Gift Grapevine gift guide # 3 – Gifts for 1 year olds


Gift guide number 3 - Gifts for 1 year olds

No longer a baby, a 1 year old is now a member of the toddler tornado gang – brace yourselves! Here are my favourite practical and fun gifts for little ones who are now into everything and ready to explore the world.

Nothing is sponsored here. All ideas are items I love giving or would love to give. Let’s go!

Blue marle boat pj grande

Pyjamas are a fantastic and practical gift for kids. It seems like I’m constantly washing PJs! Look for designs in 100% cotton knit for all important comfort and easy washing. There are some great PJs available from brands like Bebe, Milky, Sprout, Cotton On, Marquise and Target.  These new season Huckleberry Lane ones are very cool.


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With no BPA, PVC or phthalates, these Green Toys race cars in pink and blue are solidly constructed from 100% recycled plastic milk containers and have no metal axles.


Egg n Shape sorter

Now this is a blast from the past. I was so excited when I found out they were still making these Egg’n’Shape sorters. I had one when I was little and it’s something my tornadoes still play with when they go to my Mum’s house (bless my Mum for keeping all the good toys!).


Magnetic stacking rocket

Stacking toys like this Magnetic Stacking Rocket are great for challenging little ones.


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There are many beautiful and practical gifts out there for kids rooms including unique and stylish storage solutions like this adorable handmade fox basket and personalised toy crate. Handy for many years to come.



I’m a big fan of the range of hats by Melbourne’s Acorn Kids. The current Spring/Summer range has some gorgeous designs for girls and boys from bucket hats to caps and fedoras.


Maisy mealtime set

As little ones become more independent with their eating, I love giving special dinnerware and cutlery, just for them – BPA free and dishwasher safe of course! Maisy is one of my very favourite book characters and this 4 piece melamine mealtime set from French brand Petit Jour Paris would make a lovely gift.


Animal cutlery set

This Animal Friends Cutlery Set by Swedish brand Gense is adorable…


Love Mae bamboo safari dinner set

…and this safari bamboo dinner set by Love Mae is simply stunning.

IKEA block wagonIKEA bead roller coaster

IKEA has basic and inexpensive gifts that are great for learning about colours and shapes including these 24 building blocks with wagon and bead roller coaster. There is a bead roller coaster at our local cafe and even at age 3, Mr TT still makes a beeline for it every time we are there.


Green Toys submarine.jpegtrucks bath book  trucks bath book pieces

Bath toys are always a winner including this sturdy Green Toys submarine and Trucks bath book (with pop out pieces on every page that can be stuck to the walls of the tub or shower wall).


And as with all of my gift guides, I can never forget books! Books make fantastic gifts.


Countablock    Dear Zoo

Roadworks    10 Little Fingers and 10 Little Toes

Following on the heels of the successful Alphablock, Countablock features thick pages cut into the shape of each number, creating a sort of peek-through guessing game around the number form itself. Not your average counting book!

Dear Zoo is a much loved classic. The lift the flaps have survived Miss T and Mr TT’s grubby little paws over the years. Mr TT especially loves to let out a roar when the lion appears.

Roadworks is for the lover of trucks and diggers. If it’s good enough to feature in an episode of Play School, it’s good enough for me!

You can’t go wrong with the beautiful Mem Fox title Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes – a perfect read-aloud picture book.

I’d also highly recommend checking out the great picture book round-up that Shannon from Oh Creative Day does on her blog each month. She features fantastic titles and all would make wonderful gifts.


Stay tuned to the blog for more bumper gift guides coming your way this month. You can also stay up to date with gift ideas on Facebook, Pinterest (I’ve got 50+ gift ideas pinned to my Gift Ideas: Age 1 board!) or Instagram.

Happy gift hunting!

Tash xx

What gifts do you love to give little toddler tornadoes?

What’s your favourite picture book for young ones?


If you want to check out my other gift guides, you can find them here:

Gift Grapevine gift guide # 1 – Christmas themed gifts

Gift Grapevine gift guide # 2 – Gifts for baby