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2016 Best Gifts and Toys for 1 Year Old Boy

Updated on December 9, 2016
By LNAngel.
By LNAngel.

The Best Presents and Toys for One-Year-Old Boys

The absolute best gifts for a one-year-old boy for are all here, complete with product reviews. All are 100% kid-approved (or rather, 100% approved by my son, Jack!). It's so hard to find gifts and toys for one-year-old boys that are fun, educational, and—most of all—safe (this was always my biggest concern!). It's always a bonus, too, if you can find a gift that the little guy can grow up and into.

This comprehensive guide, perfect for Christmas and birthdays, contains all the best toys for one-year-old boys. They aren't quite old enough to make their own wish list, but these gifts are guaranteed to delight! I always love seeing the smile on my little guy's face when he plays with the items below.

Awesome 4-in-1 Stroller and Tricycle

Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Stroll 'N Trike
Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Stroll 'N Trike

This stroller-tricycle hybrid is a wonderful idea for a young child. I am a big fan of products that can be used for more than just a few months, and this gift for your one-year-old boy will last for years.

See the handle? It actually can lock in place underneath the trike so your little guy can climb on it and rock: it's stationary in this position.

Then, as he gets older the handle pops up to what you see in the pic. Mom or Dad can push the toddler while he either puts his feet on the pedals or leaves them on the stationary pedals (it took my son a few months to get used to the actual pedals, so the stationary ones are great!).

Lastly, it turns into a full-on trike that he will love riding. This is such a fun toy that he can use up until age five!


Super Cute Bouncy Cow for Christmas

Trumpette Howdy Cow Kids Inflatable Bouncy Rubber Hopper Ride-On Toy White
Trumpette Howdy Cow Kids Inflatable Bouncy Rubber Hopper Ride-On Toy White

How cute is this rubber bouncy cow? It's one of those toys that you actually don't mind keeping out in the open, because it's both adorable and interesting! It also comes in a few other colors, too, if black and white is too traditional for you.

You'll need a pump to blow him up. You can buy a new one, or, like I did, you can use an air-mattress pump.

He'll love bouncing on this toy. You may even notice he naps and sleeps better at night because of it (*wink!*).


Cute Wonderworld Caterpillar Is Several Gifts in One

Wonderworld Rocking Caterpillar
Wonderworld Rocking Caterpillar

I can't begin to tell you how cute this rocking caterpillar is. I hate to keep it in the corner of his room. We bought this for our son when he was about nine months old, and he's still using it now at almost eighteen months. It's an adorable rocker that can be removed from its base and made into a soft toy. It's perfect for lounging. My son loves to cuddle and roll around with it. How cute will this look in his room (or even in your family room)?


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Classic Little Tikes Baseball Set

Little Tikes TotSports T-Ball Set, Red
Little Tikes TotSports T-Ball Set, Red

We are lucky to live in a warm climate year-round, but even if you are buying this for Christmas and it's cold where you are, this is an awesome gift to give. It's super-affordable, too. When we first got this, admittedly, my one-year-old son was not very coordinated when it came to swinging a baseball bat. But that was okay, since either myself or his Dad just threw the ball back and forth with him. Once he was interested in swinging we let him have at it. He loved it, and still does to this day. It's actually pretty durable for a plastic set and can stand the rough-and-tumble ways of young boys.


A Toy That Will Hold Your One-Year-Old's Attention

Fisher-Price Little People Loops 'n Swoops Amusement Park [Amazon Exclusive]
Fisher-Price Little People Loops 'n Swoops Amusement Park [Amazon Exclusive]

This is a very highly-rated toy that is sure to pique his curiosity. There are lights and sounds that he'll love, but he won't be able to resist launching his cars (his "Wheelies"—cars that fit perfectly in little hands) down the huge ramp at high speeds. I promise you, he won't be able to resist pushing that launch button at the top of this brightly-covered toy!

Even though we put the stickers on wrong (oops), my son loves this toy!


Scout: Cute Customizable Learning Toy for One-Year-Old Boys

LeapFrog My Pal Scout
LeapFrog My Pal Scout

I challenge you to find one little boy who doesn't love this toy. He'll sing songs, count, play animal sounds, and so much more. It really melts my heart when Scout says, "Will you give me a hug?" and "I love you!" It's cute to hear my son now repeat them back to him and give him kisses.

One thing my son particularly loves is the song that is all about his favorite things, which we programmed in using the USB cord that comes in the package. Scout sings, "I'd like A COW...that's my favorite animal. I'd like it to be BLUE...that's my favorite color. I'd like it to eat BANANAS...that's my favorite food. And I'll call it JACK...just like you." So cute!


Personalized Quiet Book for One-Year-Olds

My Quiet Book, Fabric Activity Book for Children By Pockets of Learning- Personalized
My Quiet Book, Fabric Activity Book for Children By Pockets of Learning- Personalized

This is the best book ever. Let me repeat: this is the BEST. BOOK. EVER. Why, you ask? Because not only is it personalized (and therefore, adorable), but it's a "quiet book." These fabric books are super-soft and perfect for quiet occasions like going out to dinner. Since it's soft, your one year old can't bang it on tables and cause a ruckus. It has fun activities inside. He'll learn to fasten a buckle, tie a shoe, etc., so it'll keep him occupied for more than just a few minutes.


Great Christmas Book for Mom and Son

Love You Forever
Love You Forever

I love books for children of any age, but reading to one-year-olds is especially crucial since you want to foster a love for learning. This book, in particular, is a sweet story that comes full circle. From a rowdy one year old to a grown man who eventually cares for his mother, this boy will capture your heart as much as he did mine.

A must-have for your child's library. It actually made me tear up.


Fun Airplane Toy for Little Hands

Fisher-Price Little People Lil' Movers Airplane
Fisher-Price Little People Lil' Movers Airplane

Lights, sounds, and sing-a-longs—it's everything a one-year-old boy could look for in a gift! The little people are the perfect size for holding! The handle on top makes it perfect for lifting for pretend flying, too!

We just went on our first plane ride and this toy has become my son's new favorite all over again!


What Will You Buy Your Little Guy? - Have you found the perfect gift?

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      thebrownbear 3 years ago

      I like "The My Quiet Book". Looks like a great idea for a busy boy.

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      sethandressen 4 years ago

      The ride on toys are always a huge hit with toddlers.

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      Renee Dixon 4 years ago from Kentucky

      We have something very similar to the LeapFrog My Pal Scout, and my 1 year old son loves it. He is always playing with it. Great ideas :)

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      chrisilouwho 4 years ago

      Cute. I like the personalized ornament suggestion.

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      Max Globe 4 years ago

      Great ideas, thanks for sharing

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      OliveHouse 4 years ago

      It sounds simple, but blocks are such a fantastic gift. Numbered, lettered and creative, blocks serve a great purpose for any little one!

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      Arc4life 4 years ago

      Wow these r great ideas.

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      funkadelicmom 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing.. My little man turns One in December and I was wondering what would be the perfect toy :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      lovely toys to have... i like the leapfrog one best

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      PatrickHayes76 4 years ago

      Some great ideas in here. I really like some of the toys that you highlighted. Thank you for sharing!

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      vanthang012 4 years ago

      I love the book

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love the quiet book, that's pretty awesome. We bought a crunchy noise one and it's pretty annoying in church ;)

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      chat2vishakha 4 years ago

      Great ideas.I really like your collection of toys.

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      chat2vishakha 4 years ago

      Great ideas.I really like your collection of toys.

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      mariacarbonara 4 years ago

      Great selection for the little ones

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      ARW500 4 years ago

      I love Fisher Price toys the best, They last for years and are well worth the money!

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      PhilVardy 5 years ago

      A lot of good ideas here; although I'll admit I try to stick to all natural wood toys for my son... thanks for the lens though!

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      PhilVardy 5 years ago

      A lot of good ideas here; although I'll admit I try to stick to all natural wood toys for my son... thanks for the lens though!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My nephew loves trying to figure out how things work...for example if the toy has wheels he is more interested in "rotating the tires" than anything else. Is there type of toys that might perk a soon to be 1-year olds interest? (he is pretty advanced in his motor/sensory skills) Thank you and good luck to everyone else looking for that perfect toy!

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      ConsumerProductAlly 5 years ago

      Haven't found anything yet but i have less than 60 days....I better get going! Great lens!

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      nissancommander 5 years ago

      you have created a nice lens, i like it

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      Lauren 5 years ago from Florida

      @anonymous: Almost too many!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Excellent lense! Some great ideas here, it makes me realise just how many toys there are available for boys! Too many to choose from!

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      MVSquid 5 years ago

      I brought the LeapFrog My Pal Scout for my nephew. One of my favorite features of My Pal Scout was the ability to add our names. We were all able to add our names and a message on how much we loved him.

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      Kaellyn 5 years ago

      Great lens! My son won't be one till May, but this gives me some ideas for birthday gifts!

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      Judith Nazarewicz 5 years ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

      Super gift ideas! Love the lens!

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      mistaben 5 years ago

      Lovely Toys for 1 year old boys =)

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      Ankushvchoudhary 5 years ago

      Thanks for post awesome lens....

    • Totus Mundus profile image

      Totus Mundus 5 years ago

      Great gift ideas!

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      petermahfouz 5 years ago

      nice lens

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      loveanime22 5 years ago

      great collection

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      love this lens

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      cakeandpie 5 years ago

      we have the Dino strider and the playskool ball popper...great lens and great ideas for my sons 1 year birthday!!

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      GilangBiantara 5 years ago

      very nice selections!

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      GilangBiantara 5 years ago

      very nice selections!

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      JackieN0130 5 years ago

      Lots of great gift ideas for my nephew's upcoming 1st birthday and Christmas! Thanks!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      These are all so cute! Love it! Thanks.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      thanks for the interesting gift ideas very helpful i am glad you shared

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      general-information 5 years ago

      very funny i love it

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Awesome site. Thanks for the great ideas!!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I won't. Be buying any of these toys we have most of them. Lol. We will be getting a shape sorter and a ring stacker for his first b day and that will probley be it. Christmas is right around the corner. He will be getting a fisher price learning home then it seems to be a big hit its been around for a few years and it something him and my oldest boy will probley enjoy together and maybe a play kitchen we are trying to weed out all toys that are electronic my opion is that's why children are more delayed with speech and things. Happy shopping!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very fun selection of of toys for the grandkids here. :)

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      Joan4 5 years ago

      Oh yes, many of these were favorites of our grandson when he was a year old. Delightful selections and I enjoyed reading about your son's enjoyment of each one!

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      grahamcox lm 5 years ago

      I really like the consideration you've put into safety and fun! Great lens with lots of good ideas

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      Lauren 5 years ago from Florida

      @Alex Gregory: You know, I've been thinking about one of those. I'll have to have my son try one out, first. They do look like fun.

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      Alex Gregory 5 years ago

      Man, there are some really cool toys in this lens. My 16 month old would love some of this stuff. I would vote for adding one of those elevated sand or water boxes for the back patio. My son loves picking sand up and moving it from one place to another... and then back again.

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      stylinn21 5 years ago

      Perfect info, My son is about to turn 1 and I've been looking as to what toys I should be getting him. Thank you so much!

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      VeronicaHaynes 5 years ago

      Love your musical and eco-friendly toys. Xylophones, what fun!

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      aishu19 5 years ago

      Such cute toys!!

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      StewartClan 5 years ago

      This is a lovely lens, great idea to have just toys for one year olds because they can be difficult to buy for. Great stuff.

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      oktoys 5 years ago

      Learning tabe is a great toy.

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      YellowMellon 5 years ago

      Great Musical Toy

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      naomiyoung 5 years ago

      My 1 year old brother loves rockers, but what he loves the most is putting things in and out boxes.

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      Rymom28 5 years ago

      We have the dino push and go and my little guy just loves it. He also got the corn popper pusher from his grandparents at Christmas, he loves it, but there only certain times of the day we allow it out, as it is pretty loud. Great lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love the list!!! Great ideas.

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      wahsupermom 5 years ago

      from this list, I'm guessing a slide and swing combo would be an excellent choice for my son this year. thanks for featuring it on your lens.

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      wrapitup4me 5 years ago

      This is a beautifully set up lens with a great selection of gifts.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      great gift ideas.

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      cleanyoucar 5 years ago

      Great selection you have here... perfect for my son =D

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      Mark Falco 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      This is a really good selection. I'll be needing this come Christmas time,

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      dream1983 5 years ago

      Great selection! Well done!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      best collection I've seen so far for a 1 yr old

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you! This is the best list of toys for a 1 year old I have found. Great ideas!

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      Satdin 6 years ago

      Super collection! Awesome!

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      Oneshotvariety LM 6 years ago

      Thanks for the great ideas!

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      GOT LM 6 years ago

      Nice collection

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      fifta 6 years ago

      I'll choose the busy town activity center. It looks fun.

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      Expertmom 6 years ago

      These are some great ideas! I think the toy rides are the best since they tend to last for years.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      really detailed lens...and nice design

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      These are great toys for little boys. Blessed! Please add it to my plexo on Zazzle and Blessings for November 2011 lens.

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      poutine 6 years ago

      I would choose the musical toys

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      squid-pinkchic18 6 years ago

      Cute lens! I think anything that makes noise is a great gift for one year olds, as long as it's not MY one year old :) lol

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      jdwheeler 6 years ago

      We have one that will be about 14 months this Christmas, so I really enjoyed your page and suggestions. I think we will be going with something musical and educational!


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