I put together a list of gift ideas for 1 year olds to help give you some gift giving inspiration for Christmas, birthdays, or just because gifts that they will love.
As a mom to a 1 year old myself, I have tested out these gifts and they are all baby and mom approved. I wanted to give you some different ideas for every budget so you can choose what you think works best for your wallet. I tried to pick items that were gender neutral so they can work for every baby.
I did receive products in exchange for being featured in this post so my son and I could try them out before recommending them to you. Affiliate links may be used in this post. If you make a purchase, I will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.
I will be adding to this list throughout the holiday season. Make sure to come back often to see what new products have been added.
Apparel Gift Ideas for 1 Year Olds
Pediped Originals® Shoes
The Pediped Originals® are a great first shoe for your baby. The soft, flexible soles allow children to closely mimic barefoot walking. Originals® are made of the highest quality leather on the market and they also feature a soft foam insert between leather layers. They are great for kids aged 0-24 months. We have the Adrian Navy/Grey/Red style but they come in so many styles and colors for both boys and girls.
ergoPouch Long Sleeve Pajamas 0.2 TOG
The ergoPouch Long Sleeve Pajamas 0.2 TOG are perfect for spring and fall. Made from GOTS certified organic cotton, they are stretchy and breathable for comfort and warmth during sleep. They have 3-way zips for easy diaper changes and dressing, foldover hand and foot cuffs, and zip guards. Available in sizes 0-2Y in four different patterns and colors.
Imaginative Play Gift Ideas for 1 Year Olds
Wonder Space Ball Pit and Balls
My son absolutely adores his Wonder Space Ball Pit! He plays with it every single day. The ball pit is very plush and made of memory foam-like sponge. The fabric can zip off to be washed or you can spot clean it. The ball pit comes in a square or round variety along with a beautiful variety of soft neutral colors to go with any decor. The balls are sold separately and come in a wide range of colors and even mixed varieties. We have the pastel mix and they are gorgeous!
Soozier 5-Piece Indoor Lightweight Stackable Multicolor Blocks
Most 1 year olds love to crawl and explore, so this Soozier Stackable Block Set is perfect! You can stack or configure them in any way you would like to encourage your little one to move and explore. Helps with hand-eye coordination and motor skills. They are easy to wipe and clean. Use code aosomspecial10 to save 10%.
LOVEVERY The Block Set
The LOVEVERY The Block Set is probably the most gorgeous set of blocks I have ever seen. They are very high quality and come with a huge activity guide book to give you ideas on how to play with them. It has 70 heirloom quality pieces that work with each other in more than 20 stage-based activities. Arrives in a wooden storage box that converts into a pull car. Safe for your baby, made from sustainably harvested FSC-certified wood and water-based paint and finishes.
The Pioneer Play Kit
The Pioneer Play Kit is also from LOVEVERY and is geared toward 16, 17, and 18 month olds. The kit lets them experiment with cause and effect, use both hands at once to complete a task, and learn about a wider range of emotions. Includes items like: puzzle, race ramp, board book, threadable bead kit, play guide, and more.
Toys and Books for 1 Year Olds
The Lulla doll plays soothing sounds of a real-life heartbeat and breathing for 12 hours, giving the feeling that someone is sleeping nearby when their caregiver can’t. The doll has 3 different volume settings. It also has a Velcro strap for safe attachment to a crib or car seat. The doll is machine washable and the fabric of the doll can absorb scent from caregivers if they keep it close to their skin before giving it to their child for added feeling of comfort and security.
Big Prayers for Little Kids Book
This beautifully illustrated Dayspring children’s book, Big Prayers for Little Kids, introduces children to eight of God’s attributes and includes simple prayers and Bible memory verses that help little hearts know God’s big heart of love for them.
Jingle Bells: A Musical Instrument Song Book
This Jingle Bells board book will be a hit this holiday season! When your baby places his finger over the music note on each page, they will hear a different part of the song “Jingle Bells” played by a real musical instrument. Each page features a different instrument. The illustrations are simply adorable!
More Gift Ideas for 1 Year Olds
Explore + Store Book Rack
I love this book rack for my son’s nursery! It is a part of the Honey-Can-Do Explore + Store Collection. The shelves are low so your child can easily get the books on their own. The beautiful neutral colors go with so many decor options. It is very easy to assemble and holds a lot of my son’s board books.
Explore + Store Kids Hanging Closet Organizer
This hanging closet organizer goes perfectly with the book shelf as it is from the same Explore + Store Collection. Includes 3 storage shelves for toy organization, stuffed animal storage or kids clothes. As well as mesh and fabric integrated bins for holding toys, socks, or even litlle shoes. Use code THEFRUGALGINGER to save 20% at Honey Can Do.
GoSili® 8oz Silibowl®, Silicone Food Storage Bowl with Lid
The GoSili Silicone Bowl with Lid is a versatile and fun option for food storage and snacking on-the-go. It’s perfect for fruit, animal crackers, and other yummy snacks. You can even use the lid as a plate! Use your SiliBowl in the dishwasher, microwave, freezer, with hot items, and with cold items. Soft, nontoxic, and eco-friendly!