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! Click here for gift ideas for boys ages 4 to 6 years old.
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LEGO plus Harry Potter equals one of the top holiday toys 2018 for kids and enthusiasts of all ages. Create and build the magical world of Harry Potter in LEGO.
Sports Illustrated for Kids magazine is a must have for my sports-loving boys. We have been subscribers for more than 3 years now! An annual subscription is a great holiday gift idea for kids who have (almost) everything. Plus, it keeps on giving all year long.
I’m not gonna lie, the Spalding NBA over-the-door hoop may be a little annoying for parents to listen to the sounds of constant basketball shots. But let me tell you, it’s one of my kids’ all time favorite gifts they have ever gotten. I’d buy it all over again.
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.
Nerf guns are a holiday tradition at my house. This one has a motorized blaster for even faster dart shooting.
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
A LEGO Advent Calendar is a fun holiday tradition for LEGO fans. Playmobil and Hot Wheels have a kids Advent Calendar this year, too!
Has your child even broken open a geode? It is super exciting to crack open and see the treasures inside.
Treat your Star Wars fan to the latest LEGO Star Wars Solo: A Star Wars Story Millennium Falcon LEGO Set. In a word: Awesome.
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.
My 8-year-old loves to help in the kitchen and has been begging for cooking lessons. This awesome cookbook has kid-friendly recipes to keep them busy.
Anki Cozmo is one of this year’s hottest toys that we don’t have yet. I feel like I would be leaving out something really good if I didn’t tell you about this little robot everyone is always 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.
Paint By Sticker is creative, entertaining, and keeps kids busy when we travel or are stuck indoors. Such a fun boredom buster idea.
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