet.
Cat Ears Faux Fur Pom Pom Charm
Now she can reinvent her backpack or purse with this fuzzy pom pom bag charm. Not only is it cute, it’s got little cat ears on it. It comes in a variety of fun colors and can be strapped to just about anything. Who knew that pom pom could be so fun to accessorize with?
GUND Pusheenicorn Backpack Clip Plush Figurine
Backpacks on their own are cool but personalizing them with a backpack clip is even cooler. If she loves Pusheen the cat, this backpack clip is a seriously fun way for her to show off her love. What could be better than Pusheen as a Unicorn?
Stephen Joseph Wallet, Unicorn
If your Unicorn lover is dreaming of a wallet with a Unicorn on it, then she will fall in love with this wallet from Stephen Joseph. With a classic trifold design and Velcro closure, this wallet will hold not only hold cash, but it even has a zippered pocket for coins. She will love taking it everywhere she goes and enjoy the responsibility of being a big girl now.
KAVU Rope Bag
Kavu rope bags are perfect for just about any girl. With a sturdy well built construction, these bags are rugged and come in so many adorable styles. The unique thing is the single strap which allows you to hold the bag behind you much like a backpack. For 8 year old girls, the size couldn’t be more perfect.
Vera Bradley Women’s Zip ID Case
Most 8 year old girls don’t need a substantial wallet. She just needs something for her school ID and maybe a some spare change. Available in the cutest designs, this Zip ID Case from Vera Bradley does the trick. With 2 pockets, it’s got room for her lunch money and ID. She can easily clip it to a lanyard.
Vera Bradley All In One Crossbody Wallet
If your 8 year old girl is looking for her first real purse, a small wristlet is a perfect option. With 2 zippered compartments, this one from Vera Bradeley has plenty of room to hold all her essentials. The best part? It can either be worn from her wrist or cross body.
Vera Bradley Little Crossbody
With exciting prints, this little cross body purse from Vera Bradeley is the perfect starter purse for 8 year old girls. 9 X 6.25 inches, it’s big enough to carry anything an 8 year old girl would need to carry from her wallet to lip gloss. With an adjustable strap, she can wear it cross body or over her shoulder.
The Children’s Place Girls’ Emoji Backpack
Emoji lovers will love this cute book bag that will show off her fun loving personality. With a zippered pocket on the front, a large compartment, a water bottle holder, it has plenty of room for all of her school supplies. Everyone in her class will fall in love with the Emoji print.
Limited Too Rainbow Tie Dye with Sequins Backpack
When she was young, character backpacks were cool, but here’s a backpack that is for a big girl. Who doesn’t like the look of sequins? With just the right amount of sparkle, this backpack is a great way for her to show that she is all grownup now. With a pocket on the front and mesh side pocket, it’s got plenty of room for her to organize her school supplies.
Herschel Pop Quiz Kids Backpack
Herschel makes some of the most stylish backpacks that are perfect for elementary school children. Its backpacks come in the most adorable colors and patterns. Designed for anybody 7 and up, this one is called the Pop Quiz, which is your basic backpack that has multiple pockets for organizing everything. The front compartment is perfect for storing her pencils
American Tourister Disney Luggage
American Tourister makes some of the most adorable Disney themed suitcases for kids. Celebrating some of the most popular Disney characters, it is impossible not to love the design. Not only is it cute, it’s designed to be very functional with loads of compartments. It’s perfectly sized for kids too, so she will be able to hold it or wheel it around by herself.
Emoji Pink Heart Eyes Luggage
With a fun Emoji print that any 8 year old girl will fall in love with, this suitcase from FAB NY makes the perfect birthday or Christmas gift. With an extendable handle, it’s small enough for your 8 year old girl to tote around. Designed to fit in the carryon compartment, it has plenty of room to put all her traveling stuff inside.
Totes Kids Bubble Umbrella
Available in so many cute designs, this bubble umbrella from Totes is not only cute, but practical. It has a unique bubble design that comes down around you, which keeps you from getting wet even when it is windy. The transparent material allows you to see through the sides. It’s an umbrella that not only keeps you dry, but will never go out of style.
Timex Kids Purple Resin Watch
Getting your first watch is a lot of fun. She doesn’t need a fancy one at this age. This one from Timex comes in so many different colors so you can find the right one for her personality. It has an adjustable band that allows it to fit perfectly on her wrist. With an easy to read face, it is the perfect watch for her to practice telling time.
Salt Water Sandals by Hoy Shoe
Who said that you have to pay a lot for stylish sandals? Available in just about every color, these sandals from Salt Water Sandals are not only beautiful, they are seriously comfortable. Made of leather, these slippers get more comfortable the more you use them. With a gorgeous look, they are so fun to style with.
adidas Originals Kids’ Superstar Sneaker
If she wants to sport a super clean look, these Superstar Sneakers from Adidas are extremely popular sneakers. They come in all sorts of different colors and have the signature 3-stripe Adidas logo on the side. These ones are cut in children’s sizes, which makes them perfect for 8 year old girls.
adidas Stan Smith J Tennis Shoe
Adidas Stan Smiths got their start in the 1960s as a tennis shoe, but today they have become a staple. In fact, it’s one of the most popular shoes Adidas makes. With a simplistic and basic design, these shoes are easy to style with anything and perfect for any sneaker lover.
Heelys Launch Skate Shoe
If you go to any mall, you will probably see kids rolling past you. It’s hard to believe, but Heelys are back. With a single wheel on them, Heelys are part shoe and part ride on. They come in the most adorable colors and patterns, which makes them as fashionable as they are fun. You will wish it came in adult sizes. Don’t forget the helmet!
Skechers Kids Kids’ S Energy Lights Sneaker
What happens when you take high top sneakers and put lights in their soles? You get these lights up sneakers from Skechers. Available in different colors, these shoes come with a USB cord that allows kids to charge them. Once charged, you can change the color of the lights. The only problem? She is not going to want to take them off.
Kamik Raindrops Rain Boot
During the rainy season, there is nothing more adorable than a pair of cute rain boots. Made out of rubber, these affordable ones from Kamik come in the cutest colors that any 8 year old girl will love. They even have a cute little buckle on them
Bearpaw Emma Shearling Boot
While Uggs are super popular, these winter boots from Bearpaw are an inexpensive alternative. This is a great looking boot and perfect for pairing with jeans and other winter outfits. The outside is made out suede and the inside is a blend of sheep skin and wool. During the winter, she won’t want to take her feet out of these boots.
Muck Boot Hale Pull-on Boot
In the winter, there is nothing worse than muddy tennis shoes. Luckily, winter boots were invented. Now these are beautiful winter boots. Made out of rubber and neoprene, these boots are not only waterproof, they are flexible so they fit great. They will not only keep her feet dry, but also she doesn’t have to worry about muddy feet.
Designed for children entering the 3rd grade, this workbook from BrainQuest is a great way for your child to review the concepts she has already learned. It’s a comprehensive book covering everything from math to English.
Summer Bridge Activities, Grades 2 – 3
With loads of activities for children to complete, this big workbook is perfect for reviewing everything she learned in the 2nd grade and concepts that she will be learning in the third grade. With 12 weeks of material, this workbook is designed to keep your little girl’s mind sharp during the summer break. The short 15 minute daily exercises cover everything from math to social studies.
Illuminated World Globe for Kids With Stand
The best way for her to learn about geography is with a globe. Unlike a map, a globe is a perfect replica of the Earth so kids are better able to see its shape. Because of its round shape, it is easy to see where different places are in relation to where you are. With an 8 inch diameter, this one is designed for kids. The coolest part? It lights up.
State Quarter Map
Does she love collecting quarters? Normal maps are cool but a coin collecting map is even cooler. Measuring 13″ X 16.5 inches, this huge wall map has a slot for each State so she can easily see what she has collected and what she needs to collect. It’s a great way to teach her about all the States and make it fun at the same time.
Here is a game that is not only fun to play, but designed to teach children about US Geography. The game comes with 4 US maps, which have a hand drawn look. It comes with 50 cards that correspond to each State and description cards. Each player gets a hand of 5 State cards. Players take turns and have to match one of their State cards with a description card that is drawn.
Most 8 year old girls are ready to take on more responsibility so it’s a good time to involve her in household chores and think about giving her an allowance.
Melissa & Doug Responsibility ChartAges 3-10
Ask any parent: There is no shortage of housework that tends to pile up during the week. A responsibility chart is a great way to teach your 8 year how to help around the house. This magnetic chart from Melissa & Doug is great because it can be customized for her using the various magnets. She can finally help setting the table or taking out the trash.
Moonjar Classic MoneyboxAges 4+
Does she get allowance? Then this little money bank is a great way for her to split up her allowance money. It comes with 3 separate banks for saving, spending, and sharing. She will love dividing her allowance money up as she learns the importance of budgeting and money management.
Tabletopics FamilyAges 6+
Sitting at the table before dinner to have a conversation can be a powerful communication device. If you are stumped about what to discuss, you will love TableTopics. This box of questions comes with 135 questions that make excellent conversation starters. Questions include things like “who is one of your heroes and why do they inspire you.” It’s a great way to strengthen the family.
STEM and Science Toys For 8 Year Old Girls
You don’t need to turn the house into a laboratory to get her interested in science, these science kit are perfect for the mad scientist in your life.
Snap Circuits Jr. SC-300Ages 8+
It couldn’t be easier to get your little girl interested in how circuits work than with Snap Circuits. All of the components are set up like Lego components. You simply have to stick the blocks together to build a circuit so there is nothing too complicated. If she can build Legos, she will be able to build these circuits. The best part? When you build the circuits, it’s so much more thrilling than building Legos because you get to see things light up and move.
Snap Circuits 3D Illumination ElectronicsAges 8-15
You may have seen Snap Circuits, but this one takes them to new dimension with 3D circuits. With Snap Circuits, anybody can build circuits using the various snap together components that are similar to Legos. Instead of building your circuits on a flat plane, with this set you can build upward, which adds a whole new dimension of fun.
Insect Lore Original Butterfly GardenAges 4-15
You can learn about metamorphosis in a textbook but somehow watching the whole process unfold before your eyes is even more exhilarating. This kit from Insect Lore comes with 5 live caterpillars. Over the course of a few weeks, kids will watch these caterpillars change into chrysalis and then transform in beautiful butterflies. It’s really magical to see.
National Geographic Geodes Science KitAges 6-15
Who knew that rocks could be so interesting? Formed a very long time ago, these volcanic rocks have hidden surprises inside when you break them open. With just a normal hammer and the included safety goggles, she can crack them open. What hidden surprises will she find inside?
Wonder Workshop Dash RobotAges 8+
If you ever wanted to get your little girl interested in coding, this little programmable robot is a great way to capture her interest. It works in conjunction with a Bluetooth enabled Smart Device. Using the app, this robot is ready to go out of the box. The real power comes when kids use the programming language, Blockly, to control the robot’s movement.
Be Amazing Toys Big Bag Of ScienceAges 8-14
The little scientist in your life will love this big bag of science. It’s got 70 experiments but some of them are variations of one another. Still, she will spend hours going through all the fun experiments from creating a rainbow to making slime. Most of the experiments will leave your mad scientist saying “Wow.”
My First Lab Duo-Scope MicroscopeAges 9-18
Designed to be your child’s first microscope, this microscope will open up a whole new microscopic world for her especially if she is already interested in science. This is not a toy. With real glass lenses, this is a full fledged microscope that runs on batteries. While it comes with four prepared slides, she will love using it to look at everything she can find.
Bushnell Falcon Binoculars
Toy binoculars are great, but she’s at the age when she might be ready to move on to a real pair of binoculars. While they are full sized binoculars, these ones from Bushnell are perfect for 8 year old girls. They are lightweight and easy to focus so she should have no trouble checking out wild life.
Orion 10013 GoScope 80mm TableTop Telescope
There are plenty of toy telescopes, but this 80 mm refractor tabletop telescope from Orion is something that will grow with your child. Since it is portable, it is super easy to set up. With simple to use controls, it’s not too complicated to use even for a child. When the skies clear, your future astronomer will love gazing at the moon and skies.
Makey MakeyAges 8+
Designed for the inventor on your list, Makey Makey is simple idea that has unlimited possibilities. The kit comes with a small circuit board that allows you to turn just about any common object into an input device for your computer. You can make it as simple or as complex as you want it to be. She can invent a piano out of fruits or a video game controller out of Play-Doh. It’s great for challenging her to think creatively.
Kano Computer KitAges 6+
Does she dream of one day working for Apple? If she loves electronics, she will love playing and learning with this buildable computer. The kit comes with everything she needs to build her own computer including the processor and keyboard. It can be hooked up to any screen using an HDMI cable, but you can also buy a screen separately. She will not only get a better understanding how computers work, she will also how to code.
Piper Computer KitAges 8+
Does she love playing Minecraft? Show her how it works with this buildable computer from Piper. Using the included blueprint, she will have to put together the computer to make it work. Unlike other similar kits, this one comes with a screen. The coolest part? After she puts it together, there is a special version of Minecraft installed on it that teaches her how to code and think critically. Who knew playing Minecraft could be so educational?
Bounty Hunter TK4 Tracker IV Metal DetectorAges 8+
What could be better than finding buried treasures? With an adjustable height and lightweight design, this metal detector from Bounty Hunter is the perfect first metal detector for an 8 year old treasure hunter. She will love using it to dig up buried treasures in the front yard. She might not find gold, but she will have fun trying.
littleBits Rule Your Room KitAges 8+
Is her little brother or sister always stealing things from her piggy bank? Finally, there’s a way to create a security system for her room with this invention kit from littleBits. The kit walks kids through creating several projects like a trigger activated safe. The real fun comes when she starts to use her creativity to create her own booby traps.
Building Toys For 8 Year Old Girls
Eight year old girls love creating and building things.
Lego BoostAges 7+
Lego has create a new line of Lego bricks that are designed to teach children over 7 how to code. With this kit, girls can build Lego creations and program them to move using an app. This kit comes with the brain, move hub, and Lego blocks. It walks kids through creating 5 different models. The coolest part? Girls can use their existing Lego blocks with the kit to build even more creations.
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick BoxAges 4+
There is no toy more universal than Legos. Nowadays Lego has come out with different themed sets, but nothing can beat a big box of classic Legos filled with 790 pieces. She won’t be building Star Wars ships or Lego Friend houses with this kit. Instead, she will spend hours using her imagination to build whatever comes to her mind.
LEGO City Town Fun in the ParkAges 5-12
If she’s got all her Lego buildings, she is going to need to have Lego people to populate them with. With 14 minifigures, this set is not really a building set. It’s a great way for her to get a diverse set of little Lego people from a baby in a carriage to a baseball player.
LEGO Disney Moana’s Ocean VoyageAges 6-12
If she has fallen in love with Disney’s Moana and loves Legos, she will love this simple Lego set. With 307 pieces, she will get to build a large boat, a small boat, and Te Fiti Island. It shouldn’t take her too long to put it together on her own and she will love reenacting scenes from the movie after.
LEGO Minecraft The CaveAges 8+
If your 8 year old daughter loves playing Minecraft and building Legos, she will love putting together this Lego set. As she puts it together, she will recognize all her favorite characters and elements from the game. These Minecraft sets do have smaller pieces than regular Lego sets. However, with 249 pieces, it’s one of the simpler Minecraft sets to build.
LEGO Friends Amusement Park Roller CoasterAges 8-12
If she loves Legos more than anything, she will love spending hours creating this amusement park out of 1124 pieces. With most sets, kids love to build them but after that there is nothing more to do. This set is actually as fun to build as it is to play with. It’s got a working roller coaster, a rotating Ferris Wheel, and a drop tower. It’s like a mini version of her favorite Amusement park.
LEGO Friends Heartlake Puppy DaycareAges 6-12
What happens when you mix cute puppies with Legos? This cute set from Lego lets your 8 year old build a little pet day care out of 286 pieces. She will love putting it together and playing with the included mini dolls and pet minifigures.
LEGO DC Super Hero High SchoolAges 8-12
Legos and Superheroes? What could be cooler? Lego has started coming out with a line of DC Super Hero Girls themed Legos. With 712 pieces and 3 minidolls, this is one of the larger sets in the line. Girls get to build a cool 3 story school that has so many action packed features like a cool ramp that the heroes can ride down on.
LEGO Friends Stephanie’s HouseAges 6-12
Who wouldn’t want to build a doll house built out of Legos? This 622 piece Lego set lets girls build Stephanie’s 2 story house. Like all Lego Friends sets, it comes with a ton of accessories that make it fun to play with. The best feature? The rooms are moveable so there are several alternate ways to put together the house.
LEGO Disney Princess Elsa’s Magical Ice PalaceAges 6-12
Finally Lego has released a huge version of Elsa’s Magical Ice Palace that stands over 1 foot high. With a 701 piece count, this one is perfect for 8 year old girls. Girls will love that it comes minidolls of both Elsa and Anna along with the adorable snowman Olaf. As the set attempts to recreate one of the most memorable scenes from the movie, there’s a lot of play value packed into this set.
Lego Friends Advent Calendar 41326Ages 5-12
Toy advent calendars are a lot of fun to receive around the holidays as kids countdown the days to Christmas. Lego makes several themed sets from Star Wars to Lego Friends. When you open each door every day, you get a fun buildable Lego piece inside. There are 24 surprises to collect.
Fort Magic: Fort Building & ConstructionAges 7+
When we were young, we all tried to bring our imaginations to life by building pillow forts out of anything that we could find. Fort Magic now allows kids to create beautiful forts out of 354 sticks and connectors. She can finally build a spaceship or even a castle that she can hang out in all day.
Dolls for 8 Year Olds
Dolls are always popular toys for 8 year old girls.
When they were first released, just about everybody wanted to get their hands on the Hatchimals. Available in several varieties, these robotic creatures come packaged in an egg. The cool part? Girls have to nurture the egg to get the robotic creature inside to hatch.
There is nothing more special than receiving a birthday themed Barbie doll on your Birthday. With a gorgeous poufy gown, this one is beautifully detailed right down to her pearly earring and polished nails. It can be played with or displayed on the stand as a decoration.
American Girl Julie Doll & Paperback BookAges 8+
For many 8 year old girls receiving and American Girl doll is a defining moment in their lives. It’s always fun if you can pick one out one that looks just like your 8 year old. These dolls are filled with fun personalities and stories that you can’t get with any other doll line. The best part? While they are expensive, they actually look like real girls.
Marvel Spider-Man Titan Hero Spider-ManAges 4+
8 year old girls that love Spiderman, Batman, or any kind of superhero will love this 12 inch action figure that is ready to fight crime. These Titan figures come in all different varieties so she can rescue the world with her favorite super hero.
DC Super Hero Girls Wonder Woman 12 Action Doll’Ages 6-10
When you ask an 8 year old girl what she wants to be when she grows up, a lot of girls will say a superhero. Up until recently, most superheroes for girls tended to be stereotypical. The Super Hero Girls line of dolls set out to change this with a new generation of female superheroes that are empowering for little girls. With a more realistic body type, all of her favorite superheroes can be found in this line from Wonder Woman to Super Girl.
POP: Star Wars Princess LeiaAges 3-15
These Funko Pop figures have become extremely popular. What makes them so popular? With big heads and small bodies, they are beyond cute. The great thing about these Vinyl figures is that you can find all of her favorite characters in the line. There is literally a figure for every 8 year old girl.
Elf on the Shelf:A Christmas Tradition Ages 3-12
If she still believes in Santa Clause, the Elf On The Shelf will make her a true believer. This innocent looking Elf has become a tradition in many people’s households. Every night the Elf moves around and hides in the most unexpected places as he returns from visiting Santa. Of course, “Santa” is the one who moves him.
Collectible Toys for Girls Age 8
8 year old girls love collecting things. If you are lucky, she will love collecting rocks, but girls this age love collecting Shopkins, toys, and trading cards. Collecting is great because it teaches her how to categorize and sort things. She will love the thrill of the hunt with these collectibles.
Hatchimals – CollEGGtiblesAges 5+
Hatchimals are back! This time around they are tiny collectibles that kids have to collect. Like the larger versions, they come in little eggs. To hatch them, you simply rub the egg until the little creature inside is ready to come into our world. The egg will change color and kids can break open the egg to discover the Hatchimal collectible inside. There are over 70 different figures collect.
L.O.L. Surprise Doll SeriesAges 6-12
In just a few months, LOL dolls have become the most popular collectible dolls. Part of the fun with these dolls is unwrapping them. Each doll is covered in seven layers and there is a fun surprise in each layer for girls to uncover. Girls can’t get enough about seeing what surprises await them inside. This 3 pack includes 3 dolls.
Shopkins Season 6 Chef ClubAges 3-15
Meet the Chef Club. Season 6 of Shopkins introduces brand new Shopkins to collect. These Shopkins are designed after popular ingredients that you would find in your favorite dishes. While there are many different packs to collect, this pack comes with 12 different Shopkins with 2 hidden Shopkins. It’s an ingredient for fun.
Happy Places Shopkins House PlaysetAges 3-15
Moose Toys continues to expand out the Shopkins line with Happy Places. It’s basically Shopkins take on the classic doll house play. With furniture for only one room, this doll house mostly comes unfurnished, but girls can collect additional Happy Places themed Shopkins to decorate their house.
Shopkins Season 8 World Vacation Mega PackAges 5-15
The 8th Season of Shopkins is here and this time around the Shopkins are going on vacation. The first set of collectibles are taking tours in Europe to places like France, Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom. There are new Shopkins, Shoppies, and playsets to collect. The Mega Pack comes with 20 Shopkins characters but the unique thing is that it comes with 4 stackable rooms.
Shopkins Season 7 Join The Party Mega PackAges 5-15
After Shopkins were released in 2014, they became a worldwide craze. Girls couldn’t get enough of these miniature toys that are shaped like common food, beauty, and fashion items. Season 7 literally brings a whole new line of Shopkins to the “party” with party themed Shopkins. This mega pack includes 20 characters from the new season.
Shopkins Join The Party ArcadeAges 5-15
It’s wouldn’t be a new season of Shopkins without fun playsets to go along with the Shopkins. Like Season 7 Shopkins, the latest playsets are party themed. What could be better than celebrating your Shopkins party at the arcade? This set includes both Shoppies and Shopkins figures.
Shopkins Shoppies Party Dolls Rosie BloomAges 5-15
In 2015, Moose Toy came out with a new doll line in the Shopkins universe called Shoppies. To go along with season 7, they have Party Themed Shoppies. Meet Rosie Bloom. She has curly pink hair, green eyes, and a party themed outfit. She also comes with 2 Shopkins friends.
Pokemon TCG: Lycanroc-GX Box Card GameAges 6+
There are so many different trading card games, but few of them have remained to be as popular as the Pokemon Card Trading game. The reason the card game is so popular is that it allows kids to battle just like in the TV show and games. Girls love building their deck with different cards to change up their battle strategies. The best way to get in on the fun is with this 10 card pack.
Felix and Wise Shopafun Carrying CaseAges 4+
Does she have more Shopkins than you can count? This Shopkins organizer holds over 200 hundred Shopkins. The best part? You don’t have to worry about stepping on one of the Shopkins toys.
Laser X Two Player Laser Gaming SetAges 6-15
There is nothing more fun than running around playing Laser Tag with your friends during the holidays or birthday parties. This set comes with 2 Laser Guns, but the cool thing is that you can buy addition sets if you want to add more players. The only bad about this set is that it constantly beeps, so it is hard to sneak around.
Hog Wild Atomic Power Popper GunAges 4-15
While the Atomic Popper is not really a serious blaster, it is a lot of fun to shoot. When you shoot, the gun makes a satisfying pop that never seems to get old. With a range of about 20 feet, it’s perfect for kids who are looking to get their first blaster or as a stocking stuffer.
The Original Stomp Rocket: Dueling 4-RocketAges 6+
What 3rd grader doesn’t like the idea of launching rockets sky high into the sky? Unlike the NASA rockets, these rockets are all kid powered. Kids simply have to jump on the foot pedal to launch their rocket. This set is really cool because it comes with 2 sets of everything so kids can compete to see whose Stomp rocket will reach Mars first.
Nerf N-Strike Elite Precision Target SetAges 8+
This is a great present for an 8 year old girl who loves anything that shoots. Along with the blaster and suction darts, it comes with a bull’s-eye that you can put on the wall. Compared to other Nerf guns, this one is easier to shoot and aim. She will love playing target practice with her friends every day.
Zing Air Storm Fire Tek BowAges 8+
If she is dying to get her own bow, this one from Zing toys is one of the coolest. It’s super easy to shoot and the darts go really really far. It can reportedly go over 145 feet away. You simply load the darts into the rubbery loops and pull back to fire. The really cool part? The arrows light up.
Barnett Outdoors Lil Banshee Jr.
While adult supervision is needed, there is nothing more exciting for an 8 year old girl than receiving her first real bow. This one from Lil’ Banshee is designed to be a starter bow for kids of all age ranges. With an 18 pound draw weight, she should have no trouble drawing the bow. With a little coaching, she will hitting the bulls eye in no time.
Outdoor Toys for 8 Year Old Girls
Skywalker Jump N’ Dunk 12 Foot Trampoline
There is no better outdoor toy than a trampoline. Both parents and kids love them. Depending on how many children you want to bounce on it, Sky Walker makes a number of trampolines in different sizes. The 12 foot one is good for one to three kids. The best part? Children will never come in contact with the springs since the springs are on the outside of the safety enclosure net.
Elite Ring Toss GameAges 3+
Are you throwing a birthday party for your 8 year old girl? Ring Toss is a simple and entertaining game that is perfect game for a birthday party. This version of the game can be played indoors and outdoors and comes with everything you need to set up the game. The object is to see who can toss the rings over the pegs. Depending on your toss, you are scored differently. At the end of the game, you can award a prize to the winner.
Web Riderz Outdoor Swing N’ SpinAges 3-15
There are swings and then there is there is this swing from Web Riderz. Similar to a tire swing, it’s meant for multiple children. What makes this swing special is that it can hold up to 600 pounds so all of her friends can ride it at the same time.The best part? You can join her. She will love lying and swinging in it as she creates lasting memories that last a lifetime.
While Spikeball is a twist on the game of volleyball, it can be played anywhere from the backyard to the beach. The game is played a lot like volleyball with two teams of two. The big difference is the net, which is like a mini trampoline for the ball. The idea is that the teams hit the ball back and forth and each team has 3 hits to return the ball onto the net or they lose a point.
WALKAROO XTREME Steel Balance StiltsAges 6+
Who doesn’t love stilt walking when they are kids? It can create so much of excitement in the backyard. The first time your 8 year old stilt walks, it will be like learning to walk all over again. At first, stilt walking will really challenge her balance and eye hand coordination. With these ones, she can start at the lower level before increasing the height.
slackers 50-Feet Slackline Classic Set with Bonus Teaching Line
If she has never tried slack lining, it will be the hit of her 8th birthday party. To set it up, you have to stretch it between two large trees. If there are no trees in your backyard, you can set it up at a park. Kids will have a lot of fun trying to walk across and bounce on it. The great thing about this set is that it comes with a training line so it is easier to balance on.
90′ Eagle Series Seated Zipline Kit
Who wouldn’t want to swing like monkey from the trees? Zip lining gives you the sensation of flying through the air. With a weight limit of 150 pounds, this one is setup between 2 trees. When riding down the zipline, kids will love sitting in the seat and holding onto the trolley as they soar through the air. This particular set doesn’t have a stopper because if installed correctly it will gradually slow down at the bottom. However, a stopper is sold separately.
Coleman Sundome Tent
With the Coleman Sundome Tent, it couldn’t be easier to pitch a tent in your backyard to have a backyard sleepover. Everybody can bring sleeping bags and fuzzy blanket inside. Of course, it can also be used for outdoor camping. Available in multiple sizes, you can pick out the perfect tent for your family. With an easy setup, even an 8 year old girl will have no problem setting up this tent all by herself.
Kelty Big Dipper 30 Degree Kids Sleeping Bag
Kelty is known for their high quality sleeping bags and this model for kids is no different. With Cloft loft insulation, it has a temperature rating of 30 degrees and is perfect for all weather conditions. It will keep her warm and comfortable all night. What more could you want out of a sleeping bag? The coolest part? It grows with your child with the expandable area on the bottom.
Sporting Gifts for 8 Year Old Girls
At, this age, girls are becoming athletes. Experts say that children need at least 1 hour of activity every day. Give her plenty of gear to get her moving including roller skates, a jump rope, balls, a scooter, and a caster board. Of course, she would love a bike too but don’t forget to give her a helmet.
If she is on a sports team, she will love this stainless steel bottle. It’s perfect for her lunch box too. Since it is not made out of plastic, you don’t have to worry about BPA. The best part? Since it is insulated, it will keep her water cool throughout the day for up to 24 hours. The spill proof lid opens easily with a simple twist.
Wilson Traditional Soccer Ball
Available in different sizes, this inexpensive soccer ball from Wilson is a great way to get her interested in the sport of soccer. With the checkered black and white patches, it looks just like the official ball. It’s a great ball to use for practice. Now that she is 8 years old, she should move up to a size 4 soccer ball.
SKLZ Star-Kick Hands Free Solo Soccer Trainer
This soccer trainer is a great tool for soccer players to improve their game. As she is working on her volleys, reaction time, and accuracy, the ball quickly comes back to her. It has an 18 foot elastic rope that fits securely around the ball, which allows the soccer ball to rebound. She will love practicing with it daily.
Franklin Sports Competition Goal
Having a soccer ball at home is cool but having a net to kick it in is even cooler. While it comes in the multiple sizes, for most 8 year old girls the 6′ X 4′ is perfect especially if she is just practicing at home or using it for backyard play. Made out of steel tubing, it does an effective job at stopping balls
Spalding NBA Street Basketball
If she plays basketball at school, she probably uses a size 6 basketball. This is what is recommended for 8 year old girls. Now she can have her own basketball to play at home with this pretty one from Spalding. Designed for both indoor and outdoor use, it has a great bounce. With a 28.5″ diameter, it’s ideal for 8 year old girls. The coolest part? She will love that it looks different from any other basketball on the court.
Lifetime 1221 Pro Portable Basketball System
If she loves basketball, there is no better gift than having a basketball hoop in your driveway. Instead of coming home and sitting in front of the TV, she can go shoot some hoops. If she’s on the basketball team, she has the ability to practice right at home. This one from Lifetime has a 44 inch backboard and is height adjustable. To keep it sturdy, just fill the base with water or sand.
Fin Fun Mermaid Tails
Swimming is fun, but swimming with a mermaid tail is even more fun. Available in different sizes and vibrant colors, Fin Fun makes fun mermaid tails. The monofin allows girls to use both their feet to swim like a mermaid. To put them on, you first put to monofin in the tail. Then you put your feet inside on the monofin and pull the mermaid tail up. Then you get to swim around as an awesome mermaid.
Wilson US Open Junior Tennis Racquet
If she has never played tennis before, this 23 inch racket from Wilson is a great racket for beginners. With a lightweight design and a bigger head, it makes it a lot easier to make contact with the ball. The shorter grip is designed to fit in her hands perfectly.
EASTON FS50 Softball Bat
With a balanced weight, the bat from Easton is the perfect starter bat for an 8 year old girl. It comes in a hot pink color that most girls will love. Made out of aluminum alloy, it is designed to give her a faster swing at the plate. It will immediately improve her swing. For most 8 year old girls, a 27 inch bat would be the ideal size.
Baden Champions Volleyball Badminton Set
Designed for family fun, this cool set turns the backyard into a volleyball or badminton court. When you set it up, the nylon ropes mark the boundary lines of the court. It comes with everything you need to set it up and is super simple to set up. Unlike cheaper alternatives, this one comes with metal poles to hold it up so it won’t break like the plastic ones
Tachikara SV-MNC Volley-Lite Volleyball
If she’s just starting volleyball, this ball is perfect for your 8 year old. Not only does it come in a variety of colors, it’s 25% lighter than a standard volleyball, which makes it perfect for beginners. Normal volleyball can leave her wrists and hands feeling sore so she might be afraid of bumping the ball. This one gives her the confidence she needs to work on her skills.
Tumbl Trak Folding Gymnastics Mat
Tumbl Trak makes wonderful gymnastics equipment for the home from tumbling mats to kip bars. The Tumbl Trak Gymnastic Mat is a great gift for any 8 year old girl who is interested in gymnastics. It comes in 2 thicknesses and for most girls of this age you probably want to go with a 2 inch thickness. It’s perfect for rolling around and tumbling on. If she’s doing competitive gymnastics you want to go with the 1 3/8 thickness as it is firmer.
adidas Diablo Duffle Small
If she’s on the basketball, soccer, or volley ball team, this small duffle bag from Adidas makes a great gift. It will be able to fit all of her gear inside from her ball to her shoes. She will love the pretty colors it comes in. She can even use it for sleepovers at her friend’s house.
Spooner Boards Freestyle
Spooner boards have been around for a few years. Shaped like a spoon, it’s a balance board for kids. It’s really a great way for kids to practice before they get on a real skateboard. It resembles a skateboard deck, but it doesn’t have wheels on it. Using their balance, kids can spin, jump, and do tricks on them both indoors and outdoors
Micro Maxi Kick Scooter with T-barAges 5-12
With 3 wheels, this scooter from Micro Kickboard is a lot safer and easier to balance than a 2 wheeled scooter. With its lean to steer system, it is easier to handle as well. It’s got an extendable handle bar that can be adjusted for her height. The best part? It goes just as fast as a normal scooter and has a brake on the back.
Razor A3 Kick ScooterAges 5+
If she already knows how to balance on a scooter, Razor 2 wheeled Scooters are perfect. With bigger wheels, the Razor A3 has an adjustable handlebar that easily adjusts to her height so it will grow with her. Because of the larger wheels, it rolls over cracks much better than a scooter that has smaller wheels.
Flybar Foam Maverick Pogo StickAges 5-9
Who wouldn’t love hopping around like a rabbit? If you are purchasing a pogo stick for her, you want to make sure she’s within the weight limit or else the pogo stick won’t bounce well. Supporting a weight from 40 to 80 pounds, this one is perfect for most 8 year old girls and is really designed to be her first pogo stick. Once she gets the hang of, she’ll be hopping like a rabbit in no time.
Razor FlashRider 360Ages 6+
There are tricycles and then there is the Flash Rider from Razor. Not only does it have cool tricycle action, but the caster wheels on the back allow it to spin around like crazy. The coolest part? To make it even cooler, Razor added a flash lever that lets sparks fly as she rides it. The only problem? It doesn’t come in an adult size.
Brightz, Ltd. Wheel Brightz LED Bicycle Accessory Light
Riding a bicycle is cool but riding a bicycle with Wheel Brightz is even cooler. Designed to fit wheels 20 inches and above, they come in 8 different colors and for an even cooler look you can mix and match them. This pack comes with a pair of string lights for both the front and back wheel, each of which is powered by batteries.
EzyRoller Classic Ride OnAges 4-14
Sitting close to the floor, the EZ Roller is fun for kids of all ages. This is not a battery powered ride on. Kids simply push their legs back and forth to sway across the floor. The coolest part? In the winter it can be used inside, but she is really going to want to get out there on the side walk and put the pedal to the medal. We mean footbar!
Roller Derby Trac Star Adjustable Roller Skates
What girl wouldn’t love receiving a pair of roller skates on her 8th birthday? Since her feet are growing, these adjustable skates from Roller Derby are perfect. With the large size, she will definitely have a lot of room to grow as they are adjustable from sizes 3-6. With cute colors, they are perfect for skating around on the driveway.
Yvolution Y Fliker A3 ScooterAges 7+
Scooters are cool but if you are looking for something a little bit different check out this scooter from Yvolution. This three wheeled scooter from YRevolution is different from any other scooter out there. Instead of sliding your foot across the pavement to pick up speed, you shift your weight side to side. Not only is it fun to ride, it’s a great source of exercise.
Huffy Good Vibrations 20 inch Bike
Who wouldn’t love a beautiful new bike on their birthday? There are plenty of bikes for 8 year old girls, but how many look this cute? With a single gear, 20 inch wheels, and coaster brakes, this adorable beach cruiser bike from Huffy is perfect for 8 year old girls who want to ride around in style.
Razor Pocket ModAges 13+
For 8 year old girls who want to get around faster than a regular scooter, there is the Razor Pocket Mod Junior. Styled after vintage scooters, it is a beautiful bike. Getting a top speed of 15 miles per hour, this bike is made for cruising around the neighborhood in style. Razor actually recommends this electric bike for kids 13 and up because it does go pretty fast. If you pick it up for her, you want to make sure she has the proper safety equipment and is supervised at all times.
Cool Electronic Gifts for 8 Year Old Girls
A lot of parents say that girls who are 8 are too young for technology. It’s scary when the world is moving so fast. 8 year olds are already using a computer to do basic research. If you are going to buy her an electronic gift, you have to set clear guidelines. When used responsibility, technology can be a tool. Her eyes are going to light up when she sees these cool gifts.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
Fujifilm is bringing the fun of the old school instant camera to the current generation. Your 8 year old girl is going to love this instant camera. With a rounded look, it still has the cute design and funky colors that made the previous generation of cameras so trendy, but Fujifilm has tweaked the design a bit. It now includes a selfie mirror and a removeable close-up lens.
Osmo Starter KitAges 5-12
Osmo noticed that kids are spending more time playing in front of iPad and less time playing in the real world. The company set out on a mission to change that with Osmo. It comes with a mirror that you place on the iPad’s camera, which allows it to see the environment in front of the tablet. This technology enables the company to create games and educational software that combines the physical with the digital world. This kit comes 4 games, but she will love Masterpiece, which lets her draw.
With sophisticated AI, Cozmo brings the fun of an animated cartoon to life. With a personality similar to Wall-E, this robot is curious and filled with so many emotions. Cute is the only word to really describe the little guy. Kids can play games with him and his software is constantly evolving. He’s the closest thing to having an electronic pet.
Fire HD 7 Tablet with Alexa
While the Amazon Fire 7 is a pretty basic 7 inch table, it’s a steal for the price. Amazon also makes a kids version with a kid proof case and a 1 year subscription to Amazon Fire for kids. Most 8 year old girls probably would be fine with the vanilla version of the tablet.
ASUS Chromebook C202SA-YS02
This budget priced notebook is built for kids. With a sturdy design and rubber around the lid, it’s design to be shoved into backpack and bumped around. It comes with an 11.6 inch screen and a basic Intel Celeron processor. Running the Chrome operating system, it’s really designed for getting online, streaming movies, and using web apps, which makes it perfect for your 8 year old girl.
Retevis Kids Walkie TalkiesAges 2+
For kids walkie talkies are a lot of fun. At 8, she probably doesn’t yet need a smartphone so this is a great alternative. With a range about a block away, these one from Retevis are great for giving kids independence when you are going camping or hiking. If she gets separated, she can easily use the walkie talkie to communicate where she it. Of course, it is just fun to play around with too.
Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush
It’s hard to get excited about a toothbrush, but this electric toothbrush from Philips is so much better than a regular toothbrush. Bluetooth enabled, it comes with an app that makes brushing so much of fun. As she brushes, she earns little rewards. The app is completely optional, but it provides great guidance for those that need it.
LuminoLite Rechargeable LED Book Light
If she loves reading, there is no better gift than a book light. With this one she can read her books anywhere and at anytime. With 10 hours of run time, it’s rechargeable and fully cordless.
Vtech Action Camera 180
VTech creates toy versions of popular electronics. The VTech Kidizoon Action Cam 180 lets kids film their own adventures. She going to be obsessed with taking it everywhere from bikes rides to underwater. The camera can rotate 180 degrees, which is perfect for selfies. While the video quality is not as good as a real action camera, it’s perfect for kids. The best part? It’s nearly indestructible.
Go Pro Session
Toy action cameras are great but nothing is comparable to a Go Pro. Go Pros are expensive but Go Pro has taken its most popular camera and stuffed it into a compact design. The best part? It’s about half the price of the top model. The Go Pro Session is perfect for strapping to a helmet or backpack while filming on land or in the pool. It might not have a screen or the ability to take 4k video, but it’s a tradeoff worth taking.
Apple iPod touch
While she probably wants the latest iPhone, the iTouch is a great connected device that does everything the iPhone does without the ability to make calls. The best part? Not only will you avoid the monthly bills, it costs a lot less too. The iTouch downloads any app, streams Netflix, and connects online as long as she has access to Wi-Fi. For an 8 year old girl, that’s a dream come true.
We understand that kids are all different and some are more responsible than others. Of course, she wants an iPhone, but most this kids this age aren’t going to call anybody except you. If she needs it to contact you, make sure you lock it down with the parental controls or get her a cheaper cell phone with more limited features.
OtterBox Defender Case
If you decided to get her a new iTouch or iPhone, you are going to need a case to protect it from accidents. OtterBox is probably the most respected name in providing sturdy iPhone cases. If you know she is going to drop it, the Defender case will give you the best protection with 3 layers of protection.
Nintendo makes great family friendly games for the entire family. Nintendo’s latest innovative system switches from playing games on your TV to taking games on the go. This means that kids never have to stop playing their favorite Nintendo games. She can play it while waiting for volleyball practice to start, in back of the car, or at home after she has finished her homework. Anytime is a great time for gaming.
PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB Console
While the Playstation 4 has been around for awhile now, over the years it has amassed a huge library of games. While there is now a Pro model out, the Playstation Slim is perfect budget console for kids who don’t need the latest technology.
Xbox One S 500GB Console Minecraft Bundle
Microsoft has created a whole family of Xbox One systems. For kids, the Xbox One S system is the best option. It’s sleeker and better designed than the original Xbox One and has the ability to even play HD Blu-Rays. It’s got a strong library of games for kids of all ages including Minecraft and the Lego games.
Nintendo 3DS XL
While Nintendo has a new system out, the company stills offers the Nintendo 3DS at a lower price point. If you are looking for a budget priced portable system, this is a great option. While the system has a great lineup of games for kids, Nintendo is continuing to make even more great games for this system. Nintendo is also making a New Nintendo 2DS, which does away with the 3D effect.
Mario Kart 8 DeluxeRated E
Watch out for that red turtle! The gang from the Mario Bros. is back in the best iteration of Mario Kart. With tons of tracks, characters, and power ups, Mario Kart Deluxe improves on the classic Mario Kart Formula in every way. This version of the game adds a battle mode, which contains even more zany action. Being able to take this game on the go is the icing on the cake.
Super Mario Odyssey
Nintendo wouldn’t be Nintendo without everybody’s favorite plumber- Mario. This time around Mario carries around a mysterious cap called “Cappy” that he can throw at enemies and become them. Throw your hat at a Goomba and you become him. Throw your hat at a human and become him. The best part? You can throw your hat at a dinosaur . . . and become him. And we aren’t talking about Yoshi! We are talking about a massive T-Rex.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildRated E10+
Nintendo’s long running Zelda series adds a new game to the series that many critics are calling the best game ever created. It’s an open world game with surprises and secrets hidden everywhere. You take the role of a young man named Link. With its open ended structure, you must create your own path through the dangerous world. Will Link be able to defeat Ganon?
Splatoon 2Rated E10+
Forget Nerf Wars! Nintendo has combined the fun of water gun fights with paint ball in this colorful game of turf war. Players play as Inklings, who are able to swim through paint as they navigate around the world. The object of the game is to use super soaker like guns and paint rollers to paint as much of the world as possible and reclaim it from the opposing team. The team that paints more wins!
What more can be said about Minecraft? There is a reason this is one of the best selling games for kids. Imagine an unlimited box of Legos and you will understand why Minecraft is so popular. In the game, you build, defeat monsters, and explore. The game is now available on just about every console including the Nintendo Switch, which lets you play Minecraft on the go.
Pokemon Ultra Moon And SunRated E
Last year, everybody had Pokemon fever with the release of Pokemon Go and Pokemon Sun and Moon. Guess what? Our friendly little creatures are back again in all new games. The games will feature an alternate storyline set on the same island in last games. As long as there are new Pokemon to collect, Pokemon fans are going to want to add this to their collection.
Just Dance 2018Rated E10+
You can’t have a party without Just Dance! Get ready to strut your moves in the latest version of Just Dance. The latest game will not only feature your favorite artists like Bruno Mars and Ariana Grande, it will also include K-pop.
Movies For 8 Year Old Girls
Beauty And The BeastRated PG
Disney has taken the animated classic, the Beauty and the Beast, and given it a live action makeover. While the storyline is similar, it’s amazing how different this version and the cartoon feel. With more realistic violence, this version has a much darker feel that may be too much for 8 year olds. Emma Watson(Belle) and Dan Stevens(the Beast) do a good job of humanizing these characters, managing to capture spectacle of this musical.
Moana Rated PG
This Disney Story is not your typical damsel in distress princess story. Moana is the story of a young adventurous girl and Demigod who must team up to save their people. The colorful animation and music bring this uplifting tale about bravery to life.
In this candy colored animated film, the Trolls are brought to life by a wonderful cast of actors and actresses including Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake. When scary monsters threaten the Trolls, the Trolls must avoid being captured. With wonderful music and light hearted humor, the movie has a great message about finding happiness.
Finding DoryRated PG
Following in the footsteps of Finding Nemo is not easy, but somehow Pixar succeeds with Finding Dory. The movie stars Dory, who has a memory impairment. The film shows kids that even if you have limitations, you can overcome obstacles by believing in yourself and with the help of others. It’s a powerful movie with great characters and a moving story that is both great for kids and parents.
Sing – Special EditionRated PG
With catchy tunes, this animated musical comedy stars cute animals that enter a singing competition. While the storyline is simple, this movie has so many great tunes that you can’t help but sing along. It’s one of those movies kids will love watching over and over just to hear the music.
Lego Batman MovieRated PG
What happens when you combine Batman with Legos? You get this fun Lego movie starring the Dark Knight. This film manages to capture the blockbuster feel of a traditional Batman movie with Lego characters, but still manages to poke fun at itself. If she loved the Lego movie and is a big fan of superheroes, she will find this movie enjoyable.
Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film CollectionRated PG-13
While the books are amazing, there is something magical about the Harry Potter films. Getting to see actors and actresses breathe life into these wonderful characters is a treat. What makes this tale so special is that Harry is like any other child so kids can easily relate to him. Parents need to know that this series is filled with fantastical monsters and scary moments but most 8 year old girls will enjoy the ride.
Musical Gifts for 8 Year Old Girls
Most children won’t have the sense of rhythm for playing a musical instrument until they are eight. Help her build her love for music at an early age with these gifts.
Mpow Buckler Bluetooth Shower Speaker
Did you know that singing in the shower is one of the best ways to start your day? If she loves singing in the shower, you might want to consider getting her a shower speaker. With a waterproof rating of IPX4, this one is perfect for using in the shower. The only problem? Her showers are going to be longer.
My Audio Pet Mini Bluetooth Speaker
My Audio Pets are not just another Bluetooth speaker. Available several animal designs, these tiny speakers are just too darn cute. While they are small, they pack quite a lot of punch for their size. They pair easily over Bluetooth so she can listen to her favorite music. Because it is so portable, she can take her music everywhere she goes. She’s going to go absolutely crazy over them.
Puro Sound Labs Kids Bluetooth Headphones
The first thing that 8 year old girls are going to do when they put on a pair of headphones is turn the sound all the way up. Did you know that headphones that are played too loud can be damaging to your child’s ears? If you are in the market for headphones for your 8 year old girl, the Puro Sound Lab headphones are widely considered to be the best. Not only do these wireless headphones look stylish, they have the best noise limiting feature to protect your child’s ears.
Memorex Sing Stand 3
If she loves singing, there is no better gift than a Karaoke Machine. This one form Memorex comes with a microphone on a stand, which makes it a lot of fun to sing in front of a crowd. With this one, you can easily pair it with a smartdevice over Bluetooth. All of the controls are on the bottom of the stand. The best part? It comes with 2 microphones so she can even sing a duet with her best friend.
Schylling Kids Accordion
Sized for a child, this toy accordion from Schylling is a fun way to try a new instrument without spending a lot of money. While she can play the included songs, it’s really designed to introduce her to music. The best part? Even she doesn’t know how to play it, it sounds great.
Kala Learn To Play Ukulele Starter Kit
If she ever wanted to learn a musical instrument, a Ukulele is probably one of the best ones to learn. As long as you tune it for her using the app, this Ukulele is perfect for beginners. The best way to learn how to play is by watching Youtube videos. She might even play with it more than her American Girl Doll.
Yamaha YPG-235 76-Key Portable Grand Piano
If she’s started piano class or wants to learn how to play the piano, the Yamaha YPG-235 is the perfect piano for beginners. It’s got a ton of worthwhile features that are great but most of all it sounds great. While this 76 key piano is not a full size piano, all of the keys are positioned like a standard piano. It’s good for learning and practicing the chords and she will have no trouble moving onto a full sized keyboard.
Top Arts & Crafts Toys for 8 Year Old Girls
In addition to giving her a place where she can create her art, give your little artist the tools she needs for her next masterpiece. Here are some of the top toys for 8 year old girls.
Elmer’s Liquid School Glue
One of this year’s hottest things is not a toy, it’s making slime. Everybody seems to making this stuff. The easiest way to make this stuff is with Elmer’s glue and borax. It’s gotten so crazy that people are buying loads of Elmer’s glue. You can get one gallon of this stuff, which is perfect for making slime at a birthday party with all her friends.
Karina Garcia’s DIY SlimeAges 10-14
Homemade slime is taking over the world because it is super fun to play with and a cool science experiment that you can do at home. Okay, by now everybody knows how to make basic slime and you can easily change its color and texture. This book teaches you how to make 15 different recipes from glow in the dark slime to balloon slime.
Tulip One Step 18-Color Tie-Dye Kit
This fun tie-dye craft kit from Tulip is a blast for birthday parties or even a summer activity. It comes with everything you need. All you need is to provide the clothing. It’s the closest thing to having a party in a box. With 18 bottles, it has enough supplies to color around 10 shirts, leaving behind gorgeous vibrant colors on clothing.
Perler BeadsAges 5+
Perler Beads are an incredibly cool activity that has been around forever. It’s still popular today. You simply craft different designs on a board using beads. Then you fuse them together using heat from an iron. If you have never tried them before, there are packs that contain everything you need to get started including the beads, pegboards, and ironing paper. You can also get a big bucket of Perler beads.
Klutz Make Clay Charms Craft KitAges 7-15
We love Klutz books. They are little books that guide kids through various craft activities. Most of the books come along with all of the supplies you need to complete the activities. Make Clay Charms is one of the most popular kits right now. It comes with brightly colored clay that is used to make charms. When the charms are baked, they become solid. The book walks girls through creating 30 charms.
KLUTZ Design Your Dream Room ToyAges 8-15
Just about every 8 year old girl dreams about redecorating her room. Klutz has come out with a 78 page craft book that allows her to practice designing her room. The book teaches her how to mix and match patterns. She can add wall art, accessories, throw pillows to create a dream room.
Creativity for Kids Fashion HeadbandsAges 5+
If she is artsy, she is going to love making her own headbands with this craft kit. Unlike most craft sets, this one is pretty straight forward so she can complete it on her own or with her friends or siblings. It comes with a bunch of accessories you can add to the headbands from ribbons to feathers. The best part? She can wear them or give them as gifts when she is finished.
Mr. Sketch Scented Markers
Most of us never forget the first time we got Mr. Sketch Markers. These markers smell so yummy. This set comes with 12 scented markers. She will love huffing and smelling them to decide which one is her favorite one. Oh, we forgot, they write well too with their chiseled tip.
Darice 80-Piece Deluxe Art Set
Does she love drawing, painting, or coloring? With 80 different tools, this huge craft kit from Darice has everything your future Da Vinci could ever want. While these art supplies aren’t for real artists, they are perfect for 8 year old girls who get to try a sampling of all different types of art supplies from color pencils to oil pastels.
How to Draw PokemonAges 7-10
Does she love Pokemon? Now she can learn how to draw her favorite Pokemon characters. With 32 pages, this drawing book comes with instructions to draw 18 different Pokemon from Pikachu to Igglybuff. If she loves Pokemon, it’s a great way to spark her interest in drawing.
Pusheen Coloring Book
What could be cuter than the Internet celebrity cat, Pusheen? What about a coloring book based on the little rascal? Imagine 96 pages filled with coloring pages dedicated to the most adorable cat on the planet. The designs are all printed on both the front and back of each page so it is best to color this book using colored pencils instead of markers.
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils
There are colored pencils and then there are Primacolor Colored pencils. They might just look like ordinary colored pencils on the outside, but when you color with these colored pencils, the colors come out bright and vivid. It’s so satisfying to lay down color so easily. The best part? You don’t have to worry about the color bleeding into the paper like markers.
Spirograph Deluxe Design SetAges 8+
Who doesn’t remember Spirograph? Spirograph has been around for a long time and has gone through many changes. Spirograph comes with different shaped wheels and rings that allow kids to create many fanciful spiral drawings. It now comes with Spiro Putty that makes it easy to keep the rings in place. The best part? You don’t have to be a talented artist to create wonderful designs. If she can use a pen to draw, she can do it with a little practice.
Rainbow Loom Bands with Metal HookAges 8+
When Rainbow Loom initially came out, it instantly became a hit. While it is not as popular as it once was, girls will still love making bracelets and jewelry out of tiny colored rubber bands. Using the loom board and hook, the rubber bands can be woven into friendship bracelets. This kit comes with everything she needs to get started with Rainbow Loom.
ALEX Toys DIY Wear Friends 4 Ever JewelryAges 8+
Who doesn’t like to have an arm party on their wrists? This kit from Alex Toys lets her create 22 different woven friendship bracelets for she and her friends. If she’s really into crafty things and loves keeping her hands busy, she will love this kit. It comes with 4 different looms, each of which makes a different pattern. While it takes patience and dexterity, it is a lot of fun.
Fashion Plates Deluxe KitAges 6+
A lot of us played with Fashion Plates when we were kids. If she’s really interested in fashion design, but doesn’t really know where to start, Fashion Plates is a great entry point. Girls simply mix and match the plates to create all different types of fashions and outfits. It’s a lot of fun to rub across the plates and see the design come to life, but it just as fun coloring it in. It comes in a convenient carrying case so she can play with it anywhere.
Craftster’s Sewing KitsAges 7+
Does she want to learn to sew? With 5 different animals to sew, this kit is perfect for beginning seamstresses. Everything she needs is included in the kit including safe plastic needles, fabrics, and stuffing. The best part? All of the fabric pieces come pre-punched, which makes it easy for beginners to use the needle to sew. It’s a fun activity to do with her.
Fashion Angels Make-Up PortfolioAges 8-15
Fashion Angels makes different craft kids for tween girls. This one is its Make-Up Portfolio. If she is not yet ready for makeup, this kit is a great alternative. This portfolio allows her to try all different makeup looks on the drawn models. Using the various stencils, she can add accessories, makeup, and even hair styles.
Balloon Animal University PRO KitAges 8+
What could be cooler on your birthday than making balloon animals? This kit comes with everything you need to get started including a pump and 100 Qualatex PRO balloons, which are the best balloons for making balloon animals. It also comes with a book that is perfect for beginners.
Lulu Jr. Illustory Craft KitAges 6-12
Does your 8 year old dream of becoming an author? Now she can write and illustrate her own book with this craft kit from Lulu Jr. After she uses the supplies to create a rough draft for her book, she mails it in. She will be delighted to see her creation come back in a 7 X 9 inches hardcover book.
Shrinky Dinks Fantasy Forest Jewelry KitAges 6-12
It’s hard to believe that Shrinky Dinks have been around since the 1970s. This kit comes with sheets of plastic that kids decorate and color. The amazing thing is that when you pop the plastic pieces in the oven, they shrink in the oven. Kids will never get tired of watching them shrink. You can then use the Shrinky Dinks to make all sorts of jewelry.
DC Superhero Girls Fashion Sketch SetAges 8-15
What girl wouldn’t want to dress up her favorite super heroes? Using stencils, stickers, and colored pencils, she can dress up all of the DC Super Hero Girls from Wonder Woman to Batgirl. It’s all up to her creativity how she wants to dress them up. After she dresses up the characters, she can even color them in and use the stencils to create her own one of a kind masterpiece.
Board Games for 8 Year Old Girls
While video games are cool, there is nothing like a board game. There is something about having something you can touch that makes board games so appealing. With these board games, she can learn so many valuable skills like learning to count money and the important of rules.
Exploding KittensAges 7+
With quirky characters and simple game play, Exploding Kittens has all of the trapping of an addictive card game. In this game of roulette, the idea is not to draw the exploding kitten from the deck. The wrinkle? There are action cards, which add a lot of strategy to the basic premise.
Ticket To RideAges 8-12
Who knew a game about trains could be so fun? If she’s ready for a grown up game that is all about strategy, check out Ticket to Ride. In Ticket to Ride, the idea of the game is to claim routes and build the biggest track across the United States. The bigger route you get, the more points you earn. After she plays a game, she will be able to pick it up quick. The best part? Kids learn a little bit about geography too.
Spot ItAges 7-11
Spot It! is a very simple game that is a lot of fun to play. There are 55 cards, each of which has 8 illustrations on them. Between any 2 cards there is always one and only one illustration that is exactly the same. With four different ways to play, the idea is to be the first one to Spot It.
Hasbro Pie Face GameAges 5+
Pie Face is messy fun. In Pie Face, players take turns sliding their face in the zany contraption and turning the handle. Players first spin the wheel to find out how many times they have to turn the handle. If you don’t get hit in the face with whip cream, you get points. If you are unlucky and get hit in the face with whip cream, you get no points but at least you can lick the whip cream off your face.
Rummikub Ages 8+
One of the bestselling board games of all time, Rummikub is an older game that is still a fun game to play. The idea is to get rid of all your tiles by forming runs of sequential numbers or groups of a kind. It’s not a very hard game to learn. Once she learns the basic premise, she will be able to play on her own and beat everybody.
Sequence GameAges 7+
Sequence is a game that every family should have in their collection. The game is played in teams. The object of the game is to try to make a sequence by putting 5 chips in a row on the board. Each player is given cards and draws a card on their turn. They can then place one of their chips on a matching card on the board. There’s strategy involved because there is more than one matching card on the board.
HedBanz Game Ages 7-9
In HedBanz everybody knows who you are except you. Each player wears a headband on their head with a card on it. The catch? You won’t be able to see the card but everybody else will. The idea is to ask “yes” or “no” questions to quickly find out who you are before time runs out in a minute. You will have to use your head.
Melissa & Doug SuspendAges 8-15
Suspend is a fun and fast moving game that is so easy to understand. Players take turn building a teetering structure by placing a rod on it. The twist? Every time somebody places a rod on the structure, it shifts due to gravity, creating so much of suspense.
Sushi Go!Ages 8-15
Sushi Go is a game where the idea is to build the best sushi dish. During each turn players pick one card to keep. The cards are then passed around and the players must again choose a card to keep. It’s a lot like picking food items off a conveyor belt in a sushi restaurant. At the end, players add up their score and the player with the most points after 3 rounds wins.
Uno Emoji Card GameAges 7-15
Combine Emojis and the classic game of Uno and you get this game that 8 year old girls are going to love. It’s played just like Uno except everything has been given an Emoji makeover. Players have to be first to match a card in their hand with the one currently on to top of the deck. The best part? You have to make Emoji faces.
Monopoly Board Game The Classic EditionAges 8+
In the age of iPhones and iPads, it’s amazing that Monopoly is still one of the most popular board games. In this wonderful game of luck and strategy, the object is to drive your opponents to bankruptcy. This version is just as you remembered it. Not only is it a fun game to play, but for 8 year old girls, it is a great way for her to learn about banking and math.
Hasbro Scrabble Crossword GameAges 8+
Scrabble is a board game where the object is put together words using letters. It is such a great game on multiple levels. It’s fun, but it also helps improve her spelling, vocabulary, and communication. The best part? Children don’t even know that they are learning.
Apples to Apples JuniorAges 9+
Apples to Apples is one of the best party games to play during family get togethers, slumber parties, and birthday parties. In the game, there are two different types of cards. The red cards are the subject cards and the green cards are the description cards. On each round, one person is the judge and she flips over a description card like “Crazy.” Then each player puts down a card that they think best reflects that card. The judge has to pick the best card, which is usually the most silliest.
Reverse CharadesAges 6+
Charades is fun but Reverse Charades is even more fun. This game takes the game of charades and flips it on its head. Instead of you acting out the clues, everybody playing acts out the clues and one person guesses. It’s so hilarious to watch a large group of people acting out the clues at the same time.
Twister Ultimate GameAges 6-15
It wouldn’t be a slumber party without playing the classic game of Twister. In Twister, players must twist and tangle themselves to reach the spots on the plastic mat. Now it has been given an oversized makeover so more people can play. This version of the game is much larger than the original game and has more spots for even more outrageous fun.
5 Second Rule Jr. Board GameAges 6-15
5 seconds in your life never felt so fun and stressful than with this board game. Everybody could probably name 3 farm animals, but somehow naming them with time pressure is so much challenging. In 5 Seconds Rule, players have to give 3 answers to questions in 5 seconds. Even if she has a short attention span, this game is fun, fast paced, and silly.
No Stress ChessAges 7-12
Finally there is a way for anybody to learn to play chess. No Stress Chess is really designed for the beginning chess player. The board is labeled so it makes it easy to set up the board. The game comes with action cards that have chess pieces on them. When you draw a card, you are supposed to move that piece. Each card helps to reinforce how each piece movies. Eventually, the idea is that she will learn to play without the cards.
With up to 6 players, Rat-A-Tat is card game that can be played with the whole family. All the players are dealt out 4 cards, which are placed on table in a line side by side. The idea of the game is to get the lowest total. In the beginning, each player is allowed to look at the 2 outermost cards and is never allowed to look at any of her cards again. She will have to use memory and strategy to come up with the lowest total.
Toilet Trouble GameAges 5+
Toilet Trouble comes with a little mini toilet. Players spin the toilet roll to find out how many times they have to flush the toilet. Then they flush the toilet and cross their fingers. The coolest part? The toilet actually makes flushing sounds. At, any time it can squirt water in their face. Somebody please call the plumber.
Googly Eyes GameAges 7-15
Have you seen our glasses? Drawing games are fun but Googly Eyes is laugh out fun. The game is played just like Pictionary except you have to put on wacky vision glasses that make it really difficult to draw. It’s a Googly spin on a classic game.
Not Parent ApprovedAges 8+
Not Parent Approved is a kid makeover on the adult game, Cards Against Humanity. In this hilarious game, kids have to fill in the blank with the most hilarious answer from their hand of cards. Parents won’t have a problem with most of the cards, but they can always remove the ones that they find inappropriate.
Telestrations 6 PlayerAges 6+
Telestations takes the game of telephone and turns it into a drawing game. Instead of having conversations that are passed along, drawings are passed from player to player. As they are being passed through players, they keep changing. It’s always fun to see how warped the drawings gets at the end.
Alacazam! With a little preparation and this magic set from Melissa & Doug, your 8 year old girl can perform 10 magic tricks that will stump all her friends and family. She’ll make a coin vanish into thin air and perform a great escape that even Harry Houdini would be proud of. The best part? You get to watch her perform.
Mattel Blokus GameAges 5-15
Blokus is a unique puzzle game with Tetris like pieces. After choosing a color, each player starts placing their pieces in the corner of the board. On future turns, players must place their pieces so that they touch only at the corner. The idea of the game is to try to use as many of your pieces so that you don’t get trapped. The player left with the fewest pieces at the end wins.
Perplexus OriginalAges 6+
In Perplexus, there is a maze trapped in a huge transparent sphere. The idea of the game is to navigate a small ball through the obstacles by twisting and turning the sphere. The moment it falls off the track, you have to start over. While it is challenging, it’s addictive to try and advance the ball further and further.
D-FantiX Speed Stickerless Magic CubeAges 3+
There is no better feeling in the world than solving a Rubik’s Cube. It’s a great way to test her problem and spatial thinking skills. To solve it, you have to bring each color to one side of the 6 sided cube. Even if she can’t solve it, she will love picking it up whenever she is feeling bored. This one is just like a regular Rubik’s cube except it doesn’t have removeable stickers and is easier to twist and turn.
Ravensburger Sneaker American Style 3D PuzzleAges 8-13
Ravensburger makes so many cool 3D puzzles. When you put together this 3D puzzle, it forms an iconic Converse sneaker. With an American flag design, it’s a great way for her to show her love for America. The coolest part? It doubles as a room decor item and can hold pencils and pens.
Books for 8 Year Old Girls
Put the electronics down, there is nothing like picking up a good book. Most people don’t really think of books as gifts, but books can still take her on imaginative adventures.
Sleepover Party Mad LibsAges 8-12
Mad Libs is so much of fun. There are so many versions to choose from but this one is great for slumber or birthday parties. In this word game, everybody comes up with words that are later used to fill in the blanks in the story. The fun begins when the story is read out loud, which often leads to a hysterical and sometimes silly story.
Q&A a Day for Kids: A Three-Year JournalAges 4-10
There are plenty of journals but this is one of the most unique journals. It’s supposed to be a 3 year journal. Inside it has different prompts like “What would you buy?” Every day there is a different question, but every year the questions repeat themselves. The fun part is watching how much her responses change over the course of 3 years.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 12: The GetawayAges 8-12
If she loves the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, every year she can look forward to a new release in the series. The book chronicles the funny adventures on Greg Heffley. It’s written in a way that resembles a journal with text and funny pictures. In the latest book in the series Greg is going on vacation, but it is not the vacation he expected.
Magic Tree House Boxed SetAges 8-9
The Magic Tree House Series is one of the best chapter books for kids. You won’t find any violence or bad language here. Instead, you will find a mysterious tale about children who discover a magical treehouse in the woods that can transport them across time and space. This set includes the first 4 books in the series.
The New Captain Underpants Collection (Books 1-5)Ages 7-10
For most kids, the Captain Underpants series is silly fun. Most parents hate these books because it is ill mannered. These books explode with goofball jokes and off the wall toilet humor. Kids will love repeating their favorite lines from the book over and over. These books are unique because they appeal to both kids that love to read and those who have yet to open the cover of a book.
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)Ages 11-15
If she loves Harry Potter, but has never read the books she is going to love the whole set of Harry Potter books. It’s got wizards, witches, and memorable characters. What is there not to like? This is one of the most magical series that only gets better every time you read it.
Pokémon Deluxe Essential HandbookAges 7-10
Does she know everything about her favorite Pokemon characters? With this book, she can learn their names, their moves, and useful facts. There over 700 Pokemon inside. If she already loves some of the characters, she will love looking them up to learn more about them.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated EditionAges 8+
What happens when you take everything that made the original Harry Potter books so great and then add illustrations to them? It’s time to go back to Hogwarts. If she’s never read the Harry Potter books, now is a great time to start. It starts out like an ordinary story but once readers learn Harry Potter is a wizard, they won’t want to stop reading. Not all of the books have been released in the illustrated series, but they eventually will be.
Dog Man: A Tale of Two KittiesAges 7-10
This Dog fighting police cop first appeared in the Captain Underpants series. Now he is getting his own series. Just like Captain Underpants, this book is hilarious and is designed to make kids laugh. It’s got intentional misspellings, bad grammar, and the signature goofy toilet humor that parents hate, but most kids are going to love it.
Did you know that the human brain is made up of mostly water? If she is curious, then she will love this book that is filled with short facts about everything. The great thing about this book is that it will be enjoyed by readers of all reading levels. The best part? She will learn a new fact every day.
National Geographic Kids Why?Ages 8-12
If she is constantly asking you how things work, this book finally has all of the answers. The book is broken into different sections each of which covers a different topic. Questions include things like “Why do I have a heart?” or “Why is the sky blue?” All of the pages are colorful with beautiful photos that make it easy to read and skim through.
The Boxcar Children Books 1-4Ages 7-10
If she is a big fan of mysteries, she will love the Box Car children series. It’s one of those series that can make your child fall in love with reading even if she isn’t already a big reader. It’s the story of 4 kids who run away and stumble across a boxcar in the woods. This book takes your 8 year old through the first 4 books in the series.
Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book Box Set: Books 1-4Ages 6-10
Many of us read the Amelia Bedelia books as a kid. Even today, it’s hard not to like this series with the loveable and quirky Amelia Bedelia. Kids will get a kick watching Amelia Bedelia take everything so literally and mess up everything she does, which will lead to a lot of laughs.
Just Between Us: Mother & Daughter JournalAges 9-12