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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!

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Recent Customer 10 Jul 2024

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My niece loved everything. You make it so, so easy to shop for kids. Your prices are in line too. I love that you will wrap gifts,letting pick out the paper, and allowing me to also pick out a card adding a personal message. I’ve told so many people about you - the ones who shop for children anyway.

Meg Donovan 10 Jul 2024

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Recent Customer 10 Jul 2024

I’ll be back

Easy convenient and loved the packaging

Recent Customer 10 Jul 2024

Very Helpful Toy Company

Very helpful in making a change to an order before shipping.

Recent Customer 10 Jul 2024

Arrived very timely As it was a gift can’t say more

Recent Customer 9 Jul 2024

Expertly curated selection

I love this company. The toys etc are expertly curated and I can always find something a little bit different than the average toy. Most recently, I hadto return an item and the sales team was on it and made the return process so easy. Thanks to our Wicked Uncle!

Recent Customer 9 Jul 2024

As a first time customer, I am pleased with the two products I ordered, that were delivered on time.

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Recent Customer 8 Jul 2024

Excellent

Smooth process from placing the order to the recipient getting it on time .

Roderick koepp 8 Jul 2024

Love the variety and unique choices

Convenient and great selection of unique toys and games

Recent Customer 8 Jul 2024

Easy as Pie

I have continuously used Wicked Uncle because the website is really easy to use. It is very helpful with its age appropriate suggestions. Your package arrives promptlywith everything included. I have never been disappointed and I have used it a lot since I am awaiting the birth of my ninth great grandchild. I love Wicked Uncle.

Recent Customer 8 Jul 2024

this is a very good place to order. I have ordered here several times.

Fast and well packaged. I am very pleased I ordered multiple gifts. They were all just as described.

Recent Customer 8 Jul 2024

Great Company

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Recent Customer 8 Jul 2024

Birthday gift for granddaughter

Always reminds me of my grandkids birthdays along with an array of age appropriate gifts. I take advantage of their gift wrap and card options. Love this service!!

Recent Customer 7 Jul 2024

Excellent products

Recent Customer 6 Jul 2024

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Wicked Uncle had a great selection of toys and games that I didn’t see elsewhere. The ease of ordering and delivery was great!

Recent Customer 6 Jul 2024

All good here

Recent Customer 6 Jul 2024

Happy with products purchased. Customer service was excellent.

Mary Jo Doering 6 Jul 2024

Good company

Packages always in perfect shape and quality items. Never a long wait

Recent Customer 5 Jul 2024

STEM toys

I like the STEM qualities of the toys and games for kids of all ages.

Recent Customer 5 Jul 2024

The online choices, by sex and age, really help me to get a nice gift my grandchild will like. The wraps, saved addresses, and delivery options combine for an overall really good experience.

Robert L Graham 4 Jul 2024

Products and service are superb

Responses are very prompt and helpful. Gifts delivered quickly. Very fun, clever products and live that the emails with suggested products come to you intime to order a birthday present that is age appropriate.

Recent Customer 4 Jul 2024

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Recent Customer 4 Jul 2024

I love my Wicked Uncle!

Wicked Uncle has become my "go to" for gifts for my grandkids, most of which are boys! They LOVE everything they receive from Wicked Uncle.And, the customer service is probably the very best I have every seen. Amazing company!

Recent Customer 3 Jul 2024

Couldn’t ask for a better shopping experience.. 1st place to look for gifts

Prompt delivery, as expecred. Excellent choice of diverse gifts has for years has been my experience. Ialways buy the next year above the actual child’s age, and it’s always appreciated.

Recent Customer 3 Jul 2024

Great way to stay up on Birthdays

With 7 grans WU has kept me up to date on Birthdays with interesting and fun gifts. Thank you!

Gary Rhodes 3 Jul 2024