Gifts ideas for toddlers

There seemed to have been another baby boom last year as all of a sudden all of my friends had babies around the same time – of course this does happen every year but for the last 7 weeks it has been 1st birthday after 1st birthday here – well not here obviously as Harry is now 4 but within my close friend circle and family.

It has been a little while since I was buying age appropriate gifts for children this young but I have had the best time remembering what Emmy and Harry loved most at this age while also remembering back to all the gifts they received which weren’t really played with much, or didn’t last very long at all.

With this in mind I thought I would share with you some of the gifts I’ve purchased recently for these 1st birthdays and special occasions.  They’ve all gone done very well and are being played with and worn loads – so I am told.

Gift ideas for 1 year olds



personalised giraffe height chart. –

 This is a very cute height chart which is available with pink or blue text and can be customised with a name of your choice.  This features a very cute giraffe design but there are also lots of different designs available including fairies,a dinosaur and a space themed design. These cost £26.95

VTech Baby Stack Sort and Store Tree available from and other retailers.

This toy features 10 triangle shaped blocks which can be stacked into a tower, placed together to make squares.  The cat piece fits on top of each separate piece and also talks.  It helps to teach shapes, colours, animals and also helps to develop motor skills. Press the big light-up button on the cat to hear fun sounds and music! Also features 4 happy sing- along songs, age-appropriate vocabulary with encouraging fun phrases and jolly melodies. Stack, sort and nest the 10 different coloured pieces. Listen to 4 sing-along songs and 15 melodies. Priced at £13.99

Nautical theme sail boat wall clock for kids  from Zazzle

Customisable with a name of your choice, this company has lots of clocks available in various shapes, styles and designs. Priced at £19.55

Carousel Wooden Rocking Horse from John Lewis

Priced at £40 – a loveable item which will be loved for many years.

VTech Baby Cosy Kitten Carrier available from Amazon and other retailers

The little carry handle means you can transport your little kitten wherever you go! Featuring an action packed fun activity panel that introduces numbers 1-4, popular shapes and kitten objects. The kitten button on the side introduces feelings and kitten characteristics and there is also a fun roller ball and moveable ABC blocks for tactile stimulation. Open and close the pet carrier door to learn opposites and find the bowl to pretend feed your little kitten! Includes 7 songs and 20 melodies.  £25.99

Baby tracksuits  from

A cute set of trousers, shorts and a jacket available in 4 colour choices. £32.99

Fisher-Price Toy Disney Princess Little People Musical Dancing Palace and other retailers.

The Disney Princess Musical Dancing Palace by Little People is hosting a royal ball—and you’re invited! Belle, Cinderella and Belle’s prince will be there too! Includes one Fisher-Price Disney Princess Musical Dancing Palace by Little People , Disney Princess characters Belle and Cinderella, and Belle’s prince figure.

Priced at £49.99 (currently on offer for £29.99)

Baby boy cardigan  – Mayoral

An adorable and versatile cardigan which can be teamed with jogging bottoms or jeans for a relaxed and casual look or paired with trousers for a smarter look.  £19.50




As you can see, I like to try to choose gifts which can last a while, have multi play options and of course have on and off switches – after all there is nothing worse than a toy automatically playing in the toy box after the kids are in bed to scare the life out of you! Of course practical gifts are also always a winner!

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