Best Gift Ideas for 7 Year Old Boys

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Inexpensive Gifts Under $15:

Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty ($10):
Never heard of Thinking Putty? Neither had we until we saw a vendor selling this stuff at our local mall. This stuff seems to defy the laws of physics. It acts as both a solid and a liquid. It can bounce like a rubber ball, stretch like taffy, or smash like ceramic if you hit it on the sidewalk. It also changes color when it comes in contact with warm hands. This stuff is crazy and will certainly be a hit for the young man on your shopping list! You can order this stuff on Amazon here.

Don’t Break the Ice ($10):
This is one of my family’s favorite games and is perfect family activity for kids ages 3-8! In this “classic” game, two to four players take turns wielding plastic mallets and tapping out ice blocks. The goal is to keep the polar bear skating for as long as possible. But as the game progresses, ice blocks start falling faster and faster. The object is not to be the one that sends the polar bear through the ice. You can buy this game in virtually every major retail store or online through Amazon here.

Legos Legos Legos ($10+):
Boys love building things, and Legos are an exceptional outlet for this passion. A simple search on major Internet sites reveals over one thousand different Lego Kits and its easy to get overwhelmed with which set to buy. The good news is it really doesn’t matter which set you get because boys will typically end up building (or trying to build) anything that comes into their head. With that said, I think the LEGO Maersk 2005 Sealand Ship is about as cool as you can get (must be because I’m a ship captain myself)!

Money Soap ($10-$60):
This is probably one of the most clever gifts I’ve seen in a long time! Not only does it encourage kids to wash their hands and take baths more frequently, it also makes a great gift! You can order Money Soap in $1, $5, $10, $20, and even $50 denominations. Soap is scented with a pleasant “pear/green apple” smell. This gift will serve as a great “gag” gift for older kids and adults too! You can easily order Money Soap on Amazon by clicking here.

Toysmith 4M Tin Can Robot ($11):
Not only does this toy save a soda can from going into a landfill, it also makes for a great engineering project for the child and his parents. All you need is a soda can, a screwdriver, 2 AAA batteries, and a little imagination. This item can be purchased online from Amazon by clicking here.

Gift Ideas Between $15 and $25:

Flying SeaHawk Ceiling Mounted Airplane ($19):
This is the perfect gift for the boy or girl who loves airplanes! I bought this exact airplane for my 4 year old daughter in the Houston, TX airport on the way home from a business trip. She loved decorating the body of the airplane with her own “princess” stickers! The plane dangles from a ceiling mounted swivel and propels itself 360 degrees around the room. This is a can’t miss gift selection! Order this gift today from Amazon by clicking here.

Live Butterfly Garden ($16):
Witness one of nature’s most spectacular transformations up close with this reusable, collapsible habitat. This amazing kit includes easy-to-use feeder and complete instructions for habitat. This kit includes a voucher for 3 to 5 butterfly larvae and food (I would wait until spring time before ordering the actual larvae). You can adopt and raise a handful of caterpillars, watch them transform into painted lady butterflies, then lift the garden cover to release your beautiful specimens into the wild. This exciting habitat makes a fabulous introduction to the miracles of nature. The larvae and food available round the year. For more information and to order this kit online through Amazon click here.

“Grow” Your Own Rock Candy (And Make Other Tasty Treats) $19:
Who knew science could taste so good? With this kit, you’ll whip up cupcakes, cookies, candy, and more all in the name of science! Learn what makes cakes rise, candy crystallize, and more real chemistry happen in the kitchen. Tasty Science is packed with ingredients, recipes, activity cards, a test tube laboratory, and lots more to explore the science of taste. Order this product online through Amazon by clicking here.

Junior Scientist Weather Station Kit ($15):
My First Weather Kit will blow you away! Learn all about extreme weather as you have fun with this complete weather station. Learn what makes a tornado form, and how to check windspeed. Learn what the eye of a storm means, and why are we having so many hurricanes and typhoons. The young man on your shipping list will discover all this and more as he becomes a weather “expert”. By this cool kit on Amazon by clicking here.

Tech Deck “Fingerboard” Skateboards ($15):
I fully expect these tiny skateboards to be the next “big thing”. When I was 10 or 11 years old, I used to build my own miniature skateboards out of cardboard and broken pencils. They were primitive, but they were still fun to slide up ramps and across flat surfaces. These “modern” fingerboards include graphics from real Skateboard Companies. This pack comes with a skate rack, 3 complete fingerboards (each with real metal trucks, grip tape and real skate company graphics). You also get 3 additional decks to mix and match to suit your style, a tool, risers and bolts, and two sticker sheets to customize your boards. If only I had patented this idea when I first came up with it 20 years ago! You can order these boards on Amazon here.

Solar System in My Room ($24):
A perfect gift for the junior astronomer on your shopping list. Now you can explore the wonders of the solar system right in your own room. Just look up at your ceiling and watch as all nine planets orbit around the light-up sun. Listen as the audio CD takes you on a fascinating tour of our solar system. Use the included light-pointer to locate each planet and make comets and meteors streak through the sky. You can order this item online through Amazon here.

Model Rocket Kit by Estes ($24):
Parental supervision required! If the boy on your shopping list lives (or has access to) a wide open area, we highly recommend giving him a model rocket kit from Estes. Building your own rocket is fun, and launching it is even better! This kit from Estes includes two easy to assemble model rockets built with a cardboard body tubes and plastic cones. One rocket can fly up to 600 feet high and the other an amazing 1150 feet high. Pre-assembled plastic parachutes automatically deploy and allow the rockets to safely return to earth. Illustrated assembly guide and detailed launching instructions included. Purchase this gift directly from Amazon by clicking here.

Great Gifts Between $25 and $50:

Ultimate Mission Spy Kit ($42):
This spy kit will delight the crime fighting youngster in your life. Complete with a Nightscope, Evidence Kit, and Ultimate Spy Watch, this kit provides aspiring spies and detectives with everything they need to go on “top-secret” missions. You can find similar kits in most major retail stores, or order this particular kit through Amazon here.

Zoob R/C Moover Creative Building Set ($49):
When I was a kid I enjoyed playing with a similar “build your own electronic” toy set although it wasn’t nearly as cool as this popular set. The Zoob R/C Mover Power Building Set adds a new dimension to open-ended building. Kids snap, click, and pop ZOOB pieces onto the ZOOB R/C Mover to create anything they can imagine from creatures to robots to sculptures. When they are done building, their creations move with the remote control unit. They can transform their creations or take them apart and build new ones, over again. The ZOOB R/C Mover is an ideal add-on to existing ZOOB collections, but it includes plenty of pieces for first-time ZOOB builders too. This set includes 50 ZOOB pieces, ZOOB Mover, remote control unit, 6 rubber-tipped feet, 4 AA batteries and 1- 9V battery and 3 instruction guides. Buy this as a gift today through Amazon by clicking here.

An Authentic L.L. Bean Backpack ($39):
In New England (and especially in my home state Maine), receiving your own L.L. Bean back pack (with your initials stitched in the front pocket) is a right of passage for children entering grade school. It is not uncommon for these backpacks to stay with the kid throughout his or her college years as well. Best of all, L.L. Bean backpacks come with an unconditional 100% money back guarantee. If the child on your shopping list wears the backpack out, they can simply send it back and get a new one! You can order L.L. Bean backpacks directly through their website here.

Bounty Hunter Junior Metal Detector ($49):
When I was a kid, I loved going around with my cheap metal detector and digging up “treasure” in my parent’s lawn. This great metal detector is capable of detecting coin-sized objects up to 5″ deep and larger objects to 3 ft., it also has discrimination control eliminating unwanted metals, while the target indicator meter measures signal strength. Who knows what your little friend will find! You can order one today on Amazon by clicking here.

Cool Gifts Between $50 and $100:

CHEM C1000 Chemistry Kit ($74):
Adult supervision required for this age group! This is a great introductory chemistry set for the inquisitive young man on your shopping list! Conduct real science experiments with an easy to follow full-color 40 page manual. With hands-on laboratory experiments for beginners, the “scientist” will build a strong foundation in chemistry through exposure to electrochemical reactions, acids and bases, indicators and chromatography. Although we normally recommend shopping online through Amazon, we have found this product for $50 at Target and Toys-R-Us (Amazon doesn’t always have the best prices).

An Authentic L.L. Bean Sleeping Bag ($59)
Yes I’m from Maine, and yes my in-laws work at LL Bean headquarters in Freeport, ME, but that doesn’t stop me from making an unbiased recommendation of an L.L. Bean sleeping bag as a great gift for an active boy or girl! I literally grew up in one of these bags! Whether crashing on friend’s living room floor during a slumber party, or camping at a remote campsite, a good quality sleeping bag (especially one from L.L. Beans) will stand the test of time and keep the boy or girl in your life warm and cozy no matter where they end up sleeping! If you’re not lucky enough to live by an L.L. Bean retail or factory store, click here to shop for L.L. Bean sleeping bags online.

Fisher Price TRIO King Castle ($53):
This castle is perfect for boys ages 5-9 and is one of the highest rated toys on this website. The Fisher-Price TRIO King’s Castle allows a child to be the architect of his or her very own castle. The set contains over 200 easy-click bricks that can be used to build custom castles. With six figures, a working cannon, and other accessories included, the King’s Castle will immerse the child in a world of medieval fantasy, and encourage imaginative play. To learn more about this castle and order online, click here.

Leapfrog LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet ($99):
Our daughter absolutely loves playing with my wife’s iPod, iPhone and iPad. There are many great games and other apps available for download that the possibility of her losing interest in these devices is practically nil. Unfortunately these devices from Apple are very expensive and not designed to handle the “abuse” that 3 to 9 year olds usually exert on such devices. But all hope is not lost, Leapfrog has created a device to fill this gap: LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet. Our kids love playing with the LeapPad Tablet device just as much (if not more) than the more expensive Apple products. There are a variety of games and apps available (it comes with several already), and the device has a built in camera and video camera. You can even set up to three distinct profiles, including profile pictures, for each one of your kids (assuming you have three young children like we do). And, at less than $100, these devices are less than half the price of comparable Apple products. I still love my iPod Touch for music, email and other “adult” stuff, but if you’re looking for an inexpensive alternative for the child on your birthday or Christmas shopping list, this device is one of our highly recommended options! You can buy the Leapfrog LeapPad virtually anywhere, but as always we’ve found the best price to be through Amazon HERE.

Awesome Gifts Over $100:

Junior Electric Guitar Set ($119):
Give the child on your shopping list the ultimate gift of music! Get started the right way with a TEACHER APPROVED Jr Combo Kit from Bguitars. This set includes everything a kid needs to get started: Electric Guitar, Amp, Cable, Chord and Strap. It is perfect for ages 4 to 10. It features: Die Cast Chrome Tuners, Maple Neck and Fretboard, basswood body and die cast chrome tailpiece. Also includes a portable mini amp. It makes a great gift for any child 4 to 10 years of age. Order one through Amazon today by clicking here.

Cool Gifts Over $50:

Hasbro FurReal Friends Squawkers McCaw Parrot ($129):
Boys and girls of all ages are sure to love these realistic parrots! The Hasbro FurReal Friends Squawkers McCaw Parrot might be the sassiest toy ever made. Squawkers McCaw is a full-size toy macaw parrot who, just like a real parrot, repeats words, can be “taught” to speak, and responds to touch. Witty, energetic, and completely unpredictable, Squawkers takes interactive play to a whole new level. He is recommended for children ages 5 through 10. You can purchase these cool birds through Amazon’s website here.

Portable DVD Player for the Car ($115):
Unless the kid’s parents went all out and bought an expensive luxury vehicle with a built-in DVD player and multiple screens, chances are the child (or children) on your shopping list will appreciate this DVD system from Phillips Electronics. Dual screens make this a win-win for the recipient’s brothers or sisters too. Factory DVD systems can cost over $2000 on some makes of vehicles. Today you can purchase this complete system through Amazon for only $115.

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