Gift Ideas for 8 (and 9) Year Old Boys (Dinomite's Wish List)


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Yesterday marked only 3 months left until Christmas. For some that doesn't mean anything, but for those on a tight budget, or those who are early shoppers, it means everything.  As I contemplated what gift guides to compile for the holiday season, I decided the best items to share would be those that my children actually want and are approved by me (their official Christmas wish lists).  This post is the first of a 6 post series that will roll out over the next few weeks.  The series will include:

Gift Ideas for 8 (and 9) Year Old Boys-Dinomite's Wish List

Gift Ideas for 6 (and 7) Year Old Boys-Bulldozer's Wish List

Gift Ideas for 6 (and 7) Year Old Girls-Princess' Wish List

Gift Ideas for 2 (and 3) Year Old Girls-Sunshine's Wish List

Gift Ideas for Mom-Renae's Wish List

Gift Ideas for Dad-Jason's Wish List

This first post: Gift Ideas for 8 (and 9) Year Old Boys, may just be my favorite guide.  Dinomite selected every item on the list.  He spent a significant amount of time window shopping on Amazon.  Lol.  If I had the funds to do so, I wouldn't hesitate purchasing all items on this list.  They are fabulous!  I have a feeling grandparents are going to have a tough time narrowing down choices this year.  Usually it's super easy to find items for the girls but not for the boys.  This year the opposite seems to be happening.  Dinomite has created an AMAZING list!

1.  LEGO Minifigure Year by Year: A Visual History

2.  Shark Tooth Fossil Set

3.  Animal X-Rays (Purchased)

4.  Geo World Bugs World Collection of 12 Real Insects (Purchased)

5.  Ultimate Fossil Kit - Set of 15 Real Fossils - Includes Rare Specimens! (Purchased)

6.  Marina Style Deluxe Aquarium Kit-5 Gallons (Purchased)

A science kit paired with a book makes a fabulous gift for any scientific explorer!

1.  LEGO Jurassic World Raptor Rampage 75917 (Purchased)

2.  LEGO Hobbit 79017 The Battle of Five Armies

3.  LEGO City Arctic Outpost 60035

4.  LEGO Superheroes Marvel's Ant-Man 76039

5.  LEGO Super Heroes 76034 the Batboat Harbor Pursuit (Purchased)

6.  LEGO Pirates Soldiers Fort

1.  TRIVIAL PURSUIT: World of Harry Potter Edition

2.  Love Letter Batman Boxed Edition Card Game (Purchased)

3.  LEGO The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3920

4.  Yahtzee: Avengers Age of Ultron Iron Man Board Game

5.  Monopoly: Jurassic World Edition Board Game

6. NFL Game Day Board Game  (Purchased)


1.  Schleich Female Giant Panda Toy Figure

2.   Safari Ltd. Goliath Grouper

3.  Safari Ltd Wild Safari Dinosaurs Megalodon

4.  Schleich Therizinosaurus Toy Figure

5.  Safari Ltd Wild Safari Sea Life Hammerhead Shark

6.  CollectA Sea Life Shortfin Mako Shark

(Animal figures paired with books make great gifts!)
1.  Disneynature: Monkey Kingdom 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack

2.  Newsies (Collector's Edition) (Purchased)

3.  Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)

4.  Star Wars Trilogy Episodes IV-VI (Blu-ray + DVD) (Purchased)

5.  Jurassic World - Limited Edition Packaging (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) (Purchased)
Dinomite watched Jurassic World at the Drive-In this summer and LOVED it!  This was after watching the first three Jurassic Park movies.  This is the only movie on his wishlist that is rated PG-13.

6.  Monsters Inc (Purchased)

No matter which sports team(s) your child likes, the ideas here can be easily accommodating.

1.  San Francisco 49ers 2015 Score NFL Limited Edition 17 Card Complete Team Set

2.  Sports Illustrated Kids (Purcahsed)

3.  Babe & Me: A Baseball Card Adventure (Purchased)

4.  Big 10 Conference 2014 Pocket Pro Mini Football Helmet Set

5.  NFL San Francisco 49ers Kid's '47 Brand Basic MVP Adjustable Hat, Red  

6.   San Francisco 49ers 60''x80'' Royal Plush Raschel Throw Blanket - Sky Helmet Style

Dinomite owns a Nintendo 2DS.  All of games in this section are specific to the Nintendo 2DS.  If your child owns a different game system, chances are, the games recommended here are still available.  You just need to check.

1.  Double Compartment Carry Case For Nintendo 2DS (Purchased)

2.  LEGO Jurassic World - Nintendo 3DS (Purchased)

3.  Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (Purchased)

4.  LEGO The Hobbit - Nintendo 3DS (Purchased)

5.  Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 - Nintendo DS (Purchased)

6.  LEGO Legends of Chima: Laval's Journey - Nintendo 3DS (Purchased)
1.  PLAYMOBIL Tactical Unit Car

2. PLAYMOBIL Covered Wagon with Raiders


3.  Transformers Age of Extinction Generations Deluxe Class Bumblebee Figure


4.  Transformers Age of Extinction Generations Leader Class Optimus Prime Figure


5.  Schleich Griffin Knight King On Horse Toy Figure


6.  Schleich Dragon Knight King On Horse Toy Figure


1.  The Complete Harry Potter Film Music Collection

2.  John Williams - Greatest Hits 1969 - 1999 (Purchased)

3.  The Lord of the Rings: Motion Picture Trilogy Soundtrack


4.  John Williams Conducts John Williams: The Star Wars Trilogy


5.  Music From The Pirates Of The Caribbean Trilogy

6.  Newsies: The Musical (Purchased)

If you were unable to find any gift ideas for the boy in your life, be sure to check back soon to see Bulldozer's lists. Among other things, his list will include some fabulous items for Star Wars and superhero lovers!

For more details about why our family puts wish lists together each year, be sure to read this post!

Have fun shopping!

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