By the time a boy reaches the age of 7 he has been exposed to many new things and his interests in a variety of activities have peaked. Most young boys are eager to try new things, play different games, and in general explore new ideas.
Here we have created a list of premium and highly rated toys and gifts for 7 year old boys that are sure to meet almost every boys interest.
In a Rush? See Our Top 3 Picks Just Below
Top Pick: Metal Detector for Kids
Runner Up: Lego City Police Set
2nd Runner Up: Kids Telescope Kit
Our Criteria for Choosing the Toys & Gifts on This List
As an informed consumer you want to know what criteria we use when choosing toys and gifts for boys age 7. We use just 2 criteria in choosing the gifts on this list.
The first thing we look at is the educational value of each toy. This includes the toy’s ability in helping a child develop physically, mentally and emotionally. We also consider what skills a child may gain from playing with a toy as well as whether playing with the toys will help encourage a child’s curiosity and eagerness to learn.
While we believe that the educational value of a toy is important we also believe that a toy should be fun for the child. This includes the ability of the toy to hold the child’s attention and to grow with the child.
The Best Gift Ideas & Toys for 7 Year Old Boys List
1. Roller Coaster Challenge
This roller coaster building game is half building set and has logic challenges. The game consists of 40 challenge cards, 36 posts, 39 tracks and a roller coaster car. The object is to use the challenge cards and build a roller coaster track that will allow the car to reach the bottom of the track.
This game will provide a child with plenty of fun, problem solving and logical thinking.
Really gets the child to think about how to finish the track for each challenge
Aids child in learning to follow instructions/directions
May be too challenging for some children
2. Lego City Police High Speed Chase
This Lego Police set has 194 pieces and includes a police helicopter, police car, sports car, and 4 figures. The helicopter has a spinning rotor and winch. Once the kit is built the child can spend hours of playing police chase. In addition this Lego building kit can be combined with other Lego blocks for even more building fun. This building set is a great Christmas gift idea for any young boy who enjoys building with Lego blocks.
This toy will aid a child in developing problem solving skills and imaginative play.
Winch works well
Some instructions are poor
3. Lightup Skateboard
This is a great skateboard for beginners and will make a great Christmas or birthday gift for a young boy who has been wanting to improve his skateboarding skills. This board with its light up wheels will capture a child’s imagination and make them eager to learn to ride. We do advise that you get proper protective gear to go with this skateboard to ensure your child’s safety.
The board is sturdy
Light up wheels work great
Skateboard has narrow base
If you are looking for the perfect Christmas present for any child who is interested in nature or astronomy this telescope set makes the ideal gift. This telescope comes with a tripod and a constellation guide and travel bag. This is a real telescope that is designed with beginners and children in mind and is powerful enough to allow a child to watch birds and other wildlife as well as being able to get a good view of the moon and constellations.
Nice clear lenses
Easy to carry and set up
Inexpensively made not the best quality
5. Blokus Trigon Game
Games make great birthday and Christmas gifts for children and they encourage family bonding time. This Blokus puzzle game can be played with up to 4 players and the object of the game is to be the player that gets more of their game pieces on the board than other players do.
This game helps children develop logical thinking, following rules and builds good sportsmanship.
Easy to learn
Not high quality
6. Go Sports Shuffleboard & Curling Tabletop Games
If you are looking for a great Christmas or birthday gift for your child to keep them occupied during rainy or snowy days then this tabletop shuffleboard and curling game combo will make a great gift. The board is well made and features a shuffleboard game on one side and curling game on the other side. The game comes with 8 rollers. The board is 45 inches long and 13 inches wide.
These games will help children to follow rules and practice good sportsmanship
The rollers slide well
Smooth surface on the tables
The board may crack after a while
7. National Geographic Crystal Growing Lab
If you have a child who is interested in science then this crystal growing kit will make a great birthday or Christmas gift for any young boy. This kit will allow your child to grow crystals in 8 colors with 5 real gemstone specimens including rose quartz, blue calcite, quartz geode, Fluorite and Amethyst. There is a light up base on which to grow and display the crystals.
Kids will love watching the crystals grow and displaying them in their room. They will also enjoy watching the crystal grow.
crystals grow well when directions are followed exactly
Makes a great night light display that child will treasure
Can be difficult to get the seed rock out to grow the crystal
8. Giant Art Case Set
This giant art case is filled with supplies that will make a great Christmas or birthday gift for any child on your gift buying list. This set includes beads, sequins, pom poms, google eyes, pipe cleaners, felt pieces, craft sticks, diamond stickers, Plastic tubes, polyester stuffing, an animal sewing kit, foam stickers, embroidery thread, rubber thread, scissors, needles, glue and instructions. Everything comes in an organized carrying case.
This set will help improve a child’s fine motor skills and creativity
A lot of material to work with
The instruction book that has several good ideas
A few people only received ½ the supplies
9. 3D Coloring Puzzle Set
If you are looking for a unique birthday or Christmas gift for any 7 year old boy then this 3D coloring puzzle set will make a great gift for kids who love puzzles and enjoy coloring and creating. The set comes with 10 puzzles that need to be colored and put together and 24 dual tip markers to use when coloring the puzzle.
These puzzles will improve a child’s fine motor skills, concentration, problem solving skills, and creativity.
Cardboard puzzle pieces are quiet thick and sturdy
Provides hours of fun
A lot of the colored areas do not show once the puzzle is put together
10. National Geographic Junior Metal Detector
Who doesn’t love a good treasure hunt? This National Geographic Junior Metal Detector is a great birthday gift for any child turning 7. It is lightweight and will turn your backyard or any beach into a possible location for buried treasure. Kids will love detecting the presence of metal and then digging to see whether they have discovered treasure or trash. Great fun for any child looking for a bit of adventure.
It is easy to use
Really exciting when the detector says you have found something.
Sometimes mistakes coins for junk so dig up everything
What Are Good Gift Ideas to Get for a 7 Year Old Boy Who Has Everything?
There are times when a young boy may simply have more than enough toys to last him for a good long while. Getting such a child another toy simply doesn’t make sense, so here are some alternate gifts ideas for a boy who has enough toys.
1. A Set of Books
This set of 15 books by Roald Dahl makes a great birthday gift or Christmas present for any young boy. This set of books will grow with the child since the books range from easy to more difficult reading. These stories are sure to capture a child’s imagination and make them eager to read or hear each story in the set.
Wonderful characters and great stories
Children will read these stories over and over
Many of the characters behave badly
2. Stylish Faux Leather Jacket
The perfect gift for a spring or early fall birthday this Faux leather jacket is sure to thrill a young boy. Motorcycle inspired this jacket has zipper pockets and is easy to wash. The nice thing about this jacket is that it is versatile enough to wear with jeans or dress clothes.
Soft feel to the jacket
Lightweight and is good for spring
Comes with a bad smell
Tips for Finding the Right Gifts for 7 Year Old Boys
- Look for gifts that stimulates a child’s curiosity and makes them eager to learn more.
- Choose toys that encourage a child to be active and get healthy exercise.
- Consider the child’s current interest and choose gifts to encourage that interest.
- Consider toys and gifts that a child can use alone as well as gifts that encourage them to play with others.
Wrapping Up Our List of Great Toys & Gift Ideas for 7 Year Old Boys
The gifts on our list for 7 year old boys are chosen to meet a variety of interests. We are sure that you will be able to find one or more gifts for the 7 year old boy on your gift list.