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.
Ready. Set. Fun! Designed for the younger set, the Nerf Sports Pro Grip Football is one football boys and girls will love playing with. With soft foam, it doesn’t hurt your hands while playing for hours on end. Plus, its grip allows you to throw like a pro. Go long, go deep!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 up to 10 feet. To keep it sturdy, just fill the base with water or sand.
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
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
Made out of aluminum, the Easton Pink Sapphire is available in different lengths, but for most 8 year old girls, the 26-inch bat is ideal. Its lightweight design and larger sweet spot give your little slugger the edge she needs at the plate.
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.
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.