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25 Best Gift Ideas for 1-Year-Olds

by Samantha McIntyre


25 Best Gift Ideas for 1-Year-Olds
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Now that your little one is hitting a new milestone and making major strides moving from crawling to taking those very first steps and turning one, we’ve selected the best toys and books for your active toddler. From sweet stuffed animals to educational toys, check out our roundup of the best gift ideas for 1-year-olds that will stimulate and entertain your busy babe.

 

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Baby GUND Lena Lamb

Price:$24.00

Your little 1-year-old may still be way too young to start counting sheep before bed, but any age is perfect for cuddling this cozy Baby GUND Lena Lamb for comfort. The soft, stuffed sheep plays Brahms' lullaby to help sweetly lull your tiny, tired babe to sleep. Appropriate for all ages.

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'Where Is Baby's Belly Button?' A Lift-the-Flap Book by Karen Katz

Price:$6.00

Peek-a-boo! We see baby enjoying this super cute flip book filled with questions for your little one to explore and discover the answers. Where are baby's eyes? Where are baby's hands? Where are baby's feet? Look no further than under the flap to find them. Where Is Baby's Belly Button? is a great gift and teaching tool for 1-year-olds.

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Radio Flyer Busy Buggy

Price:$35.00

Now that your 1-year-old is actively taking baby steps from crawling to cruising, this fire engine red Radio Flyer Busy Buggy is ready to drive imaginations wild with 17 interactive sensory features including fun sounds, a spinning steering wheel, sliding beads and moving gears. Can be used as a push walker or a ride-on toy. Appropriate for ages 12 months to 3 years.

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Little Tikes First Slide

Price:$34.00

The perfect indoor/outdoor sliding board, this colorful Little Tikes First Slide encourages physical activity and improves balance and coordination in 1-year-olds. Easy construction for mom and dad with snap-in pieces. The slide can accommodate children up to 50 lbs. Appropriate for ages 18 months to 6 years.

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Mega Bloks Big Building Bag, Trendy (80 Piece)

Price:$20.00

Perfect for budding little builders, this Mega Bloks Big Building Bag comes with 80 colorful connecting pieces for constructing toys and towers to build and take apart. This gift for 1-year-olds comes in a convenient carrying case to easily tote to grandma's house for hours of playtime fun! Appropriate for ages 12 months to 5 years.

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Joyshare Pounding Bench Xylophone and Shape Toys

Price:$37.00

Develop baby's musical gifts with this Joyshare Pounding Bench Xylophone and Shape Toys. This colorful set comes with a xylophone, tap table, three balls, a wooden mallet and six blocks. We think it’s one of the best gifts to help 1-year-olds fine-tune their motor skills. Appropriate for ages 12 months and up.

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VTech Ring and Learn Cash Register

Price:$25.00

Calling all small shoppers! This VTech Ring and Learn Cash Register comes with a basket filled with plastic pretend foods to purchase, a register with colorful buttons, a scale, cash drawer and credit card slot. Features fun sounds, songs and music. Appropriate for ages 12 months to 3 years.

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'If My Love Were a Fire Truck: A Daddy's Love Song' by Luke Reynolds and Jeff Mack

Price:$17.00

If My Love Were a Fire Truck: A Daddy's Love Song is a sweet picture book about the bond between father and son, with beautifully illustrated descriptions detailing the many boundless ways dad loves his little boy, including, "If my love were an elephant, it would stomp from tree to tree. And if my love were a great blue whale, it would splash across the sea." A great gift for the 1-year-old boy who has everything and a perfect bedtime story to read to your favorite little guy!

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VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Press and Race Monster Truck Rally

Price:$22.00

Ready, set, go! Your little racer will get revved up playing with this VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Press and Race Monster Truck Rally. Features spinning flames and over 30 songs, phrases and sounds and 16 track pieces. This gift is appropriate for ages 12 months to 5 years.

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Fisher-Price Little People Happy Animals Habitat Share and Care Safari

Price:$60.00

A fun toy for tiny pet lovers, the Fisher-Price Little People Happy Animals Habitat Share and Care Safari stands over two feet tall and features a safari guide, six animal figures, and discovery buttons with animated lights, sounds and songs. This makes a great educational gift for 1-year-olds, as the colorful pieces are perfect for developing hand-eye coordination.

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Fisher-Price Little People Travel Together Friend Ship

Price:$21.00

Ahoy, young matey! Imaginations will set sail on this Fisher-Price Little People Travel Together Friend Ship, which features fun, boat-themed play pieces, songs and sounds. Bonus: This colorful toy from Target also helps 1-year-olds to strengthen dexterity. Appropriate for ages 12 months to 5 years.

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Jellycat Bashful Beige Bunny Stuffed Animal, Medium, 12 inches

Price:$23.00

The perfect gift for a shy 1-year-old, this super soft, medium-size Jellycat Bashful Beige Bunny Stuffed Animal is a perfect companion and a wonderful plush pal to keep your little one company in the crib. Appropriate for ages 3 months to 12 years.

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'Mary Poppins ABC Board Book' by Dr. P. L. Travers, Mary Shepard

Price:$9.00

Everyone’s favorite nanny returns with loads of lessons to teach your 1-year-old in this fascinating picture book filled with fun words, as each page explores many sayings starting with each letter of the alphabet like, "D is for Disastrous Dinner, but the roast Duck, Dumplings, and Dates for Dessert are Delicious." In short, everything about this delightful Mary Poppins ABC Board Book is delectable!

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Melissa & Doug Farm Animals Jumbo Knob Wooden Puzzle

Price:$17.00

When it comes to educational toys for one-year-olds, this wooden Melissa & Doug Farm Animals Jumbo Knob Wooden Puzzle is a perfect fit for 1-year-olds to develop fine motor skills. The puzzle comes with eight colorful animal pieces to teach your tiny puzzle player how to find the right match. Appropriate for ages 12 months to 5 years.

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Melissa & Doug Pretty Purse

Price:$24.00

Phone, check! Keys, check! Melissa & Doug Pretty Purse to arm your toddler with style? Check! This super cute accessory includes a handy mobile phone that rings, a child-safe mirrored compact, a coin purse and four cushioned, countable coins. Appropriate for ages 18 months to 3 years.

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Dream Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison

Price:$9.00

A wonderful book to let your little one know that there's nothing they can't do! Dream Big, Little One is an empowering board book featuring 18 trailblazing African-American women who made history by breaking barriers and changing the world thanks to their astonishing achievements. A perfect gift for teaching your 1-year-old to always reach for the stars!

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Playskool Friends Sesame Street Tickle Me Elmo

Price:$30.00

Get ready for loads of laughs while your one-year-old plays with this Playskool Friends Sesame Street Tickle Me Elmo. Squeeze Elmo's foot or tummy to hear him laugh and say funny phrases. Cute and cuddly, Tickle Me Elmo makes an entertaining gift that’s best for ages 18 months to 4 years.

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Fisher-Price Little People Loops 'n Swoops Amusement Park

Price:$45.00

Get ready to enjoy the ride with this Fisher-Price Little People Loops 'n Swoops Amusement Park. With fun twists and turns, your 1-year-old can race cars through lights, sounds and spinning action. Standing over two feet tall, this racing track is appropriate for ages 18 months to 5 years. Requires three AA batteries.

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LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book

Price:$18.00

Prepare your little linguist to learn bilingual words and songs with this LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book. This cute gift is a page-turner that will keep your 1-year-old engaged with fun sounds and pictures. Appropriate for ages 18 months and up. Requires two AA batteries.

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CatchStar Basketball Shooting Game for Kids with Sounds and Light Function

Price:$34.00

Little sports stars will love this CatchStar Basketball Shooting Game! Your talented tyke can score slam dunks and have a ball playing with this active toy. Features lights and sounds and an adjustable basket height. This is a gift that’s ideal for developing coordination and fine motor skills. Requires three AA batteries. Appropriate for ages 12 months to 3 years.

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LeapFrog Sweet Treats Musical Deluxe Tea Set

Price:$25.00

It’s tea time for your little lady with this LeapFrog Sweet Treats Musical Deluxe Tea Set. Your 1-year-old girl can properly host teddy and her favorite dolls with this entertaining set. Features a colorful collection of cups, cakes, pastries, and a singing teapot that lights up and plays seven songs. Requires two AA batteries. Appropriate for ages 12 months to 3 years

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Hape Maple Wood Kid's Building Blocks

Price:$12.00

Perfect for piling, stacking and constructing tall towers, the Hape Maple Wood Kid's Building Blocks will help your tot to strengthen motor skills while developing hand-and-eye coordination. The wooden block set contains 50 colorful pieces to build your 1-year-old's imagination. Comes with a canvas bag for convenient storage. Appropriate for ages 12 months to 3 years.

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Pottery Barn Kids Nursery Horse Rocker

Price:$149.00

Yee-Haw! Saddle up and get ready for a fun ride on this adorable Pottery Barn Kids Nursery Horse Rocker. The plush, pretty pony has sturdy wood handles and wooden runners (which can be personalized for an additional fee) for a gentle rocking motion that your little will simply love. This galloping gift is appropriate for ages 12 months to 5 years.

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Fisher-Price Little People Sit With Me School Bus

Price:$13.00

The wheels on this bus go round and round, and your little one will love the songs and sounds on the Fisher-Price Little People Sit With Me School Bus. Perfect for little hands, the bus comes with three Little People figures, flashing lights, and a swiveling stop sign (just like a real school bus!). Your 1-year-old will have tons of fun pretending to go off to school. Requires three AA batteries. Appropriate for ages 12 months to 5 years.

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Noisy Trucks (My First Touch and Feel Sound Book) by Tiger Tales  

Price:$13.00

The Noisy Trucks picture book is a perfect gift for tiny truck fans who will love the sights and sounds in this fun, interactive board book. Go trucking along as each page is filled with push buttons for your 1-year-old to hear trucker noises from honking horns to the rumble, tumble crash sounds of these sturdy big rigs.