What gift do you get a 7 year old? This is a question that many adults struggle with because it’s at that age when his imagination is growing, and they now know what they want. However, you can spoil a good surprise by asking what the kid wants, so you also have to use your imagination.
It is still a tricky business with the endless options that you have in stores and online. An excellent place to start is to check if there are certain things that the boy likes. Once you’ve narrowed down their interests, the following are the best toys and gifts for 7 year old boys that you should consider.
A boy that is a fan of Robin Hood or Hawkeye from the Avengers will love this bow gift. It is a well-constructed gift with child-safe parts, so you shouldn’t expect any accidents. It comes with a bow and three large foam arrows that shoot accurately on to the target. The arrows can go as far as 40 feet, but that requires some practice, so it should keep him occupied for a while.
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Legos are a favorite among all children, but for a 7 year old, the basic building blocks won’t do. This kit comes with a total of 391 pieces that he will have to build himself to make two of the worlds most prized cars. The pieces are well-defined, so they help your child figure out where all the parts go. They also come with mini figurines of drivers and a pit wall.
Boys who love science and magic will have a lot of fun with this kit. It is designed to teach children the science behind the magic with all natural and easy to replace ingredients. The parts are durable and well-made, so it is easy to understand what goes where. In the box, you have some test tubes for mixing portions, a magic wand, measuring cup, stickers, and a guide.
The battle ravage kit should be the first Transformers kit for any fan of the movie. They are realistic models with perfect transformer abilities, unlike other kits that had issues. The toys look great in both forms and have fully functioning parts such as doors and trunk. The figurine is made with great attention to detail to make him look and feel like the real one. It is a great Transformer to add to any boy’s collection.
A boy who’s into racing cars will love the McLaren Mp4-12C. It comes with the parts separate, so he should have a lot of fun assembling and disassembling it. It also comes with easy and clear instruction to guide in the construction process, and it is an awesome piece to compete in a race. It is light, fast, and hardly ever tips over, which is perfect for racing.
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This is an all-around construction set that allows children to build pretty much anything they can imagine. It has 480 pieces that can construct cars, trucks, helicopters, and airplanes, among others. The parts move, so that makes it more fun, but the best part is that it helps improve the child’s construction skills. Since the parts are many and small, they can get lost, and that is why they come in a useful storage chest.
Most kids love walkie talkies, and this pair is one of the best that will have your little boy very excited. It promotes one-on-one communication between your children or even with you. The walkie talkies encourage the development of speech even in shy children, not to mention it is fun when playing cops and robbers. It has a straightforward construction and easy to understand instructions for use. They come in a pair and in a variety of colors from which to choose.
For the boys who love reading, why not give a gift that educates in a fun way? This National Geographic kid’s set has all the facts that a 7 year old boy would need to know about most things. It is made to improve their reading and knowledge about different aspects of life, including those you would normally not think about. It explains the why and how about most topics and is generally a fun way of learning away from school.
A scooter is a classic toy idea that every child loves and would want. The Mongoose scooter is well-made to be a safer and more stable fun way for your boy to enjoy some time outdoors. It has excellent BMX style brakes, and with a wider foot deck, it is great for your growing child. It comes unassembled, so that is another fun activity that you can do together.
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You can never have too many LEGOS since it is the gift that never grows old or boring. If your child is a fan of the Ninjago movie, then this set is going to bring a lot of excitement to his life. It has a total of 312 pieces that will keep him busy building the Master Falls among other features since the pieces are compatible with other Lego pieces.
For a boy who enjoys robots, this remote controlled bot would mean everything. It can dance, carry things around, and even respond through light, sound, and motion. It is powered by four AAA batteries and comes with a battery charger. It is set to be your boy’s favorite playtime toy as he learns how to make it work.
Most boys are messy, but teaching them to be organized and neat while young can help reduce this bad habit. This gift idea is great since it features a basketball hoop and a laundry basket below. Get him organized by having him try to score through throwing dirty clothes into the hoop and in the basket. It is a way to make tidying up fun and potentially help his aim.
This board is a great way to teach your young one how to play darts with a child-friendly set. The darts are safe and flexible, but they stick perfectly on to the board. It is a great toy for children to improve their hand-eye coordination. It may not work as the actual thing, but it is a great way to get started, especially for short distances.
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This kit makes screen time a fun and educational experience where you can use your iPad to teach your kids. It incorporates perfectly with all iPad and helps your child with various subjects, like creativity, words, and numbers. You can download the app and use it without Wi-Fi, and with the correct parental controls, you can leave your children to play for a while. The iPad is not included in the kit.
It’s important to teach children how to save money toward their goals, and this modern piggy bank allows that. It has a safe-like design complete with four-digit pin access to make it extra safe. The bank is made from high-quality ABS, so it is safe for children. It uses three AA batteries to allow it to function like a safe. Its capacity is up to 600 coins and 100 bills. If you enter the wrong pin, you cannot open it, so it gives your child more comfort that their money is safe.
Paper airplanes are another classic for having fun, especially outdoors. However, there is always the challenge of finding the best paper and making the correct cutouts so that it can fly. This book solves all of that by having precut paper airplanes, so all your kid has to do tear it out, fold, and it’s ready to fly.
With this combat vest, your child can take army play to the next level. It comes with plenty of pockets enough to keep their walkie talkies and other accessories that they would use when playing. You can get it with a helmet that is sold separately for a complete kit. It comes with fully adjustable straps for a great fit, and it fits most children up to 13 years old, so 5 year old boys will also love it.
These planes create a fun and engaging activity for your children when playing outside. The set comes with three different types of airplanes and a launch pad. The planes all have different abilities, so it is a fun experience for the child. The set is made well, so it is durable, but extras and replacements are also available online in case of any mishaps.
This is the perfect gift for your child who loves technology or photography. It is a fully digital watch with various applications that will help your child in a lot of different activities. It has 50 lock screen designs so that they can change it as often as they would like. It also has a calendar, an alarm clock, a camera, and an audio recorder, among other awesome features. The memory can save quite a lot of media, and the whole watch is splash-proof. Also, the battery is rechargeable.
You may have played this educational and colorful game when you were young, and now, there is a new and improved version. It is more modern with an LED-lit counter that keeps scores. The game is fun and addictive, and the best part is that everyone can play, so it will be a great addition to game night.
If your kid is a basketball fan but you don’t have a court to play on, this is a great toy for practicing shooting hoops. It is a mobile unit that is easy to set up on a wall or behind the door. It including everything you need to set it up, along with a ball. The backboard is shatterproof, so it is a long-lasting but affordable toy for kids of all ages, so consider it as a gift for 6 year old boys, as well.
If your kid is fascinated by the stars and astronomy in general, then this would be a life-changing gift for him. It is a great first telescope to have that will bring your child closer to space. It has a 60mm objective lens with 300mm focal length, so it works well, and the price couldn’t be better. The telescope comes in parts, so you have to assemble it, which you can do together.
If you played the Connect 4 game as a child, then you will be happy to know that it is still as good as it was then. The board is well-made, using quality plastic, and all the pieces fit in perfectly. It is an easy game to play where one wins by matching their colors four in a row, so it helps in the development of strategic thinking.
If you are looking for a dad and son gift, then this might just be it. It is an easy to play rings game that helps in improving aim and focus. The goal of the game is simple: to get the rings on to the hooks and earn the number of points indicated. It is a fun game for everyone.
This pad is a great item for boys who are interested in art and drawing. It comes as a set with a pencil, coloring crayons, a tracing pad, and 10 tracing sheets. The pad highlights the tracing paper, so your child only needs a blank paper on top to trace out the images. It is a great way to learn how to draw and color, with over 100 images from which to learn. Ideal for 9 year old boys, too.
It has a set of cars with 40 challenge cards that your son will need to complete. It helps your child develop critical thinking skills to get ahead in the game. It is great to play with siblings and other children at a party and will be a favorite for kids that love puzzles.
This robot is made to help children learn how to code. It has a simplified language that teaches children in preparation for middle school while playing with them. The robot is commonly used in schools since it is a great learning tool in the classroom. It comes with an easy to understand manual for everything you need to know to set it up for your son.
Get your child all ready to fight the impending zombie apocalypse with the awesome Contaminator. It is an excellent toy, especially for the summer outdoors. It holds up to 700ml of water and can shoot up to 38 feet non-stop.
Summer is all about adventures, and what better to enhance this than a metal detector? It allows your son to run around looking for different metallic objects by detecting them up to five inches deep. The coil is water and rust-resistant to increase longevity.
No need to leave out the children when playing the guessing game thanks to this child-friendly version. It is a fun and interactive way to help your child think critically as well as becoming more expressive. It comes with an awesome sand-clock timer, six headbands, and cards with the pictures of foods, animals, or other familiar things.
A good old bike may be all you need to make your boy happy. This Dynacraft bike is perfect for children up to 10 years old. It has a durable and robust steel frame that should support children up to 105 pounds. It is a cool gift for children who already know how to ride since it doesn’t come with training wheels.
If your kid is a puzzler, then he will enjoy this board game that not only requires him to solve the problems in front of him but to do so in 3D. It is a game that requires a strategy to win, and if you are looking to keep him away from screens, this is perfect. It is a little complex, but your child will learn how to think fast and tactically to remain in the game.
This stadium is perfect for children who love baseball. It comes as a realistic stadium with players and all the beautiful action that goes on during a baseball game. The infield is magnetized to help with the movement of the players and the ball, so it is authentic despite being a board game.
This dodge ball set is great for boys who love the game without causing any harm to each other. The players have to wear the vest with a bull’s eye and try to hit one another as they are running not to be hit. It comes with six softballs that are completely safe but will have your kids staying active for a while.
Finally, a badass lightsaber complete with realistic light and sounds. It looks just like the real thing, and it feels great in the hands. The hilt is metallic and comes with a stand and clear instructions for use. It is one toy that your son will keep for a lifetime; it is that awesome.