Best Christmas Gifts For 1 Year Old Boys 2013
With the Christmas season fast approaching, most of us are already stressing about which gifts to give to our families and even friends. But most of us would have to agree that the hardest people to give gifts to would be little children like our 1 year old nephews, nieces or the children of our friends.
There are a lot of factors to take into consideration and it doesn’t help at all that newborns or 1-year old kids still don’t have an idea of what kinds of toys they want. That’s why we have created this Top 10 Christmas Gifts For 1 Year Old Boys list for you in order to help you narrow down your search for the perfect first Christmas gift for boys celebrating Christmas after their first birthday.
Top 10 Christmas Gifts For 1 Year Old Boys
Laugh & Learn Crawl Around Car
The Laugh & Learn Crawl Around Car is a stationary activity center shaped like a car targeted in helping develop a baby’s motor skills. It is loaded with different activities to keep your baby busy as you go through different chores at home.
The product comes with 75+ sing-along songs, tunes and phrases, which also enables your baby to learn about letters, numbers, colors and much more. In addition to this, it also has 3 different modes of play: Learning, Music & Imagination.
Moreover, the stationary car also includes different moving parts which your baby can move around and play with like put-and-take shapes, moving steering wheel, honking horn, etc.
Most customers agree that the product is great for kids aged 1 since it engages them in different activities and the range of activities ensure that your child will not get bored. The activities are of course fun but they can also be challenging for kids thus making the product a great educational toy at the same time.
However, customers find that the product might not be suitable for children who can’t sit up straight yet since the car does not have a seat inside and the baby just sits on the floor. Some users think that it’s unsafe for babies since it does not come with a seat in order to strap the baby safely.
This product definitely makes a great gift for children that are starting to explore things around them. It is recommended for children who are at least 1-year old and can sit themselves up properly.
With the vast amount of features this product promises hours of fun and learning for different children.
VTech Cody The Smart Cub Plush Toy
As a child we all had that favorite toy that we can’t leave home without. They used to be plush toys that don’t really provide any learning for a baby but toys like this nowadays can provide companionship and teach your child basic concepts and the VTech Cody The Smart Cub Plush Toy provides this for your baby.
As mentioned, it is a plush toy but also functions as a learning companion for your child. It features different points that can teach your child the different parts of the body such as the hands and feet.
The toy can also be personalized and you can download content like your child’s name, favorite songs and even stories. There is also a blue color for boys and a pink color for girls.
The plush toy is seen by customers as a great learning tool for the developmental years. It helps establish times and routines as Cody the bear teaches your child daily routines, emotions and first words. Basically, it allows your child to learn about basic interactions.
In addition to this, the toy is highly customizable and you can personalize it with your kid’s favorite songs and Cody can even say your child’s name. The negative feature most common to customers is that they had a hard time connecting the plush toy to a computer since the USB cord is too short.
Overall, the product is great for children just starting to develop interactions and trying to understand different emotions. Cody enables your child to discover life skills by using their natural instinct of touching.
Cody is able to respond to your child’s touch and also helps in recognizing whether its dinner time and even saying good morning when your child wakes up.
Children’s Favorites 2
Those long car rides can really be torture for small kids but with the Children’s Favorites 2 CD you can make your child enjoy any car ride.
This Volume 2 collection features a total of 30 Children’s Classics songs by Disney. It includes children’s songs that parents might even know like Thumbelina and Bingo. These songs are easy to learn, understand and at the same time parents can also sing-along with their children.
This CD collection is definitely for the whole family and even parents can relate since it features songs that they might have listened to when they were kids. The male voice also is very entertaining and customers also find that his strong voice is very easy to listen to.
Only drawback for some users is that the CD does not contain actual Disney songs but it includes classic children’s songs.
This can be really helpful for long car rides and it will definitely keep your children entertained for a long time.
Tegu Tints Explorer 40 Piece Set
We all played with wooden blocks as kids and we sure had lots of fun and even spent hours building objects and creating different shapes with these blocks. But what if you can share this same experience for your child and at the same time help the less fortunate people in Honduras?
The Tegu Tints Explorer 40 Piece Set gives your child quality and naturally safe wooden blocks to play with but at the same time they also provide tree planting, child education and employment for people in Honduras.
These Tegu blocks are made from Honduran hardwoods making them simple and elegant. The heirloom-quality ensures that the product can last for generations. More importantly it is naturally safe since it does not contain lead, not made of plastic, non-toxic, water-based lacquer finish and contains no small parts.
The toy includes 40 blocks in 7 shapes: 4 large columns, 8 mega planks, 8 long planks, 4 medium columns, 4 small trapezoids, 4 large trapezoids and 8 short planks. The magnet at the edges of the block also allows for endless possibilities when it comes to building different shapes.
Customers find that the blocks are very durable and made of high quality wood. In addition to this, the embedded magnets add a different element to playing with these wooden blocks. Children can create more shapes and enables the aspect of open-ended play to become present again.
The only concern would be that the blocks are a bit too expensive but some agree that it is a great investment.
If you want to be able to challenge a child’s creativity then this is the perfect gift for them. The Tegu Tints Explorer 40 Piece Set allows the children the chance of open-ended play. It means that they can create any shape they imagine as it does not come with any instruction manual. It promises to entertain a child and at the same time allow the constant flow of creativity in their minds.
Green Toys School Bus
We all know that little boys love playing with cars and trucks, and they usually get a lot of small cars as gifts. However, the Green Toys School Bus is made from 100% recycled plastic milk containers making it safe not only for your child but also for the environment.
This classic school bus toy can be used be kids inside or outside, the designs includes an open roof that children can have the freedom to play with. Most importantly, the toy does not have any small parts like metal axles which a child can easily grab a hold of and put in their mouth and it also makes it dishwasher safe.
Moreover, it is made from and packaged with only recycled and recyclable materials.
Most of the customers love the chunky design of the school bus; since kids can readily make use of other toys they already have and put it inside the bus. In addition to this, the material is not made of flimsy plastic so kids can really abuse it and even use it outdoors and parents also love that it is dishwasher safe and very easy to wash.
Some people found it a little too expensive though since it is a basic toy without any moving or interactive parts.
The school bus is indeed a classic toy for boys but at the same time it also takes into consideration the effects to the environment. Green Toys products are a great alternative to plastic toys the kids have gotten used to. It is not only safe for the environment but is also safe for your children.
Llama Llama’s Little Library
Story telling before bedtime or even nap time is one of the best ways for parents to bond with their children. The Llama Llama’s Little Library can definitely keep your baby entertained and also allow them to learn their first words.
This set includes four books from the Llama Llama series, the titles included are: Llama Llama Wakey-Wake, Llama Llama Nighty-Night, Llama Llama Hoppity-Hop and Llama Llama Zippity-Zoom. The stories are short and simple making sure that a young child does not get bored. In addition to this, the stories have rhyming text that are easy for young ones to understand and it is also made of durable board material.
Customers love how the stories are appealing to little kids and that they are also able to recite them. The length of each story is also perfect for kids to be able to sit still long enough.
This book set is perfect for young kids that are just learning to talk. It can also a way for older kids to spend time with their younger siblings since the books are easy to read. This can definitely be something that can go through generations and can be your kids’ favorite bed time story character.
Lego Duplo Building Set-71 pieces (5506)
Who does not remember playing with Legos when they were little kids? I’m sure most of us grew up playing with these colorful blocks but as parents, we also know how dangerous the little pieces can be for our children. However, Lego has created a set that is completely safe and ideal for small children.
The Lego Duplo Building Set-71 pieces (5506) still has the same idea as your traditional Lego puzzle pieces but the Duplo pieces are larger thus making it safe for kids. This set includes 71 pieces with a Duplo figure, a wagon base, window, building plate and different basic bricks, which your child can build different things with.
It also comes in a storage box with a transparent lid making clean-up time easier. It also includes an instruction booklet which you child can use to gather inspiration from in order to build different figures with the pieces.
Parents love the fact that the Duplo set are about two times larger than your regular Lego set, making it safe for children and eliminates choking hazard. Also, the block are very durable and they are also dishwasher safe.
The only disappointment for some customers is that there are very few blocks and this limits the ability to build larger pieces. However, some solved this problem by ordering additional Duplo sets.
This set is really great for children just starting to discover the endless possibilities with Lego blocks. It comes with bigger sized blocks making it safe for smaller children. It also contains elements to create cars, planes and houses.
This is a great gift even for young kids since they can also be used to help recognize colors and at the same time allow your child’s creativity to flourish.
Bright Starts Having a Ball Get Rollin Activity Table
One of the hardest times is when your child gets bored with toys that are not quite entertaining for them. There are a lot of activity sets but the Bright Starts Having a Ball Get Rollin Activity Table allows your child to explore the different parts of the activity table while fostering bilingual learning.
The activity table comes in a bilingual language and teaches your child about shapes, number, colors and a lot more using English and Spanish. It also has a ball ramp which can help your child improve motor skills by trying to guess which leg the ball will come through. An electronic book on the table features phrases and melodies that can also be changed from play to learn mode.
With the vast features of this activity table parents find that their child does not run out of opportunities to explore what the table can do. In addition to this, the detachable legs allow the table to be perfect for kids that aren’t able to stand yet.
The legs can be removed and the table placed on the floor but it can also be attached and is sturdy enough to provide support for kids who have just learned to walk or stand up. However, some parents find that the sounds and lights can be over stimulating for kids.
This is a great product for kinds to be able to develop their motor skills and also learn about things like colors and shapes in two languages. Moreover, it encourages your child to support himself by sitting or standing since the table is sturdy enough to allow your child to hold onto it.
Prince Lionheart Wheely Bug
Nowadays, it is definitely a refreshing sight to see kids not glued to the TV or their electronic gadgets. The Prince Lionheart Wheely Bug is a toy that can help in fostering active fun in your home.
This easy-to-ride toy has a colorful design that appeals to kids and it also has a padded seat and smooth corners to ensure your child’s safety. More importantly, it is made from high-quality materials making the ride-on to durable but it also is made from non-toxic materials.
Customers find that their kids love that toy since it is very easy to maneuver in different directions. It also helps develop motor skills and keeps your child active even inside the house.
One of the cons is that the ride-on toy is just ideal for large flat surfaces and it tends to topple over on carpeted surfaces.
It features multi-directional casters and an easy-to-grip handle making it easy for your kid to hop on and ride on the wheely wherever he may desire.
Green Toys Shape Sorter Baby Toy
Kids love discovering new things and a great gift for kids just starting to learn about shapes and colors is the Green Toys Shape Sorter Baby Toy.
This is an eco-friendly take on a shape shorter that we all used to play with as kids. It is made from recycled materials and also made in the USA. It has an elliptical shaped sorter that comes with 8 colorful shapes: 2 stars, 2 circles, 2 squares and 2 triangles.
The pieces are the perfect size and weight for small hands and the shapes also slide easily into their corresponding cut-out.
A notable feature would be that the 2 sides stay in place together, so that kids can’t easily open it but it is easy enough for adults to twist and get the pieces out. This feature allows the kids to spend more time figuring out the shapes rather than just throwing the pieces around.
Also the shape and weight makes it easy for small kids to handle, it is not bulky and it is made of non-toxic materials. Other customers find that the shape sorter is the basic type though since it only includes a few shapes.
This is an ideal gift to help get a child started on recognizing shapes and also learning to match them. Also, the manufacturer is a favorite among parents since they use recyclable materials only and makes sure that the product is safe, especially for children who tend to chew on toys like this.
Best Christmas Gifts For 1 Year Old Boys 2013 Conclusion
So there you have it, the hot toys for Christmas for a little boy to celebrate Christmas at 1 years old. From cuddly bears to activity tables to crawling and riding in his very own car, that 1 year old will be a very happy little boy indeed. For more ideas, check out the latest version of the best Christmas Gifts For 1 Year Old Boys.