Best Gift Ideas for 8 Year Old Girls

We continually update this page with the hottest gift ideas and trends for 8 year old girls. If you have a great gift idea for this age group please feel free to share it using the message form at the bottom of this page! Thanks for stopping by today and good luck shopping!

Editor’s Pick:

Duct Tape Arts and Crafts Kits (DUCK TAPE):
duck tape designsWhether you call it duck tape or duct tape, one of the most popular new arts and craft genres is creating masterpieces out of the many new duct tape colors and pattern options available on the market today. If you’re looking for a quick, original, and relatively inexpensive gift idea. Pick up a few roles of bright and colorful duct tape at your local home improvement or arts and crafts store and bundle them up with one of the many books available on creating artwork and fashion accessories out of duct tape. As an alternative to buying a book, there are many great websites and blogs dedicated to duct tape art with great how to instructions for various projects (making dresses, purses, wallets, etc.). You can simply print out a project or two off the website and include that in your gift basket.

Crocs Shoes and Footwear Accessories

gifts for 6 7 8 year old girlsEverybody loves Crocs shoes, especially kids! While the original Crocs shoes where a huge hit with parents thanks to their versatility, a variety of new “themed” Croc designs and styles have increased the appeal of Crocs to children as well (Shop Crocs.com Now for Huge Savings!). Crocs are a perfect gift for virtually anyone on your holiday shopping or birthday list. Our children loved their Lego themed Crocs we bought them last year and this year our son absolutely loves his “Spider Man” Crocs with glow in the dark eyes. Our older girls love the cool “animal print designs”. Crocs even come in fleece lined versions (pictured above) to help keep children’s’ feet warm during the cold winter months. Free Economy Shipping on All Orders Over $60 at Crocs.com!

Cooking Supplies and Accessories ($1+):
Girls this age love to cook with mommy and daddy! If you’re looking for an inexpensive gift to delight the girl in your life, consider giving her her very own “real” cooking accessories. Measuring cups, aprons, cooking utensils, and colorful bowls are excellent ideas. You can put together an entire suite of cooking accessories or “mix and match” based on your budget! You can pick up quality cooking supplies at virtually any major retail center.

Pampered and Pretty Gift Basket ($15):
This age appropriate gift will keep her primping and pampering herself comes with an assortment of hair barrettes, hair clips and ties, and a brush. Some nail art decals for her hands and lip gloss for her smile while enjoying the candy that comes with the arrival. Topped with colorful ribbons and shrinkwrapped, this is a gift that will help her discover her own beauty. This great gift idea is available through Lilyputts Gift Baskets.

Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty ($10):
Never heard of Thinking Putty? Neither had we until we saw a vendor selling this stuff at our local mall. This stuff seems to defy the laws of physics. It acts as both a solid and a liquid. It can bounce like a rubber ball, stretch like taffy, or smash like ceramic if you hit it on the sidewalk. It also changes color when it comes in contact with warm hands. This stuff is crazy and will certainly be a hit for the boy or girl on your shopping list!

Money Soap ($10-$60):
This is probably one of the most clever gifts I’ve seen in a long time! Not only does it encourage kids to wash their hands and take baths more frequently, it also makes a great gift! You can order Money Soap in $1, $5, $10, $20, and even $50 denominations. Soap is scented with a pleasant “pear/green apple” smell. This gift will serve as a great “gag” gift for older kids and adults too!

Gift Ideas Between $15 and $35:

Razor Kick Scooters:

razor scootersYou just can’t go wrong with these Razor A Kick Scooters! Our kids absolutely love them and when used with helmets, they’re a great way for the kids to burn off some of their energy and get exercise. These scooters are offered in a variety of different colors and they’re built to last. They’re rated for children (and adults) up to 143 lbs but they feel sturdy when I stand on them (6′ and 180 lbs). You can order them online through Target, Toys R Us or just about any other major online retailer. Good Luck and Have Fun! Shop at Target.com

Bead Bazaar Bead Symphony Bead Jewelry Kit ($22):
Perfect for the upcoming slumber party or girl’s night! This Bead Kit comes in a hand-crafted wood case with clear sliding lid. Each kit includes a wide array of glass beads and ceramic beads, instruction & design booklet, and related hardware. The girl on your shopping list is going to enjoy making her own dazzling designs!
“Grow” Your Own Rock Candy (And Make Other Tasty Treats) $19:
Who knew science could taste so good? With this kit, you’ll whip up cupcakes, cookies, candy, and more all in the name of science! Learn what makes cakes rise, candy crystallize, and more real chemistry happen in the kitchen. Tasty Science is packed with ingredients, recipes, activity cards, a test tube laboratory, and lots more to explore the science of taste.

Live Butterfly Garden ($16):
We first bought one of these Life Butterfly Garden kits for our children about 4 years ago and our kids absolutely love it!  You really do get to watch the butterflies grow, and hatch!  Our kids love watching the beautiful butterflies “hatch” and come to life.  The kit is reusable and when they’re not filled with butterflies, our kids enjoy reusing the net to keep other critters like lightening bugs, lady bugs, grasshoppers and any other little critters they find around the house.  This is probably the best $16 we’ve spent on a gift.

Zentangle Arts and Crafts Gift Basket:
zentangle gift basket ideaThe Zentangle craze is upon us! If your looking for gift ideas for a creative boy or girl on your shopping list who loves art, you should really look in to the various Zentangle arts and crafts products available on the market. Simply put, Zentangle is an artform that formalizes the the “doodling” that children (and adults) love to do anyway. By using structured shapes and containers on a piece of paper, zentanglers are have the freedom to fill in the shapes and containers with any shapes, patterns or design of their choosing. You can arrange the containers and block shapes into various objects, or you can just keep stringing them together and see where your imagination takes you!  You can put together and inexpensive gift basket, or you can go all out and put together a high end zentangle package with the latest books, pencils, pens and stencils.

Great Gifts Between $25 and $50:

Make Your Own “Knotted” Quilt ($25):
Who needs needles, stitching or stuffing’ Get “knotty” and easily make a quilt without any difficult techniques. It takes just a few creative hours to make a giant 36″ x 48″ quilt of fringed squares knotted together into a colorful pattern. Then cuddle up in your new creation. Kit comes with instructions and 48 squares (9″ each) of colorful fleece in six colors.

An Authentic L.L. Bean Backpack ($39):
In New England (and especially in my home state Maine), receiving your own L.L. Bean back pack (with your initials stitched in the front pocket) is a right of passage for children entering junior high and high school. It is not uncommon for these backpacks to stay with the kid through out his or her college years as well. Best of all, L.L. Bean backpacks come with an unconditional 100% money back guarantee. If the child on your shopping list wears the backpack out, they can simply send it back and get a new one! You can order L.L. Bean backpacks directly through their website.

Cool Gifts $50 and Over:

CHEM C1000 Chemistry Kit ($74):
This is a great introductory chemistry set for the inquisitive young man on your shopping list! Conduct real science experiments with an easy to follow full-color 40 page manual. With hands-on laboratory experiments for beginners, the “scientist” will build a strong foundation in chemistry through exposure to electrochemical reactions, acids and bases, indicators and chromatography. Although we normally recommend shopping online through Amazon, we have found this product for $50 at Target and Toys-R-Us (Amazon doesn’t always have the best prices).

An Authentic L.L. Bean Sleeping Bag ($59)
Yes I’m from Maine, and yes my in-laws work at LL Bean headquarters in Freeport, ME, but that doesn’t stop me from making an unbiased recommendation of an L.L. Bean sleeping bag as a great gift for an active boy or girl! I literally grew up in one of these bags! Whether crashing on friend’s living room floor during a slumber party, or camping at a remote campsite, a good quality sleeping bag (especially one from L.L. Beans) will stand the test of time and keep the boy or girl in your life warm and cozy no matter where they end up sleeping! If you’re not lucky enough to live by an L.L. Bean retail or factory store, you can shop for L.L. Bean sleeping bags online.

Portable DVD Player for the Car ($115):
Unless the kid’s parents went all out and bought an expensive luxury vehicle with a built-in DVD player and multiple screens, chances are the child (or children) on your shopping list will appreciate this DVD system from Phillips Electronics. Dual screens make this a win-win for the recipient’s brothers or sisters too. Factory DVD systems can cost over $2000 on some makes of vehicles. Today you can purchase this complete system through Amazon for only $115.

Take the stress out of gift shopping with unbiased suggestions, opinions, reviews, and tips from real parents. If you need to buy a gift for a child’s birthday party, Christmas, Easter, graduation, holiday, or other special occasion, this handy website will help guide you in selecting an appropriate and enjoyable present.

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