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!

Inexpensive Gifts Under $15:

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! You can order this stuff on Amazon here.

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! You can easily order Money Soap on Amazon by clicking here.

Gift Ideas Between $15 and $25:

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! Order this kit through Amazon here.
“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. Order this product online through Amazon by clicking here.

Live Butterfly Garden ($16):
Witness one of nature’s most spectacular transformations up close with this reusable, collapsible habitat. This amazing kit includes easy-to-use feeder and complete instructions for habitat. This kit includes a voucher for 3 to 5 butterfly larvae and food (I would wait until spring time before ordering the actual larvae). You can adopt and raise a handful of caterpillars, watch them transform into painted lady butterflies, then lift the garden cover to release your beautiful specimens into the wild. This exciting habitat makes a fabulous introduction to the miracles of nature. The larvae and food available round the year. For more information and to order this kit online through Amazon click here.

Make Your Own Lip Balm Kit ($17):
Combine soft and silky lip balm base with a variety of yummy flavors and create your own lip sensations. Soften the base in a bath of warm water and then add the flavorings. Each flavor has a hint of color ¿mix and match to create your favorite combinations. 5 Cool cosmetic tins can be decorated with layers of fun sticker designs and labels. Order online through Amazon here.

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. You can order this great gift through Amazon here.

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 here.

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, click here to 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.

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