Are you looking for the perfect gift for a one-year-old boy? I searched high and low to find all the must-have items for one-year-olds.
Whether you are looking for a Christmas present, first birthday gift ideas, Easter basket idea, educational toys, or just a special treat, you came to the right place. From fun to functional, I’ve got the best gift ideas to help you.
Toys for One-Year-Old Boys
One year old is a very fun age! Little boys are starting to tottle, walk, and even run. They are also starting to enjoy playing with toys more and more. Here are some great toy ideas for a one-year-old boy.
Outdoor play toys (water table, sand box, slide, etc.)
Balls and ball toys
Cars, trucks, trains, airplanes, and other vehicles
Stuffed animal or favorite character
Age-appropriate subscription box
Play kitchen or mud kitchen
Non-Toy Gifts for One-Year-Old Boys
Are you looking for a non-toy gift idea for one-year-old boys? I’ve got some great ideas for that too! Here are some of my favorites.
Here's the thing - one year old's are not going to remember what they got for their 1st birthday (or even care that much) so now is the perfect time to gift him with something he NEEDS. A quality convertible car seat that will last him for years to come is a GREAT gift for a little boy's first birthday!
This 3-in-1 car seat offers easy installation and features three modes of use to grow with kids from 4-100 lbs. The car seat is Graco ProtectPlus Engineered to help protect little ones in frontal, side, rear, and rollover crashes, ensuring that safety is top of mind.
Maybe best of all, this car seat offers parents the ability to rotate it for easy in and out with your child.
My one-year-old boy LOVES Mickey Mouse so I was thrilled this year when Playmobil released a new lineup of Mickey Mouse toys! These sets are part of Playmobil 1.2.3. which are toys designed especially for kids ages 18m-4 years.
Each of the playsets incorporates multiple educational features based on the three connected learning stages that support a toddler’s development -- like learning shapes & colors and developing their fine motor skills.
They are the perfect starter Playmobil sets for little ones before they move on to the big kid Playmobil.
It's the perfect first quilt for your little boy as he learns to sleep with a blanket. This quilt is super soft (it's muslin which means it gets softer with every wash too)! It's also a great size, measuring 47"x47".
All of my kids (even my 13 year old) enjoys snuggling up on our couch under one of these blankets. We have two quilts from Parker Baby Co, this "Lodgepole" print quilt and another Crimson quilt that's the same size and they are used every single day during the colder months.
This is one of those gifts he will treasure for years!
I am in LOVE with the adorable, heirloom-quality clothes from Feltman Brothers! This ribbed set is classy and cozy all in one and perfect for the winter months. It's available in three colors and a large variety of sizes through 4T. It's also 100% cotton and machine washable.
It's the big "Wow" gift for your baby's first birthday or Christmas that you've been looking for!
This wooden activity center has so many fun, entertaining features for toddlers! It includes 4 quadrants in the shape of a jellyfish with a variety of activities that include gliders, bead runs, spinning gears, springy coral, and clacking clams.
Deep Sea Adventure offers options for seated, kneeling and standing play for young toddlers.
My son LOVES his Bentley stroller and trike. We use it all the time and I love how it will grow with him for many years! You can use it as a stroller now and when he is old enough to pedal himself, just remove the pushbar and it's a trike with pedals! The seat can also face forward or backward!
We got this delightful board book by Lydia Nichols for my son (who loves cats). The illustrations are adorable and colorful. The words are simple and short enough to keep the attention span of a toddler. The pages also feature different textures that he will enjoy running his hands too!
This is a quality book you'll love displaying on your nursery bookshelf!
It's never too early to start getting gear for your little man for your favorite sports team! We're a HUGE NFL football family here (49ers for my husband, Cowboys for me, and our kids like both of those teams with a little bit of the Miami Dolphins thrown in there too).
When we are wearing our jerseys for game day, they want to too. Even though he's only 1, you can't forget the youngest member of the family! He will look adorable wearing a jersey or onesie for your favorite team!
Fanatics is where we go to look for clothing to support our favorite teams. They have great prices and their selection is unbeatable! We've been so pleased with everything we've gotten from them!
A perfect gift for one-year-old boys! All boys need a great set of wooden cars and this set from Grimm's is the best you can find. Hands Down!
This set has 5 total vehicles: a sports car, pick-up, van, bus, and limousine. These slim classic wooden cars are the perfect size for easy grasping by small children's hands. Get him these cars now and he will use them for years!
Because they're made of wood they are heirloom quality and can be saved so HIS son can play with them one day!
Give him the royal treatment with this adorable mini King David's throne! He will look so cute having his photo taken on this throne for his first birthday, plus it's a chair he can use for years to come!
Have you checked out Lovevery yet? They have Montessori play kits designed specifically for children at different stages of age and development. They have some of the best toys for practicing fine motor skills.
The Babbler Play Kit is recommended for ages 13-15 months and would make a perfect first birthday gift!
This unique farming toy offers lots of ways for little boys to play like pulling carrots in and out, planting carrots, sorting same color carrots into buckets, "fishing" worms, picking out the right carrots according to memory cards, and more.
Wooden beads and lacing kits are a classic toy that's perfect for building skills and having fun. The brightly colored and themed pieces included in this set offer great conversation starters too. You can teach your child about transportation, animals, and foods while you play.
Super cut and fun, this one is going to be a fast favorite!
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We have a few of these Pop It books from Melissa and Doug and my little kids LOVE them! They bring me these books over and over to read. The pages feature "popping" buttons that kids just love to push over and over and over again!
Are you ready to start doing arts and crafts with your toddler? These Chunkies Paint Sticks are my all-time favorite! They are easy enough for a one-year-old to use but also loved by my older kids too. The colors are bright and vibrant. It looks like paint when brushed onto paper but dries quickly and makes a lot less mess too!
These straw cups from Zak designs are perfect for little boys! The dinosaur print is adorable! The screw-on lid has a silicone straw with a built-in valve that allows liquid to flow when drinking and prevents big messes when the tumbler is turned upside-down. The straw is also soft and comfortable for kids to drink from.
The silicone base provides suction when the cup is set on a flat surface, which prevents it from tipping over even when it's knocked or bumped. The tumbler is still easy to remove--just lift upward.
One year olds can get started with imaginative play early on with this high quality ice cream counter from Melissa and Doug. Although the age recommendation on this set is a bit older, my one year old children have all loved sets like these! They love to create cones, serve them to everyone in the house, watch as they are "eaten", then repeat. Little children will play with this set for years to come too!
You can't go wrong with a Grimm's stacking rainbow! There are so many fun ways for little ones to play with this toy! This is one of those toddler toys that will grow with your child and they will build and create with for years to come.
Bath toys are a GREAT gift idea for a one-year-old. They are starting to eat solid foods and self-feed which means frequent baths are a must! They've also reached the point where playing in the tub with water is usually a lot of fun for them.
Little hands will love squirting these adorable toys during bath time! I love the bright colors!
Pediped's Grip 'n' Go Sneakers are perfect for your 1-year-old boy on the go! Comfortable, stylish, and breathable, your little guy will be ready to explore. This style is available in multiple different colors to compliment any wardrobe.
Little one-year-old boys are just beginning to crave adventure. That's going to last for years, so it makes sense to invest in quality climbing items now.
For open-ended play, check out Bunny Hopkins Rainbow Climbing Triangle! This fun wooden play set will help with balance control, creativity, motor skill development, and many other critical aspects of your child’s life, making it a great gift!
The Bunny Hopkins Climbing Triangle can also be paired with 2 versatile reversible 2-in-1 Ramps for years of fun.
For even more musical fun, give your toddler the keys to music appreciation and creative expression with this Magic Touch Wooden Keyboard.
The musical possibilities are endless in free play mode, and your toddler can switch between piano, xylophone, hip hop, and drum sounds. This developmental toddler toy introduces color and music notes while exploring cause and effect through sound. It has 150+ sounds and melodies, including silly mode sound effects.
This gorgeous, hand-crafted wobble board can be used as a bridge, rocking board, and so much more! Little boys will have fun driving their toy cars over or under, making it into a home for toy animals, or playing however their imagination desires.
It's a colorful and cheerful addition to any child's play area for creative and active open-ended play that will be enjoyed for years to come!
This Discover and Play Piano is one of the most beloved Baby Einstein light-up musical toys. The soft piano keys delight both musically and visually and there are even colorful lights that dance to the rhythm of the melodies.
Does your one-year-old love to play outside? If they do, then you need to check out these 100% waterproof boots. These boots have zero seams to ensure no water can leak in anywhere. They are completely toxin-free, vegan, and made with super flexible material to ensure they are both safe and comfortable for your little one.
I love that you can also purchase a fleece liner to make these rain boots extra warm and perfect for colder weather, turning your rain boots into all-year-round boots. This helps to save you both time and money!
If your one-year-old isn't on the move yet, they likely will be soon! Protect your little one's feet with pediped shoes. These shoes feature memory foam technology as well as G2 Technology.
G2 Technology™ is specially designed for children transitioning from early walking to walking with a more confident stride. G2 Technology™ includes a soft rubber sole, rounded edges that mimic the natural shape of a child’s foot, heel stability, and a soft toe box that allows toes to curl and grip the floor.
If you want your one-year-old to stay warm and cozy all night, then check out the ergoPouch sleepsuit. It is like a sleeping bag, but with legs. The suit is perfect for little walkers, kids who do karate in their dreams, or sleep like a starfish.
We all know little ones never stay covered with a blanket so this is the perfect solution for those colder nights.
The ergoPouch sleep suit bags come in multiple sizes and colors, as well as a variety of warmth levels so that you are able to find the perfect one for your little one no matter the season.
If your toddler loves bath time, he's going to really love pool time! But we all know that open water and little ones can be dangerous. Check out this awesome baby float from Marley The Baby.
This non-inflatable float never needs to be inflated so there is no risk of popping! It also features an anti-flip system. The chest straps hold your baby in place while they enjoy the day on the water.
It can be used either while laying on the back or chest for comfortability. Suitable for kids 3-36 months weighing up to 44lbs. It's a great choice for a summer birthday gift!
This portable chair is a must-have for any 1-year-old.
Travel with ease using the Baby Delight Go With Me Chair. The 5-point removable harness makes your toddler secure and comfortable as they sit upright in the seat. As your toddler grows the seat can un-velcro to reveal two leg holes perfect for letting him stand with support.
The chair grows with your child and can then be used (up to 75 pounds) either with or without the snack tray.
Indoor/outdoor polyester along with the included sun canopy makes this the perfect chair to carry with you for use outdoors, or anywhere indoors.
One-year-olds are at the fun age where they want to go, go go, but still NEED to take those oh so important naps! The Baby Delight Go With Me™ Nod Deluxe Portable Travel Crib was created to give your little one a safe and stylish place to sleep at home and on the go.
The Nod can be assembled in seconds with no tools needed! A plush mattress gives your baby a comfortable place to sleep while the mesh walls are ideal for air flow and visibility. The zipper door allows you to lay next to your little one and comfort him/her when needed. When messes happen (because they do!), the fabric is fully removable and can be machine washed. When it’s time to travel or store the Nod away, simply click two buttons to fold it compactly and put it into the included travel bag.
Give your one-year-old (and yourself) some much-needed rest with the Nod travel crib.
Books are a must-have gift at any age. Why not think outside the classic book box and look at Baby University books? They are written by a science expert, Chris Ferrie, and are perfectly tailored for little scientists. They feature colorful, simple introductions to scientific and other STEM principles.
Birthdays are a great time of year to gift your child some new clothing! Make sure to add finn + emma to the birthday wish list. My favorites are the boy's henley shirts and graphic onesies. If you love boutique style clothing like I do, you will love finn + emma.
They have tons of sizes, styles, and patterns to chose from. You will love their selection of high-quality clothing and gender-neutral selection.
Want a gift that serves multiple purposes? One that will make both you and your little one happy? Check out Peejamas.
I know what you might be thinking- my one year old still wears diapers to bed. Well, mine does, too! Yet he soaks through his nighttime diapers more nights than he stays dry.
We were so excited when we found Peejamas. Whether you want them for now, or in the future, you really can't go wrong. Peejamas are actually highly absorbent pajamas that can be used for those leaky nighttime diapers or as your child is learning to potty train.
Give your little boy a two in one gift. This adorable weighted stuffed animal is not only a cuddly friend but the fact that it weighs three pounds offers significant benefits as well.
The Sensory Goods weighted stuffed animal helps calm children down, helps them sleep soundly, and provides constant sensory stimulation to the holder. Plus, weighted stuffed animals are adorable and tons of fun!
If your soon to be one year old hasn't started eating table food yet, they probably will be soon! What a fun way to make mealtime a little more smiley with the ezpz Mini Mat.
The Mini Mat is ezpz's top-selling product, and it is a great mealtime solution for little ones while at home and during travel. The Mini Mat is an all-in-one placemat + plate that suctions to the table. The mat’s stable base reduces tipped bowls/plates and helps infants and toddlers learn to self-feed.
Check out all the mealtime fun products on their website for all of your little one's mealtime needs. (Trust me, we have tried several brands and ezpz is by far the best!)
Toddlers love to play outside and we should love their time outdoors as well. We just need to make sure they are protected from the sun.
Green Sprouts makes sun wear that is breathable and SPF 50. They also have a whole line of swimwear that is SPF protected, as well as hats, sunglasses, water shoes, and just about everything your little one could need for a day of fun out in the sun. Check out all that they have to offer to help your little one stay safe while having fun outside.
As your baby gets bigger, so do their messes! That's why Dreambaby made the Character Toddler Bibs with Sleeves. When a regular bib doesn't cut it anymore, it's time to expand to one with sleeves.
These bibs feature full-length sleeves that will help keep your toddler clean from wrist to shoulder no matter how messy the meal. They cover the whole front of their shirt as well, which means less laundry for you. Each style features a convenient crumb pocket that catches the foods that miss the mouth, saving your toddler's pants and your floor from an additional mess.
Check out Wallaroo Hats! They are both fun and functional for your little one. This Microfiber Platypus hat is water-resistant and quick drying. In other words, it is basically toddler-proof! Plus, it has UPF 50+ fabric which blocks 97.5% of ultraviolet rays.
They have lots of styles and colors, plus, it is easy to search for hats based on your child's age to make sure you find the right one. Check them out!
I don't know about you, but my one-year-old is on the move! Nothing seems to slow him down, except for the Dreambaby Ava Security Gate.
This gate is the perfect balance of convenience, security, and safety, giving you peace of mind without sacrificing style. It is perfect for parents whose hands are full because it is able to be opened with one hand, yet the dual locks help prevent toddlers from opening the gate on their own.
With the family constantly going back and forth, Dreambaby® designed the Ava Security gate to do the same. It opens in either direction for fluidity and handiness while on the move.
We have a Yoto Mini Audio Player and my kids just love it! It's the perfect way to listen to audiobooks and music for kids! It is never too early to introduce your children to classic literature and Yoto makes it easy! They have over 1000 options of books and music to choose from!
Yoto Mini’s size and all-day battery make it perfect for road trips, flights and play dates.
Once you buy a player you're going to want some cards to go with it. Yoto has so many great titles for one-year-old boys.
Some of my favorites you should consider are: The complete Beatrix Potter collection, My First Classical Music Collection, Laurie Berkner Animal Songs, and the Llama Llama Red Pajama collection. There are SO many to choose from though, make sure you check out their huge selection!
This adorable little mouse is perfect for small hands! They will love being able to take him out of the box and then put him back in over and over again. He comes with his own pillow, blanket, and mattress and little boys will love tucking him in for bed. If you're looking for stocking stuffers, it's perfectly sized for that as well!
As a mother of seven, I have a lot of experience with boys and girls of many ages. Because of that, I have a large variety of posts to help you find the perfect gift for anyone on your shopping list.
I like the roll again tower.I have 2 grandsons turning 1. So they would love this.
Sunday 19th of November 2023
I love the 1.2.3 Winnie Pooh Playmobil Sets.
Saturday 18th of November 2023
I like the Baby Einstein Notes & Keys Magic Touch Wooden Electronic Keyboard.
Friday 17th of November 2023
What great ideas! Even though I have several kids I often find it difficult to come up with some new and exciting and this post did just that. I saw several items I never would have thought of. My favorite is the Rainbow Climbing Triangle, it looks like so much fun and the perfect addition to the playroom of active kids. Also the Grimm's wooden cars. I love the unique, simple look of them and they look like just the right size for little hands to have them zoom around!
Thursday 16th of November 2023
I like the Lovevery Wooden Blocks Set and Fruit & Veggie Bead Toy: Teach Food & Numbers.