What To Get A One Year Old: Someone’s birthday is right around the corner

What To Get A One Year Old: Someone’s birthday is right around the corner


Welcome to the beautifully awkward stage of your baby being not a baby but not a toddler. Their brain is developing and learning so many new things, it is hard to keep up with! They are not ready to run around a playground. Home is where they can still explore and stay safe. Here are some educational toys and activities they can do around the house!

In just half a month my sweet baby Ray is turning ONE

At first I had no clue what to get a one year old baby girl. Do I throw a party? Does she need a new outfit? Toys, books, socks?! Then I went to Amazon and immediately got sucked into the wormhole of reviews. I thank myself for creating a list of potential gifts now and I think you will too. 

I realize a baby turning one year old is a big deal. They are stepping out of the baby phase, learning new things and forming their own personality. Even with a new sense of independency, Ray is still my baby! But I want her to explore and experience as much as she can and that is why I chose the gifts I did. I want to step away from the plastic flashy toys we all grew up with. I placed a focus on mainly BPA free toys and gadgets that are safe to use but also push babies to learn and adapt. If you are anything like me, I have a weird budget. I have a “what I would like to spend budget” and I have a “MY BABY IS TURNING ONE AND SHE DESERVES THE WORLD budget”. 

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Educational Toys for a One Year Old

Under $20

Wooden Jigsaw Puzzel Set


BrainUp Toys Busy Cube


BettRoom Shape Recognition Board

$11.99 (ON SALE)




Under $50

Little Tykes 2-in-1 Snug and Secure Swing


Hape Pound + Tap Bench


Cossy Wooden Baby Learning Walker




Under $100

Avenor Baby Balance Bike


Kids Double Sided Easel


WWS Ball Pit


100 Plastic Balls for Pit $15

Toddler Stairs and Rampy Gymnastic Mat


Radio Flyer Stroll N’ Trike


Under $150

Lebebe Baby Rocking Horse


Kidkraft Vintage Kitchen


Kidzwerk Child Standing Tower


And there it is! Hope you find this list as helpful as I did!

Thanks for the read!


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