Hoverboard Holiday Gift Guide: Best Hoverboards for Kids Age 7 to 11

In recent years, hoverboards have increased in popularity for several good reasons. Not only are they fun to ride, but they can also help kids improve their balance and coordination skills. Even better, they’re some of the fastest and most efficient personal transportation equipment around. The only issue? Picking which hoverboard is best for you and your family. It’s not easy to settle on one choice when there are so many options. Take a look at our list of the best hoverboards for kids 7-11. 

A Few Keys to Choosing the Right Hoverboard

Purchase hoverboards that are appropriate for your child’s weight. If you don’t, you may find your youngster saddled with an unsteady hoverboard with a slow speed and an even shorter lifespan, making their hoverboard experience a bummer.

Another guideline to look at is tire size. Hoverboard tire sizes range from 4.5 inches to 10 inches. While 4.5 inches are fine for the lightest hoverboards, most kids might do better with a 6.5-inch wheel—or higher if they want to go off-pavement. Rougher terrains need larger tires, so it helps to know where your child is going to ride.

In addition, make sure your child has the right protective gear to fully enjoy their hoverboard ride. That includes a helmet as well as elbow and knee pads. 

Now onto the fun part: picking that perfect hoverboard. Each of the following hoverboards varies in size, shape, durability, speed and color. While there are many hoverboard manufacturers available, SWAGTRON® hoverboards are unparalleled in looks, features and, above all, fun rides.

The All-New swagBOARD Twist T580

Kid squatting down while riding his swagBOARD T580 Twist
The brand-new swagBOARD T580 Twist with advanced features and safeguards.
  • Weight: 14 pounds
  • Wheel Size: 6.5 inches
  • Speed: 6 mph
  • Battery: LifePo™

BEST FEATURE: Advanced battery technology

Equipped with a LifePo™ battery, the swagBOARD Twist T580 offers peace of mind to parents.  Not only is its internal battery noncombustible and nonflammable when used properly and as intended, but it also comes with a five-year battery performance promise. 

This hoverboard is the perfect size for kids 7-11, and the flashing LED lights take it a notch above other rider’s boards. It’s lightweight, making it a great beginner hoverboard, and hoverboard fans love it for its ease-of-use as well! 

swagBOARD Twist T881

Close-up of woman standing on her swagBOARD Twist T881.
The light-up goodness of the lithium-free swagBOARD Twist T881 hoverboard.
  • Weight: 20 pounds
  • Wheel Size: 6.5 inches
  • Speed: 7 mph
  • Battery: Lithium-free

BEST FEATURE:  Lithium-Free Battery

While the swagBOARD Twist T580 uses a LifePo™ lithium battery, the T881 model is lithium-free. This hoverboard can go for 4.8 miles without needing a charge — perfect for an afternoon of fun! Plus the battery system is safeguarded against overvoltage and short-circuiting.

What else does the T881 offer? With its self-start, self-balancing feature, getting onto the hoverboard and finding balance is easier than ever. The balance allows riders to dash up 30-degree inclines and race back down again! Best of all, the T881 is available recertified, a good choice to go with if you aren’t sure if your kids are going to appreciate a hoverboard or if you just want to try one out. 

swagBOARD Twist Remix

  • Weight: 22 pounds
  • Wheel Size: 6.5 inches
  • Speed: 7 mph 
  • Battery: Lithium-free

BEST FEATURE: LED Light-up Wheels

Hoverboards already look cool, but the swagBOARD Twist Remix takes the coolness factor even further by lighting up. The Remix model also has an auto-balance feature that automatically balances any rider, making it perfect for younger kids. The Remix is another model with a lithium-free battery, giving this hoverboard bigger and better power to take on any terrain! 


swagBOARD T5 Classic

Kid riding on his swagBOARD T5 Classic.
Perfect for beginners — the swagBOARD T5 Classic with Learning Mode.
  • Weight: 18.9 pounds
  • Wheel Size: 6.5 inches
  • Speed: 7 mph
  • Battery: Lithium

BEST FEATURE: Great for Beginners 

Those looking for a starter hoverboard should check out the T5 classic. This sturdy model features non-slip footpads so you can rest assured knowing your child can get a firm grip on the board, helping them to remain stable. It also offers two different riding modes: learning and standard. Once your child has mastered the learning mode, they can ride like a pro with standard mode.

What fun stuff does this model offer? The T5 Classic makes for an awesome ride in particularly steep or hilly areas with an easy navigation system that allows young riders to go, stop, and twist and turn. This model can take on every kind of challenge while remaining highly reliable. 

swagBOARD Hero

Kid riding a swagBOARD Hero hoverboard into a play tunnel.
The swagBOARD Hero – Lithium-free but full of fun!
  • Weight: 22 pounds
  • Wheel Size: 6.5 inches
  • Speed: 7 mph
  • Battery: Lithium-free

BEST FEATURE: All around good pick

The Hero model is the go-to choice for those looking for the best bang for their buck. Another lithium-free battery option, this swagBOARD is known for its non-slip rubber tires that contribute to the smoothest hoverboard ride possible. It also has that much-loved automatic self-balancing feature to help your kid get their balance right off the bat.

Best of all, the Hero is lightweight, making it easy to carry from one park to the next. Like the Twist T881 model, the Hero is available recertified, making this another practical choice if you aren’t sure how dedicated to hoverboards your kid may be. 

There is no doubt about it. Hoverboards not only look cool, but they’re also a bunch of fun. Each of these SWAGTRON models is sure to make the perfect afternoon for any kid and remain the best hoverboard for kids 7-11! 

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