Eight-year-old girls often come on in leaps and bounds at this age. Everything around them deepens – their curiosity for how things work, their social life, and their interests.
Challenging games, advanced projects, and things they can personalize will help them get a greater understanding of themselves and the world around them – something they’re fascinated with at age eight.
This can make gift buying a little overwhelming. Don’t panic – whether you’re looking to grow your young girl’s interest in something, or introduce them to something new, we’ve done the research to find all of the top gifts that the eight-year-old girl in your life is going to love playing with on her birthday.
Beauty & Health
Teaching your eight-year-old girl about the importance of health and well-being from a young age is one of the best things you can do. Especially at an age where she’ll be starting to care more about friendships and the views of her peers. Self-care will be a great thing for her to learn about early on.
We’ve handpicked the most luxurious mood-affirming products that will be perfect for your eight-year-old girl to indulge in after busy days of learning and socializing.
Just My Style Bedtime Ritual Set
Getting a good night’s sleep is important for a growing girl. This MoodJoy Dream World sleep set will help her wind down and rest well. It contains a sleep-friendly hair scrunchie, a calming lavender and chamomile pillow mist, body cream and balm, and a plush sleep mask. She can also follow the instructions to create glow-in-the-dark stars. A perfect nighttime routine for a good rest.
Yekery Kids Bath Bomb Set
This Yekery Kids Bath Bomb Set is full of surprises. Each of the 20 bath bombs comes in a festive color and contains a miniature unicorn, dolphin, owl, hamster, or another animal inside. The bath bombs use skin-friendly ingredients including baking soda, coconut oil, shea butter, and lavender oil. These kid-friendly bath bombs have a pleasant scent and are perfect for bathtime fun.
Clothing, Shoes, Jewelry & Watches
There are two areas of clothing that are going to be incredibly important to your eight-year-old girl. Firstly (and sadly for parents), school trends will likely make her want to dip her toe into the world of fashion. Secondly, she’ll want to customize pieces that show off her personality.
To help you find something she’ll love, we’ve selected the top clothes, shoes, jewelry, and watches that your eight-year-old girl won’t be able to wait to debut in the playground.
Nike Dunk High Shoes
These colorful Nike Dunk High Shoes are a throwback to the 1980s high-top look. This pair of shoes are made with leather uppers and a rubber tread so they are highly durable and comfy to wear. They can also be a fun fashion statement for a trendy eight-year-old girl. These retro-style Nikes are sure to be a hit with the birthday girl.
Klmars Charm Bracelet Making Kit
With this Klmars Charm Bracelet Making Kit, a girl can create jewelry to keep or give to friends. The numerous European glass beads, intricate charms, metal beads, and pendants allow a girl to use her creativity to experiment with different designs. Everything a girl needs to make necklaces and bracelets is included in this no-mess DIY kit. It comes gift-ready in adorable unicorn packaging.
Abi + Olie Ballerina Unicorn Jewelry Box
This unique unicorn jewelry box is the perfect place for a little girl to store her favorite necklaces, rings, earrings, and bracelets. Open the box and watch the unicorn turn. This beautiful box starts the birthday girl out with two charm bracelets and a ballerina charm necklace. A girl can add or remove beads and charms to make each item her own design.
Happy Lolli Birthday Gift
What’s better than opening a birthday gift? Opening eight gifts in one! This Happy Lolli set contains eight wrapped gifts. Before a girl opens a gift, she has a small task to complete that encourages her self-worth. The gifts are practical and fun including fluffy panda house socks, heart-shaped friendship bracelets, a key chain, a bunny sleep mask and towel, and more.
Lushforest Hoodie Blanket
Wrap up warm and cozy with this Lushforest Hoodie Blanket. This oversized hoodie is perfect for lounging around the house on a cold day. The dusty blue hoodie blanket is decorated with friendly polar bears and mountain peaks. An eight-year-old can wrap up in it to read a book, watch a movie, or enjoy a cup of cocoa on the porch.
Wildkin Pack-it-All Backpack Bundle
This Wildkin 15-Inch Pack-it-All Backpack has a fun unicorn pattern and a practical design. The backpack has adjustable, padded shoulder straps to make the load lighter for an eight-year-old. It also includes a secret pocket and tablet sleeve. The matching lunchbox clips onto the backpack and there’s also a mesh water bottle pocket. Help her get school-ready and road trip-ready with this backpack!
The North Face Fleece Hooded Jacket
An eight-year-old will appreciate the warmth and style of this white and fluffy North Face jacket. The ribbed hem and cuffs keep the cold air out, while the furry hood and pockets can keep the head and hands warm. This fleece jacket allows a girl to move freely when she spends time playing outdoors and will go well with any piece from her wardrobe.
Eight-year-old girls are typically all about learning. Educational gifts that help them develop things learned at school or expand their knowledge even further will be a huge hit – especially if it’s fun to play with.
Crafting, reading, writing, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) projects are the way to go. We’ve found the best educational gifts your eight-year-old girl will be endlessly fascinated by.
The Never Girls Collection By Kiki Thorpe
An eight-year-old girl will enjoy endless adventures in Never Land with this Never Girls book series. The first four books of the series are included in this boxed set. An eight-year-old can follow the adventures of four best friends through In a Blink, The Space Between, A Dandelion Wish, and From the Mist to meet up with Tinker Bell and other fairy friends.
Crayola 100 Colored Pencils
It can be a satisfying experience to draw and color with these Crayola colored pencils. This boxed set comes with 100 pencils so an eight-year-old will have all the color shades she needs for her art. Each pencil comes pre-sharpened and is ready to use. This set can be a great birthday gift for an eight-year-old to hone her drawing skills.
Oriental Cherry Make Your Own Keychain
Make five unique key chains with this Oriental Cherry Make Your Own Keychain kit. The kit includes five keychain backgrounds, a diamond painting stylus, a wax square, a diamond tray, and over a thousand colorful gems. An eight-year-old girl can use her fine motor skills to follow the patterns to create diamond mosaic pendants of a mermaid and magical unicorn creatures.
Creativity for Kids Fashion Studio
A girl interested in fashion design will be delighted with this Creativity for Kids Fashion Studio kit. From a sketchbook and markers to fabric swatches, tools, and embellishments, this set has everything a girl needs to dream up designs and create mock-ups on a mini lace-covered dress mannequin. The guidebook is kid-friendly with step-by-step instructions and clear illustrations.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers
The book, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, tells true short stories about girls who are working to make the world a better place. Girls will meet 100 well-known women through these pages such as Taylor Swift, Bindi Irwin, The Linda Lindas, and Greta Thunberg. Each tale is told like a modern-day fairytale and is accompanied by colorful images.
The Land of Stories By Chris Colfer
A girl can follow twins, Alex and Conner, through a magical fairytale world in The Land of Stories series. A reader will meet Cinderella, Goldilocks, Sleeping Beauty, and enter the worlds of Oz, Neverland, Wonderland, and more through these fantastical tales. This story series is a #1 New York Times bestseller and can capture the imagination of an eight-year-old.
Kids turning eight will probably be dab hands with electronics. But we know it’s not an easy decision to let them loose with the latest tech. Luckily for you, we’ve found the best gadgets to safely introduce them to the world of electronics.
Our recommendations for the best gifts in this department mean they’ll be kept safe while learning and having fun through technology.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera
A girl can get snap-happy with this Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera. This camera has the appeal of retro polaroid cameras but with updated technology. Automatic exposure means you can capture the moment without adjusting the settings. It also includes a selfie mode and a macro mode for close-ups. It’s made extra fun by the fun miniature photos that print out on the spot.
Nintendo Switch Lite – Turquoise
With the Handheld Nintendo Switch Lite, an eight-year-old can take her favorite games with her on the go. This lightweight teal Nintendo Lite is small enough to fit into a purse or backpack for entertainment any and everywhere. It has integrated controls and is compatible with all handheld Nintendo Switch games. This fun-filled birthday gift may just take the cake!
Puro Sound Labs Kids’ Bluetooth Headphones
These teal and white Puro Sound Labs Kids’ Bluetooth Headphones have a full studio sound, but protect young ears by limiting the volume level. A girl can relax while listening to audiobooks and music. Or, she can use these headphones for videophone conversations and online classes with its built-in microphone. These Bluetooth headphones are fully cordless and work within a 30-foot radius.
iTouch Air 3 Smartwatch
The iTouch Air 3 Smartwatch tracks health stats, receives calls and gives social media alerts. Its LCD face is easy to read in light or dark conditions. This multi-functional smartwatch is water resistant with a glass face, blush band, and rose gold accents. An eight-year-old girl will be able to keep time and keep up with her parents and friends with this high-tech watch.
Fire HD 10 Kids Pro Tablet
Study homework, play games, or take videos and photos with this Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Pro tablet. It has a 10.1-inch HD display, is packed with kid-friendly games, and has parental controls to be safe for young children. This purchase includes a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+, a two-year guarantee, and a slim kid-friendly doodle case for protection.
Luckily, keeping your eight-year-old girl entertained no longer means switching from game to game every five minutes. Now that they’ve hit eight, they’ve got a lot more patience and interest in seeing games through. This makes keeping them entertained a lot easier!
We’ve hand-selected the most exciting toys and games that will keep your eight-year-old girl entertained for hours on end.
Gamewright Sleeping Queens Card Game
Get ready for some friendly competition with this Wake Up the Queens card game. Up to five players can play to see who can wake up the most queens from their slumber. This game encourages a child to use strategy and critical-thinking skills to win the game. A fun game for a birthday party, or any time a group of friends gets together.
Home, Garden, & Tools
Between school, after-school clubs, and extracurricular hobbies, it’s possible your young girl is hardly at home! This makes it even more important that when she is home, she has a space that’s “hers”.
Filling her space with things she enjoys, that are personalized to her, and somewhere she can express herself will be much appreciated. With our top birthday gift recommendations, your eight-year-old girl is going to love creating her own little nook.
Marvin’s Magic Magic Changing Pens
A budding eight-year-old artist can express her creative side with this set of Marvin’s Magic Magic Changing Pens. These 25 colors allow a girl to write secret messages, change colors, or erase all marks. She can make fantastical drawings and 3D patterns. This colorful birthday gift is fun for a child to use and is easy to clean up after.
Aberlls Journal Set
This Aberlls Journal Set includes 90 pages and over 50 pieces to make the journal her own. She can write stories, add photos, and decorate with stickers, charms, and more. This all-inclusive set has gel pens, highlighters, and glitter tape so a girl can put her thoughts on a page in any format. The boxed journal gift set allows an eight-year-old to capture special memories.
BigNoseDeer Ceramic Unicorn
This light pink BigNoseDeer Ceramic Unicorn mug is a festive way for an eight-year-old to enjoy her favorite drink. The embossed unicorn has a multi-colored mane and a sparkling gold horn. Place the white lacy lid on the 13-ounce mug to steep tea or keep a drink hot for longer. This mug also includes a spoon so a girl can stir in sugar and spice.
Kids & Babies Toys
Though eight-year-old girls might be gaining more hobbies and interests that take them away from their toys, they’ll still be keen to let loose and just have some childish fun.
Also, at this age, kids tend to move away from roleplay and make-believe which are incredibly important for brain development. Toys will be a great gift for helping them tap into their imagination more. Our toy recommendations for eight-year-old girls will have her creating fantasy lands in no time.
Schleich Horse Barn & Stable Playset
The Schleich horse stable and barn set is a perfect gift for the eight-year-old who loves horses. This set has a barn that stands over a foot tall, two horses, a rider, and numerous accessories like water troughs, hay bales, a tack holder, and more. Remove the top of the barn, and the figurines have a riding ring to show off their skills.
TeeTurtle Reversible Octopus Plushie
TeeTurtle plushies are TikTok-famous, and these stuffed toys have fans of all ages. This pink and purple octopus has a friendly smile until you flip it inside out. Then, its mood changes to become an angry octopus. An eight-year-old girl can enjoy cuddling with this emotional mini sea creature, playing with it, or showing off her mood to the world.
Flybay Kids Makeup Kit
Flybay Kids Makeup is perfect for dress-up fun for little girls. The non-toxic makeup is gentle on young skin and washes off easily. This kit allows a fashionista to get a full makeover experience including a mani-pedi. Lipstick, eye shadow colors, mascara, lip gloss, eye pencils, face powder, nail polish, nail art stickers, and more come in this all-inclusive set.
Squishmallows Aqua Sloth
Aqua the Sloth is a super soft member of the Squishmallows Squad. This friendly blue animal is happy to spend a lazy day reading books, watching movies, or relaxing with an eight-year-old friend. She’ll enjoy playing with this squishable, oversized plush animal. Or, she can use it as a comfy pillow to prop up in bed.
Not only are eight-year-olds developing their brains significantly through school, but their motor skills, agility, and physical abilities are continuing to grow too.
Your eight-year-old girl will be more adept at playing outdoor activities and it’ll all help with critical development, not to mention the mental health benefits of outdoor play. We’ve found the best gifts that will have your eight-year-old girl racing to play outside on her birthday.
Arcade Skate Board
Beginner skateboarders can enjoy practicing on this Arcade Pro skateboard. The board design is funky and fun with two cats making up the Yin-Yang symbol on a pink and blue background. The lightweight aluminum and maple design make it easy for an eight-year-old to ride and carry. This board can help a young skateboarder build confidence and successfully master a new skill.
Schwinn Elm 18in Bike
A birthday girl can take a ride through the neighborhood with this teal and purple Schwinn Elm 18-inch bike. This colorful bicycle has SmartStart technology, which makes it effortless for a kid to pedal. It has coaster brakes as well as adult-style hand brakes. An eight-year-old girl can enjoy fresh air and exercise on this fashionable Schwinn bike with a basket on the front.
Buying a birthday gift for an eight-year-old girl can be a little overwhelming. They’re loving learning and exploring, but also becoming more independent with their own interests and tastes. They’re in between a young kid and a big kid, really.
We’re here to lend a helping hand. We’ve sourced the top birthday gifts across a huge range of departments that the eight-year-old girl in your life is going to love playing with, learning from, and making her own.
Check out our top recommendations of gifts that will make sure your eight-year-old girl has the best birthday ever.