The Best Toy and Gift Ideas for an 8-Year-Old Girl of 2021

Buying gifts for an 8-year-old girl can be fun or really difficult. Eight-year-old girls in today’s world are advanced compared to my day. Technology has changed us all. The 8-year-old girl is even more fun to buy for.

I have an 8-year-old granddaughter and I love getting her gifts. The options are endless. Check out my list of ideas!

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2021's Best Gift Ideas for an amazing 8-Year-Old GirlFat Brain Door PongMy Treasure Keeper Safe & Bank PlayroomGo KartMongoose Expo ScooterSecret Message LabAnt JungleGirl's Musical Jewelry Storage BoxI Am Confident, Brave & BeautifulBarn Quilt with Seed Art Activity KitNative American Crafts Activity Kit JIFAR Youth Inline SkatesJoyin Unicorn Inflatable Pool RaftInfrared Laser Blasters SetElectric Scooter & Mini BikeSegwayHoverboard with Bluetooth SpeakerLazer SledSlammo Game Set Flamingo Building & ConstructionJust My Style Color Your Own Water BottleLittle Helpers Kitchen Knife SetFairy KitTo My Daughter Leather Writing Journal from MomMother/Daughter Pass Back-and-Forth JournalThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble GameBirthday BangleSoft Unicorn BathrobeGiant Wooden Toppling TowerPaint & Plant Flower Growing KitColor Your Own Water BottleGirls Scratch ArtHide & Seek Rock Painting KitLittle Girl Jewel RingsJokes for KidsAcoustic Guitar Starter KitCrystal Slime KitCrystal Growing KitCrayola Light Up Tracing PadMelissa & Doug Created by Me!KLUTZ Make Your Own Mini Erasers ToyRazor DeltaWing ScooterBike Wheel LightsEducational Insights ArtieKidizoom Duo Selfie CameraKlutz Lego Make Your Own Movie Activity KitNancy Drew BooksUnicorn Journal I am 8 & Magical!8th Birthday Youth Kids T-ShirtCat Tassel Shoulder BagSequin Drawstring BackpackAnimal Prints PJ'sPaint Your Own SquishiesLearn To Draw Animals!AnySun STEM Robot KitChef CostumeFashion Cotton Crew Cute SocksNational Geographic KidsL.O.L. Surprise Ooh La La BabyCat Face School BackpackNail StudioDreamworks DragonsReal Washable CosmeticsThe Kids CookbookColoring & Activity BookCastle Magnetic BlocksMeditation Cards for KidsYou Are a Girl Who Can Do AnythingNight Dress UnicornLego's Disney Frozen II Elsa’s Jewelry BoxOriginal Stationary Unicorn Slime KitPolly Pocket Pocket World FlamingoHouse Princess TentArt Coloring Painting 3D PuzzleFlying RingsCamping Glow Activities For FamiliesUnicorn CostumeArts & Crafts BeadsThrow BlanketMattel Games Apples to Apples JuniorFujifilm Mini Instant CameraInterlocking Plastic Disc SetLight-up Terrarium KitFire HDHow Do I select Gifts?FAQs About Gift for the 8-Year-Old GirlWhat do 8-year-old girls want for their birthday?What can I buy for my 8-year-old daughter?What are some of the best toys for 8-year-old?What is the best gift for an 8 or 9-year-old girl?Gifts for Similar AgesMy Final Word

2021’s Best Gift Ideas for an amazing 8-Year-Old Girl

Fat Brain Door Pong

Fat Brain Toys Door Pong Active Play for Ages 6 to 11

Keep your 8-year-old active on any day! It’s ping pong with no table! You can attach the clamp to any door frame, and adjust the string length, and then action! You swing your paddle to serve up hours of excitement. It is great coordination, concentration, and playful cooperation for your 8-year-old! The Fat Brain Door Pong is loads of fun.

My Treasure Keeper Safe & Bank Playroom

Fat Brain Toys My Treasure Keeper Safe & Bank Playroom and Bedroom Furnishings for Ages 5 to 10

Remember keeping our treasures under lock and key from our siblings. I just loved my safe as a child. You can give the My Treasure Keeper to your girl on her 8th birthday. She will have the ultimate safe place for her valuables.

Go Kart

Costzon Go Kart, 4 Wheel Pedal Powered Ride On, Outdoor Racer with Adjustable Seat, Rubber Wheels, Brake, Ride On Pedal Car for Boys, Girls (Blue)

Man growing up with a Go-cart was amazing! I definitely made sure mu grandkids had one to ride! So much fun. The Costzon Go Kart is ready to go for your little girls 8th birthday. She will have a blast.

Mongoose Expo Scooter

Mongoose Expo Scooter, Featuring Front and Rear Caliper Brakes and Rear Axle Pegs with 12-Inch Inflatable Wheels, Pink/Black

A lot of fun stored up in this toy. Your daughter will be cruising the neighborhood with friends on her Mongoose Expo Scooter. A perfect birthday gift for your 8-year-old girl.

Secret Message Lab

SmartLab Toys Girls Only! Secret Message Lab,Purple

I remember learning codes in school and we even learned sign language so we could talk in class. Your 8-year-old will love to learn to code so she and her friends can send secret messages! Only your daughter can learn the code using science! This kit uses invisible ink, exposing invisible words, they can even learn how to write on a banana! How cool to use chemistry to write messages with the Secret Message Lab! Your 8-year-old will be the life of the party on her birthday.

Ant Jungle

Fat Brain Toys Ant Jungle - Ant Jungle Organic & Green Toys for Ages 6 to 11

This is so much more than a habitat for the ants. It’s a scientific adventure that will let your 8-year-old daughter discover the incredible strength, cooperation, and the problem-solving skills of her ants! Experience nature in a new way when you gift the Ant Jungle as a birthday gift.

Girl’s Musical Jewelry Storage Box

Image of the Jewelkeeper Girl's Musical Jewelry Storage Box with Spinning Unicorn, Glitter Rainbow and Stars Design, The Unicorn Tune

Little girls love trinkets. My granddaughter has loads of jewelry and not always enough space to keep them safe. The Jewelkeeper Musical Storage Box is perfect for the 8-year-old to keep her precious cargo. She will love the unicorn and music every time she opens it up. A beautiful gift for your 8-year-olds birthday.

I Am Confident, Brave & Beautiful

Image of the I Am Confident, Brave & Beautiful: A Coloring Book for Girls

Being confident is a message I want to send to my 8-year-old granddaughter. We can never tell our girls enough how important they are. This color book reminds them that they are brave and beautiful! My 8-year-old granddaughter loves to color. This color book builds her self-image, helps her relax, and gets her away from technology. The I Am Confident, Brave & Beautiful is a birthday gift for the 8-year-old girl in your life.

Barn Quilt with Seed Art Activity Kit

Fat Brain Toys Surprise Ride - Make a Barn Quilt with Seed Art Activity Kit History & Geography for Ages 5 to 11

Creativity is fun. Loads of fun when you open up the book and learn everything about agriculture; the who, what, where, when, and why all at your fingertips. Then, build a beautiful barn quilt designed out of seed art! So amazing. Your daughter will love the creativity and learning play involved using her Quilt with Seed Art Activity kit. A great find.

Native American Crafts Activity Kit

Fat Brain Toys Surprise Ride - Native American Crafts Activity Kit Arts & Crafts for Ages 5 to 11

A creative and interesting way to learn about the Native American culture. Your daughter will learn about the amazing history and cultures of Native Americans through a short story, facts, and more. Then, she can make her own dreamcatcher and a woven basket! The Native American Activity Kit will help your 8-year-old understand s few new things about the people in her life.


JIFAR Youth Inline Skates

JIFAR Youth Children’s Inline Skates for Kids, Adjustable Inline Skates with Light Up Wheels for Girls Boys, Indoor&Outdoor Ice Skating Equipment Small Size(12J-2 US), Purple

Skating is so much fun and it is great exercise. Outdoors or at the rink. Your 8-year-old will love to strap on these flashy skates and hit the cement or skate floor. If you live in a large community chances are you have great places to skate. The JIFAR Inline Skates for Kids will make the perfect birthday gift.

Joyin Unicorn Inflatable Pool Raft

JOYIN Inflatable Unicorn Pool Float with Glitters, Fun Beach Floaties, Ride On Unicorn Raft, Pool Toys, Summer Party Lounge Raft Decorations for Kids (69” x 29.5” x  33.5”)

Summer is here and the weather is hot. There is no place like the pool or the lake. Water is great and a great place for your 8-year-old to be on a hot day, in her boat. A great summer birthday gift is the Joyin Inflatable Unicorn Pool Raft to keep your daughter happy and busy.

Infrared Laser Blasters Set

ArmoGear Laser Tag – Laser Tag Guns with Vests Set of 4 – Multi Player Lazer Tag Set for Kids Toy for Teen Boys & Girls – Outdoor Game for Kids, Adults and Family – Ages 8+

Kids love laser tag. This set offers 4 teams that can play and the lights are awesome in the dark. So much fun for your kiddos. Your 8-year-old daughter will love playing with this Infrared Laser Blasters Set with family or her friends. A great party activity for when those girls stay overnight on your daughter’s birthday.

Electric Scooter & Mini Bike

VIRO Rides Vega 2-in-1 Transforming Electric Scooter & Mini Bike, Green

I wish we would have had this when my sons were kids. Such fun. It is on my quick list for my grandchildren though. My granddaughter will love it! I recall having a go-cart and the adventures we had. My sons had little dirt bikes and the Electric Scooter & Mini Bike makes me think of the excitement of everyone zooming around the yard. I love seeing the kids smile. A birthday gift that will bring pleasure to the whole family. Just watching them is fun.


Segway Ninebot S-Plus Smart Self-Balancing Electric Scooter with Intelligent Lighting and Battery System, Remote Control and Auto-Following Mode, White

I am not crazy. Your 8-year-old can ride this and will love it! Our whole family has ridden Segways on trips. I have always wanted one but the cost was always extreme, and I never bought one. This one is affordable and an item everyone in your family will use and love. We tend to buy gifts that are very specific for our 8-year-old girls but they will love to share the Segway Electric Scooter with everyone in the family. What a great way to travel to a friend. Love this.

Hoverboard with Bluetooth Speaker

TOMOLOO Hoverboard with Bluetooth Speaker and LED Lights Self-Balancing Scooter UL2272 Certified 6.5

I want one. My granddaughter has asked for a hoverboard for Christmas this year. This is on my list. It looks so fun and she can hook up her phone for fun cruising. I love music so having a blue tooth is a plus for me. The TOMOLOO Hoverboard is an amazing birthday or Christmas gift for the 8-year-old girl.

Lazer Sled

Pipeline SNO Lazer Sled Inflatable 1 Person Snow Tube Sled with 2 Grip Handles, 36” Inch Length

Snow and sledding, the perfect combination. A great way to hit the snow hill in the back yard. Kids love to sled. Your 8-year-old daughter will have a blast with her friends on the Pipeline SNO Lazer Sled. She will be the hill master when she gets this for her 8th birthday.

Slammo Game Set

GoSports Slammo Game Set (Includes 3 Balls, Carrying Case and Rules)

A great game for the backyard or camping. Fun with the family or neighbor kids. We play this at the campsite all the time. All the kids get playing and sometimes us adults do too. The GoSports Slammo is perfect for the 8 year old age group. Your daughter will love this on her birthday.


Flamingo Building & Construction

Fat Brain Toys OffBits Medium Animal - Flamingo Building & Construction for Ages 6 to 12

Your young engineer can transform the colorful collection of nuts, bolts, springs, and unique hardware pieces into a beautiful Flamingo. Then she can take it apart and rebuild it into a  vehicle or build whatever is in her imagination. The Flamingo Building & Construction will be loved by your 8-year-old builder!

Just My Style Color Your Own Water Bottle

Just My Style Your Decor Color Your Own Water Bottle By Horizon Group Usa, DIY Bottle Coloring Craft Kit, BPA Free Aluminum 18.9fl oz Drinking Water Bottle, Decorate Using Colorful Markers & Gemstones

It’s never a bad idea to encourage your child to drink more water. With this cute kit, your child can color and decorate her own water bottle. It comes with markers and 20 sparkling adhesive gemstones. The water bottle is also BPA- and aluminum-free. As an added benefit, the Just My Style Color Your Own Water Bottle comes with a carabiner so she can easily clip it to her pants or backpack. This is the perfect gift for the 8-year-old girl in 2021!

Little Helpers Kitchen Knife Set

CCUT 6 Pieces Kid Plastic Kitchen Knife Set Children's Safe Cooking Knives Set with Cut Resistant Gloves (Ages 6-12) Kids Safe Knife for Fruit, Bread, Cake, Lettuce, Salad (Multi-color 2)

My grandchildren always want to help in the kitchen. Most of the time I had to say no due to safety. Now, I do not have too. I can give my granddaughter some vegetables to cut up for me and my grandson always does the watermelon! Help your helpers by giving the Kid Plastic Knife Set so they can work in the kitchen beside you. Your little girl can be your sous-chef and can go beyond just licking the spatula. a great way to teach real knife skills using safe techniques.

Fairy Kit

Magical Fairy Adventure - Fun Activities, Surprises, and Clues Magically Appear in an Enchanted Fairy House

We recently went to a festival and there was a huge fairy exhibit. I took my granddaughters. The girls walked around and in the trees where fairy houses, elves abounded, as did the magical fairies. After we returned home, my granddaughters were obsessed with fairies. We made our own fairy garden with little houses and all. The Magical Fairy Adventure was a big hit on her last birthday. If you have an 8-year-old girl she will love the fairy activities in this gift!

To My Daughter Leather Writing Journal from Mom

To My Daughter Leather Writing Journal from Mom - Christmas Gift Ideas 2019 - Drawing Sketch Book Travel Diary Refillable Notebook Birthday Wedding Graduation Back to School Gift from Mom to Daughter

Our memories and stories of our daughter’s life can make a beautiful birthday gift. Most of us do baby books but this is so much more. You can write all the fun memories you have of your daughter over time and give this as a gift to her. She will love her To My Daughter journal from you. A perfect gift.

Mother/Daughter Pass Back-and-Forth Journal

Mother/Daughter Pass Back-and-Forth Journal

A fun idea! Mother and daughter secrets, messages, and words of encouragement and love. What little 8-year-old girl would not love the gift of a Mother/Daughter Pass Journal. What special moments you can build.

ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Game

Image of the ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run Brain Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Toy of the Year Award Winner

Do you have an 8-year-old girl in your life that is tough to buy for like mine? She loves girly things but enjoys learning. The Gravity Maze Marble Run Brain Game has been a great way to help her be creative and build her critical thinking skills. This gift will inspire your tomboy 8-year-old girl to be imaginative and creative. This game will challenge her logic and keep her busy learning. I love the colors.

Birthday Bangle

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Little girls love jewelry. Your 8-year-old will love this bangle. It is feminine and cute. A sweet gift for the sweet girl. A new 8th BIRTHDAY Bracelet will make her feel special.

Soft Unicorn Bathrobe

Image of the Soft Unicorn Hooded Bathrobe Sleepwear - Unicorn Gifts for Girls (7-9 Years, Rainbow)

I bought this Soft Unicorn Hooded Bathrobe for my granddaughters 8th Birthday! She loves it! The fabric is soft and the colors are pretty and it is really well made. She feels extra special and comfy when wearing her Unicorn Robe! Unicorn power!

Giant Wooden Toppling Tower

GoSports Giant Wooden Toppling Tower | Made from Premium Tropical Hardwood, Natural (TT-01-RW)

I think when we buy gifts for our children, we get stuck in what the commercials tell us they want. What we should consider is what is a great gift for our 8-year-old daughter. One she will love but also brings family closer together. I really enjoy the Giant Toppling Tower and my granddaughter loves it too. We have it at our camper and play it every time we go there. It is always a huge draw, the friends we have made come over and we end up having a huge gathering with lots of fun and laughs. Do not be ordinary, be extraordinary.

Paint & Plant Flower Growing Kit

Image of the Dan&Darci Paint & Plant Flower Growing Kit - Grow Cosmos, Zinnia, Marigold Flowers : Includes Everything Needed to Paint & Grow - Great Gardening Science Gifts for Girls and Boys Ages 6 7 8 9 10

My granddaughter loves flowers and she is always helping grandpa in the garden. Every time she is here, she picks me a bouquet of flowers from the flower beds. So sweet. This spring I purchased her this very kit so she had her own flowers to care for. She is so proud of her Dan & Darci Paint & Plant Flowers I love to watch her take care of them. She takes pictures every week and sends them to update me on their progress. It is a great gift for your girl turning 8.

Color Your Own Water Bottle

Image of the Just My Style Your Decor Color Your Own Water Bottle by Horizon Group USA, DIY Bottle Coloring Craft Kit, BPA Free, Personalize & Decorate Using Colorful Markers & Gemstones

What fun to buy for a great rainy-day project or buy ten for your daughter’s birthday party activity! Your 8-year-old will be the star of the show when all her friends make their very own Water Bottle. I can just see them designing a masterpiece and watching their imagination develop. What a great memory for a birthday party. The Just My Style, Color Your Own Water Bottle  is a perfect gift for your imaginative 8 year old girl.

Girls Scratch Art

Scratch Paper Art Set, 100 Sheets Rainbow Magic Scratch Art Black Scratch it Off Paper Crafts Notes Drawing Boards Sheet with 10 Wooden Stylus and 4 Stencils for Kids DIY Christmas Birthday Gift Card

These are so fun to do. Your daughter will love this on her 8th birthday or for Christmas. An excellent gift everyone loves. Lots of fun in this box. The Rainbow Scratch Art comes with 100 pages and plenty of tools, including stencils. It is still a favorite.

Hide & Seek Rock Painting Kit

Creativity for Kids Hide & Seek Rock Painting Kit - Arts & Crafts For Kids - Includes Rocks & Waterproof Paint

Everyone loves playing hide-n-seek. What fun to play hide-n-seek with painted rocks. We actually do this as a Saturday activity when we are camping. The kids love it. Each rock has a value. Some designs win a sucker, some a candy bar. The kids really get into the Hide & Seek Rock Kit when we have a camping fun day. Fun at home too.

Little Girl Jewel Rings

PinkSheep Little Girl Jewel Rings in Box, Adjustable, No Duplication, Girl Pretend Play and Dress Up Rings (36 Jewel Ring)

My granddaughter has always been a collector of all things small. Not sure why, but she is. She loves little rings. These are a fun gift for the 8-year-old having a birthday this year or a great Christmas gift. Your little princess will love these. So many colors and so much fun to share and show her friends. The PinkSheep Jewel Rings in Box are great for dress up or just wearing every day.

Jokes for Kids

Awesome Jokes That Every 8 Year Old Should Know!: Hundreds of rib ticklers, tongue twisters and side splitters (Awesome Jokes for Kids Book 4)

Kids love to tell jokes. Most of them make no sense, but we laugh anyway. I really like giving my grandkids books to read. So, the Awesome Jokes for Kids Book will let your 8-year-old learn some new jokes plus get her reading!

Acoustic Guitar Starter Kit

Best Choice Products 38in Beginner Acoustic Guitar Starter Kit w/Case, Strap, Tuner, Pick, Strings - Brown

If your daughter has a gift for music she deserves a cool instrument. Kids love to make up songs and not all of them have a musical ear. But, she wants a guitar. The Beginner Acoustic Guitar is a starter guitar your 8-year-old will fall in love with. Everything she needs to begin. Birthdays are special and so is your sweet girl.

Crystal Slime Kit

Image of the Crystal Slime Kit Slime Supplies for Girls Boys Clear Slime for Kids with Glitter Jar Foam Bead and Unicorn Toys for Slime Making kit Aged 6+

What 8-year-old doesn’t like to get messy and play with slime. Looks fun to me. I am all for the learning toys. How fun to make your own slime? The Slime Kit is a great way for 8-year-olds to explore science and learn how to make slime. Fun and learning is awesome.

Crystal Growing Kit

Image of the Crystal Growing Kit for Kids + LIGHT-UP Stand - Science Experiments for Kids - Crystal Science Kits - Craft Stuff Toys for Teens - STEM Projects for Boys & Girls - Grow Crystals and Make Them Glow

Your 8-year-old girl will feel like a rock star chemist when she grows her own crystals. We have done many crystals over the years and it is always exciting and fun to watch them and eagerly await their full bloom. I love to get the children’s imaginations going creating the crystals and that is only half of the fun. Once they are done, they make a great night light for in her room. The crystals will create a mystic atmosphere and allow her to imagine far off places, flying on a rocket ship or discovering rare gems in caves. A fascinating project for everyone in your home. Watch the Crystals Grow  and illuminate in red, white and blue and then check out your 8-year-olds excitement!

Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad

Image of the Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad Pink, AMZ Exclusive, At Home Kids Toys, Gift for Girls, Age 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

It was always fun playing with my old-style tracing toy. I loved to create dresses and different fashion. Our girls now can trace and create using the Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad  which adds even more coolness to the color activity. So much fun to be creative and hang up that 8-year-old girl’s art after she gets this gift for her birthday or Christmas.

Melissa & Doug Created by Me!

Image of the Melissa & Doug Created by Me! Flower Fleece Quilt - The Original (No-Sew Fleece Quilt, Soft Material, 48 Pieces, 5′W × 4′L, Great Gift for Girls & Boys - Best for 6, 7, 8 Year Olds & Up)

My grandchildren have done the no-sew quilt and had so much fun. You just knot-together and it is something even the youngest learner can do. A fun family project that will keep your 8-year-old girl warm and bring a smile to her face. The beautiful colors will add personality to any room. You can be creative and make several amazing designs as you tie this quilt together. You are the director and creator of this fun-filled project. The Flower Fleece Quilt  is a great birthday or Christmas activity gift; for those rainy or cold days.

KLUTZ Make Your Own Mini Erasers Toy

Image of the KLUTZ Make Your Own Mini Erasers Toy

My granddaughter is a collector of all things small! She loves stuff like this. She can make her own treasures. She is a collector at heart and loves to make fun little trinkets! The Make Your Own Mini Erasers is a great birthday gift. Your little 8-year-old collector will love it too.

Razor DeltaWing Scooter

Razor DeltaWing Scooter

Scooters are always fun for the kids. My grandkids love their scooters. They are moving all over the place and it keeps them active and healthy. Your little girl will love the Razor DeltaWing Scooter on her 8th birthday or for Christmas.

Bike Wheel Lights

Activ Life Bike Wheel Lights (2 Tires, Blue) Best Gifts for Men for Easter Basket Stuffing & Birthday Gifts, Teens & Boys. Top Unique Presents for Kids 2021 Ideas for Him, Dad, Brother, Uncle

Uncles are you stumped on what to get your 8-year-old niece for her birthday? All kids love their bikes to be amazing! These wheel lights will help her stand out, not only for fun, but for safety. The Bike Wheel Lights will be the biggest hit at her birthday party.

Educational Insights Artie

Image of the Educational Insights Artie 3000 The Coding Robot: STEM Toy, Coding Robot for Kids 7+

Your 8-year-old designs the code and Arti draws the lines. How fun is that. Create your own map, trail, or path and Artie will follow it. The Coding Robot let’s your 8-year-old start coding right away. Once she knocks out the basics, she can learn more from Arti. A great way to teach your daughter some much-needed skills for the future, while she is having fun at the same time.

Kidizoom Duo Selfie Camera

Image of the VTech Kidizoom Duo Selfie Camera, Amazon Exclusive, Blue, Great Gift for Kids, Toddlers, Toy for Boys and Girls, Ages 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

We live in a world of selfies. It is undeniable no matter how much older ladies hate selfies. These young kids love them! The Selfie Camera will definitely make your 8 year old girls day when she opens this up on her birthday or at Christmas.  She and her friends will have so much fun!

Klutz Lego Make Your Own Movie Activity Kit

Image of the Klutz Lego Make Your Own Movie Activity Kit

Making your own movie should be an excellent birthday gift for an 8-year-old girl. Super fun! Where was this stuff when I was a kid? We ate dirt and played in the mud for excitement. Humor intended there. Looks like there are some learning and fun to be had here. I think the Make Your Own Movie Activity Kit is going to be a hit on your 8-year-old girls birthday.

Nancy Drew Books

Nancy Drew Books 1-10 Box Set The Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Collection

Nancy Drew was a staple in my home. I always loved to read and could never get enough of books. Books are a gift you can give your 8-year-old on her birthday that will not only keep her entertained but inspire her imagination. The Nancy Drew Mystery Collection is a great book collection every little girl should read.

Unicorn Journal I am 8 & Magical!

Unicorn Journal I am 8 & Magical!: A Happy Birthday 8 Years Old Unicorn Journal Notebook for Kids, Birthday Unicorn Journal for Girls / 8 Year Old Birthday Gift for Girls!

We should encourage our little girls and boys to journal. I really like gifting items that inspire reading and writing. If your 8-year-old loves Unicorns then the Unicorn Journal will have her smiling on her birthday. Give your daughter the gift that inspires creativity.

8th Birthday Youth Kids T-Shirt

This is What an Awesome 8 Year Old Looks Like 8th Birthday Youth Kids T-Shirt Medium Pink

As an 8-year-old we want the world to know how important we are. How fun to give the This is What an Awesome 8 Year Old Looks Like t-shirt to your little girl on her birthday. She will proudly wear this one. Help her feel special.

Cat Tassel Shoulder Bag

ZGMYC Cat Tassel Shoulder Bag Small Coin Purse Crossbody Satchel for Kids Girls,Pink(5.1x5.9in)

This is just cute. Can’t you see your little girl rocking this little shoulder bag at her birthday party? A fun gift for the 8-year-old. She can carry her precious items with her everywhere in her Cat Tassel Bag, super cute!

Sequin Drawstring Backpack

Mermaid Reversible Sequin Drawstring Backpack/Bag Blue/Purple for Kids Girls

Little girls love their sequins, I know my granddaughter loves her backpack. They are so fun to rub and the Mermaid Backpack is a great way to send her off on overnight or on a play date. She can carry all her goodies with her. She will be styling and the envy of all the other 8-year-olds. A fun birthday gift.

Animal Prints PJ’s

Leveret Kids Pajamas Boys Girls 2 Piece pjs Set Animal Prints 100% Cotton (Size 12 Months-14 Years) (8 Years, Penguin)

Does your daughter love her PJ’s and is always wanting more fun ones? I love that you can get so many different types. If your 8-year-old love penguins, horses, or dogs, there is just the right set for her. I am always looking for fun PJ’s for my little’s and the Leveret Kids Pajamas add some fun to their nightly dress.

Paint Your Own Squishies

Arts and Crafts for Girls. DIY Dessert Paint Your Own Squishies Kit! Gifts for Craft Lovers ages 4 6 7 8 9 10 Top Christmas Toys. Box Includes Large Slow Rise Squishies, and Fabric Paint Colors

All the rage! My granddaughter always has a Squishie in her hand. There is something relaxing and calming about them. So, how about making her own! How fun is that. I love a good activity that gets the family or siblings working together. The Paint Your Own Squishies Kit fits the bill and will have your 8-year-old girl smiling. Perfect birthday gift.

Learn To Draw Animals!

Learn To Draw Animals! (Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Guide) (Young Artist)

Drawing is fun, even if you’re not good at it, but how much fun to learn how to draw. When I was a kid, I always sent in my drawings from the ad in the back of a magazine and so did many of my friends. Kids love to draw, and even your 8-year-old girl will love the Learn To Draw Animals! tons of fun, have competitions, win prizes and show off to your friends and family.

AnySun STEM Robot Kit

Dads, are you looking to connect with your 8-year-old daughter? Dads and daughters have tea parties and that can be fun but what about this as a gift. You can teach your daughter mechanical skills! She will love designing her robot with you! A great way to bond with your little girl, an excellent opportunity. Get her the AnySun STEM Robot Kit, and spend some quality time teaching your daughter and building a strong relationship with her.

Chef Costume

JaxoJoy Complete Kids Cooking and Baking Set - 11 Pcs Includes Apron for Little Girls, Chef Hat, Mitt & Utensil for Toddler Dress Up Chef Costume Career Role Play for 3 Year Old Girls and Up

A fun way to encourage your daughter to help you cook. Mom’s and dads are you amazing chefs and your 8-year-old daughter loves to help you cook and bake? Here is a fun gift for her birthday to make her chef coolness official! The Cooking and Baking Set will encourage her to let her passion for cooking out. Spend time with your family. Make and bake food. Yummy!

Fashion Cotton Crew Cute Socks

HzCojulo Kids Toddler Big Little Girls Fashion Cotton Crew Cute Socks -5 Pairs Gift Set,Multicolor-BOV,Shoe size 8-10.5/S/2-4 T

Socks can be an obsession. I know it is fun to have all kinds of designs. My granddaughter loves her socks and she is always mixing and matching. Who knew it was okay to not wear the same kind of sock? Lots of fun and a necessity in life. The Girls Cotton Crew Socks are practical but also a fun gift for the 8-year-olds birthday.

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids

You cannot go wrong with a good magazine subscription. I have always bought my grandkids subscriptions for their birthdays. They love getting a magazine every month and look forward to their National Geographic Kids magazine. When it comes in the mail, they call me and we get together and read it and research animals and do the fun activities inside.

L.O.L. Surprise Ooh La La Baby

Image of the L.O.L. Surprise Ooh La La Baby Surprise- Lil D.J.

Every birthday, Christmas, and holiday L.O.L. stuff is on my granddaughter’s list. She loves to collect and play with them. I can never go wrong. She likes to share and compare with her friends. The things my granddaughter finds to do with her L.O.L. surprise stuff seems limitless. They are easy to take with on overnights, to a friend, or to play with on a car ride. The L.O.L. Surprise is always the best surprise for my granddaughter and your 8-year-old girl will love them too!

Cat Face School Backpack

Image of the Hyundly Cat Face Waterproof School Backpack for Girls Book Bag (Medium, pink1)

Does your 8-year-old girl love cats and have a great imagination? My granddaughter loves this bag and had it on the top of her I want it list! I love to see her smiling as she carries all her precious cargo in it. A perfect place for her bracelets, makeup, hair ties, and all those special items she loves. She can keep them safe and all in one portable place. The Cat Face Backpack makes a great Christmas or Easter gift. Make your special 8-year-old smile when she sees this adorable gift. I love the design and the colors are soft.

Nail Studio

Image of the Cool Maker, GO Glam Nail Stamper, Nail Studio with 5 Patterns to Decorate 125 Nails (Packaging May Vary), Multicolor

Any 8-year-old girl loves to have her nails done and this is a cute, inexpensive way to keep her stylish and feeling like she fits in with her friends. Nails are the fad for our young 8-year-old. She will have fun as she designs her own nail stickers. There are five chic patterns for her to choose from. Have a nail party and be creative. The GO Glam Nail Stamper is a fun and an exciting gift for that 8-year-old that loves to look amazing.

Dreamworks Dragons

Image of the Dreamworks Dragons, Hatching Toothless Interactive Baby Dragon with Sounds, for Kids Aged 5 & Up

A toy we sure did not have as kids. I know the 8-year-old girls love this thing. I see my nieces with them. They get to hatch the Dragon and take care of him. I have watched them laugh and giggle as they make him growl. He moves his ears and his mouth glows. They have such fun with the Toothless Interactive Baby Dragon it will make a good birthday gift for your 8-year-old girl.

Real Washable Cosmetics

AstarX Makeup Toys for Kids,Real Washable Cosmetics Safe & Non-Toxic Beauty Set for Party Game Halloween Christmas Birthday

Playing dress-up is a blast. We always had tons of dress-up clothes and make-up for our granddaughters. It is so fun to go back and watch the videos and memories made playing dress-up. Even my sons got involved. It is priceless the time we spend with our children. Your 8-year-old daughter, niece or granddaughter will love playing with her AstarX Makeup she can dress up for her birthday party!

The Kids Cookbook

Kid Chef Bakes: The Kids Cookbook for Aspiring Bakers

A perfect gift for the inspiring chef turning 8 this year! What a great way to encourage the activities our children love. Your little girl will have so much fun cooking her special recipes for the family. The Kids Cookbook has great recipes the whole family will love and your daughter or son can feel the pride of cooking.

Coloring & Activity Book

Notebook Doodles Adorable Pets: Coloring & Activity Book (Design Originals) 32 Dazzling Designs from Dogs & Cats to Hedgehogs & Hermit Crabs; Art Activities for Tweens with Color Palettes & Examples

As children, we always got an activity book for Christmas and we loved them. I bet we finished them off the first week. I really like the Notebook Doodles Adorable Pets: Coloring and Activity Book. There are many different activities that will encourage your 8-year-old girl to be creative and stay off that computer!

Castle Magnetic Blocks

Magnetic Toys for Kids Toddlers Magnetic Tiles Magnetic Castle Blocks Preschool Magnet Toys Set 102 Pieces.

I love these, seriously they are fun for everyone. We have a set and all my grandchildren play with them. Your 8-year-old will love them. She can be creative and build so many amazing things with her set of Castle Magnetic Blocks. A great developmental toy that offers fun for the whole family.

Meditation Cards for Kids

Meditation Cards for Kids - a Mindfulness kit of XL Cards with Calming Guided meditations for Empowerment, Focus and Relaxation. Great for Parents, Teachers and Therapists.

Magical. Your daughter will love this. My granddaughter has a hard time falling asleep and these help to close conversations and transition from the day to the night. They help my little one settle down as we discuss some mental health topics in ways she understands. Today’s world is hard on our 8-year-old girls. So many expectations and unknowns. The Meditation Cards for Kids are great for mindfulness and anxiety. Gift your daughter some education on her birthday.

You Are a Girl Who Can Do Anything

You Are a Girl Who Can Do Anything... a very special book to cheer you on and help you achieve greatness, by Ashley Rice | Blue Mountain Arts Gift Book | Inspiration to Aim High and Never Give Up

Telling our daughters, they have power and can do anything is so important. It can be hard to know who we are and what we want to do when we grow up. Our daughters need as many conversations as possible about their own identity. As an educator, I am always looking for ways to encourage my family with ways to be better and do better. Using the You Are a Girl Who Can Do Anything book with my granddaughter inspires her to not fear the unknown. It sparks her mind and she ask questions. Developing our children’s critical thinking is so important. Give your daughter an amazing gift on her birthday.

Night Dress Unicorn

Nidoul Kid Girls Nightgown Night Dress Unicorn Rainbow Princess Pajamas Sleepwear Nightie

Just for fun and it is super cute. A girl can never have too many PJs in her closet and you know it! Unicorns are all the rage in 2021 and your 8-year-old girl will love the Girls Nightgown for her next birthday!

Lego’s Disney Frozen II Elsa’s Jewelry Box

LEGO Disney Frozen II Elsa’s Jewelry Box Creation 41168 Disney Jewelry Box Building Kit with Elsa Mini Doll and Nokk figure for Creative Play (300 Pieces)

Lego’s are the best. They help your girl be creative but increase her developmental skills. The LEGO Disney Frozen Lego’s are my granddaughters favorite and she put this together entirely herself and loved how she could twirl the horse and Elsa. She really loved the jewelry that came with and the fact that you could lock the drawers to prevent her brothers from getting in! She can carry it around with no spills. She absolutely loved this! My grandson wants a PawPatrol one!

Original Stationary Unicorn Slime Kit

Original Stationery Unicorn Slime Kit Supplies Stuff for Girls Making Slime [Everything in One Box] Kids Can Make Unicorn, Glitter, Fluffy Cloud, Floam Putty, Pink

I still do not understand our children’s obsession with this and I have fought the fight to not buy it. I finally caved after hearing my granddaughter ask for it for the hundredth time. I bought the Original Stationary Unicorn Slime Kit for her birthday and have enjoyed all the fun she has with it. I am glad I finally caved.

Polly Pocket Pocket World Flamingo

Polly Pocket Pocket World Flamingo Floatie Compact with Surprise Reveals, Micro Dolls & Accessories [Amazon Exclusive]

Polly Pocket is always a favorite for many 8-year-old girls. They are easy to take along and share with friends. My granddaughter collects toys that are small and loves her Polly Pockets. She enjoys pretending great adventures when we travel, are at home, or camping.

House Princess Tent

Orian Princess Castle Playhouse Tent for Girls with LED Star Lights – Indoor & Outdoor Large Kids Play Tent for Imaginative Games – ASTM Certified, Princess Tent, 230 Polyester Taffeta. Pink 55

A great birthday gift for your little princess and princes! My kids absolutely love this tent. Even my husband got into the fun with our granddaughter. He had tea in the princess tent with her. The Princess Tent is beautiful at night with the lights on. A fun gift for the 8-year-old that is a princess every day.

Art Coloring Painting 3D Puzzle

3D Coloring Puzzle Set,4 Animals Puzzles with 12 Pen Markers, Art Coloring Painting 3D Puzzle for Kids Age 7 8 9 10 11 12. Fun Creative DIY Toys Gift for Girls and Boy

Crafts are always an amazing gift for our kids but this one would be amazing for your 8-year-old girl on her birthday or at Christmas! The 3D Coloring Puzzle Set will have your girl busy for hours. The imagination and critical thinking skills will be sharp! What fun to build this set and then color it. You can go crazy with all the options of colors and designs. This will be an exciting birthday gift for that 8-year-old in your life.

Flying Rings

Activ Life Best Kids Flying Rings [Yellow/Cyan] - Top Birthday Presents & Gifts for Young Boys Girls Ages 3 and Up - Ultimate Outdoor Toss Beach Toys at Vacation, School Playground, Park, Pool Fun

A great toy for the yard or the lake! My 8-year-old granddaughter and her friends have so much fun with the Flying Rings when we are out at the lake and camping. It is a favorite among all the 11-year-olds. We purchased these last year around the 4th of July and they are still a favorite this year. I love it when my family is outdoors being active.

Camping Glow Activities For Families

Party Pack Glow Sticks – Camping Glow Activities For Families – Neon Light Sticks Decoration For Party Favors Kids And Adults - 240 Pieces - Includes Connectors To Create Glow In The Dark Necklaces, Bracelets, Glasses, Headbands, Balls, Flowers And Much More

In the nice weather, it is so much fun to get outside in the evening and watch the children play. At my house, we have even more fun after dark. My 8-year-old granddaughter and her siblings love the Party Pack Glow Sticks and they play hide and seek and use their glow sticks to make trails or wear them to make it easier to see. Our favorite part is getting grandpa to play kick the can and we tape the glow sticks to the can. Playing outdoors is amazing. This is a great birthday or Christmas gift for your 8-year-old daughter. She will love all the creative ways she can use them.

Unicorn Costume

Unicorn Costume for Girls Dress Up Clothes for Little Girls Rainbow Unicorn Tutu with Headband Birthday Gift

Does your 8-year-old girl love unicorns and have a great imagination? My granddaughter loves to dress up and this dress is on the top of her I want it list! I love to see her smiling as plays and twirls. She loves the matching headband. The Unicorn Costume makes a great Christmas or Easter gift. Make your special 8-year-old girl smile when she sees this adorable gift. I love the design and the colors are soft.

Arts & Crafts Beads

Beads Set 6000 Pieces DIY Beads Kit; 28 Different Types & 4 Color Strings for Jewelry Necklace Making, Friendship Bracelet Making and Valentines Day Children Arts & Crafts Beads by JOYIN

Making charm bracelets or jewelry is a favorite pastime in my house. My 8-year-old girl granddaughter loves the Beads Kit. There are so many cool beads and charms to add to the bracelets or necklaces, even crowns. She spent hours designing her perfect bracelets and even made me one. It is fun to watch the 8-year-old girl in my life to be creative and think about the designs she will make. So much fun in this box! Great gift idea for a birthday or Christmas.

Throw Blanket

BORITAR Sherpa Throw Blanket Super Soft Warm Ultra Luxurious Fleece Blanket for Children Teens, Young Girls or Adult Minky Blanket with Sherpa Plush Backing (50 x 60 Inch, Lovely Pink Unicorn)

Blankets are always the best for a cold or rainy day. Love the color and texture of this blanket. Makes a great birthday, Christmas, or other holiday gift surprise for your little 8-year-old girl. I bet she will feel like a princess. The Throw Blanket is a perfect gift for the 8-year-old girl to cozy up inside while hanging with the family watching a good movie.

Mattel Games Apples to Apples Junior

Mattel Apples to Apples Junior, The Game of Crazy Comparisons, Board Game with 504 Cards, Family Party Game Especially for Kids, Gift for Kid, Teen & Family Game Night Ages 9 Years & Older

My granddaughter has this. The whole family plays. Games are a great tool for learning needed skills from sharing to patience. Apples to Apples Junior will help your 8-year-old compare nouns and adjectives in a fun way, they do not even know they are learning. A gift everyone can play.

Fujifilm Mini Instant Camera

Fujifilm instax Mini 9 Instant Camera (Ice Blue) with Film Twin Pack Bundle (2 Items)

Do you want the perfect gift for your 8-10-year-old girl on her birthday, Valentine’s, Easter, or Christmas? Firstly, my granddaughter loves to take pictures with her friends and have the prints in her hands in seconds. Secondly, the mini mirror makes taking selfies easy! She loves it! Thirdly, this camera gets her excited to take pictures of trees, flowers, and even bugs! The adventure awaits! The Fujifilm instax Mini Camera instant camera is perfect.

Interlocking Plastic Disc Set

VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls!

Bought these as a Christmas present for my Lego obsessed 8-year-old granddaughter. She makes up her own designs at the moment, so it’s great because she’s developing her imagination and being naturally creative. This is one of the most ingenious inventions I have seen in toys. A great gift for the 8-year-old and older, even the adults cannot resist playing with the Brain Flakes Disc Set. An excellent idea for a birthday or Christmas gift.

Light-up Terrarium Kit

Light-up Terrarium Kit for Kids with LED Light on Lid - Create Your Own Customized Mini Garden in a Jar That Glows at Night - Science Kits for Boys & Girls - Gardening Gifts for Kids - Children Toys

A much-loved activity, growing your own flowers or garden. Let the kids in on the fun. A delicious end result when your 8-year-old daughter delivers up her efforts with pride. The Light-up Terrarium Kit is fun and will get your daughter excited about growing her own food or flowers.

Fire HD

Fire HD 10 Tablet (10.1

All kids love computers, especially your 8-year-old. They love playing games, taking pictures, and watching movies. The Fire HD Tablet  is a great starter computer for a birthday gift. Sometimes we need something to keep our little’s occupied so we can adult. I have several of these at my house for my grandkids, when I need a brain break.

How Do I select Gifts?

When I select gifts, I am always looking for value, educational components, and longevity. I hate buying my grandchildren a toy to find out they quit playing with it the same week they got it. I look for age appropriateness, durability, and all in all; if your child will like it.

When giving gifts it is important to make a list of things you think they might like. Remember we tend to give gifts we would have liked or like. Be careful. Think about who the recipient of the gift is, their personality, what do they do in their free time. So, think to the past. Ask yourself what does this person need? Is there something you know they want but will never buy themselves? Make a care package containing many different things they will like.

Eight-year-old girls tend to love the sparkly things so you can do a gift basket with nail polish, make-up, colors, crayons, jewelry, and just about anything fun. Add some candy!

FAQs About Gift for the 8-Year-Old Girl

What do 8-year-old girls want for their birthday?

Our 8-year-old girls want something fun! It doesn’t matter if they are a girly girl or a tomboy. They want what their friends have and what the television tells them to want. Be careful when selecting gifts just because your daughter saw a commercial. You need to look closely at the vale over time. Too many gifts are not played with after the initial gifting. My favorites are Electric Scooter & Mini Bike because this is a toy that will be played with for a long time and I love seeing the kids smile and have fun. A birthday gift that will bring pleasure to the whole family. Just watching them is fun.

What can I buy for my 8-year-old daughter?

The L.O.L. Surprise dolls are always a hit. My granddaughter fell in love with them when they first came out several years ago and she still plays with them. So, they are a longevity toy! Years of fun, instead of days.

Thinking out of the box when giving gifts is so much fun. I found this great find for you. Your daughter will love the creativity and learning play involved using her Barn Quilt Seed Art Activity kit. A great find.

What are some of the best toys for 8-year-old?

The adventure awaits! The Fujifilm Instax Mini instant camera is perfect. Every 8-year-old girl will love this camera. The Princess Tent is beautiful at night with the lights on. A fun gift for the 8-year-old that is a princess every day.

Remember keeping our treasures under lock and key from our siblings. I just loved my safe as a child. You can give the My Treasure Keeper to your girl on her 8th birthday. She will have the ultimate safe place for her valuables.

What is the best gift for an 8 or 9-year-old girl?

My granddaughter loved this! What an 8-year-old doesn’t like to get messy and play with slime. Looks fun to me. I am all for the learning toys. How fun to make your own slime? The Slime Kit is a great way for 8-year-olds to explore science and learn how to make slime. Fun and learning are awesome.

Mom’s and daughters have a special connection. A fun idea is the Mother/Daughter Pass Journal. What special moments you can build sharing a journal of thoughts and fun things you did each day! Great communication!

Gifts for Similar Ages

My Final Word

I want one. My granddaughter has asked for a hoverboard for Christmas this year. This is on my list. It looks so fun and she can hook up her phone for fun cruising. I love music so having a blue tooth is a plus for me. The TOMOLOO Hoverboard is an amazing birthday or Christmas gift for the 8 year old girl.

Terri Mielitz

I have eleven grandchildren ranging from 2 to 25 years of age. I watch 3 of the toddlers everyday. I am an educator and a firm believer in learning, even with playtime.

I put a lot of thought into gift buying. Gifts tell a story and I want the loved ones in my life to have a positive story of belonging.