The best toys and gifts for 1 year old boys. Whether you’re looking for 1st Christmas presents or that milestone first birthday we have found the perfect toys for 1 year old boys.
All the gift ideas on this page were chosen by the moms who did the survey on our site, so these are the toys that they actually buy for their sons.
Melissa & Doug Turtle Ball Pit
A ball pit for kids age 9 months to 2 years old that also serves as storage. The pit looks like a turtle and contains 60 squeezable balls in 2 sizes.
Great toy for developing a child’s physical, social and cognitive skills.
Fisher-Price Little People Nativity Advent Calendar
The Fisher Price Little People Nativity Advent Calendar is perfect for little hands. It features a fold-able play-mat (nativity scene) and 25 pieces that your toddler can collect every day till December 25.
Fisher-Price Bounce and Spin Puppy
This cute little puppy talks, sings and lights up, and your toddler can bounce and spin to their heart’s content (or at least until nap time).
LeapFrog Learn & Groove Shakin’ Colors Maracas
The LeapFrog Learn & Groove Shakin’Colors Maracas features a light-up dome that changes colors with the music and plays sound effects; the other includes colorful shaker beads.
This musical toy includes three play modes that introduce colors, numbers and music.
Little toddlers can add rattling sounds to the songs that play, count from 1-10 with every shake and press the six light-up buttons to hear color and instrument names.
VTech Pull and Sing Puppy
Toddlers will have lots of fun and adventures with the VTech Pull and Sing Puppy.
Pull the puppy by the cord and watch his nose light up and his legs move, while the music starts playing.
This toys helps toddlers develop fine motor skills and introduces numbers and colors to the child.
The VTech Pull and Sing Puppy features 60+ melodies, sounds and phrases.
An outdoor toy that can be used all year long! This wagon takes only minutes to change the no-flat tires to the sturdy sled skis for hours of outdoor fun.
It comes with a long handle for pushing/pulling and it’s made in Canada.
Feed Me Cookie Monster
Kids can unleash their appetite for fun by pretending to feed the Cookie Monster toy his favorite snack – a cookie!
He will respond with funny phrases, such as “Me Love Cookie” and “One More Cookie Please!”
Squeeze Cookie Monster’s belly to hear more silly phrases, his iconic belly laugh, and to hear him sing a song!
Step2 My First Christmas Tree
Kids can decorate their own little Christmas tree complete with ornaments and a star topper.They can play with the train at the bottom of the tree while waiting for Santa to arrive.
This 33 inch Christmas tree is perfectly safe for little hands and has a built-in storage area.
Baby Einstein Curiosity Table Activity Center Station Toddler Toy
This activity table comes packed with gears and gadgets for kids to play and learn. There’s music, a whiteboard with magnetic surface, discovery circuits, flashing lights and more.
The removable legs convert this toy from table to floor play.
Little Tikes Perfect Fit 4-in-1 Trike
The Little Tikes trike for toddlers grows with them in 4 stages. From stage 1 where parents push the trike and have full control, til stage 4 where kids pedal and steer on their own.
It comes with a full shade canopy for sun protection, high back adjustable safety seat, 5 point seat belt, a storage bucket and bottle/snack tray.
VTech Light-Up Baby Touch Tablet
One of the best tablets for 1 year boys is the V-tech light up touch tablet. It teaches them numbers, letters, shapes, counting , animals and has 10+ apps for imaginative play.
Like their mom en dad, they can pretend to send mails and check the weather and time.
The interactive learning screen lights up when they swipe or tap it and kids can listen to music as well!
Thomas the Train Ride-on with Tracks
If your 1 year old boy is a wanna-be driver, this Thomas the train ride-on with tracks is a great way to practice!
Specifically built for toddlers, this ride-on features easy to push buttons, comfy footrests and a safe 1mph on the tracks.
As soon as they’re confident enough, they can ride the train of the track and go up to 2mph.
Super fun toy for 1 year old boys that helps develop fine motor skills.
Melissa and Doug Toolbox
For the future builder this tool set is a lot of fun. It comes with a drill that vibrates, saw, hammer, screwdriver, two soft corduroy-covered blocks that easily fit together with two soft nails/screws.
John Deere Toys for 1 Year Old
John Deere has some great a 1 year old boys. We loved this John Deere Sit-N-Scoot Buck With Lights And Sounds that is the cutest gift for a 1 year old boy.
This officially licensed John Deere toy features sounds, songs, lights and engine sounds when the key is activated.
It’s an excellent toy for kids learning to walk, because they can push it around the house.
VTech Baby Lil’ Critters Spin and Discover Ferris Wheel
Learning Toy for 1 Year Old Boy
This cute Ferris Wheel has a suction cup, so it can be stuck to everything.
Spinning the wheel develops motor skills, while sounds and phrases encourage words, numbers, colors and animals.
Baby Shark Shirt Doo Doo Doo
This 1st birthday shirt is funny and so adorable! Your little boy will be having a ball wearing this on birthday.
Choose from 10 colors.
Melissa & Doug Flip Fish Toy
This cuddly fish is actually a toy for kids that helps them develop social, physical and cognitive skills.
The squeaker tail encourages finger strength and grasping, while the pictures hidden under the scales encourage exploration.
Made from washable fabric.
Fisher-Price Linkimals Smooth Moves Sloth, with Music & Lights
Linkimals are a fun and educational toys that gets your child moving and learning with groovy dance moves, lights, music and songs.
This adorable sloth claps his hands, bobs his head and when pressing the buttons on his feet kids will learn all about numbers, colors and more.
Connect the toy to other Linkimals to create a music and lights show.
Kiddieland Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Plane Light and Sound Activity Ride-On
This cute Mickey Mouse Plane comes with a lot of buttons that activate lights, make sounds and make the lighted propeller spin.
It also plays the Mickey Mouse march song and features realistic landing and take-off sounds.
Step 2 Whisper Ride II
Ride on toys make top gifts for 1 year old boys, so let me introduce you the Whisper Ride II.
This cool colorful toddler car features 2 cup holders, a seat belt for safety and under the hood storage space to put your gear.
The Whisper Ride II comes with a fold-able handle for easy transport and has whisper quiet super comfortable wheels.
Parents will love it too because it has storage space, cup holders and is easy to transport.
The Whisper Ride II also makes a good alternative for a stroller as this toy is very well suited to explore the neighborhood & surroundings. We give the Whisper Ride II a big thumbs up!
Little Tikes Sort ‘n Store Toy Storage Chest, White and Blue
This storage chest by Little Tikes keeps kids room tidy and organized. It features a large storage space and 2 removable bins for smaller toys.
Munchkin Float and Play Bubbles Bath Toy
Awesome bath toys that will make your one year old jump for joy. Play bubbles are fun animals locked up in plastic bubbles that contain rattle beads and spinners.
The balls float in the water for your young man to play with.
A durable toy made of BPA free plastics that doesn’t hold water so there’s no mold to worry about. They stimulate the sense of sight, hearing and touch and are great for motor skills as well.
Spending time in the tub has never been more fun!
Board Books for 1 Year Old Boys
The best Non Toy Gift for 1 Year Old Boy? Board books! They love and cherish reading with their parents for years to come.
First 100 words is the perfect book for a 1 year old! It includes 100 pictures to learn words and it fits in a diaper bag!
Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy
A take along music toy that plays child friendly versions of Mozart, Rossini, Chopin and Vivaldi. The baby Einstein plays a total of 7 classical masterpieces and has a screen with colorful dancing lights.
The musical toy has an easy to grasp colorful caterpillar shaped handle with beads to play with. Nice to know that the volume has a high, low and off setting, good for parents when they hear a little too much classical music.
A nicely priced entertaining toy for your one year old that develops music appreciation, gross motor skills and color recognition.
High Seas Wooden Boat Rocker
Your little explorer will love this cute wooden boat rocker. Children love rocking toys it’s an exciting activity that’s also great for burning off excess energy. This nautical themed wooden boat rocker features a seat with a supportive back for a comfortable and safe ride.
The teeter tooter has a solid wood construction that’s made to last. The paint finish is child safe and the rocker meets or exceeds US safety standards.
This is a quality piece that’s great for imaginative play and your young man will most certainly love playing captain of the ship. If you’re looking for a different kind of rocker then this wooden boat rocker is an excellent alternative for the classic rocking horse.
ALEX Toys Musical Gator
Musical instruments make much welcomed gifts for 1 year old boys. The musical gator is a lovely 4 in 1 music center for toddlers who love music and also a good introduction to musical instruments.
The gator shaped music center features a drum pad, xylophone, cymbal and a washboard. A cute feature are the drum sticks which are the gators eyes.
This toy promotes eye hand coordination and musical development of a one year old, apart from that kids totally love making and listening to their own music.
Plan Toys Happy Puppy
Your little one will love this adorable dancing puppy when he pulls it along. The pup wiggles its tail and turns its head when being pulled along.
Plan Toys has made this Happy Puppy from sustainable wood and rubber and a child friendly paint that’s been made from vegetable dye. This really is a child friendly toy that also promotes physical activity and is lots of fun to play with.
Green Toys Fire Truck
A wonderful green toy that’s made from recycled plastics to save the environment. The red fire truck features a roof ladder that raises and pivots and 2 removable ladders on the sides.
All Green Toys products are totally child safe and use no external coatings or paints.
This environmentally friendly toy is proudly made in the USA!
Scoot-About By Radio Flyer
The Scoot About is the perfect first ride for a one year old boy as it’s a stable and safe ride that grows with the child.
Some of the features:
- A wide set of front wheels
- An adjustable seat
- Easy ride wheels for a great steering experience
- Stylish chrome handle bars
- A fun ringing bell
- A sturdy steel frame with a bumper to protect furniture and walls
Radio Flyer toys are known for their wonderful classic design and are a great alternative for all the mass produced low quality ride on toys. This scoot about is great for training balance, strengthening arm and leg muscles and for eye hand coordination. Certainly one of the best gifts for 1 year old boys.
Sportstastic Activity Center By Step2
Let the game begin! This versatile toddler 3 in 1 sports center features a baseball and bat, a soccer goal and a basketball hoop and ball for shooting hoops. A really nice feature of this activity set is the slide, you can bet that this will be your boy’s favorite feature of this toy.
Melissa & Doug Kids Pull Back Vehicle Set
Every boy loves cars and the Melissa & Doug Kids Pull Back Vehicle Set will make the perfect first vehicles for a 1 year old boy. A set of four colorful soft pull and go vehicle set that will develop gross and fine motor skills and is great for imaginative play.
Melissa & Doug have a wonderful range of child friendly toys for babies and toddlers which do make awesome gifts for 1 year old boys!