Gifts for 8-Year Old Girls

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Looking for the best holiday gift for your 8 year old girl? From dolls to STEM, here are lots of fun gift ideas for your 8-year old girls.

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Hatchimals Pixies Crystal Flyers

Hatch a flying fairy! Launch her from the base or lift her into the air, then use your hands to guide her – she’ll sense if your hands are high or low!

My Audio Pet Mini Bluetooth Speaker

How cute is this tiny (2″ high) animal speaker? Connects to any Bluetooth enabled device! (Pick from lots of animals including unicorn, pug, beaver, and dragon.)

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Lego Friends City Park Cafe
This amazing lego set comes with two mini-doll figures and features a kitchen and dining area, complete with cute, fun accessories such as a mixer, pie, a juice carton, a baking tray, plus many more!

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Color Your Own Water Bottle
Get creative coloring and decorating this water bottle! This is a great activity that keeps kids hydrated and imaginative!

Kindle Kids Bundle
Perfect for growing readers, this Kindle Kids Edition offers a black and white glare-free display with no games, no ads, and no videos. It includes many popular book series including Harry Potter.

The Best Arts & Crafts Toys and Gifts for Kids
Aquabeads Box of Fun Safari
Kids can make all different kinds of animals and plants from the safari with this unique aquabeads craft – the possibilities are endless!

Get two 7 inch dolls with 12 inches of soft candy hair! Style the hair with the included hairbrush.

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Colorful Kids Origami Kit
Use beautifully colored, pattern-filled origami folding paper to create amazing and eye-catching designs, like a rocketship, creatures, or origami flowers!

Klutz Mini Bake Shop

Create and decorate your own mini clay cakes, cookies, and pies. Helpful, step-by-step directions in a full-color 48-page book plus all the materials you’ll need.

LOL Surprise Glamper

55+ surprises including 1 LOL surprise doll, 10+ hangout areas including bunk beds, light up pool and slide, fashion runway, BBQ patio and D.J. booth. The front detaches to become a separate car with working horn and headlights!

LED 6 Color Bluetooth Speaker 
Play your music on this super cool light-up speaker.

Gumball Machine Maker

We were so thrilled to try this STEM kit. Kids get to build a gumball machine that’s part marble run, part roller coaster, part pinball machine! Each segment of track teaches a different lesson in mechanical physics, exploring topics such as simple machines, force, motion, momentum, gravity, Newton’s laws, energy transfer, and more. 

Butterfly Glow-in-the-Dark Diary
WOW! It’s so cool to see this in the dark. Kids will also love the sturdy lined pages and lock and key.

My daughter says, “I love it. It’s a really good time passer.” Figure out how to get the marble through this challenging 3D maze.

Choker Set

Girls love these necklaces that stretch. This set gives them 24 colors and styles.
gifts for 8 year old girls
Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel 
In a word: Hilarious. We all think Bad Kitty is very naughty. But, oh so funny. These books are addictive to read and fun to reread.

gifts for 8 year old girls
Maki Stack Family Party Game
Aren’t these wooden sushi pieces the best? Pick a card then race to build a matching stack using the pieces of sushi, soy sauce, and mat. My daughter and I often play this before bedtime and love it. We like that it takes about 10 – 15 minutes and makes us laugh. Play with two people or play in teams of two. In teams, one person wears a blindfold and their partner communicates how to build the stack correctly to them. Great for practicing clear communication! (MY REVIEW HERE.)

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Playmobil Christmas Bakery

The perfect Christmas gift is this Christmas Santa bakery! Inside the bakery, you will find a bustling cookie workshop, complete with three different stations for each step of cookie making and baking tools like a rolling pin and cookie cutters. We’re excited for this!

L.O.L Glamper Camper
Glamper fully extends to 2 feet by 3 feet of fully furnished, 360 degrees play, with working lights and sounds and 55 surprises.

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Rat-a-Tat Roll
We already love the math-skills, super-fun card game Rat-a-Tat Cat but now there’s a new version! Use the dice and the board to collect low cards (cats) while avoiding high cards (rats). Get the lowest score and you’re the winner!

Reversible Puffer Vest
How cute is this? Silver or pink with a zippered front and side pockets.

The Best Arts & Crafts Toys and Gifts for Kids 2020
Enchanted Fairy Garden Craft Kit
Kids can grow magical fairy gardens with this cute craft kit that comes with a paintable potting dish, a flower house for their very own fairy, plus a lot more!

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Creatable World Dolls

Meant to be less adult looking and more kid-like and gender-neutral, this 1 doll comes with 1 wig, 6 pieces of clothing, 3 pairs of shoes, 2 accessories for endless hours of fun playtime.
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Whatever After by Sarah Mlynowski 
Once upon a time, a regular girl and her brother accidentally went into a fairy tale. And messed it all up. (Whoops.) We love all the books in this series.
The Best STEM Toys and Gifts for Kids 2020
Switch Lite
This handheld version of the Nintendo Switch is the perfect gift when it comes to price and size for any kid looking for an awesome game console!
The Best STEM Toys and Gifts for Kids 2020
Lego City Town City Square
Build your own little town, from its trucks to its coffee shop to its street stands! This LEGO set is full of never ending building fun that will keep children entertained all day!
Barbie Dreamplane
The pink plane seats a pilot and 2 passengers with lots of fun details like TV screens on the seat backs (and working overhead compartments), a snack cart, 2 trays, a puppy and more!

Karaoke Microphone

Belt out your favorite songs! Besides as a normal microphone, this new microphone also can be used as a speaker and a recorder. With 48 colorful LED lights flicking with the rhythm, it must be very funny to get it.
gifts for 8 year old girls
Roller Coaster Challenge Logic & Building Game
We LOVE this cool STEM skills game that makes you think while creating something awesome — a roller coaster. Full review here.

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Mercy Watson
Mercy Watson to the Rescue
by Kate DiCamillo
Mercy is a pig who lives with Mr. and Mrs. Watson. They feed her buttered toast and take her for drives in their convertible. One night, Mercy gets scared and decides to sleep with Mr. and Mrs. Watson. Can you imagine what happens next? Hilarious and quirky, this is a fun series filled with many amazing adventures.

Gumball Machine Maker

We were so thrilled to try this STEM kit. Kids get to build a gumball machine that’s part marble run, part roller coaster, part pinball machine! Each segment of track teaches a different lesson in mechanical physics, exploring topics such as simple machines, force, motion, momentum, gravity, Newton’s laws, energy transfer, and more. Track segments are modular and can be easily moved around to create an almost limitless number of different gumball machines. As they roll down the tracks, the gumballs perform cool stunts via a pulley lift, pendulum, funnel, trampoline, pinball launcher, domino slide, and more!
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Klutz Decorate This Journal

Decorate the outside of your new journal, then explore and write using the guided pages inside.

ALEX Spa Fun Mix and Makeup Lip Shimmer
Mix your own colors and flavors of lip shimmers that you put into 5 fun ice pop containers.

LEGO Harry Potter Hagrid’s Hut
Who doesn’t love Buckbeak the Hippogriff? You’ll get Buckbeak plus Harry, Ron, Hermione, Hagrid, Executioner, and the Minister of Magic and a really cool hut kit!
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Ooze Labs Chemistry Station Science Experiment Kit
This educational chemistry set is perfect for children who love doing their own experiments and want to create something colorful, slimy, or fizzy in their very own lab!

TOMOLOO Hoverboard with LED Lights
This self-balancing electric scooter is a HOT gift right now! This highly-rated model offers 5 LED lights with Bluetooth music and unique tires.

LEGO Friends Olivia’s Mission Vehicle

Build a cool truck for rescue missions and you’ll get a rooftop control center, secret compartment, computer, 5 mini-dolls, and more!
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Dig It Up  Fossils and Minerals

Excavate 12 stones to discover minerals and fossils such as petrified wood, fossilized snail, or rose quartz. Identify each using the included field guide.
gifts for 8 year old girls
KLUTZ LEGO Make Your Own Movie Kit
This 80-page book will help you learn stop motion animation and regular movies. Set the stage with any of the six included background settings and thirty-six LEGO elements including a pizza, banana, baseball cap, six minifigure heads, and more!
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Harry Potter Coloring Book
Intricate illustrations and elaborate designs let kids color in explorations of Hogwarts Castle, the Forbidden Forest, magical creatures, and iconic scenes from the films. Want more? Look for Harry Potter Magical Creatures and Magical Places.

LOL Surprise
Open this to discover over 60 surprises including new dolls and accessories.
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LEGO Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster
How cool is this? Set up your own amusement park for your LEGO Friends with a rotating Ferris wheel, roller coaster, and lots more!
Non-toxic, virtually odorless, and eco-friendly! Created by a Mom seeking a safer alternative for her daughters.
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Zoob BuilderZ 250 Piece Kit

This toy gives your kids years and years of  play and building. We LOVE our Zoobs and can’t recommend them enough. See my full review here.
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Coloring Cute KLUTZ
Yes, these are dang cute, right!? A 72-page book with a spiral binding, perforated pages. and 5 double-tipped colored pencils in 10 colors that 8-year-old girls will love.

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Klutz Circuit Clay

Winner of lots of awards, this kit teaches kids how to build electrical circuits with instructions for 15 projects like a dragon, cupcake, and a UFO.

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Reading Headlamp
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, headlamps beat book lamps for reading hands down. Because they’re hands-free AND have much better light! (All over the page light, not just in one spot.) Plus, how cool are you when you sit in bed with a headlamp?! These really motivate young readers.

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall
Ok, I admit it. I WANT this pretend play and building toy, too! But probably not as much as your Harry Potter kids do? (Debatable.) Use the 878 pieces to build Hogwarts Great Hall featuring house banners, movable spiral staircase, potions room, treasure room, and magic items.
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DIY Erasers
My daughter makes erasers from this kit like crazy —  little monsters, animals, you name it. It’s not just creative, it’s a useful crafty gift for 7-year old girls.
gifts for 8 year old girls
Fat Brain Toys OffBIts Vehicle

Build a car using nuts, blots, springs, and wheels while developing fine motor skills, visual-spatial skills, planning, problem solving, and creativity. Each kit has instructions for 3 vehicles.
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Boogie Board Magic Sketch
You’re going to love this semi-transparent LCD eWriter so kids can trace and write in vivid rainbow colors. It looks and feels just like colorful pens on paper with no mess and no expensive pens or paper to replace.

LEGO Minifigures Surprise Bag

What will you get in this new collection for September 2019!
Draw or write with these fun colorful pens. Erase any lines you don’t like!
gifts for 8 year old girls
Kandoodle Jr.

My kids and I think these 1 player logic puzzles are so much fun! Probably because you get the pieces to manipulate and can choose your level from easy to challenging. The game lets you get the hang of the strategy with the easy levels and then you progress to more difficult puzzles. A bonus is this is a great on-the-go activity since it comes in a nifty carrying case.
Kids will be mesmerized with this engaging little book that packs a BIG punch. Flip through and read wacky facts, interesting statistics, tidbits, and traditions all to do with Christmas. Mine can’t stop reading it!! (Usually out loud to the whole family. It’s a dynamo book.)
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Hyper Toss

Try to catch the ball in the different colored cups — four game modes — for fun and active skills.
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Bubble Motion Tumbler 
This fun stocking stuffer is a great visualization aid to show how water and oil don’t mix.
gifts for 8 year old girls
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!!
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Barbie Dream House
My kids played and played with their Barbie Dream Houses — so I feel nostalgic in recommending this new model. It has a working elevator, lights, and sounds — plus more!
There’s something so enticing about little toys like these. This new playset features a mini Polly and Shani plus accessories like a snowman and snowboard.

Disney Animators’ Collection Playset
Time to play! These figurines including Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, and more will spark many stories and creative adventures. (Playsets like this one for Belle are also a fun, portable option.)
gifts for 8 year old girls
Decoupage Horse and Pony
Decoupage this sweet paper-mache horse and pony then add glitter glue and stickers.
Notebook Doodles: Go Girl!
What 8-year olds love about Notebook Doodles are the inspiring quotes paired with cool looking designs, art lessons, and color palette ideas. Tear out the perforated pages to hang or give as a gift.
gifts for 8 year old girls
How cute are these glow-in-the-dark little toys? The egg carton comes with 12 eggs to hatch. Rub the purple heart to crack the shell and see who is inside.

Twisty Petz
Make a bracelet or twist into a pet.

Wooden Sudoku

A beautiful two-sided Sudoku wooden game board with smooth, wooden titles of numbers and shapes! Use the booklet with 60 challenges for the starting positions. Not only is this a FUN game for one player, but it’s also great for critical thinking, pattern recognition, problem-solving, visual/spatial thinking, and deductive reasoning. (Win-win!)

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Magic Puffy Pens

Pens that write in 3D!

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Sleeping Queens
SO MUCH FUN! We play this weekly and have for years. It’s my daughter’s favorite game of ALL TIME. The goal is to be the first player with queens that add up to 50 points. Steal queens, put opponents queens back to sleep, and fight dragons. A must-own game for kids!

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Craft-Tastic Yarn Tree

Wrap colorful yarn around the tree and put it in your room. Store necklaces, bracelets and earrings on the branches. 

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Lottie Pandora’s Doll

7.5 inches tall, Lottie has moveable arms, bendable knees and can stand on her own two feet (a useful skills for all girls big and small). She’s a
 positive, healthy role model; she doesn’t wear makeup, jewelry, heels or suggestive clothing, she’s the girl next door; cute, fun and adventurous.


Best gifts for 8-Year Old Girls
Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows, illustrated by Sophie Blackall  
Get ready to laugh along with these charming young friends who won’t stop until they find the best way to solve their environmental issue, no matter how many ideas they must try. Fantastic series.

Gifts for 8 Year Old Girls
Trendfolio: Pet Fashions
Design adorable outfits for all types of dogs in this unique sketch pad with 40 drawing pages featuring multiple dog breeds. My kids LOVE these.

Hamster Princess
Hamster Princess Harriet the Invincible 
by Ursula Vernon 
What a fun remix of Sleeping Beauty. In this version, the princess realizes she can’t die until she’s 18 and concludes that she must be INVINCIBLE!! She becomes a total daredevil — vanquishing dragons, cliff-diving, and attacking ogres. When her 18th birthday rolls around she returns home to face the evil fairy, Ratshade.  And things get even more interesting . . . She’s a great heroine and the story is a fabulous chuckle-fest.

Gifts for 8 Year Old Girls
Horse Stable with Accessories (Schleich)

The horse farm is made of high-quality plastic, the roof windows open and close, the horseboxes are equipped with hayracks, drinking troughs as well as saddle and bridle holders, accessories include: paddocks, horse feed, cleaning supplies, saddles and more, roof can be removed and used to create an additional stand-alone port.

Playmobil Aquarium
Isn’t this a fun new playset? It includes three figures, three seals, colorful fish and sea creatures, bucket with fish, coral, recycle bins, feeding time clock, and other accessories

gifts for 8 year old girls
Unpainted Russian Nesting Dolls

Paint your own Nesting dolls.

gifts for 8 year old girls
LEGO Creator Lighthouse Point Building Kit (3 in 1)

My kids think these 3-in-1 LEGO kits are the best because you can build, take apart, and rebuild making it more fun. This kit makes a lighthouse, a house with a pier, and either a speedboat or a boathouse. Another new 3-in-1 kit this year is the Vacation Getaways Kit.

gifts for 8 year old girls
Snap Circuits 203 Electronics Discovery Kit

Over 200 projects will teach kids about electronics and develop analytical skills with snap-together electrical circuits.

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Tsum Tsum Lip Smackers 
How cute are these moisturizing lip balms?
gifts for 8 year old girls
Doodle Socks
Decorate your socks in any wacky and creative way you imagine! Use the provided markers to adorn the 3 socks provided.

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Mermaid Tail Plush Blanket
Soft and cozy fleece blankets for cuddling up. Comes in multiple color combos.

gifts for 8 year old girls
Tear Up This Book!
by Keri Smith
Your 8 year old girl will be thrilled to get this very popular American Girl gift book for fun, creativity, and crafts. My kids love this book.

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