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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!

Ditto

I bought the Ditto robot for my grandson who just turned 7. He absolutely loved it and Ditto’s laugh made us all laugh. Ditto is a clever and originaltoy. Plus it came with an extra set of batteries which was helpful. Very fun!

EC 17 Jun 2024

Great service

Website easy to find appropriate items. Timely notifications re shipping

Recent Customer 17 Jun 2024

Birthday present

Order promptly filled and mailed.

Recent Customer 17 Jun 2024

Repeat Orderer

I've purchased gifts 2 times and I am about to purchase 2 more times as I have upcoming kids birthdays. They have a good selection of gifts, siteis easy to order from and they have timely delivery.

Recent Customer 17 Jun 2024

Juli's great!

When the package was damaged in transit, Juli was great. As soon as I called, the items were immediately reshipped, no questions asked. I sent her a verypositive email at the time. Hopefully, she passed it along to management!

Recent Customer 16 Jun 2024

Easy to navigate the site and order.

Recent Customer 16 Jun 2024

Very pleased with price, product and timely delivery.

Recent Customer 16 Jun 2024

Great products

Prompt and good service, great products!

Recent Customer 16 Jun 2024

Excellent service

Quick delivery, items well wrapped in packaging to prevent breakage

Recent Customer 15 Jun 2024
Recent Customer 15 Jun 2024

Fun toys great service

Wonderful unusual fun gifts and excellent customer service

Recent Customer 15 Jun 2024

A great buy

A great source for creative gifts.

Thomas Collins 15 Jun 2024
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J T Davis 15 Jun 2024

Great

Fast delivery. Very pleased with product

Recent Customer 14 Jun 2024

Good experience

Shipping was fast and came with good updates. My toy arrived in perfect shape.

Andy S 14 Jun 2024

Great shopping experience

It is always a good experience shopping on this site. My only complaint would be the shipping charges - too high!

Elizabeth Pascucci 14 Jun 2024

Good selection of toys

Fred Hopenwasser 13 Jun 2024

The service at Wicked Uncle is so fast and so satisfying, that I have told my daughter and her friends to check out the website. Delivery is so quick. Asa grandmother, I always look for unusual things for my kiddies. I think they have very clever things to offer! I have never had a problem with this company, and I plan on ordering from them again!

Jill Felsenstein 12 Jun 2024
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Recent Customer 11 Jun 2024

great selection! Easy to find gifts based on age and gender.

Patricia Ritacco 11 Jun 2024

Gift wrapping and personalized note

Recent Customer 11 Jun 2024
Sheri Weber 11 Jun 2024

Wonderful !

Great items at reasonable prices! Great communication & fast shipping! Great company for children's gifts!!

Recent Customer 11 Jun 2024

on time

Richard Gill 10 Jun 2024

Our Go To Place for Kids Gifts

Easy to browse website. Incredible inventory of fun and unusual gifts for kids. We have sent Wicked Uncle gifts to nieces and nephewsand they always love the gifts and post them on social media. Prices are competitive with other sites. Delivery is reliable. This is our go to place now for sending gifts for kids.

Auntie 10 Jun 2024

Perfect for Wicked Uncles everywhere!

Great gifts for my neice & nephew bday, from this Wicked Uncle. Sick deal with the gift wrap!!! Will be back.

Nate B 10 Jun 2024

I purchased a “skip it” type of toy that broke in the first five minutes of use. I contacted Wicked Uncle and they promptly issued a refund for the brokentoy. That is what I call excellent customer service.

susan exum 10 Jun 2024

Unique gifts for kids.

The website was easy to browse. I found a great gift and my grandson loved it. The framed thank you card for the recipient to send was nice surprise.

Amy Shockley 9 Jun 2024