Are you looking for gift ideas for 8-year-old boys? You have come to the right place. I am not an expert on much, but as a mom to four boys (ages 6 to 13) I have finally begun to feel pretty confident in my abilities as a boy mom. I’m fairly clueless when it comes to girls.
As the holiday shopping season closes in on us, I thought I would publish a series of blog posts with top toys for boys based on age. I only recommend the best stuff that I would not hesitate to buy for my kids all over again. We are still reviewing this year’s holiday toys, so check back here for updates to our list!
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This is a must have for Star Wars fans of all ages. Sphero R2-D2 app-enabled droid can be controlled to move around your house, interact and has LED lights plus makes “beeps” and “boops” sounds just like the R2-D2 in the movie.
The Hot Wheels Ballistik Racer is a super fast remote control vehicle that can tumble and do stunts. Want to see ours in action? Check out my review.
Prepare to engineer 101 exciting, useful electronic gadgets & play lively electronic games with Snap Circuits Jr! The colorful and easy-to-follow format of the instruction manual makes circuit assembly stress-free and fun. All projects are simple to build and understand.
Flip, twist and spin Perplexus to move the ball along the numbered path. Perplexus is easy-to-use, but hard to master! The ulimate maze challenge with 22 feet worth of track containing 125 challenging barriers inside its sphere.
Design and build 10 amazing moving machines – teach your bricks new tricks with LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit. Comes with 80 page instructions, 33 LEGO pieces, instructions for 10 modules, 6 plastic balls, string, paper ramps and other components.
A LEGO Advent Calendar is a fun holiday tradition for LEGO fans. Of course, my Star Wars obsessed children always pick the Star Wars themed calendar. There are other fun themes every year, too, LEGO City and LEGO Friends.
The Kidizoom Smart Watch is so much fun for kids. They can learn to tell time, play games, take selfies and videos with their watch.
We are big fans of science kits like this one from Steve Spangler. Use real scientific tools to perform more than 70 activities from fizzing bubbling colored water to creating instant worms.
Children can use the Fire HD 8 Kids Tablet (latest version for 2017) in so many ways. Games and apps are entertaining and educational. They can watch their favorite shows at home and on the go. It comes with a Kid-proof case, which is a must have for any kids tablet.
Anki Cozmo is a gift idea that we don’t have, but it’s one of this year’s hottest toys! I feel like I would be leaving out something really good if I didn’t tell you about this little robot everyone is raving about.
STOCKING STUFFER IDEAS
Pick your favorite color LED lights for your bike wheels! Wheel Brightz make bike riding fun and give night bikers more visibility.
This football is easy to catch and throw, plus it glows with super bright LED lights when it flies through the air! Encourages outdoor play day and night.
This award-winning game is fun for the whole family. Two to eight players can play the game at a time. Game includes 55 cards. Between any two cards there is always one and only one matching symbol. Spot it fast to win. Make a great travel game.
Hot Wheels are the go-to stocking stuff at my house. Boys love collecting these diecast cars.
Bright colors and vivid scents encourage kids to get creative! Mr. Sketch markers have twice the ink of most markers to last super-long.
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