The 10 Best 7 Year Old Boy Gifts

Updated December 26, 2017 by Brett Dvoretz

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We spent 40 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. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best 7 year old boy gift on Amazon.

10. K’nex 35 Model Set

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
  • small pieces are easy to lose
Brand K'NEX
Model 12418
Weight 1.5 pounds
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

9. WowWee MiP

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.
  • multiple play modes
  • can balance objects while moving
  • smaller than it looks in photos
Brand WowWee
Model MiP Robot (White)
Weight 1.9 pounds
Rating 3.6 / 5.0

8. Spin Master Perplexus

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
  • some kids get bored of it quickly
Brand false
Model -
Weight 12.5 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

7. Franklin NHL Indoor Sport 2in1

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 sticks for smaller play areas.
  • helps improve aim
  • can also be used outdoors
  • good for lefties and righties
Brand Franklin Sports
Model 14213
Weight 4.1 pounds
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

6. Kidwinz Shockproof Binoculars

The Kidwinz Shockproof Binoculars are built tough enough to withstand all of the abuse you just know your kids are going to put them through. The eyepieces are coated with rubber for safety, and they are designed to be easy for little hands to focus.
  • include a two-foot neck strap
  • capable of eight times magnification
  • produce a crisp and clear image
Brand Kidwinz
Model pending
Weight 8 ounces
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

5. Razor A Kick Scooter

It may not seem like it these days, 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 to 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 5.5 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

4. Laser Pegs 6-in-1

Legos might be tons of fun, but they don't hold a candle to the Laser Pegs 6-in-1, which features a colored LED for nighttime play. The pieces can even be used with a lot of other building toys, such as Magna Tiles, Magformers, and Tegu.
  • inspires a child's creativity
  • can double as a nightlight
  • brightly colored pieces
Brand Laser Pegs
Model ZD140B
Weight 9.6 ounces
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

3. Marky Sparky Doinkit Darts

The Marky Sparky Doinkit Darts includes a magnetic board along with dull, virtually indestructible darts, which makes for safe and fun competitive gameplay. The board itself has realistic-looking faux cracks that give it a weathered appearance, just like real dartboards.
  • darts fly nice and straight
  • built-in hook for easy installation
  • great for family game night
Brand Marky Sparky
Model 90008
Weight 1.7 pounds
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

2. Original Stomp Rocket Ultra

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
Brand Stomp Rocket
Model 20008
Weight 12.8 ounces
Rating 5.0 / 5.0

1. Nerf Lazer Tag Phoenix

The Nerf Lazer Tag Phoenix provides hours of fun, 2-player action, and 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 2.8 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

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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Last updated on December 26, 2017 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as behind the computer screen, Brett can either be found hacking furiously away at the keyboard or perhaps enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He hopes to one day become a modern day renaissance man.

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