Gifts Suitable For 1-Year-Old Boys

When you’re shopping for a 1-year-old, think toys that are engaging and interactive, but not overly complicated. Development experts agree that open-ended toys are best. “A kid can do whatever they want with them, rather than following specific instructions,” says Tovah P. Klein, director of the Barnard College Center for Toddler Development in New York City and author of How Toddlers Thrive. “They’ll also benefit from toys that allow them to touch and feel, and those with problem-solving elements,” she adds. For example, toys with doors, lids, or switches, as well as stacking, nesting and sorting activities will help build fine motor skills. Click here for gifts suited for 1-year-old boys

Another great gift for a 1-year-old is this Grimm’s wooden car set. The slim, classic cars are the perfect size for toddlers’ hands and the heirloom-quality wood means they will be played with for years to come. This toy is also a fun addition to bathtime. The light projector creates a serene underwater effect while the sound machine unit offers two calming choices: a gentle melody or whispering waves.

Gifts Suited for 1-Year-Old Boys

Dolls and stuffed animals are also a hit with 1-year-olds, says Vierheller. They can role play with these soft dolls, which are designed for little ones to grasp, hold and hug. This Stella doll has a magnetic pacifier and a removable dress, bloomer and diaper to encourage imaginative play.

A fun and educational gift for any 1-year-old is this Learning Tower from Lovevery, which is both a toy and a room decor piece. It helps develop balance and coordination while offering an easy way for a child to reach the kitchen sink or play room. It also folds for easy storage, making it a great choice for on-the-go fun.