Best Christmas Gifts For 8 Year Old Girls 2018
When searching for the best Christmas gifts for 8 year old girls, it’s easy to get carried away because of all the options available. There are just too many cute toys to give to girls, and especially in this day and age when technology has changed the landscape, it could sometimes be a difficult task as well.
Here are our pick of some of the Best Christmas Gifts For 8 Year Old Girls in 2018.
Shopkins Season 5 Mega Pack
When Shopkins toys were first introduced by Moose Toys, so many girls went gaga over them. Basically, Shopkins toys come in sets and the characters are basically what you can find in a grocery store.
These small rubber food pieces are the characters, and kids love collecting, sharing, and trading them with each other.
Little girls especially love collecting these little Shopkins, as they come with beautiful finishes of clear, glitter, or metallic. The categories or classifications of these Shopkins include Pantry, Sweets, Bakery, Fruit and Vegetables, Party Food, Dairy, Health/Beauty, Frozen, and of course, Limited Edition.
Four ‘seasons’ of Shopkins toys have already been introduced, so a great gift to give out is the latest Season 5 mega pack, which comes with 20 Shopkins and 4 backpacks. If the girl you’re giving it to is a Shopkins fan, she will surely go gaga over this one.
Barbie Careers Game Developer Doll
Almost every girl goes knows who Barbie is, and goes through a Barbie doll phase. Barbie is one of the most iconic toys that has really lasted the test of time, and girls of all ages and time periods have had their version of the Barbie doll. Through the years, Barbie has also evolved to cater to different tastes and represent the varied roles that girls and women now have in society.
Barbie Careers has an entire line of Barbie doll with different careers, and one popular version of Barbie that you could get your 8 or 9-year-old is the Game Developer doll. Being a game developer is the career of the year, as technology takes center stage and more and more people go into the tech profession.
Game Developer Barbie has a really cool fashion sense, with denim pants, white sneakers, a graphic t-shirt, and a green shirt jacket.
Aside from her unique and really chill outfit, Game Developer Barbie has red hair and matching glasses to complete her techie look. The doll also comes with a laptop, a tablet, and a headset, so whoever’s playing with her can really imagine what it’s like to be in this challenging and exciting profession.
Like the classic Barbie, this doll measures 2.4 x 5.5 x 12.8 inches and weighs 0.8 ounces. But this Barbie is definitely one-of-a-kind and doesn’t look like the other Barbie dolls that most are used to. If the girl likes dolls, then this truly is one of the best Christmas gifts for 8 year old girls.
Trivial Pursuit World of Harry Potter
The Harry Potter books and movies have captured the imagination of the young and young at heart. Even the toy industry has been transformed by this world of magic and wizardry, and you’ll find all sorts of toys with the Harry Potter theme.
For girls aged 8 or 9 who love board games and toys that challenge their minds, Trivial Pursuit meets Harry Potter is a perfect gift to give, if they’re Harry Potter fanatics of course.
This version of Trivial Pursuit contains 600 questions that are based on the Harry Potter movies. To win the game, you have to be able to answer 12 questions correctly. These 600 questions vary in terms of difficulty, but they’re questions that will really test one’s Harry Potter knowledge.
Even expert wizards (and older kids!) will be challenged by this game, which comes with 6 trivia categories: Hogwarts, The Dark Arts, Magical Spells & Potions, Magical People and Animals, Magical Objects, and Magical Creatures.
The board game has the product dimensions of 4 x 5.2 x 6 inches and weighs 13.6 ounces. It’s quite portable and easy to bring around. It’s a trivia game that can be played on the go, because it has a portable wedge holder.
This means that whether you’re at home, away on a holiday, or in the car, you can play this game. It’s the perfect gift for girls who are Harry Potter fans, and the entire family can enjoy it with her.
LEGO Friends Heartlake Cupcake Café 41119
LEGO appeals to girls and boys alike, no matter how old you are. Even if it has been around for quite a while, LEGO has managed to make itself relevant to the changing times, adapting to new trends and to the changing tastes of kids.
A great gift option to little girls is the LEGO Friends Heartlake Cupcake Café, which features a cupcake café that has an opening door to a bakery and shop area.
Measuring 3” high, 11” wide, and 4” deep, this cupcake café comes complete with equipment (e.g. oven with tray, coffee machine, sofa, cash register, rotating window display) and baking accessories (e.g. baking tray, revolving display, cups, cake stands), so it’s a really great toy.
Little girls will love it because it allows them to imagine actually manning a café, and they can do this with the mini-doll figures Stephanie and Noemi. It even comes with a cat!
The detail in this cupcake café is amazing, and there are so many tiny items that just make you look in awe. Because it’s a LEGO set, it will be fun building this cupcake café from scratch.
After all, a big part of LEGO’s magic is in the satisfaction of building something that looks so complicated by using a lot of mini LEGO blocks. So from the onset of setting up the Heartlake Café, it will already be an enjoyable experience.
Finding Dory Plush Toy
When Finding Nemo came out years ago, it captured the hearts of many, children and adults alike. While Nemo is arguably the star of the film, Dory is an unforgettable (albeit forgetful) character that really stole the show.
Because this character is so lovable, they actually made Dory the star of her own sequel – Finding Dory, bringing her charm to an entirely new generation of audiences.
This Finding Dory mini plush toy is a great gift to little girls, especially because the film is bound to enjoy the same blockbuster following and love from fans of all ages. Measuring only 6.8” x 2.8” x 4.5” and weighing only 1.6 ounces, it’s a great mini plush toy that can be brought practically anywhere, as it doesn’t really take up much space.
It’s made of high quality plush material so it’s really soft to the touch and safe to play with. More importantly, when you look at its design, you really see the authenticity because it follows all the details of Dory in the film.
If you want to take it a step further, you can choose not to stop with just Dory but also give this plush toy along with the other characters, which are sold separately. Aside from Dory, you can also get mini plush versions of Nemo, Bailey, Destiny, and Hank. If you want, you can even get the entire set so that the entire Finding Dory gang is there.
Disney rarely seems to get it wrong nowadays with their animated movies. Being that this is also a sequal to the very successful Finding Nemo, you can be sure these cute Finding Dory plush toys are one of best Christmas gifts for 8 year old girls.
Marvel Legends X-Men Phoenix
Who says superheroes are just for boys? While most superheroes are male, girls too can kick ass and save the world from its enemies.
Marvel in particular has come up with some pretty amazing female superheroes that little girls can look up to.
The recent blockbuster movies that Marvel released have made superheroes “in” again, making the X-Men immensely popular, not just with comic book fans but with kids from all over the world.
A great option for a girl that’s 8-9 years old is this 6-inch figure of Phoenix or Jean Grey. Out of all the female X-Men, Jean Grey is perhaps one of the most powerful, especially when she’s in Phoenix mode. Telepathy, telekinesis, and psionic force are some of her most notable abilities.
Measuring 2.5 x 6 x 10.5 inches and weighing only 8.8 ounces, this Phoenix figure is light enough and small enough to bring just about anywhere.
Aside from the figure itself, this purchase also comes with Build a Figure part (Juggernaut). You can put this together with other build-a-figure pieces if you buy the other characters from the Marvel 6-inch Legends Series.
Another option for girls is Kitty Pryde, although who says girls can’t play with characters like Iceman, Havok, and Cable?
Monster High Monstrous Rivals
When picking gifts for girls, dolls are a given. But dolls come in different shapes and sizes, and not all are as appealing and popular as others. There are some dolls are adapted from popular characters that can be found in series and movies like Monster High.
Because of this, you can now get this unique 2-pack Welcome to Monster High Monstrous Rivals as a gift.
Basically, you get not just one but two ‘monstrous’ dolls from the Monster High story Dance the Fright Away. The dolls are the two monstrous rivals from the movie, Draculaura and Moanica. Each doll measures 2.5 x 11 x 12.8 inches and 1.1 pounds. Both of them are dressed in their signature outfits as seen in the film, complete with matching accessories.
The details in the outfits and hairstyles of the characters are fantastic. Draculaura, Dracula’s daughter, comes in a dress that has a pink-and-black bat print, and completing this outfit is a pair of black boots and a clutch that has a fang/lip design.
Moanica is the daughter of Zombies and she comes with denim pants, a top with a bone-print, and a distressed acid vest. Her accessories include a pink brain for a purse and matching pink shoes.
Girls Love Monster High
This 2-pack doll set is great because it’s Monster High – it’s hugely popular, and has been relaunched. It’s also spawned a movie. And this toy is good because there are 2 dolls to play with in the pack. But there are other related dolls that you can get in addition to this, such as the Monster High Great Scarrier Reef Peri & Pearl Serpintine Doll, the Great Scarrier Reef Down Under Ghouls Posea Reef Doll, and the Sweet 1600 Clawdeen Wolf Doll.
You can be sure that the Monster High Monstrous Rivals is one of the best Christmas gifts for 8 year old girls.
Pawliss Emoji Mini Stuffed Plush Toy Emoticon Throw
It’s almost a given that girls love stuffed toys. In fact, some girls have entire collections of stuffed plush toys – from animals to all kinds of characters. A stuffed toy is almost a default gift when the recipient is a girl that’s 8 or 9 years of age. But even with something as a plush toy, you can still pick a gift that’s unique – this set of stuffed emojis.
Made of durable material that’s 100% non-toxic and safe, these mini plush toys are super soft and extremely cute. Each emoticon or emoji plush toy is 4 inches or 10 centimeters in diameter and weighs 7.2 ounces. Each toy has product dimensions of 12 x 10 x 0.5 inches.
Because this is a set of 9, whoever’s playing with it can choose from 9 unique emoticons or emojis. The ones in this set are the really familiar and recognizable ones, such as the smiley, the laughing, the laughing-crying, the one with heart-shaped eyes, the one that’s winking and sticking its tongue out, and the one with sunglasses.
In this digital world where social media and messenger apps are really hot, plush toys shaped as emojis is not just unique, it’s relevant. Girls of all ages will surely love receiving this gift.
Dreampark Set of 6 Magic Speed Cube Pyraminx, Megaminx, Oblique, Mastermorphix, Square-1 SQ1 and Magic Snake Yellow and White Twisty Toy Puzzle
Some girls love dolls and all things dainty and girly. Some girls prefer solving puzzles and being challenged intellectually. There are many kinds of puzzles and educational toys that you can get. Some of those that really stand out.
The Rubik’s Cube has become iconic, so an alternate or similar style of the puzzle is always welcome.
This Dreampark set of 6 magic speed cubes is really a unique gift set that will surely be appreciated. Its one of the best Christmas gifts for 8 year old girls that like intellectual stimulation.
Made from eco-friendly ABS material, these cubes are not harmful to the environment, They are not toxic or poisonous for humans. The material is also really lightweight and durable, with really fast and smooth cornering.
Whoever’s trying to solve the puzzle can do so with speed and precision, thanks to the design of the corners.
Basically, what you get in this amazing set are 6 irregularly shaped cubes that are all challenging and unique. They’re perhaps unlike any other puzzle cube that you have encountered before. You get:
- 1 Pyraminx Magic Cube
- 1 Megaminx Magic Cube
- 1 Oblique Twist Magic Cube
- 1 Mastermorphix Magic Cube
- 1 Square-1 SQ1 Magic Cube
- 1 Snake Yellow and White Twisty Toy Puzzle.
Great For Sharing With The Family Too
What’s great about getting this toy as a gift is that it can be shared to family and friends. Practically everyone can have a go at trying to solve these magic speed cubes.
When it comes to picking toys, the options are clearly as varied as the personalities that little girls come with. One simply cannot assume that all girls love dolls, for instance. Others would appreciate stuffed toys, while another will be happier with a puzzle or a board game.
The good news is that you have so many toys to pick from and these are all great options. Just make sure that whoever you’re giving it to will truly appreciate it and have fun with it. At the end of the day that’s what good toys are for.
Thanks for checking out our selection of the Best Christmas Gifts For 8 Year Old Girls 2018. This is of course a small handful of option.
For more ideas, you can also look at the next age group down or up for both boys and girls. Yes you can look at the boys categories too – most featured toys are unisex.
You can also look at previous editions of this Best Christmas Gifts For 8 Year Old Girls page. Many popular toys from earlier years still remain popular and on sale.