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Gift Guide for 8 Year Olds: The 10 Best Gifts to Give

By Erica Lim on May, 13 2020

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At age 8, a child definitely has unique tastes and picky preferences, so we’re here to make finding the perfect gift for an 8-year-old easy for you with our curated list of fan favorites of birthday presents. Here are some of the best-selling toys, games, and books from this year that are guaranteed to make any 8 year old child smile. 



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Awesome Jokes that Every 8 Year Old Should Know

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This #1 best-seller on Amazon is perfect for the 8 year old in your life. It includes silly riddles, jokes, ad-libs, and tongue twisters your child will love sharing with friends and family. Reading a book like this also encourages socializing and language development. Get a copy and listen to the child rambles all day long about silly riddles and tongue twisters - prepare to laugh out loud. 


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Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad

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Let the little artist get creative with this semi-professional light-up tracing pad. It includes 1 graphite pencil, 12 colored pencils, 10 blank and tracing streets, and 1 tracing pad. Batteries are required to operate this light up pad. The light surface makes it easy for the child to see every line and color perfectly. He or she can trace over 100+ images, making for endless inspiration and play, and for a child with artistic tendencies or who loves crafts, this is another step to develop sketching and drawing skills and techniques.  


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Sillbird STEM Solar Robot Toys


This 190-piece STEM toys kit is an educational constructing and engineering building set that encourages hours of play and fun. Your child can build, mix, and match to create endless combinations of structures and buildings. Toys such as these also encourage STEM education by allowing your child to think of new ways to get creative and build. Your child must think about how the various shapes will come together and connect. 



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Harry Potter Labyrinth Game


This new game makes the perfect Harry Potter gift for your 8-year-old kids who are true potter fans! All of their favorite characters like Harry, Ron, and Hermione are waiting to be found in the labyrinth and whoever finds the shortest path is the winner. This game is for two to four players, so it can be played for your next family game night as well!


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DIY Slime Kit or Unicorn Slime Kit 


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Thanks to child influencers and YouTubers, slime-making has surged in popularity over the last four years. Not surprisingly, DIY slime-making tutorials are one of the most popular searches on YouTube. One of these kits would be the ultimate gift to give a slime-obsessed 8 year old. The DIY slime kit includes everything he or she needs to get creative with hundreds of slime combinations like colored powder, 48 bottles of colored glitter, decorative fruit slices, and foam balls.  The Unicorn kit has everything a child needs to make gooey, colorful slime including glue, unicorn beads, inks, containers, and more. They are both 100% safe for children and non-toxic, ensuring that the child will be making high-quality slime with family and friends.

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                              DIY Unicorn Soap Making Kit 


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This DIY kit includes everything a child needs to create his or her own unicorn soaps including 6 different shape molds. This scientific craft experiment is super fun and educational, too. It teaches kids about color dyes, fragrances, and how to combine different ingredients to create soap. The child can personalize everything about these soaps including color, shape, and smell. For a parent planning an upcoming party, this also doubles as a great activity for the little guests to partake in. All ingredients are safe for children and completely non-toxic.



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                                Thinking Putty Puzzle


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This game is challenging, yet fun for your child’s friends or the whole family. The objective is to connect the same colored dots by creating the same-colored paths of putty without crossing different colored putty paths. The game comes with clear, easy-to-follow instructions and different levels of difficulty, ensuring hours and hours of challenging play.



Age Numbers8Pictionary Air

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Here’s another gift that is endless fun for the whole family. Take Pictionary to the next level with this hilarious new twist on the classic. Use the included pen and a free app instead of pen and paper to use cool new technology of augmented reality (AR). One player will draw in the air using the special pen while the image appears on the screen of guessers. Try out this new game at your family’s next game night or this 8 year old’s next birthday party.



Age Numbers9DIY Eraser Kit

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This awesome DIY Kit enables a crafty child to make his or her own customizable erasers. The kit includes enough clay to create 25 erasers of all different shapes and sizes. Encourage the child’s creativity by allowing him or her to create erasers that are shaped like their favorite sushi or shoes. The kit includes easy-to-follow instruction guides, making this the perfect afternoon craft for any child, with items he can later use and enjoy.



Age Numbers 10Crystal Growing Kit

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This amazing DIY Crystal Growing Kit is the perfect gift to encourage scientific curiosity in any 8 year old. With this kit, the child can perform seven different crystal growing experiments. It also includes a special display case that will house these crystal creations. It includes all ingredients and instructions to safely and effectively grow your own crystals. All materials are non-toxic and designed for children.

These best picks by Partify are unique gifts for 8 year olds that will definitely make both children and parents happy at the same time. Our selection is not only fun for kids, but for parents too. Please give a great gift and let us know how the kids like it.


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