A whole year in the world, and how far they’ve come. Newly minted toddlers are busy pushing, pulling, stacking, poking, shaking and tipping things all over the place. They love getting around – whether it’s on foot, with a walker or cruising on a ride-on.
So now is the perfect time to gift some of those key ‘milestone’ toys that they’ll use for years to come.
Here are our favourite gifts and toys for 1 year old boys and girls.
- Opening And Closing Things
- Pressing Buttons
- Banging, Poking & Shaking Things
- Tipping Things Out Of Containers
- Saying First Words
- Walking (Maybe!)
15 gifts and toys for 1 year olds
Here are our top gifts and toys for 1-year-old boys and girls.
Turning waste plastic into award-winning, super clever bikes is all in a day’s work for Wishbone. This beauty is a 3-in-1 wonder, that helps them learn to walk with three wheels, and converts to a balance bike once pint-sized easy riders are on the move.
A clever pull along with hidden talents, this snappy guy is all about getting little minds ticking over. Sort the coloured shapes into their right hole, and then try and work out how they reappear from the Croco’s tummy.
Glide away home
All aboard the buzzy bee express! The Wheely Bug’s padded body is comfy to sit on, her wobbly feelers are a giggly delight and she goes backwards, forwards, sideways and round and round.
Baby, you can drive my car
Non-toxic, large and softly padded for curious crawlers, the Freddy & Co Road Trip Play Mat puts active little minds in top gear. We love the waterproof coating – it makes wiping spills a cinch.
Their name up in lights
The gentle, ambient light of Mylight is just the ticket for a dreamy, comforting nursery glow. High quality, handmade, and personalised with their name, the energy-efficient LED lighting produces minimal heat for safety.
A new twist on an old favourite, the soft linen ears and tail and PVC-free plastic body make this pounding bench a textural delight. Helping to hone motor skills and co-ordination, all in the shape of a cute piggy!
Up and walking
Both a walker for on-the-go tots and storage for their favourite toys, the Kinderfeets Cargo Walker is perfect for bubs learning to stand on their own two feet. Handmade with birchwood, the rubber wheels make for scratch-free fun.
Come fly with me
A lightweight plane that’s just the right size for little hands and big imaginations. Crafted from fine-textured beech with a moveable propellor, their name engraved on the wing makes it a true keepsake.
Plush little pup
Meet Bailey – she’s a cuddly companion perfect for tots learning to talk. Programmed to tell short stories, ask questions and explore sounds, numbers, letters and more, she’s an adorable addition to help their language skills develop.
With their delightful backstories and gorgeous detailing, Jose and Carmelo are best mates who are street smart and partial to a margarita and make a mean tortilla. Friends ’till the end, this duo is a delightful gift for imaginative little souls.
A simple, sweet puzzle for pint-sized palaeontologists to develop their problem solving and fine motor skills, the adorable little dinos are also a tactile wonder and perfect for pretend play on their own.
Crafted for perfecting the all-important pincer grip, these rainbow-coloured crayons make learning to draw fun and easy for pint-sized Picassos.
A double-sided musical must-have toy for one year olds who love to make a tune. With a xylophone, spinners, drum, glockenspiel and mallets it’s a beautiful sensory experience.
Young egg-splorers at the ready, what’s hiding in the shells? Crack them open to find funny faces and bright colours, then find their shape to put them back in the right spot.
Hook, line and sinker
Your little landlubber can find their sea legs and help Alice and Cesar catch all three fish in their net during bath time. The neoprene material helps the boat float and also dry super quick.
Mix, match, twist and snap
The multi-award-winning Lalaboom is a collection of 24 interlacing beads and accessories that provide non-stop open-ended learning. With different textures, vibrant colours and twisting movements, the set stimulates a Montessori approach to learning.
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