Joyful, loud and messy—is that frosting in his ear?—a first birthday party is truly a cause for celebration. The best gifts for a one-year-old are safe, tactile and colorful to help the little one grow and learn. We’ve found 10 of the top gifts for a 1st birthday, all of which are highly rated by consumers. These are gifts that are sure to become baby’s new favorite.

Baby's 1st Birthday Gift Guide


1. Melissa & Doug First Bead Maze

Amazon, $13.99


2. Fat Brain Toys pipSquigz

Amazon, $19.95


3. RenFox Kids Musical Mat

Amazon, $24.99


4. VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

Amazon, $34.99


5. UTEX 3 in 1 Pop Up Play Tent with Tunnel

Amazon, $35.95


6. Jellycat Soft Cloth Baby Books, Peek A Baby

Amazon, $16.50


7. Elegant Baby Bath Time Fun Rubber Water Squirties

Amazon, $14.99


8. Kirecoo Owl Suction Silicone Plate for Toddlers

Amazon, $9.59


9. TOYVENTIVE Wooden Kids Baby Activity Cube

Amazon, $28.99


10. Kids Magnetic Drawing Board

Amazon, $16.99


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