Finding the perfect gift for 1-year-olds can be quite a challenge. At this stage, your little one is transitioning from being a baby to a toddler, and it can be difficult to determine what would truly capture their interest. You may find yourself pondering the question, "What in the world do I buy them?"
Fear not, as we understand the shopping dilemma that comes with this fun yet tough age. That's why we've carefully curated a list of the 25 best gifts for 1 year olds, ensuring that you no longer have to fret about making the right choice.
So, sit back, relax, and let us guide you towards finding the perfect present that will bring joy and excitement to your little one's world!
Gross Motor Play
This sturdy, high-quality balance board is designed to be used for jumping, rocking, twisting, balancing, and more. These open ended toys are great for your baby’s developing motor skills, and imaginative play! The perfect addition to a child’s room.
This foldable Montessori climbing arch is designed to grow with your child, fostering their motor skills, balance control, and creativity.Active and open-ended play, according to child development experts, is fundamental for the development of early childhood. A perfect present for 1-year olds as they learn to build strong little bodies
This climbing triangle encourages your little one to explore freely in a safe environment, promoting self-confidence and independence. Designed with inspiration from the Pikler method, this wooden climber improves balance control, enhances motor skills, and stimulates active play. Get ready for an abundance of fun!
Ride on toys make the best toys for a 1 year old! Kids will absolutely adore going on imaginative animal adventures with this incredibly soft and cuddly rocker.
The perfect transition from baby toy to a big kid bike! This infant balance bike is the best holiday or birthday gift for toddlers to learn walking and riding. It helps to develop babies and young toddlers' balance, steering, coordination, and gain confidence at an early age!
This Match & Roll shape sorter from Melissa & Doug is so much fun! Helps teach 1-year-olds color and shape recognition with its bright colors and shapes; encourages sorting skills, problem solving, and manual dexterity.
This ball pit brings hour after hour of active fun right into the playroom. A gift that's sure to wow little ones, it's perfect for getting out all that energy at home. Throw the balls as a great way to have young kids practice hand-eye coordination, then fill back up to jump into! Fill with neutral or colorful balls!
This soft building block set and stacking toy set makes a great gift for 1 year olds! Great fine motor skill practice, and teaching your baby cause and effect as they knock over towers they’ve built! These come in bright colors, and are soft and durable. Can also be used in the bath!
Create a sense of calm and safety at a very young age with a special stuffed animal! Cuddle + Kind produces ethically-made dolls that provide nutritious meals to children in need.
The Poke-a-Dot™ board book from Melissa & Doug encourages language development and are great baby toys for developing fine motor skills and language recognition!
These play kits make the best gifts! A play kit with high-quality products made just for your child’s developmental stage. Subscribe for the 13-18 month age range, get sensory toys and unlock brain-building skills!
This sturdy wooden walker provides your 1 year old with extra stability. This push toy features a wide handle, smooth wheels, and engaging activities like turning beads, rotating blocks, and twirling the mirror. It will keep them entertained until they're ready to move again!
Get your little one a Wee Baby Stella from Manhattan Toy! Wee Baby is the perfect first baby doll and birthday present for little ones. These first baby dolls are cuddly, come with a magnetic pacifier, and encourage social-emotional growth in young children through imaginative nurturing play.
One of the best gifts from Fat Brain Toys! Great for hand-eye coordination and teaching cause and effect.
Bath toys are great gift ideas for little people with a first birthday! Set sail with these stackable bath boats that encourage independent play for children of all ages. Packaged as a set of five stacking cups, these plastic boats link together to create a floating train of toys! So much fun and great for pretend play!
This book is captivating and engaging, making bath time a breeze for parents and entertaining for your 1-year-old and younger siblings.Just the right size for tiny hands!
Who doesn’t love a good squirt toy? These bath toys are made from high quality food grade silicone. They are designed with no small parts and have a soft and pleasant texture that little kids will love. Safe for babies to hold and put in their mouths.
A compact battery operated portable baby shower with a gentle flow. For newborns, infants and toddlers! Can be used as a bath toy in later stages, making it perfect for years to come!
These accessories not only make the bestselling IKEA highchair cuter, but also make it safer by helping establish proper eating posture. With over 50,000 possible combinations, you can customize to the max and make it uniquely yours!
As your baby grows into a toddler, they're ready to start mastering new mealtime skills. With the Mini Feeding Set (including the Mini Mat, Mini Spoon, and Mini Fork), Ezpz offers all the tools you need for independent mealtime with your one-year-old!
Baprons, the ultimate combination of a bib and an apron, offer comfort and safety. With their secure-fitting horizontal ties and full-coverage design, they are ideal for mealtime, art, and sensory play!
This silicone snack cup is specially designed with two small handles for easy gripping by tiny hands. It is spill-proof, making it perfect for babies on the go. The soft opening allows babies to slide their hands in and out effortlessly while keeping the food securely inside. A definite must-have for active toddlers!
Clothing + Accessories
A teething toy is one of the best gifts you can get for a baby! The soft, flexible silicone helps to massage and soothe while the natural wood provides a firm surface for chewing. Plus, the various textures help to stimulate your baby's senses. BPA-free, Lead-free, PVC-free, Phthalates-free.
These cozy two-piece sets are the perfect, effortless outfit for ages 12 months-18 months. Kids love the fabric - it is silky soft, breathable and stretchy!
These beautifully made pacifier clips are a great way for mom and baby to keep track of their most prized possession! Easily clip to baby’s outfit and never lose a pacifier again!