Looking for a cool gift for your 8-year old boy? Look no further. Here’s a great list of gifts that your 8 year old boys will be happy to receive for Christmas or another holiday. Scroll down to see all the ideas.
Gifts for 8 Year Old Boys
LEGO STAR WARS AT-ST Walker
New from the Star Wars LEGO line, this kit makes a Walker with an opening cockpit and top hatch and includes 3 minifigures.
LEGO Speed Champions Porsche 918 Spyder
If you haven’t seen these Speed Champions kits, you’re in for a treat. Not only are they reasonably priced, the model options are super cool! You might also like the McLaren, LaFerrari, or CorvetteZ06.
Doodle Adventures: The Search for Slimy Space Slugs! by Mike Lowery HUMOR SCI-FI
This book not only hooks the reader with it’s space-adventure plot and hilarious narrator Carl the Duckbut it invites YOU to find the missing priceless artifact requiring bravery, heroism and drawing. Yes, drawing. This is a fun, engaging adventure that any kid, artist or not, will love. And there is MORE in the series! Also see: The Pursuit of the Pesky Pizza Pirate!
Minecraft Stop Motion Animation
How cool is this? Use a free mobile app to make your own movies. Includes 1 movie stage, 6 different backgrounds, 3 exclusive mini-figures, a device holder, and over 18 other accessories. Great for Minecraft enthusiasts.
Calling all 8 year old boys: get ready for action and fun! Two players shoot all 10 discs through the tiny slot to the opposite side to win while developing fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination.
Nerf Lazer Tag Phoenix Tagger 2-Pack
2-player system lets kids play lazer tag at home. Taggers register hits with lights, sounds and vibrations.
Weird But True! 8 300 Outrageous Facts by National Geographic Kids ages 8+
We just got a review copy in the mail yesterday and my daughter spent the next MILLION YEARS, or perhaps hour, reading it to me. All the crazy and wild facts. They are pretty interesting. I love that it gets her reading and learning about the STEM topics and world!!
My kids like this game so much. Turn over one of the challenge cards. Try to solve the formula in one of your 3 test tubes using the 6 colored balls. Move the molecule balls form tube to tube without touching them. The first one done wins the card; the first person to get five cards wins.
This self-balancing electric scooter can go 8 mph for up to 60 minutes. This is a HOT gift right now!
Galactic Hot Dogs: Cosmoe’s Wiener Getaway by Max Brallier, illustrated by Rachel Maguire and Nichole Kelley HUMOR / SCI-FI
I resisted reading this for awhile but after seeing so many kids LOVING it, I knew I should give it a go. Now I know what the fuss is all about — it’s got non-stop action and danger, potty humor, space adventures, zombie aliens, mutant worm wrestling, a misunderstood evil princess, good friends, video games, and a diabolical, hunting-them-down evil queen. Not to mention the loads of cartoon illustrations throughout and hilarious writing with a kazillion exclamation marks!!!! I see what kids are loving now — and recommend this book for boy reluctant readers in particular. (Book 2, The Weiner Strikes Back is also out now.)
Connect, create, build then spin, flip, rotate, and whirl your kinetic creation. This is the NEWEST and coolest Geomag construction set!
Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce HUMOR
This is a hilarious book series written in text and comics that will crack your kids up!
LEGO NEXO Knights Axl’s Tower Carrier
4 minifigures, a tower carrier with a rotating gun turret with wheels, hidden catapult, control room, and more. Also get accessories like the Book of Fear, Globin discs, helmets and a hammer and wrench.
Shark Tails Blanket
How cute is this soft minky blanket?
Doodle Games Activity Book by Joe Rhatigan, illustrations by Anthony Owsley ages 7+
We’ve loved this book, particularly because it facilitates a fun parent-child time. JJ and dad so far love The Mutant Game (players give each other weird mutant animal combos to draw), Doodle Dare Circles (draw as many things as you can using only circles), and Squiggle Masterpieces (squiggles that become something wonderful).
Minecraft Core Player Survival Pack Action Figure
Get Steve, a workbench, bed, chest, pick-axe, and sword. Perfect for stop-motion movies. (If you like these mini-figures, there are TONS of options.)
Tyco Terra Climber Radio Control Vehicle
This remote control vehicle will climb up and down obstacles — even stairs!
littleBit Electronics Synth Kit
An easy to use modular synthesizer that helps you unleash your inner rockstar. I love the combination of music and science.
Razor A Kick Scooter
Original kick scooter made of sturdy aircraft-grade aluminum with pink highlights – this was one of my kids FAVORITE gifts for years!
Maker Studio Propellers
Make a chopper, a biplane, a windmill and a plane or one of 10 engineering challenges with propellers and comes with essential engineering parts including a spool, an X-linkage, connectors, wheels, rods, and hub caps.
Stomp Rocket: Jr. Glow in the Dark 4-Rocket Kit
Stop on the launch pad to send the rockets up to 100 feet in the air! No batteries required.
Bad Kitty: Puppy’s Big Day by Nick Bruel
Uncle Murry to comes to Puppy’s rescue. But Uncle Murry is in for big trouble when he takes Puppy out of the house –without a leash, or a poop bag, or a license! Another hilarious Bad Kitty book for 2015!
Invent Board Game by Creativity For Kids
Draw inspiration from 220+ pieces of cool game components such as game board, sand timer, spinner, die, markers, stencils and stickers and INVENT a new family game night classic! How cool is that!?
Sphero Star Wars BB8 Droid
An iOs and Android compatible app lets you control the movements of your favorite droid, BB8 with 60 minutes of battery life, adaptive personality, and gyroscopic propulsion.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney
Greg’s mom petitions the town to take a break from electronics, Greg goes to wilderness school, and grandpa moves in. This is another funny story to add to your ever-growing Wimpy Kid chapter book collection.
Flip and Draw Superheroes
This book of frightfully fun split images invites you to draw, color, mix, and match superheros of various sorts.
Similar to Sudoku but with colorful marbles on a wooden grid. The object of the game is to only have 1 of each color per each row, column, and 3×3 box. My kids enjoy playing these puzzles — and I’m always so amazed at how good they are at these visual logic games. Kids these days, right?!
Animal Adventures SHARKS
This has everything for learning and playing — a book, predator fact cards, 3-D models of sharks you can build, a diorama to make with reusable stickers, and six plastic sharks. Talk about beating boredom!
Funny Faces Pixel Puzzles
Choose your own colors for the numbered key and with each filled pixel, a hilarious face gradually reveals itself. Each book 18 sheets, including 6 “create your own” pages where the creativity is all up to you.
The goal is to get your four cards to add up to the lowest score. You’re dealt four cards face down and can only peek at the cards on the edges. Draw and strategize if you will replace your cards or keep them. When you think you have the lowest score, say “rat-a-tat-cat” and everyone must show their cards and add up their scores. Somehow my youngest daughter ALWAYS wins this game. Might be why she loves it so much! It’s really fun and only takes around 10 minutes to play one game.
Kidz Gear Volume-Limiting Headphones for Kids
These headphones are custom designed fit for children like your 8 year old boys. Great for car rides!
Top Secret Lock & Key Diary
What young writer wouldn’t want to write or draw in this top secret locking notebook of 200 colorful lined pages?
Lulu Jr. My Comic Book
Illustrate the 18 ready-to-use book pages with the provided pencil and artist eraser, outline pen, and markers. Mail in a postage-paid envelope and a few weeks later, you’ll receive your professionally printed comic book! Winner of the 2013 Academic’s Choice Brain Toy Award. Includes a “Comics In Action” guidebook by FableVision to help turn ideas into cartoons.
Real Meteorite Excavation Kit Discover with Dr. Cool
Hands-on paleontology kit to excavate real meteorite and tektite from outer space.
Pass the Pigs
This is my husband’s favorite game to play with the kids. This Pass the Pigs classic party game consists of 2 pigs you use as dice, pad, 2 pencils and carrying case. Roll them as many times as you dare on your turn to score points. Just don’t role a “pig out” or an “oinker”. First person to 100 points wins.
Boys love this easy, fast-paced adventure series about a mad scientist who creates a scary hybrid crocodile-dinosaur-bird killer creature to stop visitors from entering the Everglades. Emmet and his father arrive to investigate but when his father is kidnapped, Emmet and his friend, Calvin, know it’s up to them to find where the kidnapper is holding Emmet’s father. GREAT for reluctant readers — and anyone who loves a crazy sci-fi who-done-it!
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