The average 7-year-old boy is full of energy and curiosity. They have an endless desire to play and an unending thirst for knowledge. When you buy a gift for a 7-year-old, you want to tap into this desire for new experiences with a toy that encourages exploration and offers a fun time. Deciding on the best toy to buy as a gift for your child can be difficult, go for a gift that is both educational and entertaining. With so many different toys on the market, there is a perfect gift for every occasion and every budget! To help you sift through the endless options, we’ve come up with this list of the best gifts and toys for 7-year-old boys.
The Best Gifts & Toys for 7 Year Old Boys
Pilot the LEGO City Space Mars Research Shuttle to the red planet and explore the surface with the space rover. The rover even has a rocket drone to lift samples and specimens into the shuttle. With the two included astronaut mini-figures, your child can play out different space scenarios. Compatible with other LEGO City sets, this research shuttle is an essential addition to your LEGO universe.
This LEGO set features a space shuttle toy with an opening cockpit, opening cargo doors, and space drone storage. The rover comes with an articulated grappling arm, laser and tilting solar panels, and two drones. Mars scenery completes the set. Totaling 190 pieces, this set is easy to build.
Space shuttle, mars rover, two astronauts, a helidrone, and storage drone
Support STEM learning
Designed for younger builders
- Weight1.3 pounds
The Thinkfun Gravity Maze Marble Run is fun for your 7-year-old and the whole family. It’s perfect for young minds craving something new and challenging enough for everyone. This gravity-powered maze game comes with 60 challenges of increasing difficulty. Gravity Maze develops critical thinking skills and ties into STEM subjects like science and engineering. Brain teaser challenges sharpen the mind and improve logical reasoning, spatial reasoning, and planning skills. Fun gameplay makes this a great addition to any classroom or homeschool curriculum.
Gravity Maze comes with a game grid, nine towers, one target piece, three marbles, and instructions. The game won a Toy of the Year Award in 2017. It’s a great gift for kids who like puzzles, smart games and challenging activities.
Range from beginner to expert
Includes a game grid, 9 towers, 1 target piece, and 3 marbles
Supports STEM learning
Over 50 million sold
- BrandThink Fun
- Weight1.61 pounds
The classic pogo stick has been updated for a new, younger generation. The Flybar My First Foam Pogo Jumper is a great introduction to the fun of pogo. Made of high-quality foam and designed for indoor and outdoor use, this jumper teaches balance and coordination. It is great for a growing boy who is crazy about sports.
The Pogo Jumper is pretty simple, but your child will love hoppin’ around on it. It is an especially great way to get out some energy when the weather is bad. Fun, colorful designs and a satisfying squeak add to the fun. The handle stretches to adjust to any height.
Made from high-quality, durable foam
Comfortable foam handles
Available in 14 different colors
- Weight13.6 ounces
The Toy Rocket Launcher will be sure to enthrall and entertain your 7-year-old while helping him learn the basics of physics. Run, jump, and launch the safe foam rocket up to 100 feet in the air. Great for a park or playground, for the beach or the backyard. Your kid will get their energy out while learning about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) through fun, exciting play.
This cool gift for boys comes with eight durable foam rockets and an easy-to-assemble launcher. Load a rocket onto the blast pad and see how high you can send it into the air. Your kid will love it!
Can shoot rockets 100 feet into the air
Includes eight foam rockets
Includes launcher and stand
- Weight15.2 ounces
The Outdoor Explorer Kit & Bug Catcher Kit is perfect for any rough-and-tumble 7-year-old who loves bugs. Get him off the screen and outside to explore and catch insects. But this kit is so much more than just a critter case! Binoculars, flashlight, compass, and other tools to teach your child how to explore the great outdoors safely.
The kit comes with everything you need to start catching bugs, including a critter case, butterfly net, tweezers, bug containers, and magnifying glass. It also comes with 5x binoculars, compass, flashlight, whistle, hat, and backpack. Just take water and go!
Bug catching tools – critter case, bug containers, butterfly net, and tweezers
Other tools – binoculars, flashlight, compass, hat, and backpack
Supports STEM learning
- Weight11.4 ounces
Your boy likely know how to build all kinds of cool stuff in Minecraft. LEGO Minecraft The Zombie Cave brings cool Minecraft features to life! Build with classic coal, redstone, gold, and diamond ore elements from the game. Steve better watch out for the zombie or the baby zombie. Get your child away from the screen and engaged in imaginative play with the latest Lego crossover.
This LEGO Minecraft set is 241 pieces and comes with building elements, furnace, and ladder just like in the Minecraft game. It also includes a Steve Minecraft minifigure, bat, baby zombie and zombie figures. Set is compatible with other Lego sets.
Based on the Minecraft Zombie cave
Complete with coal, redstone, gold, and diamond ore elements
Includes Steve Minecraft figure
Exploding TNT function
- Weight1 ounce
The UWANTME Electronic Shooting Target will turn your 7-year-old into an expert Nerf blaster marksman in no time. The four targets rebound automatically after being knocked down with realistic firearm and broken glass sounds. Invite your friends over and challenge them with multiple game modes. Great for a rainy day or any day, these targets are perfect for developing hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.
The Shooting Target comes with everything needed to start sharpshootin’. The base unit comes with 4 targets and features a 3-digit digital display with a three-round competition for two players. Exciting!
Compatible with NERF guns
Three LCD screens
Multiple playing modes
- Weight1.2 pounds
Kids have tons of energy, and the whoobli Punching Bag for kids is a great way to channel that energy into a beneficial activity. Modeled on pro equipment, this tough, PU leather, freestanding bag comes in fun American boxing colors. Kid boxing gloves make for an authentic boxing experience. Duck and weave!
The Punching Bag kit comes with everything you need to start training, including the PU leather bag, weighted base, a bar that adjusts in height from 34 to 44 inches, a pump, and 6-ounce boxing gloves. It’s easy to set up and fun for the whole family.
Made from PU leather
Adjustable height (34” – 44”)
Two boxing gloves included
- Weight2.8 pounds
The Light-Up Terrarium gives your 7-year-old a hands-on ecosystem experience while getting them away from the screen, working with their hands, and seeing science in action. Your boy can set the soil, layer rocks, place sand, water seeds, find some sun, and then see how his hard work makes a garden grow. After dark, a vibrant LED light puts your mini garden on display. What a great way to discover natural science!
The Terrarium Kit comes with everything you need to build your garden in a jar. The box includes the jar, a light-up lid, a charging cable, everything for the garden including seeds and soil, and step-by-step instructions. Grow your fun today!
Terrarium jar – 4” x 6”
LED light under the lid
Includes vermiculite soil, blue sand, river rocks, wheatgrass, & chia seeds
Includes stickers and miniature models
- Weight1.43 pounds
The GoBroBrand Bow and Arrow Set is a great way to introduce your child to the wonderful world of archery. He can develop fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and stewardship while learning bow basics with safe, suction cup arrows. The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down; this bow lights up for fun in the dark.
The Bow and Arrow Set comes ready-to-play right out of the box and includes the bow, six suction cup arrows, a quiver, and a target. The bow lights up, and three light settings allow you to customize your cool. The perfect gift for your little hero!
Plastic light up bow
Three lighting settings
Six sticking arrows
Quiver and target included
- Weight1.6 pounds
The classic flying disc has been given a modern update with the Activ Life Kid’s Flying Rings. For 7-year-olds or parents who haven’t thrown a Frisbee since college, these are the easiest flyers to throw and catch. Catch them on your arm, hook them on your foot, they are fun and easy even for the smallest hands.
The Flying Rings come in a variety of vibrant colors and are perfect for the park or the beach. They float on water, so they are great in the ocean, lake or pool. Weighing in at a mere 33g, they are light and safe for young children.
2 durable, lightweight foam flying rings
33 g for safe kids play
Floats on water – great for pool or beach
- BrandActiv Life
Teach your youngster how one thing leads to another, which leads to another, which leads to another, etc. with the Klutz Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit. With this kit, your 7-year-old can build 10 different machines that spin, swing, pivot, roll, lift, and drop – and combine them to create different chain reactions. Build on your boy’s Lego skills and help him develop a love of cool science.
This award-winning science and building kit comes with 33 Lego elements, six Lego balls, and assorted other elements needed to build all the machines and see the chain reaction. A Klutz-certified crystal clear instruction book helps you build everything. A great intro to the way things work!
33 LEGO elements and 6 LEGO balls
Assorted elements to build machines
Klutz crystal clear instructions
- Weight1.17 pounds
Defend the castle! Kids love forts and will think Crazy Forts is great, especially on a rainy day or in the heat of summer. This creative building kit uses interconnecting pieces to build an igloo, pirate ship, castle, or other forts your kid can play in. Just toss a bedsheet over what you build and get playing.
Crazy Forts comes with everything you need to build forts, including 44 sticks and 25 balls. Detailed instructions make construction simple. Combine two kits to build even bigger forts – twice the fun!
69 pieces – 44 sticks and 25 balls
Build a fort, cave, igloo, pirate ship, or castle
2 sets expand your building possibilities
- BrandCrazy Forts
- Weight1.98 pounds
On land or water, the Pussan Amphibious Remote Control Car is extreme, high-speed, flippin’ fun for your 7-year-old. With a mega strong car body and dual-motor four-wheel drive, this remote control car is capable of 180-degree flipping and 360-degree spinning stunts. Great fun on land, on the sand, in the mud or on the grass, or surf the water!
The RC Car comes with everything you need, including the car, a pistol-grip remote controller, batteries for the car and controller, charging cable, and instructions. The vehicle is shockproof and features dual-motor, four-wheel drive, rubber tires, and ultrafast controller reaction speed for maximum extreme fun.
RC car that drives on land or water
Dual motor, 4-wheel drive, all-terrain tires
180-degree flips and 360-degree spins
Batteries for car and controller
- Weight2.29 pounds
The VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX is another excellent gift for your tech-smart 7-year-old. This fun, interactive features a camera with awesome after effects and enough memory to store tons of pictures and videos. It also is great for school, with a calendar to stay organized and a calculator for homework. Its variety of touchscreen games and the ability to download more make this great on the go.
The Kidizoom Smartwatch for kids also helps your child learn to tell time with more than 50 time displays and includes alarm, timer, and stopwatch capabilities. From doing schoolwork to hanging with friends, this smartwatch adds fun and critical thinking to every situation.
50+ clock face designs, alarm, timer, and stopwatch
Camera for photos and videos with effects
Calendar and calculator for school
Splash and sweat proof
Rechargeable Li-ion battery and charging cable
- Weight15.2 ounces
The WisToyz Kids Toys Hover Soccer Ball Set is perfect for your active 7-year-old with a new twist on an old classic, soccer. This version is played on a smooth floor like tile, hardwood, or low-pile carpet with a durable disc that hovers just above the ground. Two goals turn any suitable room into a soccer stadium. Teach the joys of good sportsmanship… GOAL!
This Hover Soccer Ball Set includes the disc hover ball with multi-color LED lights, two goals, and a small inflatable ball and pump. The ball takes four AA batteries, which are not included. Use the goals for hockey too!
Hover soccer ball with multi-color LED lights
2 mini goals
Inflatable ball with pump
4 AA batteries required (not included)
- Weight1.21 pounds
Get your kid in on the latest craze with Force1 Scoot Hand Operated Drones for Kids. So easy to fly, this UFO-style drone launches and flies with no remote control. Instead, this self-flying, hand-operated drones use infrared sensors for control and obstacle avoidance. A gentle toss gets you flying, and LED lights take the fun even higher when the lights go off.
These drones are easy to use right out of the box. They charge up in less than 50 minutes and fly with the flick of a wrist. A protective webbed shell keeps little fingers safe. A charging cable and instructions come included.
4.75-inch self-flying drone
5 sensors to control flight
Indoor or outdoor play
Rechargeable battery with 50-minute charge time
- Weight5 ounces
The Wonder Workshop Dash Coding Robot offers more than just learning to code. The Dash Coding Robot prepare kids for middle and high school, developing confidence. Used in more than 20,000 schools worldwide, this kit is great for group or independent learning at home or in the classroom. Kids can give Dash voice commands and explore coding elements such as loops, events, conditions, and sequences. With five free apps and interactive challenges, Dash is hours of fun and learning.
Straight out of the box, this coding robot for kids is charged up and ready for use. Every Dash bundle contains challenge cards, a power adapter, and a catapult launcher kit. Dash is an open-ended learning platform that makes tech learning easy and available to all. With Dash, your child can learn the basics of coding in a fun and interactive way.
Award-winning coding robot
Used in over 20,000 schools
Compatible with Apple and Android devices
- BrandWonder Workshop
- Weight3 pounds
Ever wonder what lurks in the deepest, darkest depths of the ocean? Find out with the LEGO Creator 3-in-1 Deep Sea Creatures Set, an engaging, constructive way to learn about and build denizens of the deep – a toothy shark, a tentacled squid, and an angler fish with a lure. A crab and treasure chest complete this undersea build.
This set comes with 230 pieces and configurable in three different setups with LEGO instructions for each, making building as easy or challenging as you like. Get three times the fun with this LEGO Creator Set and watch your child’s curiosity bloom as they explore the ocean’s depths.
230 pieces 3-in-1 building set (shark, squid, and angler fish builds)
Shark features an opening mouth, posable fins, and reflective eyes
Crab and treasure chest to set the scene
Suitable for ages 7 and up
- Weight0.011 ounces
The Spider-Man Web Shots Spiderbolt Nerf Powered Blaster is superhero-sized fun for any 7-year-old who thinks Spider-Man is the coolest. Join Spidey in his web-slinging crusade to keep the city safe and defeat nasty supervillains. The potential for imaginative play and motor skills development make this a great gift.
The Blaster features a Spider-Man-inspired webbing design and includes three Nerf darts. Easy to shoot – just pull back the handle and push the button to launch the darts. And it’s compatible with other Web Shots gear for ultimate Nerf fun!
Marvel Spider-Man design
3 Nerf darts included
Compatible with other Nerf Web Shots gear
- Weight14.4 ounces
The Crayola Ultimate Light Board Drawing Tablet will light up your little artist’s eyes, and then light up his art! The bright LED backlight, FX gel markers, and black background make your child’s art glow. The wipe-away screen makes for hours of endless fun. Just draw, display, and do it again. Unleash your child’s creative potential by giving them space to explore their imagination.
The Drawing Tablet features a supersize board and comes with six mini washable FX gel markers. The tablet includes built-in storage for the markers, perfect for travel and organization. The gel FX markers are specially patented to work with the Light Board. Other markers may cause permanent marks and damage.
Supersized LED-lit drawing tablet
6 mini washable FX gel markers
3 different light effects
3 AA batteries required (not included)
- Weight2.2 pounds
Welcome to Dinosaur World. Kids love dinosaurs and vehicles. Your 7-year-old girl or boy will love building the Dinosaur Toys Create A Dinosaur World Road Race. Build the racetrack with the flexible track and then race your dinosaur cars. With the lights off, their fierce headlight eyes light up. Dinos line the track to cheer you on or eat you up!
The Road Race comes with everything you need to start, including 144 track pieces, two dinosaurs, two dinosaur cars, a park entrance door, and a bridge with connecting ramps. The flexible track is easy to assemble.
144 track pieces with bridge and connecting ramps
2 dinosaur cars
2 dinosaur models
2 AA batteries required (not included)
- Weight2.05 pounds
The Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes set features three planes that perform some of the world’s craziest stunts, thanks to design based in aeronautical engineering. With a jump, run, or STOMP, your kid launches a plane into the atmosphere! There are three different planes, the Looper, the Glider, and the Wildcat. The Looper flies in a giant loop, the Glider cruises long distances with ease, and the Wildcat performs insane stunts.
The set comes with three stunt planes, an adjustable launch stand to direct the aircraft’s flight, and a launch stomp pad. These stunt planes are 100% kid-powered, so get your 7-year-old the gift of flight and get him stomping!
Designed by aeronautical engineers
3 STOMP-to-launch stunt planes
Adjustable launch stand
- BrandStomp Rocket
- Weight1 pound
The IQ BUILDER STEM Learning Toysstart your 7-year-old off on the right foot with STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) subjects. Inspired by teachers, this construction set is used in classrooms to teach physics, geometry, and math. Your child can build almost any structure from simple shapes to complex models – anything they can imagine!
The STEM Learning Toys set includes 164 pieces, with 40 connecting balls, five wheels and connectors, and 88 straight connectors in four different lengths. Keep the learning going with three instructional eBooks featuring even more complex builds. There are 24 colorful cover plates included to decorate what you build.
164-piece STEM building set
3 eBooks to advance further in building
Develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and other skills
- BrandIQ BUILDER
- Weight2.18 pounds
The iPlay, iLearn 2-in-1 Baseball & Tennis Pitching Machine is a great way to get your little guy ready for big league action. With six balls, a baseball bat, and a tennis racket, he can have hours of fun and discovery while developing athletic skills and coordination. Watch your little ballplayer hit homerun after homerun with this in your yard!
The Pitching Machine is easy to set up and comes with six high-quality foam PP practice balls. Set it to pitch at 5-7-second intervals in auto mode or use a remote control button on the bat to trigger a pitch in RC mode. And integrated jam protection means that this machine will go all nine innings without stopping.
6 high-quality foam PP practice balls
5-7-second interval automatic pitching
RC mode with remote-controlled pitching
Batteries not included
- BrandiPlay, iLearn
- Weight3.4 pounds
With Legos, what you can build is only limited by your imagination. With the Lego Technic WHACK!, if you imagine a crash action racecar with a powerful pull-back motor, then you can build it. The sturdy bumpers and wide tires let you race other cars, pull extreme stunts and even crash with style. This fun toy helps a young engineer build a cool car, make it go fast and then crash. Perfect for a 7-year-old boy! Combine this set with other Lego sets for the most fun you can build.
This Lego set comes with 135 pieces and needs to be assembled. Your boy can help so he can build after a crash. The car features an engine that pops out on impact. You can combine with other Lego Technic sets to build an entire Lego world.
Pull back motor for impressive acceleration
Low profile tires and wide rims
Compatible with all Lego building sets
- Weight1 ounce
Another great way to get your 7-year-old outside and learning how airplanes work is with the BooTaa 2 Pack Airplane Toys. With a 17.5-inch wingspan, these large planes offer two flight modes so that you can set them off for a long glide or crazy loops. Perfect for an afternoon in the backyard or a trip to the park.
Made of durable, lightweight material, the Airplanes are safe for kids and easy to put together. Control the flight mode by simply changing the tail wing position. If your kid loves planes, he’ll love this, just like some of these awesome remote control planes, too!
2 planes included for double the fun
17.5-inch planes with a 17.5-inch wingspan
2 flight modes (glide and loop)
Safe and durable construction
- Weight4.5 ounces
The 3-in-1 STEM Remote Control Building Kits takes building to the next level with three different remote control options for your 7-year-old to construct. Start with a standard RC car and then make an all-terrain stunt car or a tumbler robot. With two powerful motors and 25 minutes of continual play, your little guy will have a blast learning STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) subjects and developing their critical thinking – now with stunts!
The Remote Control Building Kits comes with 392 pieces that construct the three different RC vehicles. The included 2.4 GHz wireless controller makes turns, spins, and stunts easy; one Li-ion rechargeable battery powers both motors.
3 vehicles to build, play, and display (RC car, stunt car, and tumbler robot)
2.4 GHz wireless controller
392 pieces with detailed instructions
Rechargeable Li-ion battery and charging cable included
Controller requires 3 AAA batteries (not included)
- Weight1.8 pounds
The Small Discoverer Outdoor Exploration Set is a great way to get your little adventurer ready to explore the wilderness of the backyard or beyond. There is a wide world of birds and bugs to discover, navigating skills to learn with a compass, and leadership skills as time with nature grows. With so much to learn about hiking and so much to see in the big, wide world, this gift may just ignite a lifelong passion for the outdoors.
The kit comes with everything you need to get out and hit the trail, including 4x30mm binoculars for kids, 3x60mm magnifying glass, LED hand-crank flashlight, whistle, compass, and a backpack. Grab a map and water bottle and start your expedition today!
High-quality optics – 4 x 30 mm binoculars for kids and 3 x 60 mm magnifying glass
Safety equipment – LED hand-crank flashlight and whistle
Compass for orienteering
Backpack for exploration and storage
- BrandSmall Discoverer
- Weight14.4 ounces
Boys love video games, and parents will love the TAPDRA Handheld Game Machine. This portable 8-bit console comes with 400 games of all kinds – arcade games, sports games, puzzle games, and more. All this at a price point that makes it easy to toss this in the car and go anywhere. Hours of fun in the palm of your hand!
The Game Machine console features a 3-inch TFT color screen and 400 classic 8-bit games. The rechargeable battery allows for 4 hours of play on one charge; a video screen output cable, charging cable, and user manual round-out the package.
400 retro 8-bit games in 1 console
3-inch TFT color screen
Rugged, kid-friendly design
Rechargeable battery with 4 hours playtime
- Weight1.28 ounces
Gift & Toy for 7 Year Old Boys Buying Guide & FAQ
Research shows that learning through play can significantly benefit children. With enough playtime and the right toys, every child can reap the benefits of educational play, which can serve them for a lifetime.
Educational toys teach skills such as problem-solving, conflict resolution, and spatial abilities like hand-eye coordination, dexterity, and motor skills. Often, these toys also develop imagination, creativity, and social skills, like sharing and cooperation. We recommend toys that are both fun and educational when you are buying a gift for a 7-year-old boy.
Features To Look For In Best Toys for 7-Year-Old Boys
In picking gifts for a 7-year-old, you must take various factors into account. Some toys deliver more educational benefits, while others are only fun.
Interest - Pay attention to what the child is interested in when choosing a gift. The best way to figure out the child’s toy preference for a gift is to ask their parents or ask them directly.
Durability - Boys this age are rough on toys, no doubt about it. Durable toys made with more robust materials such as wood, steel, or specialty plastic will withstand the rigors of rough play. All toys made for children must be safe and made from non-toxic materials.
Budget - Your relationship with the child and financial situation will also affect your gift choice. We include toy choices for any budget to make your gift buying as easy as possible.
Toys for 7-Year-Old Boys FAQ
Q: What types of toys do 7-year-old boys like?
A: Kids love fun toys. Kids love to play for hours on end. Each child will have their idea of fun, but classic games are time-tested, and innovative games make learning more fun than ever before. Once you have a budget and sense of what the kid on your list likes, look to our list to help you choose a gift that gives your unique 7-year-old boy fun new experiences and a wealth of learning along the way.
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