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Top Recommendations for the Best Gifts for 8-Year-Old Girls

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As children grow older, their curiosity and interests begin to expand, and this is particularly true when they reach the age of 8. At this stage, girls are eager to explore and learn more about the world around them, making it important to choose the right gifts that will facilitate this. Parents, grandparents, and other gift-givers often find that getting the perfect gifts for 8-year-old girls can be a daunting task. They are no longer a little child, but not yet a teenager, and that in-between age is probably the most difficult when it comes to gift giving. They are also more likely to start to have taste that extends beyond the lasted viral toy that they see on TV.  We understand your concern, which is why we're here to help you make the right choice. In this blog post, we'll be discussing some of the best gifts you can buy an 8-year-old girl, ranging from educational toys to personalized crafts to make their special day even more memorable. So, whether you're shopping for a birthday gift, Christmas, or just a special occasion, keep reading for our top parent gift ideas for the perfect gift for tween girls.  

Choosing the Best Gifts for 8-year-old Girls

They are no longer small children. Eight-year-old children have just begun their earliest childhood. At this stage, they are prepared to go on to something less childlike to something more advanced. Their interest grows more independent and they are ready to undertake challenging tasks. Gifts that encourage logical thinking, independent play, exploration, and play outside are appealing to a growing curiosity for learning more. In addition, young people develop a deeper sense of who they are and how they feel. Read below for some ideas for the best gifts for 8-year-olds.  

Craft and Model Kits to Make and Do

If you're looking for craft gift ideas for 8-year-old girls, Tween to Teen has you covered. Our range of kits offer hours of creative enjoyment to keep kids entertained, while also helping to improve coordination and concentration skills. One popular option is kits to make friendship bracelets, which include all the pieces needed to create beautiful bracelets to share with friends. Or, if your child is more interested in model making or yarn projects, there are kits available to suit those interests as well. With easy-to-follow detailed instructions, these kits are designed to keep kids engaged and ensure the successful completion of the product. It's the perfect way to encourage creativity and have some fun at the same time. 

Bring these stunning prints to life with glitter. The kit includes four sticky-faced printed boards, 6 tubes of glitter sequins, a gadget, a brush for sweeping away loose glitter and step by step instructions. Suitable for ages 8+. 

Who doesn't love a llama? They are so cute and cuddly, and now you can have your own 3D paper puzzle of one! EUGY's Llama puzzle is easy to assemble, made from eco-friendly cardboard, and safe for kids. Plus, it makes a great collectible figure. So why not add a little llama love to your life today? The kit contains full instructions and all the materials needed to build the scale model llama. Suitable for ages 6+. Dimensions 8.00 x 16.00 x 2.50 cm

Let the imagination and creativity run wild with this wooden flower press from IS Gifts. Press favourite flowers and leaves to create wall art, cards and bookmarks.  The press is made from sustainably sourced timber. The kit contains the wooden press, 10 x sheets of white paper and 6 x sheets of corrugate cardboard. Suitable for ages 5+. 

Eight Year Old Room Décor Ideas

When it comes to decorating a room for an eight-year-old girl, it's important to keep it cool yet functional. One item that can serve both purposes is a night light. Not only can it provide comfort for those afraid of the dark, but it can also add a nice touch to the décor. Another fun décor idea for 8-year-olds is to include planters in the room. Not only can they add some greenery, but they also provide an opportunity to teach responsibility as the child cares for the plants. Trinket plates are also a great addition to the room as they provide a place to store and display small items such as jewelry or other keepsakes. Finally, don't forget to add some wall art to really tie the room together and give it a personalized touch. 

Create a great little feature in any room décor with these mini heart-shaped copper wire lights. This 1.0m long light kit consists of red heart-shaped lights in warm white, powered by 2 x AA batteries (not included).  

This little watermelon planter is the perfect quirky gift for anyone who loves plants, or just wants to add a splash of color to their home. It's also a great way to brighten up any space! The miniature size makes it perfect for desks or small areas, and the included drainage hole means you can keep your plant happy and healthy.  

A quirky and fun wall plaque to brighten up any room décor; either hang on the wall or lean on a shelf or side table. This item is made from Dolomite and measures 19.5cm x 14.5cm. 

Games and Novelties

When it comes to gift-giving for 8-year-olds, games and novelties always come to mind as a great option. From a classic card game like Sleeping Queens and viral board games, like Sushi Go, that the whole family can enjoy to more modern options that kids can play with their friends, there's something for everyone. And for girls in particular, novelties like light-up quirky cups, kawaii band-aids, and slinky springs are sure to bring a smile to their faces. Don't be afraid to give the gift of fun and games - it's a practical and enjoyable option that everyone will love! 

Every town has a Crazy Cat Lady. She’s the one who lives in a tiny house full of feral felines. This 13.3 cm tall hard vinyl Crazy Cat Lady Action Figure has a wild look in her eye and comes with six cats, and is presented in an illustrated window box. 

An oldie but a goodie, 'Jacks' is a great fun game that really improves eye-hand coordination. Play solo, or with multiple players, this game comes with 10 metal jacks, a bouncy ball, and a cotton drawstring bag for storage. Age: 5+ 

The game Taco Cat Goats Cheese Pizza is a game as unique as its name. This power-packed quick family-friendly punk party game will make you want to get up off your seat! It's full of fun with high-octane rowdy mayhem that can be played with anywhere between 2 - 8 players. This game is similar to Slap Jack and Irish Snap and is sure to have everyone on their toes waiting for the Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza SNAP! Playing time is between 10 - 30 min and is suitable for kids aged 8+ years.  

Beauty and Bath Products

Looking for a perfect gift for a girl who loves all things cute and fun? Look no further than beauty and bath products! With a wide range of options available, you're sure to find something to suit her taste. From hair and face care products to novelty bath bombs  of different shapes and sizes, to  toiletry storage products, these items are not only practical but also make a great addition to any bathroom. Bath bombs are a particularly popular choice, offering a fun and relaxing way to unwind at the end of the day. So, why not treat her to something special and help her take a little time to pamper herself? 

This is a great little beauty case for the storage of either toiletries or also can be used as a makeup case. The lid has an elastic holder for toothbrushes or makeup brushes, and the bag is fully lined.  Dimensions: 19cm (h) x 21cm (d) x 17cm (w)

Turn your bath into a magical experience with these Unicorn Poop bath bombs.  The bath bombs are raspberry scented and are approximately 3cm in diameter, with 10 bombs in each bag. 

Get your glamour on with these new Mad Beauty glitter face masks. Pink masks are infused with Pomegranate and the gold mask with Coconut Extract. Simply apply to skin, leave dry for 15 mins, and peel from the edges. These great-smelling masks leave skin smooth, fresh and moisturised. 


Many might steer away from jewellery for girls in this age group, but a simply pair of stud earrings or a dainty necklace is sure to be a huge win for any 8 year old girl. Having simple jewellery items also teaches kids responsibility and care of their precious treasures. A great idea to accompany such gifts is a trinket dish, or small jewellery box for storage. Tween to Teen has many different types of studs to choose from, including silver, gold, novelty polymer and wood; all with hypoallergenic posts for sensitive ears.  

What's not to love about these Mixed Donuts Wood Stud Earrings? They come in two delicious flavours, and they're hand-painted with colourful sprinkles.

Add a fun and playful touch to your outfit with these delicious looking donut stud earrings. Made with high-quality materials, these earrings are sure to last and make you look great! Size: 13 x 13mm

Keep precious jewellery safe and sound with the colourful Flourish Blue Jewellery Cube by Tonic Australia. The innovative clear EVA windows allow you to view all items inside without having open each pocket, while also storing rings or stud earrings on the inside of the lid for easy access. Size: 12cm x 12cm x 7xm 

A super cute gold plated sentiment necklace is the perfect gift for any 8-year-old. 


Shopping for an 8 year old girl doesn’t have to be a challenge. With so many gift options from Tween to Tween, you can find the perfect present for your special girl. Whether it’s a tech toy, crafty project, or something stylish for her bedroom, you can’t go wrong with their selection of products. Best of all, you won’t have to worry about sending her something age-appropriate -- Tween to Tween has done that part for you. When looking for the perfect 8 year old gift, start here! Shop here for gifts for 8 year old girls at Tween to Tween Online and make your favorite girl smile hugely on her special day.