11 Best Gifts For 1 Year Olds They’ll Use For Years

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What are the best gifts for 1 year olds? They’re gifts that will help them develop through their toddler years that they will love using even as they get older. 

This list breaks it down from big gifts to smaller gifts, but we guarantee that each gift will truly be a keepsake. 

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Big Gifts 

1. Climber

Want to raise an adventurous and confident kid? Give them a chance to explore. A chance to climb. A chance to use their hands and feet. 

We love that this climber comes with a board that can both be climbed and used as a slide. Little 1 year olds will be drawn to it even before they can walk. It will let them develop their motor skills as well as their sense of balance. 

Birch Climber with Rock Wall ($390)

2. Baby Activity Walker

Once they start walking, little 1 year olds love transporting things around, which is this activity walker is the best gift! 

Even if they can’t walk, the walker has plenty of sensory activities that will help develop your toddler’s motor skills and let them focus. 

Baby activity walker ($99)

3. Activity Chair

If you want to give an amazing gift for a 1 year old, give them a seat of their own. Toddlers love a spot that’s theirs, and this seat will certainly keep them busy with interactive toys and characters that squeak, flap, and move. 

Activity chair ($199)

4. Learning Tower

The best gifts for 1 year olds are ones that they’ll use well throughout their toddler years. A learning tower is a nice safe way to observe mom and dad in the kitchen and will also help them feel independent with tasks like hand-washing. 

Little helper learning tower ($279)

Medium Gifts For a 1 Year Old 

5. Toy Stroller

Since toddlers love carting their prized possessions around, a little “Strolley” is an awesome gift for a 1 year old. And it’s super adorable too! 

Strolley” toy stroller ($160)

6. Spinning Stacker

Watching those rings spin down is not only satisfying for a 1 year old, it also helps them develop their fine motor skills. 

It’s fun, colorful, and will definitely hold toddlers’ attention. 

Spin again by fat brain toys ($30)

7. Playkit Subscription 

Instead of getting your little one toys at random, consider a subscription box of expertly-picked materials meant for your toddler’s development!

Companies like Lovevery let you enter your child’s birthdate so you can get a playkit every 3 months that’s just right for their development stage. 

The Babbler Playkit by Lovevery ($120 per kit, every 3 months as a subscription.)

Small Gifts For 1 Year Olds

8. Xylophone

Toddlers love to see what they can do, and a musical instrument is a great way to let them express themselves! 

This xylophone is not too loud, and has a sweet melodic sound. Plus it has a unique look and nice round edges that will give you a little peace of mind when your toddler throws it. 

Xylophone ($25)

9. Pull Pup

This little pup will melt your heart when you see it lovingly tugged behind your toddler, which makes it a great gift for a 1 year old. As bonus points, it helps with coordination, grip, and gross motor skills as they move the pup’s little ears and tail. 

We also love that it’s made of sustainably harvested wood. A perfect gift in our books! 

Pull Pup by Lovevery ($22)

10. Custom Name Puzzle

These custom name puzzles are not only super cute gifts for a 1 year old, they’ll help them learn their letters in a sensory way.

It’s such a special keepsake, they’ll proudly display it beyond their childhood years.

Custom Name Puzzle (from $30)

11. Books. 

Board books are the best gifts for 1 year olds!

Our family loves the Chris Ferrie “Baby University” books that introduce science in a very baby-friendly way.  We also really like “This Little Scientist” for inviting our toddlers to learn about scientists and their accomplishments, covering different cultures and genders. 

Read our interviews with children’s authors 

Best Gifts For 1 Year Olds – Final Words

Aren’t these gifts super-special? Whatever you choose, we’re sure it will be loved by that little toddler for years to come!

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