Gifting eight-year-old boys shouldn’t be difficult because at this age, you probably already know what his interests are and what he would like. At eight years of age, boys are often ready for more complicated playthings middle-grade novels, games, picture books, and graphic novels.
In this post, we have compiled a list of 35 best gifts for 8 year old boy. If you are looking to get your son, grandson, or nephew aged eight the ultimate gift that will make him happy, read through for 35 suggestions of what gifts to get him.
Top Gift Ideas & Toys For 8 Year Old Boys
1. Robobloq Robot Kit
This is a great robot for your little boy to have fun while still getting an opportunity to learn. He is sure to love it. With this 6-in-1 robot kit, your nephew, son, grandson can build a car, a robot tank, and a dozer. He will have a great opportunity to stretch his imagination and creativity with technical development suiting his age.
Based on 3.0 programming system, the robot’s graphical programming will help your boy to develop basic logical coding skills, a fantastic way to introduce him to future technology. The kit includes an app remote which has easy-to-use instructions and easy to control.
2. Nerf Bow
Most 8-year-old boys love playing with toys that shoot things, so getting him this fantastic Nerf Mega Thunderbow is sure to make him very happy. The toy does not only look cool, but it comes with a real bow action which can fire darts up to a hundred meters away. The bow can also load up to five darts at once, which is going to make him very excited.
Nerf has always produced kid-friendly toys for kids so you can be sure this Nerf Bow is 100% safe for your little boy. No matter what your little boy’s interests are, this toy would be a perfect gift for him.
3. RC Millennium Falcon Drone
Does your boy love Star Wars, RC toys, or drones? Most small boys do, and if yours does love these things, then this amazing RC drone would make a perfect gift for him. The drone is styled after Han Solo, the iconic spaceship from the movies. It has has a 2.4Ghz transmitter so he can control it from up to 200 meters away. RC Millennium Falcon Drone recreates the magic stuff of Star Wars with authentic sound effects and lights.
It is constructed with top-quality impact resistant foam which makes it very resilient to minor crashes. Its propellers are hidden cleverly within its design, protecting them damage. Get your boy this gift and see how he will be delighted.
4. Lego Minecraft The Farm
Most 8-year-old boys love playing Minecraft, so why not get your son, grandson, or nephew this awesome Minecraft game? The set contains 262 pieces which will let your son recreate various kinds of scenes from the Minecraft game. They will also help him understand the responsibility of using various resources since he’ll be required to use what he gathers to ensure that his livestock doesn’t get away.
5. Snap Circuits JR Electronics Set
At age eight, kids develop cognitively and intellectually at a faster rate. This gift will challenge him mentally and help him develop problem-solving skills. The electronic set is going to push him to discover his talents for engineering and electronics. It comes with various kinds of components and connectors with which your little boy can make cool real-world items such as sensors and alarms.
The kit also includes a clear instruction manual that will guide him through a lot of experiments to help him come up with amazing items.
6. DIY Slime Case With Insect Figures
Slime is a fun and easy way to keep little kids occupied. However, the amount of mess you have to deal with afterward can be quite disheartening.
With this kit, you do not have to worry about that. It comes with 6 slime powders. All your little boy has to do is add some water and glitter to the powder, shake and stir to get the slime he wants. He can even mix up different powders to create some interesting slime colors.
7. Dancing Groot Toy for Boys
Small boys seem to love Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy, a franchise that has been a popular pop culture sensation. If your boy is great fun of the movies, then this fantastic dancing Groot toy would be a perfect gift for him any day. And the good news is that the kit is relatively cheap. Stick the Dancing Groot Toy on your little boy’s desk, and it’ll dance along to whatever music he plays.
This is kids’ board game that’s perfect for eight-year-old boys. It is extremely fun, mischievous, and engaging and the whole family is sure to love it. The game will test your little boy’s wits, as well as, math skills. It is a great game for growing boys who like playing with their family or friends.
9. Fuzion X-3 Pro Scooter
At this age, there’s no doubt your son is ready for riding. The gift is well designed with superior components that will get your son ready for stunt riding. The scooter is ideal for a beginner rider, which means that whether or not he’s had a scooter before, he will still be able to use this scooter. It’s designed with airplane grade steel for a sturdy, lasting design.
Fuzion X-3 Pro Scooter can be used for street skating, as well as, a skatepark for daring and adventurous children. The good thing with the scooter the handle is adjustable it can be made higher as the child grows. It’s advisable that you purchase safety gear for the child to be more adventurous. The scooter is easy to assemble, and your little boy is going to be very happy riding it.
10. Store & Score Over the Door Hanging Laundry Hamper
Boys hate laundry but love throwing pieces of stuff such as basketball. With Store and score over the door hanging laundry hamper he can throw with a purpose. At eight years, your son is starting to do his laundry, and the hamper makes the task more fun. Even though most 8-year-olds are too short to reach the top door, the inventors place the zipper at the bottom for the boys to operate the hamper efficiently. It comes in 5 colours and holds a lot of laundries.
11. Jenga Classic Game
The game is a timeless gift alternative option for kids, and it encourages them to play with friends and family. The bricks are made from sand hardwood and 100% safe for kids. The game comes with 54 blocks that are pre-stacked in the box; hence, they can be played right away. The game encourages team playing, sportsmanship, and competitive playing skills.
12. LEGO Chain Reactions
The chain brings systematic leads of responses from one to another. This kit is designed with items and ideas for creating things that display reactions. The items include elements, string, ramps, pop up signs, flag and funnel. They work in tandem with a 78-page book that has step by step instructions. This game gives an eight-year-old boy an opportunity to connect, create and explore with experiments.
13. Swimline Giant Shootball
Both kids and adults love swimming. When going swimming with your little champ, you can use the Swimline giant shootball to add a little more fun.
This shootball is like combining swimming and basketball. The package includes one ball while the inflatable shootball has multiple ports for multiple players. Your kid will have so much fun trying to shoot while swimming with his friends and siblings.
14. N-strike Elite Vest Kit by Nerf
The vest will allow your son to load up for his mission on the Nerf field of playing. The package includes ammo, tactical vest, and quick reloads clips that will allow one to be heavily armed while on the move. The vest has loops and extra pockets for holding up more darts and ammunition. The game provides kids with competitive make-belief that helps them with problem-solving skills within their environment.
At this age group, boys want the latest and greatest electronics. One of the favorite items for them is iPad mini. Its size is right for, and it’s not heavy. You can use it to download educational games for your son. Other gadgets that can serve them right include Fire HD tablet, Samsung Galaxy tablet, three-king smart robot toys, echo dot kids edition, and mini RC helicopter.
As a parent, you need to be cautious when kids are handling electronics. At this age Kids are curious, they may join obscene sites such as violence and porn. Block accessibility of any site at any time if you don’t want him accessing its content.
16. Mini-Arcade Machine
Remember all the fun you had at the arcade while growing up? Well, this mini-arcade machine lets your kid have the same fun, only in a different way.
With 240 in-built popular arcade games, this machine is portable allowing your little one to bring it with him to just about anywhere. The control joystick and two function buttons allow you to navigate your way through the different levels of the games.
With the powerful built-in speakers and full-color screen, your 8-year old boy will be transported back in time with the amazing sound effects.
17. LEGO Ninjago Movie Master Falls 70608
LEGO building kits help kids of all ages to develop their imaginations, motor skills, and STEM skills. This kit enables kids to build their scene from the film. It’s in three characters that are Kai, Master Wu, and Jungle Garmadon.
18. Diggin Black Max Football
Football is one of the sports boys want to release their energy. Diggin Black Max Football is one of the games your boy will love. It comes with a patented spiral ring for longer throws and tighter spirals. This will encourage him to like sports and outdoor activities. The goodness with the ball it hurts less than full leather footballs. Keep the ball dry.
19. Klutz Book of Paper Airplane Craft Kit
paper planes never get old, and most 8-year old boys will still be fascinated by them. With this book, your kid can take his paper planes to the next height.
The kit comes with 10 different planes and 40 sheets of custom paper. It also includes an instructional book with clear instructions. By following these, your little one can make a variety of paper plane designs. Not only does this keep him busy, but also enhances his creativity and ability to follow instructions.
20. Micro Maxi Kick Scooter
Regarding physical development, kids begin to refine their coordination, skills, muscle control and they start to develop athleticism. Riding the scooter allows the kids to turn, jump, perform, catch balls, and balance.
21. Roald Dahl Collections
At this age, their cognitive development is rapid, their attention and focus increases. Literacy skills also increase. Children read more content and try their best level to know the meaning. Kids begin to choose topics that they feel they cater their interests.
Parents should take them to library and allow them to choose their materials. There are no other collections better in the market than Roald Dahi collection. The group is a compilation of 15 books which include classics such as Matilda and The BFG which will expound the imaginations of the young ones.
22. Vtech KidiZoom SmartWatch
Rather than buy a smartphone for your 8-year old, you may want to check out this smart watch from Kidizoom.
The watch comes with most of the features of a smartphone and still operates as both an analog and digital watch. With features such as the voice recorder, your kid can have fun recording and playing with the voice changing function.
It also has a camera and a motion sensor that reacts to their movements. It also has interactive games that keep the kid busy for hours on end.
Because it can be quite a distraction, the lock feature is quite a welcome. This allows the parents to control what features the kid can use and when.
23. Betheaces Flying Ball
You don’t have to empty your wallet for your boy to be happy and engaged. The betheaces flying ball is a magnificent helicopter-style drone that will provide the boy with hours of entertainment indoors and outdoors. It has LED light inside that shines dazzling colors as the boy fly it around and two propellers that can be controlled by a remote. The ball has several built-in protections which include automatic shut off if it hits anything.
24. Anki Overdrive Starter Kit
Anki overdrive starter kit comes with high-tech race cars. The package allows kids to control two robotic “supercars” from their phone, drive them around the track and battles each other with high-tech weapons. It includes two supercars and 12 track pieces which are used to create several race tracks. For it to be more intense, the cars are equipped with virtual “weapons” such as plasma cannons.
The boy can play with his friends, each controlling a car or on his own battling artificial intelligence-controlled vehicle. There are various play settings such as race, battle, and time trial.
25. Nerf N-Strike Elite Retaliator
Almost all kids love the Nerf guns, and if your kid is no exception, we would suggest getting HIM this N-strike elite retaliator.
The Retaliator blaster can be modified for whatever mission, so your little one can always bring it with him on any adventure. It is built to fire darts up to 90ft, and it is almost certain that he will always hit his targets.
The blaster comes with 12 elite darts and a stock and barrel extension. The stock is removable, and you can easily do so with the flip of a switch.
26. Callaway Boys XJ Hot Junior Kids Golf Club Set
Do you like to golf? If so, then your son should have his golf club. Callaway boys XJ hot junior kids golf club set will offer him everything regarding golf. It comes with a quality set of six clubs, storage bags, driver 360cc, fairway wood, 7 iron, 9 iron, putter and every kids’ size. Also, it has lovely colors and designs which do not look kiddish.
27. LittleBits Avengers Hero Inventor Kit
The kit is based on the Avengers’ superhero franchise, and it’s a great way for the kids to develop STEM skills. The kit allows them to gain an early understanding of computer codes which is an essential skill in our automated world. It contains every piece for building a functional superhero arm. The arm is made of the variety of electrical building blocks which enables the kids to know how electrical circuits work.
28. Chalktrail For Bikes
As we mentioned earlier, getting a gift for your 8-year old does not have to be rocket science. Even with something as simple as chalk trail, you can be sure your little one will be contented.
Chalktrail can easily be fixed onto the back of his bicycle. This way, he can leave a trail in the neighborhood as he rides. What’s more, he can have more fun making come patterns and designs as he rides along.
The set comes with one piece of chalk trail after which you will have to get a replacement. One piece will last for about 1.5 miles so he can have quite some fun before needing a refill.
29. Holystone HS190 Foldable Mini Nano RC Drone
Make your son happy with Holy stone HS190 foldable Nano RC drone. These drones are cool and foldable which makes them epic to watch. The kid will be eager to know what takes place with the drone which will improve his eye coordination and internalize the physical set up of the drone which is a good thing for the kid.
30. WowWee Untamed T-Rex
Gifts for eight-year-old boys without dinosaur toys are incomplete. This dinosaur toy is simple to use, kids only place it on their finger and control it in any way. The dinosaur react to sound, touch, and motion which makes it an interactive toy for kids. Also, it has sound effects, moving jaws and small gas noises. The toy teaches kids how to interact with animals. At purchase point, batteries are included so that it can be used immediately.
31. Train My Dino- Wild or Mild
Dinosaurs are quite a favorite toy among 8-year old boys as well. With this Dino, your kid gets to choose between two modes; wild and mild.
In the mild mode, the Dino will chase around randomly and roar. While at it, it will use its intelligent sensors to avoid any obstacles. While in mild mode, Dino will be easier to control with the remote control included in the package. You can even pet him and he will follow your hand movements.
With this gift, your 8-year old will feel like he has his own dinosaur pet. It can be a great addition to playtime with his friends or just by himself in his room.
32. Nerf Modulus Ghost Ops Evader
Kids and adult-like children can enjoy this toy. It will keep them entertained to their teens. This is a motorized blaster, with a simple trigger which comes with twelve foam darts that are safe to use. With the light up mode, it can be used both day and night. Its barrel extension makes it easier for kids to handle and adjust the far the darts will fly. Also, the expansion lights up when attached to the gun.
33. Lego City Police High-speed Chase
Lego sets are great toys for young kids especially boys. If they have a collection of favorite building blocks, Lego city police high-speed chase can keep an eight-year-old entertained for long hours. It is a combination of the fun of building Lego vehicles and the excitement of dramatic car chase.
The set comes with 300 pieces which children can use to make a helicopter, sports cars, and police cars. Once the boy has put the vehicles together, he will act out car chase scenes, trying to help the robber to get as authorities are pursuing him.
34. Perfect Life Ideas Catapult
Little boys love catapults, and with this one from Perfect Life Ideas, they get to learn so much about physics and science while at it. It is also great for adults as well.
The catapult is quite easy to use and set up. It is also a great toy to bring with you on vacations as it does not require any power. It also comes with some balls which are made of foam, so you do not have to worry about the kids breaking stuff in the house.
35. Creativity for Kids Grow n Glow Terrarium
With recent surge, Terrariums are making a comeback. The whole idea is coined to make kids love plants. An eight-year-old will be amazed to know how to plant their plants from their kitchen window. With creativity for kids grow n glow terrarium every planting concept is simplified, and kids will enjoy watching their fauna grow a bit every day.
Hopefully, these 35 suggestions for the best gifts for 8-year-old boy will help get the perfect gift for your little boy.