Charlie turned one a few weeks ago and I have been mostly excited, and a little bit heartbroken about it. He is, and has always been a dream baby. He is happy, giggly, sweet, and content, and is everyone’s favorite around here. We threw a small family party for him this last week now that we are back in town, and I think he loved it. His favorite part had to have been the smash cake, a whole cake for a one year old?!
I thought a lot about a few gifts we could get him that he would love and get some use out of and thought I would throw them together in a gift guide. I also enlisted the help of some of my mom friends and family to help me come up with 12 of the best gifts for a one year old, from all price points. So here we go!
Nino Percussion Egg Shaker Set-These are adorable little shaker, percussion toys. These are the perfect gift for a one year old, because they make fun music, without being too complicated. We gave these to Charlie, and he LOVES them.
New York: A Book of Colors (Hello, World)-My sister-in-law gave us a few of these Hello, World books for Jays first birthday and he (and I) absolutely adored them. The illustrations in them are so sweet, bright, and colorful, and the book is simple and brief.
Stacking Cups-these are the perfect size for their little hands and are a nice little activity to keep them content for a while. And the price point on this one can’t be beat! We got these for Jay when he was one and he loved them, and still does, haha.
Hape First Shapes Toddler Wooden Learning Puzzle-a great simple first puzzle, for helping them start to understand how to fit things together. This is another gift we got for him this year and has definitely been a fan favorite.
Moluk Plui Rain Bath Toy-this little bath toy makes little streams of rain. It’s simple enough that a one year old will be able to grasp it, but it will also keep them so entertained and amused!
Kid O Go Car Early Learning Push & Pull Toy -what child doesn’t love a car that they can push all by themselves??
Boon Water Bugs Floating Bath Toys-bath toys that are fun and encourage hand-eye coordination!
Jellycat Stuffed Animal-These stuffed animals are the absolute best. They are so soft and cozy, snuggle able (is that a word?).
Melissa & Doug First Bead Maze -this is a more simple bead maze, so it won’t be too overcomplicated for a one year old. Also, made by Melissa and Doug so you know it’ll last forever.
Hape Pound & Tap Bench with Slide Out Xylophone-This is so cute and perfect for the music-loving side of one-year-olds, just like the shakers.
Step2 WaterWheel Activity Play Table-water tables are perfect for a one year old, because they are so curious and love to play and splash in the water, and this is a safe way for them to do it. When Jay was one he *loved* playing at water tables at our friends and cousins houses.
Hape Scoot Around Kid’s Wooden Ride On Balance Bike-a balance bike is great for encouraging one year olds to balance, and this one is SO cute. Most one year olds won’t be able to use this right away, but around 18 months they’ll love it!
I hope this is helpful! Happy shopping for all of the sweet, little one year olds in your life!