The 50 Best Gifts for 7-Year-Old Boys of 2023

Our favorite gifts from Nintendo, LEGO, Pokemon, Crayola, Osmo, Mattel, and more

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The 19 Best Gifts for 7-Year-Old Boys in 2022

The Spruce / Chloe Jeong

Fulfilling all of your 7-year-old boy's wishes for their birthday or holiday wish list can be a tall ask, but luckily the gift options for toys, games, clothes, and accessories are endless.

To help narrow your search, we tested and researched the best options on the market, considering various boys' interests and whether or not the gift encourages new skills or keeps him active. "Educational gifts are a fantastic idea, as it will allow the child to grow, develop and learn to explore the world," suggests Crystal L. Bailey, director of the Etiquette Institute of Washington. Based on these factors, our favorite picks include a high-energy game from Spikeball, engaging craft kits from Crayola, and Nintendo-themed builds from LEGO, for fostering his critical thinking and STEM skills.

Here, the best gift ideas for 7-year-old boys.

Marvel Titan Hero Series Action Figure Multipack

 Click image to open expanded view Marvel Titan Hero Series Action Figure Multipack

Amazon

When it comes to Marvel's Avengers, it's difficult to make your child choose which one is his favorite when all of them are so great! Give them a gift they'll adore and be able to have options on the daily with this series that contains not one but six action figures. Whether it be going to school, playdate, or gathering, your child can choose the one he wants.

Price at time of publish: $58

Spikeball Roundnet Combo Set with 3 balls and Backpack

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Spikeball Standard 3-Ball Kit

Amazon

Spikeball debuted on Shark Tank, and since then, it’s gotten wide attention as one of the most unique outdoor games for all ages. This lawn game kit comes with the Spikeball net, three balls, a drawstring bag for easy carrying, and an instruction book filled with rules and tips.

Our tester loved that the intuitive rules were a snap to learn for young kids. The game length is up to you; play one round in five minutes or keep going for hours. Based on the number of players and their ages, the game can get more or less intense. It is easy to customize the game based on the skill levels of the players without sacrificing any of the fun. "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," they shared.

Price at time of publish: $68

Pokemon TCG Pokemon GO Elite Trainer Box

Pokemon TCG Pokemon GO Elite Trainer Box

Pokemon TCG

If your 7-year-old is crazy about Pokemon GO, they'll love this card game version complete with an elite trainer box. Discover new strategies in the classic battle game with highly sought-after metallic cards featuring favorite characters like Charizard and Venusaur. Items from the mobile game appear in the cards, along with photorealistic artwork to take the beloved game to a new level.

Price at time of publish: $75

Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit

Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit

 Courtesy of Amazon

Sure, Legos 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 almost 80 pages of instructions, over 30 pieces, and all of the components your child needs to become a mini engineer. Our tester loved that this toy promotes creative thinking, saying "I love that this product gives kids a new way to access their LEGO play. They are building machines, thinking about making their LEGO bricks move and doing things, which gets kids thinking about all kinds of cool things."

Price at time of publish: $25

Klutz Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit

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Mattel Games UNO Ultimate Marvel Card Game

UNO Ultimate Marvel Card Game

Amazon

You may have played Uno before, but not like this. In Uno Ultimate Marvel Edition, you play cards featuring your favorite Marvel heroes, each with their own unique rules and abilities. The rules are simple like in the original game, with players matching numbers and colors in an attempt to get rid of all of their cards. With collectible character cards and new event and enemy cards, the game makes for hours of fun with friends and family.

Price at time of publish: $15

Crayola Build A Beast Craft Kits

Crayola Build A Beast Bundle, Model Magic Craft Kit

Courtesy of Amazon

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.

Monster Jam Garage Playset

Monster Jam Garage Playset

Monster Jam

While this play set might seem monstrous, it doubles as storage (to parents' delight) for the 25 included Monster Jam trucks. The 4-feet-wide play set includes a working elevator, ramps, tracks, lights, and sounds for hours of imaginative play. It's suitable for kids ages 3 and up, so the whole family can get in on the fun. There are plenty of moving parts and pieces to entertain kids for hours on end.

Price at time of publish: $56

LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Mario Starter Course

LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Mario Starter Course

Best Buy

LEGOs will forever be a classic toy and this set combines with another classic: Mario. The Mario LEGO has color sensors and LCD screens 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.

Price at time of publish: $60

Osmo Coding Starter Kit

Osmo Coding Starter Kit

Osmo

This gift seems like tons of games and fun for 7-year-olds, but they're secretly learning the basics of coding along the way. Osmo's Coding Starter Kit connects to an iPad along with physical blocks to control the character Awbie on the screen. Kids learn problem-solving and the basics of programming through composing melodies and completing 60+ puzzles. The skills get progressively harder as you go, so you continue to learn and develop for years.

Price at time of publish: $100

Wonder Workshop Dash

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Wonder Workshop Dash

Amazon

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.

Price at time of publish: $180

Create A Castle Indoor Sandcastle Building Kit

Create A Castle Indoor Sandcastle Building Kit

Create A Castle

Create A Castle proves that you don't need to be at the beach to enjoy the fun of building a sandcastle. The no-mess activity allows kids to build castles with the magic sand that sticks together like dough without crumbling apart. The included tools, molds, and carrying case make it easy to store and travel with. It's an endlessly interesting sensory activity kit that even adults will love building with.

Price at time of publish: $40

Treasure X Sunken Gold Treasure Ship Playset

Treasure X Sunken Gold Treasure Ship Playset

Courtesy of Walmart

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

Price at time of publish: $47

VTech KidiStar DJ Mixer

 VTech KidiStar DJ Mixer

Amazon

Aspiring DJs and music lovers alike will love this interactive music mixer from VTech. With the DJ mixer, your child can mix and jam different sounds and music to create their own tune. It comes with 15 built-in songs and 2000+ sound combinations so the possibilities are endless.

Price at time of publish: $54

Toysmith Ginormous Grow Dino Egg Toy

hatchin grow dino egg

Amazon

Your 5-year-old can watch his baby dinosaur hatch and nurture it. First, he can partake in the hatching process by seeping the egg into the water and patiently watching until it opens. Once your little one can bring the baby dinosaur to life, they'll be able to play with it.

Price at time of publish: $13

Max Playful Sports Mugs

Max Playful Sports Mugs

Courtesy of Amazon

Let your 7-year-old boy take mealtime to the next level with the Playful Sports Mugs, which were actually created by a kid entrepreneur named Max. With ceramic construction, these mugs have a built-in hoop or basket so he can “play basketball” with his cereal all morning.

Price at time of publish: $30

Scientific Explorer Mind Blowing Science Kit

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Mind-Blowing-Science-Kit

Courtesy of Walmart

Make your way through 11 engaging science projects with this kit from Scientific Explorer. From making crystals to crafting secret messages, this science toy teaches important lessons about chemical reactions and the scientific method. While designed for kids ages 6 and up, our tester revealed that even her 8 and 12-year-old sons enjoyed the exciting experiments. They also loved how all of the items needed for each experiment were included along with easy-to-follow experiments. "They were literally saying, “wow,” as liquids suddenly changed colors, frothed and bubbled, erupted (yes, as in a volcano), turned into crystals, or became “magic ooze," they said.

Price at time of publish: $14

Crayola Silly Scents Twistables Crayons

Crayola Silly Scents

Courtesy of Amazon

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.  

Price at time of publish: $8

Pokemon Kids' Quartz Watch

Accutime Kids Pokemon Pikachu Analog Quartz Watch

Amazon

He'll feel super cool with a new level of maturity wearing a watch from his favorite TV show. Ash and Pikachu are printed on the dial interface, and other Pokemon characters adorn the band, which adjusts to fit various wrist sizes. Note that a CR123A battery specifically is required, but one is included with the watch.

Price at time of publish: $18

Mattel Games Bounce-Off Rock 'N' Rollz

Mattel Games Bounce-Off Rock 'N' Rollz

Amazon

The Bounce-Off Rock 'N' Rollz is a fun edition of the traditional game and is perfect for your next family game night. 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. 

Price at time of publish: $26

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

Shark blanket set

Uncommon Goods

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. 

Price at time of publish: $119 for twin

eatsleepdoodle Doodle World Map Pillowcase

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eatsleepdoodle Doodle World Map Pillowcase

Courtesy of Amazon

Explore the world through coloring with this interactive pillowcase featuring a map of the world. As your kid colors their way through the Earth, they'll learn about different places, cultures, and landmarks. This craft kid comes with fabric markers that wash off, so you can color this pillowcase, then start over again and again. Our tester loved that the busy design made for endless coloring opportunities, while still encouraging learning, saying "Since the markers are washable, our 10-year-old daughter didn’t feel pressure to ‘get it right’ the first time and was free to experiment."

Price at time of publish: $22

Nintendo Switch

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nintendo-switch

Walmart

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.

Price at time of publish: $290

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.

Price at time of publish: $175

Taylor Toy Store Basketball Hoop Hamper

Taylor Toy Store Basketball Hoop Hamper

Courtesy of Amazon

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 laundry bag. Entertainment for him, and less nagging on your end to get his room clean—a win-win!

Price at time of publish: $30

Retevis RT628 Walkie Talkies

Retevis RT628 Walkie Talkies

Amazon

Walkie-Talkies are truly timeless, even in the age of text messages. They provide a clear signal and are light enough for your child to bring them anywhere with them. Bring them to your kid’s next playdate or on a camping trip for spy-inspired fun.

Price at time of publish: $25

HearthSong BungeeBounce Bouncing Outdoor Tree Swing

BungeeBounce Swing

 Courtesy of Amazon

The HearthSong® BungeeBounce Bouncing Outdoor Tree Swing is a swing built just for your 7-year-old. It holds up to 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. 

Price at time of publish: $135

Kidzlane Light Up Dance Pad

Kidzlane Dance Pad

Amazon

This dance pad connects to both AUX and BlueTooth, so the song possibilities are endless—your young one can dance their heart out any time of the day. It's a great activity to keep them active and busy throughout the day while also making them happy. The dance pad includes three different games and five difficulty levels, so they can choose the one that fits their current mood or go up the levels as they practice.

Price at time of publish: $84

Star Wars Roaring Chewbacca Wookie Sounds Mask

Star Wars Movie Roaring Chewbacca Wookiee Sounds Mask

Amazon

Give your 7-year-old an opportunity to be a popular Star Wars character that will allow them to act the part as much as look the part. The mask makes similar noises as Chewbacca, so they can either play with it inside the house or even use it for their Halloween costume.

Let Loose Moose Hover Soccer Ball

Let Loose Moose Hover Soccer Ball

Amazon

Playing indoor soccer can often be difficult and chaotic, however, this hover soccer ball will allow both you and your 7-year-old to be happy. Not only does it light up when being played with but it can easily slide on various kinds of floors: hardwood floors, tile, asphalt, and concrete.

Price at time of publish: $50

Dan&Darci Dig a Dozen Dino Egg Dig Kit

Dan&Darci Dig a Dozen Dino Egg Dig Kit

Courtesy of Amazon

This dinosaur kit comes with 12 unhatched eggs—your child will have 12 tools to crack each egg to discover what kind of dinosaur is awaiting them. After they're all cracked, your kid has to try to match the informational cards with the dinosaurs. They will be able to learn more about each one with educational facts.

Price at time of publish: $30

HONGID Dino Projection Kids

dino projector

Amazon

Transform any room at home into an interactive experience for your kid—this machine will project various colored dinosaurs onto the walls allowing your child to gaze for hours and learn what kind of dinosaurs they're looking at. The projector can be changed into different colors and used as a night light.

Price at time of publish: $39

JOYEZA Deluxe Rock Painting Kit

JOYEZA Deluxe Rock Painting Kit

Amazon

Set up your very own painting station inside your home for your child—the rock painting kit comes with numerous crafts like glitter glue, googly eyes, gems, and waterproof paints to customize all 12 rocks. This can be a family activity or a bonding activity with your child. After the rocks are painted, they can be placed in a garden outside your home to display.

Price at time of publish: $11

Golden Bright New Era Pinball Game

arcade pinball machine

JC Penney

If your child loves going to the arcade, this toy will be the perfect gift for them! They can play pinball at home or take the toy anywhere they go whether it be to another friend's house or outside in the backyard. The pinball machine has seven scoring elements, so your child can watch his score increase as he plays.

Price at time of publish: $54

Zingywise STEM Construction Set with Engineering Activity Kit

171Pcs Construction Set with Engineering Activity Kit

Amazon

Building is a popular activity among all children, so why not get them a kit that allows them to build seven different structures with the same blocks? Depending on the day or their mood, your child can pick and choose what they want to build by following the given instructions. They won't get bored easily since they can switch it up!

Price at time of publish: $38

Fat Brain Toys Electronic Arcade Claw Machine

Fat Brain Toys Electronic Arcade Claw Machine

Amazon

Fill this claw machine with your child's favorite goodies whether it be candy or small toys they like—it can be customized any way you'd like, so feel free to change it seasonally to keep it festive. If your child enjoys just playing with the machine, it can also be filled with random objects or toys so they can practice getting them out.

Price at time of publish: $55

Fat Brain Toys Hey Clay Aliens

Fat Brain Toys Hey Clay Aliens

Courtesy of Fat Brain Toys

If your child has always been fascinated with aliens or space, this is the perfect gift for their imagination to run wild! The Hey Clay set comes with 18 cans of different colored clay and an interactive app for them to follow along to create eight creative alien figurines. This will be an out-of-world experience since they can place the figurines on their shelves or table once it molds and sets overnight.

Price at time of publish: $20

Uncommon Goods Coast-to-Coast Architecture Building Kit

Coast-to-Coast Architecture Building Kit

Uncommon Goods

Keep your little builder occupied with an architecture building kit that will allow them to build all kinds of homes—modern, desert, and mountainous houses. To really immerse the home they end up creating, the kit comes with small accessories as pets, people, trees, and plants to give their homes extra details. They can take down and rebuild the pieces as many times as they want!

Price at time of publish: $85

Uncommon Goods Learn to Play Acoustic Guitar

Learn to Play Acoustic Guitar

Uncommon Goods

Has your child shown some interest in musical instruments? Look no further than this learn to play acoustic guitar that comes in three various kinds which you may select according to your child's age and experience. The set comes with their very own guitar and flashcards explaining each of the chords making it an enjoyable and learning experience for them to live out their rockstar dreams.

Price at time of publish: $130

Fat Brain Toys Door Pong

Fat Brain Door Pong

Courtesy of Kohls

Ping pong is a game loved by everyone, but sometimes, there's just not enough room for a whole table to be placed inside the home. However, with door pong, the device can be installed in any door that's not commonly used, so your child can play as much ping pong to their hearts content. Whether it be with someone else or by themselves, the options are flexible.

Price at time of publish: $27

Klutz Make Your Own Mini Erasers

Klutz Make Your Own Mini Erasers

Courtesy of Amazon

Instead of buying boring erasers that will either be lost within the day or hard to find, give your child the option to create their own erasers. With so many customizations, they will be able to create something that represents them which will have them be more accountable when it comes to keeping it safe during school time or play time. This also makes a fun craft for you to set up during the holidays when little cousins or your friend's children come over.

Price at time of publish: $23

Uncommon Goods Home Team Baseball Game

uncommon-goods-home-team-baseball-game

Uncommon

Calling all baseball league lovers—you can play baseball with this mini baseball stadium. Your little one can play with his friend as one player rolls the dice and the other awaits their turn.

Price at time of publish: $75

Little Live Pets Aqua Dragons

Little Live Aqua Dragons

Amazon

If your child has expressed interest in taking care of a pet, gift them this set as a starting point to teach them how to take care of little critters before moving onto a bigger pet. They will be able to watch the eggs hatch once placed in their tank and be able to feed, watch, and take care of the critters overtime.

Price at time of publish: $25

FUN LITTLE TOYS Remote Control Snake Toy

remote controlled snake

Amazon

This remote-controlled snake will be slithering across your home floors all through the holidays—your child will love being able to use the controller to make the boa move at any pace and direction they want. They can set up challenges like moving across the living room or may even set up some pranks so beware!

Price at time of publish: $37

Hasbro Connect 4 Game: Marvel Spider-Man Edition

Connect 4 Game: Marvel Spider-Man Edition

Amazon

Connect 4 is a both a classic and popular game. However, this version is the spider-man edition making it A LOT more exciting to play for your child. The pieces are even spider man themed which makes it a cool game to play with their friends.

Price at time of publish: $20

MindSprout Pogo Saurus

MindSprout Pogo Saurus

Amazon

If your child loves jumping, this will be the perfect gift for them! The Pogo Saurus is made up of foam, so it can also be used indoors since it won't damage your floors. It also doesn't include any batteries or electrical charging, so they can grab and go their new pogo stick whenever they want.

Price at time of publish: $25

Shemira Christmas Craft Kit

ornament crafts kit

Amazon

The best kind of ornaments are the ones that carry sentimental value, so why not create ones at home in time for the holidays? The kit comes with enough materials to create 36 different kinds of ornaments so your child can make one or a few every day and countdown until Christmas.

Price at time of publish: $19

Uncommon Goods Create Your Own Photo Flashlight

Uncommon Goods Create Your Own Photo Flashlight

Uncommon Goods

If your kid loves playing with fun lights, this kit will be a great DIY for them. They can create their own flashlight by including their own photos into the film and projecting them onto their walls when the lights go out. They can bring a flashlight whenever they go to sleepovers, so they always have a piece of home with them.

Price at time of publish: $32

LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Deep Sea Creatures

shark

 Courtesy of Amazon

Legos are a staple toy for many kids, so you can't go wrong if they love to build. This Lego kit comes with instructions to build not one but three kinds of sea creatures. From a shark to a crab, your child can pick and choose what they want to start with.

Price at time of publish: $15

Marky Sparky Blast Pad Rocket Launcher

Marky Sparky Blast Pad Rocket Launcher

Courtesy of Amazon

If your child is fascinated with rockets, gift them a toy that'll give them their own experience of launching rockets. This rocket launcher can reach up to 200 feet in the air—it will bring endless outdoor fun and excitement.

Price at time of publish: $25

ATHLERIA UFO Magic Flying Orb Hover Ball Toy

UFO Magic Flying Orb Hover Ball Toy

Amazon

The Magic Hover Ball changes multiple colors, so it's exciting to play with as much as looking at it. It only needs to be charged and can be easily activated with just a few steps. It's an easy and interactive toy for your child to play with for hours.

Price at time of publish: $50

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

Recommended Age

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, says Kristin Morency Goldman, senior advisor of strategic communications for The Toy Association.

"With educational gifts and games, it’s important to provide a gift that is at or just above their educational/activity level," says Bailey. This ensures they still learn and challenge themselves without attempting something too difficult.

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. Examples of toys that can help stimulate mental growth and motor skills are board games, drawing tools, and building sets.

At seven years old, nearly all toys foster growth and learning in some way, since play and learning are not interchangeable in early childhood, says Dr. Jody LeVos, chief learning officer for HOMER.

An educational gift doesn't have to be expensive, according to Bailey. "I think back on the special gifts that I received as a child and how they impacted my outlook on life. That is something we cannot begin to place a price on," she shares.

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! Our top pick, Spikeball, was a hit with our testers and can be played by various ages for hours of fun.

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.

Expert advice was provided by Crystal L. Bailey, director of the Etiquette Institute of Washington.

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