Today’s blog post is my final Christmas gift guide for 2018. So far, in the past few weeks I’ve put out guides for – the top ten unicorn gifts, Christmas gift ideas for modern women and 10 Christmas gift ideas for men who are hard to buy for and a Harry Potter gift guide. My final guide today is gift ideas for seven year olds. I think seven is a bit of a tricky age – a bit of a bridging age between being a little kid and a big kid. My son turns seven this month so I thought I’d share some of the gifts he has on his Christmas list in case any of you find it helpful. As usual, they are in price order from least expensive (£5.81) to most expensive (£280). I’ve added Amazon (affiliate) links where possible for your convenience.
Harry Potter egg cup and toast cutter £5.81
For the little Harry Potter fans, this Harry Potter egg cup and toast cutter makes an adorable small gift or stocking filler. Who am I kidding, I want this for myself! For more Harry Potter gift ideas, see my recent guide to the best Harry Potter gifts for children.
Soggy Doggy Game £9.99
For ages 4 and above, ‘say hello to Soggy Doggy’s Friends. Dizzy is an adorable pup who loves to walk, cuddle and snore’. Cute sensory novelty toy.
You and Me Friendship and Memories Book £12
I’ve written about how much I love a local kids shop called Tribe before on here. They are based in Tynemouth and have an online store too – full of ethical, sustainable and scandi style clothes and toys. Owner Julie recently sent me their You and Me Friendship and Memories Book for Arlo. She didn’t ask me to include it anywhere but it’s so sweet I wanted to share it with you. The A5 book contains 57 pages, of which the owner uses the first page and the last two pages to record their own photos and notes. The book can then be shared with nine friends who are able to draw, write and stick in images to capture what makes them and their friendship special.
Operation game £13.49
One from my youth that is great for testing those fine motor skills – and good fun while you do it.
Nintendo GameBoy Digital Watch £14.48
My little seven year old is very interested in time now but still can’t use an analogue clock. He’s a game so I know he’ll think this GameBoy watch is cool and he’ll stop bugging me about what time it is (hopefully).
Ink and Tots Ursa Minor T-shirt £17.99
In my men’s gift guide I included this Ursa Major top but you can get kids versions too and twinning is winning so I’m including the Ursa Minor version here. At seven you’ve not got long until twinning with your olds isn’t cool anymore so milk it while it lasts.
AniMagic Waggles (RRP: £29.99)
This is one for parents whose child really wants a pet but they really don’t want to get a pet! A cop-out gift if you will. It’s sweet and fun though and they can take it on little walks. For the young seven-year olds.
Oregon Scientific Smart Globe £29.99
This 2 in 1 Day and Night Globe with 3D Augmented Reality is perfect for kids who are just starting to get curious about the world. Arlo did a project at school last year on Australia and since has been really interested in different countries so I’m hoping he will enjoy this educational toy.
‘By Day, the globe shows political boundaries, oceans, country names, capital cities. Then at night with just the press of a button, budding astronomers can view an illuminated map of the stars and planets. Displaying 88 stunning constellation the globe turns into an impressive room decoration, ideal for children who find a night-light soothing.
Using a tablet or smart phone, children can even unlock Augmented Reality content including animals, landmarks, dinosaurs and weather facts! Plus, there’s extra fun to be had exploring flags and taking on fun challenges.’
Nintendo Labo £54.99
For kids who already have a Nintendo Switch, or are getting one at Christmas then this is a really innovative and fun add-on. You make these cardboard devices and pop the switch into them to make a functioning device – like a playable piano or motorbike. There are several different packs that you can buy but I think this variety pack is a great all-rounder introduction.
Gravitrax Starter Set £70
I saw these all laid out a blogging toy conference I went to and it looked really cool. Kids have to use their imagination to build tracks and set the Gravity Spheres rolling! The Gravitrax track system can be extended indefinitely with extra track packs and add-on’s – each sold separately. It’s suitable for ages eight years and up so this is more a gift for those in the towards the end of seven so they’ve a gift to grow into – if they are reasonably patient and can wait to play with it!
Lego Boost £129.99
One of the best new STEM toys I’ve seen this year. ‘Combine LEGO building with Enhanced technology with this Build, Code and Play Toy. Build 5-in-1 multi-functional robots and control them with easy-to-use coding blocks on your tablet. Includes a LEGO Move Hub with Bluetooth connectivity, interactive motor and colour and distance sensor. LEGO BOOST building toys are compatible with all LEGO construction sets for creative building.’ Tech and coding are the future so I’m keen to get my kids into it young, this is a fun way to start.
Nintendo Switch with Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee Bundle £339.99
The toy that I’ve heard most parents trying to get this Christmas is the Nintendo Switch and it is no different in our house, this games console is at the top of my son’s list to Santa this year. I love how you can use it with the Nintendo Labo (above) to make it a much more ‘real world’ toy too.
So those are 12 of my top picks for seven year olds. What are you buying your seven-year-old this Christmas?
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