Gift and Toy Ideas for 1-Year-Old Girls [2023]

It’s a huge milestone when a little girl turns one year old. There’s no question you will want to find the perfect gift for her. Our list of gift and toy ideas for 1-year-old girls covers an extensive array of choices sure to put a smile on her face.

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Interactive Toys for 1-Year-Old GirlsPlayskool Chase 'n Go Ball PopperVTech Smart Shots Sports CenterReplica Dyson Ball Vacuum ToyMusical Gifts for 1-Year-Old GirlsBaby Einstein Wooden Electronic KeyboardMelissa & Doug Learn-to-Play PianoGUND Baby My First Soft DrumPiano Musical Mat for KidsArt and Crafts Gift for 1-Year-Old GirlsCrayola My First Palm Grip CrayonsMy First FingerpaintsWater Doodle MatClothing Gifts for 1-Year-Old GirlsFirst Birthday OutfitCarter's 2-Pack DressesLong Sleeve Ruffle RomperPlush Toys for 1-Year-Old GirlsDaddy Dog Stuffed Animal PillowGUND Kai Teddy Bear PlushSplash Whale Squeezable Stuffed AnimalEducational Toys for 1-Year-Old GirlsLearning Resources Peekaboo Learning FarmSmartMax My First Dinosaurs STEM Building SetLeapFrog My Pal VioletLeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words BookCar and Truck Toys for 1-Year-Old GirlsToddler Press and Go CarsKidoozie Funtime TractorCar Carrier TruckOutdoor Gifts for 1-Year-Old GirlsMAGIFIRE Splash PadPewi Y-BikeWater TableDoona Liki Trike S3Little Tikes Cozy CoupeActivity Set Gifts for 1-Year-Old GirlsWooden Baby Activity CubePound a Ball ToyMelissa & Doug Sorting Barn ToyFix-It Kid's Wooden Tool Box and Accessory Play SetPush Toys for 1-Year-Old GirlsMelissa & Doug Alligator Wooden Push ToyVTech Sit-to-Stand Learning WalkerPull-Along SnailDoll Gifts for 1-Year-Old GirlsMelissa & Doug Soft Body Baby DollMadame Alexander Sweet SmilesGloveleya Baby GirlPlayset Gifts for 1-Year-Old GirlsDisney Frozen Elsa's Ice PalaceLittle Tikes Bake 'N Grow KitchenPrincess Fairy Castle Play TentPuzzle Gifts for 1-Year-Old GirlsMelissa & Doug Alphabet Sound PuzzleBanana Panda Match The Baby Puzzle Set10 Pack Wooden Puzzles SetPersonalized Wooden Name PuzzleSensory Toys for 1-Year-Old GirlsEdushape Small Sensory BallsChewable Fruit-Shaped Teething ToyBaby Soft Building BlocksGUND Crinkle CaterpillarBook Gifts for 1-Year-Old GirlsHappy Birthday to You!Now You Are OneMy First LibraryAround the Farm Animal BookABC What Can She Be?What to Look for in Gifts for 1-Year-Old Girls

Interactive Toys for 1-Year-Old Girls

Playskool Chase ‘n Go Ball Popper

The Playskool Chase ‘n Go Ball Popper is sure to produce plenty of sweet little giggles. Any 1-year-old girl will be fascinated by this interactive popper that spouts the balls into the air with the push of a button. In addition, the fun toy plays 6 different tunes for the little lady to dance around to. The popper comes with 4 easy-grip balls and is a great toy to get little ones active. The Playskool Popper makes a superb first birthday present!

VTech Smart Shots Sports Center

The VTech Smart Shots Sports Center is perfect for a little athlete in training. The sports center is great for little tykes who want to sit in front of it and shoot some baskets or the 1-year-old running around and ready to kick the soccer ball. In addition, the center calls out fun sayings while the child is playing, encouraging them along the way. There are also fun buttons and the net for the child to discover, making for an incredibly awesome time. Finally, the VTech Sports Center is an excellent gift to encourage gross motor skills in a 1-year-old girl.

Replica Dyson Ball Vacuum Toy

If I knew my kids could have been vacuuming all this time, I would have purchased the next gift idea a lot sooner. The Replica Dyson Ball Vacuum Toy has a real suction to pick up dirt and dust. While it may not be as efficient as the regular-sized vacuum, I love the idea of little kids wanting to help with chores around the house. The fun vacuum twists and turns just like the real thing and has a holder in the back to empty and debris picked up. The pint-sized vacuum is excellent for a little girl who wants to help tidy things up around the house.

Musical Gifts for 1-Year-Old Girls

Baby Einstein Wooden Electronic Keyboard

The Baby Einstein Notes & Keys Wooden Electronic Keyboard is a wonderful way to introduce music to a 1-year-old girl. The innovative keyboard is equipped with magic touch technology and plays realistic keyboard sounds. In addition, little ones can switch between playing piano, drum, hip hop, and xylophone sounds. The keyboard has over 150 melodies and songs that include silly sound effects sure to produce a few giggles. The electronic keyboard is one of the best gifts for a 1-year-old baby girl.

Melissa & Doug Learn-to-Play Piano

I’m a huge fan of the next brand, so it’s no question it made the list of gift and toy ideas for 1-year-old girls. The Melissa & Doug Learn-to-Play Piano is made from solid wood and features 25 keys and 2 full octaves. In addition, there is an illustrated songbook with easy-to-follow directions. Melissa & Doug have been making quality products for more than 30 years, and the Learn-to-Play Piano is one of the most exceptional ones. Any 1-year-old girl would love to receive this colorful piano for their birthday or Christmas.

GUND Baby My First Soft Drum

The GUND Baby My First Soft Drum is a darling gift for a 1-year-old girl. Little ones can cuddle up with their drum or bang away for the lights and sounds. The 6″ plush drum is the perfect size for a little girl who loves music. The drum plays five different sounds and light sequences. The soft drum is one of the best gifts for a 1-year-old baby girl.

Piano Musical Mat for Kids

If you know a little girl who loves getting up and dancing, they will thoroughly enjoy receiving the Piano Musical Mat. The interactive piano mat plays 8 different animal sounds and has 9 piano keys. A 1-year-old girl will love jumping around on the mat as they listen to various fun sounds. In addition, the musical mat is a soft non-woven fabric, so little ones won’t hurt themselves if they fall while dancing around. Finally, the mat folds up for easy storage and is a great way to encourage hand-foot coordination.

Art and Crafts Gift for 1-Year-Old Girls

Crayola My First Palm Grip Crayons

The Crayola My First Palm Grip Crayons are the perfect gift for little hands. The palm grip crayons come in vibrant colors and are also washable. The set comes with 6 specially designed crayons ideal for toddlers who haven’t mastered correctly holding a crayon. 1-year-old girls need to work on their fine motor skills, and the grip crayons are perfect for working on the smaller muscles.

My First Fingerpaints

If you know a little girl who loves art, then she will thoroughly enjoy the My First Fingerpaints set. While fingerpaints are not the cleanest of art projects, it’s a wonderful sensory activity for toddlers. The set comes with 6 squeezable bottles of fingerpaints and includes the basic colors. A 1-year-old girl will have the opportunity to work on her fine motor skills as she creates her own masterpieces. There is no doubt the My First Fingerpaints would make the list of gift and toy ideas for 1-year-old girls.

Water Doodle Mat

The Water Doodle Mat is a great gift idea for a 1-year-old who sometimes has a hard time keeping the marker on paper. The large mat uses mess-free water markers that allow a little one to create a design without getting anything on the carpet. Each magic pen fills with water and magically turns the doodle mat into a canvas. The 30″ x 30″Doodle Mat is an exceptional gift for even the smallest of artists.

Clothing Gifts for 1-Year-Old Girls

First Birthday Outfit

When my daughter turned one, I couldn’t wait to plan her party. This included finding the perfect First Birthday Outfit for her to wear. I can’t get over this adorable outfit, complete with tutu, headband, and leg warmers. The adorable shirt says, “It’s my 1st birthday,” if there was any doubt what the occasion was. If you know a little girl turning one soon, this is a must-have to celebrate how truly fantastic they are.

Carter’s 2-Pack Dresses

Toddlers aren’t easy to dress, which is why I love a simple outfit. The Carter’s 2-Pack Dresses is a wonderful gift to give a 1-year-old girl. This sweet set comes with two patterned dresses and matching shorts. In addition, the 100% cotton dresses are tagless, providing a super comfortable fit. My daughter lives in dresses, and I love what Carter’s has to offer.

Long Sleeve Ruffle Romper

Excuse me while I swoon for this next outfit. The Long Sleeve Ruffle Romper makes an adorable gift for a 1-year-old girl. This darling outfit comes in various colors and is way more stylish than anything in my closet. In addition, the soft fabric is breathable so that a child won’t feel overheated in this adorable outfit. You won’t regret gifting this romper to the special little girl in your life.

Plush Toys for 1-Year-Old Girls

Daddy Dog Stuffed Animal Pillow

There’s nothing quite like a squishy pillow to snuggle up with. The Daddy Dog Stuffed Animal Pillow is made completely from cotton and makes the perfect place to cuddle. In addition, the pillow is perfectly safe for little ones as it doesn’t have any removable parts, and all details are embroidered. The cute pillow measures 20″ in length and can even go in the wash! This sweet doggie pillow makes a wonderful gift for a 1-year-old girl.

GUND Kai Teddy Bear Plush

The GUND Kai Teddy Bear Plush is a wonderful addition to a little girl’s stuffed animal collection. I know my kids never get tired of adding to their “love” collection. This sweet teddy bear is just asking to be squeezed and cuddled with. The 12″ bear plush is extremely soft and durable, so a child can love it for years to come. Finally, if the 1-year-old girl in your life can’t get enough teddy bears, there is also a 23″ bear available.

Splash Whale Squeezable Stuffed Animal

The Splash Whale Squeezable Stuffed Animal is the perfect gift for a child’s nursery or as part of a birthday present. The cute whale is made from a super squeezable memory foam that slowly rises back to normal after a little one squeezes it. The whale also doubles as a stress reliever for the parents. Mom and dad can even give it a squeeze if their 1-year-old is causing them a few too many gray hairs. Finally, this sweet little whale measures 5″ in diameter, making it a lovely gift for a 1-year-old girl.

Educational Toys for 1-Year-Old Girls

Learning Resources Peekaboo Learning Farm

The list of gift and toy ideas for 1-year-old girls wouldn’t be complete with a few things that challenge their growing brains. The Learning Resources Peekaboo Learning Farm is the perfect opportunity for a little girl to work on her fine motor skills to learn about colors, numbers, counting, and matching. The animals included in the game also double as finger puppets, which is a wonderful way to ignite her imagination. The 10-piece farm set is a great birthday or Christmas gift idea.

SmartMax My First Dinosaurs STEM Building Set

The SmartMax My First Dinosaurs STEM Building Set is an exceptional gift for the smallest of engineers. Unlike STEM sets for older children, this set has soft pieces, making it extra safe for little ones. Your favorite 1-year-old can put together 5 different dinosaurs any way she’d like. With this set, there is no right or wrong way to build the dinosaurs. In addition, the beginner STEM set is a great way to introduce magnetism to children as they click each part together. The Dinosaurs Building Set makes an excellent gift for a curious little 1-year-old girl.

LeapFrog My Pal Violet

The LeapFrog My Pal Violet is such a great gift for a 1-year-old girl’s birthday. All 3 of my kids each had one of these, and I am a huge fan. Violet can be taught the child’s name as well as some of her favorite things. The personalized learning program is a great way for a little one to interact with the toy. In addition, little ones can listen to over 40 melodies, songs, and lullabies sure to get the child moving along. Finally, the LeapFrog pal can help a child learn their first words, colors, counting, emotions, and feelings. It’s such an amazing gift for a growing little girl.

LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book

The LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book does an excellent job teaching a 1-year-old girl some of her first words. The interactive book is broken into several categories, including animals, colors, opposites, food, and more. Children can flip through and touch buttons to hear the words, songs, and instructions. In addition, there is a mode to switch from English to Spanish. Each page has brightly colored pictures allowing a little one to visually see what they hear about. The LeapFrog 100 Words Book is an exceptional gift for a 1-year-old girl eager to learn new words.

Car and Truck Toys for 1-Year-Old Girls

Toddler Press and Go Cars

The Toddler Press and Go Cars are a perfect first birthday present for any little girl. Children will love pressing down the top of the cars to watch them go. The set comes with 4 brightly colored cars that are great for early development and stimulate the imagination. The cars are completely safe for little hands, and no batteries are required. Each car has a darling animal driver that children will love to play with. I couldn’t leave these adorable cars off the list of gift and toy ideas for 1-year-old girls.

Kidoozie Funtime Tractor

The Kidoozie Funtime Tractor is great for any young girl; no farm required! This cute tractor is complete with three barn animals and its very own farmer. Little ones can push the tractor around and remove the characters when they want to play when them. Once the animals are put back in, the tractor plays some fun animal sounds. In addition, the tractor can play “Old Mcdonald Had a Farm.” This sweet set is a great gift idea for a 1-year-old girl.

Car Carrier Truck

The Car Carrier Truck has so much to offer to a 1-year-old girl. The carrier comes with 4 push-and-go vehicles that all fit inside the large truck. With the push of a button, the truck plays realistic sounds has light effects. Children will love all the various ways to play with the car carrier truck! This is a wonderful gift for the special little girl in your life!

Outdoor Gifts for 1-Year-Old Girls


The MAGIFIRE Splash Pad is perfect for those hot summer days. Kids will love running through the water and cooling off in their backyard. If little ones aren’t a fan of the water spraying up, it can be used as a shallow pool instead. The splash pad measures 68″ in diameter and is made from thick PVC materials to prevent rips. Finally, you can pick from a map, shark, or whale patterned design. What a great gift idea for a 1-year-old girl!

Pewi Y-Bike

The Pewi Y-Bike is a superb gift idea for a 1-year-old girl who isn’t quite big enough for a regular-sized bike. Kids can either sit or push the innovative bike. The Y-Bike is great for working on coordination and strengthening larger muscles. The bike itself is lightweight, only weighing just over 4 lbs. In addition, the non-marking rubber wheels mean the child can even use the bike inside. The Y-Bike makes for a great starter bike for a little girl on her birthday.

Water Table

There’s nothing like playing with a Water Table on a hot summer day. My kids could stand at theirs all day long and still not want to come inside for dinner. If you know a little girl turning one soon, I highly suggest gifting them a water table. Water tables are more than playing in the water; they can spark a child’s imagination in so many ways as they push toys around and play with the various accessories. It is an exceptional gift idea for a birthday or Christmas!

Doona Liki Trike S3

The Doona Liki Trike S3 is an ideal gift choice for a 1-year-old girl who wants to work on her pedaling but doesn’t mind being pushed by mom or dad. The trike grows with the child so that they will get plenty of use out of it. Little ones can enjoy the ride, and as they get older, they can work on pedaling while developing their gross motor skills. In addition, the trike is foldable, allowing it to be stored easily. The adjustable trike is a fabulous birthday gift a little girl will enjoy for several years.

Little Tikes Cozy Coupe

The Little Tikes Cozy Coupe is one of the most popular play cars for toddlers. There is no doubt why. The cozy coupe is durably built and is made to withstand the test of time. My three kids all used the same coupe! The child can comfortably sit inside the car and use their feet to get them moving. There is a floorboard insert if a child’s feet don’t quite touch the ground yet. A 1-year-old girl will love cruising the neighborhood and beeping the horn in her brand new coupe.

Activity Set Gifts for 1-Year-Old Girls

Wooden Baby Activity Cube

The Wooden Kids Baby Activity Cube has so much for a child to explore! The tabletop activity cube has four different sides and a bead maze on top. In addition, the top can come off so more than one child can easily play at one time. A 1-year-old girl will thoroughly enjoy playing with the spinning gears, clock, shape sorter, and abacus. As a bonus, the cube comes with stacking cups and an essential words board

Pound a Ball Toy

Next on the list of gift and toy ideas for 1-year-old girls is something to help develop those important fine motor skills. The Pound a Ball Toy comes with a darling owl hammer and 4 brightly colored balls. Children can pound the balls with the hammer and watch them go down the ramp. In addition to helping with fine motor skills, it’s also great for hand-eye coordination. As a bonus, the set comes with 6 stacking cups, which are also wonderful at working on developmental milestones.

Melissa & Doug Sorting Barn Toy

The Melissa & Doug Sorting Barn Toy makes for an exceptional gift for a 1-year-old girl. The barn comes with 10 wooden farm pieces that each have a special place to fit through. The colorful pieces feature familiar farm animals, as well as the farmer. In addition, the barn has a handle for easy carrying and a flip-up roof to retrieve the pieces. The sorting barn is a great way for a little girl to work on matching, sorting, and creative play.

Fix-It Kid’s Wooden Tool Box and Accessory Play Set

The Fix-It Wooden Tool Box and Accessory Play Set is a delightful gift for a 1-year-old girl who likes to tinker with tools. The toolbox comes with 14 pieces, including a hammer, several screws and gears, a wrench, and a screwdriver. A child can work on their fine motor skills as they practice hammering or screwing the screws right into the toolbox. In addition, the set is great at working on hand-eye coordination, something that 1-year-olds are still trying to master. The toolbox is an exceptional birthday or Christmas present.

Push Toys for 1-Year-Old Girls

Melissa & Doug Alligator Wooden Push Toy

The Melissa & Doug Alligator Push Toy is great for encouraging children to work on their gross motor skills. Even if the child isn’t walking, they can push the alligator toy around to prepare for those momentous first steps. As the child pushes the toy, the alligators open and shut their mouths and make a slight clacking sound. In addition, the butterfly and ladybug wooden beads slide and spin around. The Alligator Push Toy is a fantastic gift for a 1-year-old girl.

VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

Each one of my kids used the VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker when they turned one. It’s a great toy to have as children are learning to pull themselves up and then push the toy to walk. Even before they start walking, children can interact with the various buttons and gadgets on the front. In addition, the front piece can come apart to lay down on the floor. As one of my favorites, there’s no doubt it made the list of gift and toy ideas for 1-year-old girls.

Pull-Along Snail

While the Pull-Along Snail isn’t exactly a push toy, it falls into the same idea of encouraging children to move around. The darling vibrant snail is attached to a rope for a child to pull around the house with. It’s a great way to encourage little ones to run or walk, something they are still working on when they turn one. Kids will love watching the snail’s head go up and down as they take it for a walk. The faster the child goes, the faster the snail’s head bops up and down. The Pull-Along Snail is a wonderful first birthday gift for a little girl who loves to move about.

Doll Gifts for 1-Year-Old Girls

Melissa & Doug Soft Body Baby Doll

There’s nothing quite like a new baby doll to cuddle up with. The Melissa & Doug Soft Body Baby Doll is a wonderful gift for a 1-year-old girl who loves baby dolls. The cute doll comes with a romper, hat, and pacifier that actually fits inside the baby’s mouth. Playing with dolls is an excellent way for children to use their imagination, nurturing empathy and kindness. This adorable 12″ doll will surely put a smile on a sweet girl’s face.

Madame Alexander Sweet Smiles

The Madame Alexander Sweet Smiles comes with its own bottle, so a 1-year-old girl can pretend to feed her brand-new baby doll. The adorable doll is complete with a headband and two-piece outfit with a kitty on front. In addition, the soft doll’s eyes close when lying down, so the little girl can put the baby to sleep as she is playing. Any little girl would love to receive this darling baby doll!

Gloveleya Baby Girl

I love how sweet the next doll is on the list of gift and toy ideas for 1-year-old girls. The Gloeleya Baby Girl has the cutest details and is beyond soft. The doll comes in various colors and skin tones, allowing you to pick the perfect one for the little girl in your life. In addition, parents can throw the adorable doll right into the washing machine. This 16″ baby doll is a wonderful gift for a first birthday!

Playset Gifts for 1-Year-Old Girls

Disney Frozen Elsa’s Ice Palace

The Disney Frozen Elsa’s Ice Palace by Little People is the ultimate gift for any 1-year-old girl who loves “Frozen.” The playset is complete with lights and sounds and plays the viral song, “Let it Go.” In addition, the top of the castle grows with the touch of a button and highlights spinning snowflake action. Of course, the ice palace also comes with a mini Elsa and Olaf plus a bed and chair. The little girl who receives the Ice Palace will definitely never want to let it go.

Little Tikes Bake ‘N Grow Kitchen

The Little Tikes Bake ‘N Grow Kitchen will surely be loved by a 1-year-old girl on her birthday. The height of the kitchen is perfect for toddlers and includes 25 accessories for a little girl to play with. All parts of the darling kitchen open, including the fridge, oven, and microwave. The kitchen also comes complete with a pretend sink and stovetop burners. The only thing missing from the Little Tikes Kitchen is the imagination of a little girl.

Princess Fairy Castle Play Tent

If this doesn’t scream fun, then I don’t know what does. The Princess Fairy Castle Play Tentbrings nothing but fun to a little girl on her birthday. This 3-in-1 design includes a tunnel for little ones to crawl through, a ball pit for hours of fun, and, of course, a castle to play in. In addition, the tent comes with a carrying case for easy storage. Make sure you order some play balls as well!

Puzzle Gifts for 1-Year-Old Girls

Melissa & Doug Alphabet Sound Puzzle

Melissa & Doug make it on the list of gift and toy ideas for 1-year-old girls quite often and with good reason. The toy-making duo is known for its high-quality products. The Melissa & Doug Alphabet Sound Puzzle is another example of an exceptional gift choice by the toy developers. When children place a piece on the appropriate spot on the puzzle, it plays a sound with the letter’s name. In addition, the pieces sit slightly raised to make it easier for little hands to grasp. The sound puzzle is a wonderful way to introduce the alphabet to a little girl.

Banana Panda Match The Baby Puzzle Set

The Banana Panda Match The Baby Puzzle Set is a great beginner puzzle set for little girls. The set comes with 12 large puzzle pieces and encourages children to match the smaller baby puzzle piece with the correct mama animal. The unique puzzle is excellent for promoting hand-eye coordination and building logical thinking skills. In addition, the sturdy pieces are thick enough, so little hands don’t have a problem picking them up. The puzzle also comes in a convenient box with a handle for easy carrying. The matching puzzle set is a wonderful gift for a 1-year-old girl.

10 Pack Wooden Puzzles Set

Why choose one puzzle when you can gift a 10 Pack Wooden Puzzles Set. The brightly colored set comes with 10 high-quality puzzles for toddlers to explore. In addition, the pieces are BPA-free and stained with non-toxic water-based paint. A 1-year-old girl will love putting together these vibrant puzzles full of animals and things that go. Parents can rest easy knowing the pieces are large and don’t pose a safety risk.

Personalized Wooden Name Puzzle

Each one of my children had a Personalized Wooden Name Puzzle, and I think they make a wonderful gift for 1-year-old girls. The puzzle allows for up to 12 letters, and you can whether each piece has a peg for easy gripping. In addition, the letters are beautifully stained and can even include a stand to hold up the puzzle when not in use. The name puzzle is a great way to start name recognition in a little one. There’s no question why I’m a big fan of this delightful puzzle.

Sensory Toys for 1-Year-Old Girls

Edushape Small Sensory Balls

The Edushape Small Sensory Balls might look a little funny, but they serve a great purpose! The nubbly surface enhances tactile development and engages a child’s senses. Little ones can choose whether they want to roll the brightly colored balls or give them a bounce. Throwing balls is a gross motor skill that toddlers thoroughly enjoy working on. A 1-year-old girl will love playing with this set of 4 balls.

Chewable Fruit-Shaped Teething Toy

A 1-year-old girl is still going through the unpleasant phase of teething. The Chewable Fruit-Shaped Teething Toy gives relief to a toddler and also allows for a safe place to chew. The banana teether is easy to hold and has a very realistic look of the popular fruit. This handy teether will help soothe a child’s gums, and parents will appreciate it is free of any bad stuff like BPA, lead, and phthalates. While it’s not as cuddly as a teddy bear, the teething toy makes a practical gift for a 1-year-old who is being bothered by teeth coming in.

Baby Soft Building Blocks

I feel like every 1-year-old girl should have a set of blocks. It’s almost like a rite of passage. The Baby Blocks Soft Building Blocks are a perfect option for younger children, as they can’t hurt themselves on these squeezable blocks. The set of 12 blocks is decorated with various images, numbers, and patterns. Children will enjoy stacking the blocks and, of course, knocking them over. When a child squeezes them, the blocks give off a squeaking noise. Finally, the blocks are completely safe for chewing since we know kids love to put everything in their mouths!

GUND Crinkle Caterpillar

The GUND Crinkle Caterpillar is not only adorable looking, but it also gives off fun crinkling and rattling noises. The brightly colored caterpillar will make any 1-year-old girl squeal with delight. In addition, the caterpillar is great for tactile play, as children can feel and explore everything the cuddly insect has to offer. GUND has been making toys for over 120 years, and there’s no doubt why the Crinkle Caterpillar made the list of gift and toy ideas for 1-year-old girls.

Book Gifts for 1-Year-Old Girls

Happy Birthday to You!

A little girl’s first birthday is special, so why not gift them a book all about birthdays! The Happy Birthday to You! is another favorite from Dr. Seuss and marks how wonderful the birthday celebrant is. I love that the book reminds you to celebrate how awesome you are every day of the year, not only on the day of your birth. Like every book from a famous author, it is full of color and fun antics. This lovely book makes for a wonderful gift for a 1-year-old girl.

Now You Are One

The Now You Are One book is amazing for several reasons. Firstly, you don’t have to worry about picking up a card; the board book has an area under the cover flap for a personalized message. I love that the little girl will be able to see the message every time she picks up the book. Secondly, the thick pages make it easy for little hands to turn. In addition, the book comes with an envelope and seal, making this an effortless gift to give a 1-year-old girl. The book can even be mailed in an envelope; with the correct amount of postage, of course!

My First Library

My First Library is a great jumpstart to starting a 1-year-old girl’s book collection. The boxed set includes 10 books about various topics, including numbers, animals, colors, ABCs, shapes, and more. Reading to little ones early is so important to help in their development. Not only does it teach them communication, but it also is vital in teaching them some of their earliest skills, like learning their letters and numbers. The My First Library set makes an exceptional gift for a child on her birthday or Christmas.

Around the Farm Animal Book

The next book on the list of gift and toy ideas for 1-year-old girls has always been a favorite in my house. The Around the Farm Animal Book allows kids to hear the sounds of 30 different animals. Children can flip through the pages of animals and find the corresponding button to go with it. It’s a great way for children to work on animal recognition and matching. The interactive book makes a wonderful birthday gift!

ABC What Can She Be?

The ABC What Can She Be? book travels through the alphabet as it goes over all the possible careers a girl can have. While a 1-year-old girl may not be considering what she wants to be when she grows up, it’s never too early to encourage the independence of knowing you can be anything. It’s a fabulous reminder always to dream big, no matter how small you are.

What to Look for in Gifts for 1-Year-Old Girls

Turning one is a big deal for a little girl! Not only does she get to celebrate her very first birthday, but she is in for some huge developmental milestones. If the child isn’t walking yet, they certainly will be in no time. At this age, you want to buy gifts that will challenge them developmentally. Toddlers are starting to use language skills to communicate and are much more expressive than they were a few months ago.

The Center for Disease and Control (CDC) suggests a 1-year-old should be able to put things in and out of a container, bang two things together, and follow simple commands. While this is not an extensive list, it’s a good idea to find gifts that help encourage these behaviors. Something as simple as blocks is a great way to encourage each one of these milestones.

As a reminder, all children reach milestones at different times. Even if a child isn’t quite ready to use your gift now, there is a great chance they will be using it in no time! Thankfully, the list of gift and toy ideas for 1-year-old girls covers a wide variety, and you’ll have no problem picking the perfect gift!