15 Best Gifts for Your One-Year-Old's First (or Second) Christmas

Here's what to get for the littlest one on your list.

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You probably have a pretty good idea of what to get kids for Christmas, but if it's been awhile since you've been around a one-year-old, here's a refresher: Always check the recommended age range, think simple and stackable, and avoid toys with small parts. Of course, you could always just shop our vetted selection of super-cute (and developmentally appropriate) gifts for one-year-olds.

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Textured Ball 10-Piece Set
target.com $14.99

Recommended age: 9–36 months

It may seem basic, but balls (especially colorful, textured ones) are like magic when it comes to mesmerizing a one-year-old.

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Shape-Sorting House
target.com $29.99

Recommended age: 1 year and up

The simple act of sorting shapes helps develop eye-hand coordination, motor skills, and color recognition. Plus, home renovation-loving parents can pass on their passion with this sweet shelter shape.

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Walk-A-Long Puppy Wooden Pull Toy
amazon.com $19.98

Recommended age: 1-3 years

One-year-olds will have so much fun with this good old-fashioned, tail-wagging pull toy.

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Playskool Friends Sesame Street Feed Me Cookie Monster
walmart.com $29.99

Recommended age: 18 months-4 years

The latest from Hasbro's Sesame Street brand lets little ones feed him (what else) cookies and responds with funny phrases like, "Me Love Cookie" and "One More Cookie, Please!"

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Fisher-Price Classic Infant Trio Gift Set
target.com $29.99

Recommended age: 18 months and up

Chances are, the one-year-old baby's parents played with these classic Fisher-Price toys, which are still favorites today.

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Wooden Farm Animals Puzzle
amazon.com $19.69

Recommended age: 1-2 years

Melissa & Doug's beautiful wooden toys are instant heirlooms, especially when they depict a darling farm scene as this puzzle does.

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Pat the Bunny Book
amazon.com $7.99

Recommended age: 1-3 years

A nice touch-and-feel book (this one's a classic) will delight his senses.

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Step2 Rudolf the Rocking Reindeer
target.com $34.99

Recommended age: 1-3 years

Your one-year-old son or daughter won't be able to stop rockin' around the Christmas tree on this cute reindeer.

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Manhattan Toy Baby Stella
amazon.com $31.77

Recommended age: 1 year and up

Stella is super soft and ultra huggable—fitting for a first baby doll for girls and boys alike.

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Green Toys Watering Can Toy
amazon.com $16.99

Recommended age: 18 months and up

Come springtime, he or she will be ready to help Mom and Dad in the garden!

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Silver-Plated Baby's First Christmas Boot Ornament
potterybarn.com $19.50

Recommended age: Not intended for playtime.

If the first birthday happens to fall right after Christmas, this will be his or her first holiday season. Commemorate the occasion with baby's first Christmas ornament. You can even get this one monogrammed for an additional fee.

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Radio Flyer Classic Walker Wagon
kohls.com $99.99

Recommended age: 1-4 years

You'll love the nostalgic look of this walker wagon, and he'll love pushing it around while practicing those first steps.

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Skip Hop Dunck Stacking Bath Toys
amazon.com $22.97

Recommended age: 10 months and up 

These little birdies are stacking toys to a one-year-old and rinse cups to moms and dads.

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Personalized Plush Play Barn
buybuybaby.com $43.99

Recommended age: All ages

Get a jump-start on country living! The cute customized carrier comes with four h farm animals.

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Bed Bath & Beyond
Fair Isle Christmas Pajamas
bedbathandbeyond.com $16.99

Recommended ages: 12 months-4T

Get a set of matching Christmas pajamas for the whole family—including your one-year-old!

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