great gifts for one year olds

Great Gifts For One-Year-Olds

One-year olds are always on the move, making practical gifts ideal. Consider toys that double as push toys or something soft like a plush giraffe that they can carry around comfortably.

Lovevery’s carefully curated play kits provide an excellent way to develop multiple skills simultaneously. This set teaches cause-and-effect learning, rotation, and spatial relationships and encourages motor skill growth.

Hape Scoot Around

The Hape Scoot Around is an ideal first push-bike scooter for toddlers 12 months or older. As they cruise around on its wooden rider, children will experience improved balance and muscle strength as they hurry along.

Steering is smooth and effortless yet limited in range to prevent tight turns or tipping over. This toy bike is genuinely the Goldilocks version – not too big or small but just right for an average new walker-turned-rider. Rubberized wheels protect floors from damage.

Crawligator Tummy Time Toy

Tummy time is an integral component of baby development, and this mobility toy encourages movement during tummy time sessions. Pediatric physical therapists frequently utilize it.

This mat’s curvature fits comfortably against a baby’s body, keeping them safe while they explore. Plus, its smooth ball caster wheels and adorable alligator design provide smooth rolling action and offer maximum enjoyment!

BabyBjorn Bouncer

The BabyBjorn Bouncer is a self-rocking bouncer that comes at a slightly higher cost yet is easy to clean (its fabric can be removed for machine washing) and looks stylish compared to similar products. Furthermore, no assembly is necessary.

BabyBjorn offers simple bouncing action that mimics the soothing womb-like motion infants find comforting, plus it folds flat for storage or travel – an excellent long-term investment.

Melissa & Doug Multi-Sensory Pineapple Soft Stacker Toy

Melissa & Doug recognizes the need for open-ended toys that encourage imagination and wonder in today’s overscheduled children as part of their mission to “take back childhood.” 

This cute stacker features soft fabrics and textures for infant development in sensory processing, fine motor control, problem-solving skills development, and sensory integration; this stacker provides infants the space and freedom they require to flourish. 

Featuring two soft fabric-covered rings (one which crinkles), durable plastic texture rings (with rattle base/post), and durable plastic texture rings (one with rattle base/post).

Fisher-Price Corn Popper

Fisher-Price Corn Popper is one of the most beloved toys for toddlers. This classic toy offers hours of entertainment. It is designed with an easy handle and is filled with vibrant balls that respond when pushed.

As children push it along, they develop their gross motor skills while learning about cause and effect. Plus, its vibrantly-colored balls keep children motivated.

Fisher-Price Crawling Crab

One-year-olds will adore this Amazon bestseller: an engaging crab that emits dynamic music when escaping obstacles. Perfect for developing muscles during tummy time and teaching balance!

Its non-toxic ABS material, polished smooth edges, and burr-free design make this toy entirely safe for babies. Perfect both indoors and outdoors to keep children entertained for hours on end!

Melissa & Doug Wooden Shape Sorting Grocery Cart

Melissa & Doug, infant and toddler toys, provide exciting moments of discovery that foster cognitive and motor skill development through hands-on play. Their delightful wooden cart is filled with engaging activities to develop cognitive and motor skills.

Young kids can sort colorful chunky food shapes through its sides or into two puzzle boards stored within, play a matching game roller drum game, or enhance imitatively pretend to play with its natural coffee cup that fits neatly in its cup holder!

Fisher-Price Little Doctor’s Case

At this age, toddlers are exploring their surroundings through objects. Low Kapalu believes gifts that help toddlers practice and develop new skills are essential.

An adorable doctor’s case filled with “medical” accessories like a stethoscope and fever thermometer are two great examples. 

Additionally, musical toys that teach colors and counting while encouraging children to use their hands provide invaluable lessons about using your hands for more than one task!

White Sneakers

One-year olds are full of new abilities and interests, making it hard to select toys to help them develop and practice those skills. Lovevery has created this carefully curated kit of developmentally appropriate toys that you can rely on as the best solution for toddlers.

Toddlers at this age develop a pincer grasp, holding two objects together with their fingers. This musical toy featuring a mini xylophone, clacking saddles, and maraca encourages their noise-making endeavors.

Pottery Barn Step Stool

Pottery Barn offers kids’ step stools designed for every space imaginable – from ultra-practical kitchen and bathroom options to personalized ones that double as bedroom or playroom decor. 

Choose from styles with easy carrying handles, two-tier designs, grippy materials that reduce tipping risks, two-tiered designs, grippy materials that prevent tipping off, two-tier designs with two tiers, or gripper legs to ensure safe stepping stools!

Spark your imagination with durable wooden food pieces for exciting cooking adventures and encourage chores to play with a dustpan, broom, and mop set.


As we wrap up our journey through great gifts for one-year-olds, it’s clear that the joy of giving is matched only by the delight these thoughtful presents bring to these little bundles of energy and curiosity. From interactive toys that spark imagination to cozy companions that offer comfort, each gift is a testament to the joyous spirit of early childhood.

Whether you’ve chosen a timeless classic or a modern marvel, the best gifts for one-year-olds foster development, encourage play, and create lasting memories. Embrace the giggles, cherish the wonder, and celebrate the milestones as these precious little ones embark on a growth journey. 

Happy gifting, and may these gifts contribute to the joy and magic of the early years! Stay tuned for more insights into the beautiful world of parenting and child development.


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