Girls are very special when they are 8 years old. They are still very much little girls but are approaching the starting line of being a complicated tween! If you’re stuck in between the two worlds alongside them and aren’t sure what to give them for their next birthday, holiday, or any day, you don’t have to flip flop.
Our handpicked guide includes gifts that will both engage with their individual personalities and offer lots of fun playtime. You’ll have a happy little Ms. on your hands with our distinctive gifts ideas for 8-year-old girls ahead.
55 Best Gift Ideas for 8-Year-Old Girls
Check out awesome gifts for 8-year-old girls that they’ll delight in below.
Crafts Guide For Girls
Give the most artistic 8-year-old girl you know a guide to get a head start on getting crafty. The book is full of creative projects for girls that will nurture their imaginations and keep their hands busy. From the celestial constellations and bird watching to scavenger hunts and all the craft projects possible, any 8-year-old girl will have all she needs to seek and find her own path with these super fun activities.
8-year-old girls today are so lucky to have awesome technology at their fingertips, like this waterproof camera made for kids that they can use during any activity. The easy-to-use camera also works as a video camcorder underwater or at high speeds, so her creative instinct won’t ever stop her swimming in the pool or biking in the woods. She can enjoy bringing photos and videos of her fun days to life.
Gravity Maze is a top learning tool that will help 8-year-old girls develop a sense of logic, reasoning, and skill with 60 challenges. It includes nine towers, three marbles, and a target piece. The idea of the game is to build the towers in whatever formation that will allow the marbles to travel down through the maze to the target successfully. She’ll elevate her brain to a whole new level of skill in no time.
Girls Slime Kit
Give a girl this cool slime-making kit and watch her get galactical with it. Everything she needs to create different colors of slime will help her create the stickiest and most glittery slime yet. The galaxy theme even allows her to use glow-in-the-dark stars to elevate her slime to the heights of the universe.
Kids Dance Mat
Start a kids dance party with this fun dance mat that is perfect for 8-year-old girls to enjoy. The non-slip mat comes fully loaded with multiple dance games and connects to wireless Bluetooth so the music can get the girls you know active and keep them moving. They’ll love the easy setup and play that this activity mat will inspire in them.
Light Up Terrarium Kit
This terrarium kit is about both learning and fun for 8-year-old girls who want to watch their own miniature gardens come to life. The kit includes everything needed to create a tiny terrarium that glows with an LED light at night, so the organic material can keep growing strong. She’ll learn about the natural world hands-on while having a great time gardening.
Little Witches Book
Inspire the inner Wiccan in the curious 8-year-old girl in your life with this book of girly witchcraft. The book is a lighthearted and positive activity book about creating spells for girls out of ingredients like cinnamon sticks and string. The ritual of the spell is the means to create positive thoughts around ideas like friendship, self-love, and protection. Sometimes the best lessons come with a witchy spell attached.
DIY Fashion Purse Kit
Spark the artistic imagination of an 8-year-old girl with this super-fun DIY purse making kit. When she wants a purse of her own, she can be guided to create the coolest fashion purse around using everything she needs here. The pieces can be attached without glue or tools, so her safety is upheld while she begins her journey to fashion mogul.
Science Experiments Kit
Get the 8-year-old girl you know into science with a kit that she’ll regard as a fun activity and not just a subject in school. This science experiment kit will get her started with a lab coat and goggles to transform her instantly into a top scientist. Once ready, she can use the test tubes, beaker, funnels, eyedropper, and guide to experiment with scientific theory and the elements at her fingertips.
Temporary Hair Color Combs
It’s Halloween every day for 8-year-old girls with these hair color combs. The combs are filled with different color chalks that comb vivid color into girls’ hair strands easily (and come off just as easily since the color is temporary). She can play with her own hair color and the color of her friends’ hair and still look like herself after a quick shampoo just in time for school the next day.
Mermaid Journal Set
Her first journal or diary is made even more special when it’s covered in sequins and mermaids. This journal set includes a lockable diary and other mermaid-themed accessories like a pen, keychain, and a cool mermaid wrap bracelet that all match. Gift ideas for 8-year-old girls that get personal make the best gifts of all. She can write down all the most important thoughts for her own reflection as she grows older.
Kids Smart Watch
This smart watch made for kids makes a wonderful birthday or Christmas gift and will give any adult smart watch a run for its money. It contains multiple functions that 8-year-old girls will love, like a music player, camera, stopwatch, video recorder, and of course selfie camera. Not to mention, this watch is pink and adorable enough to stay on her wrist until she graduates to being a teenager.
Marbling Paint Art
This impressive art kit will infuse some unique DIY painting into an 8-year-old girl’s life in a flash. The unusual kit is simple because she needs only to drop the different colors of paint into the tray, swirl to her heart’s delight, and let it set. The super-cool artwork she’s created can be removed and displayed anywhere she likes for all to see.
Rebel Girls Bedtime Stories
The rebel girls in this book of 98 bedtime stories will teach so many valuable lessons to your favorite 8-year-old girl before bedtime. The book includes inspired real-life stories of famous rebel women, from mathematicians to rock stars and illustrations that will paint a picture for her of what she is capable of. Sweet dreams, rebel girl.
Unicorn Bath Bombs Set
Bath time will be so much more fun for 8-year-old girls with the unicorn bath bombs included in this fun set. The bath bombs will transform her regular bath into a fizzy, colorful wonderland. In addition to enjoying the delicious scents of the bath bombs (strawberry, green apple, pineapple…) she can wear the bonus bracelets when she’s out of the tub and dry.
Piano Learning Kit
This kit is a thoughtful way for 8-year-old girls to learn to play the piano and learn about musical notes. The kit includes a piano and works with any phone or tablet to use the corresponding app to learn notes, keys, and over 50 songs. Soon enough, she can graduate to playing a real piano with the foundation of musical skill she received from this piano learning kit.
Unicorn 8th Birthday Journal
This cute 8th birthday journal features a unicorn on the cover, along with the message “I Am 8 And Magical.” The birthday girl can finally have a special place to keep her thoughts, write stories, draw, or add anything she likes to this special keepsake that is lined with lots of unicorn art throughout which she can add to.
Young readers will love the literary cuteness of this miniature library collection. The set of 30 little books create a tiny instant library for the most precocious 8-year-old girl with titles like “The Frog Prince,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” and “Sleeping Beauty.” She’ll treasure these bookish gems even when she needs to read them with a magnifying glass.
Electronic Math Game
Sharpen the math skills of any 8-year-old girl with this electronic math game toy. The handheld device clearly displays the math quizzes that test and help to improve her skills of multiplication, division, percentages, and so much more. She can work her way up as she learns and keep coming back to this fun portable way to get skilled at mathematics.
Earth Science Kit
Help her enter the world of earth science with a bang and a lot of cool activities with this earth science kit. 8-year-old girls will find over 15 different experiments that include everything from erupting volcanoes to handling a geological dig. She’ll have loads of fun getting into the geographic and scientific aspects of the earth with all the fun accessories that will keep her mind occupied and excited for what’s to come.
Little Girl Rings Set
This shiniest of sets will wow the 8-year-old girl in your life when she opens the box. The set contains 24 different rings that she can wear one at a time or many at once. The designs are bright, vibrant, and fun, with shiny jewels, flowers, rainbows, butterflies, and so much more. She’ll love having this massive bling collection and treasure the popular symbols that she wears on her fingers every day.
Lego Creative Designer Box
This Lego set is made for the creative 8-year-old girl who wants to take lego to the next level. The Lego creative designer box has 72 tiles, 5 models, and a truckload of inspiration that will help her create the structures and buildings of her dreams. She can create virtually any pattern or shape without limits and take it all apart to improve on her design or come up with a whole new creation.
Guess In 10 Card Game
This fun card game teaches 8-year-old girls about the many different animals that walk our planet while engaging their imaginations at the same time. The game allows her to ask up to 10 questions about what animal the other player is pretending to be. With these questions, she will learn about what different animals eat, their habitats, and traits all while having a great time with friends and family.
Initial Heart Necklace
Personalized jewelry like this initial heart necklace makes a very meaningful gift for 8-year-old girls since they become a treasured part of her collection. This necklace features a delicate heart design with the first name initial of the 8-year-old you know. She’ll love wearing it every day and keep it close to her for a long time.
Detective Agency Game
This unique detective game is part global fact-finding and part mystery game. It begins with their search for worldly landmarks that jump-start their journey into learning about the facts, histories, culture, and more for any place they find themselves in on the game board. Audio and visuals accompany the educational aspects of the game when used with a tablet.
Timex Easy Reader Watch
This classic Timex easy reader watch is ideal for an 8-year-old girl’s first real wristwatch. The cute pink strap and clear, easy-to-read dial will fit in with anything she wears to school and keep her time-reading skills top-notch at the same time. The watch is even water-resistant for shallow water swims in the pool if she forgets to take it off!
DIY Jewelry Kit
Give the 8-year-old girl in your life all the charms she could ever want with this DIY jewelry kit. Making a bracelet has never been so fun and creative when she’s got loads of the cutest charms to choose from. From unicorns to seashells to angel wings, she’ll have it all and can fully express her creative imagination by making bracelets that are unique to her style.
Yarn Unicorn Kit
Get her crafting skills going strong with this unicorn DIY kit that comes with two cardboard forms and enough multicolored yarn to wrap her way to two beautiful unicorns! 8-year-old girls can learn the beginner skills of working with yarn so they can graduate to knitting, crocheting, or needlepoint with confidence and the cherished keepsakes that they helped to create in the form of magical yarn unicorns.
Barbie Fashionista Doll
You’ll feel great getting your favorite 8-year-old girl a Barbie Fashionista doll. This Barbie is like no other Barbie of the past…she has a curvy figure, lavender hair, and stands out by wearing a red plaid dress, white cowboy boots, and a teal cactus bag. Barbie’s individuality will inspire girls everywhere to be themselves and express their style in whatever way feels the most honest (and fun).
Panda Bear Hoodie
Give the 8-year-old girl you know this super-cute panda bear hoodie and watch her wear it everywhere she goes. The easy, loose fit will keep her from fidgeting and the lightweight quality will keep her just warm enough when she goes to school or plays with friends. The adorable panda design covers the whole hoodie with little pandas, which she will love whenever out and about being an 8-year-old in the world.
DIY Toy Treehouse Building Kit
This 2-in-1 building set acts as an ongoing building activity that girls will keep doing as they add on different scenes, details, and accessories to the treehouse setup. The most successful toys for 8-year-old girls are the ones that teach while offering the most fun, which this treehouse DIY kit does. They’ll be inspired to create playful adventures and storylines that keep them at the center of the fun.
Her 8th birthday party will never be the same after you inject into it a karaoke microphone that’s tailor-made for kids her age. The easy-to-work microphone connects to Youtube, Spotify, and Apple Music so she’ll have the world at her feet when she performs the lyrics of her favorite songs to her friends using different voice effects to turn things up a notch and keep the party going strong.
Cartoon Animal Socks
This colorfully alive set of cartoon animal socks makes the perfect Christmas gift for 8-year-old girls who want to wear a different adorable animal on their feet every day. The set includes six pairs of knee-high socks that boast animal designs with miniature faces peeking out over the knees—from black cats to foxes and more. She’ll love wearing these furry friends to school and at play.
Star Projector Night Light
Your favorite 8-year-old girl can project the moon and stars above her head as she sleeps or daydreams in her bed at night with this star projector night light. She can switch from projection mode to night light mode when it’s bedtime and even control the colors in her night sky, which will turn her bedroom into a celestial playground.
Cat’s Cradle Kit
Teach 8-year-old girls all about the fun of playing Cats in the Cradle with this easy-to-learn guide to the activity that comes with a starter string so she can learn how to work magic. The book includes clear instructions and pictures that will help her figure out the formations of The Cup & Saucer, The Witch’s Broom, and Jacob’s Ladder in no time.
DIY Comic Book Kit
This DIY comic book kit will jump-start the creative juices of 8-year-old girls who dream of using their artistic skills in the real world someday. The kit is formatted with blank pages so she can create her own story. Once complete, she can send in the comic book to be professionally bound and credited to her as the author. The end result is a keepsake that is created by her and no one else.
Give a gratitude journal to an 8-year-old girl you know and add some meaning to her daily practices. This 3-minute gratitude journal will serve as a helpful guide to finding three things each day to be thankful for, whether a family member, a teacher, or a favorite toy. She will learn to appreciate everything she has in life and form a foundation for meditation and gratitude later in life.
Disney Princess Comforter Set
This adorable way to dress up any 8-year-old girl’s bed will keep her cozy and feeling protected by the powers of princesses. The official Disney princesses comforter set is ideal for a twin or full bed and is loaded with many Disney princesses such as Belle or Ariel. She can head to bed every night with her many princess friends and enjoy the fun, vivid design whenever in her bedroom.
Wish Pearl Necklace Kit
This stunning pearl necklace will be sure to wow the 8-year-old girl in your life. Its unique packaging and presentation include opening a can to retrieve the oyster shell. You can then assist her in opening the shell to find her very own unique oyster pearl, which is then placed into the sterling silver heart necklace. She’ll have such fun finding her own oyster and wearing it as her own.
Unicorn Gift Set
Give all the unicorns possible to the 8-year-old girls who adore them with this gift set. The unicorn-themed set includes a drawstring backpack, a cosmetic bag, a charm bracelet, a pendant necklace, and five hair ties. She’ll love the many choices of unicorn accessories and appreciate the pretty, colorful designs. She can even keep the jewelry and hair ties in her cosmetics bag and keep that bag in the backpack.
DIY Music Box Kit
Give the gift of a music box to your favorite 8-year-old girl, along with the challenge of building it herself. The DIY kit allows her to build a toy bear that sits at the center of a wind-up music box. There is a secret spot inside, so she can even keep her own keepsake inside for the bear to keep safe for her.
Electronic Piggy Bank
Teach the 8-year-old girl you know about saving money with this useful piggy bank made for kids. The pink piggy bank is part safe/part ATM since she can deposit both bills and coins into the bank and, with her own password, open the safe when she needs to retrieve her savings for something special. The bank is a wonderful way for her to learn about saving money later in life.
Disney Queen Baseball Braid Cap
This baseball hat was made for a Disney queen or at least an 8-year-old girl who wants to be one. The cap is printed with either Elsa or Anna from Frozen and has a corresponding ponytail or braid that matches up with the character’s look. She will love wearing this sporty hat that is elegant at the same time.
Crystal Growing Hedgehog Kit
This educational crystal growing kit takes four ordinary hedgehogs and infuses a little chemistry into the mix for 8-year-old girls to enjoy and learn from. The kit includes the hedgehogs, crystal-growing ingredients, and information she needs to learn about the process. She’ll have four different colors of crystal hedgehogs within 72 hours and can proudly display them.
Singing Nightingale Treasure Box
This beautiful treasure box features not a ballerina but a singing nightingale for 8-year-old girls to enjoy. The colorful, intricate design features a little nightingale that begins singing once she turns the handle of the box. She can keep all her precious things in the jewelry box, knowing that her singing friend will watch over them all.
The Nevergirls Collection
This four-book set of the Never Girls collection includes books 1-4, which tell the story of a group of girls that end up in mythical Neverland and experience many adventures there that include Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, and more. All four books come in a single box that highlights the fun-to-read collection for 8-year-old girls everywhere.
Lip Balm Boutique
8-year-old girls love lip balm, but do they really understand how it’s made? This fun, educational DIY kit will explore how lip balm is made and include all the necessary ingredients to create their own version of lip balms, lotion bars, and lip scrubs. They can experiment or create mixes like cherry balm and vanilla sugar lip scrub. Before you know it, they’ll be opening up their own lip balm boutiques in a shop nearby!
Mermaid Pajama Set
Get your favorite 8-year-old mermaid wannabe ready for bed with this cozy mermaid pajama set. The pajama shirt and matching pants are designed with rainbows in mind and the pants look like the colored gills on a mermaid’s tail. The shirt itself features a mermaid at its center. She can sleep comfortably in these breathable cotton pajamas and enjoy her mermaid look without having to get wet.
Kids Magic Set
This is the ultimate magic kit for 8-year-old girls who love tricks, sleight-of-hand, and the secret knowledge that magicians can summon at will. The kit includes props to perform 365 different tricks for every day of the year, including cups & balls, decks of cards, dice, and much more. The illustrated manual will help them achieve magic greatness and encourage practice until their skillset is ready to show the world.
Absurdity Card Game
Family fun nights will never be the same after you give this absurdity card game to an 8-year-old girl near you. The game is filled with offbeat questions that encourage even more strange and funny answers (and even instructions such as “cluck like a chicken”). There is no end to the silliness in sight, but everyone involved is sure to have a great time together any time they play.
Unicorn Stationery Set
Encourage the art of letter writing with unicorns to lead the way! The 8-year-old girl you know will adore this 45 piece stationery kit that has everything she needs to send letters to friends, family, penpals, and more. The colorful kit includes a well-organized box that holds stationery paper, stickers, stampers, pens, cards, envelopes, and much more. She’ll be so excited to send letters out into the world with this kit at her fingertips.
Temporary Glitter Tattoo Kit
Get 8-year-old girls excited to get their first tattoo while knowing that it will wash off! Everyone gets what they want with this fun temporary glitter tattoo kit. The DIY kit includes 24 stencils, six kinds of glitter, and two makeup brushes so she and her friends can tattoo each other all they like. The materials are non-toxic so the tattoo will be a safe one where this kit is concerned.
Get her scooting down the street with this awesome-looking kick scooter for kids. The scooter surface is extra-large, so she’ll have plenty of room to stay stable and still sail away with abandon. 8-year-old girls will love the look and lightweight feel of this scooter and will thank you on their next birthday when you bring one into their lives.
Get the 8-year-old girl in your life into paint-by-numbers and watch her leave her electronics behind. This kit is a brilliant way for kids her age to easily get creative with acrylic paints and brushes while calming their active minds. The pre-printed canvas features a detailed horse design, which you can get framed once her masterpiece is complete.
Kids Bath Bombs Kit
8-year-old girls everywhere will adore getting this kids bath bombs kit on their next birthday or holiday. The kit includes nine differently scented and shaped bath bombs that she will love picking out for her next bath. With shapes that include cupcakes, doughnuts, and hearts to scents that feature grapefruit, strawberry, and ocean, these bath bombs will be the main event when it comes to getting in the tub.