At seven years old, kids are starting to understand more and develop their tastes and interests, and the gifts you get them should definitely reflect that growth. 7-year-old gift ideas are plentiful, but finding the right gift will depend on the child you’re shopping for!
They’re at that age where they still appreciate a fun, playful gift but can also appreciate presents that speak to their developing comprehension, like books or art supplies.
Seven-year-olds can also participate more in group activities like board games or video games, which is a great opportunity for them to learn how to play with their older siblings or share toys with friends!
We’ll be taking a look at the best 7 year old gift ideas for boys, girls, and both.
Many of my recommendations from previous gift guides will make wonderful gifts at this age as well so I highly recommend checking out all of my gift guides for each age to see the best toys for each age group and to find that perfect toy for the little boy or girl on your list:
- Nine Year Old Gift Guide
- Eight Year Old Gift Guide
- Six Year Old Gift Guide
- Five Year Old Gift Guide
- Four Year Old Gift Guide
- Three Year Old Gift Guide
- Two Year Old Gift Guide
- One Year Old Gift Guide
I take my gift guides very seriously. I know we all have seen the generic gift guides floating around every year and it’s important to me to only suggest items that I have personal experience with and truly recommend.
Whether you’re looking for 7 year old birthday gift ideas, Christmas presents, or just because, this list is packed full of fantastic toys and games!
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Best Gifts for 7 Year Olds: Gender Neutral Gift Ideas
As kids get older they begin to learn about their own individual, unique interests. Many activities at this age can be enjoyed by both girls and boys. Seven is also a great age for spending time with peers and siblings.
It is considered the golden age of childhood and when each of my children have been seven they’ve really been the easiest to parent and I’ve seen the best bonding between them with their siblings. These 7 year old gift ideas can be enjoyed by all!
Looking for great 7 year old birthday ideas (or birthday ideas for any age)? Head on over to my list of the best kids’ birthday party ideas for fantastic themes and decor inspiration!
Osmo Genius Starter Kit for iPad
This is a really neat gift for seven-year-olds who love puzzles. You plug your iPad into it and play games designed to build their math and science skills.
Perfect for your future scientist! My kids LOVE Osmo kits and they’ve been a great way to incorporate learning into screen time.
Stomp Rocket Dueling Rockets
It’s fun and it’s also science. The Dueling Rockets are a fun outdoor game where you see who can make their rocket go the highest! Seven-year-olds can enjoy this one with their friends or siblings.
Stem toys are super popular and this set will get them excited AND have them burning off energy outside too.
Outdoor Tree Swing
Seven-year-olds love swings and this awesome outdoor tree swing is sure to make them smile! More than one child can fit on it, so they can have fun swinging with their friends.
We easily added this in place of a swing on our swing set and it has allowed for a nice variety in our backyard and kids play outside more frequently because they are eager to swing!
Roald Dahl Collection 16 Books Box Set
For the kid who really loves stories, this Roald Dahl collection is perfect! It has all your favorite classics: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, Matilda, and more!
This is an excellent age to really start focusing on chapter books, which is why they make such great gifts for 7-year-olds. And Roald Dahl is a fun writer to read aloud so these books are wonderful for you to read out loud to your child to help encourage their love of reading and confidence in their newer reading skills while also having quality time together.
An added bonus is that many of the books have a movie to watch as a family movie night after you finish the book! This is a wonderful gift idea for birthday gifts or even a Christmas gift that can be enjoyed together and allow for creating memories as a family too.
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Out of all the Roald Dahl books this is my personal favorite AND the movie to go along with it, in my opinion, is the best! If you’re considering a first chapter book I think this is a great option. Bust out the remote control to then watch the movie together – it’s one the entire family will enjoy!
In second grade, a lot of kids start to get interested in video games. And because it’s both handheld and has TV hookup, the Nintendo Switch is a great console for the whole family! In terms of big 7 year old gift ideas, this is probably one of the biggest!
I personally felt like the switch was the perfect “first system” and I like that majority of the games you can buy are rated “E” for everyone.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo Switch
If your seven-year-old likes video games, then you can’t go wrong with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch! If you decide to invest in a Switch then Mario Kart is a MUST HAVE. A great first family game that even mommy and daddy will enjoy playing together.
Melissa & Doug Cheetah
How can you go wrong with an oversized stuffed animal like this awesome Cheetah from Melissa & Doug? At age seven many kids are very interested in animals and learning more about the world around them and this will make for a GREAT wow present!
Get ’em watching some National Geographic snuggled up with their new friend 😉
SpyX Micro Gear Set
For the little secret agent-in-training in your life, this gadget kit will make your seven-year-old feel like a real Spy Kid! My son still LOVES this set and he’s almost 12. He especially loves to spy on his siblings.
Star Projector Night Light
Step up your nightlight game with this cool projector that lights up the room like the night sky. My kids especially enjoy using this in their bedrooms for “dance parties! We don’t use it as a nightlight, it’s purely just for fun time together.
An outdoorsy kid needs their own sleeping bag. This one comes in all sorts of colors and is great for families who love camping!
It is also awesome for sleepovers. In our family, we do sibling sleepovers frequently and all of my kids love having their own sleeping bags.
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box
For creative play, nothing beats a classic set of legos. This set comes with all sorts of colors and pieces and is perfect for seven-year-old boys and girls alike! It’s a great LEGO beginning set and awesome for kids who love creative play to invent their own creations and also great for fine motor skills too.
A perfect way for your seven-year-old to store and travel with their Bible! My kids love the pocket to store their bible highlighters and pens etc.
Bible Safe Gel Highlighters
These Bible-safe highlighters are great for helping your child mark their favorite verses without ink bleeding through the pages. A perfect companion to the Bible cover.
185 Pieces Double Sided Trifold Easel Art Set
Artistic seven-year-old boys and girls will love this all-inclusive art set craft kit that lets them explore different mediums and have so much fun getting creative.
Monopoly Junior Game
Introduce your seven-year-old to classic board games with this kid-friendly Monopoly Junior game! Instead of top hats and boots, you get cute little animal characters. A great family board game and one that siblings can handle playing alone (and it’s WAY quicker than the regular Monopoly too)
Kids Clear Lens Glasses
These kids’ sunglasses come in all sorts of fun colors and patterns for boys and girls for dress-up and imaginative play. BOTH of my daughters at 7 years old got super into wearing glasses and this set is a great way to allow them to have the glasses look without a prescription.
Kids Fitness Tracker with Heart Rate Monitor
This kid’s version of a FitBit is great for seven-year-old future athletes! Kids are able to track their steps along with knowing the time and other great features. I’ve tried other “fitbit” style trackers for my kids and this is by far the best one!
Hammock Chair Hanging Rope Swing
This hammock chair is a great gift for little girls who love to lounge with a book or a video game! We added this to Tess’s new treehouse room and she LOVES it.
Gift Ideas for 7-Year-Old Girls
What are the best gifts for 7 year old girls? At seven, girls are often very much still into dolls and Disney princesses. It’s also a great age to introduce Barbie as they are old enough to handle taking care of Barbie dolls and playing with them in a non-destructive way. Girls at this age are really all about friendships and beginning to foster relationships with their peers.
These 7 year old gift ideas are great for a daughter, granddaughter, niece, or cousin!
Barbie Crayola Color-In Fashion Doll & Fashions
When kids are younger I avoid any sort of coloring on toys but at seven years old kids are better able to be responsible and understand that some toys are meant to be colored on and are an exception to the rule of not drawing on anything other than paper 🙂
This set is super fun to allow the creative, artistic juices to get flowing and to create fun looks for her favorite Barbies!
Unicorn Adventure Scratch and Sketch
5-Minute Frozen (5-Minute Stories)
For the seven-year-old girl who loves Frozen, this fun 5-minute story collection continues the adventures of all their favorite characters!
Color Your Own Water Bottle
Such a fun project for an artistic seven-year-old girl who loves personalizing her everyday items. Plus, it’ll encourage her to drink more water! This is a FANTASTIC birthday party present to give as well.
Kids Cooking and Baking Set
Your little chef will love this kid’s baking set that comes with an apron, chef’s hat, oven mitt, cooking utensils, AND an actual cookbook! My girls both love being more hands on in the kitchen at this age and they love having their OWN baking goodies.
Mermaid Reversible Sequin Drawstring Backpack
A perfect gift for a 7 year old girl who loves mermaids and all things sparkly! Girls at this age also love to bring things with them wherever they go. They cannot have enough purses or bags or little trinkets!
Unicorn Reversible Sequin Journal
Unicorns and sequins? Sign me up! Seven-year-old girls who love writing and drawing will love journalling in a notebook this pretty! (It comes in other designs, too!)
Doll With Unicorn Sleeping Bag Set
For seven-year-olds who love dolls like American Girl, this one comes with some adorable unicorn-themed clothes and sleepover gear!
Squishmallow Official Kellytoy Plush 16″ Liv The Teal Leopard
What little girl doesn’t LOVE stuffed animals? I dare you to resist the softness and snuggliness of the Squishmallow plushes yourself, so of course, they make great 7-year-old girl gifts!
My girls love the 16 inch size because not only are they perfect for bedtime cuddles but also work well as a pillow! Great for sleepovers, movie nights etc. Also a fun (and cute) collection!
Bunny Sequin Stuffed Animal
The sparkly sequins make this bunny super special! Seven year old girls love beanie boos and the “flippy” versions are my girls favorites.
LEGO Disney Frozen II: Elsa’s Jewelry Box Creation
For seven-year-old girls who love the Frozen movies, this Lego set is for them! They get to build their own jewerly box, complete with Lego jewelry, Elsa, and her magical horse!
Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad
Artistic seven-year-old girls will love this Crayola tracing pad where they can trace over other drawings and add their own flair! Perfect for budding artists and includes colored pencils.
Disney Princess Royal Collection
If your little princess loves Disney, she’ll love this doll set featuring 12 of her favorite Disney princesses!
These are “Barbie-sized” dolls and my girls play with them more than they play with actual Barbies! Buying as a bulk set is a great way to save some money AND makes for a fantastic “WOW” gift.
Barbie Color Reveal Doll Set
This Barbie doll set is a fun surprise because you don’t know what colors you’re going to get! Girls love surprise sets and this one is extra fun with Barbie.
I love that she has all the “hard parts” meaning she is the perfect doll to take in the bathtub or swimming pool without worry about damaging her hair.
Kids Vanity Table and Chair Set
Seven-year-old girls who love to play dress up and pretend to wear make-up will enjoy this pretty pink vanity set designed just for them!
Princess Castle Tent
Make them feel like a princess with this awesome pink tent with pretty star-shaped lights!
Twisty Petz Kitty & Cat Customizable Bracelet Set
It’s a bracelet and also a toy! Seven-year-old girls will love being able to wear this kitty figurines on their wrists. This age is allll about accessorizing and these are fun collectibles too!
Toy Storage Organizer Case
This toy organizer is perfect for seven-year-olds who like collecting little figurines like Shopkins! Now they can carry them around without the mess or worrying about losing pieces. (You’re welcome, Mom!) My girls LOVE Hatchimals and this case is perfect!
Gift Ideas for 7 Year Old Boys
Seven year old boys continue to be fun to buy gifts for because they still enjoy toys and play and aren’t fully immersed in the land of video games quite yet 😉 These 7 year old gift ideas for boys will engage their minds and allow their imaginations to run wild!
5-Minute Star Wars Stories (5-Minute Stories)
Does your seven-year-old love Star Wars? Then they’ll love these 5-minute stories that continue the adventures of all their favorite characters! Little boys and older boys alike (heck Dad will enjoy em too) will love these books:
Hot Wheels Sky Crash Tower Track Set
Seven-year-old boys who love toy cars will love this Hot Wheels racetrack! It’s 2 1/2 feet high with loops and sky-high crashes!
Superhero Capes with Masks
Something I adore about the 7 year old boy age is that they are still “little boys” and will still love playing dress up and pretend! This set is great quality and perfect for quick dress-up for those imaginative play moments. It’s great that it comes with multiple masks and capes which allows for multiple kids to dress up and play together.
Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales
These ARE the droids you’re looking for! Seven-year-olds who love R2D2 and C3PO will enjoy these Lego Star Wars mini-stories!
Lego sets come to life in this awesome DVD that my girls enjoy just as much as my 12 year old son. It’s great to hear them all laughing together.
Ontel Magic Tracks
This is a super cool gift for the seven-year-old who loves race cars. The Magic Tracks are buildable, bendable, AND they glow in the dark!
Young boys will even love watching their older brothers put the tracks together and it can be a great sibling bonding activity.
Imaginext Jurassic World Carnosaurus
Does your seven-year-old love dinosaurs? Then they’ll love these fun Jurassic World figurines featuring a carnosaurus and Dr. Malcom!
Dinosaur Race Track
If your seven-year-old loves racetracks AND dinosaurs, then this is the perfect combo! Great for motor skills too and working on patience as it takes time to assemble the track.
LEGO City Space Mars Research Shuttle
For your future astronaut, this Lego Mars spaceship is a fun project that sparks their imagination! A seven year old boy is likely to be very into LEGOS and the more kits the better.
Some kids enjoy creating their own LEGO masterpieces while others prefer following the detailed instructions with the kits.
Field Goal Post Set with 4 Footballs
Help your future football star practice those field goal kicks with this outdoor field goal set, complete with a tee and goal post! A great way to get your son playing outside and is excellent for when friends come over too.
It was a hit at our football themed birthday party for our youngest too.
These Aren’t the Droids You’re Looking For (LEGO Star Wars): A Search-and-Find Book
It’s like I Spy with Star Wars! Your seven-year-old will love searching the pages for their favorite droids. It’s great for developing those observational skills! I love to keep these in hand in the car for road trips to keep kids entertained.
Dog Man: The Supa Epic Collection (Dog Man #1-6 Boxed Set)
For seven-year-old boys who enjoy funny stories, this book series from the creators of Captain Underpants tells the story of a heroic dog man who fights crime!
My current 6 year old daughter is obsessed with these books too and they make for a great first read-alone “chapter book” because it’s a graphic novel so it’s easier to read and follow for this age group.
Official Nerf Tactical Vest
Seven-year-old boys who love Nerf guns will enjoy this police-style tactical vest where they can store their Nerf ammo! It’s a great gift for this age because it combines the seven year old boy love of dressing up WITH the starting of NERF guns and battles.
7 Year-Old Gift Ideas: Final Thoughts!
I hope you enjoyed these 7 year old gift ideas and that you were able to find the perfect gift! I am always adding new gift ideas to my Amazon lists and they are THE most up to date way to track the must-have items I recommend for gift-giving and beyond!
Be sure to also visit all of my other gift guides to cover every age on your list: