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21 Unique Gifts for 1-Year-Olds

Are you shopping for the best gifts for 1-year-olds? Check out this list of must-have unique gift ideas for a baby’s first birthday! 

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This article is all about Unique Gifts for 1-Year-Olds.

Developmentally, every baby is drastically different around their first birthday so it can be hard to know what the best gifts for a 1-year-old are!

If there is one thing that I have heard from parents who’s little ones recently had a first birthday, is that they appreciated gifts that their child could grow into.

That being said, age up with gifts!

Even if the child isn’t standing or walking, don’t be afraid to buy gifts that they can use once they DO start walking! 

Parent’s appreciate having items on hand for when those milestones hit and they may come sooner than expected.

20+ First Birthday Gift Ideas

The toys listed below are perfect gift ideas for 1-year-olds that they’ll be able to enjoy over time!

Most of these toys have multi-function play, meaning that depending on their age, they’ll be able to interact and engage with the activites differently.

1. Baby Balance Bike

These push bikes are usually a babies first bike and it’s a great way for them to practice balance and motor skills!

2. Outdoor Water Table

Babies love water play and this water table is the perfect gift for a baby with spring or summer birthday! 

3. Fao Schwarz Activity Cube

These activity cubes have so much play and learning functionality! Babies will find new ways to play with them as they get older. 

4. Montessori Educational Box

This montessori box for babies is VERY similar to the well-known competitors, but are a fraction of the cost for what you get. Parents and kids will adore this gift!

5. Doodle Drawing Table

A doodle table is a great way for kids to express their creativity without the mess and this one is very beloved by customers!

6. 6-in-1 Montessori Toy

This toy allows kids to explore music, hand-eye coordination, thinking skills, and so much more! It’s especially a great all-in-one toy for limited space.

7. Wooden Activity Walker

As babies learn to walk, these activity walkers are perfect for practicing balance and walking skills. Not to mention, super fun to play with!

8. Foam Ball Pit

At-home ball pits seem to be all the rage now, but as recommended by reviewers and influencers, BUY MORE BALLS. You’ll want 200 minimum.

9. VTech Sit-to-Stand Train

My SIL gifted us one of these and my daughter absolutely loves it. She said her daughter, at 3 years old, still plays with it, so it has lasting power!

10. Sensory Activity Table

My daughter has a couple of these and she absolutely loves them! They have also been great for her to practice standing at.

11. Race Car Ramp

Not only is this race car ramp tons of fun, it’s also great for their motor skills.

12. Bubble Push Lawn Mower

Perfect for little walkers or soon-to-be walkers, this bubble push mower makes a great gift for 1-year-olds.

13. Foam Climbing Blocks

Perfect for kids that love to climb and tumble. Keep them in a carpeted room or put them in a playpen and watch your little go wild!

14. Toy Piggy Bank

This piggy bank introduces baby to counting, colors, Spanish and more through music, silly sounds and phrases. 

15. Kitchen Sink Play Set

Great for exploratory and imaginative play, kids will love playing with this kitchen sink that even includes running water!

16. Shape Sort & Stack Puzzle

This Montessori stacking toy is great for practicing fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and problem-solving.

17. Little Tikes Basketball Hoop

Perfect for a little hooper, this encourages kids to play independently while working on balance and hand-eye coordination.

18. Animal Push-Go Racing Cars

Kids will have a blast with these racing cars! Just push down on the heads and watch them go!

19. Fisher-Price See n' Say

Spin the See ‘n Say to learn all about various animals and as toddlers get older, test their knowledge with the quiz mode!

20. Little Tikes Cozy Coupe

Kids love playing with the steering wheel, key, horn, & cup holders and is another toy that they can play with for years to come!

21. Musical Piano Mat

New walkers will adore this musical piano mat, making it the perfect gift for 1-year-olds!