The best gift ideas for a 7-year-old girl

Updated February 21, 2017

Shopping for a 7-year-old girl's birthday or holiday gift can be both relatively straightforward and difficult. Though plenty of obvious gifts can be appropriate for a little girl, you may also want to consider getting a different kind of gift to encourage positive behaviour later in life.


Giving a 7-year-old girl toys as a gift is a safe default. Many girls of that age enjoy playing with all types of dolls, as well as stuffed animals and miniature houses. Be careful before giving someone else's child a toy as a gift, however; some parents may oppose gifts of toys either because the child already has an excess of toys or because they do not want their children playing with certain types of toys.

Clothes and Accessories

Seven years old is also an age at which many girls start to take a keen interest in clothing. When buying clothing, be sure you know the child's size. Several products are designed as accessories for children, including make-up kits (often sold under the Barbie or Disney label) and all sorts of jewellery for young children. As with toys, ask parents before buying make-up or jewellery for their 7-year-old daughter, as some parents may find it inappropriate for their children.

Educational Gifts

You can also try a non-traditional gift for a 7-year-old girl. One good option is an educational gift, such as a chemistry kit or a puzzle. A wonderful thing about 7-year-old children is that they do not necessarily make a distinction between learning as "bad" and play as "good" (as older children frequently do). Thus, giving them an educational birthday gift is a wonderful opportunity to fill their play time with something that will benefit them later in life.

Photo Album

Consider giving your 7-year-old girl a sentimental birthday gift. A great example is a photo album. You can include pictures of her as a baby, or it can be a family photo album that is primarily pictures of her parents and siblings. You can also leave space at the end of the album so that she can add more photos as she gets older. An alternative to the photo album is to make a collage, including her name in the middle of it.

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Drew Lichtenstein started writing in 2008. His articles have appeared in the collegiate newspaper "The Red and Black." He holds a Master of Arts in comparative literature from the University of Georgia.