What do you get for someone who is 8 years old? These middle years are a time when lifetime interests cam be fostered.
Safety is still important – be careful of bicycles, kites and similar toys unless the child has a safe place to use them away from traffic, power lines and other hazards.
Make sure sport equipment is well-made. Consider the child’s ability, or check with parents, before giving toys that use mains electricity.
Electrical train sets, construction toys, more complex chemistry and other science kits, hobby kits, crafts kits and materials, puppets.
Complex games, jigsaws, puzzles and books. Also consider bedroom linen and decorations.
Games and toys to encourage them to spend time outdoors away from televisions and computer games could be welcome. As well as the obvious sporty gifts, these can include gardening, outdoor gadgets (including solar powered) and science kits
Coolthings – Everything from gadgets and gizmos to soft plush toys, cool lighting accessories and brain bending puzzles. They accept all major credit cards and electronic funds transfer. Based in Launceston, Tasmania with delivery Australia wide and free gift wrapping.
Booktopia Australian online bookshop with a massive range of fiction and non-fiction books, ebooks and DVDs including lots of Australian titles. Ship as many physical books as you like and save with their flat rate for parcel mail with tracking for anyone with an Australian delivery address. Shipping to New Zealand and international available. See their
Yogee Toys is a Sydney-based online toys store with a huge range of stock from many of the major brands. Orders that are fully paid before 1PM Sydney time are dispatched from their Seven Hills warehouse on the same day. Look for things that will appeal to 8 year olds in…
Camouflage Wigwam (or Teepee if you’d prefer) This Camouflage Wigwam is ready for action!
Young adventure enthusiasts will love playing in this fantastic play tent. They can be a soldier on boot camp exercises one minute and a covert operative the next. Wherever they go, whatever their adventure during their imaginative travels the Camouflage Wigwam Playtent will keep them sheltered!
Crayola Creations Ultimate Braiding Kit
Fun and Games for babies to teens from Toy Universe Crayola Creations Ultimate Braiding Kit is a terrific beauty craft kit Crayola is a legend in kids arts and crafts and the Crayola Creations Ultimate Braiding Kit takes creativity into the beauty world. Let your kids add some pizzazz to their hair with these awesome hair accessories. Features: Crayola Creations Ultimate Braiding Kit includes 1 x hair extension 12 x hair charms 3 x skeins of lace 3 x skeins of fabric trim 2x skeins of rainbow yarn 6 x elastic hair ties 10 x mini hair bands 12 x jump rings & a design guide Kids can weave all sorts of awesome combinations through their hair to create their very own look. All items are resuable. Perfect for slumber parties. The Crayola Creations Ultimate Braiding Kit is a fun set for budding beauty artists and hair dressers.