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Toys & Gifts for 7 Year Old Boys: Boy Approved!

Updated on December 9, 2016

Best Gifts and Toys for 7 Year Old Boys (All My Best Picks!)

Looking for the absolute hands-down, best list for toys and gifts for 7 year old boys for Christmas, birthdays & more? No matter if he's most interested in cars, science, sports or everything in between, you'll find the perfect gift here. And I'll tell you why I love each one.

Young boys often have hefty wishlists, which is why the following best toys for 7 year old boys fit a variety of budgets. Regardless of what you're looking to spend (and there's something here for every budget), the following are some of the hottest presents, and are sure to put a smile on his face when he opens these great gifts up! Just look at Rhett's face over there -- priceless!

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My Absolute Favorite!

Out of all the toys on this page, this is the one bought most often and the toy I receive a ton of positive feedback on. I’ve experimented with several of these sets, and they are FASCINATING to kids in this age range (ok, they are really amazing to me, too)!

Gift-giving is great, but I love that this is a learning toy that will work his mind.

This is an awesome set that allows your seven year old boy to build all sorts of projects: a radio, doorbell and burglar alarm is just the start. Snap Circuits gives your child a hands-on education in how electrical circuits run the everyday devices that they’re familiar with. The project manuals include large color illustrations and simple directions for each project. There are a variety of snap circuit sets to fit any budget.

At first I thought this would be too complicated, but it's incredible how this simple learning experience show how things like science and physics work to a boy as young as 7,

I absolutely love the wonder that appears on their face when they make a simple gadget, and you will, too.

Awesome Toy for the Active 7 Year Old

Looking for a unique gift that will keep your 7 year old active? This one is perfect for the warmer weather! If your child is anything like most of mine in the neighborhood, they spend more time playing video games than playing outside (and really, what ever happened to actually playing outdoors?!). Encourage him to get up and out with this novel idea.

Let me introduce you to the RipStik Razor, a cross between a skateboard and a snowboard. This cool outdoor toy will help keep him active (while this is nothing but fun, he’ll get a great workout!). By simply shifting his body weight, he’ll propel this casterboard forward–there’s no need to push it with his feet like he would a traditional skateboard. This board can also do some tricks, too!

This is also a great cold-weather gift because even though he'll want to try it out immediately, the motion of it will keep him warm and toasty.

Check Out the RipStik in Action - I'd love one of these...even now...is that strange?

Watch this kid demonstrate how to operate one of this awesome device -- can you see how it can be a great workout, too? All the kids fly around my neighborhood with these, so I think it's something he'll be able to pick up really easily.

Head-Turning Gift For Seven Year Olds (Really Cool!!)

Awesome, awesome, awesome!! These are ALL over my neighborhood and any kid would love to own one. They come in a few colors, too.

They are really easy to use — you kick off with your foot, and once the scooter reaches 3 m.p.h. (easy!) the motor starts. It can go as fast as 10 m.p.h. so your boy will love that it has a bit of zip.

I’ve actually been able to try this out (I’m at the very top of the weight limit!) and I must say it is A LOT of fun. It handles really well, too.

For peace of mind, encourage him to wear a helmet, just in case!

Get Him Reading!

Great Book for Boys: Encourage Reading (So Important!!)

The Dangerous Book for Boys
The Dangerous Book for Boys

This is a very special book that teaches boys all sorts of…well, boy stuff. He’ll learn how to tie knots and skip stones. He’ll learn about American History. He’ll learn how to make a bow and arrow. He’ll learn so much–sure, not all of it is useful, but all the topics keep the book very engaging and entertaining to 7 year old boys. I think this is a great way to keep his brain engaged on summer and winter breaks from school.

This book has 800+ reviews–parents and boys love it! It’s a hardcover book, so it makes a great keepsake to keep on the nightstand.

Reading is SO important, and he'll enjoy digging into this book.

 

Fun Birthday or Christmas Gift for 7 Year Old Boys

Boochie, A Whole New Ball Game
Boochie, A Whole New Ball Game

I love this toy–it’s great for young boys because it works both their brains and their fingers–in a way video games simply can’t! Do you remember when the first Bop It came out eons ago? This is definitely new and improved, and will challenge him like never before.

Every time I play this, I get addicted to it all over again. Of course, it also gives me a mild case of anxiety because I’m just waiting to mess up. :) But, that’s all part of the fun!

I also LOVE that this toy comes with batteries, so you don’t need to add any on!

 

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Syma S111G 3.5 Channel RC Helicopter with Gyro
Syma S111G 3.5 Channel RC Helicopter with Gyro

My favorite thing about this that you'll love: there's no assembly required, so it's ready to fly as soon as it's taken out of the box (which is necessary with boys this age because as soon as they open something they want it in use!). Most measure about 7.5 inches and fly for 8-12 minutes after a 30 minutes charge with the included USB cable or controller.

These also come in a zillion different colors, so if he’s not into red(my nephew is obsessed with red so that's why I chose that color), they have red, blue, silver, you name it!

 

© 2011 Lauren

What Will You Get Your 7 Year Old Boy This Year? - Feel free to provide other ideas!

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      PaigSr 3 years ago from State of Confussion

      The fist thing I found was the helicopter. But when I spotted the Lego Ninjago that was it. The son loves Lego's and Ninjago is based on Lego characters. Combine the two and that's that.

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      QualityKidsToys 3 years ago

      The electronic snap circuits are my favorite. I had something like this growing up. Thanks!

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      amanda-0731 3 years ago

      Great ideas! Thank you

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      Stephanie 3 years ago from Canada

      These are some great toys! I can't wait till my newphews are old enough for some of these. Right now the oldest is just shy of 3...but its something to look forward to. :)

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      Raymond Eagar 4 years ago

      Great selections .

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      mariacarbonara 4 years ago

      Snap Circuits are awesome and is something they can keep coming back to

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you! I just bought this for my nephew!

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      ConvenientCalendar 4 years ago

      Great lens!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      My sons have always loved gadgets. Great selection.

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      AlexTedford 4 years ago

      Awesome lens!

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      Mark Falco 4 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      We're a few years away from thinking about this but you have a great selection of ideas here.

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      KimGiancaterino 4 years ago

      My stepson always loved science kits at that age. He was a big Myth Busters fan!

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      Lauren 4 years ago from Florida

      @anonymous: Glad to help!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great list. Thanks a lot.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks so much for this list. Last minute shopping is so much easier when you have good direction.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks so much for this list. Last minute shopping is so much easier when you have good direction.

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      azamkhan760 4 years ago

      nice post lots of gifts for chose thanks.

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      Donallphin 4 years ago

      The potato clock is the winner for me. Thanks for some great ideas.

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      KyraB 4 years ago

      Great gift ideas! The solar cars look really cool! I have three younger brothers one of them a seven year old and most all of the gifts on this page he would really like.

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      Stickypony LM 4 years ago

      Something creative, not sure what yet though

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Nice share !

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      seosmm 4 years ago

      Wow, what a great selection. Nice lens!

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      BunnyFabulous 4 years ago from Central Florida

      You've got such a splendid range of ideas for 7 year old boys. My nephew is a little younger than this, so I'll have to come back in a couple of years. Please keep it updated. :) Great lens!

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      alphamalesystem 4 years ago

      When in doubt, anything Lego or Nerf seems to be a big hit.

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      GiftIdeas4Guys 4 years ago

      We have that angry birds knock on wood game and the kids love it. Great lens!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My son is a bit older than this, but would love so many items on this list. The robots are great gifts. And I already have a remote control helicopter put away for him for Christmas.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great !! It gets my mind working - so hard sometimes to think of things that won't just be put in the corner of the toy box

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      Lauren 4 years ago from Florida

      @anonymous: Glad it helped! I, too, hate to give gifts that are forgotten shortly after they are opened.

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      ismeedee 4 years ago

      @HotToys_: Maybe but parents should be careful not to underestimate their children's abilities. It is a good idea to do projects with your child, anyway, and that way you are on hand to help with difficulties.

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      ismeedee 4 years ago

      Fab list!!! I saw about 6 different things my son would love, and that I would love for him to have as most of what you have here are educational!

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      HotToys_ 5 years ago

      In general I like the list, but some toys seems too complex for 7 years boys,

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      Satdin 5 years ago

      I really like to move around toy department and buy some for my son.

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      Lauren 5 years ago from Florida

      @anonymous: Glad to help! Have fun at all the parties!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      So glad I found this list. My 7yo son has 4 7yo b'days to go to in the coming weeks. I was terrified that I wouldn't find something different for each one given they are classmates. This list has given me heaps of options. Thank you, now I have to refrain myself not to buy all of them for my spoilt son!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @oceansky lm: yer welcome

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      EdmondHoggeJr 5 years ago

      Geeze look at all the toys these kids have now days that's remarkable shoot I'm 40 years old and miss my tonka trucks lolol nice lens!

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      I will choose the mind blowing science kits. My son like to experiment and like to explore almost everything in the house, so I think this will be the bet gift for him. Thanks for creating such a nice lens.

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      GypsyOwl2 5 years ago

      These are great gifts for 7 year old boys!

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      Lisa Morris 5 years ago

      My son will be 7 years old this coming Christmas, this gives me lots of great ideas. Thank-you.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      great lens, it is well written...i have a 7 years old nephew, i will choose which one is best for him..:)

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      reflectionhaiku 5 years ago

      This is such a 'comprehensive' and helpful gift guide for a 7 year old boy. I have better ideas now! Thanks so much and thumbs up for this great lens -

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I bought the ten year old one in this series from Thomas and it's also top tier - rank 543 overall right now. I actually have a whole bunch of his toy lenses doing really well but my best gifts for 10 year old boys is the hottest toys one I have. Great job. I love your selection here of 7 year old boys toys.

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      Mary Beth Granger 5 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Great gift ideas...I think my granddaughter would enjoy these "boy" toys.

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      WebWriteGirl LM 5 years ago

      Angry birds and the Crayon maker! Thanks for the ideas! Great lens.

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      poutine 5 years ago

      no 7 year old boy here. just shopping for charity.

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      boutiqueshops 5 years ago

      Great job on this page ~ thanks for making it; very handy! Blessed!

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      Joan4 5 years ago

      Our 7 year old grandson will definitely get that Angry Birds board game. I am looking at the ripstick pretty seriously too! He would love everything on this page, I think, especially the Legos!

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      Jack-in-the-Box 5 years ago

      Wow...Great selection! Thanks for your hard work.

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      Heather B 5 years ago

      You've laid out your material really nicely here! Great work!

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      Close2Art LM 5 years ago

      Thanks so much for the ideas, my son is seven so this will help out, great picks, I know he'll love... blessed...:)rwjr