Gift Ideas for 8-Year-Old Boys


Eight-year-old boys are growing rapidly both physically and mentally. They enjoy playing with friends, participating in clubs and activities, and getting out and about in the world around them. Eight-year-old boys are also susceptible to the growing popularity of video and computer games, which can easily steal hours out of their day. Gifts for an eight-year-old boy should encourage their growing interest in new activities while providing toys that will get them out of the house, allowing them to be active.

Radio Controlled Vehicles

  • Radio-controlled vehicles can come in the form of cars, motorcycles and helicopters. Using a handheld remote control, boys can play with their vehicles both indoors and outdoors, space permitting. Children interested in vehicles of any kind can enjoy playing with these remote-controlled toys, and they provide an escape from driving video games that many parents will welcome. Various models of RC vehicles can be found in toy stores or online at sites such as and

Spy Gear

  • Child-sized spy gear is great for boys who are fans of spy movies. Items such as toy night-vision goggles, walkie-talkies and digital cameras can be presented individually or together in a "spy kit." Young spies can then get together with their friends using the walkie-talkies to communicate throughout their mission. Set up a mystery for the birthday boy to solve using his new toys--provide the first clue along with the spy tools.

Power Wheels

  • Power Wheels are another popular toy for 8-year-old boys who love to play at driving. These toys give children the experience of driving using a vehicle designed specifically for them. Power Wheels come in a variety of themes including a Hummer, a Ford Mustang, and Lightning McQueen from Disney-Pixar's "Cars." These vehicles run off of a rechargeable battery, making them an environmentally friendly toy.

Wall Mounts

  • A giant wall sticker in the shape of the 8-year-old boy's favorite superhero or sports star can be used to brighten up his room. This can be especially useful for boys who feel they are quickly outgrowing the previous theme of their room, as many boys of this age do. A large figure of Batman or Spiderman can quickly give the room a new look without an extensive makeover. A wide selection of wall mounts can be found at in the form of athletes, celebrities, and various comic book and movie characters.


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