39 Awesome First Birthday Gifts
Easy like Sunday morning (and you just sang that in your head), behold 39 awesome first birthday gift to give your favorite little trouble maker!
Have you ever been to a 1 year old's birthday party? There is usually a cake smearing incident, several toddlers, a frazzled mother and a huge celebration for someone who is too young to understand what is truly going on. Cynicism aside, you get to watch that little one's eyes light up every time mom opens a cool new gift! Check out this awesome list of first birthday gifts to get that gummy smile grinnin'!
Jellycat Odell Octopus Stuffed Animal
Cuter than I expected! Our baby loves it. It’s so soft and the legs are so curly! Color is as pictured. Odell is worth the money!
The Jellycat Odell Octopus is a stuffed animal with a difference, and makes a great first birthday gift. The soft plush will remind the kid of the sweetest hugs and memories for years to come. Plush toys from Jellycat come in a variety of sizes to cuddle, including mini, small, medium, large, huge, and REALLY big.
Hape Pound & Tap Bench
This toy is very cute. I like that it is wooden, sturdy, and well-made. The colors are bright and inviting.
The Hape Pound & Tap Bench with Slide Out Xylophone is a great gift for that upcoming first birthday. This pounding toy for toddlers encourages musical development and exploration, audio recognition, and play. The multifunctional musical instrument is durable and child safe and helps in the promotion of dexterity, hand-eye coordination, manipulation, arm movement, and understanding cause and effect.
Mega Bloks 80-Piece Big Building Bag, Classic
These blocks are great! They are a good toy for a busy toddler. Great for motor skill development! Colors are nice also. We are happy with this purchase.
This toy features 80 big, colorful building blocks made just for toddlers to build, stack, and explore endless possibilities. The Mega Bloks 80-Piece is a toy fit for any one year old. An amazing birthday gift for a one year old, this set has big blocks that fit together and come apart quickly, helping the child to develop fine motor skills and art over hours of open-ended play.
Melissa & Doug Chomp & Clack Alligator Push Toy
This cart moves well on all floors in our house. The rubber on the wheels prevents major slipping on hardwood floors and it still moves well on thick and thin carpe
The Melissa & Doug Chomp & Clack Alligator Push Toy is a wooden activity walker for babies on the move. This toy is a great first birthday gift, featuring three chomping alligators, fish on the wheels, spinning butterfly, and ladybug beads. Add the Melissa & Doug First Play Wooden Elephant Rocking Stacker to round out the hands-on play experience and give kids an engaging option for screen-free fun.
Green Toys Dump Truck in Yellow and Red
The quality is unbeatable, like all other Green Toy products we've purchased. Our little guy just turned one and loves pushing it around the house. It is very easy to rinse off or wipe clean.
Made in the USA from 100 percent recycled plastic, this award-winning toy truck has a workable dumper that encourages motor skill development. The Green Toys Dump Truck in Yellow and Red makes a great gift for a one year old. Its sturdy design features fully functioning dumper and no metal axles. This dumping truck toy is a practical and innovative way to make any baby improve their fine and gross motor skills, including the improvement of their pincer grip.
Step2 Whisper Ride Cruiser
Our son loves it. When we go on walks he asks for his car rather than the stroller. The steering wheel horn is great, he loves to honk it at people and other cars. The cup holders and under seat storage are nice perks. It was fairly easy to put together. Overall it seems pretty sturdy.
The Step2 Whisper Ride Cruiser Ride-On Toy is a stylish birthday one year old gift. Any kid will have a blast strolling around town in this sleek Step2 push car. This kid’s ride-on features a realistic body style that matches today’s supercars, including life-like decals and interactive features. This ride also has whisper wheels for limited road noise and has a spacious, under seat storage and multiple cup holders. A great match for long walks!
EverEarth Toddler Workbench
I bought this for my granddaughter for Christmas one year. It is made out of real wood and is a very well made product. We've had it for a couple years now and she still loves playing with it when she comes over.
This toy made of sturdy, durable wood makes an excellent birthday gift to a one year old budding carpenter. The EverEarth Toddler Workbench with Tools is an educational toy for toddlers and preschoolers that develop a child's STEM capabilities. Learning to use the wrench and screwdriver teaches logical thinking and problem-solving. Assembling nuts and bolts encourages fine motor skills. Also, of course, the toddler will delight in swinging the hammer.
Revanak Activity Cube
This is a beautifully made multifunctional toy purchased for use by active toddlers in an educational setting. It should hold up well to years of use.
Made of natural hardwood and stained with non-toxic water-based paint, the Revanak Activity Cube is a multipurpose activity and learning cube. The cube will keep the child entertained with geometric shape sorting, counting beads, sliding animals, spinning gears, and a wire bead maze on top! It’s a fantastic first birthday gift. It encourages the child to recognize shapes, colors, and more as they develop fine motor and problem-solving skills.
Bobo&Boo Bamboo 5 Piece Children’s Dinnerware
This set is so cute, yet chic. I love that they are eco friendly! My boys are fighting over it so I'll have to buy more! Love the eco friendliness and feel of the bamboo. I've not had bamboo dinnerware before. Highly recommend these.
Beautifully designed with bright colors, these dishes are fun for babies and toddlers, but have a classic look so that grown-ups can enjoy too. That's why the Bobo&Boo Bamboo 5 Piece is a great birthday gift for a one year old AND their parents. These snack, lunch, and dinner dishes are a must for every household. They are elegant, come in beautiful colors, and are eco-friendly. These dishes are BPA free and made with bamboo, which is a reusable and sustainable material.
Melissa & Doug Wooden Touch & Feel Puzzle
I have purchased this puzzle twice now for different kids because it’s so cute! The texture element adds something extra to a standard puzzle. It’s definitely intended as a starter puzzle for young kids and is a great gift idea.
The Melissa & Doug First Play Wooden Touch & Feel Puzzle is a 4-piece wooden chunky puzzle with textured animal pieces that stand up for pretend play. This is an excellent choice for a first birthday gift, or Christmas gift for a one year old. It features bright colors, bold patterns, and whimsical designs to boost sensory development, fine motor, and social and emotional skills. The pieces include a kitten, a puppy, a bunny, and a bird.
PlanToys Dancing Alligator
I don’t know why kids love this so much, but they do. I’ve seen toddlers and preschoolers fight over it at music class. Both my 18m old and 5-year-old play with it. And like (nearly) all Plan Toys, it’s great quality.
This carefully crafted push-pull toy enriches a toddler’s early development by inspiring their imagination as well as promoting their physical and intellectual development. The PlanToys Dancing Alligator is a great first birthday gift for your favorite one year old. The toy is made from non-toxic, natural materials such as organic rubberwood - the wooden pieces make rhythmic, fun click-clack sounds. This alligator is a child’s companion to play, learn, and become closer to nature while it’s being pulled.
Fat Brain Toys Tobbles Neo
My toddler not only uses the tobbles as a stacking toy but as pots and bowls when she's around her infant sister and can't have her pots out. Fat brain toys also has great customer service. Quick and very friendly.
If you have ever been around a baby for long enough, you know they stack everything. This Fat Brain Toys Tobbles Neo toy takes stacking seriously. It features six dual-colored, weighted spheres stacked atop a sturdy base, great for sensory exploration, fine motor skills, coordination, visual-spatial acuity. This toy has a texture that helps grip, and playful curves that invite little fingers to explore, enliven tactile experiences. This innovative, creative toy is an excellent gift for a one year old on their birthday for sure.
Manhattan Toy Skwish Color Burst Rattle
We own one, and have now given it as a gift as well. This might be my new baby shower go to. Everyone, every age, is drawn to this toy at our house. My kids play with it together, and my husband sometimes steals it.
This time-honored classic is instantly recognizable, an intriguing blend of ingenious design and developmental function. The Manhattan Toy is a multi-sensory clutching rattle that encourages babies’ grasping and reaching, essential for gross motor skills. This wooden baby toy is suitable for toddlers on their very first birthday. It comes in a square packaging, which is easy to gift wrap. The Manhattan Toy is a safe, fun gift for a baby. It looks cool, and babies love it!
Radio Flyer Classic Walker Wagon
My twins who just turned one cannot walk yet but they really enjoy pushing each other around in this little wagon. It may be the cutest thing on the planet. 😃
Classic, safe, and versatile, this award-winning push wagon is a favorite for children and parents alike. It makes an excellent gift for a one year old. The "resist push" feature allows beginner walkers to build confidence and balance safely. Removable wooden stake sides add to the fun, and the furniture friendly bumper protects the parent's home as their little one learns to walk. The product features durable molded wheels with grip tread for comfort and travel.
14 Piece Tegu Magnetic Wooden Block Set
These blocks are much more expensive than other magnetic blocks. However, they are amazing!! My son loves them!! The paint is high quality and hasn't chipped in a year of playing with them. All sides are magnetic. Awesome toy!!
This toy is a modern twist to the classic building blocks toys. An excellent toy for open-ended, screen-free fun, this is a simple and premium heirloom-quality toy that will last for generations. The set features 14 magnetic blocks that help a child’s development over time through play: enhanced fine motor skills, pattern recognition, imaginative play, problem-solving, storytelling, and more. The 14-Piece Tegu Magnetic Wooden Block Set is a fantastic gift that helps a one year old discover their inner builder on their birthday.
Wooden Nesting Puzzle Rainbow Building Blocks
This took a long time to arrive, but I am very pleased with the quality of this wooden rainbow. My daughter gets lots of joy out of it, the colors are vibrant, and the pieces are very sturdy. Honestly, I couldn't be happier.
With a stacker style, the Wooden Nesting Puzzle Building Blocks Rainbow Stacker can be built into bridges, tunnels, fences, beds, and more. An excellent gift for a toddler's birthday, this toy is fantastic to exercise children's imagination and group work skills. This nesting puzzle is made from a pure natural wooden material and non-toxic, water-based paint.
Miaro Kids Growth Chart
Very cute and durable. My wife and I put this in our daughter's room and it goes so well with the rest of the decor. My daughter got a hold of it one day and it was all still in one piece. The measurements are accurate (I double checked). Great buy.
Watching children grow up, both literally and figuratively, is part of a parent's job. Why not help parents and children keep those memories alive? The Miaro Kids Growth Chart is made of canvas with a wood frame and features fun designs that will fit any child's bedroom. Keep those memories alive by drawing and writing on the canvas! It comes in a decorative box, making this the ultimate first birthday gift!
Lanbeibei Kids Wireless Electric Toothbrush
This sonic toothbrush is very nice！The brush head is soft that doesn't hurt your child‘s oral cavity.I bought it for my nephew, who lives with us.The toothbrush cleaned his teeth very well, and it worked better than expected！
Teaching young children to brush their teeth is not easy. That is why the Lanbeibei Kids Wireless Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush makes for such a perfect birthday gift! Not only does this toothbrush look great, it also makes brushing your teeth into a game that no child can resist. This toothbrush is suitable for children aged 2 to 10 and has a 360° brush head.
bamboo bamboo Easy Feed Baby Suction Bowl and Spoon
My little is 7 months old and learned how to use this spoon on the first try. High *green* quality, will definitely be buying more from them as my son progresses on his food journey. Very easy to clean.
After spending the first few months bottle and spoon feeding babies, it often comes as a relief for parents when their toddler can start to eat on their own. However, that is a learning process that can get quite messy. Why not make their lives easier with this Baby Suction Bowl and Spoon Set? The powerful suction base grips to the table, eliminating spills. The bowl itself is made of natural baboo and will not harm children. Perfect baby shower gift? Check!
3 Sprouts Baby Storage Basket Organizer Bin
Love this hamper! We have three children and have used a number of various styles of hamper, and this is my favorite for the kids! Sturdy canvas structure, cute characters and colors, handles for carrying to and from the laundry room, and the handles fold down to make a hole in the top that kids can use to fill the hamper on their own (my older kids like making a game out of that).
Have you ever seen a baby or toddler manage to keep their clothes clean all throughout the day? Neither have we! That is why we think this Laundry Hamper for Nursery Clothes from 3 Sprouts will make any parent happy! It's not only cute with the little purple octopus on the front, but it's also very functional. Easily store children's clothes in this washable 100% polyester hamper. Do you really need to keep looking for a better baby shower gift?
UrbanHello REMI Baby and Children Sleep Tracker
The UrbanHello REMI is a night light, sound machine, sleep tracker, sleep trainer and baby monitor all in one. The 5-in-1 Baby and Children Sleep Tracker for toddlers keeps track of their sleep schedule and teaches them stay in bed until it's time to get up. It also serves as a night light and plays mp3 music through a bluetooth speaker. And on top of all that, the baby monitor also allows for secure two-way communication with smart phone notifications included. Can you say "perfect baby shower gift"?
Gund Baby Animated Flappy The Elephant Plush Toy
Very cute!. Each of the two songs/dialogues lasts about a minute and the ears flap hilariously in sync with the sound. Our granddaughter and several other babies have been enthralled with it. Makes me laugh every time too!
Do your ears hang low, do they wobble to and fro? This Gund Baby Animated Flappy Elephant plush toy doesn't just sing, it also dances and flaps its ears to the music. And that's not all, this elephant plush toy will also play peek-a-boo, which young children will love! You can stop looking for that first birthday gift, because you've found it!
3 Sprouts Hanging Wall Organizer
This is so cute! It's the perfect little organizer for a nursery or anything really. We purchased it as a gift and the girl we gave it to, her family has all complimented us on it and asked us where we found it. They absolutely love it!
Looking for a cute and useful baby shower gift to give the nursery that extra touch? Then the 3 Sprouts Hanging Wall Organizer might be just what you need! New parents can store everything they need in the four generous pockets, from diapers and wipes to clothes and toys. It is easily hooked on the back of any door and it's easy to clean. And the cute giraffe design is magnificent!
Ready to Rise Children's Sleep Clock
I love that this compact little device serves so many purposes! It serves as a clock, alarm clock, sound machine, nightlight, and sleep trainer all in one! My daughter loves that the “face” on it goes to sleep when it’s bedtime and the green light lets her know it’s morning and time to wake up.
We all know how important sleep is for new parents, right? Well, why not give them a hand with this baby shower gift: the LittleHippo Mella Ready to Riche Children's Trainer. Besides showing children when it's time to get out of bed, it also serves as an alarm clock and it features a night light and sound machine. The new parents will certainly thank you for this useful, durable gadget!
Hape Mighty Mini Band Wooden Percussion Instrument
Our music living one year old loves this. Everything makes noise and it's the right size, a perfect little instrument center.
A cute birthday gift to inspire a one-year-old’s musical skills, the Hape Mighty Mini Band Wooden Percussion Instrument is an award-winning set. It features a wooden drum, cymbal, guiro, xylophone, two drumsticks, and a clapper, with screen printed art to increase visual appeal. These toys will stimulate the baby through every stage of development and help nurture and develop their natural abilities.
3 Sprouts Book Rack - Lion, Yellow
This is a great book rack. The image is clear and cute, and it is super easy for kids (or parents whose arms are full) to put books back in.
Reading to kids is often an important part of the evening routine. And the older they get, the more books they collect. So what do you think about this 3 Sprouts Book Rack as a first birthday gift? The wood frame and polyester shelves are decorated with a big yellow lion. It's the perfect height for toddlers to rummage through their favourite books!
Wishbone Flip Rock and Roll Ride On
Excellent ride-on, worth every penny. We have a small home and this thing is 2 toys in one with a small footprint. Excellent quality and ingenious design. My daughter loves it, and that's all that matters.
Wishbone Flip is a brilliantly simple ride-on toy to gift a one year old on their birthday. Its innovative flipping mechanism transforms Wishbone Flip from rocker to roller in seconds. Kids will love to tuck their teddy bears inside it and use the Wishbone Flip as a toy stroller. This toy is built to last, it's primary material is sustainably-grown birch wood
Manhattan Toy Tree Top Adventure Activity Center
This table is great. It’s very well made and has a bunch of different types of movement that is sure to keep a child happy and busy. My niece just turned one and she couldn’t even wait until I finished screwing all the pieces on before she started playing.
Designed to captivate a child's curiosity with exciting colors and hands-on gadgets, this Manhattan Toy Tree Top Adventure Activity Center makes a fantastic, interactive birthday gift for any playful one year old. The activity center features four quadrants of beautifully crafted wooden pieces support wire runs, as well as painted lively creatures found in a treetop, such as birds, bees, monkies, and a ladybug. This toy is made from sturdy wood and has a colorful theme to decorate any toddler's room.
Pidoko Kids Multi Activity Center Tree
It was easy to set up and turned out just how I imagined. The kids love it, and they say they cannot wait to show off their new toy to their friends too. A very worthwhile purchase!!
A Fun Activity Tree Top with 8 interactive sides to play, the Pidoko Kids Multi-Activity Center Tree is packed with energetic, playful elements: a curvy bead maze, spinning gears and more. A fantastic first birthday gift, this will make a toddler and their playdate happy for hours. Forest-themed, this toy will not only encourage a child's imaginative role-play but also enhance their art skills. It's made with premium craftsmanship, child-friendly, and durable wood. It's fun and safe for little hands to play.
Baby Einstein Magic Touch Piano
I wanted to get my nephew a piano where I didn't have to worry about him breaking the keys off for them losing their connection- this piano is completely flat - perfect for you rough and tumble toddlers!
It must be fun to own a piano, and you can provide this joy to a toddler on their birthday. The Baby Einstein Magic Touch Piano Wooden Musical Toy is a wooden piano that magically makes music. This fantastic gift for a one year old, or two year old, is made from durable materials and is totally child-safe. The piano feature 3 sheets of music and 6 different songs to unleash the toddler’s creativity in their first play.
Strider Classic Balance Bike
Best way to teach a kid to ride! Just the thought of teaching my son to ride a bike made me anxious, but this Strider lets him go as fast or as slow as he likes and he's in love! He rides it everywhere, even in the grocery store. He's confident when riding and no stress for me.
The Strider 12 Classic Bike is a great choice for a first bike. The budget-friendly Strider 12 Classic comes equipped with no-flat tires, which are prepared to take the punishment that only mud puddles and heavy riding can dole out. This is a fantastic birthday gift for a one year old: this bike weighs in only 3 kg (6.7 lbs.), which makes any child ride and stride. The built-in footrests are great for learning to balance and glide, while the absence of training wheels means that little riders get closer to real bike riding sooner.
Little Feminist Board Book Set
I bought this for best friends little girls and they LOVE it!!! it has helped the older one as she is learning to read and feels very proud when she can read these books all by herself!
The Little Feminist Board Book Set is comprised of colorful illustrated portraits of real women who have made a historical impact on the world. Illustrations by Lydia Ortiz and words by Emily Kleinman introduce children to significant women in history with images that are fun for youngsters and also realistic. The Board Book Set includes 4 mini board books: Pioneers, Artists, Leaders, and Activists.
TOP BRIGHT Activity Cube
Smaller than I a anticipated but it's awesome! Sturdy for the baby incase it gets thrown or dropped etc. The top portion does come off so you can have just that part to play with. My daughter is turning 1 and loves it
Exploration and fun are around every corner with the Top Bright activity cube. Each side of the toy introduces a way to play a different game, including shape sorter, spinning gears, sliding inserts, teaching clock and more, which flawlessly meets little explorers' need for constant learning. This versatile activity cube is a fantastic birthday gift for a one year old, to keep them curious and engaged while developing their mind and coordination skills. This thoughtful gift will put a big smile on a cute little face.
PlanToys 5714 Fountain Bowl Set Toy
How fast or slow will the water drain from the cups? A one year old will love to find out with the Fountain Bowl Set. This makes a fantastic birthday gift for a toddler and consists of 3 different cups that kids can enjoy experimenting with different flows of water. This toy improves a child's coordination and fine motor skills.
Hape Creative Cookery Club Kid's Wooden Kitchen
The quality of the kitchen is excellent, (it still looks brand new) and it comes with a lot of different food items and cooking things, so no real need to buy anything else. Since it is neither too big, nor too flashy like other children kitchen, it fits nicely in our kitchen. I recommend it.
With its compact size and classic design, the My Creative Cookery Club from Hape is an excellent introduction for kids to culinary arts. The Creative Cookery includes everything a child needs to get started - from basic starter pans and utensils to essential foods. This kitchen is a great gift choice for a toddler on their birthday. It'll make a great addition to an awesome playroom.
Hape Gourmet Grill and Shish Kabob Play Kitchen
This is by far one of our favorite toy purchases, it is such an awesome toy! If you are only going to get one toy this year, let it be this one! The size, the workmanship, the functionality (knobs click when turned), the Shish Kabob set (good for fine motor skills), and the overall quality time Pretend-Playing is just great.
Everyone loves a good barbecue! With the Playfully Delicious Gourmet BBQ Grill Set from Hape, children can host their own barbecue with tasty food and tons of fun. It makes a fantastic birthday gift to any toddler for a birthday or Christmas. This playset features a hooded BBQ grill with electric burners, a collapsible side table, and double-sided grates. Also included is the Shish Kabob Play Food Set to help little chefs get started with their grilling.
Artbox 12 Giant Pavement Chalks
As described. My granddaughter loves using these on her chalk board Nice & chunky for her to use easily
The Artbox 12 Giant Pavement Chalks is a colorful set of chalks to enhance a toddler's creativity! This set comes in 6 bright, fun colors, great for pavement games. This is an excellent gift for a one year old. This classic creative fun will be shared with parents and playdates alike, and all they need is a bit of rain to clear the canvas and stcreativity again.