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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!

Good choice

I bought a voucher, which was well receivedby my grandson. So I cannot review any products.

Lyn 21 Apr 2024

Good despatch timeline & good items.

Swift delivery. Items were all good. Pretty sure my grand-daughter will love the measuring tape with fun facts the most. And hopefully she'll stop nicking my tape...

Derek Love 21 Apr 2024

Excellent

Irene Nakach 21 Apr 2024

Wicked Uncle is wicked!

A fast efficient service. The article I bought was just as advertised and excellent value for money.

Recent Customer 21 Apr 2024

Perfect for grand kids

Easy to use website, used this company several times for age related gifts for my grand kids. Quick delivery and kids delighted with presents

Fred 20 Apr 2024

5yr old great present.

I needed a present for 5yr old birthday. He loves puzzles. Found a 3d universe planet puzzle. Oh my. He absolutely loved it. Perfect present. Greatprice. Fast delivery. Updates spot on. Child loved it.

Recent Customer 20 Apr 2024

Good quality and reasonable prices

Excellent service and would highly recommend, easy to order, quick efficient delivery, had numerous orders, lovely products and many to choose from, always been extremelyhappy with anything I have ordered

Linda Durrant 20 Apr 2024

Fab gift

Easy site to navigate and quick delivery

michelle maclean 20 Apr 2024

Highly Recommend

Good quality, plenty of choice and great delivery .

Recent Customer 20 Apr 2024

Extremely pleased with the fast and efficient service

Recent Customer 20 Apr 2024

Good ideas

Good ideas, product delivered promptly.

Paul Reed 19 Apr 2024

Slimy slugs

Fast delivery. My Grandson loves his slimy slugs!

Recent Customer 19 Apr 2024
SARAH TOWNSHEND CRAWFORD 19 Apr 2024

Guitar

Quick delivery and item came up to expectations

Recent Customer 19 Apr 2024

Excellent gifts and delivery

Brilliant- absolutely love the range of gifts and the wrapping service is just what I needed. The order was delivered on time for my god daughter’sbirthday even though I had left it a bit late and ordered on a Friday for a Saturday delivery. Very cute and appealing range of wrapping paper too.

Recent Customer 19 Apr 2024

Excellent present, easy ordering and prompt delivery

Great present suggestion for 7 year old granddaughter's birthday, and on time delivery

Recent Customer 19 Apr 2024
Levi Hilton 19 Apr 2024

good service

Very good service and prompt delivery. The only objection was you didn't inform me about the delivery, and I had to ask the recipient.

Recent Customer 18 Apr 2024

OK products, but too expensive

I bought two different books and found them to both be overpriced for what they were. One was very thin and had very few pages,the other was a scratch and sniff book, however the smells were barely noticeable. They were decent quality products, but with weak smells and only a few pages to browse through they both got very little use and weren't worth the money.

J Brown 18 Apr 2024

Excellent all round service and goods.

Recent Customer 18 Apr 2024

Wide selection of product, Nice prices

Accurate product description, fast delivery. The site has a wide variety of goods, where you can find the right gift for every age group. I recommend it to everyone.

Balazs Kenyeres 18 Apr 2024
Recent Customer 18 Apr 2024

Quirky fun.

Excellent, you have some very quirky items. My 3 year old great niece loves the 2 games I sent her.

Recent Customer 18 Apr 2024
Barbara Burford 18 Apr 2024

Love it!

Fast delivery. Age appropriate gift. Fun jokes!

Mrs Jennifer Parsons 17 Apr 2024

Efficient service

Always very prompt. I have never known a parcel fail to arrive in good time.

Rosalind Nockles 17 Apr 2024

I will continue using them.

Very polite and Professional.

Recent Customer 17 Apr 2024

Great service

Great products - was lovely to have gift wrap service and hand written card. I live overseas so having a personal gift to send was amazing

Angela Liversage 17 Apr 2024

Order to delivery in less than 24 hours. Well packed.

The time from order to delivery was less than 24 hours. The items were packed really well. Website easy touse and order process was good.

Recent Customer 17 Apr 2024

Delivery on time no problems

All good

Recent Customer 17 Apr 2024