My eldest son Jayden turns 8 at the weekend. I just can’t believe how fast that has gone! They grow up far too quickly for my liking. But as they get older isn’t it much harder to decide what to buy them?! It seems he has everything and it gets harder every year to find something that he doesn’t already have. So I have come up with a list of some awesome gift ideas and toys for 8 year olds.
1 Mushroom Island Lego Set
Perfect for any Minecraft fan out there. They can build their very own lego Mushroom Island, create things at the crafting table and have fun dodging the exploding Creeper.
2 Nerf Zombie Strike ZED Squad Longshot CS-12 Blaster
You can never have too many Nerf guns and this Nerf Zombie Strike is no exception. It includes a blaster, scope, 12 darts and a 12 dart clip. It has a fast reload and shoots 23 metres!
3 Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Book Set
When searching for a birthday present, I don’t think you can go wrong with a fun set of children’s books. Diary of a Wimpy Kid is the perfect box set to get stuck into. With lots of embarrassing and funny antics, Greg the American schoolboy will have kids laughing out loud as they read along.
4 Untamed Raptor Dino Blaze By Fingerlings
You know just how popular the Fingerlings were on their release, and still are a huge hit with kids of all ages! In fact, there are a few new members in the collection from WowWee and they are untamed! If you have a dinosaur-obsessed little one like me then they are going to love the Untamed Dino Raptors. Unlike their friendly cousins the monkey’s, on untamed mode, they are fierce and will not hesitate to roar, hiss and snap their jaws at strangers. When switched to tame mode they will interact and snuggle up to their keeper’s finger. They have an impressive 40 sounds and animations. One being a fart so that one will definitely keep the kids entertained!
There are 4 raptors to collect, Blaze (pictured above) Razor, Fury and Stealth.
5 Avengers Marvel Infinity War Titan Hero Series Figures
Jayden is Avengers mad! And he loves playing with the figures. So these Avenger Marvel Infinity War Titan figures are perfect for him. There are plenty to collect and I know they will keep him entertained for quite some time.
6 K’nex Creation Zone Building Set
My eldest loves K’nex and there are so many kits available. This K’nex creation zone building set helps build problem-solving skills and encourages imagination. it comes in a handy storage box filled with enough parts to build 50 different models.
7 Nikko VelociTrax Neon Green
This very funky futuristic remote control car from ToyState can do 360º spins and can be raced on any terrain and climb over obstacles. It has a 1-hour quick charger included so you don’t have to wait forever to play with it once it goes flat. It’s got an impressive range of 40m! So that is some distance.
8 Stikbots Zanimation Studio
Stikbots are so much fun. With the Zanimation Studio you can make your own stop-frame movie using the poseable bots and the free animation app. Everything you need to get started is in the kit. You get a stage, a red Stikbot, a pet Stikbot, a tripod and 2 prop boxes. There are other parts you can buy to add to your collection.
9 Minecraft Pyjamas
I love the character pyjamas and I think these Minecraft Pyjamas are awesome. Perfect for my Minecraft obsessed son. Character.com have loads of designs so you will be sure to find something you like. They are really cheap. I have bought no end from these guys, they are such good value for money. Oh, and they do adults pjs too.
I hope this selection of toys for 8-year-olds has given you some ideas.
*I have received products for the purpose of this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own*