Best Gift Ideas for Toddlers (Toys for 1 year olds)

Toys for 1 Year Olds

Best Gift Ideas for Toddlers (Toys for 1 year olds)

Our list of top toys for 1 year olds has been carefully selected by our chief toy expert Ruth (primary school teacher, and mother to two infants). Therefore, our selection of toys are guaranteed to deliver top marks for both fun and educational value. We also keep an eye on the top toy trends and toy awards, making sure only the very best toys make it onto our shelves. Ruth and her toy testers rate each toy across a range of development skills. These skills include;  motor skills, literacy and numeracy, and social and emotional (role-playing,turn-taking) skills.

Our Top Toys for 1 Year Olds

Country Critters Wooden Activity Cube

Price:  €139.95

The Country Critters wooden sort-and-discover activity play cube has five sides. Watch your child enjoy the beaded adventure land, a shape sorter, a stand in a queue, a turnplate and tap to the bottom activity

This activity cube is an animal-inspired play cube that includes ten pieces featuring wooden balls, shapes, a wooden pounder and more

This development toy is an award-winning shape sorter, recommended for ages 12 months and older.

My first Animal Train

Price:  €37.95

SmartMax my first Farm Animals is great safe, fun introduction to magnetic toys. This set encourages kids to use two hands together and helps develop hand eye coordination, fine motor skills and matching skills. Children will have great fun mixing and matching the animal to make crazy combinations

SmartMax my First animal train also develops problem-solving and concentration as a child tries to connect the correct pieces together. But kids won’t be too bothered with any of that they will simply be having a great fun time playing this toy.

tape and pound wooden hape

Price:  €29.95

This clever award winning wooden musical toy combines a pounding bench with hammer and a xylophone with great effect and will give many years enjoyment.

When the balls drop they run over the xylophone playing all the notes as they go. as children get older you can take the xylophone out and use it on it’s own.

Hape toys are made responsibly using non toxic paints and glue and embrace the highest standards in safety ecological and social responsibility. Green manufacturing and satisfying employment for every employee are key to the Hape company philosophy.

Gold award winnder at the Independent Toy Awards UK 2015 and Silver at the Irish National Parenting Product Awards 2015

Age: 12 months+

Spike the Fine Motor Skills Hedgehog

Price:  €22.95

There is a reason this cute hedgehog consistantly tops best seller and must have toy lists for toddler toys. Not only will he help to develop fine motor skillscolour recognition and counting skills parents will love it because its easily tidied and stored as the quills are cleverly stored inside the back so you won’t lose pieces!

Ages 18 months+

Whirly Squigz

Price:  €24.95

Whirly Squigz are a set of three colourful silicone spinners that encourage fine motor skills, sensory exploration, cause-effect learning. Each one is made of 100% high quality silicone that’s colourful, pleasant to touch, and safe for teething.

Hold them, explore their unique contours, chomp on them and let them soothe sore gums…

Then, stick them to any smooth, flat, non-porous surface – like a bathtub wall, a table-top, or a window. Give them a spin, and… WHOOSH! – Around and around they go, faster than the eye can see!

Age: 6 months+

Price:  €14.95

The popular toddler’s educational toy comes with 6 different eggs and funny facial expressions. Crack them open to reveal 6 different colours that your little one can identify and match

This learning toy suits your baby needs as they grow. There isn’t just one way to play – play hide & seek, shape sorting, colour matching and more.

Give the gift of fun learning for Easter, your baby’s first Christmas or as a first birthday gift – you can’t ever go wrong with these.

Age: 1+

Dimpl Duo

Price:  €25.95

Dimpl Duo is an addictively fun fidget toy for toddlers (and older kids). A perfect for on the go (no loose pieces to lose). It’s a great sensory toy, that promotes sensory exploration, tactile learning, and shape learning and colour learning.  The buttons feel super soft and rubbery, and promote finger isolation and strength as kids push them back and forth and feel them pop. Dimpl duo is also a great way to teach cause and effect, and encourage active play and concentration.


Other Great Toys for 1 Year Olds

Pip Squigz Loops
Farm Animals Peg Puzzle
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