We already rounded up our top toys under $25 for one-year-olds, and now we’re sharing some ideas for bigger gifts. There are so many classic BIG first birthday gifts, like a Pottery Barn Anywhere Chair (#1), a Cozy Coupe (#5), a rocking horse (#2), but we also love the idea of the gift of adventure like a zoo/aquarium/children’s museum pass. So keep that one in mind for extended family or yourself!
1 | Pottery Barn Kids My First Anywhere Chair ($89+)
The My First Anywhere Chair is a classic first birthday gift! It’s the perfect size for your one-year-old to sit and read a book or enjoy a snack. These chairs come in a variety of fabrics and colors, can be personalized and, most important, are machine washable so there’s no need to stress about messes.
2 | Wooden Rocking Horse ($69)
From the stylish Crate & Barrel, this wooden rocking horse will provide hours of entertainment for your one-year-old, while also complementing your decor. Plus, rocking helps develop a child’s sense of balance, so this toy is a win-win for everyone.
3 | Kidkraft Vintage Kitchen ($115)
This highly-rated vintage play kitchen could not be more adorable! It is made from wood so it will last for years to come, and is available in five colors to perfectly fit your style. A great gift for a young creative chef in your life!
4 | Little Tikes First Slide ($34.99)
The Little Tikes First Slide is a great beginner slide. At just three feet long, it is the perfect size for one-year-olds but it will also be entertaining for years to come. Plus slides promote fitness, balance, and coordination.
5 | Little Tikes Cozy Coupe ($54.99)
Nostalgia at its best, the beloved Little Tikes Coupe from the 80s is still a childhood staple. This updated 30th Anniversary Edition comes with a removable floorboard and a handle on the back for push rides, so both you and your toddler can enjoy the Cozy Coupe together.
6 | The Nugget ($229)
Is it a couch? A guest bed? A jungle gym? Even better, it’s all three. Meet the Nugget, play furniture that makes it so you’ll never have to say “stop jumping on the couch” ever again! The Nugget comes with four separate pieces (base, cushion, two pillows) that can be arranged to create castles, forts, caves, beds, and more. The cushions are lightweight, machine washable, and have handles so they’re easy to move.
7 | Fat Brain Tobbles Neo ($26.95)
Fat Brain Toys are a favorite because not only are they fun but also educational. The Tobbles are great for stacking and knock-it-down play – your little one can stack them, topple them over, spin them, balance them…the activities are endless!
8 | Freshly Picked Mini Sole ($65)
Made with the same leather that you love in the other Freshly Picked moccasin styles, but now they’ve added durable rubber soles that are perfect for your toddlers’ outdoor adventures. The Mini Sole is available in sizes 3-7 and currently come in six different colors.
9 | Hape Magic Touch Piano ($29.99)
Magic Touch technology makes this piano play when little fingers touch the keys. Your toddler can improvise or play along with the included music sheets by matching the colored notes to the painted keys.
10 | Grimm’s Large Rainbow Stacker ($149.99)
The Grimm’s Rainbow Stacker is a beautiful, handmade toy that will last for years! They are great for open-ended play – it can be used as a stacker or puzzle, or the pieces can be used as bridges, tunnels, roads, fences, and more.
11 | Micro Mini 3-in1 Deluxe Scooter ($119.99)
A scooter that grows with your child? It’s too good to be true! This long-lasting gift features three different riding options for three different stages, all in one box. In the beginning, your toddler can use the ride-on seat (with two seat heights!) then, remove the seat for a stand-on scooter with short O-bar and finally, replace the O-bar with the T-bar to convert to a standard scooter.
12 | Hape Mighty Mini Band ($39.99)
Is your toddler a budding musician? This wooden Mini Band is a 5-in-1 percussion section giving your one-year-old hours of musical entertainment. What we especially love about Hape: they make all of their toys using wood sourced from environmentally sustainable forests and the finishes are all non-toxic. Good for your babe and good for the earth!
13 | Fisher-Price Little People Farm Set ($39.99)
With bright colors, songs, and sounds, this Little People farm set includes Farmer Jed and 4 animal figures to engage your little one for hours of farm fun.Yeehaw!
14 | Little Partners Learning Tower ($199.99)
This Little Partners Learning Tower is a sturdy wood platform with side rails that toddlers can use to reach the counter, giving them more independence in the kitchen. It’s made from layered birch and poplar wood with a non-toxic and easy-to-clean finish. Available in seven colors.
15 | Step2 Rain Shower Splash Pad Water Table ($69.99)
Be the envy of the neighborhood with the Step2 Rain Showers Splash Pond Water Table. Use the large bucket to pour water into the top to create a rain shower, launch the frog to the top of the water table, or rearrange the maze pieces to create new waterfalls.
16 | Fat Brain Toys SpinAgain ($29.95)
The SpinAgain is the first ever twirling stacking toy! Drop the discs onto the corkscrew pole and watch as they spin down to the base. Each disk is dual colored and creates a rainbow when stacked from largest to smallest.
17 | Uncle Goose Classic USA Blocks ($32.95)
This timeless wooden block set includes 28 blocks featuring four full alphabets, numbers, math symbols, and several animals. Made in the USA from basswood and painted using non-toxic (mouth safe!) inks.
18 | Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Stroll ‘n Trike Sport ($89.99)
Another gift built to grow with your child, the Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Stroll ‘N Strike offers four different ways to ride: infant trike, steering trike, learn-to-ride trike, and classic trike. Features include a footrest, seat pad, removable wrap around tray with a cup holder, 3-point harness, and UV blocking canopy.
19 | Prince Lionheart Wheely Bug ($70)
Who doesn’t love a cute little animal on wheels? The Prince Lionheart Wheely Bug is the perfect gift for a one-year-old. It’s small enough that your kiddo can easily hop on and off by themselves and has multi-directional wheels that make it easy for your little one to scoot wherever they’d like! Choose from seven animals and two sizes (we suggest the small for this age).
20 | Hape Musical Rainbow Railway Train Set ($79.99)
Introduce your little one to the world of trains with a musical train set! Drive over the xylophone bridge and through the tambourine track to create musical sounds. This set includes a train engine with three cars, tambourine track, metal xylophone track, bead maze track, shape sorter track, and eight pieces of track. Additional pieces available for purchase.
21 | Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Servin’ Up Food Truck ($69.99)
Serve ’em up with this adorable food truck guaranteed to keep toddlers very busy! Featuring a dashboard with steering wheel, clicker key, and gear shifter, as well as a food prep area with a sink, light-up grill, and service bell. While kids play they’ll be introduced to vocabulary, counting, and taking turns with lively songs, sounds, and phrases.
22 | Custom Board Book of Names & Faces ($39.99)
Toddlers love looking at faces, so we love the idea of giving them this board book personalized with the names and faces of those closest to them. Just upload your favorite photos and customize the large, easy-to-read text.
23 | Little Unicorn Big Kid Hooded Towel ($50)
If the infant hooded towels you got at your baby shower barely cover your one-year-old’s bum, it’s time to upgrade to a new toddler towel. Little Unicorn makes super cute, plush hooded towels generously sized to wrap around a toddler.
24 | Melissa & Doug Table and Chairs Set ($129.99)
This solid wood 3-piece table & chairs set is perfectly sized for your toddler to eat lunch with friends or work on their creative projects. It’s a table you’ll have for years!
25 | Radio Flyer Classic Walker Wagon ($79.99)
This one is a push-toy and a toy wagon in one. The resist push feature allows beginner walkers to build confidence, and there’s a furniture friendly bumper to protect your home. Pair it with this book for an extra special gift.