32 Gifts For 8-Year-Old Girls to Uncover Their Passions

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: April 1, 2024

    Discovering the perfect gift for an 8-year-old girl is like embarking on a thrilling treasure hunt. The ultimate prize is witnessing her eyes light up with joy and wonder. 

    Whether she’s a budding artist, a young scientist in the making, or an adventurer at heart, our guide to the best gifts for 8-year-old girls is your map to finding that special something that not only brings a smile to her face but also encourages her to explore, learn, and grow. Let’s dive into this magical adventure together and discover gifts as unique and vibrant as the young ladies they’re destined for!

  1. Glitter Tattoos
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    They may be a decade away from their first ink, but here’s everything needed to create their glitter tattoos. The set includes 24 tattoo stencils, six pots of colored glitter, body adhesive, and two make-up brushes for easy application – all non-toxic—a fun sleepover party gift set for 7-year-olds to 10-year-olds.

  3. Unicorn Slime Kit
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    Is there anything more enticing to a little girl’s ears than squishy unicorn-colored slime? This craft kit is fun and will spark kids’ imaginations as they experiment with colors, designs, and mixtures using magical unicorn inks, sparkling add-ins, and bubblegum scents.

  5. Pool Party LEGO Set
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    LEGO makes the best toys, and this pool party set is perfect for kids who love the beach and pool. There’s so much to fire a child’s imagination, making it an excellent gift. So let your little builder pretend to be Andrea and host her own LEGO pool party, mixing tunes or singing from the DJ box. Then there’s the aquarium, waterslide, waterfall, wave machine, and juice bar! 

  7. Art Case
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    The Art Set is an all-in-one portable art studio with dozens of crayons, pencils, markers, paint, and more that will keep her busy creating for hours. The case also has a special compartment for each art tool so it won’t be misplaced. The perfect gift for an art-loving 8-year-old (or anyone from a 4-year-old up!)

  9. Sequin Diary
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    Every Girl loves a diary, but they’ll be blown away with this magic sequin-covered journal. She need only run her hands over the sequins, and they will flip over and change colors from vibrant pink to glittering silver. The diary also contains four multi-color gel ink pens to spill her secrets.

  11. Sewing Craft Set
  12. Are you looking for an original Christmas gift? This unique Klutz kit will teach her to stitch an assortment of fuzzy donut animals from felt! The instructions take her through all the steps—from threading a needle and practicing stitches to adding fancy toppings and decorations. Then, when she’s finished, she can display them in the included donut box!

  13. The Never Girls Collection
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    In the blink of an eye, four best friends get their greatest wish—they’re whisked off to Never Land, home to Tinker Bell and her fairy friends. A great gift for readers ages 6-10, this mega-selling box set contains the first four Never Girls adventures—In a Blink, The Space Between, A Dandelion Wish, and From the Mist.

  15. Pom Pom Keychain Set
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    These pom-pom keychains are adorable and include a fluffy alpaca, unicorn, and fox. The bright colors quickly draw attention to her school bag, handbag, belt, or pencil case. This will surely elicit many a “Where can I get one of those?!”

  17. Dear Girl Book
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    Dear Girl is a New York Times bestseller and a love letter to any special girl in your life. It’s a reminder that she’s powerful, strong, and holds a valuable place in the world —whether she enjoys jumping in a muddy puddle, has a face full of freckles, or dances on tabletops. 

  19. Smart Watch
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    The VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX is a smartwatch for kids that’s an Amazon bestseller. It features fun games, a camera, plenty of memory for photos, photo effects, a voice recorder with voice-changing effects, and a touch screen. Plus, an alarm, timer, stopwatch, calendar, and calculator. It’s also splash-proof for everyday play.

  21. Light-Up Scooter
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    With a lightweight design and “lean-to-steer” system, these scooters make learning to scoot fun and easy with better turn control. In addition, the scooter is equipped with adjustable handlebars to grow with them, and a large metal-reinforced rear brake makes it easy to stop. Then there are those LED extra-wide wheels that light up as you ride!

  23. Light Up Tracing Pad
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    With this Crayola light-up tracing pad, kids can draw like a pro, featuring over 35 art tools to inspire imagination and creativity. The kit includes a graphite pencil, tracing sheets, blank sheets, and colored pencils for drawing, illustrating, and coloring.

  25. Karaoke Mic
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    Kids sing just about everywhere, so encourage their voice (or prime them for that future karaoke lounge) with this karaoke microphone. She can perform a solo concert with a high-quality two-channel speaker, and the stereo echo effect will make her feel like a superstar in her living room.

  27. Dollhouse Mansion
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    At four and a half feet tall, this Majestic Mansion is spacious enough for even the most giant imaginations! It has eight rooms, 34 furniture pieces, and many movable features – including a working elevator. An eight-year-old girl’s dream! Perhaps check with her Mom that there’s space for said mansion first (speaking from experience!) Then, please give them the gift of imaginative play!

  29. Charm Bracelet
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    This rose-gold bracelet makes a sweet and original birthday gift for a young lady celebrating her 8th year. It has six cute charms to celebrate her milestone – a lucky number 8, heart, moon, butterfly, sunflower, and an “I love you to the moon and back” pendant. Made from 316L stainless steel, it is lead and nickel-free and won’t change color or tarnish. 

  31. Crossbody Cat Purse
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    A cute-as-a-button cat made from tassels, this sweet purse can carry her small items when she heads out on adventures – bracelets, earrings, lip gloss, or a small mirror. Every Girl loves a handbag. Especially one that will draw oohs and ahhs from her friends.

  33. Barbie Camper
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    Barbie shouldn’t be all mansions and fast cars; sometimes, this all-American Girl has to hit the open road and go camping. She doesn’t do things in halves, so make that “supreme glamping.” We’re talking about a fire pit, water slide, and swimming pool, not to mention a lovely spacious toilet. If your 8-year-old likes Barbie, she’ll freaking love this.

  35. Gemstone Water Bottle
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    Any 8-year-old girl will go wild about creating their water bottle design with glittery gemstone stickers. This incredibly original gift comes with seven sheets of rhinestone stickers plus a carabiner to hang the bottle once it’s done! It’s also BPA-free and comes with a sturdy flip lid.

  37. Standout Sneakers
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    Young girls love to have standout accessories, and they also love a suitable friendship bracelet. These lavender Skechers feature a bright friendship bracelet design and are eye-catching and unique. Plus, the stretch design means no laces!

  39. Easel with Dry Erase & Chalkboard 
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    This wooden easel is an ideal artistic platform for kids to craft vibrant sketches and paintings. Boasting dual sides with dry-erase and chalkboard surfaces, it also has a roll-out paper dispenser. The added shelves and pots ensure all art materials stay tidy. Plus, as your child grows, the height can be easily adjusted.

  41. Dress-Up Sticker Books
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    There’s just something about puffy 3D stickers that young gals love. With these Melissa & Doug stickers, she can tell a puffy story on reusable background scenes with 65+ reusable puffy stickers – dress models and mermaids, fill an enchanted castle, decorate an undersea treasure trove, and more. The perfect stocking stuffer treat!

  43. Harry Potter Origami
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    Packed with step-by-step instructions, this crafty book allows fans to fold fifteen unique origami pieces straight from Harry Potter’s film – objects, creatures, and settings. The 3D masterpieces can then be displayed or hung from the ceiling. The perfect gift for every Harry Potter fan!

  45. Heart Initial Necklace
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    Are you stuck for pre-tween gift ideas? You can’t go wrong with this sweet little 14k gold-plated pendant engraved with your initial choice. It’s tarnish-resistant, nickel, and lead-free, and the minimalist design makes it an excellent piece for girls of all ages. A piece that she can wear for years to come.

  47. Science Kit
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    This STEM toy lets young scientists explore, learn, and have fun doing creative science experiments. It includes a delicate sprout garden, slime lab, rocket balloon, creative crystals, a volcano, and more. These experiments inspire critical thinking and are easily created using the instructional DVD. Educational fun for the whole family!

  49. Bath Bomb Lab
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    This kit is about creating deluxe DIY Bath Bombs with specialty charms, shapes, and more. But it also teaches the science of chemical reactions through these spa-themed chemistry experiments. All ingredients are safe, non-toxic, and gluten-free—the perfect gift for a little girl who’s a mini scientist. 

  51. Rock Tumbler Kit
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    This National Geographic rock tumbler kit is a great way to start a rock collection and learn about this exciting hobby. It comes with a tumbling barrel and includes all the accessories they’ll need to start polishing dazzling gems from plain old rocks. Then, they can use the included jewelry fastenings to create beautiful homemade jewelry with their new gemstones. 

  53. Little Lady Heels
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    Every little Girl needs her first pair of heels, especially if there’s a special occasion coming up. These adorable sandal pumps are designed with glitter leatherette, a broad and short kiddie heel, and an extra padded insole for long-wearing play. Multiple colors are available.

  55. Where The Sidewalk Ends
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    Shel Silverstein is a legend, and everyone should be introduced to his work (from 6-year-olds to 60-year-olds). Here, he’s created a hilarious and profoundly profound poetry collection, stretching the bounds of the imagination—a great gift for special occasions such as birthdays and graduations.

  57. Monopoly Junior Board Game
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    Monopoly may be as old as the hills, but everyone loves making money and chasing success. Now, kids can join in with this fast and fun Monopoly Junior game. It has adorable junior tokens (the classic tokens before they grew up), kid-friendly properties like a pet store, candy store, video game arcade, and single dollar bills for simple transactions. family game

  59. Sleeping Queens Card Game
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    Rise and shine! The pancake Queen, Ladybug Queen, and ten of their closest friends have fallen under a sleeping spell, and it’s your job to wake them up. Use strategy, quick thinking, and a little luck to rouse these napping nobles. But watch out for wicked potions and dastardly dragons! This 10th-anniversary version comes in a limited edition tin.

  61. Goodnight Stories For Rebel Girls
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    Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children’s book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists worldwide! The best gift for the little female bookworm in your life. For 8-year-old boys, this book is a beautiful match.

  63. Slime and Putty Lab
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    This is like Play-Doh for older kids! This kit from National Geographic includes eight different types of slime and putty: magnetic, fluffy, glow-in-the-dark, liquid, color-changing, snotty, bouncing, and one DIY glow-in-the-dark slime lab. The set includes many neat facts about each component’s different properties. It’s educational, fun, and a little bit gross! 

    What are 8-year-old girls into?

    Eight-year-old girls are filled with curiosity and wonder, making it a delightful age to explore various interests! Many girls this age love arts and crafts, so activities like painting, drawing, or making bracelets can spark their creativity. They may also enjoy playing with dolls or imaginative play with toys representing their favorite characters.

    Board games and puzzles can offer fun and educational experiences, while outdoor activities, like biking or playing sports, can keep them active and entertained. Eight-year-old girls are eager to try new things and uncover their unique passions as they grow and develop!

    What are some great gifts for 8-year-old girls?

    Discovering the perfect gift for an 8-year-old girl is an exciting adventure, as this age is full of curiosity and a thirst for exploration. With a wide range of interests and passions, these young ladies will surely appreciate gifts that spark their creativity, encourage learning, and bring endless fun and entertainment. Let’s dive into the world of fantastic gifts tailored for these vibrant, imaginative minds!