Now that my munchkin is 8 going on 18, I’ve had to get really creative when it’s time to buy a gift. What are some good gifts for 8-year-old girls anyway? Gone are the days when I threw adorable Spongebob or Frozen parties and dolls and big block Lego sets were perfectly fine gifts.
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Now she’s into Minecraft and vlogging and watches way too many toy unboxing videos on her tablet.
That’s a good and a bad thing.
It’s great because the list of things she wants is everlasting so I always have lots to choose from. It’s bad because the list of things she wants is everlasting.
If you’re an aunt or uncle to a little kid who isn’t so little anymore and you now need to buy gifts for 8-year-old girls but you’ve been wracking your brain for ideas, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are some recommendations from my kiddo.
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Girly Gifts for 8-Year-Old Girls
This one is first on my list because it’s the one I’ve been asked for a least three times a week since summer. Must. Get. A. Mermaid Tail. Sometimes I wish I were more of a Pinterest Mom than an Amazon Prime mom because there are great tutorials on how to make your own however this one from Amazon sparkles and costs me no crafting. I’ll take one in pink, please.
Jewellery Box with Mirror
The mirror is very important. Munchkin received a similar box as a gift however her’s has no compartments, it’s just a big empty box. However, it has a lock and it has a mirror. Two key components. She calls it her secret box and she keeps her girly things in it like lip glosses and hair clips.
It’s red and glittery and she loves it. She doesn’t wear much jewellery as yet but I think she would love this box for all her little knick-knack toys that keep getting lost all over the place. Maybe now she will stop losing her important Minecraft Lego pieces and her non-toxic nail polishes. Get yours here.
Beauty Products Shower Curtain
8 year old girls love fun decor and shower curtains often go unchecked as a great place for a statement piece. The girly girl who has her own bathroom would love this adorable piece as an extension of her personality. Hey, maybe Mom would like it too! It’s not too young in design and has a great pop of electric color that would work in a light and bright bathroom. This one can be picked up here.
Chalk Hair Color
How fun! A hair color kit with the color made from chalk. Less mess with the marker-style applicator too! Just follow the instructions for temporary color for a weekend, party, or holiday.
For the Curious Kid
If you’ve got a curious kid that you need to buy a gift for, this is a top option. This one I will be getting for Munchkin as well as her mermaid tail. She loves crafting (poor me) and likes to recreate all the crazy experiments she watches on kids’ YouTube channels. Outside of the ones we do on our own with household ingredients, I think this will be a hit because hey, pretty packaging and easy instructions.
Kid Microscope Kit
Going even further into science, this one feels less kid-like and more like you mean business. It’s described as having a metal arm and base, 6 magnifications from 20x to 1200x, and includes a 52-piece accessory set and case. It was also awarded the top pick of microscopes for beginners, according to the seller. Your 8-year-old kid will love it.
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STEM Swing Building Set
If you’ve got a little engineer on your hands, this STEM set is perfect to keep them busy while learning. It promotes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills through hands-on construction and problem-solving. Kids can build their own working swing ride, encouraging creativity and imagination. Assembling the set enhances fine motor skills and coordination. It combines fun with learning, making it an engaging gift option
For the Techy Kid
I know Munchkin would just die if she got these. These work with most smartphones and can be used to watch movies or play games. They’re really fun! This one is good for adults and kids alike. At less than $40, they’re a fantastic buy for such a feature-rich, well-reviewed headset. Great deal!
How often do I buy headphones for the kid? Oh, maybe every three months or so. You can try your luck with the more expensive types to see if they last longer in a kid’s household but my little one manages to get them to stop working ever so often so I go with cute affordable ones like these. They have the best reviews for a headset that doesn’t cost hundreds of dollars. These are here.
Now if you’ve got a real techy on your hands, you may want to get them started on drone technology. Perfect for my little budding vlogger. It describes itself as being easy to fly for beginners. Perfect, worry-free techy gift. Get it here.
Bonus, who doesn’t love a great racing car?
I feel like this is a whole upgrade to the remote-controlled racing cars of my time. This does 360-degree flips and all kinda cool stunts. The fun part about this car is that according to the reviews, whole families love to play with this! See the reviews and videos here.
Don’t leave mom out! Fun and Funny Gifts for Mom
I hope you found this gift guide for 8-10-year-olds helpful! No more slime activator gift ideas. Now you’re well-armed to go out and buy a gift! Is there anything that your big kid just absolutely loves that could be added to this list? Please, let’s hear it in the suggestions!
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