If you’re looking for the coolest gifts for 7-year-olds, it helps if you know a little bit about the kid you’re shopping for: The 7-year-olds we know all have pretty strong opinions about the things they like. But the great thing is, they usually like a whole lot of stuff.
They’re still trying things, experimenting with new interests, learning about the world, figuring out who they are. So we love gifts that will get them thinking, creating, exploring, and playing. Always playing. And because they all develop at different speeds, tt’s also worth poking over to our ideas for cool birthday gifts for 6 year olds and cool birthday gifts for 8 year olds.
Please note that we’ve included links to both big and small shops for convenience and price. But we always encourage you to shop your own local independent toy stores, book stores, and boutiques!
Be sure to see our full list of the coolest birthday gifts for kids by age
The best gifts for kids by age 2022
The coolest first birthday gifts
The coolest birthday gifts for 2-year-olds
The coolest birthday gifts for 3-year-olds
The coolest birthday gifts for 4-year-olds
The coolest birthday gifts for 5-year-olds
The coolest birthday gifts for 6-year-olds
The coolest birthday gifts for 7-year-olds
The coolest birthday gifts for 8-year-olds
The coolest birthday gifts for tweens and big kids 9-12
The coolest birthday gifts for teens
The coolest gifts for 7 year olds this year
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($34.99 at Mirror Magic Gifts on Etsy)
They’ll see their name in lights, literally, with this custom nightlight that shines in 16 different colors so they can change things up as much as they want. You biggest challenge may be picking from nearly 50 fonts.
($189.99 at Amazon)
Let’s cycle like it’s 1979 with this classic banana-seat bike from Schwinn. Gotta love the streamers. Just pop a playing card into the back spokes, and it’ll be like old times.
($23.76 intro price for first month at Amazon)
Ware are absolutely in love with this STEM subscription box, which is one of the coolest gifts for 7 year olds. (Also at very top.) In fact, their monthly coding activity cards have been a favorite of Cool Mom Tech for years.
($47 at Goose Grease on Etsy)
Beautifully and ethically crafted using Fair Trade principles, these peg doll versions of Jane Goodall, Bessie Coleman, Rosie the Riveter, and a Suffragette make a meaningful keepsake for any child’s room. Consider pairing with a soft trailblazer tee from Piccolina for your own future trailblazer to wear while playing with their dolls. (And look around the Goose Grease shop where there are so many cool gifts for 7-year-olds… or even kids at heart like us!)
($45 at Poppikit)
7 year olds can have their cake and eat it, too — it will taste especially sweet after they do the baking and decorating of four mini cakes with some friends or cousins.
($67.15 in six colors at LOOG)
You’ll be thankful for the teaching app which should get them playing something melodic in (hopefully) no time at all.
($9.99 at Target)
Grab a few of these for quickie birthday gifts, stocking stuffers, or “nice job on your report card” treats. Kids love these popping toys and each mystery bag includes five surprise envelopes.
(Ticket prices vary; tour dates through 2023)
Dinosaur-loving 6 year olds, and their parents, will love getting up close to “real” dinosaurs as scientists rush to save them from danger in this dynamic two-hour show. Makes a great experience gift for a 7 year old — but consider all kinds of experience gifts!
($19.99 at Target)
Rainbows paired with googly-eyed shrimp combine in the easy-to-learn card game by the creators of Exploding Kittens. An awesome addition to family game night for kids 7+ — and with each round taking only 10 minutes to play, you won’t blow past bedtime if you start playing after dinner.
($25 at Target)
Terrific price for a carrying case packed with colorful Mondo Llama art supplies including paints, pastels, markers, pencils, and more.
($189 at Hearthsong)
A perfect spot to get some alone time or to hang out with friends, this weather-resistant tent can go indoors or out. The lights add some ambiance so they can hang outside even after the sun goes down.
($27.97 at Amazon)
7 year olds may need a hand to put this together (ha), but the results are so neat — this Thames & Kosmos kit even teaches kids the basics of hydraulics. No batteries required.
($85 at Dr. Martens)
They’ll star in the story of their own life in these out-of-this-world Docs made just for kids. Love the easy-access side zippers so they can slip them on and off without needing to fuss with laces.
($35 at Red Oak Adventures on Etsy)
Get those kids outdoors! With a little help from their very own gender-neutral satchel in one of three colors. It even comes with a nature journal for them to track their adventures.
($99.75 for 3-month subscription at Eat2Explore)
It’s not easy getting kids to try new foods, which is why we love Eat2Explore’s fun international food subscription boxes. Each box includes recipes, related spice or sauce blends, a shopping list to fill together, plus other country-specific goodies. Find two-pack cooking kits too. (Gluten-free and vegetarian subscriptions available.)
($35.99 at Fanatics)
Go [your team here]! This cozy team sweatshirt makes a cool 7-year-old gift for any fan.
($29.99 at Amazon)
Hopefully they have a strong stomach. Great for kids who loooooooooove all things ooey and gooey and icky.
($44.99 and up at Amazon)
Great for wiggly 7 year olds, these ergonomic sitting balls also look adorable in the room when not in use. In four “bear” styles–panda, polar, brown, and koala–their ears double as handles for easy carrying from room to room.
($13.60 at Amazon)
Thoughtful and sweet, this journal will get them to think about all the great things about themselves. We know there are tons.
($82.33 at Amazon)
Don’t forget the helmet!