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Gift Ideas for Seven Year Old Girls

Updated on July 29, 2014

Gift Ideas for Seven Year Old Girls

Turning seven is a pretty special birthday. As a father, I try and pick out a gift my daughter will love. Whether it's a Christmas gift or a birthday present, what to buy them takes a bit of research.

My initial research shows that the most popular gifts for a seven year old are:

  • A new bicycle
  • Ears pierced and earrings

Here is a researched list of what to get for a seven year old girl.

A new bike for a seven year old girl.
A new bike for a seven year old girl.

A New Bicycle is the Most Popular Gift Idea

A new bike. Seven is about the age where they will outgrow the bike they learned to ride on if they learned about 5 years old. If they are an averaged sized kid, get them a 20 inch bicycle. At seven, they are also skilled enough to use gears. Bikes with gears are more expensive than without, but if you live on a hill or want to go for long family rides, your seven year old will enjoy it.

Our research shows that a bicycle was the most popular gift suggestion for a seven year old girn in a poll collecting over 1,000 votes.

Ears Pierced and Earrings

Take them to get their ears pierced. Everyone has different ideas on the appropriate age to let a child pierce their ears. I'm of the opinion that if my seven year old really wants her ears pierced, then it's fine. The key is that it has to be the seven year old girls idea. Then, you can get her a pair of earrings as a gift.

In our poll, pierced ears and earrings was the 2nd most popular gift idea for what to buy a seven year old for a gift.

Roald Dahl Books

Books. Seven year olds are getting pretty close to reading chapter books. Get them a series of books written by Roald Dahl. They are funny and age appropriate, although, a poor reader will find them a little challenging. If that's the case, you can read them the books.Clothes. Seven year olds grow quickly. Clothes are a practical gift that she's likely to enjoy.

In our research, Roald Dahl Books tied for second place in the gift ideas poll.

A great educational gift idea - books by Roald Dahl

Magic Tricks

Magic Tricks. I was a bit surprised, but our daughter asked for magic tricks. She wanted a floating fairy trick. The trick makes it look like that you can control a fairy as it flies around. She also really liked a book on card tricks with a deck of cards. The book was especially interesting to her after we did a couple of tricks with her.

Itouch and Itunes Gift Card

New to the list this year we've added an Itouch and Itunes gift card. The Itouch supports games, email, texting, video, camera and more. The debate in our family is if seven is too young to take care of the device. We've added it to this years poll to see where people rank it on our list of gift ideas.

Diary with Lock and Key

Writing is a great thing to encourage a seven year old to do every day and a cute diary with a lock and key may be just the item that inspires them to write. Seven year old girls also really like the lock and key to keep their thoughts private.

New Outfit

Never can go wrong with a new outfit. This suggestion often ranks highly on the list. Picking out an outfit they love takes a bit of work, but if you know the child well, matching a young girls style is pretty easy and they will love it. You may even take them shopping with you to pick out their new clothes.

A Kids Jewelry Box for Her Teeth

Making the list this year is an unusual request, but it sort of makes sense. Our seven year old asked us to buy her a jewelery box to hold her earrings and necklaces, but to also hold the teeth she loses.

Seven is a classic age where many little girls will be missing their front teeth, so you kind of get why they ask for this.

Tea Party Set

Little girls love a party. A great party idea for little girls is a tea party with cookies. We've done this a couple of times where we make them tea with milk and sugar and serve a plate of cookies. The little girls sit at the table, eat and drink and then go out to play.

A tea party set is a great gift suggestion that will make the tea more kid friendly.

Cool Backpack

What's a cool kids back pack. It's probably different for each little girl. I like the ones that get embroidered with the child's name, but our seven year old wants a Jansport kids backpack. Jansport bags are durable, and perfect for carrying their lunch and school work.

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    • Paul Edmondson profile image

      Paul Edmondson 5 years ago from Burlingame, CA

      My girls liked the Diary of a Whimpy Kid and the movie as well. Although, I think it appeals a bit more to boys.

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      Slobah 5 years ago

      I have to say, I don't have great memories of Roald Dahl books from my childhood. I found James and the Giant Peach and Matilda somewhat disturbing, but I was kind of a sensitive child. I like the Wimpy Kid books and my nephew loved them, but will they appeal to a girl as much?

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      Paul Edmondson 5 years ago from Burlingame, CA

      I just updated this based on the poll and swapped some of the gifts in and out to keep it current for 2012.

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      justice 5 years ago

      well my 5 year old daughter got an ipod touch for her birthday, i'm wondering what to give her sister for her 7th birthday

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      Paul Edmondson 6 years ago from Burlingame, CA

      I work in technology and probably expose my kids to some gadgets a bit too early, although our three year old can operate an ipod touch, the question is more about if a 7 year old can take care of it and avoid some of the dangers of the device.

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      Missy 6 years ago

      Are you crazy get her a iPod toch

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      Akeem 6 years ago

      im going to get my daughter something for christmas. my mother got my 2 sons already something for christmas.

      yeah mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Tony 6 years ago

      Those are all great ideas but my kid has passed reading. She's in a book club already..think a pup or hampster is next being that I think she's ready for a little more responsability.

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      roscoewild 6 years ago



      EARS PIERCED! What next a tattoo?

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      lala74 7 years ago

      My 7yr old loves the Roald Dahl books. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid is also a huge deal to her and the rest of the 2nd graders!! Art supplies are another great idea. Paper,markers,paints,clay,fabric. My daughter and her friends spend hrs making clothes and gadgets for stuffed animals and dolls.

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      wade11hicks 7 years ago

      very nice hub, I was always unsure of what to get my younger sister. She asked me to buy her a pony, and i said hell no, here's a barbie doll house. lol :)

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      Paul Peterson 7 years ago

      This can also be great.. A kick scooter can be worth gifting.

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      lauralolita 7 years ago from Florida

      Good hub! For some reason, a bike completely slipped my mind! Great ideas, Thanks Paul!

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      Ann Leavitt 8 years ago from Oregon

      You have a beautiful daughter! Those sound like wonderful and thoughtful gift ideas.

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      ocbill 8 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      great stuff , Paul, I did get mine a bike already on her 8th. It gave me an emotional moment. I will look into the Roald Dahl books. Magic tricks sounds good too.

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      Eileen Kersey 8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Definitely Roald Dahl

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      gredmondson 8 years ago from San Francisco, California


      I thoroughly enjoyed reading your thoughts about birthday presents for the Birthday Girl. Who would not like magic tricks?

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      What a coincidence, Paul! My niece is turning seven in about 3 weeks (I take it your daughter's birthday is coming up, or you're deciding on Christmas gift perhaps). She's probably going to want everything you listed here. I of course opted for the books, because she's a bookworm just like her uncle!