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Top Gift Ideas for 7, 8, 9 Year Old Boys

Updated on October 17, 2014

Gift Ideas for 7, 8, 9 Year Old Boy

Hands up if you're in need of good gift ideas for 8 year old boys? How about a 7 or 9 year old boy?

It can be really exhausting going around the stores, trying to find that one perfect present for a boy aged between 7 to 9 years old.

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The easy option is to go with yet another Xbox console or video games. There's nothing wrong with that - gaming gifts are pretty cool and very diverse with lots of options for all ages.

If, however, you want a few alternative gift ideas for your little man then you've landed on the right page, as I've hand pick a great selection of boys toys for you.

This guide is written for 7 to 9 year old boys gifts. If you need a few ideas for older kids too you might want to check out my other guides: gift ideas for an 11 year old boy and gift ideas for an 12 year old boy.

As there are quite a few options here, you'll find it easier and quicker to jump to the items you're most interested in, as featured in the table of contents below. Alternatively, stay a while and have a good browse through.

Are you ready to do this? Let's go.

Snap Circuits SC-300 Set - 7-9 year old boys toys

The Snap Circuits SC-300 is the building set for 8 year old boys who have an interest in all things electrical.

Your child will love it as he'll get to the opportunity to work on around 300 different projects from powering up a motor to creating a lighting system to building a full out AM/FM radio and then some.

If you're looking for a toy for an 8 year old boy that comes with a strong educational and fun element, then this ticks all of those boxes.

One thing that really strikes me with this toy has been the response of the people who have bought it. Well over 500 Amazon reviewers have given this set a rating of 4 stars or more. In fact 88% have awarded this toy with a 5 star rating (at time of writing). I think that speaks volumes about the quality and value of this toy, don't you?

Here's what one customer had to say about the Snap Circuit SC-300 set:

LEGO Ninjago Ultra Sonic Raider Set 9449 - Popular Christmas toys for 7-9 year old boys

LEGO Ninjago Ultra Sonic Raider Set 9449
LEGO Ninjago Ultra Sonic Raider Set 9449

Does your boy love LEGO? Let's face it most 7-9 year old boys love LEGO gifts right?

Ninjago LEGO sets are HOT this year and a set like this is bound to be on any young boy's birthday present wish list. This LEGO Ninjago Ultra Sonic Raider Set has 6 minifigures, special ninja weapons and features a cockpit that transforms into a jet.

LEGO Pharaoh's Quest Flying Mummy Attack 7307 - Birthday and Christmas gift for 8 or 9 year old boy

LEGO Pharaoh's Quest Flying Mummy Attack 7307
LEGO Pharaoh's Quest Flying Mummy Attack 7307

Combine a fascination for building aeroplanes with a love of LEGO with the Pharaoh's Quest Flying Mummy Attack LEGO set. This kit has 125 pieces that your child can put together to create a 6" long biplane. It also includes 3 Lego figures.

Franklin NHL Set of 2 Mini Hockey Goals - Gifts for boys who like sport

Buying for a sports fan or athlete? This Franklin NHL Set of 2 Mini Hockey Goals comes highly recommend with 87% of Amazon reviewers giving this 5 out of 5 stars at time of writing.

It's full portable, which you'll appreciate as a Hockey parent traveling to away games. This Hockey set can easily be thrown into the car and used for extra practice in-between games.

It's also very affordable and even comes with both left and right handed hockey sticks.

OWI Salt Water Fuel Cell Giant Arachnoid Kit - Gifts for 7-9 year old boys

OWI Salt Water Fuel Cell Giant Arachnoid Kit
OWI Salt Water Fuel Cell Giant Arachnoid Kit

This giant arachnoid looks real creepy. What's even creepier is that all it takes is a little salt water solution to send it scurrying across the floor.

If your child isn't too freaked out by this OWI Salt Water Fuel Cell Giant Arachnoid, then your boy will benefit from not only building and powering their own toy, but from learning about new forms of clean energy too.

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magic Set - Birthday gift ideas for eight year old boys 2013

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magic Set
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magic Set

Show me an 7, 8 or 9 year old boy who doesn't like a bit of trickery and showmanship and I'll eat my hat! Having your child perform a magic show as you sit in awe of their skills can do wonders for a child's confidence.

This is a beautifully pieced together magic set that comes in it's own wooden box for extra durability.

Here's what one customer had to say about the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magic Set:

Joke Books for 7-9 Year Old Boys - For 7, 8, 9 year old boys who like to tell jokes

Most 8 year old boys will happily sit and read a funny book, especially if it means they can learn a neat gag or trick. Here's a great selection of top rated joke books that are proving very popular among young readers and parents.

Perplexus Epic - A gift an 8 year old boy will love - ages 7 and up

Perplexus Epic
Perplexus Epic

Want something that will really challenge your 7-9 year old's mind? Take a look at the Perplexus Epic. It's a fun twisty self contained maze game that develops hand and eye coordination and spatial awareness.

The object of this 3 dimensional game is to safely navigate a sliver ball along a set of tracks (taking care not to let the ball fall) until it reaches it's final destination in the maze.

This will keep your child amused for hours!

Don't take my word for it, check out what this reviewer had to say:

The Dangerous Book for Boys - Perfect gift for boys aged 7, 8 or 9 years old boy

And finally, I want to leave you with one of the best selling books for boys from the age of 8 and up.

The Dangerous Book for Boys recaptures the spirit of boyhood, minus all the trappings of today's electronic gadgetry. Think father and son activities such as building go-carts, fishing, flying paper airplanes as well as those awkward conversations about how to talk to a girl they like.

8 year old boys are never too young for a good dose of male bonding and that's just what this book promotes. It's old school, but very touching.

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