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Waldorf gifts for 8 year old boys


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Max is turning eight.

He is becoming such a great helper to me around the house and with the other kids. He is kind and considerate. And full of ideas.

I often tell him, ‘you’re an ideas boy‘, which he loves to hear.

He is creative and passionate. His teacher tells me that he really loves learning. That he is a beautiful balance between the imaginative, creative soul while being a boy of our times (he tells me he wants to program computer games when he is older! So I know what she means).

So for his eighth birthday ~ in keeping with our gift giving philosophy ~ we are giving him…


Something he wants

Max loves tinkering and working out how things work. So we thought he would like this starter electronic kit, ClipCircuit.

He will be able to make his own circuits and experiment with the components.


Something he needs

Max’s teacher told us that the children in Grade 2 are at a great age to be given a compass.

They are starting to work out where they fit in the world around them.

For Christmas we might also give him a map of our area.


Something to wear for fun!

Max is pretty set clothes wise at the moment. But when I saw this sweet little gnome it called out to come home to him *wink*

Max is really into gnomes at the moment from reading the Limindoor Woods series. He is even having a gnome themed birthday party!


Something to read

We have two books for Max this birthday, The Eight-Year Old Legend Book and the recently released Gnomes and Friends: Tales of Limindoor Woods.

Last year we gave Max the Seven-Year Old Wonder Book and he really loved it (and I really enjoyed reading it with him), so we thought we would try the Eight-Year old book too.

And Max and I have loved reading about the lovely gnomes who inhabit Limindoor Woods, so when I heard a new book was out our choice was clear *grin*

For more birthday inspiration, you can read about the birthday chair here and Ruby’s fifth birthday gifts here.

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Blessings, Kelly










Waldorf birthday presents for a five year old

Ruby's fifth birthday

Ruby is five!

And such a delight. She truly is. Fairies follow her, while flowers call her name.

Ruby immerses herself in her play so fully, creating whole new worlds {often rearranging the furniture and all manner of nick-nacks in the making!}

So for her fifth birthday ~ in keeping with our gift giving philosophy ~ we gifted her…

Ruby's gift

Something she wants

We wanted to encourage Ruby’s imaginative play, so thought this sweet little letterbox would be just the thing!

She has delighted in it since. Little letters have been sent back and forth {I am not entirely sure where they are going, but she is happy!}

We’ve popped it on her bedroom wall, just near the doorway. And it is such a sweet little sight.

Ruby opening her gifts

Something she needs

Ruby has been working on her skipping at her Waldorf kindergarten, so we thought she might like to continue at home. So we picked up this cute little skipping rope with bear handles.

It is a little long yet, so we might need to shorten it somehow, but a good length if her dad and I swing it for her to jump.

birthday morning gift opening

Something to wear

We went a bit boring this time on the ‘something to wear’ but she was in need of new socks and knickers! And so that is what she got *smile*

Something to read

I was lucky to purchase a secondhand copy of The Story of the Butterfly Children from the Australian Waldorf Steiner Buy Sell Swap Group {such a great group for finding well priced secondhand Waldorf bits and bobs!}

I knew Ruby would love this sweet and magical tale. And it is so nice to look forward to Spring when in the midst of Winter.

Ruby had such a lovely birthday, and we enjoyed celebrating her

For more inspiration, you can see Teddy’s 2nd birthday gifts here, as well as Max’ 6th birthday party here.

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Blessings, Kelly