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One-year-old boys are some of the most adventurous creatures on the planet. At this age, these tiny explorers are making the transition from infancy to toddlerhood. From insisting they wobble around the living room on their own, to saying their first word, and even wanting to taste every little thing they can get a hold of, one-year old boys are now starting to interact more with the world around them.
When selecting the best gifts for 1-year-old boys, it helps to think of early learning toys that will help them develop their cognitive, social, and physical skills. Here are a couple of ideas to consider:
1-Year-Old Boys Want to Be Up and About
In general, little boys hit their physical milestones early and are already quite adept at moving around on either their knees or feet at age one. The best toys for 1 year old boys are those that will get them from point A to B without a parent or adult having to carry them around.
There are many brands and types of walkers and ride-on toys for 1-year-old boys, from the classic Radio Flyer Walker Wagon (which they can either push around or, alternatively, ride around in) to the Wonder Walker Push And Pull Toddler Trainer (which comes with an activity board that will keep little hands busy).
Want to train them to ride a bike early? You can get them a push tricycle that they can coast around in Flintstones-style.
They Like to Keep Their Hands Busy
Aside from gross motor skills, one-year-old boys are also developing their fine motor skills at this age. Toys that can be manipulated as well as provide visual and auditory stimulation make excellent gifts for 1-year-old boys.
The Treetop Adventure Activity Baby Toy will keep little ones entertained for hours during playtime as they fiddle with its colorful beads, cogs, and gliders (they’re parent-recommended too, as hundreds of online reviews will attest). Whack And Learn Toys For Babies are also great at improving baby’s hand-eye coordination and dexterity while these toys play peek-a-boo. Simple games like these are the building blocks to motor skill development, as well as teaching them cause and effect.
They Also Tend to Play Rough
That said, it’s wise to buy toys that will minimize the risk of bumps and bruises. Soft plush toys (like stuffed animals, blocks, and trucks) make for great fun and can be thrown around with little risk of breaking anything.
Below is the complete list of the best gifts for 1-year-old boys that we’ve rounded up. Find anything you like? Ask us a question or leave a comment below!
26 Plush Barnyard Animals
This plush stuffed animal set includes lifelike animal sounds for each animal within the barn. Great for playtime and pretend play.
25 Fisher-Price Boppin Activity Bugs
This activity set is a great toy that’s full of surprises for baby. Each bug makes exciting and unique sound effects and have tactile knobs for baby to push, turn, slide or press.
24 Rainbow Xylophone
Vibrantly colored xylophone piano pounding bench, with 3 pounding balls and a striking hammer. This is the best xylophone piano pounding bench for kids and toddlers. Babies can learn about music, numbers and alphabet while playing.
23 Tummy Time Playmat
This polar bear mat offers support for all your baby’s wiggles and kicks. The sweet matching prop pillow gives baby a lift as she learns to push up during those first few months.
22 Radio Flyer Walker Wagon 1 Year Old
The “resist push” feature allows beginner walkers to safely build confidence and balance. Removable wooden stake sides add to the fun and the furniture friendly bumper protects your home as your little one learns to walk.
21 Activity Cube Playset
This sturdy activity cube with three colorful wooden blocks are made from natural solid wood with polished edges and non-toxic water-based paint with no lead and burr, makes it a great one year old boy and girl gift.
20Whack And Learn Toys For Babies
This toddler learning toy is specially designed to help your baby develop fine motor skills, problem solving skills, logical thinking and communication skills. It sings the abcs, counts numbers and plays music.
19 Gund Cozy Collection Fox Stuffed Plush For 1 Year Old
The Cozy Collection features cuddly companions with special plush that feels like hugging an old friend! This adorable curious fox with ultra-soft fur makes the best snuggling companion.
18Munchkin Bath Bobbing Toy 6+ Month Olds
Turn your tub into the arctic with Munchkin’s arctic-inspired Polar Bear and Penguin Bath Bobbers. Watch as they sink and pop right out of the water, surprising your toddler with giggles time and time again. Every day is a winter wonderland with these bobbling arctic companions.
17Baby Drum Keyboard Musical Toy
Babies who become rockstars started with this toy. Just kidding. But, this drumkit with keyboard can be baby’s first forey into music. Mixed with colors and lights, this will give baby a lot to play with.
16Baby Toys Soft Rubber Cars
Big Mo’s Toys Soft Rubber Cars make ideal gifts for any little baby. These floating cars are great bathtub toys for it is rubber and made of the same materials as the rubber duckies.
15 Plush Stacking Baby Toys For 1 Year Old
iPlay, iLearn is a caring, family business created by an Early Childhood Teacher and Mother, who wanted to ensure that all Children have access to fun, safe toys that assist in their development of life skills, motor skills and thinking processes.
14Multicolor Plush Baby Educational Toy Ball
About 6 Inches in diameter. Made of stuffed soft plush. Specially designed for baby and easy to grasp.
13Baby Bedside Lamp
Portable Bluetooth Music Nightlights offer a gentle and calming glow for children of all ages.
12Soft Pullback Baby Toy Cars
The Melissa & Doug Pull-Back Vehicles set for babies and toddlers includes 4 safe, soft vehicles including a school bus, family car, fire truck, and police car.
11 Baby Walker Activity Center
Entertain and stimulate your child’s early development with the Tiny Love Meadow Days Here I Grow 4-in-1 Mobile Activity Center.
10Baby Activity Pillow
A unique combination of a soft resting area and a self-contained play environment for babies and toddlers. The triangular fabric covered inflatable ring provides additional sideways support for baby during rest and play.
9 Treetop Adventure Activity Baby Toy
This wooden activity center is packed full of exciting features! Includes 4 quadrants with a variety of activities: 6 tracks with animal-themed gliders, 6 bead runs with colorful wooden beads, a spring flower and more.
8 Baby Swing
The Little Tikes 2-in-1 snug secure swing is for children who absolutely love to swing. This baby swing from Little Tikes is the perfect combination of safety and comfort. Caring parents will love all of the different safety features found on the Little Tikes swing.
7Educational Baby Dinosaur Toy
Learn about colors, shapes, numbers and food with the chomp & count Dino by VTech. Put the colorful play pieces in the Dino’s mouth and watch as he eats and recognizes each piece! This Dino is hungry, so feed him a healthy treat.
6Baby Activity Table
This entertainer is loads of fun from babies to toddlers! The baby activity center transforms into a stand and play activity table for an older child’s use.
5Squirting Baby Bath Toys
Make bath time a splash with colorful Little Squirts Bath Toys from Nuby. Little Squirts help improve coordination and encourage imaginative play. Squeeze and squirt streams of water from these playful aquatic characters. Bright colors and playful designs will provide countless hours of fun for your little one.
4Xiapia Toddler Push Tricycle
XIAPIA Baby Balance Bike Toddler Tricycle Bike No Pedals 10-24 Months Ride-on Toys Gifts Indoor Outdoor for One Year Old Boys Girls First Birthday Thanksgiving Christmas, Have our own design patent, recommend for 10-24 month baby; no pedals, fully enclosed wheel, avoid clamping baby’s feet.with limited 135 degree turning to avoid baby side falling down.
3 Kick Scooter With Foldable Seat
Beginning with a toddler scooter with seat; Little baby kids’ll be able to sit down on a comfortable & removable & adjustable seat,Adjustable handbar with height range from 19″- 28″ which can grow with your child.
2Wonder Walker Push And Pull Toddler Trainer
Award Winning Hape Wonder Walker Push and Pull Toddler Walking Wooden Toy with fun moveable knobs, gears and colorful balls turning it into a busy-box on wheels. The rubber lining of the wheels make this a great choice for kids, while the storage base offers room for stuffed animal friends to come along for the ride.
1Block Roll Toddler Wooden Push Cart
The Block and Roll Cart from Hape will have children zooming past on their feet in no time. This innovatively designed push and pull toy features a sturdy wooden frame to provide kids a safe, stable base to lean on as they walk farther and farther each day, and brightly painted blocks that add even more entertainment.