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19 Great Gifts for 8-Year-Old Girls in the UK

What gift is best for an 8 year old girl? While girls this age still enjoy many of the things that 7 year old girls like, they have additional skills and interests at this age. Therefore you will need to find some additional gifts to fit these new interests and skills.

I can help you with this because I have an 8 year old girl in my family. She is full of energy and is always asking, “What are we going to do next?” She likes having a streak of colour in her hair like her mum, and wearing lip gloss, but she still likes playing with dolls. When she visits, we spend hours baking, playing games, and doing puzzles. I have created this list from things she and her friends like in addition to things we like to do together as a family.

1. Hair Chalk

Fun birthday gift for an 8 year old girl

Hair Chalk Fun birthday gift for an 8 year old girl

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This is a fun birthday present for an 8 year old girl, especially for a birthday party with her friends. She and her friends will have a great time at her party using these colorful chalk combs to dye their hair. The best thing is that it easily washes out. Girls this age are all about the colors.

Add some glitter tattoos and a bluetooth microphone, and she can have a rock star party.

2. Cake Kits

Gifts for an 8 year old girl you can use together

Cake Kits Gifts for an 8 year old girl you can use together

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A fun cake kit makes a great gift for an 8 year old girl. At 8, she can read directions and learn to measure, therefore improving math and reading skills. Through the years I have spent countless hours making brownies, homemade puddings, and biscuits with my children. That quality time together is priceless.

You could even try to make some candy. All you need are some candy moulds and some meltable chocolates. Choose a baking book for kids for more ideas. For an additional gift, you can get her some of her own bakeware.

3. Jellyfish Light

Unique girl gifts age 8

Jellyfish Light Unique girl gifts age 8

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I bet her girlfriends don’t have this! A glowing jellyfish lamp is an exciting birthday gift for an 8 year old girl. Don’t worry, the jellyfish aren’t real so you don’t have to feed them!

Another cool gift for an 8 year old girl is an underwater light. This light will give her a light show while she bathes. For a birthday gift for an 8 year old girl, you can get her a disco light. This sound responsive LED light show will be a hit at her party.

4. Nail Art

Cool gifts for 8 year old girls to share with their friends

Nail Art Cool gifts for 8 year old girls to share with their friends

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Nail kits all typically come with polish, but vary on everything else. Some come with stickers, glitter, or tools for manicures. Find one that makes the best gift for your 8 year old girl.

For a Christmas gift for an 8 year old girl, get her some fruity lip gloss as a stocking stuffer. If you prefer all natural products, Big Green Smile makes nail polish and flavored lip balm.

5. Write Your Own Storybook

Creative present ideas for an 8 year old girl

Write Your Own Storybook – Creative present ideas for an 8 year old girl

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These books are full of writing prompts with story ideas and ideas for characters. This is a great gift idea for an 8 year old girl who likes to tell stories. This is much better than the old notebooks leftover from last school year that my daughter used to use!

Of course, reading feeds the imagination. Get her some books by Roald Dahl, author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to spark her creativity. 8 year olds also like the crazy antics of Amelia Bedelia.

6. Build a STEM Robot

Educational toys for 8 year olds

Build a STEM Robot – Educational toys for 8 year olds

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At 8 years old, not only can she program a robot, but she can build it too. Robot kits promote engineering skills and science abilities. This makes a great Christmas gift for an 8 year old girl since family members will be there during the holidays to help build it if needed.

Another great Christmas idea for an 8 year old girl is a kit to build her own stunt buggy. Motorized cars are not just for boys. Girls love them too. This kit comes with everything needed to assemble a cool motorized vehicle, except the batteries. Or maybe she would like a remote control wall climbing car.

7. Fail Fix Makeover Dolls

Great girl toys for 8 year olds

Fail Fix Makeover Dolls Great girl toys for 8 year olds

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These dolls come with everything an 8 year old needs to fix these epic fails. Girls enjoy programs like Project Runway and love looking at fashion do’s and don’ts. Here they get to fix the fashion don’ts.

Another popular present idea for an 8 year old girl is the Rainbow High Fashion Dolls collection. Each comes with luxury fashion outfits and accessories. Another hit with 8 year olds are the LOL Surprise Remix Dolls.

8. Chemistry Kit

Best presents for 8 year old girls who like science

Chemistry Kit – Best presents for 8 year old girls who like science

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Wondering what to buy an 8 year old girl? Promote girls in the field of science by giving her a chemistry kit. Now that she is getting older, she can learn more complicated experiments with science kits made for her age. Of course, she will need some supervision from a grown up. Who knows? The grown ups in the home might learn something too.

Another cool present for an 8 year old girl is magnetic putty.This putty is a strong magnet that can pick up all sorts of metal objects. For the future detective, get her a fingerprint kit. She will have tons of fun tracking down evidence.

9. Harry Potter Lego

Best presents for 8 year old girls who are Harry Potter fans

Harry Potter Lego – Best presents for 8 year old girls who are Harry Potter fans

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Everyone of every age loves Legos. My child has collected and put together several of the sets in the Harry Potter collection through the years. In fact, there were so many that we had to add an extra table in her room to display them! She then would have hours of fun making stop motion videos with the characters.

Also, get her Wizarding World Calling all Witches for great stories inspired by the fearless females from the Harry Potter series. To get a present for an 8 year old girl that the whole family will love, take her on a Harry Potter walking tour for four.

10. How to Draw Book

Christmas ideas for 8 year old girl who likes art

How to Draw Book – Christmas ideas for 8 year old girl who likes art

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Help her on her way to becoming an artist with step by step drawing instructions. I enjoyed practicing with these books as a child, and my children did too. Whether animals or cartoon characters, there is sure to be a book that suits her interests.

A good set of art supplies and sketch paper make great additional present ideas for an 8 year old girl.

11. Skateboard

Best presents for 8 year old girls that like the outdoors

Skateboard – Best presents for 8 year old girls that like the outdoors

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A skateboard is a fun toy for 8 year old girls. It gets them outside and improves coordination. Plus it is great exercise.

Make sure to get her protective padding to go with it. You can also get her a helmet that she can design herself. It comes with markers and stencils and the designs wipe off so she can draw on it again and again.

12. STEM Games

Educational toys for 8 year old girls

STEM Games – Educational toys for 8 year old girls

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STEM games and puzzles teach logic and strategy making them great educational gift ideas for an 8 year old girl. 

She also may like Gangsta Granny’s Mental Math Games where you compete to solve math problems quickly to win the game. Cards have characters from the Gangsta Granny book series.

13. Outdoor Trampoline

Best presents for an 8 year old girl who likes to stay active

Outdoor Trampoline – Best presents for an 8 year old girl who likes to stay active

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With this fun present for an 8 year old girl in the UK, she can practice gymnastics in a safe environment. Get her a large outdoor trampoline enclosed with a net. Make sure to get one with a ladder to make it easier to get in and out. Trampolines come in several sizes. If you have the space, get one of the larger ones so she can still use it into her teenage years. My neighbor is 13 and when the weather is good, she and her friends are out there bouncing around.

For more outdoor fun get her a set of flying disks. She can throw these back and forth with her friends or with family members. Or carve out some family time, and fly a kite together.

14. Christmas Earrings

Holiday present for an 8 year old girl

Christmas Earrings – Holiday present for an 8 year old girl

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What do 8 year old girls want for Christmas? Like girls of most ages, they like jewelry. Some cute Christmas earrings make a classy present idea for an 8 year old girl.

To add to the festive season, get her a holiday jingle bell bracelet. If she takes good care of her jewelry, you could get her a fancy snowflake necklace.

15. Magic Tricks

Fun presents for a 8 year old girl

Magic Tricks – Fun presents for a 8 year old girl

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I remember entertaining family guests by doing magic as a child. My father’s cousin would do magic tricks when we visited him, and sometimes he would let me be his assistant. With Harry Potter came a renewed interest in magic for a new generation. So a magic kit makes a great gift for an eight year old girl or boy. My children never perfected the tricks but always had fun trying.

If you want something more tech minded, try a Harry Potter coding kit. She can learn to code and create her own wand to do magic. Also get her a magic notebook to record her spells.

16. Perfume Kit

Fun gift ideas for 8 year old girls

Perfume Kit – Fun gift ideas for 8 year old girls

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What gift is best for an eight year old girl? A perfume kit, of course. She can create fun scents with her friends. When I was a child we tried to mix perfumes by stirring together bits of flowers with water. After a week you just had a jar of moldy flowers. This is much better!

You can also get her a Jelli Rez Super Glitter Set or a Jelli Rez Style Me Pack to make cool accessories for her and her friends.

17. Custom Trainers

Best presents for an 8 year old girl in the UK

Custom Trainers – Best presents for an 8 year old girl in the UK

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Looking for a luxury gift for an 8 year old girl in the UK? Get her hand painted professionally made Custom Air Force 1 Nike trainers. Sizes are available from toddler up through adult. You can get some too!

Does she like something a bit more sparkly? Get her Bling Customized Pretty in Pink Converse. If she is creative she may want to choose her own colors, decide where they are placed, and have her name painted on a Design your own custom Nike.

18. Family Game Night

Best presents for an 8 year old girl the whole family will love

Family Game Night – Best presents for an 8 year old girl the whole family will love

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Time for some new games for family game night. These gifts for 8 year old girls are fun for the whole family.

For a new twist on an old classic, try Disney Villains Monopoly or Roald Dahl Monopoly where girls can visit their favorite places from the book series and invest in the chocolate factory.

19. Brain Teaser Puzzles

Toys for 8 year old girls that will exercise their minds

Brain Teaser Puzzles – Toys for 8 year old girls that will exercise their minds

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We have all known about the Rubik’s Cube from the 1980s. My family always laughs about the holiday photos we took one Christmas. Everyone was so enthralled with doing some sort of brain teaser that nobody even noticed the picture being taken. Well now there are lots more brain teaser puzzles for this new generation. These cool gifts for 8 year old girls will provide hours of addictive fun for the whole family. Even if nobody can solve the puzzles, it doesn’t matter. The fun is in the trying.

For those that prefer more traditional puzzles, a 200 piece jigsaw puzzle is an age appropriate toy for 8 year old girls. You could even try a Harry Potter Knight Bus 3D puzzle.

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Donna Emperador
Donna Emperador

I am an experienced freelance writer and travel blogger who loves discovering new and interesting things. During holidays, I love searching out perfect gifts for friends and family members, and I am happy that now I get to share my findings with you as well!

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