2018's Best Older Kid Gifts (8+)


2018's Best Older Kid Gifts (8+)

Choosing the right gift can be stressful. Whether it's a birthday, special occasion or Christmas and be it your own child or not, you want to make sure that the gift you give is not only loved but is something that they don't already own.

The best thing about Hugs for Kids is that we have already scoured the globe for the very best things for kids and that is all we stock. But we admit that there's still quite a bit of it...

So here at Hugs HQ, we have looked at the data, watched the kids faces as they played with every new arrival and listened to our customers feedback to bring you the best of the best gifts...here's 10 surefire winners for the older kids.

 

Blokus ($49.95)

 

Blokus is the strategy game for the whole family.

Players take turns placing pieces on their board, each starting from their corner.

Each new piece must touch at least one other piece of the same colour, but only at the corners. The goal is to get rid of all your pieces. The game ends when all players are blocked from laying down any more of their pieces.

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VEX Robotics Kits (from $19.95)

 

VEX Robotics was founded on the belief that innovation very early in the design process is necessary to produce simple and elegant designs and their range is designed to give children a positive experience with robotics at a young age.

With simple parts, clear instructions and different ways to build each kit, these toys make engineering fun and easy to understand.

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Juggling Balls ($26.95)

 

Juggling is actually one of the best skills a child can learn. Not only does it teach hand-eye co-ordination but it trains the brain in all manner of physical adaptations as well as develops patience and reasoning.

Plus, once they can do it, they'll be the envy of all kids and adults alike!

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3Doodler (from $125.00)

 

The 3Doodler Start extrudes an Eco-friendly Plastic that cools and hardens rapidly, allowing kids to literally draw in the air!

With the new 3Doodler Start your creative kids can finally bring all of their wonderful and imaginative ideas to life in 3D!

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Rule Your Room ($199.95)

 

The Rule Your Room Kit gives kids the magic touch. With a handful of Bits and the brains in your head, you can now transform any boring old object into an awesome, interactive invention.

You can prank your mum, create games from scratch and defend your domain from intruders - all with the power of electronics and the stuff you own.

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Games Compendium ($44.95)

 

An amazing box set of classic games including Backgammon, Chess, Chinese Checkers, Dominos, Draughts, Snakes and Ladders, Nine Men Morris, Ludo, Pick Up Sticks and Playing Cards.

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Shrinkies  ($20.00)

 

Take a trip down memory lane with these nostalgic activity sets. 

Simply colour the beautifully illustrated designs, cut them out and then watch them magically shrink to 40% of their original size, in front of your eyes!

And the best bit is that as your artwork shrinks, the colours become more intense.

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Microscope ($79.95)

 

With 900x magnification, this stylish microscope comes with a sturdy carry case and everything you need to start your discovery of the microscopic world!

This 28 piece kit includes 5 prepared slides. 7 blank slides, brine, dye, a petri dish and more!

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Artist Kit ($30.00)

 

Do you have a budding young artist in your house? Encourage them in their creative pursuits with Tiger Tribe’s Artist Kit - an inspirational set designed to challenge older kids to explore the many aspects of drawing.

This beautiful Artist Kit guide will take your child through the elements of drawing, including pen and pencil techniques, drawing anatomy, perspective, colour theory and so much more!

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Draw Circuits (from $19.95)

 

Get started with drawing circuits on paper.

It started with the sketch of an idea, the concept to turn a conductive ink developed in a university research lab into a consumer ready product to be used by makers, educators, and the eternally curious.

The Basic Kit contains a Circuit Scribe pen, six modules, a 9V Battery and other accessories. Explore basic circuit concepts like conductivity and work up to creating a touch-sensitive circuit using the NPN transistor.

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Finding gifts can be stressful at the best of times so we hope that you found this list helpful. Hugs for Kids has a LOT of amazing products but these are the big ones that prove to be winners time and time again.

 


Please Note: Prices are correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change without notice. Please check the individual product pages for current pricing. While all products were in stock at the time of publication, we cannot guarantee that stock will remain available at all times.


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