Gift Guide For 1-Year-Olds
Purchasing birthday gifts and Christmas gifts for babies, toddlers and young children can be surprisingly challenging. There is such a huge range of toys, clothes, accessories and other items on the market, making it very difficult to narrow down the gift options and find the perfect choice for the little one in your life.
Understandably, you want to ensure you’re purchasing a baby gift that won’t be thrown away during the next clearout or sit in a corner of the nursery collecting dust and our team at My Little Goody Box are here to help you find the best gift. We think there are lots of benefits to buying toys that are both entertaining and educational for little ones, and we have created a gift guide for 1-year-olds to provide you with some inspiration for birthday gifts and Christmas gifts.
Puzzles are brilliant for babies and lots of puzzles are designed with big enough pieces for little hands. Dodo puzzles, like the Duo Mothers and Babies set and Duo Pets set, are perfect for 1-year-olds and they feature vibrant and colourful designs which will help keep your little one entertained. These puzzles have several developmental benefits, yet they are still fun to play with and they will become a go-to toy for playtime.
Shape sorters have been a popular toy for many years now and they make a great gift for babies and toddlers of all ages. A classic shape sorter is an exciting and engaging toy that can be played with over and over again. This type of toy will support the development of important skills such as hand-eye coordination skills and fine motor skills, and it can also support colour and shape recognition. You can guarantee a little one will love playing with a shape sorter.
Noisy toys are always a great choice for birthday and Christmas gifts, and they can be so much fun to play with. Lots of babies enjoy playing with toys where they can hit something and it makes a noise, such as a xylophone or a pop-up hammer bench, and both of these toys will keep a little one engaged and amused for hours. They will also encourage hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness, whilst teaching about cause and effect.
Sensory gift boxes
Sensory gift boxes are easy to overlook when you’re purchasing gifts for a little one, but they’re a brilliant choice for babies at different stages of development. Baby sensory gift boxes are a great way to introduce a baby to sensory play and all of the items in these boxes are designed to stimulate the senses, and support development. With several sensory toys and props inside a baby sensory gift box, they can be used to create lots of different sensory experiences too.
Baby walkers are an ideal gift for 1-year-olds as babies will start pulling themselves up to stand and walking whilst holding on to something around the time of their 1st birthday. A baby walker will encourage a little one to take their first steps and it can help them to develop their gross motor skills. Having the stability of a sturdy walker can encourage independence and this type of toy will be used regularly as your baby builds strength and confidence. This baby walker also comes with a selection of wooden building blocks which can be used in different ways during open-ended play as your little one gets older.
Activity cubes are multi-purpose gifts and they are essentially lots of different toys in one. This type of toy is something a little one can play with for hours without getting bored and there are several different elements to explore. An activity cube is made with lots of interesting colours, shapes and materials, and it can support sensory development. Whilst playing with an activity cube, a little one will be using a range of important skill sets too.
Purchasing gifts for babies and toddlers
If you need to purchase a birthday gift or Christmas gift for a 1-year-old, hopefully, the ideas above will have given you some inspiration. Here at My Little Goody Box, we supply a huge range of items that make the perfect baby gift, from traditional wooden toys to baby sensory boxes, and you will easily be able to find something for the little one in your life on our website.
All of the product descriptions on our website include a recommended play age, so you can make sure you’re purchasing something suitable for a baby or toddler. However, if you have any questions about the items you’re interested in, our team will be happy to help. Feel free to get in touch with us for more information about any of the toys on our website.