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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 skill, like coding. You could even go with a funny gift, like a shark-themed bedding set or a cocoa mug that doubles as a basketball hoop for marshmallows.
Here, the best gifts for 7-year-old boys:
Klutz Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit
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 10 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.
"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
Spikeball 3 Ball Kit
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 sports for all ages.
"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
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
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
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.
Spooner Boards Freestyle
Finding a toy that encourages your 7-year-old boy to be active without hurting himself can be a daunting task, but we love the Spooner Boards. This innovative board helps teach children how to skateboard, surf, or snowboard, so they can build the skills they need before they hit the pavement. This 24-inch board improves core strength and stability and is the perfect active toy for outdoors or inside when it's cold or rainy.
"My boys had no difficulty coming up with endless ways to play on this freestyle board beyond stand on it and balance. The Spooner balance board takes the simplicity principle into the realm of athletic play."—Sarah Vanbuskirk, Product Tester
Crayola Build A Beast Craft Kits
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
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.
Realtree 24V UTV Ride-On Vehicle
Looking for the ultimate gift for your 7-year old? Try a mini version of a Realtree UTV. This thing can cruise around the neighborhood (don't worry a seatbelt is included) while giving your kid a sense of adventure. It also has a jack so they can listen to some tunes.
Dreamworks Dragons Hatching Toothless Interactive Baby Dragon
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
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'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
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% 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.
Arthur A. Levine Books Harry Potter Paperback Box Set
Give your 7-year-old boy the gift of reading with the same books you grew to love. This box set includes all seven Harry Potter books in a decorative display box. Every child will love growing up with America’s favorite boy wizard, and you’ll enjoy watching your child explore their love of reading.
Crayola Silly Scents Twistables Crayons
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 to protect the color core. For such an affordable price, this is a fun gift for any 7-year-old.
Bounce-Off Challenge Pattern Game
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
The HearthSong® BungeeBounce Bouncing Outdoor Tree Swing is a swing built just for your 7-year-old. It holds between 35-115 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.
We probably don’t have to tell you that most 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
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 7-year-old boy doesn’t love a remote-controlled car? 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
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
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.
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 At age 7, children are quickly expanding their vocabularies, grasping mathematical and scientific concepts, and improving their motor skills. While an overtly educational product might bore them, you’ll get extra points if you can find an engaging toy that also helps boost these developing skills.
Active Most 7-year-old boys are bundles of energy, so any product that gets them up and 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!