Kids these days aren’t usually satisfied with the bare minimum of what can be considered a gift. These are tons of choices when it comes to choosing the right gift for the special little 8-year-old boy in your life which will surely put a smile on his face. However, if he lives and breathes sports by now, you are exposed to a world of whole new possibilities while shopping, but it’s still quite tricky.
Chances are that he already has a favorite sport. And if he has a favorite sport, he is bound to have something related to it. If the junior sports fanatic loves soccer, he will definitely have a soccer ball. But does he have no-tie shoelaces or a personalized soccer bag? Bet you didn’t think of those, did you?
If you want to be his favorite person by gifting him the best thing he could hope for (or close to it), you’ve come to the right place. Have a look at these splendid gift ideas for 8-year-old boys.
1. Franklin Sports 3-in-1 Hockey and Soccer Kit (B009APVA0A)
Any sports fanatic child is bound to love this combo gift. Why just settle for a soccer or hockey goal when you can have both? It comes with a street hockey ball, a mini hockey ball, and a soccer ball, guaranteed to entertain your little athletic for months.
2. Elegant Home Multicolor Sports Comforter Set (B07KCR5ZN8)
Does the kid you’re shopping for have no favorites when it comes to sport? He will definitely appreciate this full-size comforter set that flaunts his love for the game, regardless of whichever sport it is. The combo comes with one flat sheet, a fitted sheet, a comforter, a pillow sham, and a pillow case. You will get two pillow cases and two pillow shams with the full-size.
3. KAMUGO Cycling and Skating Elbow, Knee Pads & Helmet Set (B01N0KODNG)
It’s stressful enough to be thinking about the safety of active kids who are always up to no good; add a bit of sports love into the mix, and rest assured, the boy will grow up with bruises and cuts here and there. As a concerned parent, it never gets easier, so get them some protective gear. But kids can be difficult to convince to care about their own safety, so these bright, fun green elbow and knee pads with the matching helmet will be eye-catching enough to get him to wear it.
4. American Ninja Warrior Deluxe NinjaLine (B077BMCDHG)
American Ninja Warrior has got to be one of the most popular game shows across the world amongst people of all ages. If the little one has a thing for the skills and techniques of the tricky athletes, get him an American Ninja Warrior Deluxe NinajaLine kit that includes monkey fists, a line for rings, hanging bars. A slack line is also included so the 8-year-old can practice tightrope stunts and balance. This is a great way to encourage the kids to move away from digital screens and spend time getting fresh air. And who knows? Maybe you will be training America’s next Ninja Warrior.
5. 40-Inch Table Top Air Hockey Table (B01LXJEJUM)
With the snowier days of winter approaching, the kid will automatically be forced to spend more time indoors. On days where they’re just stuck inside, a clever gift like the air hockey table would ensure hours of fun. It’s also a great way to encourage increased family time and healthy competition.
6. Best Choice Products 10-in-1 Game Table (B07PK672WW)
Spice up Family Game Night with this 10-in-1 arcade game table furnished with foosball, pin pong, air hockey, shuffleboard, and many more fun games’ table layouts. Thanks to the amazing versatility, this present packs an entertaining punch on small space.
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Lock Laces No-Tie Shoelaces (B007DLVLDY)
Shoelaces are quite a safety hazard if you think about it. It’s worryingly easy to trip and sustain some injuries if they come loose. And no-tie shoelaces are made to relieve kids and adults of the thought of always tightening up the tie.
40 Basketball Hall-of-Fame & Superstar Cards Collection (B00MJSSB52)
Every sports fan should be well acquainted with some of the biggest sports personalities to have graced the earth, and this Basketball Hall-of-Fame lists some of the biggest basketball icons. A set of collection cards with players like LeBron James, Michael Jordan, and Magic Johnson, this gift is another healthy habit to pick up which won’t have the kid sticking to the screen the whole time. Plus, he’ll be brushing up on his sports knowledge.
A Baseball/Softball Pitching Machine (B000VZ2Q5G)
Pick up this softball plus baseball pitching machine to the please the 8-year-old boy who can’t go a day without obsessing over these sports. This Louisville Slugger pitching machine isn’t battery or electricity operated, can be used both indoors and outdoors, and pitches balls at a speed between 45 to 60 mph.
Elegant Signs Sports Decor Wall Prints - (Set of 4) (B07BN77VM2)
Room décor is one of the best ways to express yourself. Sports-loving little boys will surely like this vintage-style basketball, football, baseball, and soccer themed wall art for their sporty bedroom. These 8 x 10 prints are made on card stock, so you can hang them as is or frame them.
Qrooper Velcro Toss and Catch Game Set (B07RKZ6P2N)
A nostalgic game to every 80s and 90s kid, Velcro Toss and Catch has been revamped to match the new generation’s needs. Qrooper Velcro Toss and Catch Game Set comes with waterproof Velcro paddles, ideal for younger boys who are just getting a hang of the game. They effectively improve hand-eye-coordination skills before the kid is ready to pick up a real baseball mitt.
Pop-A-Shot Official Dual Shot Arcade Basketball Game (B07XFPSZ58)
If there’s enough space in the playroom or basement, why not get this two-player arcade basketball game equipped with a digital scoreboard to keep the kid and adults equally entertained. From all the amazing reviews on Amazon, it’s obvious that it has been a huge hit with other kids, so we’re hoping it will be same with the one you’re planning on gifting it to.
Kovot Inflatable Football Target Set (B0833D6Y8F)
Buying a present for an 8-year-old football fanatic? The Kovot Inflatable Football Target Set takes a regular football and puts a unique spin on it to elevate the entire playing experience. The inflatable football can get up to 5 feet tall and comes with a mini football. The target has an opening of 12’’ with deep net standing at 15’’. Simply fill the bottom with water or sand to prevent those powerful throws from toppling it over. There’s also a repair patch kit included so the kid can play freely without worrying about damaging his favorite ball.
GoSports Cornhole (B00MHK0H9K)
Although a bit space consuming, the GoSports Cornhole is going to be a guaranteed hit with the 8-year-old sports lover. He can bring this unique toy with him to his next game and have a blast on his own.
Sports Illustrated All-Star Activity Book (1618930494)
How hard is it to keep kids entertained without a screen on long car rides? We will let the parents and guardians answer this. Thankfully, it will get a bit easier with the All-Star activity book jam packed with crossword puzzles, word searches, connect-the-dots, and many more interactive games.
Kids' Dumbbell Set (B008VFOYJY)
The little boy will probably wish to get stronger and buffer from an early age because they will be influenced by their favorite athletes. So why not get them their first set of weights so they can get started on their quest to develop their baby muscles.
Game Zone Super Stadium Baseball Game with Realistic Baseball Action (B00704INPS)
The magnetized infield controlling the ball’s motion makes this baseball games feel like the real thing. With the pitching lever, give the child enough freedom to throw any pitch he can conjure including fastball, sliders, and curve balls. He will also be able to change the positions of the fielders. The kit comes with a batter count, score pad, pitched, a bat, 5 balls, 3 score pins, 3 base runners, 7 fielders, and a disappearing ball too! The baseball loving kid with be thrilled to open this present!
Now that you have all these options laid out, the hard part will be just choosing one! Find the right gift for the active 8-year-old in your life and see his face instantly light up.