The 19 Best Gifts for 7-Year-Old Boys in 2021

These are the gifts he’s going to want

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This ultra-cool Lego set helps your child construct ten moving machines.
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Spikeball is a fun sports trend that's easy to learn and fun for kids and adults alike.
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The perfect toy if you're looking for an active, STEAM-based game on a budget.
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This fun set allows kids to get creative and build their own bugs that actually move around.
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Unique, innovative, and just plain cool—you'll want to play with this right along with your 7-year-old.
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This craft set is the perfect gift for any kids who love DIY projects and animals.
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This is a fun gift for picky eaters or children who get distracted during mealtime.
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Fans of How to Train Your Dragon will love playing interactive games with their newly hatched friend.
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This treasure ship has adventures at every turn and a prize at the end.
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As Mario jumps from brick to brick, watch as he lights up and hear the sounds of the classic video game.
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Shopping for a gift for a 7-year-old boy can seem stressful at first, but it doesn't have to be! Focus on gifts that either play into one of his interests—like reading, video games, or sports—or get him something that will encourage a new interest, like a STEAM-focused gift. If you're looking for something to satisfy an active 7-year-old, outdoor gifts can be a great way to add physical activity while sticking to interests like nature, sports, or just running around with friends.

Here, the best gifts for 7-year-old boys.

Klutz Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit

Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit
What We Like
  • Teaches machine-building concepts

  • Makes use of stray legos

What We Don't Like
  • No storage included for legos

Sure, Lego's are fun, but the Klutz Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit takes building to a whole new level and is a great toy for a 7-year-old boy. This toy set helps your child construct ten moving machines that can do everything from tossing the trash to delivering a voice message. It comes with 80 pages of instructions, over 30 pieces, and all of the components your child needs to become a mini engineer. 

What Testers Say

"I love that this product gives kids a new way to access their Lego play. They are building machines, thinking about making their Lego’s move and doing things, which gets kids thinking about all kinds of cool things."—Sarah Vanbuskirk, Product Tester

What We Like
  • Games can be more or less competitive

  • Accessible to all fitness levels

  • Easy to assemble

What We Don't Like
  • Net frequently needs adjustment

If you want to encourage the child in your life to embrace the great outdoors a little more, the Spikeball Kit is a great option. This kit comes with the Spikeball net, three balls, a drawstring bag for easy carrying, and an instruction book filled with rules and tips. Spikeball debuted on Shark Tank, and since then, it’s gotten wide attention as one of the most unique outdoor games for all ages. 

What Testers Say

"I loved that you can play it for 5 minutes or an hour, and it’s still fun. It’s perfect for blowing off steam and can be taken just about anywhere and played on multiple surfaces."—Sarah Vanbuskirk, Product Tester

Hog Wild Toys Air Strike Catapult

Air Strike Catapult
What We Like
  • Can be adapted to many different games

  • Good for indoor or outdoors

What We Don't Like
  • Slightly expensive for a smaller toy

The Hog Wild Toys Air Strike Catapult is a nifty little toy that provides hours of fun for any 7-year-old boy. This catapult toy sticks to a desk or a table and allows your child to launch a soft foam ball up to 30 feet. It’s simple, but incredibly fun and can be adapted to many different games.

3Doodler Start Make Your Own HEXBUG Creature 3D Pen Set

3DoodlerHexbug
What We Like
  • Good for kids interested in STEM

  • Helps kids make robots

  • Includes fun templates to get started

What We Don't Like
  • Short battery life

This is such a cool toy for kids and it even teaches them some STEM skills. The Doodler pen makes it easy for kids to create 3D bugs. They simply use the pen to draw legs and wings, which are then attached to the bug molds. The bugs even have motors, so they can crawl around.

Wonder Workshop Dash Coding Robot

 Wonder Workshop Dash – Coding Robot for Kids
What We Like
  • Helps kids learn coding and robotics

  • Blockly app introduces new concepts

  • Great battery life

What We Don't Like
  • Expensive

If you are hunting for a gift for a 7-year-old boy that’s educational, interactive, and incredibly cool, check out the Wonder Workshop Dash Coding Robot. This dazzling little robot helps kids learn to code, all while having loads of fun. It provides up to five hours of active play while teaching children to explore loops, events, conditions, sequences, and how to program Dash Robot’s very own voice commands.

Crayola Build A Beast Craft Kits

What We Like
  • Helps kids with science and art skills

  • Learn animal facts

  • Molds set quickly

What We Don't Like
  • Each mold is one-time use

This is one craft animal-loving kids will adore. The kit comes with colorful clay that can be molded on a frame to create a shark, alligator, and chameleon. The mold dries fast, is mess-free, and when completed, the tails of the animals can even wiggle and shake.

Max Playful Sports Mugs

Playful Sports Mug
What We Like
  • Makes mealtime fun

  • Can be used for breakfast and snacks

What We Don't Like
  • Ceramic construction has risk of breakage

Who doesn’t love to play with their food? Let your 7-year-old boy take mealtime to the next level with the Playful Sports Mugs. With ceramic construction, these mugs have a built-in hoop or basket so you can “play basketball” with their cereal all morning long.

Dreamworks Dragons Hatching Toothless Interactive Baby Dragon

Dreamworks Dragons
What We Like
  • Hatch and teach baby dragon to fly

  • Plays interactive games

  • Unlock episodes 1-6 Dragons: Race to the Edge on VUDU

What We Don't Like
  • Toy only hatches once

Fans of How to Train Your Dragon will love this dragon that they can hatch themselves and bring it to life. Once they bring him to life they can bond with him and play interactive games with their new friend.

Treasure X Sunken Gold Treasure Ship Playset

Treasure X Sunken Gold Treasure Ship Playset
What We Like
  • 25 levels of fun and adventure

  • Encourages creative thinking

  • No batteries needed

What We Don't Like
  • One-time use

  • Kinetic sand requires clean-up

Explode the hatch, rescue the captain, fire the cannon. These are just some of the things a kid can do with this treasure ship. Speaking of treasure, there's real gold dipped coins at the end for anyone who avoids the traps and defeats the beast.

LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Mario Starter Course

LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Mario Starter Course
What We Like
  • Kids can build their own Mario course

  • Can be combined with other Mario sets

  • Plays iconic sounds and music from video game

What We Don't Like
  • Lots of small pieces

Lego's will forever be a classic toy and this set combines with another classic: Mario. The Mario Lego has color sensors and LED lights that respond to certain movements as he collects virtual points while jumping from the bricks and platforms. This toy can be combined with other Mario sets to truly make a challenging course.

Peggy van Neer and Erik Van Loo Shark Duvet and Pillowcase Set

Shark blanket set
What We Like
  • Shark design makes bedtime fun

  • 100 percent pre-shrunk cotton

What We Don't Like
  • Expensive

Want to make bedtime a little more fun? This Shark Duvet and Pillowcase Set will have your 7-year-old boy excited to climb into bed at night. Made from 100 percent cotton, this twin bed set comes with a shark duvet cover and a pillowcase that will turn your child’s bedroom into an ocean playground. If you thought bed sheets couldn’t be fun, this Jaws-inspired duvet set will make you think again. 

Crayola Silly Scents Twistables Crayons

Crayola Silly Scents
What We Like
  • Twist-up design doesn't need sharpening

  • Great for homework, crafts, and everyday

  • Fun and scented colors

What We Don't Like
  • Not washable

Encourage your child’s creative spirit with an upgrade on the classic crayon. These Crayola Silly Scents Twistables Crayons include 12 twistable crayons with fun scents to make coloring even more exciting. No sharpening is ever required, as these crayons twist up as you need more wax. For such an affordable price, this is a fun gift for any 7-year-old.  

Bounce-Off Challenge Pattern Game

Bounce off
What We Like
  • Good for groups to play

  • Simple game to learn

What We Don't Like
  • May be difficult for less coordinated kids

A fun twist on the traditional board game, the Bounce-Off Challenge Pattern Game is perfect for your next family game night. Draw a pattern card, then race to recreate the same image by bouncing the balls into the grid. The Bounce-Off game can be played with two to four players, and is a great way to encourage siblings to participate in friendly competition. 

HearthSong BungeeBounce Bouncing Outdoor Tree Swing

BungeeBounce Swing
What We Like
  • Great for outdoor fun

  • Convertible from swing to hanging rings

What We Don't Like
  • Hanging hardware not included

The HearthSong® BungeeBounce Bouncing Outdoor Tree Swing is a swing built just for your 7-year-old. It holds between 35 and 115 pounds and can be used as a swing or a bouncing chair. The seat can also be removed, turning the BungeeBounce into an acrobatic wonderland. 

What We Like
  • Three play styles for TV, tabletop, and handheld

  • Up to eight consoles can be connected

  • Supports all Nintendo Switch games

What We Don't Like
  • Membership features aren't the same across games


We probably don’t have to tell you that many 7-year-old boys are very much into video games, and the Nintendo Switch is the ultimate gift. While it’s a bit of a splurge, this gaming console will provide hours of fun for your child and his friends. Pair the system with kid-friendly video games, such as Mario Party, for a gift he’ll go wild over.

Razor E100 Electric Scooter

What We Like
  • Goes up to 10mph and includes brakes

  • Adjustable height handlebars

  • 90-day warranty

What We Don't Like
  • Only 40 minutes of use per charge

The Razor E100 Electric Scooter is the coolest way to get around. This 24V battery-powered scooter can hold up to 120 pounds and provides up to 40 minutes of play on a single charge. It travels up to 10 miles per hour and is a great way to scoot around the neighborhood.

JEYPOD Remote Control Car

What We Like
  • Control several cars in the same area without interference

  • Works on different outdoor terrain

  • Crash-resistant car

What We Don't Like
  • Requires 90 minutes to recharge

Is your 7-year-old into cars already? The JEYPOD has a sleek, colorful design and plenty of power. It can be controlled from up to over 250 feet away, and has tough tires and shock absorbers that ensure smooth driving even on a bumpy surface. Even the remote control looks amazingly cool.

Taylor Toy Store Basketball Hoop Hamper

What We Like
  • Encourages a clean room

  • Doubles as storage for dirty clothes

  • Good for basketball-themed room

What We Don't Like
  • Net is not detachable for laundry day

  • Thick hooks may make door difficult to close

Translate your 7-year-old’s love of sports into a cleaner room with this over-the-door basketball hamper. There’s a backboard to bounce items off of, and the bottom is a detachable laundry bag. A win-win!

NERF 36056 Walkie Talkies

Nerf Gun
What We Like
  • Works within 1,000 feet

  • Morse code button

  • Good for camping trips

What We Don't Like
  • 9V batteries are not included

Walkie Talkies are truly timeless, even in the age of the text message, and this Nerf-branded pair is perfect for your 7-year-old boy's next secret mission. They provide a clear signal from up to 1000 meters distance and even include a button for communicating in Morse code. Bring them to your kid’s next playdate or on a camping trip for spy-inspired fun.

What to Look for in a Gift for a 7-Year-Old Boy

Age Appropriate

When shopping for a 7-year-old boy, you’ll want to make sure the gift you pick is appropriate for his age group. This can be tricky, as 7-year-olds have outgrown toddler toys, but aren’t quite mature enough for pre-teen products. As such, you’ll want to use the manufacturer’s recommended age range to guide your purchase. 

Educational

While an overtly educational product might bore a 7-year-old, you’ll get extra points if you can find an engaging toy that also helps inspire an interest in reading, STEAM, or history.

Active

Many 7-year-old boys are bundles of energy, so any product that gets them moving will be a welcome addition to their household. Look for a toy that they can use outside or even with their friends—this type of gift will be a hit both with the recipient and his parents!

Why Trust The Spruce?

This article was written by Ashley Knierim, a freelance writer with over ten years of experience. From interior design trends to decor and more, she's covered a variety of home topics and knows what makes a product great. To make this list, she considered each pick's suggested age, as well as how active and educational it is.

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