40 Gift Ideas For An 8-Year Old Boy Who Loves Sports

Buying a present for an 8 year old boy is so fun, but it can be tricky when they’re obsessed with one thing in particular.

Trying to find something he doesn’t already have can be tough.

Listed below are 40 unique gift ideas that will help you find the perfect present for the 8 year old sports fan in your life.

Gifts for a 8-year Old Boy Who Loves Sports

mini baseball field toy for boys

Play Ball Anytime: Game Zone Super Stadium Baseball Game with Realistic Baseball Action

This baseball game is just like the real thing! It has a magnetized infield which controls the ball’s movement. With the pitching lever, he can throw any pitch imaginable including curve balls, fastballs, and sliders.

He can also adjust the positions of the fielders.

It includes a score pad, batter counts, a bat, pitcher, 3 base runners, 3 score pins, 7 fielders, 5 balls, and even a disappearing ball. If he’s a baseball fan, he will be thrilled with this present!

baseball themed bedroom lamp

Sports Nightlight: FlyonSea Baseball Lamp

This cool lamp gives off a 3D vibe in a variety of sports related themes. The included remote allows him to switch between 7 colors including red, green, blue, yellow, purple, white, and cyan. He can also switch it to display each color repeatedly.

It can work with a 5V USB cable or 3 AA batteries. It’s available in a baseball, a player batting, a basketball, a football, football action, and slam dunk.

room decor quotes with sports balls

Room Decor: Inspirational Sports Quotes

He’ll love this set of 4 sports photos featuring inspirational quotes. Each one is 8″ x 10″. The quotes include: I Can and I Will Watch Me, Every Moment Matters, Stay Focused and Never Give Up, and Nothing Will Work Unless You Do.

ultimate hockey faceoff book cover

The Ultimate Hockey List: Face-Off: Top 10 Lists of Everything in Hockey

If hockey is one of his favorites, this top 10 list by Sports Illustrated will make a great gift! The hardcover book lists the top ten players, shooters, slap shots, and even toothless smiles. It includes over 150 players and teams, and SI ranks them in over 15 categories.

football target inflatable man for young boys

Football Practice: Kovot Inflatable Football Target Set

He can master his throwing skills with this inflatable football target. It infaltes to 5 feet tall and includes a mini football. The target has a 12″ diameter opening with an attached 15″ deep net.

Just fill the bottom with sand or water to keep those fast throws from knocking it over.

It also includes a repair patch kit. This is a perfect gift for 8 years old boys who love to toss around the ball.

UA branded water bottle for sports

Keep Hydrated: Under Armour Elevate Tritan Bottle with Flip Top Lid

He’ll love this sports bottle by Under Armour. It comes in 7 different colors including cerise, hot coral, hyper green, pluto, and more. Made of Eastman Tritan copolyester material, it’s impact resistant.

The flip-top lid can be pushed open with one hand, and it includes a carry loop for easily grabbing on the go. It’s also BPA free and holds 22 ounces.


Wear It or Display It: Luke 1:37 Baseball Cross Necklace

This stainless steel baseball cross necklace is perfect for young athletes. The chain is 17″ long, and it arrives in a gift box. The back of the pendant features Luke 1:37 – ‘For with God nothing shall be impossible’.

It also includes the ‘Athlete’s Prayer’ on the back of the box.

NFL-opoly board game

Football & Monopoly Combined: MasterPieces NFL-Opoly Junior Board Game

He’ll love making his own playing pieces with the included static-cling stickers. He can change up his favorite teams with every game. The idea is to make trades during the NFL Combine and drafts to complete a set.

As players go around the board, they’ll collect positions and equipment. This game is like Monopoly with an NFL twist.


Just Like the Older Kids: adidas Alliance II Sackpack

He’ll love having his own adidas sports bag just like the older boys. Made of 100% polyester, it has a drawstring closure, and is 18″ x 13.5″. It has 3 exterior pockets and comes in a huge variety of color combinations.

You can choose between 37 colors including collegiate navy/jersey, black/cyan/white, and jersey white/true green. You’re certain to find one he’ll love!

junior golf set

His Own Golf Clubs: Intech Lancer Junior Golf Set

This orange golf set by Intech is perfect for learning how to golf just like Dad. It includes a 37″ – 17.5 degree driver, a 34″ – 4/5 hybrid iron, wide sole 33″ – 7 and 32″ – 9 irons, a junior putter that measures 29.

5″, and 2 headcovers. It all fits perfectly in the deluxe stand bag that has a double carry strap. This set is available for left or right hand users.

NFL-junior fokotball with pump

Can’t Have Too Many Footballs: Wilson NFL MVP Junior Football w/Pump & Tee

This NFL MVP junior football includes a pump and tee and is made of all-composite leather. The inflation needle comes in the handle of the pump. You can also choose the limited edition or official size footballs.

steel soccer goal

Backyard Soccer: Franklin Sports Competition Soccer Goal – Soccer Net

This steel construction soccer net is perfect for practicing at home. It’s guaranteed to stay secure and stable. It comes with 6 galvanized steel ground stakes. It holds up in all weather, and the net stays put with straps.

There are different sizes/colors to choose from including a 12 foot by 6 foot in black or silver and a 6 foot by 4 foot in black or white.

backboard and NBA replica ball

Mom Approved: Spalding Over The Door Unit

This steel 18″ x 10.5″ padded backboard and net fit easily over a door or anywhere he wants. It has a 9″ steel breakaway rim and includes a 5″ rubber NBA replica ball. It also includes an assembly tool. He’ll be able to shoot hoops day and night!

bushnell velocity speed gun

How Fast Can You Throw: Bushnell Velocity Speed Gun

Any baseball player would absolutely love to have this speed gun by Bushnell. It has a large clear LCD display with easy point and shoot. Once the trigger is released, it displays the fastest speed. It can track the speed from 10 feet up to 110 MPH.

He and his friends will love trying to get the fastest throwing speed. It measures 4.3″ x 8.4″ x 6″ and comes with a 2 year warranty.

sport jacket

Sports Fleece: Under Armour Boys Armour Fleece Full Zip

This will be his favorite jacket! Made of 100% polyester, Under Armour is passionate about athletic wear. This zip-up is available in sizes x-small – x-large. It’s available in academy/blue circuit, red/black, black/steel, radio red/charcoal, and steel light heather/royal.

art print

Ultimate Baseball Fan Art: Babe Ruth – Never Let The Fear Unframed Art Print

This 11″ x 14″ print of Babe Ruth and his famous quote ‘Never Let the Fear of Striking Out Keep You From Playing the Game’ is perfect for any baseball fan. It’s printed on Fuji Crystal Archive paper. Pair this print with a frame, and you’ve got a great present!

SKLZ hands free soccer trainer

Practice Ball Control: SKLZ Star-Kick Hands Free Solo Soccer Trainer

Perfect for the young soccer player, this solo trainer allows him to work on all aspects of soccer without chasing the ball down every time. It fits ball sizes 3, 4, and 5. It has a tethered waistband and an adjustable cord that reaches up to 18 feet.

No matter his position, he can learn to gain better control of the ball and perfect his skills. It’s available in black and neon pink.

football helmet playoff tracker

Playoff Tracking Fun: NFL Pro Football Helmet Playoff Tracker

With 1.5″ helmets featuring all 32 NFL teams, he can keep track of his team’s position. It comes with 2 backing boards. When not in use for playoffs, it makes a fun room decor item! It’s also officially licensed by the NFL.

football glove

Perfect His Football Handling: Under Armour Boys’ F6 Youth Football Glove

Made of 85% silicon and 15% polyester, these football gloves by Under Armour are ideal for perfecting his throwing and catching skills. They meet all national standards, and are designed with HeatGear fabric to keep his hands cool and dry.

They have a custom fit closure system, and the palms feature Under Armour’s GrabTack for increasing catches. Available in youth small, medium, and large, this set comes in 11 colors including black/white, High-vis yellow/black, and royal/white.

ladder and cones

Train Just Like the Big Boys: Pro Agility Ladder and Cones

He’ll be ready for any sport with this agility training set. It comes with a 15-foot fixed rung speed ladder and 12 disc cones. It all fits in the included carry bag and also comes with 4 metal stakes and the eBook “Top 20 Agility Drills”.

He can work on his foot speed, strength, endurance, and so much more! The set is available in bright orange, florescent pink, and florescent yellow. It also comes with a 100% money back guarantee.

trainer for baseball and softball

Batting Practice: SKLZ Hurricane Category 4 Batting Swing Trainer for Baseball and Softball

This adjustable batting swing trainer is perfect for when he wants to practice his batting. With a multi-twist design, he can work on his hand-eye coordination, stance, and more. No more waiting for someone to pitch the ball, he can practice whenever he wants.

The height can be adjusted from 29″ – 43″, and the power band has 4 levels to adjust his speed.

New England Patriots white jersey

Real Football Jersey: Outerstuff Youth New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski White Jersey

If he loves football, and happens to love the New England Patriots, he’ll go crazy over this gift! Made of 100% polyester, it has mesh side panels. It features Rob Gronkowski’s name screen printed, his numbers, and all the Patriots’ logos.

It’s officially licensed and comes in sizes youth small – youth x-large.

football kits rug

Indoor Football Field: Dalyn Rug All Stars Football Ground Kids Rug

He’ll love playing games on this woven nylon rug that resembles an actual football field. You can choose from the following sizes: 3’3″ x 5′, 4’5″ x 6’9″, and 6’7″ x 9’2″. It makes a great piece for his sports-themed room.

magnetic one touch holders

For Those Special Cards: Ultra Pro 75pt Magnetic One Touch Holders

These holders guarantee safety for those extra special sports cards. Each one holds cards up to 75pt thick and uses a magnet to hold the case together.

ArmoGear laser tag blasters and vests

Laser Fun: ArmoGear Infrared Laser Tag Blasters and Vests

He definitely won’t have trouble finding someone that wants to play this! ArmoGear designed a laser battle mega pack with all of the extras. It has target vests, night vision, invisibility mode, voice-guided directions, and has a shooting range of 150 feet.

4 teams can switch between pistol, shotgun, rocket, and machine gun. Most importantly, it’s 100% safe using Child Safety Infrared Signal Emission.
Players can choose to play with the vests or without just by flipping the switch on the receiver.

Each receiver has a lives remaining indicator, team selector button, and an LED shooting indicator. He’ll never want to come back inside!

bow&arrow archery set

Archery For Beginners: Marky Sparky Faux Bow 3 Foam Bow & Arrow Archery Set

If he’s always wanted to try his hand at archery, this is the perfect present! The 3.0 “Bow-Tip” quiver holds 6 arrows and will shoot up to 100 feet. It’s a safe alternative to learning with a real bow and arrow.

The arrows have foam tips. It’s durable, yet lightweight, and a fun gift idea!

baseball board game

Let’s Play Ball: Fremont Die MLB Full Count Baseball

This fun board game by Fremont is officially licensed by the MLB. It features all 30 teams and teaches kids the rules of the game. It comes with a realistic ball park game board, 4 game pieces for each MLB team with logos, and a dry erase scoreboard and marker.

2-4 players can play, and it lasts 45-60 minutes.

sport table lamp

For His Room: Ashley Furniture Signature Design – Nyx Sports Table Lamp

This sports fan table lamp is made of polyresin and features a fabric hardback shade. It’s the perfect color to match any 8-year-old boy decor. It measures 11.75″ x 11.75″ x 23.75″.

Slammo game set

Fun Outdoors: GoSports Slammo Game Set

Slammo is the perfect outdoor game for him and a few friends. It’s basically 2 on 2 volleyball. It comes with a target, 2 competition size balls, a training ball, rules, and a carrying case. Teams try to bounce the ball to the net.

It’s easy to learn and fun to play.


Word Fun: MLB Mad Libs Paperback

A great way to relax or spend a rainy day with a friend, this edition of Mad Libs has a MLB twist. It includes 21 original stories about the history, players, teams, and even superstitions. He’ll have a blast making up stories about his favorite sport!

sport sunglasses

Block the Sun: VATTER TR90 Unbreakable Polarized Sport Sunglasses

He’ll love these polarized sport sunglasses with a composite frame and lens. Each pair is lightweight and contains a filter that prevents glares. Made of soft silicon, they’re unbreakable and will last until he grows out of them.

They have UV400 eye protection. You can choose from a combination of 15 different colors including red frames with black lens, black frames with blue lens, black frame and lens, and even black frames with red lens.

You’re sure to find a pair that will match his style!

Book of who baseball

Everything Baseball: Big Book of WHO Baseball

This hardcover book from Sports Illustrated has tons of baseball stats and photos. It includes player profiles and facts and divides them into 5 categories including: Champions, Super Sluggers, Cool Characters, Record Breakers, and Prime Pitchers.

He’ll spend hours reading about his favorite players.

art sport canvas decort

His Fave Sports: Natural Art Soccer Football Sports Themed Canvas Room Decor

Another idea for his room is this set of 4 rugged canvas art prints. Available in 2 sizes, you can choose between 12″ x 12″ or 16″ x 16″.

hover soccerball set

Indoors Soccer: Hover Soccer Ball Set with 2 Goals, Air Soccer with Led Light

Alone or with friends, this is perfect for the active 8 year old. The hovering soccer ball has a foam bumper and it comes with 2 goals that can be set up anywhere. The soccer ball features multi-color LED lights so it can even be played in the dark.

An inflatable ball and pump is also included so they can use their imagination and come up with many different game ideas.

Spot it! game

Spot It With a Football Twist: MasterPieces NFL League Version Spot It

This Spot It game by MasterPieces is an NFL edition and features tons of NFL symbols for him to identify and match on cards. It comes with 55 different cards and 5 different mini games. You can also choose a specific themed version of Spot It featuring his favorite team.

There are 11 different themes available including the Seattle Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots, and New York Giants.

flying rings

A Twist on Frisbee: Activ Life Best Kid’s Flying Rings

These flying discs by Activ Life are 80% lighter than the standard discs. They don’t hurt your hands when catching, and they’re designed to fly straight. They float and can be used in the pool! There are 7 different color combinations available including black/white, red/blue, and glow in the dark!

rocket launcher

Stomp to the Sky: Marky Sparky Blast Pad Rocket Launcher

This fun rocket launcher shoots rockets over 200 feet in the air with a simple stomp on the blast pad! It’s perfect for the 8 year old boy with tons of energy. He can play alone or compete with friends.

The blast pad launcher is designed to withstand years of stomping and jumping. It comes with 3 rockets that measure 10.5″ and have foam tips.

Sling ball game of catch

High Flying Fun: Djubi Classic – the Coolest New Twist on the Game of Catch!

A fun new way to play catch, the object of Djubi is to point your racquet toward the target and slingshot the ball. It can fly as high as 100 feet! The other player catches it with his racquet that features a deep net.

The set comes with a launching hook, catching net, 2 racquets, and 2 balls. He’ll love playing this twist on the game of catch with his friends.

capture the flag nighttime outdoor game

Great Fun for Big Groups: Capture the Flag REDUX: a Nighttime Outdoor Game

A new twist on an old game, this Capture the Flag REDUX will be a huge hit. It comes with 25 light up game pieces, and there are over 12 different ways to play. It’s made for 4-20 players anywhere there’s plenty of space to run.

It also comes with batteries that will last for a dozen or more games! The kit includes 2 glowing orbs (flags), 5 territory lights to mark sides, 8 jail markers for boundaries, 10 LED glow bracelets, and directions for game variations.

It’s such a simple idea, but so fun to play! They simply pick teams, mark territories and jails, hide the orb, and play. Game variation ideas include allowing certain players to have special abilities including ghouls and traitors.

matching game

Match Your Faves: MasterPieces NFL Matching Game

He’ll have a blast playing this memory matching game featuring his favorite NFL teams. It’s a great way to spend a rainy day. This matching game is also available for Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League.


With this list, the hard part will be just choosing one present! If you’ve ever given or received an amazing gift for an 8 year old boy, please comment below.

Also, be sure to share with your friends and family so they can find the perfect gift too!

40 gifts for the 8 year old boy who loves sports

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