Wondering how to put a big ‘ol smile on your 7 year old’s face? I know how hard it is to wade through the toy aisle and try to figure out what they might like. The list below contains the best of the best in every category.
Yes, these toys are definitely great for girls too! However, with our own little boy in our house, and many boys before him, we know what works and what quickly gets kicked to the curb. So, in this article, I am here to help you find the best toys for 7 year old boys!
It’s hard to wade through the sea of toys these days, especially with all the online shopping options, but you really can’t go wrong with any of these authentic, genuine gifts that appeal to all the different parts of a young boy’s developing skills.
The Best Toys for 7 Year Old Boys – 21 Super Unique & Fun Gifts
|Best Gaming Console
|Best Educational Toy
|National Geographic Mega Slime & Putty Lab
|Best Toy to Encourage Creativity
|Coast-to-Coast Architecture Building Kit
|Best Outdoor Toy
What seven-year-old boy doesn’t want a co-pilot? And who doesn’t love Chewie? He was always one of the best of the Star Wars characters (seriously, how can you not love this guy?), but this interactive Ultimate Co-Pilot Chewie brings him to your child in a whole new way. His non-threatening appearance is perfect for the little guys, and he really does make a great friend!
He’s completely responsive to what you say to him; he moves, his facial expressions change, and he even answers in Wookie language! He’s always ready for whatever adventure may be in store for him, whether it’s defending the galaxy or curling up on the couch to watch a movie.
I have to say this is probably the most used toy at home and when we travel with our kiddos. Nintendo really hit it out of the park with the newest console, the Switch. There are so many things about this that make it the perfect first system for a budding gamer.
First, as we all know, occasionally younger children are prone to dropping things; these things are tough! Clearly built to withstand a lot of abuse, the Switch’s biggest advantages are its portability and versatility.
The best part of this device is that it transitions seamlessly between the big screen and its own small screen, which is plenty big enough! It’s a great size for a younger child with smaller hands, too. If you’re looking for an amazing gift for your 8 year old, this is it.
The Coast to Coast Architecture Building Kit combines playful imagination with fine motor skill development. For all the young architects and budding builders out there, this kit is the dream.
These models are rugged and ready for some hands-on creativity. What’s truly special about this kit is its adaptability. Each model is a versatile design piece, harmoniously integrating with the other sets for limitless construction potential.
The cherry on top? It’s not just about the houses. The included additions of people, pets, trees, and more, serve to elevate the entire play experience. It’s a perfect size for those little hands and minds itching to create.
This is an amazing gift for any creative child. It will guide them on how to write, illustrate, and “publish” their very own book. It is a great way to encourage their imagination and storytelling skills.
Yes, another Nintendo product is on our list this year. The Nintendo 2DS XL makes a great, less expensive gift than the Switch, but it really does pack the same level of fun. Since about age three, my own son has been stealing my phone, installing his own games all willy-nilly, and beating my high scores; something like this would have been perfect!
We love playing Mario Kart together on his Switch on the big screen, but that’s just not always practical (or possible), and the fact that Mario Kart 7 comes preinstalled on this Nintendo 2DS XL makes an already good gift great. Plus, you can download new games directly onto it if you have a Wi-Fi connection.
LAUGH-OUT-LOUD JOKES FOR KIDS – UNDER $5
Help your little comedian work on his act with this book of Jokes that kids will love! Start him out with this, and he may even end up appreciating those “dad jokes” you crack just a little bit more. Really, we liked ours so much, that we bought one for our nephew, too.
Got a little guy who likes to bust a move? The newest version of Just Dance is a great way to help him gain some mad skills, plus he’ll be able to keep up with some of the newest, most popular music out there. I always find my kids dancing up a storm to this game, especially when the family is over.
Just Dance 2019 is a great way to combine “screen time” with exercise, all while learning, and it really will get the whole family involved.
Imagine a playset that not only towers at a staggering 2 feet in height but stretches over 4 feet in width. This is every monster truck lover’s dream! Whether it’s executing grand Monster Jam stunts or just parking up after a thrilling race, the Monster Jam Garage Playset is pretty cool.
The real magic lies in its genuine lights and sounds that truly encapsulate the Monster Jam experience. But the allure doesn’t stop there. Each level of this playset offers unique ramps and stunts. Whether it’s a backflip off the roof, racing around turns, or pulling off a Mega Jump – the sky’s the limit. And after all that action, fuel up and prep your Grave Digger in the garage, all set for the next round.
Ah, Chewbacca is back! This officially licensed Star Wars Chewie toy makes for an awesome gift. But this time, you don’t just get to have Chewie at your side, but you get to be him! Buy this with no worries, as it comes with adjustable straps that make sure your seven-year-old won’t outgrow it. Don’t have his famous Wookiee roar down yet? No problem! Just open the mask’s mouth, and he lets out an authentic one for you (outside of the real Chewie). This really is a perfect gift for any young Star Wars fan.
Who doesn’t remember playing with things like this when they were young and loving it? 7 year old boys (and girls!) need toys that allow them to play with their hands and not just by tapping on some electronic devices all day. They need a break once in a while! National Geographic doesn’t disappoint with this set of, count ’em, eight (I didn’t even know there were that many!) different types of slimes and putties.
We all know the importance of STEM-focused toys, but this stuff is so much fun to play with, they may not realize they’re doing some learning at the same time! Plus, the high-quality containers make clean-up and storage a breeze. Boy, even toys like this have come a long way since I was a kid, and the price on this is perfect!
The Lionel Polar Express Ready to Play train set is a classic. We set ours up around the Christmas tree every year now, and it’s always a huge hit, year after year. Are you a grandparent looking for something to give your grandson one of the best gifts of 2021? Well, this is one of the best gifts, and it’s something that they’ll always remember.
It will definitely last years to come (and can maybe someday be passed on to his own children!). This should probably be on every year’s best gift list because a classic toy like this never gets old.
Maybe you’re looking for something to get with a brand new Nintendo Switch, or maybe you’re looking for a gift for a seven-year-old boy who already has his own, but either way, this LABO is one of the best investments you can make. Even if you’re not video-game savvy, you get to join him in building his new heavy-duty cardboard creations.
Seriously, if you haven’t seen the LABO before, do yourself a favor and watch a video of it in action. This is an absolutely great gift that combines physical activity and construction with their already-held love of video games and brings something new and never-before-seen.
I was very nervous to give a trampoline to my kids. I have to say it might be the greatest gift I have ever given them. For three years now, the trampoline has been used almost every day. This Upper Bounce trampoline is maybe one of the single greatest gifts you can give your kids, and thanks to its super-secure safety enclosure (complete with a nice padded zipper and foam cushions for the bars), it’s one of the safest ways to get some exercise.
Jumping on a trampoline is well known to have an array of health benefits, but in your little one’s mind, it’s just a whole lot of fun! Plus, it’s fun for adults, too. My son and I have had more fun on the trampoline together than I ever would have imagined. This will surely end up being one of the best, most favorite gifts of 2022 (although we’re not sure this one will fit underneath the tree!).
The LEGO Minecraft “Abandoned” Mine set (21166) brings together two things 7 year olds love; LEGOs and Minecraft! This set includes familiar Minecraft faces like Steve, the zombie, and others to life.
Once the set is built, players can help Steve mine for essential resources and lure the other figures to the entrance for epic showdowns.
Expand the adventure by integrating sets like The Bee Farm (21165) and The Trading Post (21167), ensuring endless creative fun!
Oh, how I wish we had this the other day when we lost power for most of the weekend. Or a lot of other days, when I need to get some work done (take a nap). For a seven-year-old used to a full suite of electronic devices, the worst part of it was certainly his boredom. Making a great stocking stuff (or underneath the tree!),
Kanoodle is a classic brain-teaser that kids can play solo, as it’s a 3-D solitaire game. This helps develop so many different cognitive skills at the same time, and it’s easy to figure out with the included instructions. I’m glad I bought one of these for him while I could, although there’s a good chance I’ll be playing it myself!
Who doesn’t love kittens? Now, who doesn’t love explosions? Two of the best things, right? But when you combine them you get one of the most popular card games of all time, and a perfect gift for a little guy this year on our list of the best toys for 7 year old boys, Exploding Kittens. Don’t worry, that’s not all there is, you also have your standard Tacocat and Unicorn Enchilada. All these things together make one of the most enjoyable and fun times you can share with a child.
There’s nothing quite like seeing the pure fun in his eyes and hearing the laughter and getting to experience that with him, and playing a game is one of the best ways to do that. We love playing card games with our son, but sometimes the completely chance-based games get old. That’s what is so great about Exploding Kittens, though; the level of strategic play involved makes it so much more than simply the luck of the draw, and it helps develop his reasoning skills in a way that other games simply do not.
GIVE THE GIFT OF AN EXPERIENCE
One of my favorite gifts to give my kids is the gift of experience. Every year, we set out on a mission to discover a new adventure.
Sometimes, it’s a simple joy like a day spent go-karting together. We’ve also done indoor sky diving, tickets to an NFL and NBA game, and concert experiences. As our kids have gotten older, we have ventured out even further and swapped all gifts for a full vacation. The thrill of exploring a new place, tasting unfamiliar cuisine, and immersing in a different culture as a family is unbeatable.
All these experiences, whether big or small, create stories, lessons, and memories that a toy can’t replicate. 7 is just the right age to start making lasting memories!
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