If you are looking for Christmas gift ideas for 4-8 year olds, then you are in the right place! We also have an amazing giveaway for you at the bottom of this post. Keep reading to find out more! Before I get started though, how fast has Christmas come around again? I can’t believe it’s almost here! I’ve started Christmas shopping very early this year, in a bid to try and be super organised (I’m normally a last minute person) and I have to say, it feels so good to be on top of it already.

I will admit though, even though I have an almost 5 year old myself, I find that the trickiest age range to buy gifts for, is for kids aged 4-8! According to my other Mum and Dad friends, I am not alone in this either. So, with the help of them and my shopping list, we’ve put together this gift guide to help others in the same situation. If you don’t know ‘What To Get For 4-8 Year Olds’, I hope this guide will help!

What To Get For 4-8 Year Olds

In this gift guide you’ll find fun lots of amazing toy and gift ideas including; toys to play as a family, role play toys, craft toys, toys full of action, toys that will spark their imagination, personalised unique gifts, character favourites and of course something educational but fun!

Something to play together…

What To Get For 4-8 Year Olds This Christmas

What A Performance by Orchard Toys

We love getting games that can be played by the whole family and this one is a huge favourite for our four year old! This game will honestly get your whole family giggling and is something you’ll all want to play again and again!

The aim of the game is to race your way around the performance board and be the first player or team to reach the finish line. In order to progress to the next ‘space’ you need to complete different tasks. From making fun noises, to performing actions, to practicing your acting skills! Can you pretend to blow up a balloon? Can you make a noise like a lion? Or can you lick your nose with your tongue? If you can’t complete a task, use the magic decoder to reveal the ‘hidden’ forfeit on the back of the cards.

I have to admit, I’m not the most confident of people and this game has even bought me out of my comfort zone. I’m also incredibly impressed by how well my four year can act and how much this game has got us laughing! Even the youngest member of your family can join in with this one.

£16.50 // Suitable for ages 5+

Something messy…

What To Get For 4-8 Year Olds This Christmas

Play-Doh Fuzzy Pumper Buzz N’ Cut Playset

Evie will spend hours playing with traditional Play-Doh, but I have to say I really love the new Play-Doh play sets. They are perfect for helping kids to develop a creative imagination. The Play-Doh Fuzzy Pumper Buzz N’ Cut Playset is our favourite of the new range and a great gift for any 4-8 year old this Christmas. We’re picking up two of these for kids in our family.

While the two Play-Doh characters sit in the salon chair, your kids can create the wackiest, silliest hairstyles. They can use the lever to crank out colourful ‘hair,’ then they can cut, style, and comb any funky ‘do they like using the provided tools such as an electric shaver that actually makes realistic buzzing sounds!

When your kids are finished, they can simply start over and create their next silly style. This Play-Doh Fuzzy Pumper Buzz ‘N Cut includes a salon chair, 2 Play-Doh characters, a comb, scissors, razor, electronic shaver and 5 standard cans of Play-Doh! 

  £18.99 // Suitable for ages 3+

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Something full of action…

What To Get For 4-8 Year Olds This Christmas

Nerf Assembler Gear – Avengers Infinity War Hulk

Firstly, which kid doesn’t love NERF guns and secondly, how cool does this look? Avengers have teamed up with NERF and created several different ‘Avengers Infinity War’ movie-inspired play sets. We’ve got this Hulk NERF for my nephew for Christmas but also available is; Iron Man, Captain America, Star-Lord and Iron Spider (each sold separately).

The Hulk set comes with a gauntlet, three connectors and three NERF darts. But, my favourite thing about this is that kids can assemble their ULTIMATE blaster by combining and customising their NERF using any of the other ‘Avengers Infinity War’ play sets too. There are over 100 combinations of blasters that can be made, the only question is: what will they assemble?

£23.99 // Suitable for ages 5+

Something crafty…

What To Get For 4-8 Year Olds This Christmas

Aquabeads Magical Unicorn Set

Aquabeads is something Evie has been begging for, for a long, long time now. I’m not even sure if I can hold off till Christmas till I give this to her because I know how much she wants this. So many of my other parenting friends have also expressed their kids love for Aquabeads and I have to admit, I love that they’re practically mess free but that they also help with kids creativity!

We’ve picked up Evie the Aquabeads Magical Unicorn Set (she is unicorn mad). The set includes over 2000 beads in 14 colours. It also comes with a bead storage case with lid, a layout tray, joint parts, template sheets, a play mat and a sprayer. Plus, it includes a display stand so your kids can show off their creations to the world! To make unicorns, simply piece them together, spray water and the beads will stick together. Just like magic!

If unicorns aren’t your kids thing though, don’t fret! There are a lot of Aquabeads sets to choose from. From their basic range to their character range, where you can find anything from Disney Princesses to Minions!

£14.99 // Suitable for ages 4+

Something for their imagination…

What To Get For 4-8 Year Olds This Christmas

Sylvanian Families Baby Castle Nursery

When I was younger I was obsessed with Sylvanian Families! It all started when I was four years old and got the Sylvanian Families canal boat for my birthday. I love that these are still around and that they’re still making new sets. We’ve picked up this play set for my niece for Christmas and its such an adorable one.

The Baby Castle Nursery is one of the newer playset in the Sylvanian Family range. The cute nursery school building has been designed in the shape of a castle and features colourful decorations and playground equipment like a slide, swing and seesaw. How adorable is this?

It’s also got a reversible floor panel which can be adjusted to change the internal/external floor space of the building. This means it can be played with in several different ways. I also love that it can be connected to other play sets (sold separately) such as the Baby Castle Playground and the Sunshine Nursery Bus. 

£23.99 // Suitable for ages 3+

Something educational but fun…

What To Get For 4-8 Year Olds This Christmas

Beaker Creatures Liquid Reactor Super Lab

I don’t know any kid who doesn’t love collectibles! But, Beaker Creatures definitely blasts all other collectibles out of the water by combining the learning of science with the surprise of collectibles!

The Beaker Creatures Liquid Reactor Super Lab is such a fun toy! It’s where children can not only create bubbling, fizzing reactions, but, they can also use it to extract their ‘Beaker Creature’ collectible. How cool is that?

There are 35 creatures to collect in the Beaker Creature range, from five different planets. Will your kids be lucky and uncover one of the rare 24-carat Creatures?

To use this toy, kids simply drop a Beaker Creature reactor pod into the chamber. They then pump in some water with the hydroplungers and watch the fizzing, bubbling reaction to reveal which creature they have inside. This awesome lab set is made up of 15 pieces including two beaker creature reactor pods, two classification cards, two double-sided mini-posters which feature amazing science facts, two Hydroplunger, two beakers, a liquid reactor super lab base, a set of tongs and a stir rod. If that’s not enough, it also includes an experiment guide that features step-by-step instructions for FIVE different experiments!

£25.00 // Suitable for ages 5+

Something personalised…

What To Get For 4-8 Year Olds This Christmas

The Tree, The Key & Me Personalised Book

We got Evie this personalised book a few months ago, but we love it so much that I’m picking it up for some family members kids too! This is the most unique personalised kids book I’ve ever come across. It can be personalised in not one, not two, but in seven different ways. You can make the main character look exactly like your child by designing the hair, the eye colour, the skin colour and so much more. How cool is that?

I’ve actually written a full review about this book because we love it so much. You can find our review of it here: The Tree The Key and Me.

Evie finds it so magical being the main character of her very own book and if you are looking for a unique, one of a kind gift for your kids, then this is it!

£19.99 // Suitable for kids of all ages.

Something full of character…

What To Get For 4-8 Year Olds This Christmas

PJ Masks Illumi-Mates

I couldn’t resist including something PJ masks in Evie’s Christmas sack this year. Simply because Evie and ALL of her friends seem so obsessed with this show! I saw these little illumi-mates lights and thought they’d make the perfect stocking fillers. Plus, the fact that they’re designed for night time makes them even more special for your kids, who probably love ‘saving the day at night’, just like the PJ Masks crew. 

If you love the idea of these colour changing LED lights, but you aren’t a fan of PJ Masks, then you’ll be pleased to know that you can also get them in other ranges. Illumi-mates lights are available in the following characters; My Little Pony, PAW Patrol, Star Wars, Shimmer & Shine, Batman, Avengers, plus so many more. These lovable characters glow subtly through a range of different colours; from reds to purples to blue. One thing I love about them is that the lights stay cool to the touch, making them great for your kids to carry around, or for them to be left on as a night light.

£7.99 // Suitable for ages


What To Get For 4-8 Year Olds This Christmas

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I hope you got some good inspiration from this Christmas gift guide. I’d love for you to check out some of our other Christmas posts. Here’s some I think you’ll love:

What are you getting your kids for Christmas this year? Which things do you love from this list? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

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  1. Iain Maciver
    October 24, 2018 / 11:12 am

    Nerf Assembler Gear – Avengers Infinity War Hulk would be amazing for my nephews

  2. October 24, 2018 / 11:16 am


  3. Liam Bishop
    October 24, 2018 / 11:34 am

    My daughter loves Sylvanian Families!

  4. Katrina Adams
    October 24, 2018 / 11:38 am

    My Goddaughter would love the Beakers Creatures, she has such a huge interest in everything around her. I know she would really like the Sylvanian Family set as well.

  5. Margaret Gallagher
    October 24, 2018 / 11:46 am

    Beakers reactive lab would go down a treats here – all of them would

  6. Kevin000
    October 24, 2018 / 1:07 pm

    My Granddaughters would love making a mess with the aquabeads

  7. Alica
    October 24, 2018 / 2:31 pm

    The only child I have this year to buy for is my 2 year old grandson. He loves PJ masks! x

  8. Susan B
    October 24, 2018 / 5:42 pm

    The NERF ASSEMBLER GEAR – AVENGERS INFINITY WAR HULK would be the favourite in our house. A fabulous set.

  9. debbie smith
    October 24, 2018 / 6:26 pm

    the NERF ASSEMBLER GEAR – AVENGERS INFINITY WAR HULK my two boys would love it fab giveaway thank you x

  10. Jayne Townson
    October 24, 2018 / 7:03 pm


  11. Solange
    October 24, 2018 / 10:52 pm

    My kids would love the Nerf Assembler Gear – Avengers Infinity War Hulk and the Aquabeads Magical Unicorn Set.

  12. kelliesteed@googlemail.com
    October 25, 2018 / 12:00 am

    There’s a lot of Lego and Nerf on the list, but he also really wants that Beaker Creatures set you listed. Either way, I’ll end up spending way more than I can afford to lol

  13. melanie betteridge
    October 25, 2018 / 5:59 am

    My little lad loves all things to do with play doh although he would like the board game as well. He is happy with anything really and that book looks ace!

  14. October 25, 2018 / 9:08 am

    I have already bought a few playdough sets actually – all the children love playdough

  15. Angela treadway
    October 25, 2018 / 10:43 am

    NERF ASSEMBLER GEAR – AVENGERS INFINITY WAR HULK. My boys love anything to do with nerf guns x

  16. Katie
    October 25, 2018 / 4:05 pm

    The Sylvanian Families Baby Nursery. I keep trying to get her (my niece) into these as they are very ‘her’

  17. Ursula Hunt
    October 25, 2018 / 5:36 pm

    My little granddaughter loves anything scientific so she would be thrilled with Beaker Creatures

  18. Leila Benhamida
    October 25, 2018 / 9:48 pm

    My daughter will love the PLAY-DOH FUZZY PUMPER BUZZ N’ CUT PLAYSET. She lives playdoh and hairdressing.

  19. Christina Palmer
    October 25, 2018 / 10:05 pm

    My Grandson is a fan of PJ Masks so would love the PJ MASKS ILLUMI-MATES. He quite often stays over but finds it hard to settle at bed time and I think this would help.

    October 25, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    I think my child would love the nerf assemble gear as they have previously enjoyed other nerd products i’ve bought them in the past.

  21. October 26, 2018 / 8:57 am

    I know my daughter really really wants pj mask stuff – she’s almost obsessed!!

  22. Linda Ford
    October 26, 2018 / 7:46 pm

    My niece and nephews would love the aquabeads and sylvannian families toys. My nephew Max adores PJ Masks, he would love the light!

  23. Kim Neville
    October 27, 2018 / 10:24 am

    My son would like the BEAKER CREATURES LIQUID REACTOR SUPER LAB and think really cool to experiment

  24. Laura Lee
    October 27, 2018 / 8:31 pm

    My boys would love the Beaker Creatures l be keeping my fingers and toes crossed thanks for the chance

  25. Sally Collingwood
    October 28, 2018 / 9:51 am

    My granddaughter would love the Baby Castle Nursery!

  26. Geri Gregg
    October 28, 2018 / 11:18 am

    My son would love this whole bundle! Great giveaway x

  27. Claire Woods
    October 28, 2018 / 7:41 pm

    My son would love NERF ASSEMBLER GEAR – AVENGERS INFINITY WAR HULK, as he loves the Avengers and loves action toys.

  28. Jade Hewlett
    October 29, 2018 / 10:54 am

    The Sylvanian Families Baby Castle Nursery Look summer gorgeous, we love Sylvanians.

  29. Lorna Ledger
    October 29, 2018 / 3:59 pm

    My Niece and Nephew would love the BEAKER CREATURES LIQUID REACTOR SUPER LAB, they are mad scientists!

  30. Rachel Butterworth
    October 29, 2018 / 8:50 pm

    My niece would love the Sylvanian Family set and my nephew would like the Playdoh set.

  31. Alex Telford
    October 29, 2018 / 8:55 pm

    My daughter would enjoy lost of the things you have listed, but particularly the Orchard Toys, playdoh, Aqua beads (unicorn ones too! 🦄😍) and PJ masks

  32. Alice Colling
    October 30, 2018 / 5:20 pm

    My daughter would love the Sylvanian Families, it’s her favourite.

  33. Niki Wardle
    November 1, 2018 / 8:52 am

    I like the look of What a Performance, I think my daughter would have great fun playing!

  34. Amy Bondoc
    November 2, 2018 / 8:09 pm

    My niece loves Sylvanian Families she has my sets i used to have as a child, that were also played with by my daughter, they are a little tatty now though!

  35. Tina L-D
    November 2, 2018 / 9:44 pm

    The PJ Masks Illumi-mates

  36. November 3, 2018 / 2:01 am

    my niece would love the sylvanian families baby castle nursery

  37. Phillipa Hunt
    November 4, 2018 / 11:16 pm

    My four year old would love basically everything on this list!!

  38. Karen Barrett
    November 5, 2018 / 10:57 am

    BEAKER CREATURES LIQUID REACTOR SUPER LAB would be ideal for my eldest grandchild, she loves making slime and playdoh so I’m sure she would enjoy this

  39. Rebecca Mercer
    November 5, 2018 / 11:23 am

    My daughter would love the aquabeads she loves crafting and making things this would be perfect

  40. Alison Johnson
    November 5, 2018 / 11:27 pm

    My Grandson would love Beaker Creatures as he loves experiements & my Granddaughter would love the Sylvanian Families set as she loves little things she can easily hold in in her hand & she likes collecting things.

  41. lynn neal
    November 6, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    I think my grandson would love the creature beakers because he is interested in Science!

    November 6, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    Grandchildren would like the Nerf Assembly Gear and Aquabeads kit

  43. Rebecca Whatmore
    November 8, 2018 / 4:56 am

    The Super Lab looks great fun for my nephew!

  44. Fiona Johnstone
    November 8, 2018 / 11:45 am

    My boys would love the Beaker Creatures. They love doing home made experiments.

  45. November 8, 2018 / 2:55 pm

    My daughter would love the AQUABEADS MAGICAL UNICORN SET- she loves unicorns and she loves making things

  46. olivia280177
    November 8, 2018 / 8:26 pm

    We would like the Orchard Toys game, they are always fun and easy to follow (even for me)

  47. Laura Nice
    November 8, 2018 / 10:48 pm

    My son loves PJ masks! He would be over the moon with anything to do with them

  48. Adrian Bold
    November 8, 2018 / 11:15 pm

    The NERF ASSEMBLER GEAR – AVENGERS INFINITY WAR HULK is something my nephew would have a lot of fun with 🙂 Thanks for the competition.

  49. Shannon Mostert
    November 9, 2018 / 8:10 am

    My middle son would love the nerf assembler gear – avengers infinity war hulk, my 3 year old is a huge pj masks Dan so would love the illumi mates.

  50. November 9, 2018 / 9:26 am

    My little grandson loves play doh and the beaker creatures would go down well

  51. zoe brown
    November 9, 2018 / 10:14 am


  52. Hayley Todd
    November 9, 2018 / 10:53 am

    My daughter would adore the Sylvanian Families nursery playset.

  53. Kelly cooper
    November 9, 2018 / 11:39 am

    My son would love the play doh and the super lab the most , but I would say he would enjoy playing with most of it with his sister as well.

  54. paula cheadle
    November 9, 2018 / 12:52 pm

    my granddaughter would love the Sylvanian families, she loves them

  55. Rachael Sexey
    November 9, 2018 / 2:09 pm

    My 3 children love play dough especially my son Noah who has autism 💜

  56. spuddy11
    November 9, 2018 / 2:20 pm

    Sylvanian Families would be lovely for primrose

  57. Emma Middleton
    November 9, 2018 / 5:06 pm

    Anything by Sylvanian Families would be amazing

  58. Melissa Lee
    November 9, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    The Sylvanian Families would be great for my niece – she absolutely loves them

  59. Rebecca Phillips
    November 9, 2018 / 9:42 pm

    Beaker Creatures for sure! Both my children love trying out experiments.

  60. Tee Simpson
    November 9, 2018 / 10:36 pm

    SYLVANIAN FAMILIES BABY CASTLE NURSERY would be nice. My girls love to role play so this would be great.

  61. Lisa Pond
    November 9, 2018 / 10:52 pm

    PJ Masks Illumi mates- my 4 year old daughter has just started watching this show and she loves it, she desperately wants to be Owlette!

  62. natalie Crossan
    November 9, 2018 / 11:43 pm

    My daughter loves sylvanian families so anything would be awesome

  63. Elizabeth Smith
    December 16, 2018 / 10:32 am

    We were talking about the Play dough barbers yesterday, saying I always wanted one and wondering whether you could still buy them

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