In this edition of our gift guide series, you will find a range of amazing toys and games for boys aged 7 years old. We have chosen a range of gifts to suit all different needs, occasions and personalities. There is sure to be something here your special little boy will love! We have also answered some FAQs parents and family often have about finding the perfect present for a young boy. These can be found at the end of the guide.
20 Best Gift Ideas & Toys for 7 Year Old Boys
In this section, you will find our reviews of 20 of the best gifts, games and toys for boys aged 7 years old. There is everything ranging from LEGO sets to books to outdoor toys. We have something here to suit everyone. No matter what your little boy is interested in, there will be something he will love here.
Guardian Bikes 20 Inch
Guardian bikes are one of the safest bikes for kids. They have a safer, patented brake system known as Sure Stop. This means that one brake lever controls both wheels, which can prevent kids from going over the handlebars if they use the front brake incorrectly. This 20 inch bike also has 6 speeds, and a lightweight frame. It comes 99% assembled, meaning your work will be done in less than 10 minutes. It even comes with all the tools needed. With this kids bike, being safe isn’t a compromise for being stylish. They come in a range of eye-catching color schemes, with coordinating wheels.
Osmo Genius Kit
Osmo games are great for transforming your tablet into a valuable learning tool for your child. You won’t feel guilty about their screen time when they are playing an educational, yet fun, game such as this. The Osmo starter kit comes with all you need to get started, and you can later purchase additional games to add to the fun. The games use physical elements such as letter and number tiles or even tangram puzzle pieces. The tablet base detects actions and movements, so you will see instant feedback on the screen. Kids can learn and practice important skills such as math and spelling, but in a really fun and unique way.
Anki Cozmo Robot
Cozmo is a real robot which looks like he’s come straight from a sci-fi movie! In reality, he is a smart robot who will learn and evolve the more he is played with. Beginners can learn to code with the simple program which can be downloaded to an iOs or Android device. The Anki Cozmo will provide hours and hours of fun – you can play various games such as memory match, or can explore the world through Cozmo’s eyes. The robot can be customized with accessories such as new treads or a hard carry case for safe storage and transportation.
LEGO City Mountain Police
This LEGO City police set is recommended for children between the ages of 6 – 12 years old, which means a 7 year old is sure to get many years of use from it. The set can be used to build a helipad, police motorcycle and two helicopters. The LEGO police station comes with 7 minifigures – 4 police officers and 3 criminals. The set has over 650 pieces, so building with it will keep kids busy for a while. They will also have loads of fun playing with the set once it is built.
5000 Awesome Facts About Everything
National Geographic kids books are great for curious kids who want to learn about the world. The 5000 Awesome Facts book covers everything ranging from bears to oceans to food. It is the perfect gift for kids who love to ask questions about everything. They will love impressing everyone with their new knowledge. Parents will love hearing their child sharing interesting facts about absolutely everything – they can be great conversation starters.
National Geographic Construction Kit
National Geographic kids toys make excellent gifts because they are well-made, educational and loads of fun. This ultimate construction kit can be used to make 100 different models, ranging from vehicles to dinosaurs. There are over 200 pieces, including a battery powered motor which can be used to make models come to life. There is also an interactive app which gives even more building opportunities, including 3D models and step by step instructions. The pieces easily snap together and there is a tool for taking the models apart. This means the pieces can be reused many times, so all 100 models can be built.
National Geographic LED Microscope
This National Geographic microscope is great for getting kids interested in science. It comes with two eyepieces, offering 20x and 50x magnification. There are over 50 accessories, including ready-prepared slides and a learning guide to help kids explore them. There are also blank slides included for kids to create their own. The microscope lights from above and below, and can be used to study larger objects as well as looking at slides. This is a great gift for curious kids who love exploring the world around them.
Remote Control Excavator
This RC excavator is great for boys who are looking for something a little different from remote control cars. It works just like a real excavator, with 680 degree cab rotation and 3 motors to lift the arm up and down. The range on the controller is over 100 feet, so it can be used on large construction sites! The arm can grab and lift objects – kids will have loads of fun practicing the controls and working on their hand-eye coordination.
Battleship Board Game
Battleship is a classic board game which is great fun for both parents and children alike. The game features 2 portable battle cases, so it is perfect for traveling or taking on vacation. This Battleship game comes with planes as well as ships, which adds to the fun and excitement of the game! This game is great for kids to learn to play together and take turns, as well as helping them learn to use strategy and problem solving.
The Headbands game is great for using at parties and sleepovers – it can be used by between 2 – 6 players. Players must take turns asking yes or no questions in order to figure out what the card on their head is, such as an animal or a type of food. The whole family will love getting involved in this game – it is sure to become a favorite for everyone and provide lots of laughter and memories. Kids will learn to use their reasoning skills, as well as learning to think critically.
Star Wars Ultimate Co Pilot Chewie
This Chewy Star Wars plush is interactive and loads of fun for kids who love the movie series. He has over 100 sound and motion combinations – he speaks in the Wookiee language, roars and even snores. Chewbacca comes with his bandolier and satchel for added authenticity. FurReal toys are almost like pets – they are for playing with and living with rather than being left in a cupboard and forgotten about.
Disney Pixar Cars Mini Racers
Disney Cars toys are popular with boys of all ages. This racing game is great fun – it comes with mini vehicles and a speed launcher to blast the cars into the arena. There are obstacles to knock down and targets to hit, before winning the Piston Cup! There is a storage area for the mini vehicles, and the raceway can be packed up for more fun on the go. Two cars are included, although others are available separately if you want to start a collection.
Acoustic Guitar Starter Pack
This guitar for beginners is great for children who want to start playing straight away. The kit comes with a guitar which is sized for kids aged 6 years old and above, as well as a strap, tuner, picks, spare strings and a carry case. There are also chord charts to help kids learn the basics. The guitar has features to make it easier for kids to play, and it is very good quality for the price. If you want to make this a really great gift, consider adding a book on guitar lessons for beginners too.
Skywalker Sports Modular Jungle Gym
The Skywalker jungle gym is a great outdoor toy for those who have plenty of space to set it up! It can hold up to 7 kids at a time, making it great for parties and playdates, or if all the neighborhood kids want to come around! The modular design allows the layout to be changed, and the parts are all tested for durability as well as safety. The steel frame is weather and rust proof, and the chain elements are plastic coated for protection and safety. Kids will have hours of fun and will burn off loads of excess energy with this great set.
Rollplay 12 Volt Ride On
This Rollplay electric ride on toy is great fun for kids over 6 years old and weighing under 110 pounds. It can reach a top speed of 6 mph. Turning is easy – simply leaning left and right will control the vehicle. The handlebars are designed to offer protection, and the red flag also makes the rider more visible. There are pedals to start and stop the vehicle, so it is easy to learn to use. The vehicle is so easy to maneuver, kids will have hours of fun riding around obstacle courses with it!
Shifu Orboot Augmented Reality Globe
The Shifu Orboot is an educational globe toy, which comes with a compatible app for maximum interactivity. The app is free to download on Kindle, iOs and Android systems, meaning it is accessible to most. Kids can have a virtual tour around the world, learning about different cultures, monuments, animals and even the weather. Kids will love the 3D effect on the app, which also comes with music and voiceovers.
Franklin Sports Croquet Set
This croquet set is great fun for kids to play outdoors with their friends and family. There are 6 mallets included, so the whole family can get involved. Everything comes in a bag which is great for transporting and storing the set to keep all the pieces together. Croquet is a great game for kids of all ages to play – all the family will have fun playing together making memories and getting some fresh air!
This stunt scooter is ideal for kids aged 7 – 14 years old, even if they have no prior scooter experience. The scooter is lightweight yet tough at the same time, and has high quality parts to help kids learn basic tricks. Parents will love how easy the scooter can be assembled – there are only a few bolts to tighten and it’s ready to ride. This is a great scooter to use at the skate parks once your child has built up some confidence.
Boys Walkie Talkies
These kids walkie talkies are great for kids who love to play outdoors. They can be used at the playground, on a camping trip or even just at home. They have an excellent battery life of 9 hours on standby or 3.5 hours continuous use, which should be enough for a fun day exploring. The range is 3 miles, or up to 5 miles in an open area, so they can be used by groups who will be splitting up too. Kids will have loads of fun playing imaginary spy games with these 2 way radios, and they are also practical for parents.
KNEX Looping Light Up Roller Coaster
The KNEX roller coaster is a great building project to keep kids busy over the Christmas period. It contains around 450 pieces, and stands at over 2.5′ tall. The total track length is over 12′, and the track even glows in the dark. The roller coaster car lights up too, making this a really fun toy to use in the dark! Expect this to take a few hours to assemble, and some parental help might be required. There are other products in the KNEX Thrill Rides series, so this is the perfect toy for starting a new collection.
Top Tips to Help Pick Great Gifts for 7 Year Old Boys
It can be difficult to know what a 7 year old is interested in. It helps to look at age recommendations on products, or read reviews from other parents. Alternatively, keep an eye out if your child sees anything advertised on TV that they like. They might also mention if they see something they like when you are out shopping. You could also ask your child to write a letter to Santa to find out what they really want!
Things to Consider When Choosing a Present for Seven Year Old Boys
There are a few things worth thinking about when it comes to choosing the right present for a boy who is 7. Make sure that the toy or game isn’t too advanced. Some kids like playing with their older brother’s toys but this isn’t always ideal. On the other hand, it’s best not to choose something which is too simple either as this will get boring quickly. Look for some good brands such as LEGO, KNEX, Hasbro, Mattel and Nerf. You can be sure that these big brands offer high quality products which can withstand the rough and tumble of young boys!
Types of Birthday Gifts That 7 Year Old Boys Love
We feel any of the gifts reviewed here would make a great birthday present. Depending on the season of the birthday, this might influence the type of gift you will choose. Outdoor toys are great for summer birthdays. On the other hand, board games, building toys and similar are great for winter birthdays, when more time is spent indoors.
How to Choose a Special Christmas Gift for Boys Aged 7
Seven year olds love Christmas, so choosing the right gift is important. There are so many great choices, it can be difficult to figure out what is best. Choosing one of the ‘top holiday toys’ is usually a safe bet – these are toys which most 7 year olds love! Any of the gifts here would be great for Christmas too, although the outdoor toys may not get as much usage if you live in a colder area.
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