The Best Christmas Toys for 8-Year-Old Girls

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The smile on the face of an 8-year-old girl as she opens a present on Christmas morning is a priceless sight. To bring out that smile, you want to find a gift that's perfect for your special little girl. Knowing her interests, as well as her gifts and talents can guide you in making your purchase. This is not a gift you want to rush out and buy. Take your time to pick the right gift, and you will have the reward of seeing that smile on Christmas morning.

Books

  • Reading opens new and exciting worlds for little girls. A girl who enjoys books can form vivid pictures in her imagination as she learns. If the 8-year-old in your life is a bookworm, a gift of books can be ideal. You could also buy her a bookstore gift card, allowing her to choose the exact books she wants to read. Another option is a book club subscription. She will receive a new book every month.

Art Supplies

  • Art supplies can be the best gift for an 8-year-old budding artist. If you know her preferred medium, purchase specific items that relate. For example, if she loves to paint, get her an easel or a new set of paints. If she enjoys all types of art and creating, it's hard to go wrong with some type of craft kit.

Sports Gifts

  • If you're looking for a Christmas gift for an 8-year-old girl who can't get enough of a certain sport, the best gift could be a new ball or piece of sports equipment. You could also find a toy or game with a sports theme. If your budget is ample, you could offer to send her to a sports camp during the summer.

For Someone You Don't Know

  • During the Christmas season, many people give to those who are less fortunate through donation programs in which the giver knows only the age and sex of the recipient. If you are in this situation and need to find a gift for an 8-year-old girl, it's best to create a balance. She may be in desperate need of new clothes, but find a toy to go along with the clothing so she can have the fun of being a kid on Christmas morning. Because you don't have a personal association with the little girl, it's best to stick with a toy that most kids her age would enjoy. Opt for classic toys like board games, jump ropes, stuffed animals and dolls. If possible, take a little girl you know shopping with you to help with the purchase.

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