After six gift guides featuring ideas for younger ones, we’re now into big kid territory! If you’re stuck with gift ideas this Christmas, here is a bumper selection of fun and practical seven to nine year old gift ideas.
This recent release from fabulous Aussie brand Tiger Tribe has me very excited – I used to love Shrinkies as a kid! Available in Sweet Treats and Ultimate Collection designs, these affordable activity sets would make a fun gift for crafty kids.
All the kids will be wanting this one! With schools, parents and toy companies heavily focusing on all things STREAM (Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Arts and Maths), the release of a supercharged building and coding set that helps kids bring their LEGO creations to life was only a matter of time. Designed for ages 7 and older, LEGO BOOST introduces kids to coding through a free downloadable app that contains the guidance, building instructions and simple coding commands to bring five LEGO creations to life: Vernie the Robot, Frankie the Cat, the Guitar 4000, the Multi-Tool Rover 4 (M.T.R.4), and the Autobuilder. Super cool stuff.
Kids would love colouring in this fantastic world map pillowcase with hand-drawn illustrations packed full of fun facts, wild animals and sea creatures. Containing one pillowcase plus a set of 10 double-ended wash-out pens, get in quick for pre-Christmas delivery as this one ships from the UK.
“Proper” watches make great seven to nine year old gift ideas. I have my eye on a Swatch watch for Miss T.
This Sunnylife inflatable floating donut game is super cute and perfect for fun in the pool.
Face paint in pencil form – the Giotto Make Up Pencil set allows face and body paint fun without the mess from paint pots and brushes.
A fantastic gift for aspiring artists, the Original Spirograph features all the iconic wheels and rings of the original, re-engineered and updated for today.
This Donut Pom Maker is one tasty looking craft tool – perfect for making beautiful, fluffy pom poms! The yummy looking treats are made from solid beech wood and are a great shape for kids to start learning the craft of pom pom making.
Little and big kids love bubbles – what kid wouldn’t love a Mega Bubble Kit?!
Kids who dream of becoming a famous film director or animator can start practicing now with StikBot. StikBot Studio comes with figurines that can bend into various shapes and poses. Kids can then record their own stop animation films with their creations.
Bright, fun and quirky – any dinosaur fan would love a Dinoplater in their room!
My kids go crazy for the bath bombs at Lush. Miss T also has her eye on a number of their other items like the Sugar Plum Fairy lip scrub, jelly soaps and Snow Fairy body conditioner.
Another item on Miss T’s wishlist? This funky denim stars pencilcase from Pavement.
If you’re not keen on giving “stuff” then experience gifts are the way to go. Zoo passes, science centres, Big Bash 20/20 tickets, movie passes, roller skating and ice skating rinks, trampoline centres – all make practical and fun gifts.
Don’t forget books! Books make great seven to nine year old gift ideas. Some of my favourite titles for this age group include the fabulous Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, Geronimo Stilton and Thea Stilton series, Billie B Mysteries, Truly Tan, Juliet Nearly A Vet series, WeirDo series, Lonely Planet Kids Amazing World Atlas, Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, and for a complete blast from the past – why not introduce your kids to The Baby-Sitters Club with this Classic Collection boxset?!
For more book suggestions for this age group, I recommend joining the fantastic Facebook group Your Kid’s Next Read.
If you want to check out my other 2017 gift guides, you can find them here:
Gift guide 1 – Christmas themed gifts
Gift Guide 2 – Baby gift ideas
Gift Guide 3 – One year old year ideas
Gift Guide 4 – Two year old gift ideas
Gift Guide 5 – Three year old gift ideas
Gift Guide 6 – Four to six year old gift ideas
Happy gift hunting!
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