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Never believe the dads and moms who say they simply want your presence at their child’s first birthday party.
These “no-gifts-please-parents” probably believe that the kid is too small to make much use of any item given to him.
If you are a parent too, you can understand their being annoyed by hundreds of boring toys that trigger mess in the house.
Still there is a wide range of unique gift options available on the market.
These gifts will spur the child’s imagination, develop his coordination skills, educate him, and whatnot.
These 15 items should definitely be on your bucket list!
Made with high quality standards, this beautiful flock of swans makes a perfect gift for a toddler.
Being one of the earliest Flensted mobiles developed in Scandinavia, it creates therapeutic effect with its graceful movements.
Perfect for a restive, inquisitive child.
The mobile is very sensitive to the simplest whiff, so hanging it where there is gentle movement of air would be a good idea.
Turn the calm music on and watch the swans moving to its rhythm together with your child!
A real playground with racing tunnels, mazes, and magic calves.
Can be used outdoors as well as in your living- or playroom.
Great idea for parties or a kids’ day care center.
The play tent provides ventilation and peek-a-boo opportunities; it stimulates the imagination and encourages physical play.
You can set it up and fold it in seconds when it is not in use – for tidy-minded families!
Five different activities: shape sorting, spinning gears, sliding inserts, teaching clock, and even orientating in 3D bead maze.
While playing your baby is able to form color-shape-time recognition, strengthen arm muscles and so on.
Made from natural solid wood with polished edges, covered with non-toxic water-based paint, this toy is completely safe for your baby.
The ideal present for a 1-year-old kid, isn’t it?
This musical learning workbench toy with sound and light effects is a real bargain for parents and their craft-oriented kids.
Workbench includes an electric drill, a chainsaw, a bench clamp with real tool sounds.
If you have a little engineer at home, this gift is definitely for him: the toy helps to develop problem-solving skills, thinking techniques, improve eye-coordination and dexterity.
Eye-catching design, modern and safe materials. 2 x1,5 V AA batteries are not included.
This peek-a-boo interactive baby book is perfect for storytime during long winter evenings.
Six bright colorful pages with friendly characters and patterns are good for visual development.
Soft flaps support hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.
Durable and safe: cloth pages are sustainably designed.
Your baby girl’s 1st birthday might be purple!
A nice outfit for a little princess: soft and breathable cotton and polyester fabrics, comfortable to wear.
The 4-in-1 set includes: a white top, a ruffle tulle skirt, a headband, and leg warming socks.
Looking puffy when dressed and painted with glittering sequins, this nice dress will make your girl a real Dancing Queen during her 1st Birthday Party.
This bike is the best baby-riding toy: it develops coordination, independence, and confidence.
It is characterized by high quality from top to bottom and fully certified for safety.
You can put it into the trunk of your car, if your toddler wants a smooth ride in a mall or park.
Four wheels are strong enough to use the bike indoors and outdoors.
The extra safe foam handlebar grip keeps babies in an upright position and trains them to keep balance using their feet.
All this makes the Avenor Balance Bike your top pick for a 1-year-old. 2 years warranty and risk free purchase provided.
A funny four-places-to-visit baby playset: farm, zoo, market, puppy’s home.
You and your kid can participate in a role play, pressing the sound button for funny phrases – there are more than 120 songs, tunes and phrases to use!
Smart 3-stage technology that grows with your baby.
Teaches numbers, opposites, shapes, and more.
When the kid is ready to move from sitting/ playing to standing/ cruising – just add legs to this toy.
Music is one of the greatest joys of childhood.
That is why this Conomus Piano Keyboard is a perfect gift for your 1-year-old.
The smart toy can develop brain memory, tone recognition, hand-eye coordination, as well as independent thinking.
Adjustable karaoke and microphone, different musical instruments, a wide variety of demo songs, playback function, HD horn.
Made of non-toxic plastic, it is environmentally friendly and completely safe for your child.
Smart choice of a smart toy: in addition to being a funny (realistic sound effects when using tools to screw + lights and music + opportunity to imitate moms or dads in a role play), it can be an educational toy as well: each colorful ABCD shape is inserted into the matching hole.
The device can name the shape and fall into the bottom drawer.
Being completely safe and made of non-toxic materials, this toy is a unique gift for birthdays and other gift-giving occasions for both boys and girls.
Toddlers just love everything that moves and rotates.
With this toy train your child will have a lot of fun and learn to get over challenges autonomously: chase the train around, switch to the count-and-drop-mode, throw the balls into the train.
But be ready to face the music if you discover that your child is a wunderkind – he or she may move out earlier than you would prefer!
The toy is absolutely safe – there is no toxic or choking hazard.
A stroll growing with your child – don’t hesitate to buy this 4-in-1 Radio Flyer Stroll Trike: 4 ways to ride (infant trike, steering trike, learn-to-ride trike, and classic trike).
Want more benefits?
An adjustable seat, a removable footrest, an adult steer, and a stroll are also included.
Your kid can enjoy riding the bike until he is 5 – such kind of an investment is worth making!
This interactive audiovisual toddler toy is a boon for parents who want to educate their little prodigy at an early age.
Being the Family Choice Award Winner 2018, the Mushroom Garden motivates your child to learn numbers, colors, and play music.
There are different patterns for memory games which get longer as the child progresses.
The device provides sheer fun and your kid just can’t help dancing!
Perfect gift going viral among toddlers, absolutely worth the money!
Tons of activities keep kids entertained for a long time.
The Hide N Side set consists of 6 see-through mesh tunnels which can be used separately or together, in any combination.
Even the parents will enjoy the dart, ball throwing, and basketball games included.
Easy to set up and to take down, the set can be stored behind the couch.
Endow the future pilot with his first airplane!
The toy doesn’t only entertain, but also educates your child.
It rolls along on its own, produces realistic plane sounds combined with colorful lights – creating a cheerful atmosphere and developing your baby’s imagination at the same time.
Looking for drawbacks?
There are none!
The airplane is sturdy, lightweight, durable, easy to operate.
Your kid will simply love it.
Children learn and develop through play.
They are taught to feel good about themselves by overcoming difficulties successfully; they acquire problem solving skills and social intelligence and much more.
Our research is mainly based on the educational, safety, and fun criteria.
Combined, they make up an ideal gift formula for a 1-year-old child. It will take you some time to help your baby learn to deal with the new challenges, but keep your eyes on the benefits of early development!
Now the essential question: what is the purple outfit on our list for?
Well, we have to admit – we couldn’t help including it because … it is just soooo cool!
Isn’t that important as well?
Did you read our article on boys’ year by year development stages?