10 Presents For A One-Year-Old (They’ll LOVE These)

10 amazing gifts for one year old babies

It can be really tough to think of gift ideas for kids in the family or your friends’ children – especially if you don’t have kids yourself. Since becoming a mum, I’ve learned about so many new brands and websites selling stuff for children, and I’ve learned what makes kids of different ages tick.

One newly-married friend of mine has been begging me to write a series of posts on presents to buy kids of different ages (she readily admits that she bought ten Gingerbread blankets from Mamas and Papas ready to give to various friends after reading this post of mine). So here’s the first in a series… 10 presents that a one-year-old will love. Read it and avoid being that person who buys a one-year-old a skateboard. Nobody wants to be that person, right?

Gifts perfect for a one-year-old

Gifts perfect for a 1 year old

Presents for a one year old baby

Gifts for a one year old

Perfect presents for a one year old child

Gifts a 1-year-old will love

Rabbit night light for kids


1 & 2. Every self-respecting one year old needs some melamine dinnerware to eat spaghetti hoops (or quinoa, if you’re that way inclined) from and bash on their table, making a big old mess for Mum to clean up. This Design Letters Melamine Cutlery Set is £23 from Scout And Co Kids and the Design Letters melamine bowl is £9 from Scout And Co Kids.

3. When you’re learning to walk (or even if you’re still crawling, or in the case of my daughter, bum-shuffling), pull-along toys are ace fun. I love the range from Djeco. This Djeco Scouic Pull Along Toy is £13.99 from Cissy Wears.

4. Speaking of Cissy Wears, while I was visiting the store recently, I spotted a range of books for babies that are inspired by classic novels. The most outrageously middle class thing ever, yes? And genius. This Little Master: Shakespeare Romeo & Juliet book is £5.99.

5. I’ve just bought this fox romper suit for a friend’s baby. The stripes are unisex and woodland prints are everywhere right now. Sense Organics fox romper, £18.00.

6. Tights for boys! These totally rock – why should girls be the only ones who get to wear comfy warm tights? Buy these Little Titan Superhero Tights for £15.99 from The Pippa And Ike Show and make a one-year-old boy you know very happy.

7. One-year-olds need a stylish bedroom too, and these Ferm Living Little Dorm Shelving units, £60, from Scout And Co Kids, will keep lots of small toys and books neat and tidy. And look how pretty it is!

8. Stacking boxes are a sure-fire winner for a nearly-walking or just-walking tot. They can build them, knock them over, build them, knock them over – you get the picture. These ones have brilliant designs that create an extra puzzle for the child as they get older – they have to put them in the right order to create the character. Djeco Totem Cubes, £17.50, from Eeny Meeny Kids.

9. This clever wooden rocking horse has a back support which you can use when your tot is small and then remove as they grow. Tell me this won’t look amazing in a playroom. I dare you. Janod Caramel Rocking Horse, £110, from Little Citizen’s Boutique.

10. You can buy these gorgeous battery operated night lights from lots of places. They add a warm glow to a child’s nursery and they’re not too pricey. Rabbit Night Light £6.50 from Cox & Cox.



But wait! There’s more! The lovely people at Scout and Co Kids have given me a Ferm Living Little Dorm Shelving unit worth £60 to give away to one lucky winner. HOW amazing? Scout and Co Kids are a fairly new brand run by some seriously cool mamas. Stocking design-led products for babies and children, I pretty much want everything on the website.

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  1. December 6, 2013 / 10:21 pm

    Such gorgeous choices I love them all! As for the shelves I’d rather like them for my Sonny Angel dolls but I think my girls would have other plans for them, no doubt including Littlest Pet Shop pets 😉

    • notanothermummyblog
      December 7, 2013 / 8:24 am

      Oh Sonny Angel dolls would look fab on this wouldn’t they?

  2. December 6, 2013 / 10:51 pm

    This would be great for my eldest and all her little Moshi monster figures as well as her little nick-nacks

    • notanothermummyblog
      December 7, 2013 / 8:24 am

      It’s perfect for keeping nick nacks tidy isn’t it?

  3. Ellie Levenson
    December 7, 2013 / 7:29 am

    Brilliant choices. I would add, remember whatever you get them they will love the box most of all!

    • notanothermummyblog
      December 7, 2013 / 8:25 am

      Haha! Yes, I should add a cardboard box as number 11 🙂

  4. December 7, 2013 / 8:11 am

    Never mind a one year old – that shelving unit would be perfect for my three year old’s growing collection of shells, marbles and pin toy dolls!

    • notanothermummyblog
      December 7, 2013 / 8:25 am

      Oh absolutely. This is on my shopping list when I eventually do up G’s bedroom 🙂

  5. Sian
    December 7, 2013 / 10:30 am

    Exactly what I’ve been looking for!

  6. December 7, 2013 / 2:04 pm

    I would display my children’s LEGO creations. I love all of these choices especially the totem cubes, how cute!

  7. Hele R
    December 7, 2013 / 2:50 pm

    My little boys dinosaur collection. He’d love to see them all displayed 🙂

  8. December 7, 2013 / 3:47 pm

    I love these gift ideas, and its true – no one wants to be the skateboard guy! My brother in law bought our one year old a scooter, not the baby kind, a proper scooter. He’s now known family wide as the ‘not-baby-friendly-uncle’.
    The Djeco pull alongs and BabyLit books are in my top 5 too!

  9. Tina Holmes
    December 7, 2013 / 6:26 pm

    The kids books! Its gorgeous

  10. December 8, 2013 / 9:23 am

    The twins would put their princesses on it

  11. Emma
    December 8, 2013 / 1:57 pm

    I would put the logo creations my son has made

  12. December 10, 2013 / 7:05 am

    Ohh they are so beautiful! I think I’d fill them with a few of his smaller books, some of his animal toys and a few little pictures. I might even throw the odd seasonal thing in too as the year goes. X

  13. December 10, 2013 / 10:18 am

    I would put my boys skylanders in them as im sick of finding them all over the place 🙂

  14. KathV
    December 10, 2013 / 11:13 pm

    Id put all my favourite memories, girls’ first shoes, toys etc

  15. December 12, 2013 / 10:25 am

    Whatever I put on the shelves, it would look really amazing in my new house (don’t you think?) 😀

    • notanothermummyblog
      December 18, 2013 / 10:17 pm

      Haha! Yes they would!

  16. December 15, 2013 / 10:45 am

    Love all these! My girls already have a little shelf house like this so if I won I would defo keep it for myself (and not feel guilty!) and put little memory bits on

    • notanothermummyblog
      December 18, 2013 / 10:18 pm

      I spotted it in your post about their room – looks fab!

  17. katrina day-reilly
    December 15, 2013 / 6:47 pm

    my gemstones

  18. Heather Reading
    December 17, 2013 / 9:43 pm

    I absolutely know for sure that my youngest would make each shelf into a tiny room with her dollhouse furniture, yes even though she has a dollhouse, I regularly find boxes which have been emptied of their contents and made into a bedroom for her dolls.

  19. December 18, 2013 / 10:28 am

    I want that fox! So into foxes at the moment. In fact I want it all!

  20. December 18, 2013 / 10:36 am

    Been lusting over these forever
    Love ferm living
    We have some Arne Jacobsen design letters from Scout & co for stocking fillers xx

  21. Rachel
    December 18, 2013 / 12:22 pm

    The first beautiful rabbit Sylvanian family I have bought my 2 year old daughter for Christmas (she’s 3 in Jan), so they can look pretty, and just out of reach of those little hands!

  22. Susie
    December 18, 2013 / 4:43 pm

    I would display my 5 month old’s salt dough hand and footprints (when I get round to doing them this Christmas – ha!) in it until he’s old enough to gather his own treasures to put in it.

    • notanothermummyblog
      December 18, 2013 / 10:19 pm

      Ooh crafty mama!

    • notanothermummyblog
      December 18, 2013 / 10:20 pm

      PS love your blog Susie.

  23. Chloe
    December 18, 2013 / 8:03 pm

    I would love to win this and fill it with some of my old 80s figures the kids love playing with x

  24. Giorgia
    December 18, 2013 / 8:09 pm

    Oh I love the Ferm Living dorm!
    I would probably display different things every week, like cute playmobil figures or mini hello kitties, just cute little toys really that sometimes get lost under the bed 🙂

  25. Carly
    December 18, 2013 / 8:36 pm

    Would love this! I would place photos and little keepsakes on the shelves for when my little one grows up, also a couple of Lucky Boy Sunday friends!

  26. December 18, 2013 / 8:39 pm

    What great gifts. I especially love the Scout & Co toys. They ladies at Scout & Co are great. It’s such a lovely shop!

    • notanothermummyblog
      December 18, 2013 / 10:22 pm

      Scout & Co are fantastic, aren’t they? Love all of their stuff.

  27. December 18, 2013 / 8:43 pm

    I’m such a fan of Scout & Co. They have the best gift selection!

  28. Helen
    December 19, 2013 / 7:05 am

    I’m an English teacher so it has to be books!

  29. Julie
    December 19, 2013 / 8:16 pm

    I would store my daughters collection of beany babies!

  30. Tilly Rothwell
    December 19, 2013 / 8:50 pm

    I love this little shelving unit I’ve been admiring from a far for a while now. I would probably start with happy land in it and then progress to little pretty figures as Juni-bug got older. Loving your list. I would gladly love any of the list for my son for his first Christmas and I think my daughter who is nearly three would like most too 🙂

  31. sophie
    January 26, 2014 / 8:20 am

    what a great guide!! I know a few turning 1 this year, including my daughter! I love cissy wears and am always on the lookout for similar sites! x

    • notanothermummyblog
      January 28, 2014 / 9:48 am

      I’m so pleased it’s helpful!

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