15 Best Toys and Gifts for 7-Year-Old Girls, According to Parents and Parenting Experts

STEM sets, coloring kits, and interactive dolls for her.

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'Tis the season for holiday shopping. If you're specifically gift shopping for kids and need help finding out the hottest toys this season, we've got you covered. Every year, the GolfHr Institute works with a panel of child testers and parents to properly test safety, functionality, and educational efforts on a wide assortment of toys to find the best ones out there, according to experts, kids, and parents alike.

We've rounded up the best toy and gift ideas that our lab experts and real family testers know 7-year-old girls enjoy. You'll find that these lab-tested picks for girls include STEM toys, surprise dolls, and top-rated toys of the year. There's even a customizable doll kit from the world's first gender-inclusive toy line made by Mattel — clearly, right now is one of the coolest times to be a kid.

Here are our top picks for best toys and gifts for 7-year-old girls:

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1
DIY PLUSH ANIMAL
Loopies Penguin
alex toys
Alex Toys nordstromrack.com
$13.97
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Ages 7+

It's okay if your 7-year-old girl doesn't know how to to crochet on her own — this adorable plush introduces her to to basic crocheting without the fuss of scary needles or tiny threads. The mesh sleeve acts as a guide so she can easily stuff and stitch her furry friend on her own.

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2
STEM CODING ROBOT
Artie 3000
educational insights
Educational Insights amazon.com
$62.99
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Ages 7+

Whether she's a beginner who needs a preprogrammed design or is an expert looking for advanced coding challenges, Artie has something for everyone. Once your 7-year-old girl inputs a code, she can use the remote control to tell Artie to draw out the coded creation. Artie comes with safe and secure Wi-Fi, so all you need is a tablet or phone to control him.

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3
PUZZLE GAME
Ubongo
thames and kosmos
Thames & Kosmos amazon.com
$14.94
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Ages 7+

If she likes puzzles, this fast-paced geometric game will put her problem-solving skills to the test. She has to race against the clock to solve a puzzle of interlocking shapes, sort of like a real-life version of Tetris. Designed for up to four players, Ubongo makes a great addition to your family board game collection. 

4
FOR THE ARTISTICALLY-INCLINED
Light-up Tracing Pad
crayola
Crayola amazon.com
$24.99
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Ages 6+

The ultra-sleek, pink pad comes with horse and fashion show pictures to trace, but there are even more free, downloadable templates you can get online. The kit also includes a graphite pencil, blank sheets, and colored pencils for drawing and shading. The coolest part about this pad is that it lights up, giving her more time to explore her creativity during the night

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5
GREAT FOR PARTIES
Bluetooth Karaoke System
singing machine
Singing Machine amazon.com
$69.99
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You can help her load music via the CD player or over bluetooth from compatible devices. Included RCA cables connect to your television for scrolling lyrics, and disco lights flare up with each beat. The machine also features voice effects and Auto Voice Control so she and her friends can sound their best.

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6
PORTABLE BUILDING KIT
Ultimate Builder's Case Building Kit
k'nex
K'NEX amazon.com
$74.99
$49.99 (33% off)
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Ages 7+

This 750-piece pack includes various rods and connectors so she can build 3-D designs as complex as she wants. If she needs inspiration, the kit comes with color-coded, easy-to-follow instructions to help her create up to 50 models. And if she wants to bring the kit on-the-go, all pieces fit inside the durable carrying case.

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7
SURPRISE PET DOLL
Fuzzy Pets
LOL SURPRISE
L.O.L. Surprise! amazon.com
$12.99
$8.38 (35% off)
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Ages 6+

When she gets an L.O.L. Surprise Fuzzy Pets toy, she gets to unbox a mystery pet plus six other cool accessories. To find out which Fuzzy Pet she received, she needs to wash the fuzz off with the shampoo bottle. Their tiny size and accessibility makes these Fuzzy Pets a popular collectible item.

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8
KIDS TABLET
Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet
amazon
Amazon amazon.com
$129.99
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Ages 3+

Deemed the best tablet for kids by our toy experts, this kids' tablet lets her play games and watch videos without you having to worry about her dropping it — it comes with a durable, colorful case to keep it safe

9
CUSTOMIZABLE DOLL
Deluxe Character Kit
mattel
Creatable World amazon.com
$29.97
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Ages 6+

Recently, Mattel launched Creatable World, a gender-inclusive toy line for kids. This kit that comes with one doll, a  removable wig, clothing and accessories that can be mixed and matched to create various styles — the possibilities are endless! 

10
SEWING KIT FOR KIDS
Craft My First Sewing Kit
alex toys
ALEX Toys amazon.com
$35.00
$14.55 (58% off)
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Ages 7+

This beginner's sewing kit features felt shapes, embroidery floss, stuffing, fabric, scissors, needles, and everything your 7-year-old needs to create four kid-friendly projects. Lab experts find that this kit is great for fostering creativity and building fine motor skills since she has to pay close attention to detail.

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INTERACTIVE TOY
Lil' Gleemerz Adorbrite Figure
mattel
Mattel amazon.com
$19.99
$11.59 (42% off)
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Ages 5+ 

Interactive toys tend to usually be on the pricier side, but you can snag a Lil' Gleemerz Adorbrite for less than $20. The little critter lights up, makes quirky sounds, and comes with over 100 reactions to discover (like purring, farting, or playing games). 

12
CLASSIC GAME
Twister Ultimate
hasbro
Hasbro Gaming amazon.com
$19.89
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Ages 6+

This group game classic just got bigger: it features a floor mat that's twice the size of the original! The mat can also be paired with Alexa so everyone can participate in the twisted game.

13
TRAVEL GAME
Kanoodle
Educational Insights
Educational Insights amazon.com
$12.99
$9.79 (25% off)
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Ages 7+ 

For ultimate puzzle fun, Kanoodle comes packed with 12 puzzle pieces, 200 logical puzzle challenges, one puzzle book, and a carrying case for play on-the-go. Kids through adults can build problem-solving, critical thinking, and strategic thinking skills all while having fun

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PORTABLE ART SET
Rainbow Inspiration Art Case
Crayola
Crayola amazon.com
$24.99
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Ages 5+

For the budding artist, this art case keeps every coloring utensil and paper neatly organized so she can create her best work wherever she goes. It comes with 64 crayons, 40 washable markers, 20 colored pencils, and 15 large paper sheets.

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COLLECTIBLE TOY
Glitter Globe Doll Winter Disco Series
L.O.L. Surprise!
L.O.L. Surprise! amazon.com
$10.88
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Ages 6+

Your 7-year-old simply has to feed her glitter globe doll some water to reveal her doll's beautiful glitter hairThe pack also comes with seven other accessories like a bottle, outfit, and a secret message. 

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