I can’t believe the picture above is from nearly one year ago. It sounds so redundant when every single parent says “time flies” but it’s the truth. Babies are really simple at one year. Every parent knows wrapping paper and a box excite them more than toys (or remote controls, what’s the deal with their remote control obsession?!) But I’ve put together a “Christmas Gift Guide for One Year Olds” that has been tested by the recipient and guaranteed to delight the baby in your life more than the packaging. Don’t forget, there will be a YT Video for all of the gifts featured on my site as well.
B. Zany’s Zany Zoo: The work you had to catch up on, laundry you had to do, cup of coffee you wanted to drink without a tiny creature pulling on your hair? Parents take note. This lovely little “zoo” can be carried into any room and will keep your little mouse learning and exploring for a good hour.
There are different things to explore on each side of the toy. Filled with fun activities, brilliantly colored animals and a roller coaster on top!! More than a handful of toddler toys are packed into this one cube and hours of fun are yet to be had. Encourage little minds to explore the world around them!!
The rattles from Bla Bla Kids are 100% cotton and come in a bunch of cool shapes (baby dolls, dogs). Of course I had to get my girl a pretzel shaped rattle since she’s a foodie like Mom!!
Baby Aspen’s Five Little Monkeys gift set is super cute!! It includes a banana rattle, plush cuddly monkey, blankie, door hanger and keepsake blanket. It’s the perfect gift set for any baby!!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is my favorite book to read with my daughter. When I saw this Very Hungry Caterpillar Jack in the Box from Kids Preferred I knew she would love it! With over 90 million copies of his books sold world wide (a book sold every 30 seconds) Eric Carle’s memorable Caterpillar story and colorful character inspired this product line. Babies LOVE the surprise and sound of this gift.
Under the Nile’s Organic Cotton Fruit Basket Tote for the baby foodie, includes grapes, watermelons and a banana (MIA). Made and stuffed with the finest 100% GOTS certified organic Egyptian cotton.
My favorite website for babies is Land of Nod they have absolutely everything you can dream of!!! I did want to buy her a teepee, but I think that can wait until she’s a little bigger. In the meantime, my favorite picks for one year olds are their Tall and Handsome Giraffe and Soft as a Baby’s Block Set. This giraffe is made of soft wool felt with contrast red stitching. He has a rattle inside that stimulates the curious baby (AKA every baby that exists!!!) The blocks are soft, plush cubes with alphabet and spot detailing. Designed just for Land of Nod by artist Jillian Phillips, they feature a combination of letters, numbers with a rattle inside each one! When in doubt for what to buy a baby…Land of Nod is ALWAYS the answer!!