Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 1-Year-Old Girls to Buy 2019

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Kids love toys and gifts, and they might forget your name, but they can’t forget what you bought them! Now, finding the appropriate gift or toy for a 1-year-old girl might be quite challenging because it should not only be unique but also safe and helpful in their development. In this article, we have picked and reviewed the top 30 best toys and gift ideas for 1-year old girls, hoping that you will have an easy time making the decision.

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Top 30 Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 1-Year-Old-Girls 2019

1. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn My Pretty Learning Purse

Why we like it: the baby is introduced to early learning of ABC’s, numbers, colors, opposites and manners and it also helps build her imagination.

The pretty little girl will finally start feeling like a lady. Carrying her stylish colorful purse around will make her look even prettier. The straps are of the right size to fit baby’s height and shoulders. This fun play toy has various accessories that will help the baby in learning alphabets, numeric, colors and also how to act like a lady. The purse has a handle and a zipper that activates sounds and songs once opened/closed. Also, everything fits in the purse perfectly and they can also add a few more toys and have fun imitating mummy or playing pretend. The color is also very girly and the design is pretty and durable.

Pros
  • Attractive colors to suit the girls
  • Have fun accessories to make the little one act and feel like a lady
  • Sizeable straps
  • Good quality.
Cons
  • Speaks English only

2. Mary Meyer Taggies Developmental Baby Doll

Why we like it: The product is of high quality, visually stimulating and meets the child’s sensory comfort and tactile.

Mary Meyer Taggies baby doll is a soft, 8 inches tall pink doll that has multiple fabrics/textures that help your baby familiarize with various textures. She has a beautiful embroidered face, soft body, silk feet and a pretty hat. It’s a perfect gift for your 1-year old baby girl. It is also durable and easy to wash despite its bright colors, and the little one will find the trademarked decorative tags easy to grab when they need to walk around with their doll. It encourages baby to grasp and hold thus stimulate her finger dexterity. It’s also a nice cuddly doll, so if your little one loves taking naps with her dolls, this will be a great addition.

Pros
  • Machine washable
  • Stimulates the finger dexterity of the little one.
  • The product is of high quality and is safe for the child.
  • Lightweight thus easy to take with you
Cons
  • The doll is quite small
  • It comes in one color, pink

3. Corolle Mon Premier Calin Charming Pastel Baby Doll

Why we like it: It’s a lightweight doll, thus easy for your little one to carry around. It is also very real and the baby will have fun playing pretend.

You are going to love the look on baby’s face as she cuddles hugs and snuggles this soft beanbag filled doll. The doll is 12 inches tall, has a vanilla scented smooth face and is colorfully dressed in pink and white with a matching little hat. Your baby is going to love this doll that appears so real because she also naps; thanks to her eyes that open when she sits down and shut when she lays down. As such, it might make it easy for you to convince your baby to take naps by just laying their doll down.

Her hair can also be combed because it has been densely rooted, so again they can make their dolls hair as you make theirs, thus a win-win for everyone. Also, if you’re preparing your little one to be a big sister, get them this doll. It’s so realistic and it will make things easier.

Pros
  • Looks so real
  • She is adorable and super durable
  • Easy to clean
  • Very pretty
Cons
  • Doesn’t speak
  • Doesn’t speak

4. Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Rock-a-Stack

Why we like it: Babies are little explorers and this will be a great addition to their toys. It also introduces them to the concept of size and stacking at a young age.

Your baby will explore this toy that has 5 different rings by grasping, shaking, sorting and stacking them. The rings are of different sizes and colors and are stack to the wobbly base of the toy. The baby will also begin learning the concept of size the moment they will begin stacking the rings i.e., from the largest to the smallest. The topmost and smallest ring has rattling beads and a shiny reflective surface. To help your baby develop good balance and coordination, place the rings far off and in different directions and see how the little one will make an effort trying to reach out to them.

Pros
  • Good for bath time play
  • Rattles and perfectly sized
  • It’s a visual stimulant for babies
  • Super easy to clean
Cons
  • Only the red ring rattles

5. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Magical Musical Mirror

Why we like it: This is an amazing toy that will help baby explore, discover, develop confidence and is a wonderful play fun toy. It engages babies curious mind, exercise their bodies and build up budding personalities.

Finally, the little princess will begin her glamming sessions with this magical musical mirror. Holding different accessories i.e., lipstick, comb, bracelet and a soft powder puff, play time with mummy has never been more fun. This toy will also make the baby learn how to count, identify colours, alphabets and differentiate textures. It has 15 sing-along songs, tunes, and phrase that are activated when the compact is open/closed. And, when the baby comes to the end of learning and play, the accessories are neatly packed back to the vanity. It’s very pretty and of high-quality, so if your little miss is showing interest in mirrors or if they like to imitate you as you put your make up on, get them this magical musical mirror.

Pros
  • The baby is introduced to numeric, alphabets, colours and textures early.
  • 100% safe to play with
  • Encourage budding personalities
  • Baby and mummy have a bonding play time
  • Learns to glam up using the different accessories that come with the toy.
Cons
  • Not so big but a perfect size for the little one
  • A bit pricey but worth it

6. LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical Table

Why we like it: it’s an amazing toy that helps baby exercise their memory, develop motor skills, and stimulates visual and auditory senses. It’s also very colourful to attract their attention and generally entertaining.

This is a very interesting toy that your baby will appreciate. It includes up to 40 melodies and 15 different activities to entertain the child and keep them occupied for hours. The baby will explore these activities by rolling, spinning, tapping and sliding the different keys and buttons to get different songs and melodies. It’s a perfect toy if you are looking for ways to introduce your little one to numeric, alphabets and shapes. It also features various bright colors, so they will also start mastering them. It’s very durable and versatile, so the baby won’t get bored with it quickly. And, it comes with temporary batteries, thus ready for use.

Pros
  • Has legs that can be attached in case baby wants to play while standing.
  • Have different activities so the baby will not be bored easily.
  • 100% safe for babies
  • Brightly coloured
  • Sturdy with two volume settings
Cons
  • It sings in English and Spanish, but the music mode is similar

7. Playskool Explore N’ Grow Busy Ball Popper

Why we like it: : it’s an easy to move toy that comes with a complete groove to make learn and play interesting. It features various colors and songs, and the ball popping will keep your little one engaged for a long time.

This fun-filled toy has 5 colourful balls that pop, roll and drop down the ramp. When the button is pushed, the balls will start popping out and rolling back into the ramp accompanied by lively music and fun sounds just to spice up the game. Should one of the balls drop, it will be an opportunity that you will appreciate how baby exercises eye tracking and motor skill just to get it back. It is a perfect toy to help your baby develop their eye-hand coordination, motor skills, cause and effect concept, while also keeping them very active. It’s also a musical toy with 8 upbeat songs for more entertainment. The overall quality is durable, and the design is safe for little ones. It is suitable for kids ages 9 months and above.

Pros
  • Comes complete with 5 balls
  • Features a switch for high and low volume
  • Helps baby exercise motor skills and visual senses
  • Durable and affordable
Cons
  • Batteries not included

8. Anatex Deluxe Mini Play Cube

Why we like it: Other than play, it is a very engaging toy that helps in brain development.

This 5 sided intriguing toy is brilliant in that it will keep the little one engaged for hours. It has features such as alphabets, roller-coaster, counting abacus, fun gears, and a pathfinder. The toy introduces the little ones to visual tracking, hand-eye coordination, maths, colours, and sensory learning. It’s a sturdy and durable mini play cube, and it’s carefully designed to ensure that it’s safe for use by little babies. The various colors will help capture your baby’s attention, and the pathfinders will keep their little hands busy for a while. The wires are very strong and durable, so they will withstand constant use by your little one without bending out of shape. Again, it’s perfectly sized to take up just a small space in your toy area and has no loose pieces.

Pros
  • Completely non-toxic and BPA free
  • Easy to clean
  • Very durable
  • No loose pieces
Cons
  • It’s heavy, but this is a good thing for your little one because she can easily and safely pull herself up with it

9. Melissa & Doug Classic ABC Wooden Block Cart Educational Toy With 30 Solid Wood Blocks

Why we like it: It’s a durable and easy to move toy that the baby will enjoy as they play and learn.

This colorful wooden cart with a pull along cord has 30 blocks that will help baby learn alphabets, numeric, pictures and colors .The little one will enjoy stacking, sorting and matching the sizeable blocks. Development of motor skills and exploring is also practised here. It’s a durable toy that’s also very safe for use by babies, and it’s lightweight, so they will find it easy to pull around. Also, the best part is that you won’t need to find a storage bag to store all the blocks once they are done using them. You will just stack them back in the cart and store it away.

Pros
  • Has wheels and a cord for smooth movement.
  • Durable
  • 100% safe
Cons
  • Is small in size but is of the right size for the little ones.

10. Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Finney Fish Ball

Why we like it: it has this ocean blue color that suggests an outdoor or beach play theme.

This classic rubber ball has a blue background and is decorated with green and orange fish. It’s an ideal throw and catch outdoor play and learn toy. This colorful light ball helps in promoting gross motor skills, social skills, and a wonderful outdoor play.

Pros
  • It is lightweight
  • Helps the little one develop motor and social skills
  • Perfect size for babies’ little hands
Cons
  • Small in size but perfect for the little one

11. Playz 5pc Kids Playhouse Jungle Gym w/ Pop Up Tents, Tunnels, and Basketball Pit

Why we like it: It’s a wonderful outdoor play toy for any occasion that will occupy the little ones for hours.

This adventure 5 piece tent is the most incredible outdoor play toy for the little ones. It has interchangeable pieces one can customize to create the most suitable combination. It features 5 net mesh holes, ball pool that can hold 200-1000 balls, a basketball hoop and a tunnel made of breathable and flexible mesh. The specially designed ground anchor loops keep the tent protected on a windy day.

Pros
  • Opens and closes in a second.
  • Has a zipper bag for convenient storage.
  • Colorful
  • Pets can also play in them.
Cons
  • Can only be used outdoor

12. Musical Dancing Penguin Toy

Why we like it: An ideal toy that will help baby learn cognitive and co-ordination skills.

This colorful bump and go dancing penguin is the perfect gift for the little ones. It will move around telling stories or playing music. The kids will be entertained through the story mode, i.e., it will tell different stories, music mode, i.e., will play different kinds of music while dancing, and learning mode i.e. It will ask you to touch certain parts and following instructions. As the penguin is moving about and happens to bumps into an obstacle, it will automatically change direction.

Pros
  • Brightly colored toy
  • Made from safe ABS plastic
  • Comes with batteries
Cons
  • Small in size but a perfect size for the little one.

13. Amy & Benton Piano Keyboard Toy for Kids

Why we like it: this is a complete music set to nurture the baby’s musical talent.

This is the ultimate get into the groove toy for your little musician. This 24 multifunctional toy will help build baby’s confidence, boost brain development, music theory cognition, enhance auditory senses and exercise eye-hand coordination. It has a record and play button the little one will be able to correct and learn their mistakes. Also has a volume control button.

Pros
  • It’s a 24 multifunctional toy whose tasks vary
  • Very entertaining
  • Elegant
Cons
  • It’s small in size

14. Wooden Pull Along Toy Set Of 3- Beautiful Giraffe

Why we like it: the little ones are introduced to the wild early. And also how to take care of pets.

This set of 3 wooden pull along toy consists of an elephant, a giraffe, and a zebra. Toddlers will love strolling both indoor and outdoor with their new pet. It is an early introduction to the wild for the little ones too. It also helps in hand-eye coordination, develops balance and helps baby learn how to walk early. Baby learns about the wild, animal colors and their body parts.

Pros
  • Durable
  • Portable
  • Perfect for both indoor and outdoor
Cons
  • If thrown might hurt the little one

15. Amy & Benton Kids Birthday Cake Toy with Counting Candles & Music

Why we like it: A sure way to enhance motor skills, pretend play interest and counting ability for the little one.

Birthday celebrations are a sure way of appreciating kids in our life. With this little toy; every day will be a birthday for the toddler. Different buttons will perform different tasks such as sing birthday song, light up candles blink; request the little one to make a wish.

Pros
  • Helps baby build up imaginary senses
  • Perfect bonding time for mummy and me
  • Colorful lights that excite the kids
Cons
  • Small in size

16. Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Stroll ‘N Trike

Why we like it: It is a wonderful product that the little one will grow with. As they grow up; different features are dropped.

Mummy and me strolling time will be even more enjoyable with this 4-in-1 trike which baby will grow with. These include: the infant trike, steering trike, learn to ride and the classic trike. Each of these features will be able to adequately accommodate the baby’s needs and ensure that the kids will learn and enjoy every moment. It has a 3 point secure harness, a high back seat to ensure infant safety, a removable safety tray with a cup holder and an adjustable seat. An adjustable handle for the adult to steer and stroll, a removable canopy for UV protection and pedals are among the other features. During the early years of the toddlers, the pedals act as a footrest.

Pros
  • Sturdy
  • Very durable.
  • Builds baby’s visual senses
  • Wonderful bonding time for baby and mummy bonding as they stroll
Cons
  • A little bit difficult to assemble; carefully read the manual.
  • Tires are made of plastic but don’t inflate.

17. Discover & Play Piano Musical Toy

Why we like it: This colorful toy will help the little one develop listening skills, support language development and develop visual skills.

Music is one of the languages that both the young and old appreciate. This little piano introduces babies to instruments, animals, and numbers. Baby taps on to the softly designed keys and gets entertained by instruments mode by the wonderful sounds of the drum, violin or the horn. The animal mode would produce sounds made by animals such as meow, woof or quack while numeric will introduce numbers 1 to 5 in English, Spanish and French.

Pros
  • Portable
  • Soft easy to touch keys
  • Volume control
  • Comes with batteries
Cons
  • Keys are not separate

18. Lamaze Fifi The Firefly

Why we like it: This take way toy has a clip that makes you hook to baby’s diaper bag, stroller, and carriers.

Fifi the firefly is an amazing hug and cuddle toy for the little one. Fifi has different features on her layered wings. A mirror for baby to admire and explore their face, focus and track images. Clicking rings to awaken the little one’s auditory senses, a squeaker that engages the little one’s auditory senses, knotted chewable antennae and ladybug teether to soothe baby’s gums. She has a brightly colored soft tummy and a black and white pattern on her back that help baby to stay focused.

Pros
  • Very portable
  • Awakens the little ones auditory senses and focus
  • The teether soothes baby’s gums
Cons
  • The rings may fall off if pulled by older children

19. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Learning Kitchen Activity Center

Why we like it: The little girl will begin to acquire feminine qualities and values through this toy.

This English and Spanish speaking learn and play kitchen is the ideal toy for the young one to help build on imagination and auditory skills. It is a fun-filled toy and will make baby busy for hours from stirring the soup and ensuring that the food cooking in the oven is cooking on well. Whenever the fridge is opened/ closed there is a song to entertain the little one. The cook up time is filled with music that has over 20 sing-along rhymes, sounds, lights and the 4 modes of play. And because this is a two-sided play toy, the baby will be able to explore.

Pros
  • Builds on imagination and auditory skills
  • Speaks both English and Spanish
  • Safe for the little one
Cons
  • It will easily tip over if the baby tries to use it as support to stand up, but it is very durable

20. Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Stroll-Along Walker

Why we like it: No need to be alarmed when the baby gets to the stage when they make their first little steps, the stroll along walker has got your back.

This adorable stroller will offer support and help when the little begins to make her first little steps. With every step taken the music will start to play or when the wiggly bear’s belly is pressed. Their hands will be also be occupied since there is a spinner, roller band, and a flip book. The stroller walker helps baby build motor skills development, early role play and nurturing. It has a broad stable base, an easy to grasp handle, so there is no reason to be alarmed when the baby is occupied. The stroller is also spacious so baby will be generous enough to stroll with a buddy.

Pros
  • It’s a well-built stroll-along walker
  • Easy to assemble
  • Very stable and durable
  • Cute
Cons
  • Doesn’t come with a doll
  • You can’t lock the wheels

21. VTech Baby’s Light-Up Laptop, Pink

Why we like it: This is a durable baby’s light-up laptop to help keep them off yours while also boosting their motor skills and helping them learn numbers, letters, shapes, etc.

Finally, the little one will own her laptop for imitative play and learn. It has 9 buttons – 6 of which have different shapes and colors to teach baby alphabets, numeric, shapes, colors, English and Spanish. Other than learning, there is also entertainment; a 3 key piano is included in this mini laptop. An LED screen, a volume control button for quieter play, and a little mouse are among other features to continue spicing up our play time.

Pros
  • Very educative
  • Has a volume control switch
  • Brightly colored and very cute
  • Has a carry handle
Cons
  • It should have more features
  • The piano has only 3 keys

22. VTech Spin and Learn Color Flashlight – Pink – Online Exclusive

Why we like it: In as much as this flashlight is for play, the little one will use it in the dark thanks to the flashy lights. It’s also durable and entertaining.

This early learning pink flashlight features exciting songs, colors, and music that teaches the little one about numbers, animals and colors. The flashlight comes with an over 50 sing-along songs, sounds, music, and phrases. The beautiful ladybug activates sounds and ensures baby attention is fully captured. It has 5 rainbow changing colors that are not too bright nor too dim for the baby’s visual senses to develop. The flashlight uses batteries, and if it is not in use for at least 45 seconds, it automatically turns off. It also has a volume control button for quieter play time. It has an easy to grasp handle for baby to take away.

Pros
  • Educative
  • Portable
  • Beautiful bright colours
  • When not in use automatically turns off
  • Volume control for quitter plays
Cons
  • There is no option for putting off the sound and have the light only

23. VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker, Pink

Why we like it: It’s a learning to walk trainer as well as an educational gadget.

This learning sit-to-stand walker is suitable for toddlers 9 months to 3 years. Comes with adjustable wheels that can move on hard surfaces including the carpet, so the first baby steps will be accommodated. It comes with features like pretend telephone; to help develop the little one’s imagination, 5 piano keys: to help encourage creativity and produce musical notes. With 70 sing-along songs, spinning rollers, shape sorters and light up buttons, sound effect and phrases the little one is guaranteed that not only are they practicing how to walk but also developing motor skills and learning.

Pros
  • Good quality
  • Stable
  • Batteries are included
  • Has a removable panel
Cons
  • Music plays continuously
  • May fall over if baby leans too much

24. Green Toys Dump Truck for Improving Gross Motor & Fine Motor Skills

Why we like it: It’s a perfect toy for improving the little one’s gross motor plus fine motor skills. It’s a both fun and learning toy.

This dumper made from recycled plastic materials has no BPA palates, external coating or PVC thus making it safe for the little one. The girl child is introduced to hauling sand techniques helping with the development of both motor skills and fine skills. She will be learning practically the technique of dumping through her imaginary skills. The tires are threaded, so this dumper will endure all kinds of terrains with ease. With a deep and large trunk, this dumper will be able to carry a huge cargo and can tilt back and forth when loading/offloading. It is suitable for both indoors and outdoors and very easy to wash.

Pros
  • Easy to wash – can even be put in the dishwasher
  • It’s very portable
  • Doesn’t rust
  • Have no metal axels
Cons
  • Not as big as appears in the picture

25. Step2 Whisper Ride II Ride-On Push Car, Pink

Why we like it: It’s a fun toy to boost the little one’s imagination.

This super quite toddler’s pusher has been sleekly designed to emulate an automotive. It consists of a seat belt to firmly hold the little one, a horn, two cup holders for baby and mummy as they take their stroll and need to hydrate or have a snack. In case the little one needs to transport her little treasure, there is a spacious storage space on the hood of the car to take care of that. There is an easy fold handle for the adult to enhance easy fold for storage and transportation.

Pros
  • Sleekly designed
  • Easily foldable handle for easy transportation and storage.
  • Learn and play toy
Cons
  • Cup holders may be small

26. B. toys – One Two Squeeze Baby Blocks – Educational Baby with Numbers, Shapes, Animals & Textures

Why we like it: Comes with a beautiful reusable bag and it’s unique overall. The blocks are suitable for different activities.

These are fun and play for the toddlers and the babies. They are super soft blocks and are BPA free so the little ones can nibble, squeeze or float them without alarming the parent. The fun part for these blocks is that the little ones stack them upwards to form a wall then later enjoy kicking it down. There are 10 blocks each consists of different images to delight and educate the little kids And because the colors are attracting it will really interest them and engage them for hours. The baby also learns about colors, numbers, and hand-eye coordination. When playtime is over, the blocks are neatly placed back into the reusable bag.

Pros
  • Super soft and BPA free
  • Educative
  • Durable
Cons
  • Got a strong smell when new but it fades away once unpacked

27. LeapFrog Shapes And Sharing Picnic Basket

Why we like it: Helps boost your baby’s creativity, sharing and social skills.

It’s an ideal picnic basket for the little one to explore, imagine, listen to music and learn while having fun. This leapfrog picnic basket comes with 14 pieces of 6 pieces of food, 2 plates, 2 forks, 2 cups, 1 blanket, and a basket. Baby will be able to develop the imaginary skills, explore colors and shapes, get entertained with songs and build their motor skills. There is a lot of activity and baby will be engaged for hours as she stacks, matches, sorts fills and empties the basket.

Pros
  • Encourages sharing
  • Educative
  • Perfect to boost creativity
Cons
  • Might be boring for older kids

28. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Chair

Why we like it: Offers a wonderful learning experience for every child at respective ages thanks to the automatic smart stages and manual level changes feature.

Every child grows at their own pace. With this magical smart chair, the parent will be able to select the stage that bests suits the baby. Just slide the switch or enter the child’s age and it will be activated automatically. The little one will be able to learn the appropriate songs, phrases, and sounds. Music is activated when the child sits on the chair. Press the light-up remote to learn more on numbers, colors, and shapes. There are also surprises when the cushion is lifted up. The smart stage chair has a number of levels: 12m+ first words and sounds that spark the little curious minds. Level 2: 18m+ has simple questions and directions. Level 3:24m+ imaginative fun and play.

Pros
  • Educative
  • Contents of learning change with every child’s age
  • Not expensive
  • Easy to assemble
Cons
  • Comes in only one color
  • The manual doesn’t have much so it up to the adult/child to figure out

29. Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy

Why we like it: The baby is in control; she gets to choose music that will entertain her.

Finally, the baby has their own MP3 player where it’s only them who can choose their playlist. With 7 different classical music from masterpieces by the likes of Mozart, Vivaldi, Chopin, and Rossini, the baby is able to change genre by pressing the change button. It has dancing lights that appear on the screen that makes it even more entertaining. It’s a light take away toy with an easy to grasp handle so the baby will enjoy her music everywhere she goes. Again, it helps promote the child’s visual perception and auditory development. It also has a volume control for quieter plays.

Pros
  • Has volume control feature
  • Develop visual and auditory senses
  • Very entertaining
  • Sizeable for the little one
Cons
  • Songs are short but enjoyable

30. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Say Please Tea Set

Why we like it: The little ones tend to learn more when they feel at home, so combining these familiar objects ensures they learn quite a lot.

The little one will now begin organizing her tea parties where she can bond with her family or buddies or her favorite doll. Once the tea port is opened, greetings start, and some silly songs go along. The teapot will also start producing sounds of pouring tea on the cups once the pot is tipped. Press the tea bag for more entertainment and phrases like “please” and “thank you” is learned. This tea set comes with 2 cups, 3 teatime theethable cookies that are triangular, square and round in shape that fit perfectly in on the serving tray and a teapot. Baby learns about numbers, manners, shapes, music, imagination opposites, and greetings. It also builds their social skills and the concept of sharing.

Pros
  • Teaches to share
  • Builds the baby’s imagination
  • Educative
  • Encourages problem-solving
Cons
  • Batteries not included

Final words

Kids learn by watching, touching, hearing, etc. and it’s upon us to make everything that might help boost their learning and general development available to them at every stage of their life. At one year, they have already made a huge developmental milestone, and they might need a change of toys to help in the next phase. This is why we picked the best toys and gift ideas for 1-year old girls to help you select the appropriate toys for their needs. The list is long, and you will definitely find something for your little girl. Good luck!