Gift Guide: Best gift ideas for 6-12 month olds

Gift guide for 6-12 month olds

What an age of accelerated development! Between 6 and 12 months, babies turn into eating, crawling, cruising machines … and they might even be taking their first steps. These milestones bring with them a world of opportunities for play – and lots of toys to support their new skills!

Here’s our pick of the best gift ideas for babies 6-12 months.

  • Rolling Balls
  • Banging Toys
  • Bouncing To Music
  • Playing Peek-A-Boo
  • Eating
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Crawling

  • Tactile Balls
  • High Chair Toys
  • Activity Board
  • Jack-In-The-Box
  • Toy Telephone
  • Bucket And Spade

Time to stack

Jellystone Rainbow Teether Stacker

Jellystone Rainbow Stacker Teether Toy ($19.95): The retro-cool fun of a rainbow stacker cleverly combined with teething rings makes for a ripper multi-purpose toy.

My turn, mummy

Grabease baby cutlery, six colours available

Grabease Cutlery ($21.95): Easy hold, small yet chunky cutlery for chubby little hands just starting out on their solids journey. They’ll think they’re just like the big kids!

Friendly Fox

Skip Hop Roll Around Rattle Fox
Fox Roll Around Rattle ($17.95): The rolling, shaking and rattling fun is endless with this little friendly fox. Not only a great toy for helping hands keep busy but the rubber beads and outer detailing are perfect for teething tots too!

Hey, cutie!

Plan Toys Mirror Book Babies

Mirror Book ($34.95): Make bub the star of the story with an engaging book that has the cutest little one as the main character.

Shake, rattle and roll

Natural musical egg shakers

Duck Egg Shakers ($19): Beautifully tactile and easy for little hands to hold these egg shakers make a sweet, natural sound to engage and delight.

Open shut

Plan Toys wooden key rattle

Key rattle ($23.95): The cutest darn keys we ever did see, completely safe for teething babes and the gentle clickity-clack sound of clanking wooden keys is pretty hard to resist.

Bright lights

Kid O Activity Center

Activity Board ($65): Here’s a toy to stimulate all their senses. Bub’s tiny fingers can trigger lights, sounds and vibrations and there are objects for them to twist and tinker with too. With a handle on top, it’s easy to grab as you head out the door.

A handle on highchair toys


Grapple ($24.95): Keep little hands busy while seated in a highchair – perfect for keeping tots happily playing as dinner is cooking or while out and about.


Baby’s first swing

Baby's first swing

Outdoor Swing ($197.95): The gentle breeze in their hair and their legs kicking in the air, a sturdy, safe first swing brings the delight of playground fun to your backyard.

Big to small, make it tall

Fisher Price RockA-Stack
RockA-Stack ($21.89): A classic stacking toy with vibrant coloured rings to entice bub to play. The base also rocks back and forth helping them understand movement and basic interactions.

A ball for babies

CaaOcho Sensory ball

Rainbow sensory ball ($29.95): Bumpy, lumpy, colourful and rubbery – a delightful sensory ball perfect for playtime!

The hedgehog helper

Bead Mover High Chair Toy ($29.95): Save yourself the mealtime madness by having a little helper in the form of a highchair toy. The movable beads and spinning toys will keep bub’s fingers busy while you get to work on dinner. Win!


Make tummy time a hoot

Owl Be Back ($39.99): Watch their little faces light up as the colourful owl rolls and swirls about to its own musical beats. Part rolling toy, part rattle, it’s sure to make tummy time a hoot!

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We’ve collected a treasure trove of amazing gift ideas, from the latest must-haves from leading brands to the quirky but practical boutique finds. There’s something for everybody.

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