When you’re looking for fab gifts for 1 year old toddlers, you might be wondering where to start. With such a wide choice available, it can be confusing. Check out our extensive list of some of the best gifts around: from ride-ons to dine-ins, and bath time to music time, we’ve got the best ideas here.
VTech GearZooz Roll & Roar Animal Train
Gear up for some awesome animal fun with the VTech GearZooz Roll & Roar Animal Train, the perfect gift for 1 year old animal lovers who love to explore. With 15 interchangeable gears, little ones can learn about animals, colors, and even musical instruments as they mix and match the colorful parts.
It’s a lovely day for a hayride, so join in the fun as your young farmer goes along for the ride. This John Deere tractor comes with two connecting wagons, each holding two farm animals which make a realistic sound when pushed into their correct places, while the farmer plays “Old McDonald Had a Farm.”
He shoots…he scores! Or she, because this VTech Smart Shots Sports Center is suitable for boys and girls. Loaded with encouragement, each goal or hoop scored activates a plethora of cheers and positive phrases, and with both basketball and soccer, this center also comes with 50+ learning songs and phrases, plus shapes and numbers activities.
An oldie but goodie, the Little Tikes Rocking Horse has been a staple in children’s backyards for years. Suitable for ages 12 months to 3 years, this brilliant blue rocker comes with easy grip handles, and a high back seat to keep toddlers safe and secure. Ideal for both indoor and outdoor use.
As your little one cruises into their second year, let them cruise in style in the Step2 Whisper Ride II Ride on Push Car. This stylish ride comes in a bright blue, and features three cup holders (there’s one for mom or dad), seat belt, storage, and ‘whisper ride’ wheels for the smoothest journeys ever.
Say hello to BeatBo, the cutest little gift for any 1 year old who loves to dance! Press on BeatBo’s tummy or his feet to activate songs, dance moves, and learning and games, and choose from three play modes such as Freeze Dance, and Dance ‘n’ Move, for even more fun and funkiness.
Whether you prefer pushing or pulling your little tikes along, the Little Tikes 2-in-1 Cozy Roadster can accommodate. The handle can be situated at the front or the back of this gorgeous car, which comes with a canopy, two drinks holders, and a zippered storage area to keep belongings safe. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
Spark their imagination with a Spark Kitchen Sink. Just like Mommy or Daddy, your toddler can have a real working sink with a faucet that really flows with water! Complete with plates, cups, cutlery and more, this superb sink is perfect for role playing and doing pretend chores without risking your own best china!
Start your own little Einstein off on the road to multilingual excellence with the Baby Einstein Discovering Music Activity Table. With two play modes – music, and discovery – this table will teach your little linguist colors and numbers in English, Spanish, and French. With lights, drums, and melodies, it’s as easy as one, dos, trois!
Laptops are an integral part of our lives, and this versatile little version from VTech lets tiny techs get in on the action. With three play modes, toddlers can choose from music, shapes, or animals for interactive learning, and can activate more than 115 songs, tunes, and sounds to enhance their experience. For ages 6m+.
Fisher-Price Little People Caring for Animals Farm Playset
Press the button to open the barn, and step inside the wonderful world of Farmer Jed and his animals. Toddlers can help feed the animals, rotate the corn, and even have fun in the hayloft, before helping the animals settle down for a good night’s sleep. Farmer Jed and four animal figures included.
Starting out as a humble sock, these adorable kangaroos make stunning gifts for both toddlers and older kids, and could even be personalized by using old clothing they’ve grown out of for the pouch and ears (making a great keepsake for Mom, too). With step by step instructions, these magnificent marsupials could soon be yours.
Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand 'n Play Rampway
This is one toy which will really ‘stand up’ to your toddler, or is it the other way around? Measuring more than 2 feet tall, this race rampway will be home to the thrills and spills, as the two Little People race their cars to the finish, triggering lights and sounds along the way.
Mega Bloks make mega gifts for 1 year old toddlers who love to build. With 80 perfectly sized pieces designed for smaller hands, your junior architect can build weird and wonderful creations in a rainbow of colors, then take it apart and do it all again. Endless fun for ages 12m+.
The VTech Touch & Swipe Baby Phone is the ideal gift for 1 year old toddlers who want to be just like Mom and Dad. With 12 light-up ‘apps’, and a swipe screen, this gorgeous gadget allows storage of one number for easy ‘calling’, along with a calendar, clock, and weather ‘apps’ for realistic play.
If your little munchkin shows an aptitude for music, then the Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube is the perfect gift. This light up cube allows mini musicians to start the music, and then add or take away different instruments, such as the flute, violin, French horn, and the harp, for varying sounds and effects.
Welcome to the jungle! This plush ‘tree house’ carrier is home to four magnificent animals, and each one comes with its own realistic sound. These little animals are soft and cuddly, and perfect for teaching your tot the sounds these ‘beasts’ make. Set includes a monkey, tiger, elephant, and the king himself – the lion.
Featuring 75 songs and sounds, the VTech Sort & Discover Activity Cube will keep your tiny tots amused for hours. With seven activities, including colors, numbers, music, and animals, plus two electronic panels, this toy has enough lights, spinners, pages, and shape sorters to exhaust even the most curious of toddlers. Suitable for ages 9m+.
This adorable playset is certainly fit for a princess – in fact, there’s one already inside! The castle carrier features touch and close fasteners, and comes with a crinkle princess doll, a magic mirror, a unicorn toy with sound, and a squeaker wand, just right for tiny hands to play with. Surface-washable for newborns and over.
Your toddler doesn’t want to be wearing shoes indoors all the time, but still…hardwood floors can be a hazard as they get used to walking. These Tiny Captain Non-Skid socks solve the problem. With a strap across the top, these socks will stay put, while the silicone grips underneath make walking a doddle as they toddle.
The perfect gift for toddlers, the Little Tikes First Slide makes a great addition to their indoor or outdoor play. The three foot long slide is just the right size for little thrill seekers, while the handy fold away design makes it a hit with parents, too. Suitable weight capacity: 60lbs.
With six colors and seven songs, this LeapFrog Musical Rainbow Tea Set makes a tea-mendous gift for any 1 year old. With realistic tea ‘gurgling’ sound effects, and a clear window to view the tea ‘sloshing’ around, this adorable set teaches numbers, colors, matching, manners and more through the 50+ songs and sounds.
This cute little pup wants to go on walkies. As he is pulled along on his lead, this spotted sweetie will play songs and sounds as his legs move, or, when it’s time for a rest, his lead can be stored away and your tot can press the buttons to activate the learning content.
Toddlers will be bowled over with this fun game of tenpin bowling. Each of the ten soft foam pins are numbered, giving baby bowlers a head start in number recognition, while the two soft foam balls are light enough for tiny hands to carry, but strong enough to start perfecting those strikes, spares, and turkey buzzards.
With so many things to do on the WolVol Activity Cube, your toddler won’t know which to tackle first! Will they sing into the microphone? Remove the cell phone to call their BFF? Or take it for a spin using the steering wheel with realistic sound effects? One thing’s for sure – they’ll never get bored.
Whether on bottoms or feet, little ones will find a wealth of learning in the VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker. The activity center can be used on the floor, with its piano keys, spinners, shape sorters and lights, or attached to the walker for mobile fun and learning. With over 70 songs and phrases for every stage.
Hammer home the idea that DIY is fun when it’s done toddler style, with this adorable deluxe workshop. With light up power tools and cool sound effects, this bench will teach kids letters, numbers, and shapes, as well as tune their fine motor skills as they set to work with the toddler sized tools.
Keep toys neat and tidy with a personalized toy box from Personalization Mall. Measuring 30 1/2L X 18″W X 19 1/2″H, this beautiful box can be printed with your child’s name in one of three fonts, and is available in a variety of colors. Fitted with a safety hinge to protect little fingers.
This DIY project is a 2-in-1, as it contains not one but two links to patterns needed to complete the gift – one for the plush alphabet, and another for the little drawstring bag to keep them in. Deceptively simple, these little letters each contain a magnet, making them a colorful alternative to plastic fridge magnets.
For a DIY gift that no-one will believe you have made yourself, check out this tutorial from A Beautiful Mess. Looking far more complicated than it is, this large plush animal play mat requires only beginner skills and around one day to make, plus a short list of materials needed for the job.
Little Tikes Go and Grow Lil' Rollin' Giraffe Ride-on
Totally kid-powered, this adorable giraffe ride on toy makes a beautiful gift for toddlers who like to be on the move. Suitable from the age of 12 months, this trike has a wide wheel base at the front, and an oversized wheel at the back, making for even more stability, and includes customizable spot decals.
Sometimes the simplest of toys are best, and there’s nothing simpler than a ball. This set comes with four balls included, in red, yellow, green, and blue, as well as a hand pump to keep them inflated and ready for use. Phthalates and heavy metals-free, these balls are suitable for 1 year olds and over.
Gifts for 1 year olds don’t always have to be toys – sometimes it’s nice to give something they can look back on in later years. These personalized height charts are just such gifts. Available in blue, pink, or tan, these canvas charts measure from 24” to 57”, and make beautiful keepsakes as they grow.
Fisher-Price Little People Lift 'n Lower Fire Truck
One of the hottest gifts for 1 year old wannabe fire fighters, the Fisher-Price Little People Lift ‘n Lower Fire Truck is a dream come true. With a moveable ladder, fire hose, lights, and more than 25 sounds, songs, and phrases, this tot sized truck comes with two fire fighters and their little dog mascot.
Pull and Go cars are ideal gifts for 1 year old babies on the move, and Melissa and Doug have brought out four of them. Each one (including a police car and fire truck) features a kind-to-baby soft body, and can be pulled back, released, and let go, encouraging crawlers and toddlers to go after it.
The perfect gift for your little speed demons, this remote control cartoon car means they don’t have to miss out on the RC fun. With a removable driver, this adorable car comes with fun honking sounds, music, and even flashing headlights for when other toys get in the way, and will drive forwards or reverse/turn.
Among the best gifts for 1 year old toddlers are those which have stood the test of time. This barn shaped See ‘n Say toy will teach tots fun facts about 16 different animals, as they start the fun by choosing a page, turning the arrow, and pulling the lever. With quiz mode and music.
Playskool Friends Sesame Street Elmo and Friends Gears
For child powered fun, you can’t beat the Elmo and Friends Gear Play set from PlaySkool. Each of the eight differently colored gear wheels features a smiling Sesame Street character, and can be removed, swapped, and even stacked, while babies can press Elmo’s nose to make the gears turn, with no batteries required.
If your child is a fan of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, they will adore having their very own plush Mickey Mouse, especially when they squeeze his hand and hear him sing their favorite song “Hot Dog Dance”. And that’s not all – Mickey also sings the Clubhouse song, and says many of his best loved phrases, too.
Elmo has been a favorite of Sesame Street fans for a long time, and now your child can learn their alphabet with Elmo by their side. Little ones can squeeze Elmo’s tummy to hear and join in with the alphabet song, or to activate 14 fun phrases to make them laugh.
Melissa & Doug Soft Whose Feet? Activity Baby Book
Who do those dangling tootsies belong to? Your little foot detectives can take their investigations step by step as they try to discover whose feet are hanging down, and help poor old Crocodile to find his own. With crinkly feet and a squeaking nose, this machine washable cloth book will delight even the youngest readers.
Every day is like a birthday to a toddler, with so much to learn and discover, so let them have their own pretend birthday cake with this fab toy. Count the candles as they light up, blow them out again, and even hear the birthday song every time the balloon is pressed. For ages 12m+.
Fisher-Price Little People Mickey & Minnie's House
Gifts for 1 year old Disney fans don’t come much cuter than this! Neighbors Mickey and Minnie’s houses hold lots of interactive fun for curious tots. With opening doors, press-able teapots, mailbox (with letter inside) and even a spinning weathervane, these BFFs also enjoy regular visits from Pluto, when he’s not snoring in the doghouse.
Mirrors are fun enough for tiny tots, but when you add in learning and music, the possibilities are endless. With fun ‘cosmetics’, this Magical Music Mirror provides ample opportunities for greetings, opposites, and color learning, too. Open and close the compact to hear fun songs, or bat at the roller for cause and effect.
Whether your 1 year old is in a high chair or sitting on the floor, they will adore playing with the Infantino Pat and Play Water Mat. This beautiful toy is BPA free, and uses vibrantly colored, cheerful sea creatures to captivate youngsters as they pat the mat to make them ‘swim’ in the water enclosed.
Squishies are big news for such a small item, but they’re so much fun! This pack of 20 mostly bakery items (with a few pandas thrown in), are cream scented and make great sensory toys – just squish them hard and watch them slowly rise again. ‘Kawaii’ settle for something less exciting? Non-toxic and safe.
Bath time will be much more fun with these happy little fellas! Bobbing up and down in the water, little ones can play peek-a-boo with both the polar bear and the penguin as they hide in the bath bubbles, and, as they are watertight, there is no risk of mold and mildew forming.
A favorite babyhood game, Peek-a-boo still enchants babies and toddlers today. Let Elmo take over – he never tires of playing, and makes a beautiful gift for 1 year old peek-a-boo enthusiasts. Hiding behind his soft blue blanket, Elmo will peek out, saying one of 13 phrases, along with his famous giggle. Batteries included for out-of-the-box fun.
Toys needn’t cost the earth, and this red and yellow dump truck certainly won’t. Made entirely from 100% recycled plastic milk containers, this vehicle has no metal parts, and features a working dumper so that kids can make believe to their heart’s content. BPA, phthalates, and PVC-free for peace of mind.
If you love to give homemade gifts, this blog post is for you. The Yoyo Plush Dog is brought to you courtesy of Craft Passion, and uses various fabrics and other sewing paraphernalia to produce this beautiful puppy, complete with floppy ears and lolling tongue.
Using an internet connection, this cuddly little pup can be taught your child’s name, which she will learn, remember, and even spell out loud. With more than 15 personalizable activities, Violet also comes with dozens of songs and lullabies (via the app), with an optional 5, 10, or 15 minute setting.
Try a xylophone for your mini musicians, and they won’t be able to compose themselves. They will love the clear sound of the eight brightly colored metal keys as they strike them with the two wooden mallets included, and the bonus eagle whistle which comes with it will be a real feather in their musical nests.
Serve up fun and laughter with the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Sweet Manners Tea Set. With a light-up spout, the teapot also has a pressable teabag which activates lights, songs, and sounds, and shape sorter ‘treats’ for even further learning opportunities. Along with the tray, there are 10 play pieces for make believe and learning.