Are you getting ready to purchase a gift for an 8-year-old girl for a birthday or holiday? What a fun task! The eldest of my four children is an 8-year-old girl, and I think she is at a really enjoyable age. 8-year-olds are getting more independent and savvy about how the world works, but yet they still love to play, create, and have fun. My daughter just loves rainbows, butterflies, sparkles, fairies, and dressing up — such a whimsical spirit about her!
If you’re looking for just the right gift for an 8-year-old, consider these 28 recommendations. Many are items we have in our house and can recommend from experience, while other ideas came from fellow moms. You’ll also want to see my massive list of unicorn gifts for kids, featuring 65 amazing ideas.
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This fairy garden gift for an 8-year-old combines arts and crafts, gardening, and the magic of fairies. It was a hit gift with my 8-year-old daughter for her birthday. She got to paint the dish and decorations, set up the garden the way she wanted, and plant the seeds. It’s been so fun to watch the plants grow!
Alex Craft DIY Card Crafter
This greeting card maker is a perfect holiday or birthday gift for the 8-year-old girl who likes to write and craft. She’ll have fun creating her own personalized cards using the included scrapbook-type supplies such as stamps, gems, and stickers. No matter the occasion, she’ll be able to create the perfect card!
Rock Painting Kit
Rock painting is a fun trend that is not only artistic but social. Your 8-year-old girl will enjoy putting her creative talents to work painting rocks, and then she can hide them for others to find. This kit is praised for its smooth stones, and it includes the paint, brushes, and transfer stickers so that she can fill in designs.
Arts and Crafts Supplies
For open-ended creative fun, gift your 8-year-old girl a set of arts and crafts supplies. She can use materials like pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and popsicle sticks to come up with endless creations. The supplies will likely come in handy for school projects, too.
OOLY Creativity Supplies
OOLY makes fun, brightly colored writing utensils, notepads, paints, and other creativity supplies that are right up an 8-year-old girl’s alley. My own 8-year-old girl loves rainbow colors and sparkle, so she would be delighted by a gift pack of OOLY supplies! Choose a few of these highly-rated supplies on Amazon.
Melissa & Doug No-Sew Fleece Blanket Kit
A blanket would be a fun gift for an 8-year-old girl, but what if she could make the blanket herself? This fleece blanket kit from Melissa & Doug comes with fleece squares with easy-to-put-together slotted fringes. Your 8-year-old girl can choose her own pattern for the blanket squares, work to tie them together, and create a large, soft blanket. This gift encourages creativity and results in a practical product!
My eight-girl-old daughter started this Q&A a Day for Kids journal last year when she’d just turned seven. It poses a different question every day, and when the kid has gone through all the questions, she starts over again and completes the cycle twice more. It amazes me a bit that the author was able to come up with 365 unique fun and thought-provoking questions! We’ve worked the journal into our bedtime routine, and she enjoys thinking through the question each night. This allows her to practice her writing and me to get a little insight into her life each night. Perhaps the highlight of the journal is how fun it will be to see how her answers change over the course of the three years!
Positive Message Coloring Book
Empower your 8-year-old girl with a fun and inspiring coloring book. The pages of this coloring book include affirmations for girls that encourage them to think about who they are and who they are capable of becoming. Girls will have fun coloring in the whimsical doodles that accompany these positive messages.
Jewelry Making Gifts for 8-Year-Old Girls
Choose a jewelry making kit and gift your 8-year-old girl with hours of creative fun making jewelry for herself, friends, or loved ones. Some fun options include:
With this Make Your Own Soap kit, your 8-year-old girl can engage in both art and science by creating colorful soaps in fun shapes. She can choose her own colors and learn all about the chemistry of soap making as she works. There is even skin-safe glitter included!
The My First Mind Blowing Science Kit is a fun and educational STEM gift your 8-year-old girl will love. The kit comes with everything you need, except for a few simple household items such as water, a plate, or flour. The activity booklet takes your little scientist through the steps and also teaches them the science behind what is happening. My six-year-old boy and 8-year-old girl have so much fun with these science experiments!
Unicorn Slime Kit
Kid love slime, and your 8-year-old girl will especially love this Unicorn Slime Kit! She can put her creative skills to work making several different kinds of slime in fun, shimmery colors. The kit even comes with its own airtight storage containers!
Robe and Slippers Gift for an 8-Year-Old Girl
A robe and slippers will keep your 8-year-old girl comfy after the bath, at bedtime, or lounging around the house. This unicorn robe and slipper set would be ideal for my 8-year-old daughter who loves all things unicorn!
Scrunchies are (back) in style! Your 8-year-old girl will love adorning her ponytails or wrists with scrunchies in a variety of colors and textures. These metallic rainbow-colored scrunchies look like winners!
Flip sequins are all the rage with my 8-year-old girl! When you flip the sequins, you change the color or design. Whether it’s a shirt, pillow, or pouch, a gift with flip sequins will likely be a hit.
Give a mini backpack as a gift for an eight-year-old girl. She can pack it up to visit a friend’s house, go to dance class or sports practices, or on a day trip. Try this Half Pint backpack from the trusted JanSport brand, available in a wide array of patterns and solid colors.
Game Gifts for 8-Year-Old Girls
8-year-olds are at a great age to participate in a wide range of games, whether they are solo games or perfect for family game night. Here are a few that are age-appropriate and fun!
Gift Cards and Subscription Gifts for an 8-Year-Old Girl
Of course, rather than a physical gift, you can opt for a gift card or gift subscription. Some hot ideas for an 8-year-old girl include:
- Justice Gift Card: A fashion store that is all the rage for 8-year-old girls
- Kiwi Crate: Monthly subscription box that includes engaging science and art projects
- Raddish Kids: A cooking club in a box! Gift a single meal kit or a monthly subscription.
- Strongselfie: Strongselfie’s BLOOM subscription box for girls ages 8-12. It includes a variety of fun and inspiring products to empower young women! You can also order individual gift boxes from the website.
- Highlights Magazine: A magazine for kids ages 6-12 that includes stories, puzzles, recipes, and more.
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