Browse the best gifts for 1 year olds at Metro Baby with ideas for birthday, Christmas and more. Choose from plush toys and scooters to puzzles, books and stackers that entertain babies and toddlers while growing skills.


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Best Baby Gift Guide for 2024

Selecting the perfect baby gifts is an exciting adventure. Our collection includes cozy swaddles, memorable gift sets, and more. Whether you need practical essentials, distinctive keepsakes, or environmentally-friendly options, we offer a diverse selection. Explore the wonderful realm of baby gifting with us! Best Baby Gift Guide for 2024.

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Best gifts for 1-year-olds

Whether it’s a first Mother’s Day, first birthday or first Christmas, our Metro Baby gift guide gives you the best gift ideas to delight, comfort and entertain one-year-olds in Australia. The key to choosing gifts for this age group is to select ones that surprise them and keep their growing minds stimulated. We’ve got soft toys to cuddle, cups to stack, guitars to play and scooters to ride - let’s jump in!

A gift they will always remember

From play time to feeding time and every special moment in between, our gifts for babies are beautifully made to hold onto and cherish as a keepsake for years to come.
The first year is especially memorable and full of milestones. Gifts for 1-year-olds need to stand the test of time, being useful now and remembered later on as beloved items from childhood. It’s a good idea to spend some time thinking about your gift as it will no doubt be kept

Educational gifts

Educational toys are invaluable at this age as they combine all of the elements needed for babies to grow and develop. The right toys can help them to enhance their fine motor skills, learn cause and effect, practice hand-eye coordination, nurture creativity and so much more.
We have Montessori activity toys by Headu designed to encourage babies to learn through experimentation, including ABC puzzles, flash cards and cute farm play kits.
Keep the learning going with peek-a-boo bears and dinos by Gund and Jellycat, interactive board books and musical toys that play tunes when your squeeze them. Wooden toys are beautifully simple and a whole lot of fun for babies. Discover wooden puzzles, wooden building blocks and wooden musical instruments, including colourful animal xylophones by favourites Manhattan Toys.

Find the best toys from books to cuddly bears

The team at Metro Baby have hand-picked baby toys for 1-year-olds that are high-quality, educational and entertaining for growing minds. Go cuddly with plush koala bears by Jellycat or encourage developmental learning with sensory toys that crinkle, squeak, rattle, play music and more. Books are also beautiful gifts and make popular keepsakes, especially board books that are colourful, interactive and textural.

Wooden shape sorting, toy and puzzles

Handmade wooden toys are an Australian classic for little ones. Discover long-lasting, eco-friendly wooden stacking toys, stacking cups, puzzles and shape sorters that keep little hands busy with whimsical designs and soft colours made to dazzle little people.

Best push, pull and ride-on toys

For babies who love a bit of adventure, consider outdoor toys like ride-on scooters, trikes and bikes. Little ones can learn in the backyard or keep the fun inside with rockers, bouncers and push toys like the Push Truck by Moover. Strollers are an invaluable gift for parents and make outdoor adventures with babies a breeze.

Teething toys and sensory blocks

Teething toys made out of non-toxic silicone can be a great gift for babies who are feeling the painful pangs of teeth coming through. Soothe sore gums with cute toys like rainbow rings, bendy monkeys, rainbows, fruit and veggies.
Sensory blocks are another top choice. PlanToys Sensory Blocks include 2 visual blocks, 2 auditory blocks and 2 textural blocks to keep 1-year-olds busy for hours.

Make bath-time fun

Bath toys make bubble time even more fun! Delight 1-year-olds with toys like Coastguard Boat by PlanToys and Hevea rubber ducks that encourage imaginative play or wrap them up in the softest hooded towels and blankets when they come out. You can also give parents baby bath gifts like gentle skincare and bubble bath products.

Gifts under $50

Beautiful baby gifts don’t have to break the budget. At Metro Baby, you can find exquisitely designed products made to delight little tikes that are $50 and under. We love:

  • Mr Maria Bundle Of Lights
  • Mushie Stacking Ring Tower
  • Skip Hop Farmstand Pod Squad Car
  • Pure Baby Knitted Rattle
  • Atelier Choux Bib in Hot Air Balloon
  • Done By Deer Activity Toys


Gifts under $100

When you’ve got $100 to spend, there’s plenty of baby toys at Metro Baby to suit every first occasion:

  • Atelier Choux Swaddles
  • Haakaa Feeding and Teething Sets
  • PlanToys Tea Set
  • Done By Deer Tiny Sensory Toy Set
  • Kaloo Stimuli Sensory Mirror


Gifts under $200

From play sets that allow for pretend play to first night lights, the sky is the limit when you have $200 to spend on gifts at Metro Baby! Shop:

  • Mr Maria Miffy First Night Light
  • Done By Deer Activity Mats and Play Gyms
  • Leander Change Mat
  • Moonie Humming Bear With a Lamp
  • Janod Cocoon Walker With Blocks


Our top picks

We’ve put together the most popular products that every parent has on their wishlist. Make their wish come true with favourites like:

  • Mushie Stacking Cups
  • Mr Maria Miffy First Light Lamp
  • Janod Cocoon Adjustable Activity Table
  • Mr Maria Miffy Plush Toys
  • Wheely Bug Ride-Ons
  • Manhattan Toys Musical Lili Llama


Brands we know and trust

We stock the baby brands that parents know and love with a hand-picked collection of gentle gifts made to enjoy now and cherish later. Discover popular names like Skip Hop, Done By Deer, VTech, Konges Slojd, Haakaa, Bugaboo, Melissa & Doug, Atelier Choux and so much more.

Buying your gifts online at Metro Bab

Make gift-giving super easy by shopping online at Metro Baby. Browse our huge curated collection of baby gifts, save your favourites into a wishlist for later or checkout with free delivery when you spend over $99 in Australia. Our gift cards hand the choice over to parents and let them choose a gift they really have their eye on!


What is the best present for a 1 year old?

One-year-olds love lots of colour and texture that stimulate the senses and keep them entertained for hours. Think fabric books that fold out into play mats, animal-shaped musical instruments, puzzles, stackers and alphabet games. Of course, soft toys are always a favourite and become fast cuddle companions for babies. Baby clothes are a daily essential and something you know will be put to good use while squeaky bath toys take bath time to the next level. Take the fun outdoors with gifts like first trikes and scooters.

Find the perfect gift for 1-year-old boys and 1-year-old girls at Metro Baby. We also have gift collections for children in other age ranges, including 6-month to 12-month olds, 2-year-olds and 3-year-olds.

How much money should you give for a first birthday?

A first birthday gift should be special as it’s celebrating a milestone event. However, this doesn’t have to mean expensive. Gifts can cost as little as $20 or as much as $200. Shop within your budget - you can find wonderful gift ideas for 1-year-olds at Metro Baby that are under $50 as well as gifts that cost $200 and more including toys and non-toy items.