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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best gifts for eight year old boys?

Eight year old boys are looking to conquer their next challenge and gifts that help them take their next adventure, expand their horizons, and push boundaries. Whether going exploring with a metal detector, practicing their aim with a target practice game, or building and flying a glider, the best gifts are ones that encourage their imagination, adventuring, and fun. 

What are the best birthday presents for an 8 year old boy?

Having tested hundreds of toys, games, gifts, and stuff, we know the best gifts for an 8th birthday include fun but active things like the night goggles, things that fly light our gliders or flying saucer, or things that challenge the mind like our many puzzles.

What is a typical 8 year old boy like

Eight year old boys are complex creatures: they're starting to look like 'big kids', but they're still losing baby teeth! At this age, boys thrive in larger social groups. Their play often involves elaborate games with ongoing storylines, usually with rotating leaders and everyone working together towards a common goal. Sometimes it's re-enacting characters and events from a popular show, and other times it's more low-tech: in the playground economy, how many shiny rocks is a grasshopper worth? It only works if everyone agrees! 

For eight year olds, their peers are more important than ever before. At this age, he'll want to get involved with clubs, teams, and after-school activities. Groups like Scouts or 4H provide a 'mini society' he can visit and experiment with, while still maintaining the safety net of a supportive family back home. 
This is also the age of first sleepovers! Sleepovers are exciting, although some boys may secretly be nervous to spend a night away from home. Guarantee a great sleepover experience for every kid with fun activities like DIY slime, board games, and building sets.

Eight is also an important age because it marks the start of their metacognitive development (the ability to reflect on their thoughts). Eight year old boys are slowly growing out of the black-and-white thinking patterns of younger children, and developing more complex thoughts about their inner selves and abilities. Instead of "I'm bad at soccer!", he can now reason "I'm not very good at scoring goals because I can't kick very far, but I can practice it and get better!" Help build his resilience in the face of obstacles. Whether he's interested in art, sports, or books, encourage him to try new things and tackle tough challenges - and be ready with praise when he does!

Recent Customer 24 May 2024

More fun with coloring

Bought an interactive coloring book for my granddaughter’s 10th birthday. She loves it! Provides a new way to experience coloring by asking them to draw partsof the picture themselves! Great shipping - arrived on time!!

Shari Ross 24 May 2024

Gifting ready

Items always arrive in *perfect* condition even the giftwrapped items. It's a fun web place to get neat toys and gifts for kiddos. Recently ordered gifts for abutterfly themed birthday party and the butterfly themed gifts and gift wrapping were perfectly gifting-ready.

Recent Customer 24 May 2024
Matt Peretin 23 May 2024

Great ideas combined with fast service.

Recent Customer 23 May 2024

Great service

Shipped quickly. It was nice to have the items right away. Had them gift wrapped and they did an excellent job. In hindsight, I should not have madethat choice so I could put the batteries in the items! I'm not unwrapping them. I'm looking forward to when she turns five so I can come back here again. Definitely Christmas!

Recent Customer 23 May 2024

I love the variety of items offered and sorted by age and gender! That is helpful to this grandma.

Sheryl Henley 22 May 2024

Boy not ready for this toy

I bought for 8 yr old boy and he looked at it and said I prefer games that I can play with others However hisdad and his grandpa had a lot of fun with it Guess he was too young and too active to settle down and study it His dad was glad to take home though.

Recent Customer 22 May 2024

unusual gifts

never disappointed in service or quality

Recent Customer 22 May 2024

Love that Wicked Uncle!

Wicked Uncle has become our go-to fun shop. Interesting and unusual toys and games that don't break the bank. We'll be back to purchase some more!

Natalie M Kravchuk 22 May 2024

Makes it easier to shop for young ones by having pages of items that are all good gift ideas.

Recent Customer 20 May 2024

Quality items, quick service and shipping.

Recent Customer 20 May 2024

order process easy

Recent Customer 20 May 2024
Recent Customer 20 May 2024
Recent Customer 20 May 2024

Great all the way around!

Everything about my experience was exceptional! The items I received exceeded my expectations in both quality and design. The attention to detail was remarkable, andeach product was exactly as described. The processing of my order was impressively swift, and the shipping was incredibly fast, ensuring that I received my items much sooner than anticipated. I am thoroughly satisfied with the service and products from Wicked Uncle, and I look forward to purchasing from them again in the future.

Joe M 19 May 2024
Recent Customer 19 May 2024

Best place to buy children's birthday gifts!

Quick and accurate service. And, what fun gifts! My grandsons loved them so much, I ordered more of some of the items!

Lisa Hilberg 18 May 2024

Great

Excellent. The toy selection is great and the grouping by gender and age group assists in making purchase decisions. Getting the gifts wrapped and direct shipping to my grandson was the perfect touch.

Recent Customer 18 May 2024
Joanna Goldman 18 May 2024

Great Products, Great Service

I Googled Cool Presents for My Niece, and this was the first result that looked interesting. I didn't hurt that I'm a also a Wicked Uncle.I was stoked that there was such a great selection and that most (if not all?) WASN'T Made in China. I found a few great gifts AND they gift wrap (it's cool wrap no less) AND you can add a hand-written card. Well worth the extra ten bucks or so when your shipping out of state. My niece LOVED her gifts and I got compliments on the gift wrap and everyone was happy. All for under $100. Thank you Wicked Uncle! I will be using your services going forward for all my kid gift needs.

Frenchy702 18 May 2024

Great Toy Source!

Wicked Uncle is a great go-to source for what kids like. Fast delivery! And need a card? Need gift wrap? You got it. That's service! And thereminders of what's cool to kids, helps me spoil my grand-kiddos! Service is alive and well at Wicked Uncle!!!!

Genie 17 May 2024

A hit!!

This was my Grandson's favorite gift and he gets a lot of gifts!

Carol Crown 17 May 2024

good service

easy to search and confirm for age appropriate items. Shipping was timely and well communicated.

Recent Customer 17 May 2024
Gregory Shaw 17 May 2024

5-stars

Pleasantly surprised.

Lisa Dawnn 17 May 2024
Recent Customer 16 May 2024

Great Company!

Excellent! Nope

Recent Customer 16 May 2024

Recovered losses!

I needed to find some gifts for my 9 year old grandson's birthday! Wicked Uncle came through with great ideas for his age group. I also needed tohave them delivered the day before his birthday as I am in Mexico and my grandson is in Colorado Springs. I paid for quicker delivery service that was to get it to him by Friday, however it did not get to him until after his birthday! Wicked Uncle not only reimbursed me for the delivery charge, but also gave back some funds for my anxiety! I will certainly;y use Wicked Uncle in the future!!! Very Happy!

Michael J Bobinchuck 15 May 2024
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