birth­day gifts

How to choose a gift for the New Year for a boy of 8 years old?


  1. Fea­tures of choice
  2. Top Use­ful Gifts

The upcom­ing hol­i­days are not always chores in the kitchen and prepa­ra­tion for a fam­i­ly feast. This time is also asso­ci­at­ed with the expec­ta­tion of joy and fun, espe­cial­ly among chil­dren, because they asso­ciate hol­i­days pri­mar­i­ly with gifts. And if the kids are wait­ing for joy and fun, then adults have to try hard to find a suit­able present for them. About what gifts should be pre­sent­ed to boys of 8 years old, and which ones should be refrained from, will tell below.

Features of choice

When choos­ing a New Year’s present for an 8‑year-old boy, you need to remem­ber the fol­low­ing fea­tures relat­ed to his age:

  • at this time, their own point of view is active­ly formed, chil­dren active­ly learn to defend it;
  • they begin to try to achieve suc­cess in any field of activ­i­ty and expect recog­ni­tion, praise and con­fir­ma­tion of their suc­cess, albeit small, but for this;
  • self-esteem is being formed, and the first idols are also begin­ning to appear, so you can give the child some­thing relat­ed to his favorite char­ac­ter, but at the same time some­thing that will inter­est him and allow him to devel­op some­how;
  • it is at the age of 8 that boys often expe­ri­ence a sharp change in mood, but at the same time there is a thirst for new sen­sa­tions and impres­sions; I already want to learn and active­ly com­pre­hend new tech­nolo­gies, but inter­est in toys is still alive.
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When choos­ing a gift for the New Year for a boy, you should take into account these fea­tures in order to acquire such a present that, in a play­ful way, with inter­est and ease, will allow you to explore the world around you, devel­op phys­i­cal­ly and men­tal­ly.

Top Useful Gifts

There are sev­er­al sep­a­rate cat­e­gories of gifts that can be pre­sent­ed to an eight-year-old boy. Each group con­tains sev­er­al dif­fer­ent options, which allows you to buy a gift that exact­ly match­es the devel­op­men­tal char­ac­ter­is­tics of eight-year-olds, as ll as the per­son­al pref­er­ences of the child.

Creative kits

Boys are fond of not only mod­ern gad­gets, there are a lot of cre­ative chil­dren among them. There­fore, depend­ing on incli­na­tions and inter­ests, as a New Year’s present, you can present sets for the fol­low­ing activ­i­ties:

  • quilling;
  • burn­ing on wood or met­al;
  • draw­ing or mod­el­ing;
  • cre­ation of plas­ter mag­nets and frames.

In addi­tion, you can donate kits for grow­ing corals at home, for cre­at­ing hand­made pho­to posters or mosaics. It is best to go to a spe­cial­ized chil­dren’s art store for such a present, where a wide range of such gifts is pre­sent­ed.


Eight years is not the age when you can give up your favorite robots and cars. On the con­trary, you can help the child to replen­ish his col­lec­tion with some kind of uni­ver­sal toy. But it is impor­tant to find out what the child has been dream­ing about for a long time and what he already has:

  • elec­tron­ic design­ers;
  • robots, trans­form­ers or cars, which are the main char­ac­ters in pop­u­lar car­toons;
  • cars, heli­copters, tanks, planes on con­trol pan­els;
  • var­i­ous types of mil­i­tary equip­ment, prefer­ably with sol­diers in the set;
  • col­lectible edi­tions of your favorite toys;
  • a vari­ety of design­ers or mul­ti-lev­el garages with cars.
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And don’t for­get about a vari­ety of themed sets, such as a police sta­tion, a mil­i­tary base, or even a home farm.

Sports equipment

If the toys no longer please the boy so much, then instead of them you can present the boy with var­i­ous sports equip­ment. It is nec­es­sary to choose them depend­ing on the inter­ests of the child, and also on whether he attends any sports sec­tions or dreams of enrolling some­where. These can be the fol­low­ing gifts:

  • sports balls — for foot­ball, vol­ley­ball or bas­ket­ball;
  • home gym equip­ment - ropes, lad­ders, hor­i­zon­tal bars or bars;
  • shape or mats — suit­able for those who attend wrestling or karate;
  • pear and gloves;
  • a set of dumb­bells or ights;
  • bike, skates, skate­board or rollerblades - per­fect for those who love an active lifestyle and often walk in a park or square.

Such gifts are best giv­en to a son or nephew. But before pur­chas­ing them for the chil­dren of acquain­tances, you should coor­di­nate your present with your par­ents in advance so as not to give two iden­ti­cal gifts.

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Educational books and encyclopedias

Such gifts are per­fect for inquis­i­tive and smart boys. Among them the fol­low­ing belong:

  • books like ency­clo­pe­dias “Who? What for? Why?”;
  • sets of young chemists, biol­o­gists or builders;
  • edu­ca­tion­al games like “Monop­oly”;
  • chess or check­ers;
  • the­mat­ic ency­clo­pe­dias, for exam­ple, on mil­i­tary sub­jects.

Puz­zles, active board games, such as foot­ball or hock­ey, should also be includ­ed in this group.

Modern electronic devices

Such gifts are expen­sive. They often cap­ti­vate chil­dren as a whole. There­fore, when choos­ing such a gift, it is nec­es­sary to focus on its edu­ca­tion­al and devel­op­men­tal func­tions, and not just per­ceive the gad­get as a rem­e­dy for bore­dom. This cat­e­go­ry includes gifts such as:

  • 3D mark­ers or mark­er sets — it is mod­ern, and unusu­al, and inter­est­ing;
  • quadro­copters - this is what most 8‑year-old boys dream of today; this is an inter­est­ing gad­get that will allow you to learn a lot of new things;
  • tablets or net­books — most of the appli­ca­tions should be edu­ca­tion­al and devel­op­ing, and not just games;
  • watch with gps — it is both inter­est­ing and use­ful; With the help of such a device, the par­ents them­selves will always be aware of where and with whom their child is now.