Soggy Dog by Spin Master – Soggy Dog by Spin Master is a ton of fun and creates laughs. This is one of those games that may not stand the test of replayability or have a deep strategy, but you will laugh your head off and it will make for some really fun family bonding. Think of Pie-Face from Hasbro and you will have the same sort of fun, but with less mess and more gameplay. The amount of water that shakes off is just the right amount and laughter can be heard every time this game comes out of the box. Totally a must buy this year. – Who will get soaked first? Find out when you play Soggy Doggy, the showering, shaking, wet doggy game! Move your players around the board and take turns bathing this pup. But be careful! He loves to shake himself dry. If Soggy Doggy shakes all over you, wipe yourself off and head back to the start. The first one around the board wins!
Disney 3D Castle by Ravensburger – We are a Disney family, and we are always looking for some new Disney Toys, this year we have something that we can do together as a family. Ravensburger has created a very cool 3D castle you can build that has all sorts of Disney characters on it. The pieces are very durable so you can build it, put it away, build it again with no issues. Best part is the fact that you do not need glue and you can put it away to build again at a later time. It is also stunning when it is put together. – Come to the Castle to visit all of your Princess friends! This sturdy showpiece will start many conversations! Made of durable plastic pieces, there is no need for glueing! A great gift for any Disney collector!
Fingerlings by WowWee – If we are talking about the hottest toy of the Holiday Season so far this is it. Fingerlings have great commercials and are really cool to play with. They react and make noises and hang on to your finger, a large pencil, all sorts of cool things. They are nice and small so they can come with you everywhere and hang around. They also have a great price point. – With Fingerlings, fun is always close at hand. Literally! These baby monkeys cling to your fingers and go where you go. They react to sound, motion and touch, make fun little monkey noises, and move in ways that will make you squeal with delight. Friendship really is at your fingertips!
Crayola Sticker Design Studio – Making your own stickers is just plain fun. These stickers can also be repositioned so you can change your favorite decorations. The easy cleanup also make it something you don’t feel bad taking out for your child to play with. – Personalize your world with the Sticker Design Studio. To use begin, just squeeze a small amount of the paint onto the clear gel mat and use the roller to blend the paint into a fun design. Once you’re done, put your art onto a sticker sheet to transfer your creation and let it dry. Each of the repositionable stickers, can be moved around whenever you’re ready for a fresh look.
Crayola Fashion Superstar Deluxe Kit – This is the age where our daughter is starting to really get into fashion and figuring out what outfits she will wear each day. Crayola has come up with a great way for kids to make their own designs and put them in digital form. With colored pencils you can color in a great looking dress and then play with it in digital form. – Fashion design dreams come to life with our new Fashion Superstar Deluxe Bundle! Now including glitter markers and metallic colored pencils, your designs will truly pop on paper and in digital form. Simply use the included fashion design book for kids to start creating your new designs, then share and compete with them on the free fashion designer app to become the ultimate designer.
Luvabella Doll by Spin Master – 8 Year Olds still like playing with dolls, especially ones that are very lifelike and are interactive. Spin Master has created one of the best with both Luvabella and Luvabeau for all kids. The best part is the doll plays hide and seek, which is also the best game you get to play with a real baby. The animatronic technology looks like something out of a Disney ride. – The first doll of its kind, Luvabella is a technological breakthrough with hundreds of lifelike expressions and interactive responses based on advanced animatronic technology. Both Luvabella and Luvabeau behave like real babies. Like real babies, Luvabella and Luvabeau are never predictable but always adorable. The dolls’ realistic facial expressions, unpredictable responses and ability to say over 100 words.
Amusement Park by Roominate – We love STEM toys and Roominate has some of the best. The Amusement Park is one of the larger sets which gives it a lot of replay value. – Roominate is an award-winning STEM customizable line of wired building systems that inspire open-ended, hands-on play. Using circuits, motors and modular building pieces, girls can build and create their own unique and original structures or vehicles that can be joined together or taken apart and remade into something completely new and different.
Go Nuts for Donuts! by Gamewright – There are very few game companies that we know will have a hit every single year, but Gamewright is one of them and Go Nuts for Donuts! is fun, like really fun. The kids also relate to donuts, because who does not like donuts? – Time to take the donuts! A tray of tempting treats awaits your bid in this freshly baked card game. Will you go for a stellar cruller or grab a glorious glazed? Choose carefully – if two or more players go for the same donut, nobody gets it! End with the highest score and victory will taste sweet!
41314 Stephanie’s House by LEGO – While my boys were not huge LEGO fans, my daughter is and there is a lot to choose from. This year though Stephanie’s House is the winner as it is part of the Friends collection, but it is also a great set with a lot of fun areas in the house to explore. – Explore and play in LEGO Friends Stephanie’s House, featuring a kitchen with bay window, opening fridge and oven, lounge with television and spiral staircase up to a bedroom with curved balcony, shower room and an office. Includes three mini-doll figures plus a baby rabbit figure.
Magic IMAGINE Mermaid Bracelet w/ Reversible Sequins & Velvet Lining – The Mermaid Pillow has been a great addition to my daughter’s room (it made our list last year) and it is very relaxing to play with. This gives you the same feeling but in a portable form. These also include a daily positive reminder and the quality is great. – Aqua and purple sequins are reversible. When you run your hands over the sequins they “flip” to a different color. Features our exclusive “Positivity Patch” – a daily positive reminder! Lined with super-soft velvet
Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson – Our daughter loves this series and the new one just came out in time for the holidays, Phoebe and Her Unicorn in “The Magic Storm” which rocks. Everyone in the house loves this series. – It all started when a girl named Phoebe skipped a rock across a pond and accidentally hit a unicorn in the face. Improbably, this led to Phoebe being granted one wish, and she used it to make the unicorn, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, her obligational best friend. But can a vain mythical beast and a nine-year-old daydreamer really forge a connection?
Hatchimals Surprise by Spin Master – Hatchimals last year were a hit at Christmas for not only my daughter, but my older son had a great time watching them hatch as well. This year we get Hatchimals Surprise and they are twice as good! There are two Hatchimals in there and each twin is just a bit different. They will talk, dance, sing, tell jokes and play games for even more interaction. – Hatchimals Surprise are finally here and they have an unEGG-spected treat in store for you! For the first time ever, you can hatch TWO adorable Hatchimals! One twin loves to move, while the other twin can repeat whatever you say! Raise them from baby to toddler to kid and they’ll learn new things at each stage! Your twins will talk, dance, sing, tell jokes, play games and more! These Hatchimals love to interact with each other! They’ll say “I love you” and, like any siblings, they’ll even bicker!
Darice 80 Piece Deluxe Art Set – We feel like every year we need a new art set as our daughter does a lot of drawing and crafting. – 80-piece deluxe art set including art supplies for drawing, painting and more. Includes color pencils, oil pastels, watercolor cakes, paintbrushes, pencils, and accessories. Provides an artist with a wide range of materials in a compact, portable case. Case is wood with snap-shut handle.
Fashion Angels Make-Up Portfolio – The perfect start to letting your child have fun with being a makeup stylist without putting makeup on themselves. – Up and coming makeup stylists will love to create their own portfolio look book with the Fashion Angels Make-Up Sketch Portfolio Artist Set. Use the stencils to trace facial details and accessories on the pre-printed model sketch pages. Finish your design with the Chroma Stix colored pencils and embellish with stickers.
Num Noms Nail Polish Maker – The one thing we allow is nail polish and the huge success of the Num Noms Lip Gloss Truck last year this just makes sense. You get to create your own scented custom polish to use. – Num Noms Nail Polish Maker includes everything you need to make your own scented custom manicure! Again and again! Includes: 2-Sided Nail Polish Cafe Playset, Nail Polish Colors, Glitter, Nail Decals, Finger Rests That Double As Booth Seats For your Num Noms.
ALEX Spa Hair Chalk Salon – We are not yet ready for our daughter to go full makeup at 8, so Alex has created a perfect makeup start up that we feel comfortable with. Hair chalk is a great product and Alex owns this market. – ALEX Spa Hair Chalk Salon lets your diva make her hair as vibrant as her personality! Glide on temporary color and add strands of shimmering beads to do up her do! Hair chalk can be applied to dry hair of any color and washes out easily with shampoo. This kit contains 5 washable hair chalk pens, 24 metallic beads, hair beading tool and 24 hair elastics.
Roller Coaster Challenge by ThinkFun – Remember how we said there were a few companies that we trust to make great games year after year? ThinkFun is the king of kids logic games and this year they bring another hit to the table with Roller Coaster Challenge. Did they know we were huge roller coaster fans or is that just a great coincidence? The best part is watching the coaster glide down the track you made. – Roller Coaster Challenge – is our first thrill ride building game. Benefits? Engineering challenges that help players understand physics and logic concepts – all while watching a coaster glide down the track, complete with dips, curves and loops!
Hello Kitty & Friends Coloring Book by VIZ MEDIA – We love coloring, it is very relaxing. We also love Hello Kitty and all of her friends. – THE HELLO KITTY & FRIENDS COLORING BOOK features more than 40 original line art illustrations depicting Hello Kitty, My Melody, Keroppi, Badtz-Maru, Chococat and more Sanrio characters. Adults and children will have hours of fun bringing these illustrations to life in full color. Designed for coloring fans of all-ages…
Another year of great items for the kids in our Holiday Gift Guide for 8 Year Old Girls. Make sure to check out our other Holiday Gift Guides where we list toys for younger girls, and even older boys. Let everyone know about our list in case they need help in buying some gifts.