Gift ideas for 6-12 month olds

The best gifts and toys for 6 month old boys and girls | Mum's Grapevine

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 are our favourite gifts and toys for 6 month old boys and girls.

    • 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

Let’s eat

Love Mae Divided Plates

Love Mae ABC Divided Plate Sets ($39)

Bon appetite baby! Perfect for little foodies who prefer no-touch meals. This bamboo set is unbearably adorable. We love that its dishwasher safe for no-fuss cleaning too.

A pretty play gym

Done by Deer Activity Gym Dusty Pink

Done by Deer Play Gym ($159.95)

A super cute play gym that transforms the floor into a world of wonder for little ones. We love that the feet can be moved further apart to adjust the height of the toys – clever!

Giddy up partner

Wooden horse toddler swing, Squeak & Giggle
Eco Tribe Wooden Horse Swing ($139.99)

Lovingly handcrafted from smoothed birch wood, this unique swing can be used indoors or out for year-round fun.

Sleeping beauty

Ergopouch Sheeting Bag

Ergopouch Sleeping Bag ($36.95)

These lightweight sleeping bags keep baby snug as a bug while providing plenty of room for little legs to move freely. We love the two-way zipper – night time nappy changes are a breeze.

Cute crocs

OyOy Crocodile Rattles

OYOY crocodile rattles ($51)

Crocodiles never looked so cute! Knitted from 100% cotton these two are a snappy alternative to a traditional teddy. We love the fairy-like wings and teeny tiny feet.


Shake, rattle and roll

Geometric Rattle Trio, Hape

Hape Geometric Rattle Trio ($29.90)

Subtle, soft colours designed to fit into chunky little hands, these adorable rattles are made for shaking, banging and tossing to help with hand-eye coordination.

Cutie calling

Skip Hop - Zoo Unicorn Phone

Skip Hop Unicorn Toy Telephone ($34.95)

With her flashing horn and rainbow handle, this unicorn play phone is dialling all the right numbers. Sounds and songs and buttons to press keep little hands busy.

Chew Chew

Malarkey Chew Cube

Malarkey Chew Cube ($19.99)

This clever cube offers four-way sensory stimulation for teething tots. Large open holes help small hands to grip the cube while lumpy, bumpy edges give relief to tender gums. Plus, a mirrored rattle inside brings hours of fun to bubba’s ears and eyes.

Pop goes the rabbitPeter Rabbit Jack in the Box

Peter Rabbit Jack In The Box ($59.95)

A Jack in the Box that brings the Beatrix Potter classic to life. Watch the surprise in bubba’s eyes when their favourite rabbit pops out to say hello.

The first set of wheels

Plan Toys Baby Car

Plan Toys Baby Car ($25.95)

Push, pull, bend and vroom this gorgeous, chunky toy car for make-believe play, to improve hand-eye coordination or just for good, ol’ fashioned fun.

There you are!

Felt flap books by Ingela Arrhenius

Ingela Arrhenius Felt Flap Books ($12.99)

Go in search of creatures on every page of these family favourite board books and wait for the surprise at the end. Beautifully illustrated with bright bold colours.

Stacking time

B Toys ABC Block Party

B Toys Block Party ($55.39)

Stack them up then knock them down. These fabric baby blocks have interchangeable inserts that keep nimble fingers and thumbs intrigued as part of the building fun.


A ball for play

caaOcho Rainbow Sensory natural rubber

Caaocho Rainbow Sensory Ball ($29.95)

Bumpy, lumpy, colourful and rubbery – a delightful sensory ball perfect for playtime!

Teatime treat

Freddie the Firefly highchair toy, Lamaze

Lamaze Freddy the Firefly Highchair Toy ($29.95)

Let this fluttering fellow make waiting for mealtime so much more fun. He suctions onto any flat surface and has different textures, bits and bobs to keep baby occupied (great for taking along to restaurants).

Buckets of fun

Bucket set for the bath, Hape

Hape Happy Buckets Set ($24.95)

Each bathtime bucket has a different water drainage feature for splish sploshing about.

Sensory spheres

Oombee Balls Fat Brain Toys

Fat Brain Toys Oombee Balls ($53.95)

Open up a world of new textures with these colourful balls, which all fit neatly into each other just like Russian Dolls. Perfect for tummy time and those who are up and about and ready to chase!

A darn good ducky

Hevea Natural Rubber Duck

Hevea Natural Rubber Duck ($29.95)

Such a sweet bathtime friend. Made from natural rubber, he also makes a soft teether, and the clever one-piece design stops nasties from growing inside.

Fancy footwork

fish soft sole shoes, Donsje

Donsje Amigu Soft Sole Fish Shoes ($79)

Handmade from high-quality leather, these sweet fish-shaped shoes tick all the right boxes. With support for growing feet and a cute factor that’s hard to ignore they’re an absolute catch.


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