Now you are Seven

Last week I asked my Instagram friends for some 7th Birthday present suggestions for my Son Felix.

We already have cupboards full of Lego, Playmobil and Superhero figures, so a fresh take on gift buying was needed.

Fortunately I've managed to source him some lovely things to open on his big day and I thought I'd share with you all (plus some other suggestions) as it might be helpful.

 

Imagination.   I bought Felix the first book in this series ‘Arthur and the Golden Rope’ last year and this is the next story in the series. Felix has a wonderful imagination and will be excited to read this. It’s more wordy than simple picture books, so perfect for age 7 and the illustrations are a delight. Bought from  Smallprint Books 

Imagination. 

I bought Felix the first book in this series ‘Arthur and the Golden Rope’ last year and this is the next story in the series. Felix has a wonderful imagination and will be excited to read this. It’s more wordy than simple picture books, so perfect for age 7 and the illustrations are a delight. Bought from Smallprint Books 

Something new to wear.   Felix loves a leopard (who doesn’t?) and he’s got some stripy shorts from Main Story UK that this will look ace tucked in with. Everyone needs something new to wear on their big day. Bought from  Poco Kids  

Something new to wear. 

Felix loves a leopard (who doesn’t?) and he’s got some stripy shorts from Main Story UK that this will look ace tucked in with. Everyone needs something new to wear on their big day. Bought from Poco Kids  

Something Factual.   By far the most visually stimulating and interesting book for dinosaur mad children, this lovely hardback is a good one to keep forever. It’s filled with illustrations and facts.   Bought from  Smallprint Books 

Something Factual. 

By far the most visually stimulating and interesting book for dinosaur mad children, this lovely hardback is a good one to keep forever. It’s filled with illustrations and facts. 

Bought from Smallprint Books 

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Manspiration. We’ve filled our home with stories about inspiring women, but as the Mother of two boys, I think it’s just as important to show them how incredible men can be too. I want to have a read through this myself as it’s chock full of interesting Males and the stories of what they’ve achieved. Inspiring stuff.    ‘ Stories for Boys who dare to be different’  by  Ben Brooks, Quercus Books 

Manspiration. We’ve filled our home with stories about inspiring women, but as the Mother of two boys, I think it’s just as important to show them how incredible men can be too. I want to have a read through this myself as it’s chock full of interesting Males and the stories of what they’ve achieved. Inspiring stuff. 

‘ Stories for Boys who dare to be different’  by  Ben Brooks, Quercus Books 

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Headphones. An Amazon purchase. We are heading to Cornwall in May and it’s a long drivr from Yorkshire. Think these may save my sanity as he’ll be able to play games and listen to music without annoying us!  

 

 

Lego Building Boards. We have a sea of Lego, but the boys like to build houses with it and get frustrated that they don’t have a flat board to build them on. He’ll find these such a relief as he’ll be able to be even more creative with his building. Architect in later life maybe?!     

Lego Building Boards. We have a sea of Lego, but the boys like to build houses with it and get frustrated that they don’t have a flat board to build them on. He’ll find these such a relief as he’ll be able to be even more creative with his building. Architect in later life maybe?!  

 

We were so kindly gifted the new range by Bloom and Blossom but I’ve added this to the post as gift inspiration as there’s nothing the boys love more than a deep bubbly bath, and this Wispy-Misty Bubble Bath delivers on the bubbles! They absolutely love it and it smells like heaven. Bloom and Blossom have also published a limited edition print of The BFG and combined they are a beautiful gift. Felix can’t wait to get stuck in.   The Bloom and Blossom Bubble Bath is made in the UK from natural ingredients and is just £4.99 at Ocado and  Bloom&Blossom

We were so kindly gifted the new range by Bloom and Blossom but I’ve added this to the post as gift inspiration as there’s nothing the boys love more than a deep bubbly bath, and this Wispy-Misty Bubble Bath delivers on the bubbles! They absolutely love it and it smells like heaven. Bloom and Blossom have also published a limited edition print of The BFG and combined they are a beautiful gift. Felix can’t wait to get stuck in. 

The Bloom and Blossom Bubble Bath is made in the UK from natural ingredients and is just £4.99 at Ocado and Bloom&Blossom

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So all the above are all wrapped up for this guy tomorrow (8th April) but I was given a few more ideas which I’ve shared below. Felix wants a fish so his main gift is a fish tank and we are going to bring home a fishy friend to live with us tomorrow!  

 

Lovely Sea Creature friends by Big Stuffed.   We already on an Octopus by French brand ‘Big Stuffed’ and he’s lovely! 

Lovely Sea Creature friends by Big Stuffed. 

We already on an Octopus by French brand ‘Big Stuffed’ and he’s lovely! 

Solar System Mobile Kit.   Felix would really enjoy sitting down and creating this, and there’s a few similiar sets about.        

Solar System Mobile Kit. 

Felix would really enjoy sitting down and creating this, and there’s a few similiar sets about.  

 

 

My Living World sets (approx £15)  My Mum has bought him one of these creepy crawly sets and I know he’ll love it after spending days at my parents creating a big hotel from old pots, a crate, twigs and bamboo last summer. He also spent hours with a box collecting and observing Woodlice so although it’s definitely not something that appeals to me, it will to him!    

My Living World sets (approx £15)

My Mum has bought him one of these creepy crawly sets and I know he’ll love it after spending days at my parents creating a big hotel from old pots, a crate, twigs and bamboo last summer. He also spent hours with a box collecting and observing Woodlice so although it’s definitely not something that appeals to me, it will to him! 

 

Snap Circuits (from around £30)  These look great fun and a good present for 7 year olds plus. Felix is still a bit clumsy with his fine motor skills but over the next year or so I think he’d really enjoy sitting and experimenting with these. 

Snap Circuits (from around £30)

These look great fun and a good present for 7 year olds plus. Felix is still a bit clumsy with his fine motor skills but over the next year or so I think he’d really enjoy sitting and experimenting with these. 

Outdoors. Love this Kraul Waterwheel Kit and at £8.50 it’s a really original gift idea. There’s plenty of different outdoor/natural exploration toys over at  Myriad Online.     

Outdoors. Love this Kraul Waterwheel Kit and at £8.50 it’s a really original gift idea. There’s plenty of different outdoor/natural exploration toys over at Myriad Online. 

 

Schleich Animals.   The nicest quality animals which get played with again and again.     

Schleich Animals. 

The nicest quality animals which get played with again and again.