8 yr old boys - from stocking fillers to main presents and everything in between(44 Posts)
Looking for some inspiration for presents for an 8 year old boy - like the title says, from stocking fillers to main presents. What are you buying yours?
Lego - yet again
Electronics kit if I can find a good one
DS is 7 but is getting a very specific ( ie expensive!) bike and an electronic drum kit as his main presents.
For smaller presents he's getting a Pokemon t shirt, Pikachu toy, Pokemon guide, Harry Potter things, the illustrated Harry Potter books, probably some Lego, Vans trainers, clothes, a bobble hat that's one of his favourite brands and probably some more books.
Books - new Dav Pilkey one plus the Creature Teacher series
Pyjamas or possibly a onesie
Probably a video game, maybe Minecraft story mode
A cuddly toy, not sure what yet
Minecraft box head
Lego but only a small set as we have a houseful already
Marking my place as I have no idea what to get my 8 year old other than sodding lego (again!)
He just had his birthday and we got him an electronic drum kit, batman lego set, ps3 game, some David Walliams books (which were a real hit) and a lego wall sticker (from amazon, only 7.99 and also a big hit.)
I have one of those! Aren't they the best?!
Star Wars notebook
BFG pencil case
Pens/Other stationery (will put in the pencil case)
Goo that looks like vomit
Eleventy million novelty rubbers - pizza/cake/dinosaurs etc
BFG playing cards
Jurassic World dinosaurs
Crayola pens/colouring pencils/twistables
OMG/TMI/Whatever post it notes
365 things to draw book (or whatever the number is)
Mini metal bookmarks
Small Lego set
Magnet and iron filings
For the main presents we've bought a lot of figures as that's what he mainly plays with. He'd like monster figures so he'll get Frankenstein's Monster, Creature From The Black Lagoon, The Mummy and some others yet to be tracked down.
We've got him some Star Wars play-doh, lots of mini Star Wars space ships/vehicles, and no doubt some other Star Wars stuff will make its way into the pile. Can you sense a theme?
There'll be some board games (Labyrinth and Forbidden Island, probably a few more) but those will be to share. Also need to buy some Schleich figures as they are unfailingly popular - more dinosaurs plus some whales and sharks, I think.
I've no idea where I've stashed my Christmas notebook so can't check what else! But hopefully there's a little bit of inspiration there.
My DS is getting....
Kinect for the Xbox plus a couple of games
Headphones for his tablet
David Walliams books
Guinness world records book
This age by far has been the hardest. He doesn't particularly want anything either.
His birthday is 3 weeks after Christmas as well. For that he is getting a play store voucher, gamers world record book and a snap circuit.
Flop this was a massive hit last year in terms of electronics kits Amazon may not be the best place to buy!!!
OvO there is a Schleich dinosaur advent calendar out
dinosaur advent calendar
DS well be getting a big "grow your own crystals" set and Thunderbirds monopoly
Mine turns 8 yo 2 weeks before Christmas. We struggle to come up with enough ideas for both, and relatives will ask for suggestions.
Kit to make neon friendship bracelets
"Grids, a drawing book for squares"
One of those art boxes with pens/pencils/built in easel
Meet the meercat zoo experience
Pyjamas, jumpers, t-shirts e.g. Lego, Marvel
Electronic drum kit - any tips/recommendations?
Dragonwood (card game)
Will leave the Brightminds catalogue lying around and see what he gets excited about.
He got a "Hot Wires" electronic set by John Adams last year and it was a real hit, easy to experiment with and loads of circuits and bits. He made a lie detector by himself following the instructions.
inthedessert that's great thanks. Always better to go for a recommendation rather than buying blind with things like this!
I have one of these... All he likes is football. Apart from some new keeper gloves & ball and some match Attax cards I'm kind of out of ideas.
I was thinking of FIFA 17, but he still has some birthday money left and I think he'll probably buy it.
Any ideas welcome
Ds1 is 7 but will be 8 in February. He will be getting lego (hulkbuster set), power rangers plesiozord megazord thingy, lego PS4 game. Batman pjs, some small avengers figures, mash'ems, and some other bits I've not got/thought of yet.
Generally anything lego, superheroes or power rangers. He's also asked for a new skateboard (avengers one) that I will ask the grandparents to get
super we have got ours the Jamie Johnson books which are about a boy who becomes a footballer.
Another suggestion would be bean boozled jelly beans. You can get them in a set with a spinner and you basically have to pick a jelly bean and it might taste of lime or it might taste of vomit. Not a bargain but great fun
Has everybody on here seen the Christmas bargain threads in the Christmas section? My phone isn't showing the link but they're very easy to find. And I've already saved a fortune on presents for this year including ds2 (8)
So far he's got (getting!):
Knex roller coaster (£10 instead of £40),
Minions jet Lego model ( albeit made by Mexx but good quality and Lego compatible) (£10 instead of £40)
Light up Lite brick rocket (7.50 instead of £25) and some light up men (again Lego compatible looks lots of fun to have lights in models)
Glow doh - £1.50 instead of £5
And more I can't think of off the top of my head.
So well worth reading the thread!
Ds had a camera last year that he loved - we went for a proper compact but a rugged one with a kids mode as he's a bit cack handed! We got the Nikon s33 which is just being discontinued so there are some good bargains around but the new version also looks nice. It has an animation mode so I got him a little claymation set which he has loved. Think I might upgrade it this year to the stickbot animation set.
Got them for both dc last Christmas- about £4, you put a picture of them in and their scores. You get 4 normal cards and 1 special so they can keep one and put the others into their collection to swap or even just shock/impress his friends with.
I'm struggling for inspiration as well , he's into things like Pokemon, Skylanders , Lego , Disney Marvel Infinity , I think there's a new Skylanders game out so no doubt that will be on his wish-list.
Stocking- ideas I've had so far
Colouring book of some description
Growing crystal kit
Random gemstones ( he collects them - oddly all my boys have gone through this phase )
David Walliams / Roald Dahl/ Diary of a Wimpy kid type books of some description
Small lego kit
Stretchy man/ rubber duck/bubbles/ clockwork toy/ sugar mouse/ toothbrush/ novelty bath stuff ( as per family tradition)
Chocolate// chocolate coins /sweets
We've decided in no more plastic tat this year so thinking either a grown up bedroom so double bed etc or possibly a trip to legoland and London which he wants to do.
Blimey, loads of suggestions - thank you. Mine is a Harry Potter fanatic so 2nd hand Lego is featuring quite heavily so far (though wish I'd bought more before the pre-Christmas price hikes). Will look out some of these other suggestions. Drum kits seems to be popular!
My dd(12) is into Harry Potter. I'm getting her some jewellery and a wand from aliexpress and clothes (t shirt, jumper, slippers, pjs etc) from primark
Fab just place marking as I'm finding it really hard to buy for him this year, he is in between toys and video games. The toys he is longing for are ninjago Lego sets that cost about £80 a go!
We are getting one DT a keeper for the day experience at a local zoo. Looking for something similar for other DT but not seen anything yet if any ideas. Lego and football loving 7 year old DT
My eldest is 9, so similar age, he is getting:
Pokémon Sun for 3DS
Pack of 4 Raptors from Jurassic World
Pokémon Steam Siege card box
In his stocking I have:
Nerf gun keyring
Dig Your Own Shark tooth
Pokémon League badges in box
Mail our local football club do "be a mascot for a day" which includes meet the team pre match and other goodies etc?
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