Hip hip hooray! 13 best birthday gifts for one-year-olds

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First birthdays are very special, so of course you’re going to need a special present to match. We’ve found some of the most delightful and unique gifts to present to the lucky child in your life on that twelve-month milestone.

juno2, best birthday presents for one year old child

The Early Rider Spherovelo Juno is an incredibly stylish balance bike that can be used for children as young as ten months, and one of these babies would make a show-stopping first birthday gift.

dudley-co-2, best birthday presents for one year old child

If the one year old you’re buying for is walking, consider grabbing a Dudley Co. rider. These handmade beauties hail from Brisbane.


Green Tones creates some amazing eco-toys with a musical-edge, and they categorise their wares by age group. The Endangered Animal Shakers are a winner with small children – engaging and noisy!


A pair of cool kicks either for walkers or in anticipation of those first steps make a great first birthday present. And they don’t come much cooler than these from Adidas!

etsy handmade doll

The first birthday is the perfect occassion to bestow a special doll on the birthday child and this one can be custom made with their hair colour, and other touches. These brilliant creations come from Mend By Ruby Grace, but make sure to plan ahead for any special birthdays as there is a bit of a wait while your doll is custom made.


Green Toys, with their fabulous recycled plastic creations, will easily please even the fussiest twelve-month-old. The range is great for imaginative play.

handmade fabric ABC book

These stunning handmade fabric alphabet books will be the gift that keeps on giving.


Janod is an absolute haven for incredible children’s toys, and their wooden house shape sorter will have one-year-olds grinning from ear to ear.


Knitted, fair trade and gorgeous, Kahiniwalla dolls make a stunning gift, and deliver the possibility of a better life to the women who make them.

wooden munchie food jigsaw puzzle, classic Australian foods

Make Me Iconic’s gorgeous Aussie-inspired wooden puzzle, which includes Vegemite on toast and fairy bread, will have the birthday boy or girl drooling with delight!

Noodoll plush toys

What about this handsome fellow for some post-party bedtime cuddles? Noodolls are chewable, hugable and also look great in a nursery.


The Micki Classic Wooden Walker will work for one-year-olds who are yet to get the hang of being on two feet, and those who are already zooming around.


Wooden toys make for great playthings. Begin Again has a terrific selection of wooden and classic toys. So if you’re in the market for some gifts for one-year-olds, be sure to bookmark this page so you can source some of these unique finds.


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