A guide to finding the perfect gift for your one-year-old boy – Your little one will have so much fun playing with these awesome toys from twelve months old and on.
Looking for a meaningful, educational, or practical gift for your one-year-old boy? Check out some of the awesome options below! These gifts are also great for one-year-old girls, of course!
Life with a one-year-old is an exciting time. From walking, talking climbing, building, and scribbling, they learn to do so many new things. These toys and gift ideas will help your new one-year-old reach their developmental milestones this year while having tons of fun along the way.
The Best gift Ideas for One Year Old Boys
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A walker is a great toy for a one-year-old who is learning to stand and take steps. I LOVE that this walker because it’s multifunctional. Your one-year-old will be able to use it even after he’s mastered walking.
BOTH my kids used a similar version of this stroller when they were learning to walk. My 3 year old STILL enjoys playing with it and pushing her dolls around. My one year old… loves to steal juice boxes and take them for walks.
Another amazing gift choice for little boys who are crawling and climbing all over the place.
There are a ton of different options available. We have this 6-piece set and my kids love climbing on them and building with them.
3. Sports Balls
My one-year-old has recently learned to say “ball” and these are definitely a favorite toy to play with at our house. They get used every day! I love that they are small enough for my one-year-old to hold, throw, and catch. They’re also soft enough to not hurt if someone accidentally gets hit by one.
We actually got this as a gift for my daughter on her second birthday but my son loves playing with it. He doesn’t use it quite the way it’s meant to be used yet, but this is definitely a toy your old-year-old can grow into. The best part is that my daughter, who is now almost four, STILL enjoys playing with her ice cream cart.
5. Play Kitchen
So many people had recommended we get our son a play kitchen for his first birthday. We don’t have space for it right now, but he loves using the toy kitchens when we go to his cousins’ houses. It’s so much fun for one-year-olds to open up doors and put the pretend food in different places.
KidKraft has some super adorable, realistic-looking play kitchens available. I’m obsessed with this farmhouse style kids’ kitchen (because it’s nicer than my real kitchen)!
A musical instrument set is a great gift for a one-year-old. My son’s favorite thing right now is shaking maracas, but he loves playing with anything that makes noise.
Stacking towers are a great gifts idea and a super versatile toy. These are perfect for helping your one year old develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and learn about colors and shapes.
My son is a big fan of his pounding bench that he got for his first birthday. He doesn’t quite know how to use the hammer yet but he loves pushing the blocks through with his hands and then turning it over to do it again.
9. Water Table
A perfect gift for any one-year-old! My son will sit and stay occupied while playing with water for a long time. He even loves figuring out how to open up his water cups so he can splash in the spilled water.
A water table can offer your kids hours of entertainment!
View this list of the 21 best outside toys for todders!
10. Toy Cars
My son loves moving these cars back and forth and the noise they make when the wheels spin. Toy cars are also a great way to stimulate language development with your one-year-old.
Read more tips and toys for helping your toddler learn to talk.
11. Shape Sorter
A shape sorter is an excellent and versatile toy for older one-year-olds. It’s great for helping your toddler with shape (and color) recognition and fine motor skills.
Right now, my son likes to dump out all the shapes, bang them together, stack them and put random things in the box. This is definitely a toy that will grow with your child!
12. Ride On Push Car
My little guy loves riding in his (older sister’s) push car. He gets so excited when he sees it. Bonus: if you have an older child, recruit them to do the pulling instead of you!
Both my kids love using this magnetic drawing board. I love it because they can be creative without making a mess!
It does come with small magnets but you can remove them if your little one is still putting anything and everything in their mouth.
15. Aquadoodle Mat
My one-year-old always wants to color like his big sister, but he has a tendency to snack on the crayons. The aquadoodle is a perfect alternative. This mat can encourage creativity and pre-writing skills (scribbling, learning how to hold the pen) without the mess.
A useful and practical gift for a little walker.
I love these shoes for babies who are just learning to walk. They are easy to slip on but they stay on. The soles are soft and flexible, which helps to support good balance in early walkers.
These shoes also received the Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association. And they’re super cute!
17. Bath Toys
My one-year-old LOVES taking baths, splashing in the water, and playing with his toys. His favorite right now are these drainable nesting cups. He enjoys scooping up the water and watching it drain out the bottom.
18. Toddler Couch
My kids are huge fans of their ‘kid couch’. They love sitting or lounging on their very own toddler-sized couch. We keep ours in the living room, but it’s great for the bedroom or playroom or any place your one-year-old frequently hangs out.
19. Bubble Machine
Do you know a toddler who doesn’t like bubbles? Because I don’t!
A bubble machine is the perfect gift for a one-year-old. It will keep kids entertained chasing, popping, and playing with bubbles. The best part is that you don’t have to do any bubble blowing, just let the machine do all the work!
Awesome gift ideas for One-Year-Old Boys
I love all ages and stages of my children’s lives but there is something so special about watching them develop new skills and discover so many new things during the second year of life.
These toys and gift ideas will keep your one-year-old entertained as he learns and grows throughout the year.