47 Best Toys and Gifts for 1-Year-Old Girls

No longer infants, just barely toddlers, it can be difficult to decide what toys and gifts will hold these little ones’ interest. But fear not, we have done the hard work for you. We have rounded up the best, most popular, and most fun gifts for 1-year-old girls this year. 

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Top Gift and Toy Ideas for 1-Year-Old GirlsBaby Balance BikeLeapFrog 100 Words BookVTech Sit-to-Stand WalkerMAGIFIRE Wooden PuzzlesMusical Keyboard PlaymatFloral Ruffle Top and Pants SetWood City Sorting & Stacking BlocksCarter's Rashguard SetLeapFrog Musical Tea SetLittle Tikes Spiralin' Seas Water TableLeapFrog Fridge Magnetic Letter SetLittle Tikes Bus Climber and SlideFisher-Price Servin' Up Fun Food TruckLeapFrog Shapes Picnic BasketIndestructibles: Let's Go Outside!Lewo Wooden Rainbow StackerManhattan Toy Musical ChickenDancing Baby Shark DollIf I Were A Duck Board BookVTech Smart Shots Sports CenterCubicFun 5-in-1 Piano Drum SetFisher-Price Stride-to-Ride PuppyVTech Smart Wheels Police TowerWild One Outfit Set G-Wack Bath Toys VTech Pull and Sing PuppyGJZZ Bead Maze Toy with MusicPinkfong Favorite Songs BookMelissa & Doug Shapes Knob PuzzleFisher-Price My Smart PurseGreen Toys Dump TruckFisher-Price Rock-a-StackMega Bloks Building BagMelissa & Doug Animal MagnetsPop Up Tent with Tunnel and Ball Pit Boynton's Greatest Hits Board BooksBeeswax Crayons LEGO DUPLO Number TrainMelissa & Doug Stacking BlocksABC What Can She Be?Little Tikes Rocking HorseArtCreativity Bubble Lawn MowerBasket of Babies Plush DollsLittle Tikes Grow With Me SwingSpike The Fine Motor HedgehogBaby Starters Sweet Rosie PlushHape Pound & Tap BenchHow We Selected Gifts for 1-Year-Old GirlsRecommended by Child Development ExpertsPromotes Learning and DevelopmentActive Toys for Active KidsGreat Indoor and Outdoor ToysGifts for Similar AgesFAQs - Gifts for 1-Year-Old GirlsWhat is a good riding toy for a 1-year-old girl?What is a good book to buy for a 1-year-old girl?What is a good outdoor toy for a 1-year-old?What is the best educational toy for a 1-year-old?

Top Gift and Toy Ideas for 1-Year-Old Girls

Baby Balance Bike

AVENOR Baby Balance Bike Toys for 1 Year Old Gifts Boys Girls 10-24 Months Kids Toys Toddler Best 1st Birthday Girl Boy Gift Children Walker Baby Walker No Pedal Infant 4 Wheels Bicycle

The Baby Balance Bike is a great first riding toy for a 1-year-old’s birthday or Christmas present. This cute little pink balance bike is made with an extra-sturdy design to help your little one stay steady as she learns to maneuver her new bike. No pedaling is required for this bike – she keeps both her feet on the ground as she rides.

This bike is designed for safety. The handlebars are tall enough to allow her to stand upright and have a limited turning capacity which prevents your toddler from toppling over. Watch your girl develop balance and confidence on this starter bike, and before you know it she will be ready for a real one!

LeapFrog 100 Words Book

LeapFrog Scout and Violet 100 Words Book (Amazon Exclusive), Purple

If you’re book shopping for a 1-year-old, why not get a book that reads to her? The LeapFrog 100 Words Book is an exciting way to expand your little girl’s vocabulary. Each page features many different vocabulary words and pictures. When she touches each word, the book can be read to her in English or Spanish. The book also features music and fun facts about each different word.

Your 1-year-old will enjoy carrying it around by the handle all by herself and looking at the fun pictures. Hearing the fun songs and sounds and learning all the new words is sure to bring a smile to her face.

VTech Sit-to-Stand Walker

VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker (Frustration Free Packaging), Pink

Traditional baby walkers are no longer recommended by child safety experts. Push walkers, like this VTech Sit-to-Stand Walker, are now considered a safer alternative for little ones just learning to walk. Whether your 1-year-old is already a confident walker or has yet to take her first steps, this push walker will help her build skill and confidence.

The front of the walker features lots of fun interactive toys that 1-year-olds will also enjoy. From musical buttons to push, to a phone, to fun wheels to turn and spin, there are lots to keep her engaged while she’s sitting and playing. Then when she wants to get up and move, the walker is there ready to go. Encourage safe motor skill development with this fun and interesting gift.

MAGIFIRE Wooden Puzzles

Magifire Wooden Puzzles, Set of 4 Montessori Toys for 1 Year Old, Toys for Toddlers 1-3, Baby Puzzles as Wood Toys with Chunky Pieces, Includes Storage Bag & Giftable Box, Ideal Easter Gifts for Kids

Give your sweet 1-year-old an introduction to the world of puzzles with the MAGIFIRE Wooden Puzzles. With colorful pieces that are big enough for little hands to grasp onto, these puzzles are the perfect gift for a tiny toddler. The brilliant and fun animal shapes will delight your little girl, and she will also enjoy learning colors and animal names while she plays.

Wooden puzzles are an excellent way for little ones to practice coordination and fine motor skills. For her birthday or Christmas this year, give her an educational toy with a purpose with these awesome puzzles.

Musical Keyboard Playmat

M SANMERSEN Piano Mat - Musical Keyboard Floor Playmat 39.5

The Musical Keyboard Playmat is a fun musical gift that any bouncing toddler will love. The keys make beautiful tones when she presses, walks, or crawls on them, which will make her squeal with delight. This mat also plays 8 distinct animal sounds with the touch of a button, making it even more fun.

Parents will appreciate how easily this mat can be folded up and put away, perfect for when it’s time to tidy up the playroom. Its portability makes it easy to travel with, making it a great toy to take on a vacation or over to Grandma’s. The bright lights and fun sounds make this a great toy for the whole family to enjoy.

Floral Ruffle Top and Pants Set

CARETOO Girls Clothes Outfits, Cute Baby Girl Floral Short Sleeve Pant Set Flower Ruffle Top

If you’re shopping for a 1-year-old fashionista, check out the Floral Ruffle Top and Pant Set. This pink and white floral long sleeve top pairs adorably with ripped, cuffed jeans for a casual yet stylish look. This outfit would be great for a family photo session or just an ordinary day out and about with Mom and Dad. 

Just because you’re still in diapers doesn’t mean you still can’t look your best. Help the 1-year-old girl on your list break out of the rompers and onesies with a fashionable outfit that really pops.

Wood City Sorting & Stacking Blocks

WOOD CITY Wooden Montessori Sorting & Stacking Toys for Toddlers 1 2 3 Year Old, Educational Shape Color Recognition Puzzle Stacker, Development & Learning Toys Boys Girls

Busy 1-year-olds naturally enjoy sorting and organizing their toys. The Wooden Sorting & Stacking Toys is a shape sorting toy that helps improve fine motor skills and coordination while teaching shape recognition, color recognition, and the concepts of “same” and “different”.  Your little one will enjoy removing the blocks from their posts and then putting them back on.

As she plays, you can talk about the different colors and shapes of the wooden blocks. You can even count the holes in each block, as well as count each shape’s sides and corners. This simple wooden toy presents so many developmental opportunities for your little learner, as she has fun and plays. When you’re looking for an educational toy for a 1-year-old, this one is a sure bet.

Carter’s Rashguard Set

Simple Joys by Carter's Girls' 2-Piece Assorted Rashguard Sets, Navy Mermaid/Pink Stripe, 2T

When she’s going for a dip in the pool or maybe just a splash in the backyard sprinkler, she will need a cute swimsuit! The Carter’s Rashguard Set is perfect for protecting your 1-year-old’s delicate skin even on a hot summer day. The long sleeve ensures she won’t get sunburned while having enough airflow to keep her cool.

Carters is known for high-quality children’s clothing, and parents will be very satisfied with this set. For a cute toddler swimsuit that is also practical, this one makes a great choice.

LeapFrog Musical Tea Set

LeapFrog Sweet Treats Musical Tea Set (Amazon Exclusive)

One-year-old girls will love having imaginary tea parties with the LeapFrog Musical Tea Set. Besides the traditional teacups and saucers, this set also includes a pitcher, pretend cakes, and a little stand for all the accessories. The pitcher even talks, lights up and sings.

Imaginative play is essential for young children’s growth and development. This set gives your little one the tools to act out tons of adventures and silly times while having fun. You can’t go wrong with a classic tea party set for little girls!

Little Tikes Spiralin’ Seas Water Table

Little Tikes Spiralin' Seas Waterpark Play Table, Multicolor

Soak up the remaining days of summer with the Little Tikes Water Table. Your 1-year-old will be fascinated with splashing in the water and watching the squirt balls spiral down the middle chute. The accessories that come with this water table can’t be beaten – besides the spiral chute, it comes with 5 squirt balls, a Ferris wheel, and a cup for pouring.

One-year-olds love playing with water, especially on hot days. Help the little one on your list cool off with this interactive water table that will keep her busy. Perfect for a patio, driveway, or backyard, this is a great gift for any 1 year old.

LeapFrog Fridge Magnetic Letter Set

LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter Set, Pink Small

For a fun and simple activity that will keep your 1 year old entertained, check out LeapFrog Fridge Magnetic Letter Set. To play, your toddler inserts the letter magnet blocks into the bus. The bus will then play fun sounds, including the name of each letter and the sound it makes. Your toddler will learn her letters and sounds without even realizing she is learning!

Your little one can play with Fridge Phonics in the kitchen while you are cooking, or anywhere else she desires. This portable and educational activity is great for on the go. She will have a blast listening to the fun sounds and songs while learning to recognize her ABCs.

Little Tikes Bus Climber and Slide

Little Baby Bum Wheels on the Bus Climber and Slide with Interactive Musical Dashboard by Little Tikes

If you have a 1-year-old, you may already be familiar with Little Baby Bum. But even if you’re not, all you need to know is that your toddler will love the Little Tikes Bus Climber and Slide. This big playset is great for climbing and can be used indoors or outdoors. One-year-olds will love climbing in and out of the bus and up and down the slide.

The fun steering wheel plays everyone’s favorite song, “Wheels on the Bus” and also makes a realistic Beep Beep! sound when she honks the horn. Now she can sing along with the music while pretending to drive the bus. If you have an active little one on your hands, she will love this fun climbing gift.

Fisher-Price Servin’ Up Fun Food Truck

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Toddler Learning Toy Servin’ Up Fun Food Truck Electronic Playset With 24 Accessories For Ages 18+ Months

One-year-olds will love exploring the Fisher-Price Food Truck. This fun twist on a traditional play kitchen features a menu, cash register, and lots of exciting play food. Hamburgers, tacos, and cookies are just a few of the options available in this exciting play truck.

Toddlers will also enjoy the shape sorter recycling bin, the light-up bell to ring, and the grill for cooking the exciting treats. With so many different accessories to play with, we believe this fun toy will hold your 1-year-old’s interest for hours. Grill up some fun with this fun toddler playset!

LeapFrog Shapes Picnic Basket

LeapFrog Shapes & Sharing Picnic Basket, Pink 6.22 x 8.66 x 6.69 inches

Everybody loves a picnic! The LeapFrog Shapes Picnic Basket is a delightful toy that helps youngsters learn colors, shapes, and food vocabulary names while having a blast at a pretend picnic. The basket even includes a shape sorter in the lid to help your little one practice matching shapes while she plays.

A toy such as this lends itself to pretend play, which is so important for 1-year-olds’ growth and development. What fun to bring along this brightly colored basket to the park and pretend to eat sandwiches, cookies, and watermelon. The basket even plays music and teaches colors and shapes. When you need an educational and interactive gift for a 1-year-old, this one is a great choice.

Indestructibles: Let’s Go Outside!

Indestructibles: Let's Go Outside!: Chew Proof · Rip Proof · Nontoxic · 100% Washable (Book for Babies, Newborn Books, Safe to Chew)

If your 1-year-old likes to chew on books, check out Indestructibles: Let’s Go Outside!. Indestructibles books are perfect for babies and toddlers. Little ones can bite them, throw them, and even attempt to tear and crumple them, but Indestructibles books can’t be damaged.

When you read the story in this book, you won’t have to worry about her trying to bite the book and destroying it. You can read this fun book about playing outside together and she can chew on it to her heart’s content. Is there anything better than a book made just for babies?

Lewo Wooden Rainbow Stacker

Lewo 12 PCS Wooden Rainbow Stacker Extra Large Stacking Game Nesting Puzzle Building Blocks Educational Toys for Kids Baby Toddlers

Many parents love wooden toys for helping toddlers use their own imagination. The Lewo Wooden Rainbow Stacker is a great choice if you are looking to add wooden toys to your little one’s collection. It features 6 brilliantly colored wooden stacker pieces that fit together to form a beautiful rainbow. However, your 1-year-old can use her imagination to make them anything she wants to be through play.

Rather than tons of loud toys, a few strategic wooden toys can encourage creativity and dramatic play in young children. We think this beautiful rainbow stacker is a great one to start with!

Manhattan Toy Musical Chicken

Manhattan Toy Musical Chicken Wooden Instrument for Toddlers with Xylophone, Drumsticks, Cymbal and Maraca,Blue

One-year-olds love music, so the Manhattan Toy Musical Chicken is a fun way to encourage your toddler’s musical development. This beautifully decorated chicken is actually three instruments in one – maraca, xylophone, and cymbals. It even comes with wooden drumsticks/mallets for playing the xylophone or banging on a makeshift drum.

Your little one will enjoy making her own music in many different ways with this exciting toy. The pretty colors and designs will attract her and hold her interest. This musical chicken is likely to be a toy she will enjoy and cherish for years.

Dancing Baby Shark Doll

WowWee Pinkfong Baby Shark Official Dancing Doll

Is your 1-year-old already a Baby Shark fan? The Dancing Baby Shark Doll from is the perfect toy for her to cuddle while she jams out to her favorite song. She can squeeze his tummy to hear the Pinkfong’s Baby Shark tune; no need to play it on a phone or TV. Then, she’ll be able to dance along as it plays her favorite tune! Better yet, this plush is adorable, soft, and cuddly.

If your little girl is already familiar with the Baby Shark family, we think she will squeal with delight when she opens up Baby Shark. And imagine her surprise when she realizes he can play music and dance. For a simple gift that packs in a lot of fun, the Baby Shark doll is a good choice.

If I Were A Duck Board Book

When you want to give a book as a gift, why not choose this one that’s paired with an adorable fluffy friend? The If I Were A Duck Board Book from Jellycat has it all: a great story to listen to and a soft duck to hug while she listens.

Jellycat is known for its extra-soft stuffed animals, and this duck is no exception. The book tells a fun story that your 1-year-old will want you to read over and over again. She will also have fun squeezing her Bashful Duck during story time and playing with him throughout the day. Encourage reading from an early age with this fun book and toy set.

VTech Smart Shots Sports Center

VTech Smart Shots Sports Center

You’re never too young to start working on your jump shot. The VTech Smart Shots Sports Center is a fun sports-themed toy that is perfect for 1-year-olds. Help your little one learn about soccer and basketball with this exciting interactive toy. She will love dunking the basketball in the hoop and kicking the soccer ball into the goal.

The point counter will help her keep track of her score while also learning numbers and counting. This sports center also plays music and teaches shapes. When your toddler isn’t scoring baskets and goals, she will love pressing the buttons and listening to the sounds and songs. We highly recommend this indoor/outdoor toy to introduce your 1-year-old to the wide world of sports.

CubicFun 5-in-1 Piano Drum Set

1 Year Old Girl Toys - Baby Piano, Drum Set for Toddlers 1-3, Xylophone, Musical Toys, Whack-A-Mole - Baby Toys 12-18 Months - 1 2 3 Year Old Girl Toys Birthday Gift

One-year-olds love to make noise! Why not give her a gift that helps her make as many fun and interesting noises as possible? The CubicFun 5-in-1 Piano Drum Set lets her make music with several fun instruments all in one exciting toy!

The piano keys can be adjusted to also make the sounds of a trumpet and a guitar. In color mode, they will teach her the names of the colors. There is even a microphone to sing along. We also think your 1 year old will have a blast just banging on the drums! Allow your toddler to explore the world of music by making interesting noises on this thrilling toy.

Fisher-Price Stride-to-Ride Puppy

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Musical Baby Walker, Stride-to-Ride Puppy, Ride-On Toy with Lights Songs & Blocks for Infant to Toddler

Can’t decide between purchasing a push walker or a riding toy? Why not both? The Fisher-Price Stride-to-Ride Puppy grows with your 1-year-old, so she can use it at any stage. For those who are not quite walking independently, it starts as a push wagon. As she grows, it transitions to a riding toy. 

Your 1-year-old will have a blast using this toy at every stage. She will also enjoy the light-up collar and nose, as well as the ears that wiggle as she rides or pushes along. As an added bonus, there are over 50 tunes and phrases so your child can learn as she plays. 

VTech Smart Wheels Police Tower

VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Launch and Chase Police Tower

If your 1-year-old loves cars, trucks, and things that go, she will love the VTech Smart Wheels Police Tower. This super cool Smart point ramp is activated in five different locations by the Smart point police car. At each location, simply run your car over the Smart point and hear exciting sounds.

The set comes with two exciting cars – the Smart point police car and a getaway car. What fun to chase the getaway car round and round, up and down the ramps. When the getaway car finally gets caught, it can go straight to jail at the bottom of the ramp. Activate your 1-year-old’s imagination and excite her with the fun sounds and brightly colored cars. Vroom vroom!

Wild One Outfit Set 

3PCS Wild One Outfit Set Baby Girls First Birthday Floral Tops + Pants + Headband (Black Short,12-18 Months)

Are you wondering what your baby girl should wear to her first birthday party? Wonder no more – the Wild One Outfit Set will look just great on her big day. It includes a black onesie with the “Wild One” logo and adorable pink and black floral pants with a matching headband.

Dress your little wild one up in this cute outfit for her birthday, and we guarantee your pictures will look adorable! Whether you are doing a big party or a small family get-together, a giant cake smash, or just a few cupcakes, this outfit will give her the perfect look on her special day.

G-Wack Bath Toys 

G-WACK Bath Toys for Toddlers Age 1 2 3 Year Old Girl Boy, Preschool New Born Baby Bathtub Water Toys, Durable Interactive Multicolored Infant Toy, Lovely Monkey Caterpillar,2 Strong Suction Cups

What could make bath time even more fun than it already is? The right bathtub toys, of course! The G-Wack Bath Toys are a fun small gift or stocking stuffer for a 1-year-old that will make bath time a blast.

This toy has suction cups to stick to the side of your bath and moving parts that encourage cause-and-effect play and the development of fine motor skills. Your child will love using the cup to pour water and watch the monkey’s eyes move, the water spinner, and more. The bright colors will enthrall and delight her as she bathes. When you need a little gift for a 1-year-old, you can’t go wrong with bath toys.

VTech Pull and Sing Puppy

VTech Pull and Sing Puppy

Every 1-year-old would love her very own puppy to play with! Now she can have one that comes with all of the fun and none of the mess. The VTech Pull and Sing Puppy is an adorable dalmatian that sings, teaches colors and numbers, and even comes with its own leash.

Your little one will love taking her puppy for walks. She will also enjoy pushing the buttons to hear the sounds and songs, and she will be delighted by this puppy’s light-up nose. Your favorite 1-year-old will feel like such a big girl taking care of her very own puppy. This is a fun gift that everyone can enjoy.

GJZZ Bead Maze Toy with Music

Musical toys are always a hit with 1-year-olds. Check out the Bead Maze Toy with Music for a fun experience that encourages fine motor development. It also plays music and moves around, encouraging your child to chase it. As an added bonus, there are two different volume levels, which parents will appreciate.

Whether your baby is playing with the bead maze, bobbing along to the music, or chasing this toy around, they will be having a blast. Consider this musical toy for the 1-year-old girl in your life today!

Pinkfong Favorite Songs Book

Pinkfong Kids' Favorite Songs Sound Book

You are probably already familiar with Pinkfong, creators of the Baby Shark music and video. But did you know they have many other fun songs and characters that children will enjoy? The Pinkfong Favorite Songs Book features 10 classic children’s songs that can be played by pushing one of the 10 buttons on the side.

Each page shows the lyrics to a song, as well as a brilliant illustration to go along with. Simply push the button with the corresponding picture to hear that music. After just a few listens, your 1-year-old may be trying to sing along. She may also enjoy the accompanying hand motions for each song that are illustrated on each page. Toddlers love singing and dancing, so this book is sure to become an instant favorite.

Melissa & Doug Shapes Knob Puzzle

Melissa & Doug First Shapes Jumbo Knob Wooden Puzzle - Wooden Peg Chunky Baby Puzzle, Preschool Learning Shapes Knob Puzzle Board For Toddlers Ages 1+

The Melissa & Doug Shapes Knob Puzzle is the perfect puzzle for little hands. The large, smooth wooden knobs on each piece are easy for a 1-year-old to grasp as she practices removing the pieces and putting them back where they belong. As she plays, you can have a conversation with her about the 5 different shapes contained in the puzzle – square, rectangle, triangle, circle, and oval.

All together, the shapes help form a pretty house picture. This simple puzzle can spark discussions about colors, shapes, and more, while helping your 1-year-old develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. From award-winning toymakers, Melissa & Doug, this little puzzle is an excellent gift for a toddler.

Fisher-Price My Smart Purse

Fisher-Price Smart Purse Learning Toy with Lights Music and Smart Stages Educational Content for Babies and Toddlers, Pink​

Just because you’re only 1-year-old doesn’t mean you don’t need your own purse. With the Fisher-Price My Smart Purse, she will really feel like a big girl. This purse comes with the coolest accessories to play with, including a credit card, keys, bracelet, phone and mirror.

The purse lights up and sings with the push of a button. Your toddler can learn many words, songs, and phrases in English and Spanish from this fun educational toy. She will also enjoy pulling all the accessories out of the purse and putting them back in again. Now she can feel just like Mommy with her very own purse!

Green Toys Dump Truck

Green Toys Dump Truck in Yellow and Red - BPA Free, Phthalates Free Toys for Gross/Fine Motor Skill Development. Pretend Play , Red/Yellow

If you haven’t heard of Green Toys yet, they are the BPA-free, environmentally friendly toys made from recycled materials that are sweeping the nation. We think 1-year-olds will love the Green Toys Dump Truck. This exciting dump truck can be enjoyed inside or outside, and little ones will love rolling it back and forth and dumping out cargo.

For parents that are environmentally conscious, Green Toys offer a great alternative to the traditional plastic toys that are likely to eventually end up in a landfill. Parents will also appreciate that this truck is dishwasher safe, making it exceptionally easy to clean. For a little girl who loves cars and trucks, this one makes a fine gift.

Fisher-Price Rock-a-Stack

Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Rock-a-Stack

The Fisher-Price Rock-a-Stack would make a great first birthday present. This simple, classic toy comes with five brightly colored rings for your little one to stack and unstack. While she plays, you can talk about big and small and learn different color names. Arranging the rings in order from largest to smallest will help her develop coordination and sorting skills.

This simple toy taps into a young toddler’s natural inclination to organize and arrange her toys. She will love pulling the rings off the stand and then trying to put them back on again. While she organizes the rings, she will also be learning the vocabulary words that describe color and size, helping to improve her language abilities as well. When you need a classic yet simple gift for a 1-year-old, this is an awesome choice.

Mega Bloks Building Bag

MEGA BLOKS Fisher-Price Toddler Block Toys, Big Building Bag with 80 Pieces and Storage Bag, Pink, Gift Ideas for Kids Age 1+ Years

One-year-olds are too young for LEGO, but they are not too young for the Mega Bloks. These jumbo sized building blocks are made with little hands in mind. They are easy to grasp, as well as easy to put together and take apart. That makes them perfect for 1-year-olds, who are just learning how to build with blocks.

This mega bag holds 80 blocks of varying sizes and colors. This is the perfect amount to introduce your little one to the world of building and allow her to make a variety of towers and designs. Show her how to attach the blocks together to build, and then watch her have fun making many different exciting designs. The zip-up bag is perfect for storage and portability. This toy is sure to be a hit with 1-year-olds, and maybe with the rest of the family, too.

Melissa & Doug Animal Magnets

Melissa & Doug 20 Wooden Animal Magnets in a Box - Cute Animal Fridge, Refrigerator Magnets For Toddlers Ages 2+

Magnets are a fun, versatile play option for toddlers. The Melissa & Doug Animal Magnets can be used on the refrigerator, a magnetic easel, or by themselves. Your 1-year-old will truly enjoy exploring these realistic animal magnets and learning the names of each animal.

If you are busy cooking dinner, simply set her up in front of the refrigerator with her animal magnets. She will have so much fun sticking them to the refrigerator and taking them off again. Or play together and have rich conversations about the names and colors of the animals and the different sounds they make. With a simple toy like this, the possibilities are endless.

Pop Up Tent with Tunnel and Ball Pit 

UTEX 3 in 1 Pop Up Play Tent with Tunnel, Ball Pit for Kids, Boys, Girls, Babies and Toddlers, Indoor/Outdoor Playhouse,Yellow

The Pop Up Tent with Tunnel and Ball Pit is a gift that will give your 1-year-old a thrill. This easy to assemble play tent comes with two sizable ball pits connected by an exciting tunnel that is perfect to crawl through. With tons of balls to roll, throw, and catch, she will never get bored of this playset.

She will enjoy playing in this tent solo or with friends or older siblings. Parents will appreciate how easy the tent is to put up and take down – just fold and go. She will love crawling back and forth and playing peek-a-boo in the window cutouts. Perfect for indoor or outdoor use, this is a big gift any toddler will love!

Boynton’s Greatest Hits Board Books

Boynton's Greatest Hits The Big Blue Box (Boxed Set): Moo, Baa, La La La!; A to Z; Doggies; Blue Hat, Green Hat

If you don’t already know about Sandra Boynton, you are missing out. She is a hilarious author who writes fun and silly board books that babies and toddlers everywhere love. The Boynton’s Greatest Hits Board Books feature three of her most popular titles – Moo Baa La La La, A to Z, and Doggies.

Boynton’s books are just the right length for reading aloud to little ones, and they always rhyme, which makes them fun to read for both toddlers and their parents. Who says bedtime stories have to be boring? We recommend Boynton books for an enjoyable reading experience.

Beeswax Crayons 

[2 Pack] Natural Beeswax Crayons for Toddlers and Kids - Kid Friendly Crayons Made With 100% Pure Beeswax - 12 Vibrant Colors in Each Set for Your Child's Coloring Delight - Crayon Sharpener Included

If you’re eager to let your 1-year-old begin scribbling and coloring but are worried about her chewing on the crayons, the [2 Pack] Natural Beeswax Crayons may be a great solution. These 100% natural crayons are toxin-free and are a great first crayon for little ones. Their large shape and size are just right for little hands to grasp.

You get two sets of 12 crayons with this purchase.  These adorable crayons are a great introduction to the world of coloring and art, and we think she will love using them.

LEGO DUPLO Number Train

LEGO DUPLO My First Number Train 10847 Learning and Counting Train Set Building Kit and Educational Toy for 2-5 Year Olds (23 Pieces)

For a toy that combines learning with building and fun, look no further than the LEGO DUPLO Number Train. DUPLOs, which are like LEGOs but larger, are a great building toy for 1-year-olds. This set comes with a train engine and three train cars, onto which she can add the numbers 1 through 10 to make her very own number train. She will love building and counting, as well as driving the train around the house.

Besides the train itself, this set includes two people and even a kitty cat who can come along for the ride. All aboard the number train! Choo Choo, get ready for some fun with your 1-year-old at the wheel!

Melissa & Doug Stacking Blocks

Melissa & Doug Deluxe 10-Piece Alphabet Nesting and Stacking Blocks Stack And Sort Toddler Toys, ABC Learning Toys, Stackable Toys For Toddlers Ages 2+ - FSC-Certified Materials

Every 1-year-old needs a good set of stacking blocks. We recommend these Melissa & Doug Stacking Blocks for their bright colors and large size. The set includes 10 cardboard blocks that feature brilliantly colored letters of the alphabet and fun animal illustrations. 1 year olds will love stacking them into towers (or watching Mom and Dad stack them) only to knock the towers down. Hilarious!

As your little one grows, you can begin talking to her about the letters of the alphabet and also the animal pictures. The blocks feature an animal and one other picture to correspond with each letter, which can help toddlers begin to learn letter sounds. But these blocks are also just plain fun to nest and stack, and we’re sure she will want to play with them over and over again.

ABC What Can She Be?

ABC for Me: ABC What Can She Be?: Girls can be anything they want to be, from A to Z (Volume 5) (ABC for Me, 5)

Looking for a good board book to read to a 1-year-old girl? We love ABC What Can She Be? On each page, little girls are introduced to a different career they can aspire to. From firefighter to judge, from engineer to deep-sea diver, this book helps girls learn that the sky is the limit for what they can achieve.

Help the little girl in your life gain confidence from an early age as you teach her that girls can be anything! She will also enjoy the bright, fun illustrations and the simple, kid friendly explanations of the different careers. We consider this book a must-read for all little girls!

Little Tikes Rocking Horse

Little Tikes Rocking Horse Blue, 33.00 L x 10.00 W x 17.50 H Inches

Some toys never go out of style. A rocking horse, especially the Little Tikes Rocking Horse, makes a great, classic gift for a 1-year-old. The Little Tikes Rocking Horse can hold up to 50 pounds and is a must-have for any nursery or playroom. Little ones love rocking back and forth on their very own horse!

The safety seat makes sure your 1 year old stays put as she rocks, and the easy grip handles help her hold on tight. This simple toy is sure to bring a smile to your toddler’s face, so let’s rock and roll!

ArtCreativity Bubble Lawn Mower

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For an outdoor toy that will keep her interested, take a look at the ArtCreativity Bubble Mower. Just fill it up with bubble solution and push, and your 1-year-old will be rewarded with bubbles galore. When she stops pushing the mower, she can have fun chasing and trying to pop the bubbles!

As if that isn’t exciting enough, the mower also produces realistic sound effects as it disperses bubbles. Now your 1-year-old can imitate Mommy and Daddy and pretend to mow the lawn too. When it comes to keeping a toddler entertained, you can never go wrong with bubbles. Put a smile on her face with this silly and fun bubble mower.

Basket of Babies Plush Dolls

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What’s better than having one baby doll? A whole basket of babies of course! The Basket of Babies Plush Dolls is a sweet set full of soft, cuddly baby dolls for your little one to play with and love.

The soft basket contains 6 plush baby dolls that each come with a removable sleep sack and affixed matching cap. Your 1-year-old will love taking them out of the basket and putting them back in. As she gets older, she will learn to hug her babies and rock them to sleep. What fun to take care of 6 soft, huggable babies! We think this gift is perfect for any toddler.

Little Tikes Grow With Me Swing

Little Tikes Snug 'n Secure Blue Swing with Adjustable Straps, 2-in-1 for Baby and Toddlers Ages 9 Months - 4 Years

Every toddler needs a good outdoor swing. The Little Tikes Grow With Me Swing is a classic, time tested swing that is durable and safe. The T-bar child restraint ensures your little one stays put while she is swinging.

The best thing about this swing is that it can hold children up to 50 pounds. That means your little one can use it for quite some time, making this a cost effective purchase. This swing will work great on any swing set and we are sure your 1-year-old will love it!

Spike The Fine Motor Hedgehog

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When you’re shopping for a simple toy that will be still be loved and enjoyed by a 1-year-old, don’t miss the Spike The Fine Motor Hedgehog. This cute and colorful toy hedgehog holds 12 removable spikes in his back that your little one will love pulling out and putting back in.

The spikes come in 4 different colors. She can practice sorting by color and making patterns as she puts the spikes into the hedgehog’s back. The spikes are made just for toddler hands and fingers to improve dexterity and coordination. This toy provides opportunities for rich conversations about colors, patterns, and animals when you play with your 1-year-old.

Baby Starters Sweet Rosie Plush

Baby Starters Plush Snuggle Buddy Baby Doll, Sweet Rosie

If you are buying a 1-year-old girl her very baby doll, check out the Baby Starters Sweet Rosie Plush. Sweet Rosie comes dressed in an adorable pink outfit with black Mary Jane shoes and a darling pink hairdo. This sweet, soft, cuddly doll makes a great toy to play with during the day, or a lovey to cuddle with in the crib at night.

One-year-olds will love Sweet Rosie’s soft plush dress and adorable pink buns. We think your little one will be delighted the first time she gives Sweet Rosie a hug. She may just have a new best friend in this soft and sweet doll.

Hape Pound & Tap Bench

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For a multipurpose gift that will capture and hold a 1-year-old’s interest, the Hape Pound & Tap Bench is your best bet. It features three wooden balls on top that can be removed and played with on their own, and pounded through the table where they will drop and make noise on a wooden xylophone below. The set also comes with a mallet that can either be used for pounding the balls or making sounds on the removable xylophone.

Help your 1 year old learn musical tone, spatial awareness, and coordination with this simple gift that can do so many different things. You will be amazed at the dexterity she will develop after playing and practicing with this toy.

How We Selected Gifts for 1-Year-Old Girls

We have selected toys that are recommended by child development experts, including a few that have even won awards! The Hape Pound & Tap Bench is a 2022 Cribsie Award winner for Favorite Musical Toy. We have also included several wooden Montessori toys, such as the Manhattan Toy Chicken Musical Toy on our list. Wooden toys are recommended by educators for their ability to spark creativity and imagination in children.

Promotes Learning and Development

Our gifts have been selected to promote learning and skill development in young toddlers. We have toys such as Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog that promote coordination and fine motor skills in young children. We also included several wooden puzzles, which help improve hand eye coordination and problem solving skills. There are many educational toys on our list for our youngest learners.

Active Toys for Active Kids

One-year-olds have boundless energy! We’ve found the best gifts to help absorb some of that excess energy, such as riding toys and even a balance bike. Whether she’s crawling, cruising, or walking, you can find the right active toy for her here.

Great Indoor and Outdoor Toys

Because we know 1-year-olds love playing both inside the house and out in the yard or driveway, our gift recommendations include the best of both worlds. We have both amazing indoor toys, such as the VTech Sit to Stand Walker, and high-quality outdoor toys, such as a balance bike or water table. No matter what kind of toy you are searching for, you will find the right one on our list.

Gifts for Similar Ages

FAQs – Gifts for 1-Year-Old Girls

What is a good riding toy for a 1-year-old girl?

Have you seen the Baby Balance Bike? Help her develop balance and coordination while getting a feel of a real big kid bike. One-year-olds love using their feet to control the bike’s motion, without having to worry about pedals. Balance Bikes are a great introduction to biking for little ones.

What is a good book to buy for a 1-year-old girl?

We love ABC What Can She Be? This fun twist on a traditional alphabet book teaches girls about 26 exciting careers from A to Z. This book will help your little girl learn from a young age that she can be anything she wants to be. With bright, fun illustrations, and short simple sentences that are appropriate to read aloud to a 1-year-old, this book makes a great gift.

What is a good outdoor toy for a 1-year-old?

We like the Little Tikes Grow With Me Swing. She will have so much fun being pushed back and forth on her new swing, and it’s a great way to get her playing outside, away from screens. The swing will also hold up to 50 pounds, so she can still use it as she gets bigger.

What is the best educational toy for a 1-year-old?

We like the LeapFrog Fridge Magnet Set. It comes with 26 letter magnets, and when they are placed into the base, little ones are rewarded with songs and sounds that teach the ABCs. But she will be having so much fun playing with the magnets, she won’t even realize she is learning.

Leslie Guerra

Leslie Guerra is a teacher and mom with years of gift buying experience. She has a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her husband and daughter.