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Great Gifts for 8 Year Old Boys

Updated on May 31, 2014

The Best Gifts for 8 Year Old Boys

If you need a gift for an 8 year old boy, there are plenty of great ones to choose from. If you live in a houseful of little girls, choosing a boy gift sometimes feels impossible, doesn't it?

And even if you do have young boys in your household sometimes you just get stuck and need a little nudge in the right direction to find just the right toy for the 8 year old boy in your life.

These are my favorite gifts for 8 year old boys. As a devoted grandmother, I am very particular about the toys for the children - and of course, like most grandmas, I love to indulge them.

Photo: Amazon - Click to read about the Air Swimmers Remote Control Flying Clownfish 8 year old boys love these flying fish! I saw one used recently in an end of school celebration - the kids were having so much fun with that fish! The big fish is great for holiday parties, birthday parties and any time family and friends are gathered together for fun and fellowship!


Fun, Fun, Fun

Keep it simple, keep it fun and give them what they want!!!

The Exciting and Fun EZY Roller

Our grandchildren, ages 8 and 10 both received one of these EZY rollers for Christmas 2012. What a cool gift! There is no motor, so there is no noise and no fancy machinery to maintain. This ride-on-scooter is just plain fun. Everybody loves these scooters! Our grands were riding them in the house on Christmas morning! And they will take them to the park. I do not recommend these for riding on the roads, though. Definitely they are too low to the ground to be easily seen from a car. But for sidewalks, driveways, playgrounds and parks, this is an unbeatable toy! Click to read the awesome reviews from other parents at Amazon!

EzyRoller Classic Ride On - Deep Blue
EzyRoller Classic Ride On - Deep Blue

Kids can roll around the yard and the neighborhood on their Ezy Roller!


Cars and Trucks and Things That Move

We all know (if we are parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents) boys of all ages enjoy cars. They love any kind of toys that move. Wind them up, add batteries, find remote control versions, or just push them to go... all they want is something that moves (in reality or imagination) so they can add some action to playtime. They start rolling toy cars when they are toddlers and when they become adults, they still enjoy their cars. Have you ever known a boy or man who did not love automobiles of all kinds?

Hot Wheels 20 Car Gift Pack (Styles May Vary)
Hot Wheels 20 Car Gift Pack (Styles May Vary)

Whether your son collects Matchbox or Hotwheels, he will love this fun set of 20 cars - this is a good starter set for an 8 year old.

Matchbox On A Mission: 20-Pack Car Set (Styles May Vary)
Matchbox On A Mission: 20-Pack Car Set (Styles May Vary)

Boys love cars of all kinds and little boys love to have a huge collection!


Snap Circuits on eBay - Learning Toys for 8 Year Old Boys

An 8 year old boy is likely to be interested in science of one sort or another. If he is then a learning toy like this one is going to give him opportunities to explore the topics he is interested in, learn more, and take pride in the results of his project work to completion. The functional kits are the best where he can create a functioning item with the process of putting the pieces together.

Star Wars Action Figures on eBay

Star Wars action figures are popular with kids and adults. They are classic toys that will never go out of style. Find the most up-to-date auctions on these cool toys right here!

With this list in hand, you can't go wrong when you set out to buy gifts for an eight year old boy.

Shopping for 8 Year Old Boys

Before you shop for any child, find out what interests them. A favorite TV show or movie perhaps or a favorite game. What colors and sports do they enjoy? Would they like clothing? If so, find out what styles they are into.

It's really quite easy to shop for 8 year old boys when you know some of their likes and dislikes! I certainly hope the list here has been helpful to you, as well!

What is your favorite gift for 8 year old boys? - Please share your thoughts here. Thank you.

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    • justramblin profile image


      5 years ago

      Wow, you have some toys I've never seen before. I have an 8 year old nephew and I know he'd love that ez roller. thanks for these good suggestions. It's nice to know many of these have been tested and approved by your grandson. thanks.

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      6 years ago from Derbyshire, UK

      Haha I love that huge Nemo!

    • JumpinJake profile image


      6 years ago

      great collection of toys for 8 year olds. My 6 year old would go crazy for all of these items.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      The EZY Roller looks like a great gift for 8 year old boys. I don't think I have ever seen one of those.

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      6 years ago

      The Nabi 2!! Fantastic gift for them to play and learn at the same time.

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      6 years ago

      I think 8 year old boys would love these gifts

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      6 years ago from United States

      Oh, man! Boys have all the fun! These look like great gift for an 8 year old.

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      Rhonda Albom 

      6 years ago from New Zealand

      Wonderful collection. Perfect resources if I ever need a gift for an 8 year old boy :)

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Great list my husband (he's no 8-year old boy) plays battleship every night...a handheld electronic version so apparently that's an idea men never grow out of.

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      clouda9 lm 

      7 years ago

      Fun games and such on here that any 8 yr old boy would love!

    • Dianne Loomos profile image

      Dianne Loomos 

      7 years ago

      These are all great choices as gifts for 8 year old boys. The radio controlled fish or shark would be a big hit for boys of all ages!

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      7 years ago

      Awesome lens!!

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      Susan Deppner 

      7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      World Records books were always popular in our household with two boys. You chose a few other gifts for 8-year-old boys that mine loved at that age. Can't go wrong with a Lego set, that's for sure!


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