Don’t get overwhelmed by the myriad of toy and gift choices for kids! You can find the best toys and gifts for 7-year-old boys- from STEM toys to sports to trucks and everything in between- in a variety of price ranges.
All of these toys are researched and vetted by real moms. We read the reviews, checked the specs, and we tell you the truth about these toys.
Here’s our master list of best toys and gifts for 7-year-old boys.
|Top 10 Toys and Gifts for 7-Year-Old Boys
||Why It Is Best||Mom Rating|
|Razor A3 Kick Scooter||Durable and Encourages Movement||♥♥♥♥♥|
|Marble Genius Marble Run Extreme Set||STEM Toy||♥♥♥♥♥|
|Qwirkle Board Game||Strategy Development||♥♥♥♥♥|
|Tonka Classic Steel Front End Loader Vehicle||Simple Fun||♥♥♥♥♥|
|Spalding NBA Over-The-Door Mini Basketball Hoop||Authentic Look and Active Fun||♥♥♥♥♥|
|VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2||Age Appropriate Technology||♥♥♥♥♥|
|Royalbaby RB16B-6O BMX Freestyle Kids Bike||Classic Gift||♥♥♥♥♥|
|All-New Kindle Fire HD 8 Kids Edition||Encourages Reading||♥♥♥♥♥|
|LEGO City Police Station 60141 Building Kit||Classic Building Fun||♥♥♥♥♥|
|Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-28||Early Chapter Book Reading||♥♥♥♥♥|
Fantastic Gifts and Toys for 7-Year-Old Boys
Razor A3 Kick Scooter
Razor scooters have retained their popularity over the years. If your seven year-old boy doesn’t already have a Razor A3 Kick Scooter, then this should definitely be on your gift shopping list. The A3 model is an updated version of the traditional Razor scooter but with larger wheels. This scooter has all of the features you expect from the Razor brand. This version is recommended for ages five and up and will support up to 143 pounds, which means it will last for several years. Like with bike safety, add a kid’s bike helmet to this gift package and ensure the helmet is worn any time your child rides his Razor scooter.
The biggest benefit with the Razor A3 Kick Scooter is that is encourages movement and action. With 1 in 3 children now considered obese, it’s more important than ever to enough physical activity with our kids. The Razor scooter makes exercise fun. Also, this product grows with the child, as the handlebars are height adjustable. Razor scooters also have a patented folding mechanism that make them easy for travel, whether your heading out on a road trip or just to the local skate park.
- Height-adjustable handlebars
- Patented folding mechanism
- 180 day warranty
- Aircraft grade aluminum construction
- Rear fender brake
- Heavier than the A model
- Not available with light up wheels
Why I’d Buy It
Both of my children have Razor scooters already. I like the Razor brand for its durability. The Razor A3 Kick Scooter would be a good update for added stability because of the larger wheel size. I think toys that get kids moving make great gifts. I also like that Razor scooters are available in a variety of color options.
Marble Genius Marble Run Extreme Set
Constructive marble run sets offer hours of fun designing and building marble mazes. The Marble Genius Marble Run Extreme Set with 145 pieces is a quality plastic, buildable marble set perfect for seven year-old kids. This is a great starter set because it has enough pieces to build a large set or two smaller sets for racing marbles. Marble runs are STEM toys that encourage engineering skill development. Problem solving is required to put the pieces together in a way that allow the marbles to roll from the starting point to the exit of the maze. If the pieces aren’t connected properly, the marble will stop moving. That’s why this is a great toy to help kids learn while they have fun.
The Marble Genius Marble Run Extreme Set is a STEM toy that creates learning opportunities without your son ever knowing. This set uses standard sized marbles which make it easy to find replacements. The plastic pieces are durable and sturdy. The pieces also come in a variety of shapes and sizes to allow for many different construction methods. There’s also an ample supply of larger pieces. This set isn’t just overloaded with the smaller options. This is a quality marble set that should last for years.
- 145 pieces
- Works with standard sized marbles
- Nine sturdy base pieces
- Compatible with other sets from the same brand
- 20 marbles included
- Instructions aren’t great for building guidance
- Not BPA free
- Not compatible with other brand marble sets
Why I’d Buy It
My son received a plastic marble run set a few years ago, and at age nine, he’s still playing with it. This toy has lasted both in quality and interest, making it a good investment. I do recommend the sets with more pieces because it allows for more building options. At our house, marble races are a popular entertainment option. The sets with more pieces means you can build two runs side-by-side for racing. I also like that this encourages engineering problem solving in a fun and creative way.
Qwirkle Board Game
Qwirkle is a tile based board game that encourages strategy and problem solving. The goal of the game is to create a “qwirkle” of six tiles of either the same shape or color. The game’s instructions are easy to follow, which makes Qwirkle a great option for seven year-old children. Board games make great gifts for children, and Qwirkle is still a game that many families don’t have in their board game collection yet.
Qwirkle encourages tactical problem solving and strategic planning in an easy to incorporate way. This game is fun for the entire family and is a great option for family game nights. The game comes with 108 wooden Qwirkle game pieces, a drawstring storage bag and instruction rule book. Qwirkle was even recognized with a Parents’ Choice Award as a choice game. I like the quality of the pieces and skill required with this game.
- For ages 6 and up
- Includes storage bag
- Quality wooden pieces
- Great to learn game strategy
- Fun for entire family
- Buy the original and avoid knockoff brands
- Some seven year-olds may find this too challenging
Why I’d Buy ItQwirkle is one of our family’s favorite games. The drawstring storage bag makes Qwirkle packable for travel. I like that it encourages strategic and tactical thinking. Also, this is a favorite product to give for birthday gifts for both boys and girls. Overall, it is a fun game that is sure to become a family classic.
Tonka Classic Steel Front End Loader Vehicle
The great thing about seven year-old boys is that they’re not too old to play with trucks. Steel Tonka trucks make an excellent toy for both indoor and outdoor play. The Tonka Classic Steel Front End Loader Vehicle is a great addition for your boy’s truck collection. The heavy frame makes this toy durable. Tonka trucks are great for digging in the sandbox or making roads in the yard. Your boy will love this classic toy.
I’ve always felt like trucks are to boys what baby dolls are for girls. They allow for imaginative play. The simplicity of the Tonka Classic Steel Front End Loader Vehicle leaves space for children to play free range. It doesn’t require batteries or instructions. You can just give it to your child and let them play. Also, the steel frame durability makes this a toy that will last.
- Sturdy steel construction
- Lifetime guarantee
- Tonka brand quality
- Loader is plastic not steel
Why I’d Buy It
The Tonka Classic Steel Front End Loader Vehicle is a simple and fun gift for little boys. I like that this toy encourages imaginative play. It doesn’t make sound or have any electronic functions. This is truly a classic toy that leaves room for kids to direct the play. They will love this unexpectedly simple gift.
Spalding NBA Slam Jam Over-The-Door Basketball Hoop
The Spalding NBA Slam Jam Over-The-Door Basketball Hoop makes a great gift for athletic kids of all ages. In fact, this would make a great gift for an adult for their office door! This basketball hoop comes with a padded polycarbonate backboard that protects your door. The backboard looks authentic and is high quality and durable. The set also includes a mini basketball that fits the hoop. Seven year-old boys will love the grown up feel of this toy even though it is age appropriate. Also, this toy has staying power to keep them playing for years to come.
The shorter and colder days of winter usually mean more time is spent indoors. That can mean less physical activity for kids. The Spalding NBA Slam Jam Over-The-Door Mini Basketball Hoop is a great toy to keep your boy moving all winter long. Also, this toy can be fun for the entire family. The kit includes everything you need to shoot hoops indoors.
- Looks like a real hoop
- Includes backboard, hoop, mounts and ball
- Padded hooks to protect door
- The ball will leave marks on the door after a lot of use
- Only includes one ball
Why I’d Buy It
My son actually received this gift for Christmas when he was seven years-old. That was two years ago and the quality of the Spalding NBA Slam Jam Over-The-Door Mini Basketball Hoop has held up to daily abuse. This is a toy with staying power which makes it a solid gift in my opinion. Boys are sure to love this fun, authentic-looking and lasting basketball hoop.
VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2
Just like adults, kids love electronics. Unlike adults, however, seven year-olds are not old enough for the freedom to communicate over the internet without adult monitoring. That is what makes the VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2 perfect for younger children. It has the look and feel of a higher end smartwatch without the freedom to communicate via the Internet. The VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2 is designed with kids in mind. It has dual cameras, games, displays the time in both digital and analog form and even has a changeable band. One extra band is included in the deluxe set. Photos can be downloaded to a computer, but kids can’t post directly to social media.
The VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2 is a good introduction to smartwatches. It has the look and feel of a smartwatch without the hefty price tag or connectedness. Be aware that this is a toy and is intended for children. It won’t have the flashy, high-tech imagery of higher end smartwatches. However, if you are looking for a child appropriate, introductory smartwatch, this is a great option.
- Designed for kids
- Switchable band
- Sweat and splash resistant
- Pedometer included
- Two-way dual camera
- Parental controls
- Downloadable games
- Doesn’t offer all the connectivity of some smartwatches
- Introductory, kid-only smartwatch
Why I’d Buy It
Younger kids want to feel grown up and have all the toys they see tweens and teenagers play with. I like that this watch offers more than just displaying the time, but also encourages kids to learn to manage time. I also like that while this is technically a smartwatch, I am still the gatekeeper with who can contact my child. It doesn’t have texting or calling features. This is a simple introductory smartwatch that’s fun for kids. Some reviews were disappointed that this watch wasn’t higher tech, but for me, that’s exactly what I’m looking for – age appropriate technology options.
Royalbaby BMX Freestyle Kids Bike
Every kids needs a bike! If your seven year-old has not graduated from his scoot bike yet, it’s time to invest in a big boy bike. Even if he’s already riding a peddle bike, a bigger bike will go faster and make him feel like a big kid. The Royalbaby BMX Freestyle Kids Bike is a quality choice to upgrade your boy’s bicycle. This bike’s BMX style will work well both around the neighborhood and for jumps and ramps at the skate park. Any boy would be happy to see a new bike wrapped up just for them.
Bicycles encourage physical activity and freedom in children. Riding a bike is a lifelong skill. The Royalbaby BMX Freestyle Kids Bike introduces functions of a big kids bike like dual brakes but also includes training wheels for new riders. This is a bike that can grow as your boy’s riding skills mature. Also, this bike comes 95% assembled to make it easier to for parents. Combine with a new kid’s bike helmet to complete the gift.
- Quality construction
- Includes training wheel option
- Height adjustable seat
- Includes water bottle and holder
- Six color options
- Some assembly required
- Training wheels included only up to 16 inches
Why I’d Buy It
I always prefer toys that encourage movement over electronics, and I think every kid needs a bike. Riding a bicycle is a lifelong skill. The Royalbaby BMX Freestyle Kids Bike offers solid quality and functionality. I also like that this bike comes mostly already assembled to gift preparations easier.
Kindle Fire HD 8 Kids Edition
If you are going to allow your kid the freedom to be on electronics, I recommend the All-New Kindle Fire HD 8 Kids Edition. Unlike some other more expensive and extended internet access electronics, the Kindle Fire Kids Edition is designed for kids with parental controls. The Kindle also encourages reading, and parents can even set it up to require a certain amount of time of reading before kids can do any other activities on the Kindle. This Kindle version comes with a durable kid-friendly cover to protect the device from drops and rough seven year-old boy behavior.
The Kindle Fire HD 8 Kids Edition is durable and build to withstand some moderate abuse that is to be expected from a seven year-old boy. Also, the parental controls give parents peace-of-mind regarding what your child is viewing online. The 10-hour battery life keeps the Kindle working for long periods of time. When purchased new from Amazon, the Kindle includes one free year of access to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited. The other huge benefit is it encourages reading for boys. This is a great tool, especially for reluctant readers. Kids Kindle cases are also available for purchase to make transport and storage easy.
- Designed for kids
- Durable protective case
- 10-hour battery life
- Includes 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited
- Parental Settings
- Two year guarantee
- 8 inch screen
- 32 GB
- Charger included
- If kids download lots of videos, games and books, the storage fills up
- Wouldn’t recommend for children younger than elementary age
- Still needs parental guidance
Why I’d Buy It
Both of my children have Kindle Kids Editions. I like the durability the protective cover provides, otherwise, I wouldn’t have trusted them to be responsible for caring for a screen. I also like the parental controls that allow me to require reading time before they can watch videos or play games. I think the All-New Kindle Fire HD 8 Kids Edition is a better option for seven year-olds than an iPad. It is more age appropriate and durable. Plus, this is a product specifically designed for kids ages three and up.
LEGO City Police Station 60141 Building Kit
LEGOs are a classic kid’s toys and the options for characters and styles are limitless. While I love the classic LEGO sets, I think the City building kits are perfect for seven year-old boys. The LEGO City Police Station Building Kit is designed for ages 6 to 12 and is a good introductory set to the bigger LEGO sets. This makes a great gift option when paired with other LEGO building sets from the LEGO City line. The LEGO City Fire Station also makes a great gift for kids this age.
The LEGO City line is perfect for seven year-old boys regardless of which character or show they currently perfer. The LEGO City Police Station Building Kit has a timeless quality. LEGOs encourage both engineering and building skills and imaginative play. LEGOs are also durable and can be combined with LEGOs from any other set to create unique combinations.
- Proven LEGO quality
- Compatible with other LEGO sets
- Includes police car, police helicopter and mini figures
- Instruction book included
- Ages 6-12
- May require parent assistance for seven year-olds
Why I’d Buy It
The LEGO City line was popular at our house for years. I like that it isn’t tied to a specific character so that it stays relevant even as tastes change. LEGOs are a fun and creative toy that works well for boys and girls. This was at the top of my son’s list when he was seven. The LEGO City Police Station and Fire Station go great together to create a LEGO City world.
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-28
Mary Pope Osbourne’s Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-28 are the perfect addition to any seven year-olds library. The adventures of Jack and Annie take children throughout time and history. The Magic Tree House series is wonderful introduction into chapter books for early readers. Not only do readers enjoy the friendship and adventure of siblings, Jack and Annie, but they are also taught about different points in history and cultures. Both boys and girls will love the Magic Tree House books.
Books make wonderful gifts for kids, and box sets of favorite series give kids hours of reading fun without having to wait to get the next book. The Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-28 are age appropriate and will work for most seven year-old reading levels. For readers that may not be ready to read chapter books independently, this series is also great when read aloud. Give the gift of books!
- Popular kids book series
- Age appropriate content
- Starts with book 1 for introduction to series
- Some seven year-olds may not be able to read independently
Why I’d Buy It
I love to give kids books and The Magic Tree House Boxed Set is a great gift for seven year-olds. The book series appeals to both boys and girls. I also like that it gives a view of different times in history and diverse cultures while taking kids along on Jack and Annie’s fun adventures. The Magic Tree House Series also has higher level reading adventures to grow with your child.
Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes
The award-winning Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes offer endless entertainment for active seven year-old boys. The toy includes three stunt planes designed for performance by aeronautical engineers and a launch pad with hose. No batteries are required! In fact, everything you need is included in the box. Simply place the plane on the end of the launch hose, stomp and watch as the plane sails through the air. This was named Top Toy of 2018 by Creative Child Magazine.
The Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes set is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focused toy. The soft foam material makes this toy safe for kids as young as five because you don’t have to worry about a hard plastic rocket crashing into them. Also the foam designed planes also allow for better flight and easier landing. This toy is 100% kid powered, which means no screens and no batteries needed.
- Award winning
- Three planes included
- Batteries not required
- STEM toy
Why I’d Buy It
I love the simplicity of this toy! It’s fun to see how high the planes launch. Also, I like that everything you need is included in the box, making gift giving easy. The brightly colored and aerodynamic design of the planes will be enjoyed by budding engineers. But, my favorite feature may be that this doesn’t require batteries or screens to have fun. I also like that this is classified as a STEM toy even though it is so simple.
Hot Wheels Star Wars Spaceship Model Toys
Most seven year-old boys love Star Wars and Hot Wheels. The Hot Wheels Star Wars Spaceship Model Toys offer the perfect combination of the two. The set includes 12 die cast metal, hot wheel sized, Star Wars vehicles. The set also includes a plastic stand for each of the 12 vehicles. This set is designed to both be played with and displayed. Boys will love to play with the Hot Wheels sized Star Wars vehicles.
The Hot Wheels Star Wars Spaceship Model Toys provide lasting fun. The durability of Hot Wheels and lasting appeal of Star Wars make this a toy that will never grow old. For boys this age, this set will be fun to play with and imagine fighting alongside the Star Wars heroes and villains. Pair this set with the Hot Wheels Star Wars Death Star Portable Playset, which opens to add to creative play and can be used to store the Hot Wheels Star Wars vehicles.
- Quality of Hot Wheels brand
- Die cast metal
- 12 vehicles included
- Plastic display stands included
- Includes good variety of vehicles
- The sets may include different vehicles than pictured when ordered online
- Don’t get to select the specific vehicles included
Why I’d Buy It
I’d buy this because both Hot Wheels and Star Wars are desirable and fun toys. The Hot Wheels Star Wars Spaceship Model Toys are an especially fun gift when paired with the Hot Wheels Star Wars Death Start Portable Playset. Boys will have hours of fun exploring the galaxy with their quality and durable Hot Wheels toys.
Magna-Tiles 100-Piece Clear Color Set
Magna-Tiles are a STEM approved toy that invites hours of creative play. The Magna-Tiles 100-Piece Clear Color Set is the perfect Magna-Tile introductory set. Approved for ages three and up, this set includes enough toys for kids to build a variety of creations. Magna-Tiles are durable and designed to last. Magna-Tiles use magnets built into each piece to connect the pieces and hold the creation together.
Award-winning Magna-Tiles have received many awards, including from Toy Testers, Parents’ Choice and the Purdue University Engineering Thinking & Design Toy Award. This toy helps develop math, science, spatial and tactile skills. Not only do parents and educators love the Magna-Tiles 100-Piece Clear Color Set, but kids do too! This specific sets includes plenty of pieces to keep kids happy and busy. They won’t even realize they are learning while they play.
- Award-winning STEM toy
- 100 pieces included
- Brands other than The Original Magna-Tile brand offer lesser quality
Why I’d Buy It
Like LEGOs, Magna-Tiles invite creative building play. This toys works for both girls and boys and would make a great shared gift for siblings. I like that this is a timeless toy that can be enjoyed for many years. I also like that kids learn a fusion of science, math and design skills in a way that isn’t obvious to them. Purchasing the Magna-Tile 100-Piece Clear Color Set is an investment in a quality and lasting toy.
Doinkit Darts – Magnetic Dart Board
The Doinkit Darts Magnetic Dart Board is a magnetic dart board designed for inside play. This dart board game can be played independently or with a group. This toy is recommended for ages six and up making is a great gift choice for seven year-old boys. It has all the fun and appeal of traditional darts without the danger of a sharp tip. The magnetic darts won’t pierce skin or walls. The board includes hooks for hanging on the wall. It is also the same size and design as a traditional dart board. Seven year-olds will love this competitive, precision toy, and parents will love that it is safe.
Darts are a fun game to learn to play, and this toy makes it safe and easy for younger boys to learn. Darts is likely a new concept for most boys this age because of the danger risk of traditional darts. The Doinkit Darts Magnetic Dart Board gives boys the opportunity to learn the game and play independently inside without harming themselves, others or the home. And, this gift is a unique option for the boy that has everything.
- Authentic size and shape
- Recommended ages 6 and up
- Includes board and 6 darts
- Noise when darts hit the board
- Learning curve to teach kids the game
Why I’d Buy It
The Doinkit Darts Magnetic Dart Board is a great introduction to the game of darts without the risk of injury. I’d buy this because it is a perfect indoor toy to keep kids entertained during the winter. Also, it feeds the competitive nature of boys without requiring electronics or screens. Darts appeal to all ages for hours of fun!
TOP Gift Compact Shock Proof Binoculars
Binoculars make a great gift for seven year-old boys. However, expensive adult binoculars will only create trouble for younger boys who may drop or damage them. Instead, buy the durable Compact Shock Proof Binoculars for kids. These are specifically designed with a rugged cover to stand up to all your boy’s adventures. Whether they are playing spy games in the neighborhood or trying to get a view of the field when watching a live sporting event, these will give them the view they need. Boys will feel grown up with owning their own binoculars while parents have peace of mind that they won’t get destroyed easily.
The Top Gift Compact Shock Proof Binoculars are designed to stand up to the active nature of seven year-old boys. These real, working binoculars provide precision viewing to give your kid a great view of wildlife, sporting events and more. Binoculars create a sense of adventure and invite boys to explore their surroundings. These kid specific binoculars have a durable outer shell that will extend the life of the item.
- Real binoculars
- Precision viewing
- Rubber coating around eyepiece to protect lens
- Shockproof to protect from drops and falls
- Good quality for the price
- Small size
- Not perfect optics
- May be frustrating for young kids to learn to use
Why I’d Buy It
Most younger boys will not be ready to handle the responsibility of expensive and delicate binoculars. The Top Gift Compact Shock Proof Binoculars is a great option for a child to learn to use binoculars without the risk of breaking an expensive item. I think this would be a great option for kids to roam around the neighborhood, use for viewing animals or for sporting events. I like that they are durable and fun colored. However, these do not have the precision of expensive adult binoculars.
Bounty Hunter BHJS Junior Metal Detector
The Bounty Hunter Junior BHJS Metal Detector is perfect for your young explorer. Unlike pricey adult versions, you won’t be scared to let your boy search for treasures with this toy specifically built for children. This toy is designed for ages 6 to 12 and includes an adjustable handle to fit your child’s size. This toy is designed to allow kids to search for metal objects up to five inches below the ground. Be advised that this isn’t an instrument designed for professional metal detecting. But, it is perfect for seven year-old boys. This toy will invite hours of stress free fun searching for hidden treasures and lost items.
The Bounty Hunter Junior BHJS Metal Detector is specifically designed for children. If you have a boy that loves to collect coins and other lost objects, this toy is perfect. It detects all metals, like aluminum, silver and steel. However, it can be set to eliminate certain elements to avoid collecting trash. With a maximum finding depth of five inches, you won’t have to worry about your son digging up your entire yard. This is a unique and fun gift idea for adventurous boys.
- One year warranty
- Adjustable height setting
- Designed for kids
- Easy to use controls
- Quality instruction manual included
- Not designed for professional metal detection
- Only works up to five inches of depth
Why I’d Buy It
I love toys that are unique and interesting. The Bounty Hunter Junior BHJS Metal Detector offers both! This toy encourages adventure. It also encourages kids that might not love sports to get off the couch and move. Your boy will have hours of fun searching for treasures in the house, yard and neighborhood. Also, parents can create fun challenges for children by hiding objects or creating a scavenger hunt. This would be a great toy all year round, from beach combing to winter indoor hunts.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Mega Dinosaur Fossil Dig with 2 Dino Action Figures
The National Geographic Mega Dinosaur Fossil Dig with 2 Dino Action Figures set is a great gift idea for seven year-old boys that love science and dinosaurs. This set includes T-Rex and Triceratops play figures with movable joints, a dig brick with three fossils to uncover, digging toys, magnifying glass and learning guide. National Geographic toys provide a nice combination of learning and fun.
Seven year-olds are at the age where they don’t want to play with baby toys any longer. The National Geographic Mega Dinosaur Fossil Dig with 2 Dino Action Figures Set includes all the fun and excitement of dinosaurs in a toy that feels age appropriate. This set includes everything your child needs to explore the science of dinosaurs in one box. They can play pretend with the dinosaur play figures, dig for fossils like a real paleontologist and learn scientific facts about dinosaurs.
- Backed by National Geographic brand quality
- Age appropriate
- Includes imaginative play and guided activities
- Set includes everything needed
- Dig brick can only be used once to discover fossils
- Adult assistance may be needed for reading
Why I’d Buy It
The National Geographic Mega Dinosaur Fossil Dig with 2 Dino Action Figures set is a fun learning toy to reignite seven year-old boys’ interest in dinosaurs. This is a hands on discovery toy designed to let kids have fun while they learn. I like the National Geographic brand. This is a unique gift option that isn’t likely to be a duplicate. Pair with a subscription to the National Geographic Kids Magazine for a gift that will last all year long.
Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit
The Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit is a bestselling toy for seven year-old boys because it makes science fun. The 20 piece science kit encourages young scientists to explore and learn the basics of science, including chemical reactions and the use of science tools. This toy is designed for ages six and up, which makes it an age appropriate introductory science kit. Boys will have fun discovering science experiments designed with them in mind.
The Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit is a STEM approved toy perfect for encouraging kids to have fun while learning about scientific principles. The box includes a variety of tools to perform eleven different science experiments with adult supervision. The set also includes an activity guide with instructions for each activity. The set does require additional supplies like water, baking soda and coffee filters. Buy additional needed items ahead of time to avoid disappointment the day of.
- STEM toy
- Age appropriate science activities
- Quality instruction guide
- Not all needed items are included in box
- Some activities are messy
- Adult supervision required
Why I’d Buy It
Science kits are a fun way to encourage kids to learn about science. The Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit is designed for children ages six and up, which makes it perfect for seven year-olds. It will be simple enough to avoid frustration but will be challenging enough to keep it interesting. This is a fun mix of experiments that will teach children about scientific principles while they play. This is a great gift for boys and girls.
VTech Kidizoom Camera Pix
The VTech Kidizoom Camera Pix is a real digital camera specifically designed for children. This toy has an “old school” feel because it looks like a traditional camera instead of a camera on a phone. Today’s seven year-olds may not even know what a traditional camera looks like! But, this fun toy will inspire kids to discover the art of photography without the risk of damaging and expensive camera. The durable case protects the camera if dropped or banged. This toy includes video and voice recording capabilities. The camera is available in kid-friendly colors and offers the functionality of a real digital camera.
The VTech Kidizoom Camera Pix is a great introduction to photography for kids. The durable camera is designed with kids in mind, which means it’s easy to use and difficult to damage. The camera allows for digital photos, videos and voice recording. The camera also has built-in games for additional entertainment options. Kids will love downloading their photos!
- Durable case
- Digital photos, voice and video recordings
- 4 photo collage templates
- Easy to use
- Batteries not included
- No flash, daylight only photography
- Memory card not included
Why I’d Buy This
The VTech Kidizoom Camera Pix is a fun and affordable camera designed for younger kids to discover photography without the risk of damaging adult equipment. Both of my children have asked for cameras over the years, but I’ve been nervous about them breaking quickly. This toy offers the perfect solution. Kids will have hours of fun taking, downloading and looking at their photography creations.
Crayola Light-Up Tracing Pad
The Crayola Light-up Tracing Pad brings a new level of fun to coloring. The bright LED drawing tablet illuminates images to make tracing easier. Seven year-olds will love that this feels more grown up than just a traditional coloring book. With this set, kids can trace to make their own art creations. This helps develop fine motor strength and accuracy in writing. The set includes, coloring board, graphite pencil, 12 short colored pencils, 10 tracing sheets, and 10 blank sheets. It does require 3 AA Batteries that aren’t included.
The Crayola Light-up Tracing Pad makes art time fun. This toy comes in two version, one designed for girls and one designed for boys. The boy version has a blue light and sports and concert themed sheets. This toy encourages precision by using LED lights to make it easier to see the lines to trace. This will help kids feel like they are drawing more complex pictures. The paper-locking system holds sheets in place to keep the paper from sliding and creating frustration. This fun Crayola set would make solid gift for a budding artist.
- Paper locking clip to keep paper in place
- Includes drawing tablet, pencils and sheets
- Helps develop fine motor skills
- Batteries not included
- Only useful for tracing
Why I’d Buy It
The Crayola Light-up Tracing Pad makes tracing easier for younger kids. I also like that this encourages boys to continue with their art skills. The set includes sports themed sheets to trace, which makes it feel more for boys unlike some art sets that seem targeted more toward girls. Overall, I think this would be a good toy for indoor winter entertainment.
Everest Toys Crazy Forts, Glow in the Dark
Do you know what’s fun on a rainy or snowy day? Building a fort! The Everest Toys Crazy Forts, Glow in the Dark set, includes poles and glow in the dark connecting balls. The set is designed to build the fort structure but does not include the sheet to cover the fort. However, this set will spare your couch cushions the abuse of becoming a fort. Instead, kids can enjoy not only playing in their fort but also the building process.
Fort are fun! The Everest Toys Crazy Forts, Glow in the Dark fort building kit offers kids the pieces needed to build a fort for reading, napping or just hanging out. The only thing missing is a cover, which can be as simple as an extra bedsheet. This is an excellent toy for the kid that has everything but still just wants to be a kid. It also encourages imaginative play.
- Encourages problem solving and design
- 69 pieces for multiple design options
- Does not include cloths or sheets to cover the fort structure
- One set is only large enough for one kid
Why I’d Buy It
I like the Everest Toys Crazy Forts, Glow in the Dark set because it is a unique gift option. Forts are universally fun, and kids of all ages will enjoy this toy. It is a great indoor activity and packs up easily. Also, the stick and balls separate for easy storage. This toy encourages design and building skills. It is also a great option for a sleepover with the glow in the dark connecting balls.
Jumbo Magic Tricks Set for Kids
A magic set is a great gift for early elementary aged boys. The Jumbo Magic Tricks Set includes 28 magic props with an easy to follow instructional DVD. Your boy will love to show off his new magic skills. Boys are adventurous, but they also love being in on the show. This is a great toy for boys to learn the art of illusion at a very basic level. It is simple enough to not be frustrating without being too babyish.
The Jumbo Magic Tricks Set for kids is fun! Magic is entertaining, and boys will enjoy learning how the tricks work. They will love developing skills to trick their friends and be the center of attention. Magic is also a good way to understand illusion. This sets includes enough tricks to be entertaining without being overwhelming. It’s a compact table top set that makes for easy storage. Also, the helpful DVD makes learning and understanding each trick simple.
- Includes everything you need – props and instructions
- Age appropriate
- Includes instructional DVD
- Not too complex
- Small scale
- Cape and hat not included
Why I’d Buy It
This is a fun and unique toy that both boys and girls would love to receive. The Jumbo Magic Tricks Set would be perfect for playing at home, entertaining friends or even for the school’s variety show. I like that this set is simple and an easy introduction to magic. Also, I don’t think this toy would be frustrating for boys to figure out. More complex sets may be too mature for kids this age. The Jumbo Magic Tricks Set for Kids is designed for play and a great gift option for boys.
Franklin Sports MLS Mini-Insta Indoor Soccer Set
If you have a boy that loves soccer, then the Franklin Sports MLS Mini-Insta Indoor Soccer Set is an awesome toy for any boy. This set is a mini soccer set and not a full size set. The set includes two mini goals that are 22-inch by 17-inch by 15.5-inch. It also includes a 5-inch soccer ball, pump and needle. This set is designed for indoor play. This would be best set up in a hallway away from lamps and fine China. This would also make an excellent toy for a garage or basement.
The Franklin Sports MLS Mini-Insta Indoor Soccer Set can be used for drill and skill training on a small scale. But, I think the best feature is that it gives boys a way to be active indoors. This would also make a great gift for soccer loving girls. This mini soccer set is not super durable, but for the price it should provide hours of fun and active play.
- Encourages indoor movement
- Includes two goals, ball, pump and needle
- Mini version scaled for inside
- This is not a full size soccer set
Why I’d Buy It
If I’m honest, I’m not sure this toy would last more than one winter of indoor play. However, for less than the price of dinner out, you can give your kids the Franklin Sports MLS Mini-Insta Indoor Soccer Set to keep them busy and active on cold and short winter days. I also think for competitive families this could be a fun family activity.
Cozy Shark Tails Blanket by CozyBomB for Kids
One of the best things about seven year-old boys is they still love to snuggle. The Cozy Shark Tails Blanket by CozyBomB for Kidsis a smooth one piece blanket that offers durable seamless comfort. The 2018 edition is enlarged in size to fit kids up to 15 years old. This grey shark designed sleeping bag style blanket with fin is more than just a blanket. It also encourages creative play. Your boy will love snuggling in his new Cozy Shark Tails Blanket.
I like the duality of the Cozy Shark Tails Blanket by CozyBomB for Kids. It offers all the warmth and comfort of a traditional blanket but in a fun and creative style. This would make an excellent gift for any boy at any occasion. Boys love soft textures, and this blanket is designed with cozy comfort in mind.
- Shark theme
- Soft material
- Large size for larger boys
- 30 day refund option
- Durable quality
- Large size may feel too big for some boys
- Special washing instructions
Why I’d Buy It
I’d buy this gift for sure! I love that it isn’t a toy yet still encourages creativity and fun. This would make a great gift for a birthday party for a child you may not know so well. Also, I like that the quality is solid for the Cozy Shark Tails Blanket by CozyBomB for Kids.
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- Best Toys and Gifts for 10-Year-Old Boys
How the Gifts Were Chosen
One of the biggest things we paid attention to when creating this list was the milestones that 7-year-olds are achieving.
Seven year-old boys are physical and active. Now that they are well into elementary school, their find motor skills have developed. This means they can handle more complex toys with smaller pieces like those in a science kit. Also, toys that keep boys on the move are great to help manage the high energy level of boys this age.
Seven year-old boys are now much more emotionally mature than they were as preschoolers. However, they still benefit from routine and set expectations. Toys that encourage positive reinforcement, like board games and sports activities help build a boy’s confidence. Watch out for self-criticism if they don’t win. Offer encouragement and praise.
Seven year-old boys are becoming more independent and may enjoy more alone time. They also have a larger peer group and build relationships independent from their parents. Gifts like books and LEGOs are good for alone time. For play time with friends, it’s good to have things the kids can play without needing the help of an adult.
Seven year-old boys are curious and adventurous. Their math, reading, language and problem solving skills are also developing. Most boys enjoy sharing what they’ve learned with family, including younger siblings. Gifts that encourage learning and problem solving while incorporating fun are great for boys this age. Look for STEM approved toys.
FAQ’s for our Best Toys and Gifts for 7-Year-Old Boys
How Did You Select Toys for This List?
Finding the perfect gift is hard, and building a list of suggested toys is equally hard. For this list, I looked at a variety of toys at a range of price points. Also, I added gifts that my kids loved. I tried to avoid any items that were boring or too specific, like the Aquaman Black Manta Strike LEGO set. While many boys would enjoy this toy, it is just a little too narrow of a category to appeal to a large range of children. I wanted to add gifts that would work for most boys this age. I also chose toys that had lasting value, learning opportunities and good ratings.
How Do I Know Which Toys Are Age Appropriate?
Kids are fun to buy for, but you want to select gifts that are age appropriate and fun. Seven-year-old boys are still little. Most seven year olds are either in first or second grades. You want to choose toys that are appropriate for this age and development level. They are starting to gain reading skills and want toys that support their growing independence and knowledge. As you shop for the perfect gift, keep in mind that seven years old shouldn’t be rushed to grow up. Focus on gifts that support their imagination and building skills. Buy gifts that are intended for this age group.
According to WebMD, toys should be viewed as developmental learning toys. Simple toys are best to simulate creativity and spontaneity in play. Also, screen time should be monitored and limited. Most kids already have exposure to more screen time than they need, so focus on gifts that offer kids an alternative to screen time.
Would These Gifts Work for a Seven Year-Old Girl?
Yes! Boys and girls this age have similar interests and developmental milestones. Most of the gifts on this list would be loved by both genders and even other ages. It is best to look at each individual child to determine their interests, development and age appropriateness before giving any gift. The bottom line is to look for fun and unique gifts that have lasting interest and appeal.
How Do I Find Gifts that are Fun and Limit Screen Time?
As a parent, one of my biggest challenges is keeping my kids off of screens. Screens are everywhere and a part of today’s children’s environments. And, I don’t think screens are bad. But, I do think it’s important to limit screen time. This is especially true for younger children. I like to buy gifts that encourage movement like bikes, scooters, and outdoor games. I also like building sets like LEGOs and Magna-Tiles. With a solid combination of family rules and quality alternatives, kids will be just fine with limited screen time.
How Much Should I Spend On a Gift?
This question really depends on your relationship with the child. If you are buying a gift for your kid’s school friend, try and stick with $25 or below. In that case, spending too much can seem weird and be uncomfortable for the child and their parents. For cousins, nephews and close friends, $50 and under is a good price point. For grandparents, talk to the parents before you purchase a lavish gift. You don’t want to outshine the parents! Also, I like for gift givers to ask me about purchasing any gift over $50. This allows me to set appropriate boundaries for our family.
Are Actual Presents Better Than Gift Cards?
Yes! For seven year-olds, I think it is best to give an actual gift that they can unwrap. Kids enjoy unwrapping presents, and it’s delightful to experience a child discovering a new toy or thoughtful gift. Not to be critical, but gift cards are a lazy way to give a gift to a child. And, I don’t give gift cards to my children yet because I want them to learn how to graciously receive gifts. Unless you don’t know the kid, I recommend buying an actual item. Plus, it brings immediate satisfaction to the child.
What About Experience Gifts?
I’ve heard a lot lately about giving experiences over stuff. I love that idea! Zoo passes, museum tickets, live shows, sporting events and other experience gifts are great options for boys. However, seven year-olds are little kids and they may not fully grasp that the gift they are receiving is meant to be a future experience. I like to combine experience gifts with an actual, physical present. For example, pair binoculars for a trip to the zoo or a new baseball glove with tickets to a baseball game will round out a experience gift perfectly.
Shopping for and giving gifts to kids is fun! One of my favorite things is to pick out special gifts for my children. I especially love giving them a unique gift that isn’t on their wishlist but that I know they will love. This is what happened with my son’s over the door basketball hoop. I picked it up as a last minute gift, and it ended up being his favorite gift! Don’t be scared to get an interesting and unique item.
Gift giving should be a fun experience; however, gift shopping can be stressful. Give yourself plenty of time to buy for everyone on your list. Use your resources like online reviews and mom-approved toy guides like this one. Kids love to open presents, including seven year-old boys. Focus on gifts that are fun, interesting and unique. Find toys that limit screen time and encourage movement. But, most of all, take the time to enjoy your relationship with your seven year-old. They probably won’t remember what you gave them, but they will remember the time you spent with them.