10 Best Toys & Gift Ideas for One-Year-Old Boys
Whether you're getting a gift for your baby boy's birthday or it's Christmas, or you're just feeling generous, thinking about which toy to get is important.
Toys aren’t just for entertainment. They can help your precious boy pick up new skills that will aid him as he grows up. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that good toys will also keep him busy while you do the things you need to do!
To help you out, here’s a list of some of the best gifts for one year old boys that you can choose from:
Best Gifts for One-Year-Old Boys
|1||Sassy Developmental Bumpy Ball||★★★★|
|2||Mega Bloks 80-Piece Building Bag||★★★★|
|3||VTech Smart Shots Sports Center||★★★★|
|4||Manhattan Toy Tree Top Adventure Activity Center||★★★★|
|5||LEGO DUPLO My First Number Train||★★★★★|
|6||Indigo Jamm Colin’s Camper Van Playset||★★★★|
|7||Nuby Octopus Hoopla Bathtime Fun Toys||★★★★★|
|8||Radio Flyer Classic Wagon Walker||★★★★|
|9||Green Toys Dump Truck||★★★★★|
|10||Gund Baby Animated Flappy Elephant||★★★★★|
Sassy Developmental Bumpy Ball
Review: Not only is this little ball affordable, but it also provides limitless fun. It has different bumps all over that are covered with different fabrics so that your baby can experience lots of textures.
Let's face it. At 12 months, your baby won't appreciate games with lots of rules yet. He'd rather experience his surroundings. This chunky little ball helps him learn how to reach, grasp, and even use both hands! Its bright colors are also very engaging and inviting.
Mega Bloks 80-Piece Building Bag
Review: Toy blocks are a classic that will never go away. Not only do they offer countless ways to exercise your kid’s imagination, but they also encourage skills like stacking, building, and many more.
What’s more amazing with this set from Mega Bloks is that it can be combined with any of the other Mega Bloks sets. So you can expand your baby’s collection as much as you both want! It even comes in a conveniently portable storage bag.
VTech Smart Shots Sports Center
Review: Get your future athlete in shape with this fantastic Sports Center. You can now train him in the basics of both basketball and soccer, and it'll keep him physically fit as well. Encourage him to shoot hoops or kick goals, and before you know it you'll have a superstar in your hands!
He can even learn different shapes and numbers by pressing the buttons on the toy. You can also sing along with over 50 songs, sounds, and phrases!
Manhattan Toy Tree Top Adventure Activity Center
Review: Of course, it's also highly logical that you'd want your baby's to look visually stunning as well as durable. If you want top quality, then you should definitely go with solid wood toys.
This activity center not only provides excellent aesthetics to any room, but it also has a lot of different features that will keep your child busy and highly entertained. The beads and gliders all over the toy will encourage him to reach out, slide things around, and generally keep moving about.
LEGO DUPLO My First Number Train
Review: LEGO is a favorite among kids and adults alike. That’s why DUPLO is a sure win if you gift it to your kid! But why buy any set if you can get one that serves two purposes, right?
My First Number Train not only provides endless entertainment but can also teach your child numerous skills. He can build with the blocks, push the train around, and even learn how to count. It’s a great starting toy especially if you want to introduce numbers already!
Indigo Jamm Colin’s Camper Van Playset
Review: In recent years, plastic toys have become the norm. After all, plastic is the cheaper material, and mass production is quickly met with it in use. However, they don't produce the most durable and beautiful toys. So, why not give your kid both quality and fun with this playset?
This retro looking camper van is made from sustainable rubberwood, so it's environment-friendly. The visual look of this set is also stunning, and your child will definitely love ‘driving' it around.
Nuby Octopus Hoopla Bathtime Fun Toys
Review: Who says you can’t play during bath time? This cute toy octopus isn’t just for decoration! His tentacles provide your child a reason to stay put and behave during his bath.
Train him in hand-eye coordination by playing ‘Shoot the Hoops’ with his new octopus friend. The bright colors will definitely invite him to keep playing. You can even teach him his basic shapes as well.
Radio Flyer Classic Wagon Walker
Rating: ★★★★ Review: Everybody loves a classic red wagon. I know I did back in the day! While the classic look of this red wagon is a winner in itself, it's not the only benefit you're getting if you buy it.
This wagon also doubles as a walker so your kid will have all the walking practice he needs. It has the so-called "Resist Push" features which make it super safe for your baby to use. He might even build his confidence and master his balance because of this toy!
Green Toys Dump Truck
Review: With the world as it is right now, it's prudent to go green wherever you can. This dump truck toy is made with environment-friendly materials like recycled plastic milk containers.
But the best thing is that you can teach your child why dump trucks are essential and what they do to keep the streets clean. You can even help him learn the importance of recycling at an early age!
Gund Baby Animated Flappy Elephant
Review: Did you know that stuffed animals can have a positive impact on your baby’s psychological development? So better get him a companion now! This animated elephant by GUND is not only adorable and huggable, but it can also move on its own and sing a song.
His ears can flap excitedly when he sings, and your baby can even play peek-a-boo with him. Isn’t that amazing!
Being one year old is a joy for many kids. Sure, they won't really remember most of it, and toys would be fleeting memories at best when they grow up. But toys can genuinely help them develop the skills they will need as they grow older.
Plus, playing can strengthen loads of other abilities, both physical, mental, and emotional. That’s why you should think about which toy to get him today!
Written By Barbara Jenkins
Proud Mother of Two Awesome Kids. When not looking after them, she likes to blog here.