Just like with any age, choosing a gift for a 7-year old girl is a daunting task unless you know specifically what you’re looking for. Your common sense guides you to go with a doll, dress-up toy or kitchen set and that’s fine, but it also isn’t necessarily the most inspired choice. A great direction to go in at this age might be arts and crafts, as well as musical instruments because this is the time when it is most important to stimulate her imagination and creativity.
Regardless of what you choose in the end, we’re sure it’s going to take lots of time and thorough research. That’s why we’ve made this list of some of the best-rated toys for girls to help you along.
Best Toys for 7 Year Old Girls
Kids Washable Makeup
Designed with the school-aged girl in mind, the Kids Washable Makeup Set is the best kit if you want to let your little girl engage in some more realistic makeup play. The products included have been made using only the best and highest quality materials, all certified for kid safety so that you can be absolutely sure there’s no risk of inflammation or infection on her skin.
As the name suggests, the items are easily washable as well. All you or your girl need to do is use mild bath soap to wash it off, rinse with water and her young skin will be back to its normal self in no time.
This set is great for make-believe play, as your little girl can actually apply makeup on her friends and vice-versa. The set has everything she will need to practice her makeup skills while having loads of fun with you, or her friends.
- Real, washable makeup
- Safe and non-toxic
- Great for pretend play
- Could leave stains on clothing or furniture
Crayola Light-Up Tracing Pad
We see further when standing on the shoulders of giants. Therefore a very important part of being creative is learning to remix, adapt, or downright copy something previously created by a great artist or inventor. Basically, that is what this set from Crayola is all about. It will help your kid learn about artistic concepts like scale, dimensions, and contours by way of ‘parroting’.
The set has an attractive and convenient design and offers your girl a fantastic way to develop skills used by some of her favorite artists, and it will most definitely push her further on her personal path to artistry. The way it works is quite simple; the LED tablet shines through images, making them easy to trace and reproduce, and the frame locks the paper in place, making sure there are no mistakes.
With this simple, yet effective set, she will never lose her way while creating her own version of a piece of art.
- Bright LED
- Develops fine motor skills
- Boosts creativity
- Batteries not included
Birthday Wishes Barbie Doll
If you’re looking for the ultimate Barbie gift and a great way to start a new tradition, look no further than the Birthday Wishes Barbie Doll. This is the first doll in the series, so this is where your little girl’s collection should start. It is made with magnificent attention to detail such as meticulously styled curly hair, a headband that perfectly matches the dress, beautifully simple pale pink earrings, as well as matching fingernails and lipstick.
This is a beautiful collector doll that will make a terrific gift for any Barbie fans birthday. Barbie is, as always, completely on trend, wearing the pale pink you can see on runways and red carpets all around the globe.
It’s a beautiful doll, something that your little girl will love to collect and treasure for years and a great way to wish the Barbie fan in your life a very special birthday.
- Part of a collection
- Attention to detail
- Comes in a collector box
- Your girl will want all of the dolls in the collection
Power Wheels Disney Frozen Jeep Wrangler
This is a two-seater, battery-operated vehicle with ‘Frozen’ colors and graphics. If only Anna had been driving this cool vehicle on her search for Elsa, she would have gotten there much more efficiently.
Some assembly is required and it should take you about an hour to put together using the included instructions. The car runs on a 12V battery and needs to be charged for 18 hours before the first use, and should be charged for at least 14 hours after each use, but for no more than 30 hours at a time. Kids operate the jeep themselves by steering and pushing down on the pedal, and to stop they simply remove their foot from the pedal.
Your little girl will love having her own car, just like mom and dad, if she’s a ‘Frozen’ fan this purchase is a no-brainer.
- Looks like a real Jeep Wrangler
- ‘Frozen’ graphics and styling
- Radio that plays songs from the movie
- Not very fast
- Takes a while to charge
Cinderella Transforming Carriage Doll Accessories
Straight from the Disney classic ‘Cinderella’ comes the transforming pumpkin carriage. Your little girl can turn the pumpkin into a horse-drawn carriage and then back into a pumpkin when midnight strikes! The transformation could not be easier; you just pull the pumpkin up and the vines become wheels, then you pull on a cord, the pumpkin retracts, and reveals a beautiful carriage while the cord becomes the reins for your lovely white horse. The process is just as simple in reverse, and it takes about 15 minutes to initially assemble the carriage.
No batteries are required for this toy and the wheels do actually turn so your little girl can push the carriage around. There is space inside the carriage for a doll to sit, however, a Cinderella doll is not included so you’ll have to purchase that separately. This is a great way for fans who love Cinderella to recreate the unforgettable scene from the story and bring the magic to life.
- Simple to operate
- Perfect gift for Cinderella fans
- Cinderella doll not included
Mattel Disney Frozen Elsa’s Ice Palace
Here’s another item your little girl can use to play out a story from a Disney movie. This time it is Elsa’s Ice Palace from Mattel. This product lets your little girl make magic a reality with the ability to transform parts of the castle by channeling Elsa’s powers. She can make stairs from snow, knock down an icicle chandelier at the press of a button, make the castle ‘grow’ by turning a crank or turn on a magical light show with a tap on the floor.
The castle includes the real furniture and décor from the movie, such as a vanity, a mirror, and a throne. If your girl is a fan of the movie, and you want to give her the opportunity to recreate many magical moments, there is no better gift than this. The Mattel name also gives this product a guarantee of quality, so you should be confident in its durability and safety.
- Great for fans of Frozen
- High quality
- No dolls included
With seven rooms on three stories, a working elevator, a garage and a pool, this is the ultimate house for Barbie! It’s got tons of details, more than 70 accessories to enhance imaginative play, and is truly the best dollhouse ever. In fact, we all wish we had it when we were kids.
That being said, adult assembly is required, but it is surprisingly easy and takes about an hour, including putting on all the labels. You don’t need an engineering degree for this, just follow the easy-to-read instructions and you should be fine.
The elevator works on a simple ratchet system, moves up and down easily and snaps together with just a bit of pressure so it stays put. There’s also a really cool feature that integrates technology with the Dream House – the big screen TV in the living room can hold a smartphone, so you can simulate a real TV for Barbie and friends to watch!
- Modern design
- Huge house
- Encourages role playing
- Some adult assembly required
- Batteries sold separately
KidKraft Vintage Kitchen
This is KidKraft’s Vintage Kitchen in Pink. It also comes in red and it’s a pretend kitchen for preschoolers with a really cool retro flair to it. It’s got oven knobs that turn and make clicking noises and even a pretend cordless phone. You can remove individual parts if you want to wash them more easily, and there are plenty of storage areas so your girl can keep her toys and kitchen accessories which are unfortunately all sold separately.
This kitchen is a really great way for your little girl to engage in pretend play and act out what she sees mom or dad doing in the kitchen. There is some adult assembly required, it might take about four to five hours to put this together, so we recommend that, if you’re giving it as a gift, you might consider assembling it all first and giving it fully assembled, so she can get right to playing.
- Realistic kitchen look
- Lots of storage space
- Knobs turn and make clicking noises
- Extensive adult assembly required
Adora Toddler Doll
This toddler doll from Adora is a wonderful gift for your 7-year-old girl. It’s 20 inches long and made of the highest quality vinyl with a baby powder scent. The head is movable, as well as the arms and legs, and she comes with a diaper, so your little girl can enjoy more realistic pretend play.
The doll is dressed in a zip-up hoodie with a unicorn theme, complete with a pink horn and rainbow mane. She also has an adorable pink t-shirt with unicorn embroidery on the front, pink star-printed leggings and warm white fur boots. Finally, the pink headband in her light blonde hair completes her fabulous outfit.
Adora Toddler Dolls are made with love, with hand-made clothes, hand-applied eyelashes and hand-painted faces. The doll, as well as its clothing, is made from high-quality fabrics and materials, completely safe for children.
- High-quality materials
- Attention to detail
- A bit heavy for a 7-year-old girl
Disney Princess Little Kingdom
Let your little girl play out princess fairy tales with this set of figures. Designed for imaginative play, this set includes seven Disney princess dolls, measuring about 3 inches each. The collection includes Tiana, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Belle, Ariel and Rapunzel. Each doll comes dressed in their movie-inspired outfit decorated with sparkles.
For dress-up play, the outfits can easily be removed and put-on, using an ingenious clip system. Your girl can use the dolls to play out magical fairytale moments and recreate favorite movie scenes. What we love most about this gift is that it includes so many princesses in just one set, giving your little Disney fan an opportunity to mix and match their outfits for creative and imaginative stories.
This set encourages creative role-playing, social play, and imagination, as your girl and her friends will come up with situations to put the princesses in.
- 7 dolls in one set
- Easy to use
- The dresses come apart sometimes
National Geographic Dual Microscope Science Lab
Use this set to teach your little girl about microscopes, and let her enjoy the excitement of discovery. This fantastic STEM learning toy includes more than 50 accessories and is the ultimate way to introduce your kid to microscopes. Featuring powerful LED lights, high-quality optics, and 3D objects, this is the perfect microscope for any budding scientist.
The kit includes: 10 slides with a prepared range of specimens, 20x and 50x magnification, a storage box for slides, 10 slides, covers and labels, brine eggs, tweezers, a Petri dish, a mini geode, as well as instructions and a phenomenal Learning Guide about microscopes.
Use this kit to spark your little girl’s curiosity and encourage her to take a closer look at the world around her. It will provide countless hours of fun and learning, and make your kid interested in science and nature.
- STEM learning tool
- Great beginner set
- Batteries not included
- The LED light is a bit too bright
Melissa & Doug Learn-To-Play Piano
This grand piano with a classical style features thirty hand-tuned keys with the perfect size and height for a little virtuoso. A songbook with a color-coded key chart is also included, making this the perfect introduction to the piano.
This great learning instrument shows the amazing attention to detail that we’ve come to expect from Melissa & Doug over the years. It has a music stand, hand painted notes, a piano lid on a safety hinge, and a non-tipping bench. If you’re looking for something to spark your little girl’s love of music, you can’t go wrong with this one.
It is common knowledge that learning to play a musical instrument carries a multitude of benefits for your child. She will become more creative, her motor function will improve, and so will her multitasking ability. With the Grand Piano from Melissa & Doug, your girl will learn to play in no time, and look fabulous doing it.
- Great look and attention to detail
- Color-coded keys and songbook
- Adult assembly required
Enchantmints Ballerina Musical Jewelry Box
While we’re on the subject of music, another great toy we’ve found is the Enchantments Ballerina music box. This beautiful jewelry box comes with a twirling ballerina and plays the wonderful sounds of Swan Lake when it is opened.
In the years to come, your girl will need a place to store her growing collection of jewelry, and there’s no better place for that than this musical box, lined with pink velvet. It comes with two drawers on the sides and one large drawer at the bottom of the box for storing anything she needs. When you see your little girl’s face after she opens this for the first time, you will know you’ve made the right decision.
This is a great way for your 7-year-old to organize her accessories and jewelry, for fun and dress-up. It will help her learn to appreciate her stuff as well as learn the value of organization.
- Beautiful design
- Plays music
- Many compartments
- One song only
- Only holds smaller jewelry
Vtech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX
Wearable tech is all the rage, so why shouldn’t your little girl get in on the action? In 2014, VTech introduced the original Kidizoom watch and it was a complete sellout. The DX takes that watch and pushes it to the next level, securing Vtech’s position as a leader in interpreting adult technology for kids in ways that are engaging, fun, and most importantly, make them feel really grown up while, of course, being completely age-appropriate.
VTech has maximized the latest technology to make this super easy to use and highly intuitive, even for the youngest kids. There are more than fifty different watch faces to choose from by swiping, and if you choose a face with a mouth icon on it, you can tap that to hear the time. There’s a camera, a voice recorder, as well as many games and activities to be played. In other words, this watch is crammed with cool stuff!
- Many watch faces, games and activities
- Included USB cable
- Short battery life
- Low camera quality it
Magformers Magnets in Motion
Magformers, the colorful construction sets that let kids build with magnetic pieces, now have movement incorporated into the building. With this set, your kid will get 300 pieces to build anything she can imagine using colorful geometric shapes that attach together on any side thanks to built-in magnets.
She can snap big and small gears into any square magnetic opening and add hexagon spinners to the backs of gears, then make the gears and structures move with the rechargeable power generator which can easily be incorporated into her structure by attaching magnetic squares to its sides. With the power gear on top of the generator, any gear touching the power gear will move when the generator is turned on. She can control the generator with a remote or the yellow button on the generator itself.
This fantastic set will really engage your kid in creative building as she explores magnets and spinning gears.
- Amazing for creative play
- Rechargeable power generator
- The structures don’t hold together very well
How to Choose the Best Toy for a Seven Year Old Girl?
In order to pick out the most appropriate gift for your princess, the first thing you need to look at, as always, are the developmental milestones and accomplishments for a 7-year-old girl.
Generally speaking, children of 7 are already pretty good at controlling their body, exhibiting high motor skills mastery, which means that most of them engage in physical activities, like running, swimming or even team sports. They already possess strong control of their muscles, as well as their fine motor functions. This means you can safely give her toys that rely on such skills and develop them further.
On the other hand, when it comes to mental development, at this age you can start to see a more pronounced learning style in your little girl. She may have a more abstract or philosophical approach to learning, preferring to think, rather than act, or she may be a very hands-on learner.
Whichever style she prefers, there are appropriate toys for you to choose, and we have included all styles and approaches into this list, so taking your pick should not be too difficult.
Seven-year-old girls are very self-aware. They want to express themselves in all manner of ways, and often toys are really helpful in that regard. Things like makeup and clothes are becoming more and more important as they grow older, and you will begin to see that your little girl is also starting to strive for perfection more than ever before.
She may already have some idea about her future aspirations and objectives, so she will become increasingly motivated by achievement. Needless to say, this can also be a double-edged sword. Striving for perfection can lead to disappointment and frustration, so it’s important to try to hit the ‘sweet-spot’ when it comes to the level of challenge.
Criteria we used
The main criteria we used for making this list have already been explained above, but what it all comes down to are mental, physical, emotional and social factors. Choosing the right toy that your little girl can put to proper use when it comes to learning can be hugely beneficial. Physically it can improve her stamina, strength and motor skills, as well as open her up to sensory learning.
Social and experiential
Her natural curiosity plays a huge part, since she will want to explore and experience everything in her environment. Therefore, toys that encourage such activities are a huge plus. These toys can teach her more about her world and help her develop her thinking, reasoning and problem solving skills.
Socially, a great toy can be a real asset too. It can teach her how to play with other kids and foster teamwork and friendship. At her age, social development is absolutely critical, and the right toy can go a long way in that regard.
If you’re looking for a way to give your kid a head-start in school, educational toys are a great choice. These toys have gone through a lot of change over the years, and nowadays we have very sophisticated and borderline ingenious ways to let our children learn through play.
These types of toys will develop your girl’s literacy, critical thinking, and even mathematical skill, and can be greatly beneficial in her early school years, but their benefits go beyond formal schooling. They will enhance some of her qualities that are not so exact and easily measured, such as self-esteem and creativity.
So never shy away from a great educational toy, like a scientific experiment, magnetic building blocks or even a puzzle, since those can create a feeling of accomplishment and teach your child to take pride in her great work.
How important is a toy’s developmental value?
Toys that focus on boosting your child’s development are essential. Such toys are a great contributor in enhancing your little girl’s social skills, creativity and spatial skills to name a few. At age seven, your kid has already developed some language and social skills, as well as dexterity, she can always improve on those as well.
At this time, she will also develop an interest in, and understanding of particular subjects, and maybe even have a hobby or two. With all that in mind, you can see how crucial the role of developmental toys is in your child’s growth and education.
Are all of these toys safe?
There’s absolutely nothing to worry about here. Toys that you find on this website are 100% guaranteed to be safe and enjoyable for your child. The variety that we have on display means you can make exactly the right choice when it comes to your girl’s needs, while at the same time not having to worry about safety issues. These toys will encourage your 7-year old’s mental stimulation and social development.
That being said, always trust your gut. If you think a certain toy is inappropriate for your child, or you think it might not fit well with her particular sensibilities, do not purchase it. You have the final word on what is best for your child.
Should I prioritize toys that develop mental or physical skills?
Both. We know that’s really not the answer you were hoping for, so we’ll elaborate somewhat. Toys that your little girl plays with should always challenge her both physically and mentally, but not necessarily always at the same time. What you really want is variety. Give her different toys that have different ways of challenging her. This will give her a great balance and maximize her progress.
We know the kind of frustration that can be caused by trying to find the perfect gift from a huge variety of choices. Trust us, we’ve been there. That is why we do what we do, and that is why we have been very thorough in selecting the 15 toys you have seen in this list. They are the most developmentally-appropriate and safest toys for a seven year old girl out there.
Many factors, some of which we’ve explained, come into consideration when we select these toys, so you should be confident that these choices are made with care and attention. We hope you can find a gift that you feel is perfect for your little girl.