10 Ultimate Gift Ideas for 1 Year Olds

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Are you stuck trying to find gift ideas for a 1 year old?

Are you an aunt?  Grandparent? First time parent? Look no further! I have compiled a list of the top 10 Ultimate Gift Ideas for 1 year olds!

If you are new around here, you might be wondering how I possibly came to this wealth of information! I am happy to share that my two youngest were born 20 months apart and are currently 2 (boy) and 1 (girl).  Honestly, my living room often looks like a toy store threw up in it. Rest assured you are getting tried and tested current toys that my toddlers use every day!

To say that we have gone through a lot of toys the last few years is an understatement. In our house, 1st birthdays are a big deal and we throw a big party with family and friends. So on top of the items we have purchased, my two youngest have each had their first birthdays and were blessed with lots of presents from family and friends.

I recently went through their toy stash and removed all the baby toys and toys they don’t play with anymore. I thought it would be helpful to round up their favourites and handle the work out of searching for the perfect present for you!

BONUS: They are great options for girls AND boys!

TIP: There are some smaller items that are great for taking to restaurants or if you are travelling with toddlers. 

I have linked all the items below. Keep in mind many kids gifts include the recommended age of use. Since 1 year olds develop so much in a year in speech, coordination, agility, comprehension and verbiage, these toys are educational and sure to grow with them throughout the year.


  1. 2-in-1 Learn & Zoom Motorbike  (English and French Edition)
  2. Step2 – Cascading Cove Sand and Water Table
  3. Touch and Feel: ABC
  4. Fisher-Price Little People Caring for AnimalsFarm 
  5. Brilliant Baby Laptop (English and French Edition)
  6. Fisher-Price Learn with Me Zebra Walker (English and French Edition)
  7. Bruin Under the Sea Bath Cups
  8. Oball Rattle and Roll Car (other colour options available)
  9. Step2 – Great Gourmet Kitchen 
  10. Just Like Home 35 Piece Jumbo Slice and Play Food Set

So there you have it! 10 Ultimate gift ideas for 1 year olds! Don’t forget to read my post on the Ultimate toddler activity here!

HOT TIP: Share this list with friends and family around holidays or birthday when they ask you what they should get!

Leave a comment below if you have any favourites of your kids that should be added to the list! And don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter if you want more ideas sent to your inbox!

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