What to buy a one year old


Looking for a gift or toy for a 1 yr old and not sure what they would be into? What do one year olds do anyway? 

Maybe you have a friend who has had a baby and you don't know about little people.

Or your kid has grown up and you can't remember what a one year old likes? ( this is me)

It can be hard to buy the right toy for certain ages, but it's ok, we are here to help!

Let us help you choose a fabulous gift that they will love! 


Kid O Tip Truck

KIdo Tip truck

Lucas loves cars

This Kid O Truck is perfect for transporting broken cars to the workshop or transporting toys to the toy box.

With a working hinged bed, and sleek design, this interactive truck is great for young drivers.  Small hands can lift the tailgate and also lift the truck bed.

Rubber coated wheels ensure they glide along quietly as your little one races around the floor.

Handles built into the designs make them easy to hold and move.


Kinderfeets - Tiny Tots Trike 

Kinderfeets trike | Lucas loves cars

Lucas loves cars

Can't choose between a trike and a balance bike? Get both in one gorgeous product.

One year olds can start with the Tiny Tot as a trike, with three wheels they can easily start to learn how to use their feet to get moving. When you feel your child is ready, the Tiny Tot easily converts to a 2-wheel balance bike.

Patented frame which places children's feet closer to the ground so they feel safe.


Magnetic Stacking Rocket

Magnetic rocket | Lucas loves cars

Lucas loves cars

A great way to learn about stacking, inside and outside.

Hidden magnets in each ring offer a great challenge for little ones.  Learn to stack big to small and include the little passengers.

Made from Plantation wood and safe paints.

Great for motor skills and hours of open-ended play.

BRIO First Train - Railway set 

Brio trains | first train | Lucas loves cars

Lucas loves cars

A great first train set , made for little people and little hands. Start by building a track layout with the mountain blocks and the tunnel, and let your train go up and down and through the tunnel.

Press the arrow button on top of the engine and the train starts to move by itself. The wagon with the spinning wheel makes it extra fun to watch the train passing by.  This train does not break if the kids decide to 'drive it' themselves!

As they grow up this set is compatible to all the BRIO range, and other major wooden train tracks.

Noah's Balancing Ark

Lucas loves cars

This fun wooden play set comes with ten wooden animals and a beautiful wooden rocking ark.  

Young children will love seeing how high they can stack the animals while balancing on the ark. Will it tumble? Will the get all the animals to balance?   When not balancing the animals can talk and play.


 Still not quite sure you have the right gift? 

Check out all of our 1 YR OLD gifts here. 

Gift guide for 1 year olds | shop online | Lucas loves cars







Or head to the 2 yr old gift guide. 


two year old gift guide | What to buy a 2 year old | Lucas loves cars


Thanks for playing with us. 

- Helle.

 Helle is the owner and head toy lover at Lucas loves cars.  She has been playing with toys for over 5 years, and still hasn't got it quite right, so will continue to play for a while yet.