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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!

Unique gift

Great product at a great price. A unique gift and quick delivery.

Brenda Rash 29 May 2024

Prompt Good quality

Recent Customer 29 May 2024

Unique gifts

Good, but no5 the fastest.

Pat Dryer 29 May 2024

10 out of 10 Fast Service

It was surprisingly fast! I ordered things for my friends on a monday and they received it on a thursday!

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Michael Keelean 27 May 2024

Recommend

Quick and reliable. I have already recommended it to my family. You have the perfect gifts.

Recent Customer 27 May 2024

The very best

They are the gold standard in children's toys.

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Diane Stilwell 26 May 2024

Good selection and got the present on time.

Recent Customer 25 May 2024

Excellent customer service

Wicked Uncle checked delivery status for me to make sure my gift was delivered. Follow up emails were greatly appreciated!

Recent Customer 24 May 2024

Help with grandkids' birthdays

The gift ideas are very helpful to a grandfather who lacks the day to day contact with kids and knowledge of their interests. Ordering was easy, shipmentprompt. I am a regular visitor to Wicked Uncle at birthday time.

Recent Customer 24 May 2024
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Recent Customer 24 May 2024
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