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Present ideas for a 7 year old boy?

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LG574 Fri 15-Nov-13 19:30:20

I have no idea what 7 year old boys are into. I've asked the parents and they've said money. (As they always do!) Any ideas? If it's noisy or annoying even better! wink

soontobeslendergirl Fri 15-Nov-13 19:31:31


Rubybrazilianwax Fri 15-Nov-13 19:33:13

Lego is usually a safe bet

girliefriend Fri 15-Nov-13 19:33:33


moshi monsters

anything gross or a book about gross things!! I have got my nephew a zombie hand to dissect [ this one]]

girliefriend Fri 15-Nov-13 19:34:14

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girliefriend Fri 15-Nov-13 19:35:11

Gah - hope this is going to be worth it grin

BeaWheesht Fri 15-Nov-13 19:35:33

Ds is turning 7 at Xmas - he and his friends would love

A Kendama
Hexbug v2
Lego ESP lego Star Wars
Lego ideas book
Anything survival related eg den kit / camo net
Stunt scooter and related accessories
Disney infinity and extra figures
Drawing stuff - like a set of crayons twistables for example
Cinema / bowling / crazy golf vouchers

girliefriend Fri 15-Nov-13 19:36:02


Llareggub Fri 15-Nov-13 19:40:10

Lego. It's all my DS wants and all he talks about. Although he was very impressed by a recent gift of a magic set.

LG574 Fri 15-Nov-13 19:53:34

Thank you for all your ideas! Budget about £20. I should have mentioned that his parents are a bit miserable and don't like anything fun, esp if it's noisy. He's not allowed lego, not sure why. I think he likes Science things. My sister has bought him a magic set already.
The other problem is that if you buy anything they don't like it goes to the charity shop. sad sad

LG574 Fri 15-Nov-13 19:56:39

"Girlfriend", that zombie hand looks great. He'd love that!!! I think I'm going to order it. Thanks.

suebfg Fri 15-Nov-13 19:59:54

Poor you - the parents sound like ungrateful so and sos. The Deadly 60 books are a big hit in our house

LG574 Fri 15-Nov-13 20:00:22

The hexbug stuff on Amazon looks good too. It's educational as well. wink

BathTangle Fri 15-Nov-13 20:15:06

Poor chap not allowed Lego - think my now just 8yo DS probably believes he would die without it!

Best birthday toys were a golf club, an origami set, one of those WWF "adopt an animal" packs and "Horrible Science" books.

Rubybrazilianwax Fri 15-Nov-13 22:08:45

Not allowed lego? I'd report those parents immediately grin

marmitecat Fri 15-Nov-13 22:11:09

Not allowed lego? ????? Wtaf? Has he got toddler siblings or are his parents just cruel?

sittinginthesun Fri 15-Nov-13 22:15:48

No Lego? That is just cruel and wrong. Are they Hoover obsessed?

Lego would be the obvious choice. Or a history book?

gingysmummy Sat 16-Nov-13 10:04:40

my ds 7 is into everything
somethings i got him are-
diary of wimpy kid books,and lots of other books too many
elc microscope looks really great and was reduced
i made up a tool box form him stuff out off poundworld
a sweet hamper lots of american sweets in it from poundland
playmobile and lego v educational
spongebob monopoly
inkoo wipeable

Llareggub Sat 16-Nov-13 14:24:04

The hex bugs were a disappointment in our house.

I am astounded that he isn't allowed Lego. It keeps my two boys occupied for hours. It gives me loads of peace but it is a bugger when stepped on.

Sonotkylie Sat 16-Nov-13 15:17:29

Cambridge brainbox electronic set (look on Amazon). Looks worthy, has lots of writing about kS1 and Ks2 on the box, is about £20. My son got his for his 7th birthday 2 weeks ago and is yet to put it down. My husband is itching to have a go. Limited noise but loads of fun (apparently)

LG574 Sat 16-Nov-13 17:54:01

He has got a younger brother and his mother is house proud. I just don't think they like him to enjoy himself. My 3 year old loves his mega blocks and can't imagine him not being allowed lego. As somebody said to me recently, you can't choose your family!!
Thanks for all your suggestions. just had a quick look at the Science set and that looks like another good idea.

sisterofknight Sun 18-Sep-16 23:37:16

Any ideas for a 7 year old boy's birthday present? Our son is turning 7 and we're constantly battling against the electronic devices (as most parents are) desperately trying to find something alternative to buy him for his birthday! He no longer bothers with Lego or any other typical toys for that matter but we feel there must be something out there! What do your sons do/play with when not attached to screens? Any suggestions welcome!

Youranus Mon 19-Sep-16 14:22:56

I've bought and put aside for Christmas the following for my similarly aged daughter.

TwigTheWonderKid Mon 19-Sep-16 22:24:24

these are brilliant fun.

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