There is a special occasion approaching and you need a gift for a one-year-old, but you don’t want to opt for the standard toys, books, and clothes. If you are looking for something a little different, try these unique gifts for one-year-olds. This list includes ideas that are personalized, practical, sentimental, or out-of-the-box. You are sure to find something that will stand out and make your one-year-old’s day!
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Whether at a picnic, a friend’s house, a campground, or on your own living room floor, this portable booster seat is the perfect place for a one-year-old to sit. Not only is it sized perfectly for this age, it folds up and stores easily when not in use. It also comes with a tray and sun shade!
Try this list of chairs your one-year-old will love for even more seating ideas!
One-year-olds have energy to spare! They can bounce it out on this trampoline that is just their size. Kids as young as twelve months can jump on the trampoline using the safety rail, and once they are older, you can remove the rail. As an added bonus, it comes with a ball pit and it folds up so that you can easily put it away as needed.
These unique personalized label bands make it easy to identify a one-year-old’s drink or snack. The labels would be especially great to send to daycare, but as a mom of four, I think they could also be useful at home! These Inchbug These Inchbug labels are dishwasher and microwave safe, and they are designed to fit a variety of cups, water bottles, and food containers.
As one-year-olds grow, they like to help out in the kitchen. Your unique gift of a sturdy kitchen helper stool will allow a toddler to safely help with dishes or cooking, or just hang out alongside you as you work. I love how this one even comes with an activity board to help entertain your toddler.
One-year-olds still change position a lot at night, and it can be hard to keep them covered up. Wearable blankets (sometimes called sleep sacks) are a safe, effective way to keep babies warm at night. Your one-year-old may have had piles of sleep sacks in smaller infant sizes and be in need of larger sizes as a unique gift.
A teepee tent makes a fun addition to any one-year-old’s playroom or playroom. This unique gift will offer your one-year-old hours of comfortable pretend play or reading time, alone or with a friend. This tent comes with lights and a padded mat, can be used indoors or outdoors, and is portable.
One-year-olds are almost big enough to stand at the sink to wash their own hands. Now would be a great time to gift the parents with faucet extenders to help them be more independent at the sink. These highly-praised faucet extenders are neutral white, so they should be rather inconspicuous in your bathroom.
Want a unique gift for a one-year-old that will also please parents? Pick up a stylish foam floor mat so the one-year-old can play on a soft surface that also protects the floor beneath. This floor mat will be a huge hit because it is reversible, waterproof, non-toxic, and super stylish!
As the one-year-old grows like a weed, his parents can track his growth on his own growth chart. This I See Me! personalized growth chart makes a particularly unique gift for a one-year-old because the child’s name appears throughout the chart. It is not only at the top in large print, but it is also featured on the various vehicles.
If the one-year-old lives in an area where snow play is an option, she’ll need a good snow sled! This unique sled is built just for children aged 6 months through 3 years. It has a high back and seatbelt so the baby will be nice and secure while being pulled through a winter wonderland.
Theme gift idea: To make this gift an even bigger hit, add some play food.
What’s better than eating popsicles? Eating popsicles you made yourself! Use these popsicle molds to create healthy frozen treats for your one-year-old. The included drip trays on the sticks, cleaning brush, and funnel used to pour the mixture into the molds will minimize mess. One-year-olds will especially appreciate these cold popsicles when teething.
A chef set is a practical and unique gift for a one-year-old. Dress your toddler up and include her in your cooking. This 25-piece set includes an apron and hat, measuring spoons, rolling pin, and more. My one-year-old is always raiding my kitchen drawers anyway! Maybe you could also add on these measuring cups for extra fun.
Weighted blankets provide a calming and soothing effect, and they can help kids sleep more soundly. Take careful note of the recommended body weight range for the child using the blanket you select. Most likely, this 3-pound blanket meant for children weighing 19-40 pounds will do the trick for a one-year-old.
35. Gift Memberships and Experiences
If you are looking for a unique gift for a one-year-old, think about experiences! Give a gift membership or gift card to a local:
- children’s museum
- play cafe
- swim school
- rec center
For more ideas, read Practical Gifts for Two-Year-Olds.