Gift ideas for your favorite 12 to 24 month olds
One year olds can be hard to shop for – especially if you’re a first time mom and you’re not sure what they would like or be appropriate for their age. In this gift guide for 1 year olds, you’ll find some of our favorite toys for little ones ages 12 to 24 months that our one year old daughter loves now and our son loved for many years. You’re sure to find something perfect for your little one this Christmas!
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1 Year Old Gifts
Fisher-Price Little People Christmas Train
My mother-in-law bought our daughter this Little People Christmas Train from Fisher-Price, and both of our kids have fun playing with this toy. It’s the perfect, festive toy for a 1 year old – and expect for them to play with this train all year round.
Melissa & Doug Poke-a-Dot Book:The Night Before Christmas
My daughter loves the Poke-a-Dot books from Melissa & Doug. It’s the one thing I can always count on to keep her occupied while we wait in the school pick-up line. This “Night Before Christmas” book would make a great gift for any little one.
Sesame Street Elmo’s On The Go Letters
This “on the go letters” learning case is a great way to help kids learn their letters and colors. I love that this case is easily portable – perfect for when you’re on the go visiting family during the holidays.
LEGO DUPLO My First Number Train
LEGO Duplos are a childhood staple toy, and this number train set is the perfect first set to gift your one year old.
Fat Brain Toys SpinAgain Kids Stacking Toy
This toy consists of 6 different cogs that can be stacked on a screw-like stand. What I’m saying is – you put the cog on the stand and it goes around and around until it reaches the bottom. And it’s really fun and engaging for both little kids and adults.
Melissa & Doug Pull-Back Vehicle Set of 4
Another toy that is much-loved in my house is this set of pull-back vehicles from Melissa & Doug. They’re soft, fun, and durable. We’ve had our set for 5 years, and they’re still in great shape.
Green Toys Stacking Cups
This classic toy is a must-have for all kids – and it’s not very expensive! I like how this set is a big of an upgrade from our old set – the star shape is really fun! I also like how Green Toys are made from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs.
Fisher-Price Smart Purse Learning Toy
My daughter received this toy purse for her first birthday, and she absolutely loves it! It sings super cute songs and is the perfect size for a one year old to carry around.
ORWINE Musical Learning Workbench Toy
This workbench is part toy, part shape sorter. It plays music and makes real workshop sounds. It’s also small and easy to move around the house.
Little Tikes Rocking Horse
The rocking horse from Little Tikes is one of those childhood staples kind of toys. We saved Ben’s rocking horse for Savannah, and she has a blast playing on it. The rocking horse comes in blue and pink.
Big Gifts for 1 Year Olds
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Learning Home
This Fisher-Price Smart Learning Home has a ton of different interactive features that can be customized by level and language. It’s also built to easily sit in a corner of a room, taking up way less space than a traditional playhouse.
Little Tikes Fairy Cozy Coupe
The classic Cozy Coupe from Little Tikes makes a great gift for any one year old. My daughter received this Fairy Cozy Coupe for her first birthday and absolutely loves it. It’s cute and whimsical, and something she plays with daily.
Little Tikes T-Rex Dinosaur Cozy Coupe
If you’re in the market for a Cozy Coupe and dinos are more your jam, do not sleep on this adorable T-Rex Dinosaur Cozy Coupe from Little Tikes. If this was around when my dino-crazy son was little, we absolutely would have snagged one!
Little Tikes Tough Workshop
Play kitchens are a wonderful big gift for one year olds, but if you’re looking for something a bit different, check out this Little Tikes Workshop toy. This is one of those staple childhood toys that my son still plays with as a preschooler.
Little Tikes Little Tikes 3-in-1 Sports Zone
I love that this toy gives your child the ability to explore 3 different sports in one set. The 3-in-1 Sports Zone has basketball, soccer and bowling features in an easy-to-use setup. And it also folds together for easy storage.
Pop-Up Ball Pit and Tunnel 5pc Set
During quarantine, I struggled with ways to help my high-energy kiddo blow off steam while stuck home indoors. This ball pit and tunnel set is perfect for us. It allows us to setup several different configurations and the whole thing folds down to the size of a large pizza.
Plastic Ball Pit Balls 400 Pack
This last gift is an accessory to the pop-up set above – but honestly, ball pit balls can be used in more than just a ball pit that it’s well worth the investment. This set has held up well for us – they’re durable and easy to clean, too!
Thank you for checking out my gift guide for 1 year olds. I hope you are able to find the perfect gift for your little one in this list of toys my children love so much.
If you enjoyed this gift guide for 1 year olds, make sure to check out my full collection of holiday gift ideas for kids, including a Gift Guide for Babies, Toddler Gift Guide, Preschooler Gift Guide, Kindergartener Gift Guide, Hanukkah Gift Guide and Stocking Stuffers Guide.