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The Ultimate Gift List for a 1 Year Old Girl!

This is a hard post for me to write because it means that baby girl is coming dangerously close to turning 1! She will be 10 months soon and since our Gift List for a 3 Year Old Boy has been such a hit, we thought we would keep you updated with more gift lists for the little people in your life!

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So here it is… what every one year old little girl is dying to get for her first birthday! I try to do a good mix of price points so you will find big gifts and affordable gifts perfect to bring to a party as well.

Melissa & Doug toys are always a hit with us as well because they are so well made and really focus on education, development and creativity with all of their products. Here are some great picks for a 1 year old:

best birthday presents for a 1 year old

1. Melissa & Doug Piano

2. Melissa & Doug Pull-a-long Frog

3. Melissa & Doug Jumbo Triangle Crayons

4. Melissa & Doug Bead Maze

5. Melissa & Doug Picnic Basket

6. Melissa & Doug Shopping Cart

Around a year babies are really enjoying standing, cruising and sometimes even walking so toys that allow them to exercise and practice with these muscle groups are a perfect fit!

best birthday presents for a 1 year old

1. V-Tech Learning Walker

2. Baby Stroller

3. Little Tykes Shopping Cart

4. LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical Table

5. Wooden Activity Cube

6. V-TECH Activity Walker

Your little Princess will need some girlie things too! I don’t know where it comes from but my little girl is just drawn to these type of things! This type of imaginative play is SO valuable for brain development too!

best birthday presents for a 1 year old

1. LeapFrog Shapes And Sharing Picnic Basket

2. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Learning Kitchen

3. Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Say Please Tea Set

4. Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn My Pretty Learning Purse

5. Taggies Developmental Baby Doll

6. Corolle Mon Premier Calin Charming Pastel Baby Doll

7. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Learning Phone

8. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Magical Musical Mirror

Of course classic toys will ALWAYS be a hit! There is a reason they never go out of style!  These are some favorites of all three of my kids… both the girls and the boys!  Most of these are great for motor skill development and reading books together not only promotes bonding but can also help literacy down the line!  You can absolutely never have too many books!

best birthday presents for a 1 year old

1. Melissa & Doug Classic ABC Block Cart

2. Play Ball

3. Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Rock-a-Stack

4. Ball Popper

5. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Love to Play Puppy

6. Books!

All of the things I have highlighted today a little girl turning one would love to get! Toys like these are so fun, but also so educational. They help develop motor skills, creativity, dexterity, and lay a foundation for shapes, numbers, letters, and problem solving. It is amazing how much playing with a toy can help your child grow and learn!

****To see a full post on one of my ALL TIME favorite gifts I have gotten for my kids click here!  I have had tons of birthdays and christmas gifts between all 3 kids, but this one takes the cake! (pun intended!)****

There are also great gift ideas that are experience based or sentimental. One of our TPM readers suggested that you get passes to a local museum or park that the family could enjoy together. Another idea is to look into personalized books or a keepsake box you can gather memories for her in over the year. Whether you choose to have an experience or get a more tangible gift, your little girl is sure to love the ideas here! Leave a comment and let us know what else is a perfect gift for a 1 year old!

For more gift inspiration make sure to see our other gift list posts!

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  1. Paula says

    Incredibly helpful list of ideas for a 1-year-old birthday girl. Thank you so much for compiling these and for also providing links.

  2. Cathy says

    Your ideas are right on. My children are grown, and I now have a granddaughter. One of the most played with gifts I ever gave my son and daughter was a kitchen set with a grocery cart and food and a tool bench with moveable parts. They played with these sets for years.


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