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20 Best Gifts for 8-Year-Old Boys 2024

Your little 8-year-old guy is bound to love these gift ideas.

By Courtney Leiva
20 Best Gifts for 8-Year-Old Boys 2024

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It's October, which means it's time to start thinking about your holiday gift list. We know it sounds crazy, but things get super hectic come Halloween, so it's always a good idea to get a head start. So, if you're looking to get a leg up on finding the best gifts for 8-year-old boys, say no more! We have 15 toys and gift ideas they will love.

What to look for in the best gifts for 8-year-old boys

Sure, video games are great, but we honed in on engaging, thought-provoking gifts for 8-year-old boys that bring their brains way beyond screens. We chose active toys that get them outside, brain-teasing games that help their minds grow and fidget ideas to keep them joyfully busy.

Our favorite gifts for 8-year-old boys right now

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Ollyball Eco Pak

Ollyball Eco Pack, Best Gifts For 8-Year-Old Boys Merchant

If you have an eight-year-old who's bouncing off the walls, this waterproof indoor play ball (yes, indoor!) is a must-have. It is lightweight, shock-absorbing, and perfect for full-speed, full-force play without damaging your furniture. With some crayons, kids get creative and color this ball to their heart's content.



Stomp Rocket Stomp and Catch Rocket Launcher Game for Kids

Stomp Rocket Stomp and Catch Rocket Launcher Game for Kids, Best Gifts For 8-Year-Old Boys Merchant

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Cut down on screen time with this fun rocket launch game where kids can throw, launch and catch rockets alone or with friends. In this easy-to-assemble set, you get four colorful foam-tipped rockets, an adjustable rocket launcher stand and a safety net. Reviewers say this game provides hours of fun for kids of all ages.


GoDice Full Pack

GoDice Full Pack, Best Gifts For 8-Year-Old Boys Merchant

If you're looking for the best gifts for 8-year-old boys that are equally educational, GoDice is a great option that offers a new take on classic dice games. These smart cubes are unlike anything you've ever seen, with 3D sensors, wireless connection and a colorful lighting system that will make your gameplay more exciting than ever.

With instant charging and two hours of fun, your son will have plenty of time to enjoy games like Backgammon, Funny Bugs and Unlucky Seven. It's a glow-in-the-dark wonder they'll treasure.

Gross FACTopia!: Follow the Trail of 400 Foul Facts, Hardcover

Gross FACTopia!: Follow the Trail of 400 Foul Facts Hardcover, Best Gifts For 8-Year-Old Boys Merchant
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Books are always one of the best gifts for 8-year-old boys because they are like a passport to new worlds and experiences. And if you want to give him a book that will keep him hooked, this one is 208 pages long and full of creepy and foul facts that you'll hope he never shares with you. All pages are beautifully illustrated and all facts are from the Encyclopedia Brittanica.


Pix Brix Pixel Art Puzzle Bricks

Pix Brix Pixel Art Puzzle Bricks, Best Gifts For 8-Year-Old Boys Merchant

With 4,187 pieces, a Pix-Brix art creation tool, 13 Great Wave palette colors, and instructions, your kids have everything they need to create a pixelated version of an art classic. While some reviewers say it's time-consuming, others say it's a must if you love detailed puzzles or brick projects.

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Your little pixel Picasso can hang this pixelated masterpiece when it's all finished. It's one of our favorite gifts for 8 year old boys with a creative side.

Photo Creator Instant Print Camera

Canal Toys Photo Creator Instant Print Camera, Best Gifts For 8-Year-Old Boys Merchant

This camera set is a great find for budding photographers as it includes a camera, thermal paper for 250 black and white or color photos, and an LCD screen so your little ones can capture all their favorite moments and record some videos while they're at it. Kids can also customize their photos with stickers and frames, and the battery is rechargeable so the fun never ends.

This camera is a hit with reviewers because it can save and print photos without the need for costly film, like a Polaroid.

Canal Toys So Slime DIY Bold - Slime Factory

Canal Toys So Slime DIY Bold - Slime Factory, Best Gifts For 8-Year-Old Boys Merchant

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If you're looking for a fun and creative activity for your kids, look no further than Canal Toys' Slime DIY factory! This set comes with everything your little ones need to create their own slime creations, including a mixer, workstation, stirring stick, mini funnel, sticker sheet, three shaker containers, four surprise figures, six types of confetti, ten slime powder packs and instructions.

It beats ho-hum Lego sets for sensory stimulation.

Serene Life Trampoline

Serene Life Trampoline, Best Gifts For 8-Year-Old Boys Merchant

This trampoline is a real heavy hitter, holding up to 352 pounds and handling heavy-duty jumping like a pro. It's also weatherproof and requires minimal assembly, making it the perfect holiday gift. And let's not forget that it's safety-certified by the American Society for Testing and Materials standards, so parents can breathe a sigh of relief.

It's no wonder it took first place in our best kids' trampoline guide.

Retrospec Koda Plus Kids Bike

Retrospec Koda Plus Kids Bike for Boys & Girls, Best Gifts For 8-Year-Old Boys Merchant
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If your son has been wanting a new bike for a while now, look no further than this standout choice straight from our best kids' bikes guide! With cushioned tires, an adjustable v-brake, and an adjustable handlebar, it's perfect for casual rides on flat streets around the neighborhood. What's more, this bike has a seat that can grow with them, starting as low as 21.5 inches.

With five colors to choose from and a basket for all your essentials, they'll always want to use it. This one is great for a variety of other age groups, too.

City Threads Boys' and Girls' Pajama Set PJs

City Threads Boys' and Girls' Pajama Set PJs, Organic Cotton, Best Gifts For 8-Year-Old Boys Merchant

We get that kids would rather unwrap toy gifts during the holidays, but let's be real: they can never have too many pajamas. And like your traditional crop of pairs, these are available in baby, toddler, and kid sizes and are made with 100 percent certified organic cotton.

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These pajamas are super soft baby rib weave that has a natural stretch for comfort. And they are machine washable, so you can keep them clean. Minimalist detailing means they'll blend right in with their Pottery Barn Kids furniture, too.

Clixo Rainbow 42 Piece Pack

Clixo Rainbow 42 Piece Pack, Best Gifts For 8-Year-Old Boys Merchant

ICYMI: Clixo is like LEGOs, but better. It's magnetic, BPA-free, and non-toxic, and the pieces fasten together so well that your son can make small or large creations. This is a fun and educational gift that encourages creativity, problem-solving, and STEM learning. And if he's already a fan, you can easily size up to the 60 and 72-pack versions.

We love how interactive these are, and they're great for solo play—unlike popular board games.

Popdarts PRO Pack Game Set

Popdarts PRO Pack Game Set, Best Gifts For 8-Year-Old Boys Merchant

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Want to give a gift that's sure to be a hit this holiday season? Look no further than Popdarts! This game is unlike anything else out there — you use suction cup darts to hit the target marker and score points. Kids can play this game indoors and outdoors and they will have a lot of fun.

Attach these to sliding glass doors, windows, tables, the floor, and any other flat surface in the house. This fun, screen-free game made it into lots of our gift guides this year.

bunie School Backpack

bunie School Backpack for Boys, Best Gifts For 8-Year-Old Boys Merchant

Why settle for one gift when you can give your son three? With this set he gets a school backpack, a chest bag, and a pencil case set, all made of water-repellent and durable Oxford fabric. But that's not all. There are adjustable shoulder straps on the backpack and chest bag, sturdy metal zippers on all items, and plenty of storage space, too.

It's one of the most useful, practical 8 year old boy gifts on our list.

Onysurui Store Airplane Launcher Toy

Onysurui Store 3-Pack Airplane Launcher Toy, Best Gifts For 8-Year-Old Boys Merchant
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While this may seem like an ordinary airplane toy gift, it's anything but. With it, you get a launcher and three foam planes with colorful LED lights that make it fun to fly in the dark. These planes have two flight modes (parallel or rotate modes) that can easily changed depending on your preference.

Punching Bag for Kids

KMUYSL Punching Bag for Kids, Best Gifts For 8-Year-Old Boys Merchant

This punching bag is a great gift for kids who need to let loose! It's height-adjustable, durable, and comes with boxing gloves to help your son burn off some energy. This punching bag set is easy to assemble and reviewers say it's therapeutic. It's a brilliant birthday gift for big kids.


Roller Derby Fun Roll Adjustable Roller Skates

Roller Derby Fun Roll Adjustable Roller Skates for Beginners, Best Gifts For 8-Year-Old Boys Merchant
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If your son is begging you to learn how to skate, these skates are the perfect gift, trust us! They're strong and supportive and can be adjusted to up to four sizes with the twist of a lever. Thanks to the padded interior and low center of gravity, your child can skate safely and without falling.

To top it off, the wheels are also made of high-quality urethane and are grippy and smooth on most surfaces. Set up cones around the driveway for a home-based human version of a marble run!

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