50 Best Gifts for 8 Year Old Boys

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Shopping for awesome gifts for 8 year old boys can be difficult. I should know, I have two boys and four nephews. You still see them as your little guys, but they will quickly tell you that they are a big kid.

I have put together this gift guide that has a variety of toys and child-friendly products that 8-year-old boys will definitely love. I have personally purchased most of the items on this list, so I have direct input from my little kid testers! In this list, you will find gifts that will help with physical development, hand-eye coordination, problem-solving skills, and some that are simply made to have a great time.

I’m positive that you will find what you are searching for in this list of the best gifts for 8-year-old boys.


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50 Awesome Gifts for 8 Year Old Boys

1. Nintendo Switch

All the little kids these days are raving about the Nintendo Switch (and even my adult daughter too). My kids absolutely love theirs, and honestly, I don’t mind. The parental controls are simple to set up and keep my mind at ease. I can monitor all their activity right from my phone. Fun for them and ease for me.

2. Hot Wheels

Kids have so much fun playing with Hot Wheels cars. It seems like they can never have enough tracks or cars! Luckily these cars can keep them occupied in open-ended play for hours. This gift is sure to be a winner.

3. Cool Lamp

A useful and fun gift for any kid is a cool lamp like this one. One with a cool design that will illuminate their whole room at night time.

4. Video Games

How much time do boys spend playing video games? A lot! Get your child a game that he will have tons of fun playing.

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5. Skateboard 

If you are looking for a gift that will encourage your little boy to get out of the house, give him this awesome skateboard for beginners. I bet he will have one heck of a good time.

6. Board games

8 year olds love board games that the entire family can play. Headbanz is a hilarious family game where players draw a card on their turn and ask “yes” or “no” questions to figure out what their card says.

7. Watch

Little boys really like cool gadgets. I’m sure he would really enjoy this smartwatch that has some pretty awesome pre set features, such as alarm clock, games, photo album and even has an option for two way calling.

8. National Geographic Mega Slime Kit & Putty Lab

National Geographic provides many projects for kids to learn with. This DIY slime kit is a great way for you to get you kid to fall in love with science.

9. Walkie Talkies

Walkie talkies are a great toy for any child of any age. They can use these to play long distance games, or go on adventures. They can talk or use morse code to communicate.

10. Legos

I will always vote for legos as one of the best toys that you can give to your kids. The possibilities are endless and they last forever. Your child can build a single idea, or build a whole city. These blocks are compatible with other similar building blocks, making it easy to buy additional pieces.

11. Marble Run

Marble run is a fun gravity logic game. This game is perfect for 8-year-olds to learn how to maneuver the tubes they are able to build to make the perfect path for their marbles to reach the bottom.

12. Catapults

Catapult toys are a fun way for best friends to have harmless battles. They can design and create their own catapult. See who builds the better weapon and who will win the battle.

13. Diary of a Wimpy Kid

My kids absolutely love Diary of a wimpy Kid books. These book allow for young minds to open their imagination and relate to real life events, while keeping their interest. This is a series of books, allowing your child to continue to read story after story.

14. K’NEX

K’NEX offers higher level toys that will require concentration and patience. Your child can build their own mini roller coaster and then download an app to watch it operate. Super cool!

15. Science Kits

Science kits are the perfect type of stem toys. These kits are fun and amazing. You child can make multiple DIY experiments again and again, for hours of educational play time. This is a win-win choice.

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16. Store and Score Laundry Hamper 

This product is literally being shipped to my house right now. All 4 of my kids need to attend a good housekeeping institute. The laundry basket in the corner is obviously invisible, so if we make it into a game where they can shoot their clothes into the hoop, hanging from their door, it will be more appealing. It has a zipper at the bottom for making emptying the net easy for laundry day.

17. Remote Control Car

A remote control car is always a winner! My 8-year-old-son got a remote control car as one of his birthday gifts. Let me tell you, that boy plays with it almost every day. This one comes with two rechargeable batteries to make an extended play time.

18. Roblox 

Roblox is fun for kids of all ages. With the video games, the kids can pick their favorite characters and play in battles with their friends. This set of action figures will get them away from screen time, but still let them play one of their favorite games.

19. Soccer Ball

All of my kids enjoy playing soccer, even the baby. It’s ok if they aren’t playing the game correctly. If they are outside having fun with this physical activity, who cares? Kick the ball, throw the ball or roll the ball, getting them out the house is just the beginning of fun time.

20. Memory Game

Simon is an electronic memory game that has 4 colored pads that will light up in sequence. The object of the game is to match the pattern. It gets more difficult the farther you go and the fun sound effects go faster and faster.

21. Battleship

Battleship is a classic game that is loads of fun. Using strategy and a good memory, the object is to guess the coordinates to sink your opponent’s ships.

22. Table Top Board Game

Table Top Board games are an awesome choice for a gift. The best thing about this particular game set is it has multiple games in one package. Your child can play checkers, chess, tic-tac-toe, or learn backgammon. A few card games are even included, like go fish. Lots of fun will come from this game set,

23. Pokemon

Pokemon was really big when I was in school. I didn’t really understand the game then, but all the young boys were really into it. Not much has changed when it comes to my kids. They go crazy over this card game. They already have hundreds of cards, but they always ask for more. Gotta catch ‘em all, I guess.

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24. Harry Potter

Harry Potter is still very popular with the kids today. My son absolutely loves anything to do with Harry Potter. He has all the books and treats them like treasure. And I’m ok with that.

25. Nerf Blasters

If you ask my kids what the most awesome gift is, I can almost guarantee they will all say nerf guns. I don’t know how many I have in my house and across the yard, but these kids live for a nerf battle.

26. Ride on Toys

Does your kid stay focused on all the new things that come out? The NexGen is one of the newer style ride on toys for kids who weigh up to 110lbs. This toy can make sharp turns and glide your kid around going up to 7 mph. 

27. The Mandalorian Toys

Star Wars made a comeback with their Mandalorian series. Your kids can enjoy pretend play with this play set that includes one stormtrooper and one mandalorian and one creature. This set is great for one kid to play, or have a friend to join along

28. Printing Camera

My kids absolutely love taking pictures, whether it be from their tablet or my phone. When I say this Print Cam is a great toy, believe me. They have their own camera that can print their own pictures.

29. Human Body Toy

Are you trying to figure out a new way to teach your little boy about the human body? This fun anatomy toy is just the right gift. It has 21 removable parts, including 9 squishy organs. Your child gets to take apart and put back together this 12 inch replica.

30. Smart Robot

Technology is constantly improving. Give your child this awesome smart robot. Not only can you press buttons and make him perform specific actions, but it will also respond to hand gestures.

31. Snap Circuits

Snap circuits are an awesome way for your child to learn about the flow of electricity. No tools are required for this toy, everything is as easy as a snap. With over 300 experiments that they can complete with these circuits that are bright colors, your child will have so many projects to show you.

32. Battle Fort

A fort is a great gift for any kid. With all the imaginational games 8-year-olds play, this fort will be perfect. It can be a battle fort for a nerf war, or a palace for capture the flag. Whatever they want it to be, it will be perfect. Inflates with a box fan in seconds.

33. Picasso Tiles

Picasso tiles are great building sets. These tiles have 120 bristles per each piece, making it very easy to connect the pieces. This building set help with STEM learning and building fine motor skills.

34. Cool Bed Set 

A cool bed set is always a nice gift. Pick out one from their favorite movie or game. Bed sets come in all different sizes and themes.

35. Kick scooter

Are you trying to figure out ideas for perfect Christmas gifts? A kick scooter is great for getting the kids out of the house and staying active. This scooter has large tires to make it easier to travel through uneven terrain, making their adventures more versatile.

36. Gumball Machine

Every kid wants a gumball machine. It can be a reward for cleaning, or eating their vegetables. This G-Ball Machine is great for a young child.

37. Moving Target

If you are lost on what to get for holiday toys, I recommend getting a moving target that the kids can shoot soft foam balls at. These balls are soft enough that they can be shot inside and you will have no worries of anything breaking.

38. Laser Tag

Laser Tag is a great game for a group of kids to get out and play. They can play one on one or form teams of two. Our kids absolutely love playing laser tag. They will shoot and play and go all day. No worries of anyone getting physically shot.

39. Engineering Toys

Engineering toys are great for expanding the minds of young children. With this set, complete with 308 game pieces, your child can start off building simple structures such as trusses, then advance to scaled down replicas of real buildings.

40. Poop Game

How about a hilarious game of hide and seek? My kids love playing “Hide the poop”. This cute toy, if left unfound for a few minutes, lets out poop sounds to help the others find it. Once found, it sings a silly poop song.

41. Science Kit

Being 8 years old is such a fun age! Make it even more fun with this mad scientist kit. Multiple gross experiments for your child to enjoy as they enhance their STEM skills.

42. Telescope

A telescope is a perfect gift. Your child can learn about the wonders of the world that are so far away. How amazing science is. The mystery of the universe goes way beyond the Earth. Let them see it for themselves.

43. Magic Kit

Kids go nuts for magic tricks. Allow them to perform their own tricks with this awesome magic kit. This kit contains 31 child friendly products that can be used as props to help them with 25 of their own magic tricks.

44. Hoverboard

Hoverboards are the new age skateboards. These are super cool and surprisingly easy to operate. They are equipped with safety features to keep your child from going too fast or on unsafe ground. This hoverboard also has light up wheels and bluetooth speakers to be that more awesome.

45. Sports Equipment

Sports equipment can be one of the best gift ideas. To encourage your children to participate in outdoor activities makes a positive impact on their lifestyle.

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46. Graphic novels

Graphic Novels are a great way to expand a child’s imagination. Comics are a great way to introduce fiction in an exciting new way.

47. Super Mario

When I think back to my childhood, playing with the other eight-year-old boys and girls, I automatically think about playing Super Mario. The kids now are still living the dream playing the updated version of the same classic game. Your child will absolutely love this adventure!

48. Activity Book

An activity book is a great way for your child to get a head start on skills that will be introduced to them in the upcoming years. Activity books can expand their knowledge and give them an upper hand on problem solving skills.

49. Trampoline

A trampoline is a great gift idea! My children absolutely love theirs. This gift will last a long time and is a great way for your children to get the exercise that they need. A safety net to assure your child will not fly off the sides. (Way safer than the ones we grew up with)

50. Beyblade

Are you concerned with how much screen time your child has? A very popular toy that all of my children are absolutely obsessed with are beyblades. They battle each other almost every day. It’s an upscale version of top spinners. They are very competitive with these battles.

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