Best Gift Ideas for 1 Year Old Girls

We continually update this page with the hottest gift ideas and trends for 1 year old girls. If you have a great gift idea for this age group please feel free to share it using the message form at the bottom of this page! Thanks for stopping by today and good luck shopping!

Editor’s Pick:

Smartphone Talking Monkey

talking monkey gift ideaThe Smartphone Talking Monkey from the Sharper Image is one of the funniest toys we’ve seen in a long time. Simply plug this monkey into the headphone jack of your smartphone, iPad or similar device and the monkey’s mouth will move in sync to the person speaking or the song being played. This gift is perfect for young children when playing audio books and nursery rhymes. When the kids aren’t playing with it, mom and dad will get a lot of mileage out of the talking monkey when they plug it into their phones at the office (just don’t get caught). Imagine the fun bringing one of these talking monkey’s into a conference room and plugging it in when your boss is talking to the group over the speaker phone! You can purchase this popular gift through the Sharper Image website and Get Free Shipping on any order at SharperImage.com $50 and over! Use code AFFRSHP..

Maine “Rocking Dory” Boat

maine-dory-rocking-boat-girl-2The Maine Rocking Dory takes a nautical spin on the classic rocking horse. These hand made rocking boats are an excellent addition to nautical themed nurseries or playrooms. Children will enjoy hours and hours of active time rocking back and forth on this high quality piece. Learn more about Maine Rocking Dory Boats here.

Inexpensive Gifts Under $15:

Baby Einstein Count and Compose Piano ($14.99):
This highly rated “parent favorite” combines auditory, visual, and language development all into one toy. The child on your shopping list will love their introduction to numbers, instruments, and melodies with this piano. This cool little piano is available in most major retail centers.

Musical Water Globes and Music Boxes

newborn baby and 1 year old gift ideasIf you’re looking for an heirloom quality water globe or “snow globe” for a newborn or young child, check out our friends at MusicalBoxAttic.com. Music Box Attic offers a huge selection of snowglobes and water globes for children and adults of all ages. They also have jewelry boxes and other great personalized gifts. They can even custom manufacture a music box with a song of your choice! Free Ground Shipping Coupon from MusicBoxAttic.com with code “fs100″! Shop with us Today!

Melissa & Doug Deluxe 10-Piece Alphabet Nesting and Stacking Blocks ($10):
After 3 years of use, this set of stack-able blocks is still one of my four year old’s most used toys! These blocks help develop the child’s hand-eye coordination while providing them a means to exhibit their creative building talents. Even more entertaining for the kids is knocking the large tower over when the blocks are all stacked up!

Gift Ideas Between $15 and $25:

Leapfrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Alphabet Set ($23):
Nobody goes hungry for learning with this set of 26 colorful, easy-grip magnetic letters and magnetic letter reader that attaches securely to your fridge. My daughter received this as a gift when she was 1 and she still plays with it regularly 3 years later! Each letter talks, sings and teaches letter names, letter sounds and learning songs. Put a letter into the reader to hear its name, its sound or a fun phonics song.

Flying SeaHawk Ceiling Mounted Airplane ($19):
This is the perfect gift for the boy or girl who loves airplanes! I bought this exact airplane for my 4 year old daughter in the Houston, TX airport on the way home from a business trip. She loved decorating the body of the airplane with her own “princess” stickers! The plane dangles from a ceiling mounted swivel and propels itself 360 degrees around the room. Perfect for a toddler’s bedroom or nursery too! This is a can’t miss gift selection!

Playskool’s Busy Ball Popper:
Our daughter absolutely loved this toy when we gave it to her for 1st birthday! The Playskool Explore and Grow Busy Ball Popper is a great put-and-take adventure for your infant or toddler. Designed for children ages nine months and up, the Busy Ball Popper will have your child popping the bright, colorful balls into a fun frenzy as they are air-popped out of the lower tube. The ball spinner/popper provides a fun sensorial experience, and includes fun, upbeat music to match the bright colorful characters.

An Original Ugly Doll ($20):
Call it a fad or a hot trend, one this is for certain…boys and girlsĀ love these “ugly” dolls. According to the manufacturer: “Uglydolls are plush, lovable characters that show us that being ugly means accepting our differences and embracing our flaws. Uglydolls also have a great sense of humor and know how to have fun”. These crazy guys come in a variety of different colors, sizes, and styles so you’re sure to find the perfect one to compliment theĀ girl on your shopping list!

A Custom Made Puzzle with the Child’s Name ($25):
Children love to see and spell their names and absolutely adore these puzzles! Each puzzle piece is handcrafted, painted with non-toxic paints and sized just right for children’s busy hands. Also check out our new 2 name puzzles. Any one of these “Made in USA” customized name puzzles make a great Personalized Baby Gift. You can order these puzzles online through You Name It Toys.

The Original “Daddy Doll” ($25):
The perfect gift from the parent, grandparent, or other relative that will be away from a child for an extended period of time (military deployment, business trips, merchant seaman, airline pilot, etc.). “Daddy Dolls” allow you to take pictures of yourself (or someone else) and have the image scanned into a doll for the child. I had one made for each of my children (ages 2, and 4) and they absolutely love them! You also have the option of recording a message for the child that they can listen to by pushing a button. For more information, or to order a “Daddy Doll” click here.

Great Gifts Between $25 and $50:

Nursery Farm Bath Towel Wraps ($29):
These towels are great for younger children and our 2 and 4 year old girls love them! Best of all, you can have the child’s name stitched into the towels as well! Very cool! L.L. Bean used to sell something similar to these towel but I don’t see them on their website anymore. Instead, you can order these directly from the Pottery Barn Kids website.

Cool Gifts Over $50:

Fisher Price Bounce and Spin Zebra ($63):
Another one of my kids’ favorite toys when they were younger! Toddlers love jumping up and down on this fun and colorful “carnival ride”. This apparatus includes five energetic songs and five whimsical sound effects to encourage little ones to keep bouncing. Finger activities on the handlebar and two springy characters provide lots of visual and tactile fun.

Wheely Bugs! ($67):
One of our childrens’ all time favorite toys (we have the bumble bee and ladybug models). The bright and friendly design of these “buggies” is an instant attraction to girls and boys alike. They go backwards, forwards, sideways, and round and round. Children don’t get stuck against obstacles like some other ride on toys. They are great to use on smooth level floors and ideal for indoors. Wheely Bugs are constructed for years of fun and are sure to become an heirloom toy. We highly recommend this toy!

Fisher-Price Amazing Animals Sing and Go Choo-Choo ($125):
The toddler on your list is going to absolutely love this toy! The price may seem a bit step, but this exceptionally rated product is not only durable, it will also provide the child on your shopping list with many many hours of quality educational play time!

Take the stress out of gift shopping with unbiased suggestions, opinions, reviews, and tips from real parents. If you need to buy a gift for a child’s birthday party, Christmas, Easter, graduation, holiday, or other special occasion, this handy website will help guide you in selecting an appropriate and enjoyable present.

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