10 Best 7 Year Old Boy Gifts | March 2017

We spent 28 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options for this wiki. Got a birthday coming up for your young man or one of his friends? Or maybe you're getting ready for Xmas. Our selection of 7-year-old boy gifts will take all the guesswork and confusion away, plus save you from roaming around the mall all day. We've included a varied choice of toys and games that should get the right response from any boy. Skip to the best 7 year old boy gift on Amazon.
10 Best 7 Year Old Boy Gifts | March 2017


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Little Star Wars fans will love the Hot Wheels Darth Vader RC car. It has bright glowing light sabers on both sides that make it fun for nighttime use, and the Darth Vader sound effects just enhance its cool factor, but the sound cannot be turned off for quiet use.
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The Super Stadium Baseball Game features exciting two-person action that lets kids pitch fastballs and a variety of breaking balls at different speeds. Players can bat right- or left-handed, making it great for all children, and it should last for years.
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The WowWee MiP is a unique dual wheel balancing remote controlled robot that is able to navigate its surroundings, understand hand gesture commands, and even follow objects around. It communicates its moods through motions, sounds, and RGB LED eyes.
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The K’NEX 35 Model Set is an affordable toy that promotes STEM learning. It comes with a total of 48 pieces, in micro and standard sizes, that can be attached in a variety of ways to make unique real working models, like trucks that roll and helicopters with moving blades.
  • pieces snap together securely
  • box doubles as a storage chest
  • easy to follow building instructions
Brand K'Nex
Model 12418
Weight 1.4 pounds
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The Franklin NHL Indoor Sport 2in1 gives your kids an outlet for their extra energy even if it's raining outside. It includes two adjustable hockey sticks, making it suitable for tall and short kids, and also comes with a pair of knee hockey sticks for smaller play areas.
  • helps improve aim
  • can also be used outdoors
  • good for lefties and righties
Brand Franklin
Model pending
Weight pending
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The Spin Master Perplexus is a challenging maze game in which players must maneuver a small ball around 100 complex barriers inside a transparent sphere. It may be frustrating to some, but for most, that just makes them work harder at beating it.
  • total of 22 feet of track
  • improves motor skills
  • fun for adults too
Brand Spin Master
Model -
Weight 12.5 ounces
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The Original Stomp Rocket Ultra will have your son and his friends locked in friendly competition to see who can stomp it harder and make it fly farther. It can shoot up to an impressive 20 stories high if hit just right, and the foam tip lets it land safely.
  • comes with 4 rockets
  • extremely easy to use
  • good for a wide age range of kids
Brand Stomp Rocket
Model 20008
Weight 12.8 ounces
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The Orbo Kids Smartwatch provides fun and learning at the same time. It helps kids improve their ability to tell time using its vivid capacitve touchscreen. It also features Bluetooth connectivity and allows children to answer calls from family members, but not make them.
  • rotating camera
  • easy to navigate menus
  • 1 gb internal memory
Brand Orbo
Model LYSB017WU924A-ELECTRNCS
Weight 5.6 ounces
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Sometimes it may not seem like it, but kids still love to play outdoors, they may just need a little extra motivation, and the Razor A Kick Scooter will provide it. They can use it to go to and from a friend's house or just cruise around the driveway.
  • great source of exercise
  • made of aircraft-grade aluminum
  • quick stopping rear fender brake
Brand Razor
Model 13003A-BL
Weight 5.4 pounds
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The Nerf Lazer Tag Phoenix provides hours of fun, 2-player action, and features rumble packs that let kids know when they've been hit by their opponent. It's a great way to provide children with a way to burn off that extra energy in a safe manner.
  • includes 2 phoenix ltx taggers
  • lifelike recoil mechanism
  • lasers have a 300 foot reach
Brand Nerf
Model 926922050
Weight 2 pounds

Unlucky Number Seven

Seven can be a tough age for children and their parents alike. The boys aren't quite little enough to need constant supervision, and their previously emotional opinions begin to fill out with intellectual understanding and justification. This was the age when my own mother was convinced I'd become a lawyer. Sorry, Ma.

At the same time, seven isn't quite old enough to be given total autonomy, either. Even when autonomy is granted, cell phones for kids that young act as little more than electronic leashes with limited internet access. And kids around seven (as early as six, really) expect that level of technological interaction.

So, at a transitional period between the end of absolute childhood and the beginning of pubescent adolescence, with a cell phone in one hand and a whole lot of opinions in the other, a seven-year-old makes a formidable shopping target. You have to find something that appeals to them on an almost instinctive level, that allows them to revel in the play of youth, but that also has a hint of their impending responsibility to it, a responsibility that, at that age, they may seem impatient to attain.

The toys on our top ten list for seven-year-old boys all incorporate some level of complexity to engage a growing mind, physical movement to activate a growing body, or technological sophistication to prepare a your boy toward an inevitable singularity.

Play For a Personality

One of the reasons I find it difficult to shop for someone is that I'm a sensitive perfectionist. That means that I know a lot about the people for whom I'm shopping, and I get frustrated if I can't find the thing that not only appeals to what I know about them, but that also makes it clear that I know these things. After all, gift giving bears as deep a reflection on the giver as anything else.

Shopping for a child can prove even more difficult, as they (especially young boys) possess a knack for really letting you know how much they dislike a gift that doesn't fit. To help you narrow down our list toward a few possibilities your boy would love, you simply have to ask yourself a few questions about him.

Does he give a hoot about art? There are a couple of toys on our list that can bring out the Michelangelo or the Da Vinci in him, should he already be so inclined. By seven, you ought to have a sense about his artistic intentions. Whether he prefers building to destroying or drawing on paper to shredding it is actually immaterial in this sense; the artistic impulse leads the artist to either create or to destroy, so either behavior should send you toward the artsier toys.

Is your boy a ball of boundless energy? Some kids can't sit still, and that doesn't always correlate to an ADHD diagnosis. Sometimes it's just a matter of a lightning-fast metabolism, something all of us wish we could go back in time and reacquire. For such a boy, our list contains certain physical toys that demand he step away from the computer and into the sunlight outdoors. Rambunctious boys shouldn't have too much of a problem doing so, and they're likely to love a gift that takes them outside.

Finally, does your kid have a colossal cranium? Well, skull size doesn't necessarily equal intelligence, but metaphorically, should he possess a good brain, there are excellent toys on our list for the expansive mind. One of these looks suspiciously like the viewfinders I grew up with, but upon closer inspection, you'll find that it's actually an immersive introduction to the world of virtual reality.

I'm willing to bet that a lot of the boys out there fall into more than one of these categories, which means that the odds of picking a quality gift are in your favor. Check in with your kid for a moment in the next day or two, just to see where he's at and what he's been up to. If he seems to be in a groove with one of these channels in particular, you'll know what to buy him.

We're All Doomed

Every generation says the same thing as it gets older, as the next generation comes of age behind it. It's a cycle of doomsday thinking that's as old as thought, and it believes that each new generation is destined to bring about the end of times, as vapid and reckless as they are.

One of the more subtle versions of this, which sheds a little light on the envy that the older generations feel toward the newer, is the way we (I'm lumping myself in with the older now) regard the toys of the next generation. We look around at the bevvy of technological marvels and interactive games and devices with much the same awe that parents in the early 1900s viewed children's pants that closed with a zipper.

Rarely is this generational envy and its attendant grief justified, though it was when the industry of children's toys really took off. For ages, children played with simple, homemade dolls more than anything else, and from a young age they were expected to work on farms, or later in factories during the dawn of the industrial revolution.

Eventually, laws prohibited the use of child labor, and the latter days of the industrial revolution produced a growing middle class whose children had more leisure time and more family money. This new market quickly filled with independent toy makers who went on to become the behemoths of the industry today.



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