Gifts for 7-Year Old Boys

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Here are cool gifts for 7 year old boys that are also filled with learning and creativity opportunities. Your 7 year olds will love these gift ideas!

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Alien Slime Lab

Get messy as you mix up batches of unidentified “alien” slime and conduct tests on them to analyze and investigate their special properties. Real science and playful science fiction come together in this wacky, activity-filled kit! For example, conduct viscosity tests on the slime, dissect it with tweezers and a plastic scalpel, cut out a brain shape, Stamp it with an alien head, and add eyes to your Alien slime! (Non-toxic.)


Hot Wheels Track Builder Vertical Launch Kit

The innovative vertical track easily sets against a wall with 3M Command Strips so kids can race their cars up the wall. easy to set up and includes all the pieces needed to create 2 thrilling stunts.

The 30 Best Games for Kids (Give as Gifts for Christmas 2019)
Clack! Game

If you like fast-paced fun, try to build the tallest stack in this game. Spread out the magnetic discs, roll the dice, then match the picture and the color. When you make a match, grab a disc and build your stack. Whoever has the tallest tower wins!

LEGO 3 in 1 Creator Robot Explorer 

The best thing about these 3 in 1 kits is that kids get to build three different things from one set of blocks! This 2019 kit offers directions to make a robot dog, robot bird, and robot explorer. (Sorry, it’s not a real robot. Scroll down for that!)

Dreamworks Hatchimals Toothless

Move baby Toothless around until he’s ready to hatch! See his eyes glow through his eggshell, rock it to make him growl, tap to hear him tap back, clap & he’ll respond! Then teach Toothless to fly & plasma-blast. He’ll move his wings & ears as you guide him. In fact, there’s a lot that you can do with Toothless once he’s hatched!

The Notebook of Doom gifts for 7 year olds
Notebook of Doom
by Troy Cummings
Alexander discovers his new town is FILLED WITH MONSTERS! And, he’s right in the middle of everything especially after he finds an old notebook of drawings and facts about monsters. Fun with an edge of scary.

Botley the Coding Robot
We love Botley! It’s easy to use and does not require any other devices– NO smartphone or tablet required. It’s a hands-on way to learn the foundational thinking concepts of programming in code (sequencing, looping, if/then). FULL REVIEW HERE.

LEGO Space Mars Research Shuttle
Build your own space shuttle!


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Remote Control Truck
Will your kids love this highly-rated Sharkool electric driving truck? With an infrared remote control, the car can go forward or backward, turn left or right. SO FUN!

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A to Z Mysteries by Rob Roy MYSTERY
This addictive chapter book mystery series will keep your kids reading for hours and days and months. My kids read them all more than once so we highly recommend this series, especially for second grade.

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Avocado Smash! 

A fun avocado twist on the game of Snap for kids! It’s simple to learn and quick to play. Switch and smash quickly to win this new 2019 game.

Nerf Sports Dude Perfect Mini Hoop
Do your own trick shots like the Dude Perfect team with this cool net!

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Gravity Maze
Get your kids hooked on an engaging game requiring problem-solving, thinking, and visual-spatial strategy! The goal of the 1-player Gravity Maze game is to figure out how to build a working marble run using the colored translucent plastic towers. We love and highly recommend this game!

Wooden Sudoku

A beautiful two-sided Sudoku wooden game board with smooth, wooden titles of numbers and shapes! Use the booklet with 60 challenges for the starting positions. Not only is this a FUN game for one player, but it’s also great for critical thinking, pattern recognition, problem-solving, visual/spatial thinking, and deductive reasoning. (Win-win!)


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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: A Puzzle Adventure
by Aleksandra Artymowska
Help Captain Nemo search for adventure and treasure. Each intricately illustrated page gives readers specific tasks. For example, you might be asked to find a diving helmet that is different from the others. Or find identical seashells. It’s so fun!

Dog Rush
Dog Rush
When all the dogs and leashes get tangled, the object is to figure out which ball is at the end of which leash. WITHOUT touching…you can ONLY USE YOUR EYES. This is a very quick game which is good for waiting rooms and traveling.

gifts for 7 year old boys
Want to be a rock star? If your child loves music and is considering starting to learn drums, this is a great introductory drum kit. (And, parents, don’t worry — headphones are included meaning it’s not going to be noisy for you.)

gifts for 7 year old boys
Toob of Insects

Encourage science play with these insects figurines. Any of these Toobs make for great stocking stuffers!

gifts for 7 year old boys
Reading Headlamp
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, headlamps beat book lamps for reading hands down. Because they’re hands-free AND have much better light! (All over the page light, not just in one spot.) Plus, how cool are you when you sit in bed with a headlamp?! These really motivate young readers.

Playmobil Mars Space Station
We are big Playmobil fans in our house — and love the looks of this cool space station for astronauts.

Dig It Up! The Big Egg
Kids will love this enormous 7″ egg with 7 dinosaurs hidden inside! First, soak the egg in water, then chisel away the sedimentary material. An excavation guidebook is included to learn more about each dinosaur.

gifts for 7 year old boys
Zoob BuilderZ 250 Piece Kit

This toy gives your kids years and years of play and building. We LOVE our Zoobs and can’t recommend them enough. See my full review here.

Playmobil Aquarium
Isn’t this a fun new playset? It includes three figures, three seals, colorful fish and sea creatures, bucket with fish, coral, recycle bins, feeding time clock, and other accessories.

gifts for 7 year old boys
The Brick Mat
Roll this double-sided mat onto your floor or table. One side is for larger bricks, the other for smaller. And, if you like this, you might want to check out the building block adhesive tape!

gifts for 7 year old boys
Boogie Board Magic Sketch
You’re going to love this semi-transparent LCD eWriter so kids can trace and write in vivid rainbow colors. It looks and feels just like colorful pens on paper with no mess and no expensive pens or paper to replace.

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The Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne HISTORICAL MYSTERY
These are MUST-READ chapter book series for all kids! The books combine mystery, history, magic, and adventure as siblings Jack and Annie adventure through time to solve mysteries. I highly recommend this series and if you get a chance, they’re GREAT on audiobook, narrated by Mary Pope Osborne herself.

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Bird and Squirrel
 on Ice
by James Burks
In this hysterical graphic novel book, Bird’s over-confident, laissez-faire character pairs perfectly with Squirrel’s logical, fearful one. The duo crash land in the Penguin world where Bird is thought to be the “Chosen One” meant to save the penguins from the Great Whale. Don’t miss the other books in this series!

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Kandoodle Jr. 

My kids and I think these logic puzzles are so much fun! Probably because you get the pieces to manipulate and can choose your level from easy to challenging. The game lets you get the hang of the strategy with the easy levels and then you progress to more difficult puzzles. A bonus is this is a great on-the-go activity since it comes in a nifty carrying case.

gifts for 7 year old boys
Mad Libs Junior
Perfect for the youngest readers and writers, these are hilarious fill in the blank stories that remind kids about parts of speech and storytelling.

Harry Potter Magical Beasts
If your younger Harry Potter fans are looking for a new game, this simple, action game might be a good start. To win, collect clues to find missing magical creatures.

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LEGO Speed Corvette Z06
If you haven’t seen these Speed Champions kits, you’re in for a treat. Not only are they reasonably priced, the model options are super cool! You might also like the McLaren, LaFerrari, or CorvetteZ06.

gifts for 7 year old boys
Klutz Make Your Own Soap 

Learn soap making basics (chemistry) from melting to molding, adding fragrance and glitter, in designs like a cat, a fish, a cupcake, a star, and more.

gifts for 7 year old boys
Stink: The Super-Incredible Shrinking Kid
by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
Stink is the brother of Judy Moody. He’s got a big imagination which he uses to imagine he has superpowers, helping him to deal with his daily life. The writing is funny and relatable peppered with incredible Peter H. Reynolds’ illustrations. Kids love this humorous series.

Scooter gifts for 7 year old boys
Keep your kids active with this fun, sturdy aircraft-grade aluminum scooter with blue highlights. Design folds conveniently for transport.

gifts for 7 year old boys
Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive!
by Jack Chabert, illustrated by Sam Ricks
Sam isn’t thrilled about becoming hall monitor. Especially when he discovers that the school is ALIVE and trying to harm he and the other students. Sam has quite a wild adventure trying to save the students from the school. I think kids who like sort of scary things (it’s not too bad) will enjoy this book.

Race to stack and hide the props: a hat, rabbit, tube, and coin in this total blast of a game.

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LEGO City Airport VIP Service

Calling all 7 year old builders! Build a private plane and limousine plus get 4 minifigures and lots of accessories in this LEGO set filled with possibilities.

gift ideas for 7 year old boys
Doodle Adventures: The Search for Slimy Space Slugs!
by Mike Lowery HUMOR / SCI-FI
This book not only hooks the reader with it’s space-adventure plot and hilarious narrator Carl the Duckbut it invites YOU to find the missing priceless artifact requiring bravery, heroism and drawing. Yes, drawing. Along the journey to retrieve the artifact from Captain Sleezoog (he’s a slug), you’ll be tasked with doing your part. So you’ll make sure (by drawing) that you’ve got a spacesuit, you’ve packed everything you need to bring, the rocket design is perfect plus has some silly (bandages!?) extras, and lots more as the adventure ensues. It may sound contrived but it’s an engaging adventure any kid, artist or not, will love. And there is MORE in the series! Also read: The Pursuit of the Pesky Pizza Pirate!

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Color a Doghouse Kit 
Whether a real dog or your plush toys live in this house, your 7 year olds will be able to make it exactly how you want, a colorful, creative home!

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Puppy Erasers
Puppies and dog house erasers — these are great stocking stuffer gifts for kids.

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DK LEGO Star Wars Chronicles of the Force
If you love Star Wars, this is an excellent introductory guide to the sci-fi series as reenacted by LEGO. From the light side to the dark side, you’ll read about important characters, plot lines, time lines, space ships, weapons, and much more. Plus, this non fiction book includes a special minifigure.

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V-tech Kidizoom Actioncam

Your kids will love this action waterproof camera with 2 mounts so kids can attach it to bikes, skateboards and more. Takes photos and videos in up to 6 feet underwater! Features 1.4-inch color video camera LCD screen and the ability to take videos, photos, stop-motion videos and time-lapse photos. Way cool tech gift for kids!

How Machines Work Zoo Break! nonfiction gift book for 7 year olds
How Machines Work Zoo Break!
 by David Macaulay
I’m in LOVE with this book. It has lift-the-flaps, pull the levers, and pop-ups that engage readers tactically to learn about simple machines. Plus, it’s a story– not just nonfiction text. We follow the attempts of Sloth and Sengi as they try to escape the zoo using simple machines. Delightful and highly recommended!

Hopping Hop Ball
Hopping Hop Ball
These 20″ bouncing ball gets out lots of energy and are tons of fun. My kids do these all over the house!

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Minecraft: The Complete Handbook Collection
by Stephanie Milton, Paul Soares, Jordan Maron, Nick Fanwell and others
This ultimate collection includes the Essential Handbook, Redstone Handbook, Combat Handbook, and Construction Handbook and is perfect for your Minecraft loving kids.

ZOOB S.T.E.M. Challenge STEAM / STEM Gifts for 7 year olds
ZOOB S.T.E.M. Challenge  
We LOVE Zoob, do you? This gives you 175 pieces for solving STEM challenges such as hitting targets and making balls bounce, building a catapult, zip line, trampoline and more! 

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Kidz Gear Volume-Limiting Headphones for Kids
These headphones are custom designed fit for children 2 yrs. and older. We have these for those car rides with movies playing we don’t want to hear! Lightweight and comfortable.

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A to Z Mysteries by Rob Roy
This addictive mystery series will keep your kids reading for hours and days and months. My kids read them all more than once – we highly recommend this series.

Crystals, Rocks, and Minerals
Crystals, Rocks & Minerals
by Thames & Kosmos, National Geographic
18 hands-on projects and investigations: grow three chemically different types of crystals, build three-dimensional geometric models of common crystal shapes, mold your own crystal geode, learn how to test and identify minerals, conduct tests to determine a mineral’s chemical and physical properties, and investigate the geologic rock cycle and learn how the three main categories of rock – igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic – are formed.

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2 Responses

  1. NotaScientistButStill says:

    “I’m totally loving these (even though they’re pricey) STEAM gift marbles because they’re the exact proportions of each celestial body.”
    Umm…am I crazy or are these NOT even remotely proportional to the actual sizes of these celestial bodies….cuz yea, the earth is like, a bit smaller than the sun.
    Who wrote this stuff??

  2. Perine Lowe says:

    Kids’ gifts can be hard to buy as you try to find the best gifts for your child’s age which inspire, stimulate & excite. 7-year-old start to have pretty strong opinions about the things they like. But the great thing is, they usually like a whole lot. They’re still trying things, experimenting with new interests, learning about the world, figuring out who they are. So we love gifts that will get them thinking, creating, exploring, and playing.

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