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    42 Of The Best Toys And Gifts For 1-Year-Olds

    Their adorable squeals of delight will make these worth every penny.

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    1. A three-in-one sprinkler, splash pad, and wading pool that'll not only have munchkins *soaking up* their ABCs and animals but will also make you say, "dang, that toddler's living their best life."

    2. A sports center that's a *slam dunk* for MVP toddlers, who will have a blast shooting baskets or goals. Bonus points because the LED scoreboard, gears and buttons teach 50+ songs, sounds and phrases.

    3. A three-in-one tent, tunnel and ball pit to transform any home into an ~exciting play zone,~ where little ones can crawl, explore and fling balls (don't ask!) for hours on end, while the grownups kick back with a glass of wine.

    4. A 100 Words Book that'll interact with budding scholars and help build their vocabulary in English and Spanish, making it one of the toddler products you'll want to buy immediately.

    The 100 Words Book for kids

    5. A personalized wooden name puzzle to add a little dose of cuteness to a toy shelf and help strengthen motor skills at playtime. Win-win.

    A child playing with the wooden name puzzle

    6. A classic Little Tikes Cozy Coupe that'll become the ride of choice for pint-sized drivers, who will beg to be pushed around the neighborhood ~over and over~ again as they honk the horn excitedly and pretend to put gas in the tank.

    7. A musical doll perfect for the Cocomelon-obsessed toddler in your life who would like nothing more than for JJ to become their BFF in real life.

    8. A splurge-worthy bumper car that's one of the toddler-approved gifts that'll also make any adult so, so jealous as little Kardashians cruise around the living room looking a bit too smug.

    9. A compact Little Tikes slide to ~elevate~ playtime basically anytime, anywhere — in the pool, ball pit, living room or yard. It may even be one of the toys that'll make the kids put down the iPad.

    10. A Little Tikes Spiralin' Seas Water Table for nonstop splish-splashin' fun ~rain or shine.~ Toddlers will love dropping balls down the funnel and watching them tumble down. It has more than 10,000 5-star reviews for a reason!

    11. A lightweight plush rocker that'll not only give little dudes and divas ~oodles of joy~ each time they sit on it but will also become the pièce de résistance of a kid's room. Bonus: it comes *fully assembled!*

    12. An InnyBin for a challenge that any curious tot will relish — to plunk chunky shapes through the elastic bands into the cube and then pull them back out (all while fine-tuning motor skills!)

    13. A two-in-one truck and shape sorter that'll add plenty of ~va va vroom vroom~ and learning to playtime.

    The wooden truck with a toy figure and plastic cement mixture and six colorful wooden shapes

    14. A handcrafted wooden lawnmower push toy with brightly colored balls that tumble in a sturdy wooden cage when spirited little walkers push it along — whether pretending to vacuum indoors or mow outside.

    15. A huggable Gund animated elephant stuffie that'll flap its ears, sing, and play peek-a-boo. *Little ones looking at it with pure adoration in their eyes.*

    The grey elephant stuffed animal

    16. The Pigeon Needs a Bath waterproof book by much-loved children's author Mo Willems that'll fill tub time with funny stories and antics.

    cover of "The Pigeon Needs A Bath" waterproof book by Mo Willems

    17. A set of Boon bath pipes to suction to the wall so aspiring engineers can configure all kinds of amazing waterfalls at tub time.

    18. A sophisticated wooden piano that plays real music (not annoying kiddie tunes) when mini Mozarts tap on the intuitive keys. It even comes with beginner *sheet music* so future prodigies can gradually learn to play classic melodies.

    The wooden toy piano

    19. A set of nontoxic, washable Crayola egg-shaped crayons designed to fit tiny hands and to entice little Picassos into doodling their first masterpiece.

    Six egg-shaped crayons in various colors

    20. A beautiful set of stacking cups in earthy, muted tones to inject some ~hygge~ into any home. Plus, they're made in Denmark and are 100% free from BPA, PVC and phthalates.

    21. A Dyson Ball toy vacuum with realistic sounds and ~working suction~ that'll make eager little helpers feel so proud to clean the house — just like the grown-ups.

    22. A Melissa & Doug geometric wooden stacker so toddlers can learn to successfully stack the shapes on the pegs and get super excited at their own accomplishment.

    23. A custom constellation map print to capture the alignment of the stars when the ~little star~ in your life was born. This modern keepsake will not only look stylish on any wall but also celebrate that magical moment in a noncheesy way.

    A custom framed star map print

    24. A baby shark bath toy that'll sing and swim in the tub to instantly relegate any gift-giver to fave status. (Just be prepared to listen to Baby shark, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo on repeat at bathtime.)

    25. A pack of Mega Bloks so rambunctious tykes can have endless fun building towers...and knocking them down. Parents will also have peace of mind knowing they're jumbo sized to reduce the risk of choking.

    A child playing with the the jumbo blocks with a storage bag nearby

    26. A musical, light-up whale musical ball popper to ensure a ~whale of a good time.~ Simply press the starfish to see colorful balls shoot out of the spout or watch 'em swirl back down the fishy spiral.

    27. An affordable version of the Grimm's wooden rainbow that makes a cheery addition to any toy shelf and lends itself to a ~myriad~ of stacking possibilities.

    28. A wallet-friendly wooden play kitchen that'll serve up pretend play opportunities for years to come. Is there anything more adorable than seeing a lil' chef's eyes light up when you say "mmm…yummy" after tasting their *meals*? Bon Appétit!

    The wooden play kitchen

    29. A petite stroller so posh tots can take their doll for a *walk* around the house. It even has a little basket at the bottom to tote tiny treasures. Cuteness overload 💕