7-Year-Old Gift Ideas: Best Gifts for Seven Year Olds
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.
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 gift ideas for seven-year-old 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:
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.
7-Year-Old Gift Ideas: Best Gifts for Seven Year Olds
Gender Neutral Gift Ideas for 7-Year-Olds
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.
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.
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.
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!
For the seven-year-old 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. 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!
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! 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.
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.
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 😉
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.
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.
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.
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 bonding game and one that siblings can handle playing alone (and it's WAY quicker than the regular Monopoly too)
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.
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!
A seven year old girl is 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.
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.
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.
A perfect gift for the seven-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!
These squishy stuffed animal pillows are so cute! Seven-year-olds will love how soft and cuddly they are. There are all sorts of animals, but I just love this colorful cheetah! This is a fantastic collection to start with a little girl this age.
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.
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 "hard parts" meaning she is the perfect doll to take in the bathtub or swimming pool without worry about damaging her hair.
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 emersed in the land of video games quite yet 😉
These ARE the droids you're looking for! Seven-year-olds who love R2D2 and C3PO will enjoy these Lego Star Wars mini-stories! This is an awesome DVD that my girls enjoy just as much as my 12 year old son still does too. It's great to hear them all laughing together.
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.
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.
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.
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