What are practical gifts for a 1-year-old?

18 BEST Practical 1-Year-Old Gifts

  • Shoes. Most babies begin walking sometime around their first birthday.
  • Small Foldable Chair.
  • Fun Water Bottle or Straw Cup Set.
  • Learning Tower.
  • Foldable Wagon.
  • Step Stool.
  • Hiking Pack Child Carrier or Toddler Carrier.
  • Pajamas.

What can I buy instead of toys?

Here is a list of 10 things to buy kids instead of toys:

  • Clothing. This is at the top of my list because it is a constant need in my home.
  • Magazine subscriptions.
  • Books.
  • Gift cards or a certificate.
  • Membership to a local zoo or aquarium.
  • Passes to a local theme park.
  • Paying for a class or lesson program.
  • Learning tools.

What should I get my 1-year-old for Christmas without toys?

18 Non-Toy Gifts for Toddlers

  • Lessons and Classes. Swim lessons, dance, gymnastics are all great ideas and benefit little ones.
  • Memberships. Children’s Museums, the zoo, YMCA or family gyms are all wonderful.
  • Puzzles.
  • Books.
  • Photo Album.
  • Pajamas.
  • Sprinklers.
  • Bird Feeder and Seed.

What do 1-year-olds play with?

Other toys that toddlers enjoy include:

  • brightly colored balls.
  • blocks, stacking, and nesting toys.
  • fat crayons or markers.
  • age-appropriate animal or people figures and dolls.
  • toy cars and trains.
  • shape sorters, peg boards.
  • simple puzzles.
  • push, pull, and riding toys.

What do kids get when they don’t need toys?

31+ Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Children

  • Tickets to an event. One of my favorite birthday presents growing up was when my dad took me to the symphony.
  • Magazine subscriptions.
  • Classes.
  • Memberships.
  • Dress-up clothes.
  • Repurposed play food & kitchen items.
  • Their own travel supplies.
  • Monthly mail.

What should I get my toddler instead of toys?

Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Kids

  1. A Subscription Box. From a very young age, children love getting mail, and subscription boxes are the gifts that can keep on giving.
  2. Bath & Body Products.
  3. Museum or Zoo Memberships.
  4. Extracurricular Art, Music, Dance, or Sports Lessons.
  5. Online Classes.
  6. Books or Magazine Subscriptions.

What to buy a toddler who doesn’t like toys?

Everyday items

  • Flashlight. My son was frightened by toys with blinking lights when he was little, but he has always enjoyed playing with flashlights.
  • Shark Sweeper.
  • Handheld Massager.
  • Real Tools.
  • Raw materials.
  • 6. Box of toiletries.
  • 7. Box of office supplies.
  • Disco Ball.

What do you buy a 1yr old girl?

Push / Pull Alongs.

  • Cars, Trucks And Trains.
  • Baby Crayons.
  • Shape Sorter.
  • Shakers & Instruments.
  • Stacking Blocks.
  • Activity Tables.
  • Toy Pram.
  • How do I keep my 1 year old entertained?

    Developmental play

    1. Create a sensory station. From the moment children are born, they use their five senses to learn about the world.
    2. Build a busy board.
    3. Count on fingers and toes.
    4. Write in sand or rice.
    5. Play with blocks.
    6. Sort toys by color.
    7. Complete puzzles.
    8. Make a discovery basket.

    How do you politely ask for no toys?

    Politely request no gifts on the birthday party invitation. Write your request for no gifts on the invitation, in simple, direct language. Here are some examples: “Your presence is the perfect gift, please no things!”