The Best Gifts for 8-Year-Old Boys
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The Best Gifts for 8-Year-Old Boys

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The Best Gifts for 8-Year-Old Boys
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Gifts for 8-Year-Olds

When it comes to gifts, we’ve got you covered. In this guide for 8-year-old boys, we've got everything from card games to smartphone-controlled paper airplanes, covering a variety of interests and budget points. Whether it's for the holidays or a birthday, here are the best gifts for 8-year-old boys in 2022.


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Solar System Science Kit
Amazon

Solar System Science Kit

$22 From Amazon 

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Boys who love science and crafts will have fun creating their own solar system. The kit can be painted to glow in the dark so it looks extra cool in their room.


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Little Tikes Tobi 2 Robot Smartwatch
Amazon

Little Tikes Tobi 2 Robot Smartwatch

$68 from Amazon

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There is tons of fun stuff that this talking robot smartwatch with over 100 expressions can do. Kids can play games, record video, take selfies, and track steps, amongst other features.

Franklin Sports Over-The-Door Basketball Hoop
Amazon
Lego Star Wars Imperial Armored Marauder
Amazon

Lego Star Wars Imperial Armored Marauder

$39 from Amazon

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If you don’t know what to give a kid, chances are a Star Wars-themed Lego set will be a winner. This set of the Imperial Armored Marauder includes four Lego figurines for acting out intergalactic battles.

Taco vs Burrito Game
Amazon

Taco vs Burrito Game

$20 from Amazon

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Who knows kids better than another kid? This card game was created by a 7-year-old boy but is fun for the entire family. Food fights are on the menu for this game that uses strategy and wit.


LLMoose Hover Soccer Ball
Amazon

LLMoose Hover Soccer Ball

$23 from Amazon

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Kicking a soccer ball in the house is a no-no, but kicking a hovering ball with foam bumpers gets a thumbs up from parents. This indoor/outdoor soccer ball works on hardwood, tile, asphalt, and short carpets. It even lights up with LED lighting to add some party ambience.

Laser Tag Gaming Set
Target

Laser Tag Gaming Set

$43 from Target

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Kids can blast opponents from as far away as the length of a football field with this two-person set. The blaster beams work in darkness or bright light, and an interactive voice “coach” even offers tips and tricks while playing.

Beyblade Burst Surge Speedstorm Spark Power Set
Target

Beyblade Burst Surge Speedstorm Spark Power Set

$16 from Target

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Beyblade launching competitions are a big thing among kids these days, and this set helps them blast with the best of them. The Spark Power Launcher lights up when you pull the ripcord and sparks more the faster you launch it.

Thames & Kosmos Alien Slime Lab Science Experiment Kit
Amazon

Thames & Kosmos Alien Slime Lab Science Experiment Kit

$30 from Amazon

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Mix up different kinds of slime in a pretend lab, and then conduct experiments on it. Kids will love playing with the oozing (yet totally safe) substances, all while learning about chemistry.


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Fantasma Masters of Magic Set
Amazon

Fantasma Masters of Magic Set

$40 from Amazon

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Get ready to sit back for the show, because mini-magicians will love trying over 450 magic tricks. This magic kit is no joke — it’s from the only toy company endorsed by the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the world's largest professional magicians' organization.

Build Your Own Robot Kit
Uncommon Goods

Build Your Own Robot Kit

$19 from Uncommon Goods

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One robot, three ways. This cute little kit has instructions for three robots, but the possibilities for creating are endless when young builders get going.

'The Delish Kids (Super-Awesome, Crazy-Fun, Best-Ever)' Cookbook
Amazon

'The Delish Kids (Super-Awesome, Crazy-Fun, Best-Ever)' Cookbook

$13 from Amazon

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Young aspiring chefs will enjoy making over 100 delicious recipes, including favorites like English muffin pizza, brownies, and healthy fare such as zucchini tots. Recipes range from easy to more challenging, for all kid cook levels.


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Loog Learn to Play Acoustic Guitar
Uncommon Goods

Loog Learn to Play Acoustic Guitar

$89 and up from Uncommon Goods

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Budding young musicians will be making melodies before you know it with this beginner acoustic guitar. It has three strings instead of six, so kids can learn faster and easier.

Spy Cipher Decoding Medallion
Uncommon Goods

Spy Cipher Decoding Medallion

$20 from Uncommon Goods

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LIttle spies can create and share secret messages with this metal decoder ring. It uses a 2,000 year-old technique that’s named after famous Roman general and statesman Julius Caesar!

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Trunk Collectible Set
Amazon
3D Pen Set
Amazon

3D Pen Set

$50 from Amazon

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Create amazing objects with this child-safe 3D pen. The set includes project ideas that will help spark creativity.

BrainBolt Memory Game
Amazon

BrainBolt Memory Game

$22 from Amazon

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This addictive memory game has glowing reviews on Amazon, with plenty of positive feedback from families who have 8-year-old kids. It's fun, portable, and more educational than, say, your kid's TikTok feed. Plus, it can accommodate two players. 

Pen Through Dollar Magic Trick
Amazon

Pen Through Dollar Magic Trick

$9 from Amazon

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Your boy will be putting on magic shows in no time with this easy-to-use trick pen. It even comes with a step-by-step guide, making this a perfect gift for beginners without sleight of hand experience.

Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane
Uncommon Goods

Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane

$70 and up from Uncommon Goods

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Paper airplanes may be passé. But what about smartphone-controlled paper airplanes? This kit has everything a boy needs to create a Bluetooth-enabled paper airplane, including carbon fiber paper and an auto-stabilizing smart computer.


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