50 Popular Gift Ideas For 7-Year-Old Boys

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If you need gift ideas for 7-year-old boys, we have dozens, including LEGO building kits, arts & crafts supplies, and great books for young readers!

Buying gifts for 7-year-old boys can be a whole lot of fun! Whether the 7-year-old you’re shopping for is interested in building things, or loves to read, or likes racing around the neighborhood on a bike or scooter, we have ideas for all of them!

Many of these gifts are also educational, so he’ll be learning without even realizing it. Marble runs, LEGO sets, science magic kits, and other projects all teach him about math and science while also providing him with plenty of entertainment.

Check out our extensive list of gift ideas for 7-year-old boys below. You’re sure to find something he’ll love!


50 Fun Gift Ideas for 7-Year-Old Boys

Awesome gifts for 7-year-old boys to make Christmas or his birthday a special one!

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Razor A3 Kick Scooter for Kids

  • Scootin’ Along

  • $$$$$
  • Outdoor Fun

He’ll love zooming around on a scooter! Razor scooters feature large urethane wheels for a smooth ride and they fold up easily so they can be carried or stored. Handlebars are easily adjustable so the scooter can grow with him. Don’t forget to gift him a helmet and padding as well!


Kids Digital Watch

  • Time Telling

  • $$$$$
  • Tech

A cool digital watch is always a hit with boys. This watch is waterproof to 50M and is easy to read and operate. It has a high-quality case and strap, and a stainless steel bottom cover and buckle. It comes in several colors and patterns so you can pick the one he’d like best.


Kid Explorer Vest Kit

  • Ready For Adventure

  • $$$$$
  • Outdoor Fun

Looking for a gift for a Cub Scout or a boy who just likes to get outside and explore plants, bugs, and other wildlife? This cargo vest features several pockets for storing his treasures. It also comes with binoculars and a compass. The working compass can be kept and used on Scout campouts and for a long time after he’s outgrown the rest of the gear.


Hardy Boys Starter Set - Books 1-5

  • Figure Out The Mystery

  • $$$$$
  • Books

Introduce him to the world of Frank and Joe Hardy, who solve crimes that mystify the adults and local police detectives. The books are engaging and fun for young boys, and the crimes aren’t too scary for younger readers.


Amphibious Remote Control Car

  • Land And Sea

  • $$$$$
  • Tech, Outdoor Fun

This car tackles land and water equally! The large wheels glide over the water and the sealed design means the rest of the car is waterproof. It can flip and rotate and can even head over sandy beaches, grass, and mud. He’ll have a great time driving this car just about anywhere!


ThinkFun Marble Run Brain Game

  • Marble Run Fun

  • $$$$$
  • STEM

He can combine the pieces of this game in many variations to build different marble runs. Of course, once he’s done building, he’ll have the fun of watching the marbles make their way through the maze! The game also comes with 60 challenge cards from beginner to expert so he can construct more challenging mazes.


Nerf N Strike Toy Blaster

  • Blast Off

  • $$$$$
  • Outdoor Fun

This Nerf blaster fires six darts in a row and they’ll travel up to 90 feet (unless they hit Mom first)! He can slam-fire all six darts quickly by moving the slide back and forth while holding down the trigger. The Nerf gun comes with six Nerf darts of flexible foam with hollow tips and doesn’t require batteries.


Raddish Kids Cooking Subscription Box

  • Jr. Chef

  • $$$$$
  • STEM

Get him helping in the kitchen with a cooking subscription for kids! This box features a new theme each month, so he’ll learn about new cultures and foods he may not have tried. Each box comes with three recipe guides that are simple for kids to follow. They also have kitchen tools that kids will use for the recipe that month.


Artie 3000 The Coding Robot

  • Creative Coding

  • $$$$$
  • STEM, Tech

He can code the robot and it will draw the lines that were programmed. Artie comes with pre-programmed designs for beginners, and kids can begin to program more sophisticated designs as they learn more about the robot. He will need a tablet or computer to control Artie and this gift makes a great toy for 7-year-old boys!


Diary of a Wimpy Kid Books 1-4

  • Graphic Novel Fun

  • $$$$$
  • Books

These graphic novels, featuring writing interspersed with illustrations and comic book panels, are a great way to get kids interested in reading. Boys who don’t want to sit down to a page full of text will often enjoy books like “Wimpy Kid” that break up the text with drawings. The goofy situations and silly stories of Greg, Roderick, Rowley, and the rest are sure to have him laughing.

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Skate Swing

  • Stand & Swing

  • $$$$$
  • Outdoor Fun

He’ll get some extra exercise and practice balance skills with this standing swing! He needs to hold onto handholds at the top while his feet go on an actual maple skateboard suspended from the bottom. He can practice skateboarding moves and get his whole body moving with this swing!


Hover Soccer Ball Hockey Set

  • Hockey Time!

  • $$$$$
  • Outdoor Fun

If he has a spot for indoor hockey, he’ll love this set! It features two nets and sticks and a rechargeable hover soccer ball. The ball lights up and has rubber bumpers to prevent damage to it and to the furniture! The set also comes with an actual, lightweight soccer ball as well.


Rubik's 3X3 Cube

  • Classic Fun

  • $$$$$
  • STEM

This classic cube provides hours of fun as he works on his problem-solving skills! Since they’re small and don’t require batteries, they’re easy to bring along on plane or road trips to keep him entertained. There are also countless YouTube videos of kids and adults solving Rubik’s Cube challenges, so this toy is coming back into fashion.


Mongoose Freestyle BMX Bike

  • Freestyle Fun

  • $$$$$
  • Outdoor Fun

A bike is a classic Christmas or birthday present and will make childhood memories he’ll have forever! This freestyle bike has aluminum mag wheels and a cable detangler so he can try handlebar spins, and it has freestyle pegs for doing tricks. Make sure he also gets a helmet to protect him while he tries his stunts!


Klutz Lego Chain Reactions Building Kit

  • LEGO Build

  • $$$$$
  • STEM

He can build ten moving machines with this educational but fun LEGO building kit! It comes with instructions for ten projects, along with 33 LEGO pieces, six plastic balls, string, paper ramps, and other parts for building the machines. He’ll learn engineering principles, along with problem-solving and other valuable skills.


5,000 Awesome Facts

  • Did You Know?

  • $$$$$
  • Books

Kids love learning strange-but-true facts (and sharing them with everyone they meet)! This book will set him up for a long time, with 5,000 facts about everything from peanut butter to oceans. The book is also full of color photos to accompany the fascinating facts!


Bluetooth Headphones

  • Listen On The Go

  • $$$$$
  • Tech

He can listen to music, audiobooks, or video games without disturbing people around him with these Bluetooth headphones. They have great sound quality, come in several colors, and hook over his ears to stay in better.


Kids Fishing Pole & Tackle Box

  • Go Fish

  • $$$$$
  • Outdoor Fun

It’s so much easier (and more fun!) for kids to use fishing poles designed for them rather than adult poles when they’re first getting started. This pole comes with a telescopic rod, spincast reel, crankbaits, float bobbers, lures, sinkers, and more. It’s lightweight but sturdy enough to stand up to an enthusiastic 7-year-old.


Kid Made Modern Arts and Crafts Library

  • Make Masterpieces

  • $$$$$
  • Creative

This arts & crafts library has everything he’ll need to get creative! Pipe cleaners, pom poms, wooden shapes, googly eyes, beads, and more supplies all fit in this box, with organizing trays to keep everything in its place.


3D Dinosaur Night Light

  • Light The Night

  • $$$$$
  • Indoor Fun

He’ll love falling asleep to the soft glow of a T-Rex! This night light has four different dinosaur acrylic panels you can use to create 3D night lights featuring a T-Rex, a triceratops, a spinosaurus, or a stegosaurus. You can adjust the brightness of the light, and he can choose from 7 different colors for the light – or change them with the remote.

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Walkie Talkies

  • 10-4 Good Buddy!

  • $$$$$
  • Outdoor Fun, Tech

He can communicate with friends or siblings using these walkie-talkies! Whether he’s roaming the backyard, cul-de-sac, or local park, he can keep in touch with the other walkie-talkie holder and they can devise secret codes or simply chat and have a great time.


Blast Off Duvet

  • Space Case

  • $$$$$
  • Indoor Fun

He’ll be dreaming of space while nestled under this Blast Off duvet! The blanket is designed to look like he’s actually inside a rocketship, headed for parts unknown when he’s tucked in. The comforter is 100% cotton and super-soft and comfy!


Kinetic Chain Reaction Dominoes

  • All Fall Down

  • $$$$$
  • STEM, Indoor Fun

He can design domino courses that will set things spiraling, spinning, falling, and much more! This set comes with 120 dominoes, 5 tracks, a staircase bridge, a speed template, and 2 spinners, among other supplies. He’ll learn engineering, physics, and other STEM principles without even realizing he’s learning!


Infrared Laser Tag Gun Set

  • Laser Focused

  • $$$$$
  • Indoor Fun, Outdoor Fun

He’ll have a blast with this laser tag set! The set includes 4 guns and 4 vests, so he and his friends or family can form teams and wage an epic battle. The game is easy to set up, and he can play indoors or outside.


UCO 4-Piece Camping Mess Kit

  • Dinner Dishes

  • $$$$$
  • Outdoor Fun

If he loves camping, he’ll enjoy having his own mess kit to eat from! This kit includes a plate, bowl, and 3-in-one spork eating utensil. It’s made of sturdy plastic that washes clean easily and can be tossed in the dishwasher when he gets home. The set also comes in bright, fun colors that won’t easily get lost.


LEGO Technic WHACK! Building Kit

  • Create A Car

  • $$$$$
  • STEM

He can build this model car and race it against others or just watch it go! The car uses a pullback method to propel it forward, and it has a sturdy bumper, rear spoiler, and a toy engine that pops out on impact so he can rebuild. He’ll get the fun of both building the car and then racing it when he’s finished!


National Geographic First Big Book of Space

  • What’s Out There?

  • $$$$$
  • Books

Boys who are fascinated by space will love this illustrated National Geographic book! It covers the earth, moon, sun, other planets, our solar system, and more. Who knows? This could inspire him in a whole career of exploring the unknown. Even if not, he’ll find it fascinating and he’ll learn a whole lot.


Sorry! Game

  • Family Game Night

  • $$$$$
  • Indoor Fun

Sorry! is the perfect length and difficulty for this age and makes a great gift for 7-year-old boys! He’ll enjoy moving the bright game pieces around the board, and everyone always enjoys yelling, “Sorreeee!” as they kick someone off their square and back to the start.


The Original Stomp Rocket

  • Stomping Grounds

  • $$$$$
  • Outdoor Fun

These rockets operate just like the name says – stomp on the pad and the rocket launches itself into the air. There are no batteries required, so he can play with the Stomp Rocket for hours at a time, trying to see how high he can launch his missiles.


Kids Selfie Camera

  • Say Cheese!

  • $$$$$
  • Tech

This makes a great first camera for kids! It’s sturdy enough to hold up to a 7-year-old’s vigorous use and has auto-focus and video capabilities. The photo quality is excellent for a kids’ camera! It also has optional frames and comes with a lanyard so kids can keep it around their neck when it’s not being used.

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Fire HD 10 Tablet

  • A World At His Fingertips

  • $$$$$
  • Tech

Tablets are useful for so many things! He can watch his favorite shows, listen to music, read a book or listen to an audiobook, play games, and so much more. This tablet has a 12-hour battery and 32 or 64 GB of internal storage. If you decide to give him a tablet, make sure you also nab a quality case with a screen protector to protect it!


ALEX Toys Explorer Magic Science

  • Science Kid

  • $$$$$
  • STEM

It’s magic! No, it’s science! He can wow his friends with these “magic” tricks, including mixing bubbling, color-changing potions, and creating his own shimmering magic wand. He’ll learn a lot about scientific principles and chemistry as well, making this a great gift idea for 7-year-old boys.


Kids Basketball Hoop

  • Play Ball!

  • $$$$$
  • Outdoor Fun

He can have his own court in the driveway with this basketball hoop! The adjustable hoop has a stand to give it stability, and the hoop can be lowered when he’s younger and raised as he grows. He’ll also improve his motor skills and hand-eye coordination as he practices.


Remote Control Stunt Car

  • Drive Over Anything

  • $$$$$
  • Indoor Fun, Outdoor Fun

Remote control cars are fun regardless, but this one is especially so! It rolls, rotates, and can rear up and drive on just two wheels if needed. In fact, if your 7-year-old makes the car reverse quickly, it will even start to dance! It can tackle beaches, grass, pebbles, and more and keep on driving.


Activ Life LED Bike Wheel Lights

  • Power Wheels

  • $$$$$
  • Outdoor Fun

Bike wheel lights are a lot of fun and will keep him a little safer, too! These LED lights come in a variety of colors and are easy to install. On late summer nights or early winter ones, he’ll have a little extra visibility with these wheel lights, too.


Snap Circuits Electronics Exploration Kit

  • Circuit Maker

  • $$$$$
  • STEM

He can assemble over 100 different circuit projects with this kit, which includes 30+ electronic parts. He can make a working model of a photo sensor, a flashing light, a siren, and other projects. The kit comes with everything he’ll need to build these projects, including an instruction manual to show him what to do.


Hand Operated Mini Drone

  • Drone On

  • $$$$$
  • Outdoor Fun

Drones are popular with kids, and it’s easy to see why! This is a great drone for younger kids because it doesn’t need a remote or have complicated instructions for using it. He can simply turn it on, toss it up, and wave his hand underneath to keep the drone from landing, or to send it in a certain direction.


UNO Game

  • A Numbers Game

  • $$$$$
  • Indoor Fun

This classic game is fun and easy to bring along just about anywhere! He can get a rowdy game going with friends or family, and even the youngest kids can participate if they can recognize the numbers and colors on the cards.


Gskyer Telescope

  • See The Skies

  • $$$$$
  • STEM

Help him explore the heavens with this telescope! It’s designed for kids to look at the stars and moon while protecting their eyes from damage. It has two replaceable eyepieces, a magnifying lens, and a finder scope. It also has a wireless remote and a smartphone adapter so kids can take pictures of what they find.


NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Science Magic Kit

  • Impress Your Friends

  • $$$$$
  • STEM

He can bend metal with water, make a coin float, make a vanishing test tube, and more! Each “magic” trick is actually based on science so he’ll be learning about physics, chemistry, and more as he wows his friends with his tricks! This set also comes with a magic wand and white gloves.

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Dickie Toys Giant Crane Playset

  • Construction Crew

  • $$$$$
  • Indoor Fun

He can turn his room into a construction site with this 40” high crane. It has an open cabin that can rotate 350 degrees and a hook that goes up and down. Everything is controlled with the accompanying remote, making this a great present for 7-year-old boys!


3D Moon Lamp

  • Moon In Your Room

  • $$$$$
  • Indoor Fun

This moon was printed from NASA satellite images and would make a great night light for a space-loving kid! It comes with a remote control so he can choose from 16 colors and various stages of brightness. He can dim it at bedtime or brighten it if he needs more light.


Nintendo Switch w/ Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

  • Switch It Up

  • $$$$$
  • Tech, Indoor Fun

He’ll have a great time playing on a Nintendo Switch, and the small size means he can bring it along on plane or road trips or when going to a friend’s or grandparent’s house. This set comes with a console, dock, Joy-Con left and right, 2 strap accessories, the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game, and an online 3-month individual membership.


Nerf Pro Grip Football

  • Toss It Around

  • $$$$$
  • Outdoor Fun

This is a great football for smaller, 7-year-old hands to handle! The foam means the ball is easy to throw and catch, and it won’t hurt if he accidentally gets hit. It’s also a really good ball for throwing spiral passes!


Robotics Smart Machines

  • Build A Robot

  • $$$$$
  • Tech, STEM

He can build his own robot with this kit! The set allows him to build eight motorized machines, and he can program them using the accompanying app. The set also comes with a 64-page manual that will show him how to build and operate the robots. This gift does require that he have access to a tablet or smartphone with iOS or Android to program the robot.


KidzLabs Fingerprint Kit

  • Boy Detective

  • $$$$$
  • STEM

He can collect fingerprints just like a TV detective with this kit! It includes 10 fingerprint cards, dusting powder, a stamp pad, a brush, and 20 stickers. A sturdy plastic case stores everything when he’s not using his crime scene materials.


3-Pack Water Guns for Kids

  • No One Is Safe

  • $$$$$
  • Outdoor Fun

No one’s safe from getting squirted with these blasters! They’re easy to hold and fire, and the water can shoot 28-32 feet. They promise hours of fun for him and his friends! These squirt guns would be a great present for a summer birthday boy.


Kid Made Modern Comic Book Kit

  • Write Your Own Comics

  • $$$$$
  • Creative

If he enjoys drawing, he’ll love making his own comics with this kit! It comes with a blank comic book, markers, stencils, rubber stamps, ink pads, ink bottles, and a box for storing all of his supplies when he’s not using them. Whether he loves drawing superheroes or quirky kids with problems of their own, he can create his comic masterpiece here!


Night Light for Kids

  • Galaxy Lights

  • $$$$$
  • Indoor Fun

This night light projects stars and moons across his ceiling in the evening! The stars rotate across the sky while he lays in bed, so he’ll feel like he’s lying under the stars. It has 9 color modes so he can set it on one he likes before bed.


STEM 12-in-1 Solar Robot Toys

  • Build A Robot

  • $$$$$
  • STEM

He’ll have fun building these robots, which are powered by the sun! This kit comes with 12 different robots to build, and they can move on land or water. The robots don’t require any batteries since they’re solar-powered. They’re a great project that uses a lot of STEM skills and principles, so he’ll be learning even when he doesn’t realize it!

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