This will probably be the easiest time ever in your life to buy a gift for your daughter. Remember that.
A first birthday is an especially special occasion. It’s the day you get to celebrate your daughter or son being in your lives for one whole year, as well as celebrating the fact that it’s their very first birthday too.
Even though our babies won’t know it’s their birthday nor remember the day itself, it’s still a special moment in time that should be cherished and turned into a memory.
Despite being at the tender age of 1, having toys to play with can help stimulate the baby’s brain and improve overall motor function as well as lay the foundation for certain skills and abilities to be developed.
We’ve created a list that we think will be ideal gifts for girls turning 1 year old, and gifts that they will enjoy as well as help with their development.
Best Toys for 1 Year Old Girls
It’s one of the most iconic characters in the lives of many children the world over.
This absolutely adorable fairy doll has a cute little backpack in which baby can put her first tooth in for when the time comes, and the fairy will swap it for a new coin.
Made with tawny hair, purple wings, an embroidered face, and a cute velvet dress, this fairy is on the ready for all those future milk teeth.
A beautiful wooden puzzle that has a lot of different textures on every animal.
Each puzzle piece is rather chinky, making it easier for the little hands of a baby to hold onto them and to place them in the correct slots.
Adding to the fun of the puzzles, each animal has different textures on them which relates to the animal, like a woolly sheep and a feathery duck. This puzzle is ideal for stimulating the mind and the hand/eye development.
This is a wonderful 18-piece toy set that introduces kids to the wonders of magnetic fun in a safe and educating way.
This toy set contains magnetic rods that are colored and the front and back parts of six safari animals. The animal parts are both larger and soft to the touch, and are easily clicked onto the magnetic rods.
These animals can also be mixed and matched to create some unique animal combinations. This toy set will not only help develop motor skills, but will also introduce your baby to wildlife in a fun and entertaining way.
An extremely soft bath towel robe to wrap your little lady in once bath time’s over.
Made from bamboo fiber, this hooded towel is hygienic, odour and bacterial resistant, keeps your little one safe from irritants.
This hooded towel is ideal for keeping your baby warm and dry after a bath. This towel also comes with cute little bear ears, making bath time so much more fun.
These are awesome early-learning books that are made with soft cloth pages and are educational.
This pack consists of 3 different books; farm animals, ABCs, and wild animals. These books are colorful and packed with smart illustrations which are ideal for teaching a child the basics animals and the alphabet.
A cute and fun way to help your baby girl learn to walk. A push toy made from wood with alligators that chomp as the toy is pushed.
This push toy has a rather colorful swamp scene and strong construction, and is as playful as it gets. It can help little children to develop their motor skills by helping them take their first steps. The chomping alligators will help encourage the little ones to keep pushing all while keeping them entertained.
This 9-inch stuffed hippo is made from the softest fur, making it ideal for cuddling.
It is super soft and has an endearing expression along with little tactile hoofs. Made by Histoire d’Ours in France, it comes elegantly packaged in a beautiful collection box.
Let Winnie the Pooh soothe your baby girl to sleep with his wonderful light show and lullaby lamp.
All you have to do is press down on his head and his balloon will start to project moving stars on the ceiling and walls for a beautiful light show. This Winnie the Pooh lamp has 5 soothing lullabies that will gently ease your baby to sleep. It features 2 modes; you can either have the music and lights on simultaneously or you can only have the lights on.
It can also switch off automatically in either 10 or 20 minutes.
A cute toy that will never lose its value with little children. This wooden pull-along dog wags her tail as she goes.
As this dog is being pulled by its lead, her tail waggles, bell jingles, ears swing, and head bops. The button on her back is also a squeaky button — something that babies love to press.
What more could you possibly need for a little girl on the go?
This cute little play set is all soft and consists of a keyring with keys attached to it, a phone that chimes, a child-friendly mirror, and a purse.
Everything can be placed into the purse and removed with much ease. This will allow your little girl to dive into her own little fantasy world and play pretend to be whoever she can dream of being. This play set is made out of high quality fabrics, is durable, and will provide your little lady with hours of fun!
The Laugh and Learn Smart Chair is loaded with fun activities for little children to learn from. The armrests are made with a built-in keypad and storybook — something that little children will find extremely entertaining.
The seat has more than 50 pre-programmed songs, melodies, and sing-alongs that are activated when your child sits on it.
Any child would enjoy having this chair. It would let them feel special because they’ll have their very own chair in the house and they’ll be excessively entertained while using it.
It’s never too early to teach your children about the importance of sharing, although the chances of your 1-year-old girl sharing her toys are quite slim.
The colorful design of this toy will undoubtedly grab the attention of your little girl. This toy has 2 sets of cutlery, plates, and cups and has 6 pieces of food items. This toy also comes with a little picnic blanket to replicate the idea of a “real” picnic.
To top it off, every time the picnic basket’s lid is opened, it plays a song or fun sound effect, something that the babies will enjoy!
This cute little convertible has everything that a real car does; a seatbelt, a horn, cup holders for her bottles, and a hood that pops open with some storage space underneath.
The Whisper II has patented Quiet Wheels, so there won’t be anymore noisy rides that you often get with those plastic wheels.
If you have a sandbox for your 1-year-old girl, then this toy dump truck is ideal! Even if you don’t have a sandbox a child will know how to take full advantage of a toy to get the most enjoyment out of it.
This dump truck has a fully functional dumper that can be loaded with sand–or even other toys–to fulfill the imaginative needs of your little one. As a bonus, the dump truck is made entirely of 100% recycled milk plastic jugs and is void of any PVC, BPA, and phthalates.
This funny-looking ball has 12 bumps on it, all which are different shapes, sizes, and textures. Two of the bumps on this ball double as rattlers, which will always want to make a little child want to shake and play with it.
The stitching is strong enough to resists the strength of a 1-year-old. So you won’t have to worry about the stitching coming loose and your baby choking on any of the materials.
The VTech Spin and Learn flashlight is the perfect toy that combines education with fun and function.
This toy can project 5 colors of light and has number and animal buttons for interactive fun. Along with the buttons and lights, this flashlight also has more than 50 children’s songs and melodies that your little girl can sing along to and it also has sound effects.
Compare and Choose
In case you want a quick recap and comparison, here is a table with each with ratings and prices.
|Tooth Fairy Doll||$$$$||Has a little backpack in which to store future milk teeth in exchange for coins.||★★★★|
|Touch and Feel Farm Puzzle||$$||The animals have unique textures on them.||★★★★|
|My First Safari Animals||$$$||Colorful animals that can be mixed and matched.||★★★★★|
|Bear Hooded Bath Towel||$$||Is hypoallergenic and ultra soft.||★★★★★|
|Soft Cloth Baby Books||$$||Very educational and made with cloth pages.||★★★★★|
|Chomp and Clack Alligator Push Toy||$$$$||Helps work on motor skills and provides entertainment from chomping alligators.||★★★★|
|Small Stuffed Hippo||$$$$||Super soft fur and ideal for cuddling.||★★★★|
|Winnie the Pooh Balloon Lightshow||$$$||5 soothing lullabies and has an auto switch-off mechanism.||★★★★★|
|Pull-Along Dog||$$$||Can be pulled along by a lead and has a squeaky button.||★★★|
|Pretty Purse Fill and Spill||$$$||Soft, plushy toy set that encourage imagination.||★★★★|
|Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Chair||$$$||Has more than 50 songs and melodies and is extremely fun.||★★★★|
|Shapes And Sharing Picnic Basket||$$||It has various shapes that can be easily taught and learned by a 1-year-old.||★★★★★|
|Whisper Ride II||$$$$||It has everything that a real car does and has patented "Quiet Ride" wheels.||★★★★|
|Green Toys Dump Truck||$$||Comes with a functional dumper and is made from 100% recycled milk plastic jugs.||★★★★★|
|Sassy Developmental Bumpy Ball||$||Provides stimulation due to the textures and shapes on the ball.||★★★★|
|VTech Spin and Learn Color Flashlight||$||An educational toy that combines fun with functionality.||★★★★|