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Best Gifts for an 8 Year Old Girl

Updated on July 11, 2014

Gifts an 8 Year Old Girl would Enjoy

What are better way to get an idea for a gift for an 8 year old girl than from a recommendation from another 8 year old girl ? If you are ponderng what to get that special girl, my granddaughter, Rachel has some recommendations for you. Rachel will turn 8 in about 3 months. She is staying with us for a week this summer and I asked her what ideas she thought would be good for an 8 year old girl.

Rachel is a very feminine little girl who loves to wear dresses, play with dolls and use her imagination. She is also an avid reader and enjoys swimming and arts and crafts.

Here are the items that Rachel would put on her wish list.

photo by Mary Beth Granger

Nintendo DSI - a great gift for an 8 year old

Rachel's first choice of a gift would be a Nintendo DSI. She chose the pretty pink model shown below. Rachel said the Nintendo DSI has a camera attached and it allows you to take photos and with some of the games you can use them for special effects.

Nintendo DSI Games - gmes for Nintendo

I asked Rachel to pick the top three games she would like for her Nintendo DSI and these were her recommendations.

Barbie Vacation Jet - an 8 year old girls dream gift

Rachel thought the Barbie vacation jet would be a fun thing to have. When I asked her what was great about it she said that part of the jet made into a vacation house. This jet even comes with a microphone so that she can pretend to be the stewardess and make announcements.

Barbie Glam Vacation Jet
Barbie Glam Vacation Jet

This vacation jet will provide hours of pretend play for your young girl.


Boxcar Children Mysteries - mystery book for children

Rachel loves to read and she especially enjoys the boxcar children mysteries. She said she likes a book with the mystery where you can try to figure out what happened.

Bop It - game for the entire family

Rachel thinks the Bop It game would be a great gift for an 8 year old. This game can be played by all ages and is a fun family game.

Bop It
Bop It

This game is great for hours of fun.


Play Kitchen - using your imagination

Rachel loves to use her imagination. She has one of these play kitchens and thinks other girls would like it too!

Dress Up Clothes - great for the imagination

Rachel has always loved to play dress up. This trunk would make a great gift for a girl who loves to use her imagination.

Do you have an 8 year old on your gift list? - please add any other gift ideas you have

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    • Rosanna Grace profile image

      Rosanna Grace 

      5 years ago

      Yes, she would love the nintendo DSI :)

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      Boy, not a girl, but thanks for the great suggestions! ;-)

    • Elsie Hagley profile image

      Elsie Hagley 

      6 years ago from New Zealand

      Some great gift ideas for a 8 year old. Thanks for sharing.

    • piedromolinero profile image


      6 years ago

      My daughter is a bit younger, 6 years now. She loves to play with her kitchen, it can keep her busy for a long time.

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      6 years ago

      I am 8, almost 9 and I LOVE LOVE LOVE American girl dolls and thier stuff. But actually i'm asking for a kindle fire... Oh, and my name is ACTUALLY my real name...

    • piarejuden profile image


      6 years ago

      These are swell gifts.. We got my niece scrabble and cluedo for her 8th birthday.. it was very new to her and she loved it!

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      Marilyn Thompson 

      6 years ago from Washington State

      Bop-it is a really fun toy

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      6 years ago


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      Sandy Mertens 

      7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Great gift ideas. Your granddaughter is cute.

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      7 years ago

      I use to love the Boxcar books as well. They were great reads along with Nancy Drew. It is so great that you got your granddaughter to help you with these great gift ideas.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 

      7 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Great-granddaughters are on my list. Thanks for a fabulously helpful lens.

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      Heather Burns 

      7 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Not right now, but Lilyana is almost two, and you know how fast time flies....what a great idea for a lens niche. Say hi to Rachel, she's a cutie!

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      7 years ago

      Aww. Please tell Rachel hello from a fellow Boxcar Children fan!

    • LakeMom profile image


      7 years ago

      Not any more! But when my girls were 8 they would have picked the same things your granddaughter picked! (except on is old enough to have wanted a Gameboy!)

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      7 years ago from Canada

      I don't have any children to buy for but I love your recommendations and am pleased to see the book set, The Boxcar Children, on your list!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Rachel, you have done a fantastic job helping your grandmother with this lens. I think your Gifts for an 8 Year Old Girl are great and hope you sell a lot of the ones you've featured here.

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      7 years ago

      NO, I don't , but this list seems all right to me.

    • ZenandChic profile image


      7 years ago

      I have a lens where I did that with back packs and got advice from my 16 year old since that is who would be buying back packs for the most part: teens.

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      7 years ago

      Great ideas and fits since you have the advice of your 8 year old grand daughter. Love it and cool picks by the way!

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      7 years ago

      Our granddaughter is 9 and she does love Boxcar books and we all love BopIt! I thoroughly enjoyed your super list! And that Barbie jet would be super fun!


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