Stocking stuffers are a weird category. You can’t go all out because it needs to fit in a small package, but you don’t just want to fill it with candy. They are a weird middle ground of small things that still will be fun for a kid to play with. Finding stocking stuffers for 7-year-old-boys is also tough because you don’t just want cheap dollar-store stuff that they will throw away, you want something they will truly enjoy playing with!
Most cheap toys are useless and will get tossed after being pulled out of the stocking, but it IS possible to put awesome stuff in a stocking so it’s not just an afterthought! When kids get older, sticking some cash inside is pretty easy, but that just isn’t possible for a 7-year-old, now is it?
Check out our simple list of stocking stuffers so you can get an idea of what you want to gift your kid this year!
If you have one of those boys who LOVES cars, then I don’t have to tell you what Hot Wheels are. This pack of Hot Wheels cars makes a great stuffer because it is stacked in a vertical package, allowing it to fit inside most stockings. This pack comes with five cars and you are going to get a unique set each time. Hot Wheels are usually collectible and adding any new ones to a collection is always exciting for any little one. These can be used on homemade tracks or just driven across the floor while playing make-believe!
Most Lego packs come in big box sets and can get quite expensive! This little creator set is a great option for a stocking, specifically because it comes in a bag that can be torn open, conserving space. It is a model of a little pelican that can be converted into two other animals, making it a comprehensive 3-in-1 set! Legos are a perfect gift for 7-year-old boys because they are just learning they can use their minds to put things together and figure out some more complete puzzles. Legos also inspire creativity and fun!
Adults have stress balls on their desk, kids have Groovy Globs! These little squishy balls are a blast to play with and can even serve a purpose in school or housework. This pack comes in three colors and when you squeeze them, the expanded bulge changes! They are super soft and can be squeezed, pulled, or “mushed”, making them great to keep in your hand. They are designed to not break open and if they are punctured, it’s safe and non-toxic inside. Kids often do better with focus and schoolwork if they are able to keep their hands occupied through things like fidget spinners or these squishy balls!
When you are a kid, all you want to do is have your own secret language, fort, and treasure chest. These invisible ink pens make a great stuffer for any aspiring spy-kids in the house who want to write secret messages in their notebook. This pack comes with six colored pens that can be revealed with a special light. All you do is write on a piece of paper (or whatever surface you deem appropriate) and then head into a darker or dim room. Shine the include UV light on the markings and reveal them in shining glory!
Yoyo’ing is an actual sport! Do a quick YouTube search and you will find some incredible people doing tricks and moves in an astounding fashion. All it takes to start learning is a yoyo! The MAGICYOYO is an aluminum yoyo that is a step above the cheap yoyos you would normally find at a toy store. This advanced yoyo allows you to learn some seriously impressive tricks and comes with a removal bearing, five different colored strings, and a carrying bag. With a little practice, your kid can wow ALL the guests that come over to the house (trust me, he will try).
Slime, ooze, putty – whatever you want to call it, your kid will love it. There is something so enrapturing about sticking your fingers into a container of goo and making it fart over and over again. It really doesn’t old! With Crazy Aarons Putty, you can give some of that good, clean fun to your little one. It never dries out so even if it’s not put in the appropriate container you won’t have to rehydrate it. It’s also super soft and has a really pretty sheen to it. This is the “Super Scarab” color and it is a great toy to keep on hand when you need them to focus and keep their hands busy.
Space, the final frontier – and also the coolest thing to all boys ever. This little star kit is easy to slip into a stocking and it’s sure to sure light up his face AND his room. We’ve all seen glowing stars and these ones are a perfect option. It comes with 150 stars in 4 different sizes and can be stuck to any ceiling or wall. It comes with a reusable adhesive putty and also comes with a lifetime glow guarantee! To put it simply, these are going to make a boring room into a universe to be explored every single night. They also work as a comforting light if a room gets too dark!
Having trouble getting him to remember his chores before he heads outside to play? You might want to think about sticking this in his stocking then! This is the classic Simon game in “micro” form and it’s a classic for a reason! With a few taps of the toy, you are off seeing who can set the highest score as you hear the beeps echo in your head over and over. Apart from being really fun, Simon encourages healthy brain development and pattern recognition, all essential things for a growing mind.
Ahhh yes, the game that has ruined relationships and started arch-rivalries – Uno. It’s such a simple game that anyone can learn to play! With just one pack of Uno cards, you can spend hours going back and forth trying to catch someone hiding their one Uno card color! With a simple “Draw 4” card you can finally get revenge on the kids for all the stuff they’ve put you through this week.
Apart from all that revenge stuff, it really is a fun game that is perfect for family time and rainy days stuck inside.
Dissecting bugs isn’t something that you have to teach your boy, they just know it intuitively. While it may be pretty gross, there is a way to shift their interest from real-life bugs and into a toy that accomplishes the same purpose. The Treasure X Alien Dissection toy is the way to do it! Once it’s been opened, you can use the included tools to dissect the toy and watch as ooze spills out from its belly! Inside is an alien that can be played with, and the ooze is reusable and can be pressed into the alien’s head for further play!
Trying to build the best paper airplane is basically a rite of passage for boys. With this paper airplane kit, they can spend hours competing against their friends to see who can design the best airplane that can go the furthest! The kit comes with 20 different plane designed, as well as specialty paper to build them with! It has step-by-step instructions that a kid can follow, as well as a sticker design kit so they can deck out their airplane with the coolest looking decals around. You can expect to see them climbing nearby trees as they try and see how they can push the limits of how far their airplanes can go!