If there is one thing that you never want to estimate, it is the expansive, detailed, and excited mind of the 7-year old boy. Armed with both experience and curiosity, there is virtually nothing that a 7 year old cannot become interested in if given the right opportunity.
Not surprisingly, toys for 7 year old boys are as varied and individualistic as the boys themselves, making it sometimes difficult to know where to begin. The best toys, gifts, or presents for 7-year old boys can be anything from an action figure to a science kit, but they will have one thing in common: the capacity to engage, entertain, educate, or simply amaze.
We’re hosting a tour through the Top 50 Toys For 7-Year Olds, curated by our team of experienced toy review experts. After the review, we’ll share a few pointers for how to shop for a 7-year old, as well as reveal the two awesome toys that managed to beat out all the others.
Best Gift Ideas This Year For 7 Year Old Boys
Your kid might be the biggest Star Wars fan in the galaxy, but it doesn’t change the fact that his Chewbacca impression stinks! Now, your little Wookie can emulate his favorite furry Star Wars character in a faithful way, with this electronically-enabled Chewbacca toy mask. This thing makes it easy to look and sound just like the mighty Chewie, complete with realistic sound effects and his signature howl. The masks mouth even opens up for the howl, creating a hilarious experience for everyone involved. Operates off of 2 AA batteries, but the roaring doesn’t take up that much power.
Some kids just want to go fast, and even though it might be a few years before they can get behind the wheel of a car, there’s no reason that you can’t satisfy their need for speed with one of the coolest new building kits of the year. The Lego Speed Champions kit has the pieces and instructions that make it possible to construct two different high-speed racers, the Porsche 911 RSR and the 911 Turbo 3.0, two of the hottest speedsters on the track. The set is 391 pieces in total, enough to keep even experienced Lego builders occupied for a while. 3 Lego minifigures come with the set, including two drivers and one pit mechanic.
The original kid-powered Stomp Rocket has been around for a few decades, providing endless hours of physical entertainment for kids all over the world. Stomp Rockets are pretty simple, and use the pressure created from STOMPING on an air-filled chamber to launch the rocket high into the air. Now, the classic fun and functionality of the Stomp Rocket is back in a more stylized form with the Stunt Planes edition. These foam rockets have aerodynamic wings that will allow them to soar further than the original Stomp Rocket, while also performing amazing aerial tricks like spins, turns, and rolls.
The newest generations of children are not only creative and artistic, but they are also highly individualistic and diverse in their interests. For this reason, getting them a highly specialized toy is not always a great idea. The Studio In A Box Arts & Crafts Kit on the other hand offers a number of different creative activities, from coloring to painting and sketching. Included inside the art kit are paints, brushes, deluxe colored pencils, multiple rubber erasers, and three different paper pads, each ideal for a different kind of art. The whole set comes inside a handy briefcase-style carrying box, making it possible to take art projects on-the-go.
We may have said this about other products before, but this time we really mean it: the Tactical Nerf Vest is the kind of toy that we wish we had when we were younger, because it just might have given us the advantage necessary to finally defeat our older siblings in high-octane foam-based combat. After all, that’s what Nerf is known for! This super-cool war vest comes with 30 Nerf darts and a lot of different places to put them. You also get a tactical mask with the image of a skull printed across the front, enough to strike Nerfy fear into the heart of one’s enemies.
If you’ve got a youngster who has ever been anywhere near a skateboard, then the chances are good that they are already a big fan of the popular Tech Deck series of finger skateboards. These fun little skateboards are just like the real thing, only a heck of a lot smaller. The real fun behind Tech Deck is the ability to modify the skateboards with new wheels, trucks, and bearings, just like the real thing. This Tech Deck Sk8 Shop comes with six different board sets … enough for a whole birthday party full of skater kids or simply a great way to start a brand new collection. For the kid who is a skate-enthusiast, this one of the best-value gifts on our list.
Your kid doesn’t have to know who Dennis the Menace is to enjoy this awesome Wooden Bear Slingshot, a great present for any 7-year old boy who has his wits about him. Made by A GREAT LIFE, one of the newer toy manufacturers featured on Amazon, thus durable and sturdy toy slingshot is made from real wood and features the carved face of a black bear, which just may well become your boy’s animal totem as he takes off into the backyard wilderness for an afternoon of adventure. As a special bonus, it also comes with a wolf-shaped whistle that can be used in case of emergency.
When it comes to foam dart blasters, there might be a lot of different toy-makers out there, but not a single one of them with the long-standing reputation of Nerf, the company that is behind the best pretend blasters and space guns of all time. The Hammershot Nerf Blaster is the latest in the company’s immensely popular Zombie Strike series, a collection of foam blasters designed to protect the city from the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse. While this gun is designed to be used with Zombie Strike darts, it also works fine with Elite style Nerf darts and even the original Streamline style darts, however the accuracy and distance is best with Elite or Zombie style darts.
Don’t feel bad if you don’t know what a 3D printing pen is, because this is one of those toys that didn’t even exist until recently. Taking advantage of recent scientific breakthroughs with 3D printing, this toy emulates the biggest 3D printers with a handheld pen-style toy. This pen literally “prints” plastic from its tip which can be used to create all sorts of things. This kit comes with the molds and motors to 3D print a pair of Sumo figures that can actually battle one another, or, use the included cartridges to create whatever the imagination can come up with.
At 7 years old, you kid has a heck of an adventure on the horizon. Make sure they are prepared for every eventuality with these 22-Channel Walkie Talkies by FAYOGOO, a Chinese toy company that is offering some pretty incredible deals on electronics. Walkie Talkies are a great gift for boys because they are not only a toy, but also double as a safety device that can have serious benefits in the wilderness. With a 4-mile range that is greater than any competing walkie talkie, these can be used to get yourself out of some sticky situations, or simply to radio to your child that supper is ready.