Joyful, loud and messy—is that frosting in his ear?—a first birthday party is truly a cause for celebration. The perfect 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 or have won parenting publication awards. These are gifts that are sure to become Baby’s new favorite.

Baby's 1st Birthday Gift Guide

1. First Bead Maze by Melissa & Doug, $11.99

2. PipSquigz by Fat Brain Toys, $17

3. Alex Jr. Zoom Around Rocker by Alex Toys, $143

4. Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker by VTech, $32

5. Little Tikes Cozy Coupe with Trailer by Little Tikes, $68

6. Peek-A-Baby Soft Book by Jellycat, $16.50

7. Six-Piece Boat Party Bath Rubber Water Squirties by Elegant Baby, $12.99

8. Melamine Plate and Bowl Set by Skip Hop, $11.99

9. Shapes and Sharing Picnic Basket by LeapFrog, $22.99

10. Push Along Duck by PlanToys, $24.99


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