From the experts at Studio Belize® - Design studio for children's products:
Looking for a 1st birthday gift idea or a gift for Christmas for a one year old child? Here you will find a list of wonderful and meaningful gifts for 1 year old girls and boys. If you're looking for gift recommendations for wooden toys but also other useful gift ideas for 1 year olds, you've come to the right place.
Which gift for the 1st birthday?
1. climbing triangle with slide for 1st birthday
At the top of the list is the Pikler style climbing triangle with slide. It is also called the Pikler Triangle with Slide
and is a wonderfully witty 1st birthday gift. It is a sustainable wooden toy that is made from 100% renewable resource. Toddlers love to climb on the climbing triangle and test and try out their physical skills. It is a pedagogically valuable toy that corresponds to the ideas of Montessori and Pikler.
Toddlers not only train their hand / foot coordination, but also train their creativity. They are always developing new ways to play with the Pikler slide or the climber itself. A nursery with a climbing triangle is like having your own Indoor adventure playground at home. The climbing triangle with slide is suitable as a birthday gift for your own children or for the children of friends or relatives.
It is especially worth buying the wooden triangle stand with the double-sided slide board as a 1st birthday gift. Why? Then the children can benefit from the entire playtime of the Pikler Triangle, about 7 years. Both toddlers aged one year and children aged two years to children aged 7 years love the Pikler climbing triangle with slide
2. Running wheel for 1-year-olds
Like the Pikler triangle, the running wheel is also a motor skills-enhancing toy made of wood that makes a wonderful 1st birthday gift or even a Christmas present. The classic two-wheeled running bike already makes higher demands on the balance and coordination of the toddler. Therefore, it is rather recommended for toddlers from 18 months. For 1-year-old boys and girls, we therefore recommend a running bike with three or even four wheels. This provides additional support for the child's stability.
3. Montessori bookcase
The special feature of the Montessori bookshelf is that the book covers, of the books stored there, are presented frontally to the toddler. The toddler can easily see the books offered and is encouraged to actively choose and take a book. It is a great way to encourage children to read. Montessori bookshelf is a meaningful gift and at the same time useful and aesthetically beautiful. Such a bookshelf for children is not an ordinary gift. It also shows that the gift giver has extensively considered the needs of the gifted toddler and his parents.
4. Wardrobe for children
Children's wardrobe is a wonderful gift for Christmas or 1st birthday. However, in order to make the wardrobe for the children's room really enjoyable, it is essential to discuss the style with parents before buying. For example, a children's closet, which the parents do not like or stylistically does not fit into the children's room, makes little joy.
Otherwise, a children's closet is a wonderful gift that both children and parents will enjoy for a very long time. If the children's wardrobe is given as a gift for the first birthday, it can be in use for a very long time, depending on the model. If the wardrobe for the children's room is made of wood and well made, the children's wardrobe is a solid and sustainable gift for both children and parents.
List of our 1st birthday gift ideas:
- Climbing triangle with slide
- Running wheel for 1 year old
- Montessori bookcase
- Children's wardrobe
- Marble run
- Baby walker or doll carriage
- Pulling toy
- Stacking toys
- Wooden building blocks
- Cuddly toy
For more inspiration also read this article: Toys from 1 year