A first birthday is so special, you want to celebrate it by buying something that your little one will enjoy, love and cherish! There's so many options it can be a little over whelming, to help I've put together a list of toys suitable for all price ranges that will meet the needs and wants of your little one!
£15 and Under
Clutching Peg Train Puzzle - £8Puzzles are great toys developmentally for little ones, they will be improving their pincer grip, problem solving, attention span and persistence. This puzzle features a train carrying apples with a cat in the window.
You can see more puzzles here.
Four Seasons Book - £11
Travel through the seasons with a little girl and her brother. The book is chunky wood and is also a great size for taking on-the-go.
Agathe Cat Toy - £15
This soft fabric cat is perfect for little hands being 20cm tall. She is beautiful and soft making her wonderful for cuddles.
It’s always nice to know you won’t be taking the same gift as someone else.
Prunelle Fabric Rag Doll - £49
Prunelle is luxurious, you see her and know she's something special. This is a toy that will be kept, not thrown away.
Peacock Learn Colours - £16 (18 months+)Give something educational but fun! This wooden peacock lets your little one explore colours by looking through them and mixing them.
Made from non-toxic paints and sustainable rubberwood. For every tree that becomes a toy, another is replanted.
Three Little Pigs Fabric Book - £39This book tells the story of the three little pigs. Each page is interactive, your little one will be building the brick and wooden house and blowing the straw house down. This is something that will be kept for generations, it really is stunning.
Push & Pull Toy
At this age you're little one will begin to enjoy pushing and pulling toys, working on their motor skills by griping and moving the toys. These toys are also great for cognitive development because your little one will be learning about cause and effect and will be working out what to do to make it move or make noise.
Unicorn Pull Along - £27
Also comes as a Rhino.
This fabric pull along is full of details, such little wings, a sparkly horn and ribbon mane. When Louise is pulled along her head nods and the bell rings.
Wooden Push Along Lion - £10
Made from sustainably harvested wood and non-toxic water-based paints. This chunky wooden push along is great for little hands.
Wooden Pull Along Activity Horse - £34
Full of little activities this pull along will be sure to entertain and help your little one learn. There is a sheep and dog stacker in the middle carriage and a bell at the end, so when pulled along it makes a beautiful noise.
Role Play Toy
At this age your little one may start the building blocks to role playing, why not encourage and get some toys that will help your little one do this. Role play has many developmental benefits for all areas of development, espeically speech and social.
Red Riding Hood Handbag - £38
This fabric handbag is full of fun items, it has a purse, phone, keys, mirror and of course little red riding hood.
Peekaboo House Stacking Blocks - £25 (18 months+)
Stacking blocks with a difference! Each block has a window or door and it comes complete with three chunky wooden animals who can play inside. Build your tower and as a result your doll house!
Cescar at the Vets - £33
Nurse Cescar back to health with your vet kit. It comes with medicine, thermometer, bandage for his leg, cone and carry case. The perfect toy to help learn about feelings and how to help others.
Environmentally Friendly Toys
Feelings and Emotions Book - £10
Turn the pages to see an a animal with a new emotion, brightly coloured and printed with vegetable inks on FSC paper.
Wooden Stacking Game - Garden Friends - £19 (18 Months+)
Stack the animals in this fun game helping your little one with their fine motor skills and cognitive development (problem solving, logical thinking).
Made from sustainable rubberwood and non-toxic paints. For every tree that becomes a toy, another is replanted.
Wooden Musical Animals - £26 (18 Months+)
Give a noisy gift to your little one! This safari themed musical set is perfect for helping motor skills, stimulating brain development, speech (when singing along to the music being made) and cognitive development.
I hope this list gives you inspiration to give a gift you feel proud of and will help your little one continue to learn and develop.
P.s Happy 1st Birthday little one from all of us!