Best Gifts for 8 Year Old Girls in 2017

Toys and other gifts appropriate for 8 to 9 year old girls!

Browse through some of the best gifts for 8 year old girls! You’ll find a lot of great ideas from books, through toys and to awesome room decor.

I’ve made this list with the “girly girl” in mind, so most of the toys and gifts featured on this one have a dash of pink (or other feminine touches). However I did my best to find a mix of pretty much everything – from the simple things that are just made to be fun to things that encourage science, engineering and other technical skills. 

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What Gifts Does a 8 to 9 Year Old Girl Want?

They are pretty independent at this age and is already aware of the trends in her age group so do keep an eye on what their friends like and do. If they enjoy a sport be sure to get a sports related gift, if they like to read there surely is a book that’s super popular with the kids and your girls just needs that one.

Big Bag of Science 

We’re diving straight into science! I think girls in general should be encouraged to love science and the colors of this fun kit should spark an interest in science even if she’s not into it (even more so if she loves it.

This kit has more than 70 activities covering three fields of science – life, physical and earth so there’s a lot fun things to do and to explore.


Fashion Angles Tapefitti Handbag Kit

This is insanely fun (OK I might be just a little bit of a tape-a-holic here).

There are a few different creative kits with tape available but this one is a favorite here – you can make a whole bunch of handbags, bags, cases all with colorful tape.


Skateboard

Well not just any skateboard (you know the regular ones we were used to) but this Caster board. Kids love it. I’ve tried it (and failed quite a few times haha) but the thing is pretty awesome once you get the hang of it – it allows for much more control than our skateboards did.

So it’s cool looking, kids love it and it keeps them active… What more would one want (ok maybe a pair of pads to go along with it just in case)?


Nerf Rebelle Heartbreaker Bow

This I’m in love with! Nerf released a line “for girls” a while ago and a part of the line is this bow. Now I always was a fan of archery (target practice, not for hunting) and thought it helps develop great skills with kids.

Not to mention these are super fun and will make sure your kids have hours and hours of active outdoors play.


Spirograph

Another super fun and super creative gift that any 8 year old girl will go crazy about! I remember these from when I was a kid – they came with one brand of cereals and I was probably super annoying each and every time I was in the store with my mother as I wanted to have as many as possible.

Creating with these is really, really fun!

More Great Gift Picks for 8 Year Old Girls

A Series of Books

A book is always a great gift… A series of books is even better! If your girl loves to read books than a book collection is a great gift to give her.

We read the Ramona series and I really love that the story is told from the child’s point of view. The stories are really fun to read and kids really do enjoy listening to and reading them.


Rainbow in My Room

When I was a kid I had a thousand (well probably closer to a dozen or two) glow in the dark stars on the ceiling and I loved them. Whenever I had a chance to get a glow in the dark sticker I added that to the ceiling.

Now things are even cooler, you can have a rainbow in your room. How cool is that?

Sophie Pink Polka Dot Cat Boo

You can never be too young (well that you actually can be 😉 or too old for a plush toy! And beanie boos are one of the most adorable plushies there is!

These will make a great fit no mater what personality the girl has as there are a gazillion of them to choose from.

Favorite at this moment?Certainly this funky pink kitty!


Ultimate Nail Studio Kit

Let’s do our nails! This is a great gift (especially for mother – daughter days) as nails are something they already like to color.

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