In this guide we’ll look at the best toys for 1 year old boys and girls.
We’ve compared design, build quality, educational value and cost
to give you our top recommendations.
The Fisher Price Little People Disney Princess Palace is the perfect, musical gift for one year old children. There are 7 different areas of play, and the working elevator enhances motor skills along with imagination. Possibly one of the best gifts for one year old girls, this cute little castle will encourage hours a play.
The LEGO DUPLO My First Number Train Building Set is one of the top gifts for one year olds. A buildable train, numbered in sequence with bright primary colors, this toy encourages stacking and early number learning. It comes equipped with a cute little puppy, and the train can easily turn into a dog house!
This adorable Fisher Price Little People Disney Snow White’s Cottage, is one of the best gifts for age one there is! Your little one can play pretend for hours with these round little figures. Little People are incredibly easy to hang on to, inspiring tiny hands to use big imaginations.
Hape City Building Blocks are make wonderful gifts for one year old girls and boys. Your little one will be able to create countless cityscapes and include multiple characters. This amazing toy seems so simple, but encourages dexterity, creativity and active playtime. With a child safe, non-toxic finish to boot!
It doesn’t get more back to basics than the HABA Basic Building Blocks 102 Piece Wooden Set. Not only does this set make for stronger motor skills and imagination development, but it’s made from completely sustainable Beech wood sourced from Germany. This toy is responsible in every sense of the word.
The Fisher Price Little People Surprise and Sounds Home boasts more than 50 sounds, songs and phrases. Top rated among gift ideas for one year old girls, this little home brings hours of fun as little ones recreate living in their very own house! Alarm clocks, working kitchen appliances and more contribute to home care skills.
This soft Manhattan Toy Baby Stella Nurturing First Baby Doll is so cuddly, and one of the best gift ideas for one year olds that love a good snuggle. Embroidered, and detailed facial features keep little minds intrigued. A removable cloth diaper is magnetized and easy to change. Wonderful for play and nighttime security.
The VTech Roll and Learn Activity Suitcase is one of the best gifts for one year olds. It’s completely musical and interactive, with a removable travel accessories and an easy to grab handle. Sturdy wheels make it wonderful for wobbly legs to drag along. This suitcase opens up to “pack” and plays 25 songs and melodies!
The Country Critters Wooden Activity Play Cube by Hape in one of the best gift ideas for toddlers there is. This five sided play block will literally provide hours of fun, from shape sorters to toy turnplates. This play cube is made of sturdy wood, child safe materials and water based paint. Your little one will love it!
The Battat Wooden Activity Cube Discover Farm Animals Activity Center is one of of the top gifts for one year old boys. Adorable little farm animals encourage motor skill development, hand-eye coordination and cause-and-effect play. This wooden classic toy will ensure your little one never runs out of things to spin.
This chemical free Ecotribe Wooden Horse Toddler Swing is a safe, reliable and sturdy option if you’re in a need of the perfect gift for a one year old. You can use this swing indoors or out, with the safety seat buckling completely around your little one for protection. Safety isn’t restrictive here, and there is tons of room to wiggle around and have fun!
This Playz 5pc Kids Playhouse Jungle Gym is at the top of the list for best gift ideas for one year olds. The jungle gym has easy assembly, it just pops open to reveal hours of play. A maze, ball pit, soft thick design and breathable mesh walls make this toy toddler safe, made with babies in mind.
This snuggly GUND Philbin Teddy Bear is the ultimate in cuddles. The rich chocolate brown color of this cozy bear is wonderful, and perfection among gifts ideas for little ones. They love the look of this big teddy bear, and it makes for wonderful bedroom decor! Big enough for tiny ones to crawl all over, and great for lounging while watching cartoons.
The GUND Peter Rabbit Stuffed Animal is beautifully made, holding up to exceptional GUND standards. This cute little bunny will make a great gift for any little one on your Easter list. Truly one of the best gifts for one year olds, Peter Rabbit is soft, and perfectly complete with his blue coat and messenger bag.
The Jellycat Bashful Marty Moose is the cutest little moose ever! One of the best gifts for one year old boys or one year old girls, Marty Moose is well made, soft and cuddly. He’s huge, so he makes a good snuggler for quiet time. Suitable for 12 months and older, this amazing stuffed animal will make a great bedroom toy.
The Mega Bloks John Deere Dump truck is, not surprisingly, one of the best gifts for one year old boys. Mega Bloks a great for tiny hands, easy to hold onto and you can put your block collection right inside the truck! The truck can vroom all over the floor, and your little guy can haul his other toys in it too!
The Fisher Price Little People Sit ‘n Stand Skyway is so much fun. It stands about three feet tall and has includes two Little People wheelie toys. This cute toy converts from a roadway to a standing tower, and it’s easy enough for little ones to do on their own. Little People are easy to operate, and this tower will work with all Wheelie cars!
This Thomas and Friends Fisher Price train track playset is a great first set for any little train lover. Thomas can be used on and off the track, pick up loads along the track and Thomas’ friends as well! Thomas’ eyes and mouth move when he talks, and keeping him on the track helps to hone hand-eye coordination!
The Thomas and Friends Fisher Price My First R/C is definitely one of the best gifts for one year olds! This remote control car is so much fun. It teaches direction, with an easy to hold remote control that offers hours of play! Your little one will be able to take Thomas everywhere they go!
The VTech Sit to Stand Alphabet Train provides three modes of play. Toddlers can switch between floor mode, walker mode and then ride on! Truly a toy that goes with them, this sit to stand by VTech is tops the gift list for one year old kids. Motion sensors activate sounds when moving, providing endless entertainment!
The Step 2 Whisper Ride Push Car is a toddler classic that will supply your tots with hours of play! The Whisper Ride is wonderful for family walks, since littles can sit inside while you pull them along. When they learn to walk, they’ll have a blast pushing it! This is a toy you’ll have around for years.
The Fisher Price Rock, Roll and Ride Trike is one of the best gifts for one year old boys ever! Girls too, in fact. Three stages means tons of use. Your little one can take this trike from a rocker, to a push car to a bike that they can pedal themselves! The trike is super easy to convert, with no tools needed! Three in one fun!
The Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Fairy car is a fun spin on the ultimate classic. Topping lists everywhere as one of the best gifts for one year old girls, this little fairy car is the cutest. Completely kid powered, with an open/close gas cap and a working horn. Includes a high seat for safety and cup holders for juice to go!
What little peanut doesn’t want a Radio Flyer All Terrain Steel and Wood Wagon underneath the tree during the holidays? This wagon is timeless, with an all steel seamless body and no scratchy edges. Radius control prevents tipping, while the handle is perfect length for mom or dad. The RF gives a super smooth ride on any terrain!