Gifts for 1-Year-Olds

Don’t feel too much pressure about gift-giving. At this age, they might find the packaging just as exciting as the actual gift. Also, they’ll never remember this.

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Sweet Manners Tea Set
$19
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Sweet Manners Tea Set
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Let’s get this tea party started! Toddlers will be pouring many a cup of fine tea – accompanied by a satisfying sound that happens when you tip the teapot. Mmmmmm. That air is…so delicious.

Melissa & Doug's Take-Along Shape Sorter
$17
Melissa & Doug's Take-Along Shape Sorter
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Shape-sorters are a must at this age, but this one’s unique in that it doesn’t take up quite as much room (parents will thank you). Also it manages to pack in some snazzy sensory activities.

Drumroll Toy Drum Set
$36
Drumroll Toy Drum Set
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For budding musicians there’s no better bet than (drumroll please…) this toy drum set, complete with slide whistle, castanets and tambourines. Tambourines! Bonus: no batteries are required, which means parents won’t be holding their ears and desperately searching for an off switch. 

Melissa & Doug Pounding Bench Wooden Toy With Mallet
$14
Melissa & Doug Pounding Bench Wooden Toy With Mallet
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Toddler-friendly whack-a-mole?! Heck yes. Grab a mallet and guess which peg will pop up next. Parents will appreciate that the pegs are attached and can’t get lost. Everybody wins!  

LeapFrog Chat & Count Smart Phone
$13
LeapFrog Chat & Count Smart Phone
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Since they’re always grabbing for mom and dad’s phone anyway, isn’t it about time they got one of their own? Best part is that this one teaches counting and songs and lets them push all the buttons they want without using up the data plan.

Rocket Ship Kids Tent
$30
Rocket Ship Kids Tent
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This pop-up rocket ship playhouse comes with a flashlight that projects images of the galaxy onto the walls. Next best thing to a jaunt to outer space.

Princess Castle Play Tent
$23
Princess Castle Play Tent
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For a fairy-tale-minded lass or lad: another pop-up play tent with peep-through windows and stars that glow in the dark. They’ll be playing happily ever after.

Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Stroll 'N Trike
$83
Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Stroll 'N Trike
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The gift that literally keeps on giving, this trike grows with a child from 9 months to 5 years, converting from a ride-on bike to a classic tricycle once they’re ready to pedal on their own. The steel frame is sturdy and the seat is adjustable.  

WaterWheel Activity Play Table
$42
WaterWheel Activity Play Table
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It may seem like a simple toy, but, honestly, nothing is more entertaining for little ones than a water table. This one has funnels, wheels that spin, and boats that float. Great for sensory play on a hot summer day.

Fisher-Price Little People Sit 'N Stand Skyway
$40
Fisher-Price Little People Sit 'N Stand Skyway
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Open road, baby! This fun spiral ramp for cars converts from a sit-at roadway to a stand-up skyway. Love a toy that adapts for different developmental stages.

Musical Smart Remote Key Toy
$11
Musical Smart Remote Key Toy
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It’s a rite of passage: all babes at one point or another become fascinated by keys. Save mom’s from getting drenched in drool by giving them a set of their own. These light up, make car sounds, and, best of all, won’t set off the real car alarm and wake the neighborhood.#oopsie

Fisher-Price Bubble Mower
$20
Fisher-Price Bubble Mower
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Yay! You’re 1! So start earning your keep, kiddo. This bubble lawn mower makes everyday chores way more fun, because… bubbles. It works on grass, sidewalks and driveways and makes real motor sounds. And, of course, it bears repeating: loads of bubbles.

Push Around Buggy GT Ride On Car
$50
Push Around Buggy GT Ride On Car
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They grow so fast. First they were born, now they’re… driving? They’ll love steering and honking the horn, and parents will love the great gas mileage.



The What's Up Moms Gear Team provides unbiased picks for these products. We subjected ourselves to countless diaper pail smell tests, learned to wear every wrap on the market and lugged multiple travel cribs on family trips, all to recommend our favorite items to you. We do not get paid to include products in these reviews and only make money if you click "buy now." So do that. Please.