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Most 7-year-olds already know what they like and have a list of interesting toys and gifts a mile long, but if you're looking for some inspiration when it comes to picking out the perfect thing, look no further. While you likely will already know which areas of interest your kids are most passionate about, whether that be art, STEM, sports or some combination of everything, narrowing it down to one (or a few) perfect presents is harder than it looks. You want something that your kids will play with, will keep them interested for longer than a few minutes and won't drive you nuts.
To help you parse through the large number of new toys that hit shelves every year, the Good Housekeeping Institute tests hundreds of toys annually in order to find the best gifts for kids and releases the results in its annual Good Housekeeping Institute Toy Awards. Our lab experts evaluate the most promising ones for factors like safety and quality, and then we bring in real kids to test them all out — all to help you know which ones are actually worth buying for your own kids this holiday season. Our list of the best toys and gifts for kids of this age is made up of the hottest new toys on the market, including winners of our 2022 Good Housekeeping Best Toy Awards, former Toy Award winners, best-sellers and editors' picks. When we took them all into account, these were the best toys and gifts for 7-year-old boys in 2022.
This year, cool RCs, STEM toys and active outdoor toys are high on their lists, as are games that get their minds working, or gifts that help them foster their creativity in music and art. Whatever they're into, there's bound to be something for them on this list.
The best gifts and toys for 7-year-old boys in 2022 include the most popular new gifts, active ideas and expert-tested toy award winners.