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100 Gifts for 1 Year Old Boys

Our Best 3 Picks

Rocking Elephant

It has a sturdy wooden construction, plush material, and makes sounds.

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Sensory Stacking Blocks

12 BPA-free non-toxic blocks that develop a sense of touch and vision.

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Alex Bath Beep Beep Stickers in The Tub

Soft foam pieces create a roadway drive for toy cars.

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Birthday

Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

Has 2 spinning rollers and 3 shape sorters to develop motor skills.

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Rainbow Pounder

Hammer in all the pegs then flip the bench over and start again.

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Tap and Spin Toolbox

Hit the nails and the spinner rolls, and it reveals numbers 1–10.

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Move2Play Soccer Ball

It has sensors that recognize an activity and has hilarious responses.

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The Block Set

Contains 70 colored wood pieces, 20+ activity guide and other add-ons.

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Race Track Set

Made of wood with 7 mini-cars that slide down 7 continuous tracks.

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Little Shopping Cart

Made of plastic, it’s sturdy with a deep basket and a fold-down seat.

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Learning Wagon

Roll the wagon or press the buttons to activate phrases and more.

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VTech Push & Pop Bulldozer

Press the buttons to learn colors, numbers, phrases, and music.

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Fisher-Price Bounce & Spin Puppy

Bounces and spins 360° and can play 100+ songs, sounds, and phrases.

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Loveys for Babies Bunny Security Blanket by Pro Goleem

This blanket doesn't shed or pill and is available in 13 styles.

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The Play Gym by Lovevery

It's 100% cotton and uses FSC-certified wooden legs and batting ring.

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Mommy & Me Daily Bathtime Gift Set by Aveeno Baby

Includes fragrance-free and hypoallergenic conditioner and wash.

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Little Grape Land Baby Play Mat

It includes microfiber polyfill padding with safe anti-skid material.

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Baby Activity Center by Skip Hop

It features a 360-degree rotating seat and converts for easy cruising.

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Corporate Baby Gift Basket by Our Green House

It features all-natural and fair-trade, organic ingredients.

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Twin baby gift set booties

They're a gentle combination of handmade merino yarn and wood.

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Coming Home Outfit

This 100% cotton outfit is produced in a standard 100 by OEKO-TEX®.

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Mama’s Boy Bodysuit by BombshellBoutiqueCA

Made of 100% combed ringspun cotton with double-needle ribbed binding.

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Baby-boys 4 Pack Sleep ‘N Play Footie by Gerber

These 100% cotton footies are available in 13 colors and designs.

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My First Sports Bag Stuffed Plush Playset by GUND

The 8" duffel and plushies are machine-washable for easy cleaning.

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Jungle Gym

A 3-in-1 set with a slide, basketball hoop, and molded-in soccer goal.

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Cool

Play Tent with Tunnels

It’s durable and pops open in seconds — has see-through mesh tunnels.

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Green Toys Dump Truck

It’s BPA-free, has a workable dumper, and improves gross motor skills.

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VTech Chomp and Count Dino

Recognizes the 8 food pieces as you feed him and gives fun responses.

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Hape Pound & Tap Bench with Slide Out Xylophone

Tap the balls onto the keys or pull out the xylophone and play it.

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Track Shower Water Slide Bath Toy

46 bright-colored pieces that encourage unique DIY assembly ways.

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Jomyfant Light-Up Floating Rubber Bath Toys

8 water-activated color-changing toys, ideal for tiny tots’ hands.

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Fat Brain Toys Bugzzle

Contains 15+ puzzle pieces, a bug-shaped tray, and 40 challenge cards.

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Giraffe Bike

Easy to maneuver with an adjustable seat and big, sturdy rear wheel.

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Indoor Slide

Made of foldaway cardboard, it’s safe and supports up to 50 lbs.

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Go and Grow Dino

The wide front wheelbase and big rear wheel make it sturdy/balanced.

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Stuffed Dino

This 26” dino plush toy is made of soft, durable polyester fabric.

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Extra Large Hippo Snuggler

It's hand crocheted using bulky weight chenille yarn and measures 28".

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Personalized Earflap Hat by maryscc

It's made of cotton yarn and is available in 24 different colors.

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Custom Night Light Moon Star by CustomizeIdea

Engrave any text on this USB-powered acrylic and wood base.

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Personalized Baby Name Swaddle Blanket by TheBabyBlooms

Handmade jersey knit and polyester, measuring 30" (W) by 40" (L).

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Hatch Rest Baby Sound Machine by Hatch Baby

Includes soothing sounds like white noise, ocean, wind, birds and rain

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Lil’ Nibble Teethers Carrot by Infantino

It's designed with BPA-free silicone and is easy to wipe clean.

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Custom Toddler Hat by Laserly Engraving

All hats are adjustable snap back and range from 46 to 58 cm.

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Doona Infant Car Seat & Latch Base

It features a 5-point harness, and adjustable handlebar.

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Personalized Baby Gift Box

A crochet deer, wooden toy, and booties — choose what to customize.

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Otter Soother

Mimics your rhythmic breathing motion to naturally soothe your baby.

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Rhyme and Discover Book

An interactive book that plays over 20 songs, phrases, and sounds.

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Sensory Stacking Blocks

12 BPA-free non-toxic blocks that develop a sense of touch and vision.

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Sensory Teether Blocks

Made of cotton and polyester with ribbons and a jingle bell insert.

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Baby Balance Bike

With a steering limit for safety, non-slip wheels and soft handlebars.

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Unique

Toddler Busy Board

With buckles, zip pockets, 123s, and more to develop cognitive skills.

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Press and Stay Building Blocks

4 blocks with interesting textures — easy to put together/pull apart.

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Musical Instrument Set for Toddlers

Made of high-quality non-toxic wood, they’re safe and durable.

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Melissa & Doug Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Wooden Tool Kit

It features 15 pieces including screws, hammers, and more.

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Fisher-Price Vacuum

Press "On" for vacuum sounds and "Off" for learning songs and phrases.

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Rocking Elephant

It has a sturdy wooden construction, plush material, and makes sounds.

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Nuby Floating Purple Octopus Interactive Bath Toy

Brightly colored and perfectly textured to engage kids’ senses.

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Bubble Lawn Mower

Makes realistic sounds and the bubble maker encourages pretend play.

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Rody Bounce Horse

It's inflatable, bouncy, and its contoured body keeps kids safe.

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Baby Shark’s Big Show! Bath Sprinkler and Water Toy

Place these bright, smiley-faced balls in water; see them come alive!

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Baby First Cloth Books

Teaches by touch — kids will learn basic reading and comprehension.

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Developmental Bumpy Ball

Multiple textures and materials help to develop tactile sensitivity.

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Baby Handprint and Footprint Makers Kit by Bubzi Co

It measures 12.04" (L) x 9.76" (W) and features smooth setting clay.

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Montessori Busy Board by BusyPuzzle

This sensory puzzle helps develop gross- and fine-motor skills.

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Personalized Baby Bathrobe by DreamEmbroideryStore

It's made of super soft plush fabric for ages 0-9 months.

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Vulli Sophie The Giraffe New Box, Polka Dots by Vulli

It's made of 100% natural soft texture rubber from the hevea tree.

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Baby Keepsake Box by Savor

It features 9 compartments for sonograms, birth certificates and more.

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Babies and Kids Shampoo and Body Wash by Alaffia

It's sulfate-free and is handcrafted with unrefined shea butter.

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Baby Shusher The Sleep Miracle Sound Machine

It includes 15 to 30-minute timers and adjustable volume control.

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The Puj Tub by Puj

Made from a soft, closed-cell foam, it is also collapsible.

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Baby Memory Book Scrapbook Album for First 5 Years by Hapinest

It features 68 simple themed pages to record special moments.

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Baby Teething Toys and Natural Organic Food Feeder by SHARE&CARE

It's made of 100% BPA-free food-grade silicone to prevent injury.

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Alex Bath Beep Beep Stickers in The Tub

Soft foam pieces create a roadway drive for toy cars.

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Soft Pineapple Stacker

Squeeze, shake and stack the rings to develop sensory skills and more.

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Penguin Musical Wobbler

Has a built-in bell that makes soothing tinkling sounds as it waddles.

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Rubber Teether Ball

Made of 100% phthalate-free organic natural rubber and easy to grasp.

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Mortimer the Moose

Its tummy squeaks and awakens auditory awareness.

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Melissa and Doug Wooden Fish Puzzle

Easy-to-grasp pieces in vivid colors make it an ideal beginner puzzle.

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Little Red Wagon

Made of plastic with sturdy wheels that are gentle on indoor surfaces.

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Melissa & Doug Shape Sorting Cube

Made of kid-friendly wood with safe edges that will not harm a child.

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Baby Shark’s Ultimate Shipwreck Playset

The set includes over 25 pieces and multiple ways to play.

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Mission Pal Sox

Made of soft, safe fabric and includes activated sounds from the film.

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Baby Shark Soundbook

A 10-button book that plays singing songs — with 16 illustrated pages.

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Magnetic Drawing Board

Made of ABS plastic with round edges and a curved pen tip for safety.

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Wooden Peg Puzzle

Each animal "sounds off" when the puzzle piece is placed correctly.

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Winkel Rattle

With soft, continuous BPA-free teething tubes to provide soothing.

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Boon Building Bath Pipes

With 5 shapes that can be combined in a chain or used individually.

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Baby Shark Dancing DJ

With dance detection tech, it dances when you dance — plays 7 songs.

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Baby Infant Rattle Socks by Bigib

Helps sensory development and hand, foot, and eye coordination.

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Deluxe 25-Piece Baby Healthcare and Grooming Kit by Safety 1st

Includes a gentle care brush, cradle cap comb, and toddler toothbrush.

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8-Piece Baby Shower Gifts by ode to thee

The kit includes 2 natural muslin cotton baby cloths and rubber ducks.

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Portable Diaper Changing Pad by KOPI BABY

Waterproof Oxford fabric is used and it features a rapid open buckle.

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Baby Trend Sky View Stroller

It features a 5-point harness and height-adjustable handle.

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Niki’s Natural Baby Wipes

It's safe for dermatitis and eczema and contains coconut oil.

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Palm-Grasp Crayons

The ergonomic design makes them easy to hold and scribble with.

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Truck

Has moveable parts, rubbery wheels and comes with a truck operator.

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Soft Blocks

4 blocks have crinkly faces for texture and 2 have a rattle inside.

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Floating Whale

It will automatically spray water and flash when it senses the water.

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Pull Puppy

Push or pull to activate music, words, and other fun sounds.

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LeapFrog Scout and Violet 100 Words Book

All the words come with sound effects and fun facts.

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Other Recommendations

Boudreaux’s Butt Paste Diaper Rash Ointment

This ointment includes 16% zinc oxide and seals out moisture.

Buy Now for $15.00 ($0.94 / Ounce)

5 Pack of Burp Cloths by Burt’s Bees Baby

Features 2 ply for added thickness as well as a 3-panel design.

Buy Now for $26.95

Lusa Organics Booty Balm

Treats diaper rash, irritated skin, sores, sunburns, and scrapes.

Buy Now for $33.24 ($7.39 / Ounce)

 

When a little boy turns one year old, it’s a milestone to remember due to its significance as a  celebration of their first year of life.

Choosing the best toys for 1-year-old boys

One-year-old boys need help making the transition into toddlerhood. According to child development experts, “Knowing how to set boundaries, encouraging positive behaviors, helping them explore their environment, and letting them get a little messy every now and then will help you enjoy this transitional phase to toddlerhood.”

These little ones like to venture outside and become immersed in discovering their environment. Toys that they can use during this all-important exploratory stage are ideal.

Play is also identified as an important part of one-year-olds’ growth development and according to experts, the best items to promote this are musical instruments that create lots of noise when they bang or shake them, toys with moving parts such as wheels and levers, and blocks that they can knock down after building them. 

How we identified the best toys for 1-year-old boys

 Although one-year-old boys are not yet able to talk or fully express themselves, they are very intrigued by colors, sounds, and textures. We, therefore, included a collection of toy options that are brightly colored, produce sound, and have multiple textures.

One-year-olds also tend to explore their world using their mouths. Child experts point out that while toddlers can grab onto things, they cannot really get a feel for them using their hands. As medical writer, Daphne Metland put it: “A baby’s mouth has more nerve endings than any other part of the body. So if he really wants to find out what something feels like, he puts it in his mouth.” With that in mind, we also opted for toys that are easy to clean, do not have sharp edges, and are made from non-toxic materials.

Tips for buying the best toys for 1-year-old boys

  1. Don’t get them small toys
    With one-year-olds’ propensity to put everything in their mouths, avoid small toys that can lead to choking. You want to ensure that they remain safe as they play with their toys.
  2. Appeal to their senses
    Sight, hear, touch taste, and smell. One-year-olds will respond to toys that activate their five senses — and if you can get toys that activate all of them at once, that’s even better for their learning experience.
  3. Make it a bonding experience
    They may be one year old but toddlers this age still love listening to their parents’ voices. Consider getting toys that will make this possible like a baby book that you can read to them before they go to sleep or a bright bath book that can help to make bath time more fun.