Holiday Gift Guide: Great Gifts for 1 Year Olds

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Holiday Gift Guide: Great Gifts for 1 Year Olds

It's fun to be one! One year olds are on the move and on a mission to explore theri world. They're fascinated by colours, shapes, music and repetitive motion activities like posting and hitting with a mallet, building (and knocking down).

The best toys for one year olds are those that support their fine and gross motor development and stimulate their senses. The gifts we've selected in our holiday gift guide for one year olds do just that. 


Hape Pound and Tap Bench 

The pound and tap bench helps develop a variety of skills, from fine motor skills to hand eye coordination and cause and effect. Hit the balls (with a hand or the hammer) and watch the ball tumble down the xylophone making music as it tumbles. Children will love retrieving the balls then putting them back in. Take the xylophone out and use the hammer to play a tune! 


Hape Flip Flap Racetrack 


Hape Wooden Maple Blocks

A timeless toy that will last your child years, wooden building blocks are a must-have in every toy room. Building with blocks helps to develop fine motor and spatial reasoning skills. The Maple Block Set from Hape includes 50 classic shapes in bright colors for building, stacking and a drawstring bad for easy storage. 


Fat Brain Toys SpinAgain 

The stacking toy that spins! This visually stimulating toy will last through the toddler years as they practice their hand-eye coordination and early engineering skills. 


Fat Brain Toys Inny Bin 

Hands down one of our most popular toys for 1 year olds, the Inny Bin is made to grow with your child. This toy works children's fine motor skills as they push the shapes through the elastics and retrieve them. The high grade silicone shapes are visually stimulated and have various textures for your toddler to explore.


Smartmax Magnets 

Explore early STEM concepts by clicking animals together. This toy is a great introduction to magnetism. Smartmax will grow with your child. The builder sets encourage hand-eye coordination, logical thinking and creativity. 


Hape Pepe Pull-Along Wooden Puppy 

Once your little one starts walking, they'll love a little friend to take along on their adventures. Pepe makes a perfect walking companion. Great for working on your little one's gross motor skills, balance and coordination and Pepe is often used in my house for pretend play. 


Manhattan Toy Wee Baby Stella 

Wee Baby Stella is a perfect first baby doll. Wee Baby Stella comes with a magnetic pacifier and has a soft body, perfect for little ones.



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