At the age of 7, boys love being active and learning about their physical abilities and limits. They love using their imaginations and asking endless questions about how things work and why they are the way that they are. So the best gifts for a 7-year-old boy will be those which encourage him to be physically active or productive, imaginative and creative.
Luckily, there are so many choices for awesome gifts for 7-year-old boys in the UK that will keep him totally satisfied. Whether he loves playing alone or with others, this list of potential presents has you covered. Check it out below!
Fun Game for 7 year old boys
As kids get older they get better at entertaining themselves. However, at 7 they may need some help. Instead of turning on the television, this game will increase memory and dexterity skills while providing hours of entertainment.
2. Spy Kit
Handy gift for 7-year-old boys
This activity set is great for road trips or other times you need to keep him busy. There are codes to break, stickers, and a magnifying glass for uncovering clues.
What to get a 7-year-old boy for his birthday
If you know a 7-year-old boy who needs to spend more time being active outdoors, a nest swing is the perfect gift. He’ll have so much fun rocking, twisting, and turning on this swing that he’ll want to stay out there with it for hours!
This hanging backyard swing makes an amazing present for a 7-year-old boy’s birthday, Christmas, or anytime. Its larger size means a 7-year-old isn’t likely to grow out of it any time soon! If you’re looking for other gifts that encourage activity outdoors, you could also look at a faux archery set.
A good present for a 7-year-old boy who loves animals
An animal encounter can usually impress even the toughest critic. Vouchers for these experiences can get your child into animal encounters all over the UK, from meeting meerkats to petting llamas. If you know a 7-year-old who loves animals and adventure, this gift is a must!
A birds of prey experience is a particularly exciting choice for boys who seek more than just your average cute and cuddly encounters. Otherwise, if you’re looking for another unexpected experience present for a 7-year-old boy in the UK, a Treetop adventure voucher is perfect for kids bursting with energy.
Silly gift for 7-year-old boys
A would you rather book is a great way to encourage an interest in reading. Although you might need to read these crazy questions with him at first, he will be learning sentence structure and reading comprehension skills. These books also provide entertainment for all ages and are great to pass time while travelling.
A seriously cool LEGO STEM toy
With a LEGO STEM car, a child can build and play to his heart’s content. These educational toys help to develop fundamental skills in children, including creativity and hand-eye coordination, while also keeping them entertained for hours. Most LEGO STEM cars also come with a remote control so they’re incredibly user friendly.
One of the coolest toys for a 7-year-old boy
I bought a pair of night mission goggles for a friend’s son and he was absolutely smitten! These super-cool goggles allow kids to see in the dark up to 7 metres ahead of them, so they’re ideal for night exploring in the backyard. They’re also comfortable to wear and actually protect the eyes in the dark.
Alternatively, if you’re looking for a similarly futuristic or technically advanced toy for a 7-year-old boy, you could go for a laser alarm trap. For boys who love playing make believe, there are also spy sets that come complete with night vision goggles.
A fantastic toy idea for a 7-year-old boy
A rocket stomp launcher seems like the coolest gift in the world to a 7-year-old boy! These games can come in outdoor and indoor varieties and are tonnes of fun while being totally safe. He can keep himself entertained blasting rockets on his own or make it into a fun game to play with his friends!
An unexpected present for a 7-year-old boy who loves nature
It’s no secret that little boys love bugs. With his own pair of bugnoculars, your 7-year-old can get up close and personal with the creepy crawlies he finds so fascinating! These are safe for the children and the bugs, and can also be used to inspect other things, such as flowers or small fish.
One of the coolest gifts for a 7-year-old
An EzyRoller Classic is a brilliant gift for 7-year-old boys who like activities outdoors, cars, racing, or all of the above. These award-winning and innovative locomotion toys move on the flat so they don’t need hills or slopes to run. They’re safe for children and provide hours of fun!
The lime green version of the EzyRoller Classic makes a great gift for a 7-year-old boy thanks to its memorable and unusual colour! Otherwise, you could also get the Ezy Roller Classic in an orange version.
Books that any 7-year-old boy would love
For boys who love to read, a collection of Roald Dahl books makes for a marvellous gift. Having written classics like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Twits, Roald Dahl is one of the most beloved children’s authors in the UK. Even if your 7-year-old hasn’t shown a love of reading yet, Roald Dahl is the perfect author to foster a new passion.
If you don’t want to get the whole collection, you could opt for just a single book, like the super-popular James and the Giant Peach. Alternatively, you could look at an interactive sticker activity book centred around one of Dahl’s classics.
Active toys for 7-year-olds
Most 7-year-old boys have loads of energy to burn, so a gift like dodge tag dodgeball is perfect! This allows kids to play dodgeball in a safe way, as points are awarded due to the balls sticking to the vests rather than due to hitting the target.
13. Family Judgement
A cooperative family board game
All kids love family time. A game like Family Judgement is fun for the whole family while also encouraging cooperation and teamwork. There can be up to 10 players in this addictive game, where players take turns being the judge and deciding which other players are “guilty”.
One of the best coding toys for boys
Coding presents make the best toys for 7-year-old boys who have a flair for technology, love working with their hands, and are curious about programming. These make incredible gifts in that they can teach important STEM skills that kids may use later in life, such as logical thinking, while still being super-fun.
An imaginative gift idea for a 7-year-old boy who loves make-believe
Spider-Man will forever be a hero for most little boys. Giving him the chance to dress up like his hero is guaranteed to put a smile on his face! These costumes make great gifts just before a dress-up party, but are also good Christmas presents for a 7-year-old boy, or birthday presents. You don’t need an excuse to dress up like Spider-Man!
A creative birthday present for a 7-year-old boy
A light-up tracing pad is the perfect toy for boys with an artistic flair who love drawing. These innovative pads can come with pre-designed pictures to trace or blank space for children to use their imagination and create their own writing and images. They make particularly good presents to keep boys entertained while travelling, either on a long plane ride or road trip.
A must for football fans
If you know a 7-year-old football fan, a football-themed duvet cover is hands down one of the best gifts that’s sure to impress him. Some designs even feature player torsos, so boys can imagine that they are those players as they drift off to sleep!
This football duvet features a grey colour scheme and would suit any colour bedroom. Otherwise, there are many other cool duvet covers around that you can match to his tastes, such as a Harry Potter version.
18. Dig a Fossil Kit
An exciting and educational toy for 7-year-old boys
For a 7-year-old boy who loves dinosaurs, a Dig a Fossil Kit is a magnificent present that’s both enjoyable and educational. Particularly great gifts for 7-year-old boys who are interested in learning about the world around them, these kits give children the chance to excavate their own fossils. I gave a similar gift to my nephew and he had lots of fun pretending he was a paleontologist!
This glow-in-the-dark excavation kit is doubly cool since once the fossil has been uncovered he can present it as a trophy in his room. For a similar gift option, you could also consider this geode kit that allows children to break open and discover different crystals.
An unusual gift for 7-year-old boys
Who said night lights weren’t cool? LED 3D nightlights are just as great at decorating rooms as they are at keeping away the dark! With nightlights like these, in the shape of cars, dinosaurs, and other things your 7-year-old loves, he’ll be proud to show it off to all his friends!
A personalised night light that spells out his name is even more special and makes an uber-impressive birthday gift for a 7-year-old boy. Alternatively, these Marvel LED light masks attach to the wall and do a great job of decorating the room!
An ideal game for 7-year-old boys
If you’re looking for a game to help develop your 7-year-old’s problem-solving skills, Invasion of the Cow Snatcher is one of the most hilarious and scholastic toys on the market. Using his own UFO, the player has to solve the magnetic puzzles using logical thinking. This is the type of gift that doesn’t feel educational, but is simultaneously one of the best teachers of fundamental STEM skills, such as critical thinking.
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