What if you could directly ask a 7 year old to put together a super cool list of gifts for 7 year old boys? Well, that’s exactly what I did with my 7 year old boy LOL (yes, there is a hidden agenda here).
I thought it would be smart to have him help me put together this post to not only help you when shopping for toys and gifts for 7 year olds but to help me too haha (shhhh, don’t tell him though).
So together with my son, we came up with this super awesome list of gift ideas for 7 year old boys that we just know they’ll love and want to add to their Santa letter wish list.
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Trending Character Gifts for 7 Year Old Boys
Okay so at this age, we know that boys love to be a part of the crowd. It’s just in their nature. Plus, more than likely, they already have their own set of interests in mind. If they could have every toy in the world for a particular character or show, they would!
In fact, my son was starting to use this as his own wish list for Christmas (yeahh right.. like he’s going to get this all LOL). But he also took into consideration some characters that his friends like when helping me with this gift guide. So don’t worry, you’re covered.
Here are all the most popular trending character gifts for 7 year old boys.
Now Pokémon made it to the top of the list because whoa, this boy is obsessed with becoming the world’s greatest Pokémon Trainer alive LOL. So now our weekends have become Pokémon Adventures days where we go out and capture Pokémon via the app haha.
Here are the most wanted Pokémon toys for 7 year old boys (trust me, if they’re Pokémon fans, these are on their wish list).
Pokémon Clip & Carry Belt so they can feel like a true Pokémon trainer. This is the belt my son takes with us on all our adventures so he can “catch them all.”
Pokémon Battle Action Figure Multi 8 Pack because of course, they want to actually have the Pokémon to make it feel more real. These are the perfect size for the Pokémon balls above. TIP: Hide these so they actually have to “find and capture” them.
Pokemon TCG: 25th Anniversary Deluxe Pin Collection is the other gift idea for 7 year old boys that my son highly recommended we include. These cards allow them to battle with friends without the need of the Pokémon app.
Pokémon Cards Carrying Case is the perfect accessory to the Pokémon cards above. It can fit over 400 cards even though it’s pretty compact. Besides they’re 7 so they definitely need a way to keep their cards organized.
Now Beyblade is like the new generation of Pokémon and was my son’s obsession prior. They still get to battle but instead it’s with some round toy looking things called Beyblades.
When my son went to daycare, this was the toy all the boys were bringing with them so they could battle with each other in the stadiums below. So these will make great gifts for 7 year old boys as well.
Beyblade Burst Evolution Switch Strike Battle Tower is the exact stadium that we have here at home. Before we became Pokémon Trainers (LOL), we used to spend our quarantine weekends battling our beys with each other as 4 can battle at once.
Beyblade Burst Evolution Multicolor is a smaller stadium that also comes with its own set of Beyblades. This stadium is suitable for 2-players and has a really cool, unique design (one boys will love).
Beyblade Burst Evolution Elite Warrior 4-Pack is a great set of Beyblades and according to my son, the maroon one is the strongest Beyblade in this set and will definitely make other Beyblades “burst” << the goal of the battle.
Beyblade Burst Turbo Slingshock is a special type of launcher for the Beyblades (and is the one I use whenever I battle with my son LOL). Oh and apparently this specific launcher is featured in Season 3 of the show, making it so popular.
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Now I don’t think the superhero phase will leave them anytime soon. In fact, my son’s bedroom has been Avengers themed for two years now and doesn’t seem to be changing anytime soon.
And with their imagination, the possibilities are endless with how they play with their Avengers toys. Plus, these are the ones my son plays with when he’s having to self-entertain (making it yet another awesome gift idea for 7 year old boys).
Marvel Avengers Action Figures are hands down always awesome gifts. My son gets a new set every year from the family and he never stops playing with them (because again, their imagination is huge).
Marvel Titan Hero Series Action Figure Multipack is a different set than the above and if the 7 year old you’re shopping for is anything like mine, they’ll say they can’t have too many action figures because they’ll make use of them all LOL.
LEGO Marvel Avengers: Avengers Tower Battle is a great option if they’re into Avengers and LEGOs. This tower is a bit on the advanced side to create but with a little help from dad, it’ll make a double awesome gift they can play with.
Avengers Marvel Endgame Gloves with Lights & Sounds will help them feel like a true superhero. Not only can this be a part of their Halloween costume, but they can imagine themselves being a part of the Avengers crew as well.
Of course, Justice League superheroes made it onto the list as well. Though as we were looking around, there aren’t as many cool action figures available for this set but, there are tons of awesome LEGO sets.
Here are the top 3 Justice League gifts for 7 year old boys that my son and I decided on.
LEGO DC Batman Joker’s Trike Chase is like a triple deal in one because not only would they get the Justice League theme, but they’ll also get to create their own little vehicles from LEGOs.
Justice League 3-Pack Figures was one of the best action figure packs we could find and includes two of the most favorite Justice League figures along with a bad guy to play fight against.
LEGO Superheroes Green Lantern vs. Sinestro is another advanced LEGO set for ages up to 12 years old! So if you’re looking for a gift idea that could last them longer, this is it.
Now I’m not going to lie, I have NO IDEA what Minecraft is LOL. But according to my son, it’s a video game all about building stuff and is very popular amongst kids his age (and older).
It’s a LEGO themed world in there so of course, all their toys are branded LEGO and helps bring the game to life.
LEGO Minecraft The Crafting Box is a cool LEGO set because it comes with everything kids need to create their own environment from a farm to a castle and more.
LEGO Minecraft The Redstone Battle is great if they’re into the dungeons version of Minecraft as they can create their own scene with these LEGOs and even includes four of the popular Minecraft heroes.
Minecraft Metal Collectible Figurine 20-Pack is a great addition to any LEGO set or even to have as a standalone gift. It’s like the Minecraft version of action figures making kids want to collect them all.
Boys are just messy little creatures who love smashing things and getting dirty so it’s no surprise they love monster trucks. And if they’ve never been to the show… oh man! The day you take them, they’ll be hooked. I speak from experience LOL.
Here are the top 3 Monster Trucks or should I say Monster Jam toys that my son picked out specifically for this gift guide for 7 year old boys like him.
Monster Dirt Arena 24-Inch Playset with Monster Dirt actually sounds so cool! Like real dirt for boys to play with? It’s every moms nightmare which makes it sound even cooler for kids haha.
Monster Jam Official Champ Ramp Freestyle Playset so every kid can feel like they are performing their own winning freestyle move. It’s the special ending celebration that everyone always looks forward to in the crowd.
Monster Jam Max-D vs Aftershock 2 Pack is a great package deal so kids can have two of the top monster truck racers of all time. Grave Digger is a known champion with the other ones being great performers as well.
Boys love cars and not just any cars… fast cars! So of course, Hot Wheels has always been a favorite gift idea for 7 year old boys. These have been around for so long and aren’t going anywhere because of their popularity.
So below are the best Hot Wheels gifts for 7 year old boys so that they can have a blast “racing” in their playrooms LOL.
Ultimate Hot Wheels Starter Set is what boys will need to have an ultimate racing match. This 24-pack gift set of Hot Wheels has a large variety so that they can truly have the best collection of cars ever.
Hot Wheels Corkscrew Crash Track with Motorized Boosters is what they’ll need to bring their racing matches to life. They’ll be able to race multiple cars at once and watch them go at super fast speed.
Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage is the next level race track for kids who already have a Hot Wheels collection started. The garage holds up to 90 racecars and the track they race on is gigantic so of course, kids love it.
Hot Wheels Mega Hauler Truck is not just a truck, it’s actually a hidden storage of race cars as well. It really does haul the cars from one place to another but personally, it makes the perfect storage spot for them.
Fun Games Boys Will Love
What’s another thing boys love to do? Oh yeah, play games that’s what. Whether its video games, board games or any kind of game, boys this age love to do it.
And of course, since I have no idea about video games I let my 7 year old son take the lead on this one too LOL.
With sooo many video games, I had no idea where to start looking but of course this task was wayy too easy for my son haha. He knocked out the list below within a few minutes (he’s sure they’ll love any of these).
Pokémon Sword – Nintendo Switch is a great game for inspiring Pokémon trainers and show fanatics. It’s like the Pokémon app but in a video game version!
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – Nintendo Switch is great because of all the variety of games that they will get to play. Any Mario games for the Nintendo Switch are personally the only ones I actually enjoy playing LOL.
Team Sonic Racing – PlayStation 4 is the racing game we got for my son on his birthday. Kids love to feel like they’re going fast so a racing video game helps with that.
Ninja Turtles Mutants in Manhattan – PlayStation 4 is great for kids who would love to see their favorite books and Ninja Turtle comics come to life.
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order – Xbox One, similarly to the above, this video game will bring the movies and books to action by letting your child be right there with them through a video game.
LEGO Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles – Xbox One is such a cute game since it’s LEGOs and my son absolutely loves playing it. Some levels are a bit challenging for him but that means this game will be around and in use for a while!
Sometimes the best gift ideas are not just for the kids themselves, but something that can be enjoyed with the whole family. Quality time together is actually what they value the most and always want our time to be spent with them.
This makes board games such an awesome gift idea for kids of any age. Here are our favorites that we play on a regular basis and highly recommend for you too.
The Floor is Lava is a new game we discovered and we turned it into a Saturday afternoon of lava fun. The show is on Netflix so watch that first with your kids and see if they would like to bring the game to life in your own home (I bet they will).
Monopoly Gamer Sonic The Hedgehog Edition is actually a fast version of Monopoly (which is why I like it better LOL). Plus Sonic is so popular among the boys right now that they will love this version.
Monopoly Mario Gamer is another version of Monopoly that we personally have ourselves as well. And nope, the game rules are not the same as the Sonic version above which is what makes each one unique.
Trouble: DreamWorks Trolls World Tour Edition is great for any kids who loved Trolls World Tour (my son definitely did). The game version is slightly different than the original and is a great game that doesn’t take long at all.
Sorry! is one of our favorite games to play as a family. Not only is everyone required to strategize but it’s still simple enough for kids to actually have a chance at winning (for real).
UNO Mario Game or basically any UNO version is my personal favorite because they are so quick and do involve strategizing as well. The more we have played, the better my son has gotten at coming up with his own strategy to win.
Connect 4 is also fun even though it’s more basic and simple. So it makes for a great game for kids who get easily distracted or are not used to playing longer games. But since we’re a game night family, we never get tired of playing even the simplest games.
Guess Who? is a thinking game in which one player is either right or wrong. And since kids love to be right, they will definitely enjoy this game… well, if they’re winning haha.
Ultimate Twister seems like a fun mess doesn’t it? LOL! I’m going to be honest and say we haven’t tried this one ourselves but actually really want to! I bet this game would be a lot of fun, especially if you have more than a few kids at home haha.
Gift Ideas to Keep Them Active
We all know the importance of exercise and the benefits it brings to kids. So having some gift ideas that can help your 7 year old stay active and healthy are best ones to give.
Here are the best gift ideas for 7 year old boys and older to stay active and have fun doing it.
So especially if you’ve been stuck indoors quite a bit, it’s good to have some backyard activities that the kids can enjoy. We personally have a handful of these and is why my son really urged them to be on this list LOL.
Skywalker Trampoline is something we grabbed this year before they ran out at stores. My son enjoys it so much as he really pushed himself to learn new tricks and flips. Sometimes, we even get in there with him and make it a fun day for all.
Portable Soccer Goal Set is great for kids wanting to practice their soccer skills in the yard. My son has been playing soccer for years now and of course, believes that any kid would love to have a goal set like this one.
Basketball Hoop & Goal Basketball Hoop can go either in the front or backyard. It’s adjustable so it’s one gift that you could give now but they won’t outgrow this one until many years to come (like a lot of years to come LOL).
Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes seem like a pretty cool toy that kids would love. Especially if the 7 year old you’re shopping for has siblings, they will want to see who can make the rocket fly higher. You know, some friendly competition among the family.
And if your 7 year old is pretty active, one of these on-the-go gifts would be great! It’s always good to get out and about as a family whether it’s to the park or around the neighborhood.
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Huffy Kids Mountain Bike is great for kids who have outgrown their tricycle and are ready to move onto the next big kid bike. This is the year when my son outgrew his previous bike so it may be time for your 7 year old to get an upgrade as well.
Scooter is great for shorter distances or if hanging out around the front of the home. But some kids may actually like this better as it may be easier to do tricks on (if they’re into that kind of thing).
Adjustable Roller Skates with Lights are great and cool looking, making them one of the coolest gifts for 7 year old boys. Plus with extra padding, it makes them much more comfortable for kids when riding in them.
Educational Gifts for 7-Year Olds
I’ve always loved giving an educational gift not only to my son, but to others as well. Learning can be fun and that’s what educational gifts show, at least the ones below.
Here are the best educational gifts for 7 year old boys to enjoy learning.
This is the perfect age to get kids involved with musical instruments. And for my son, his favorite of them all is the guitar. It’s what he sees many of his favorite artists play so of course, he wants to follow along.
But sometimes learning a new instrument can be frustrating, especially for kids. But it doesn’t have to be. Watch the video below to see just easy and fun it can be for kids to learn how to play the guitar.
Loog Pro Acoustic Guitar is one of the guitar options offered with the Loog Electric Guitar coming very soon. Both are great for kids to see if playing the guitar is where their passion is, and if it is - it'll make it easier to transition to the next string level.
Fun, Educational Boxes
Now these are truly the definition of bringing learning to life while making it fun. Each one including their own unique projects and everything needed for kids to have fun learning and creating the box topic.
Out of all the boxes we looked at, these are the two we decided kids my son's age would enjoy.
Transportation Box explores various types of transportation types including ones on air, water and on the road. It's a hands-on box with creative and fun ways for them to learn (instead of your typical workbook style).
Soaring into Flight Box is great for little astronauts to be or any kid that's interested in flying. Actually, even kids who just enjoy making paper airplanes would have fun learning how to make the best ones. Another reason why science boxes are so great!
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Lastly, you can never go wrong with giving a book or two as a gift. The best part of these is that they're much more affordable yet give tons of value to the one receiving them.
Here is a list we put together for 7 year old boys.
The Captain Underpants Color Collection is of course at the top of the list for being one of my son's favorite collections. This set of 3 books will have the boys laughing for sure.
Dog Man: The Supa Epic Collection comes from the same author as Captain Underpants. Now this collection is my son's all-time favorite and literally wants every new book as it comes out. So this gift set of 6 books makes the perfect gift for 7 year old boys.
The Adventures of Violet & Dash from the Incredibles family makes it another good superhero read for boys. My son especially loves Dash for being a fast kid, which he tries to resemble himself with LOL.
Amazing Adventures of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a classic and many boys love this cartoon. I mean fighting and pizza is involved, what more could they want?
Batman's Adventures, one of the favorite Justice League superheroes in his very own book. Of course boys would love to read all about his adventures, especially if they're huge Batman fans.
Becoming Shazam, this superhero is a newer one with a unique backstory. Basically, a kid turns into Shazam and doesn't know it until later on. I'm sure your 7 year old would love imagining themselves become a superhero themselves as they read this book.
Top Secret Prank Hacks with a whoopee cushion included because what 7 year old boy wouldn't want to prank their siblings or parents with this? For some reason, farts are extremely funny to them so can you imagine how they would feel with all these jokes?
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Best Gifts for 7-Year Old Boys
So was this your ultimate list of gifts for 7 year old boys or what? I am soooo happy my son was so willing to help me out with this gift guide to make it the best possible one for you. We are sure the 7 year old boy you are shopping for will love these gift ideas.
And if you're shopping early but want to save these ideas for next time (because you know, birthdays and Christmas), simply save this post for later and share with your friends.
Now tell me, what gifts are you most definitely grabbing this year? Please let me know in the comments below as I would love to hear from you!