Shopping for a kid at any age, especially for a 1-year-old girl can feel super daunting. It can be even more challenging especially if you don’t have any kids of your own. Gift shopping for babies can quickly get overwhelming for some Should you go with a stimulating toy? An educational gift? Something to help out a hard-working parent? The list can go on and on.

But the key to delighting 1-year-old baby girls is finding toys that will stimulate and surprise their growing bodies and minds. Sarah MacLaughlin, a child development expert and the author of What Not to Say: Tools for Talking With Young Children says “Babies’ brains develop so quickly — something like a million neural connections per second. “To keep them interested, you have to add sensory or mobility features to the mix.” So, an engaging toy for a 1-year-old baby girl could be anything from a musical instrument to a touch-and-feel book a ride-on toy or an interactive stuffed animal.

Fortunately, there are a lot of toys made specifically to help a one-year-old girl reach age-appropriate developmental milestones that promote fine motor skills, problem-solving, and hand-eye coordination and we’ve created a list of a few to bring you a concise list of the very best.

1) The Very Hungry Caterpillar Wooden Shape Puzzle

Who doesn’t love a good wooden piece of toy that will keep a 1-year-old engaged for quite some time? Very Hungry Caterpillar is based on Eric Carle’s beloved character. The wooden shape puzzle is a simple way to introduce a one-year-old girl to shapes, numbers and colours, as well as to develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Also, it’s pocket-friendly so you don’t have to worry about a hole in your pocket.

Below is a complete video review of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Wooden Shape Puzzle, Don’t miss it.

2) Skip Hop 3-in-1 Baby Activity Push Walker to Toddler Scooter

Skip Hop 3-in-1 Baby Activity Push Walker to Toddler Scooter is great for tots on the move. It’s designed to grow through three stages of a child’s growth. The first is during the pre-walking stage when it’s a seated wagon for riding along. The second is during the early walking stage when the one-year-old can push or pull the vehicle. And the third is when the toddler has enough balance and coordination to walk, it works as a scooter. And the best part of this scooter is at whatever stage the kid is, the scooter is a storage bin for her toys.

Below is a complete video review of Skip Hop 3-in-1 Baby Activity Push Walker, Don’t miss it.

3) Fat Brain Toys InnyBin

Remember how crucial fine motor skills are for the development of a one-year-old girl? Here’s a way to get their motor and hand-eye coordination going. No doubt you can take an old square box and wrap rubber bands around it with some little toys to put in for the same effect. But that takes more effort and will not last you long enough. Whereas this fat brain toys inny bin will last longer and ensure that the little hands are not snapped in the toy-rescuing process.

Below is a complete video review of Fat Brain Toys InnyBin, Don’t miss it.

4) Gund Oh So Snuggly Hippo

A cute cuddly soft toy is a girl’s best friend be it at any age. And if you’re looking for a plush toy to gift a one-year-old girl what can be better than it? Gund is one of the oldest makers of soft toys established more than 100 years ago in the US. While Gund is known for its vintage-looking teddy bears that we all love, we think the additional selection of somewhat unusual animals, like this cuddly hippopotamus named Oh So Snuggly Hippo is perfect. The plush toy is thoughtfully designed with ears to promote tactile play and features like quilted feet.

Below is a complete video review of Gund Oh So Snuggly toy, Don’t miss it.

5) Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy

The Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy plays an array of classical tunes, like Mozart’s Serenade No. 13 and Rossini’s William Tell Overture, as colourful lights flash along the toy. This musical toy is generously sized with a tempting center push-button which activates the songs when pressed. The easy-to-grasp beaded handle on the toy that the kid would clutch in one hand is what makes it special. Also, its tolerable sound level makes it perfect for a one-year-old girl. With two civilized volume settings, the musical toy is just chirpy enough to stimulate the kid without driving parents crazy in the process.

Below is a complete video review of Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical toy, Don’t miss it.

6) Jellycat Bashful Bunny Stuffed Animal

Gund versions of soft toys are popular in the US, but many kids are partial to Jellycat’s stuffed toys. This company makes pellet-filled, soft, stuffed animals in several sizes, but the small version of the plush toy is particularly easy for a 1-year-old girl to carry and roam around with. The Jellycat Bashful Bunny Stuffed Animal comes in 7 sizes and over 2 dozen colours. Bun Bun can become a constant companion in your one-year-old girl’s bed, at the park or even at her daycare. They’re easy to wash and restore to their former sweet, plush selves.

Below is a complete video review of Jellycat’s stuffed toys, Don’t miss it.

7) Manhattan Toy Wee Baby Stella Doll

Baby dolls can make wonderful companions and toys for 1-year-old girls because they allow them to see some of their own needs like bottles, blankies and diapers reflected in them. Manhattan Toy’s plush Wee Baby Stella Doll is a great first friend as compared to a hard vinyl doll. This line offers a range of accessories along with the dolls that encourage early imaginative play. The Wee Baby Stella doll itself is soft and squishy that kids love for naps and cuddles.

The doll comes with a magnetic pacifier that has a thick handle, which is great for the one-year-old girl’s parents who are working on their fine motor skills and pincer grasp. The magnet of the pacifier is strong enough to keep the pacifier from falling off during play. Other accessories include a cradle, a feeding set, and a bath set. As for clothing, a window-paned jumpsuit and a retro pool party outfit are the most stylish plushie outfits you will get along with the doll. All Wee Baby Stella dolls are available in peach, beige, and brown skin tones including a more-toddler-like version with pigtails.

Below is a complete video review of Manhattan Toy, Don’t miss it.

8) Crate & Kids Large Dino Kids Lounge Nod Chair

The Crate & Kids Large Dino Kids Lounge Nod Chair is a sturdy yet soft armchair that’s perfectly sized to fit your 1-year-old girl. The chair is quite useful when the kid is practising sitting down and standing up. The Crate & Kids Large Dino Kids Lounge Nod Chair can be a nice place for the one-year-old to cosy up with a book.

Well, not denying sometimes she can also use the chair as a step stool to reach things she’s not supposed to. Despite any unauthorized use of the chair, the sewn-on fabric handles to drag it to a spot of the kid’s choosing are commendable. And you can personalize this chair for a specific child of any age. The chair also comes in size small, as well as a lot of different designs. And you can even get the kid’s name embroidered on the back of the nod chair.

9) Super Smalls Talent Show Butterfly Hair Clips

While Smalls Talent Show Butterfly Hair Clips are probably a girl’s best friend. Girls like to dress up in colourful accessories and matching outfits these hairclips are useful in building your little one’s wardrobe. These butterfly clips are channelling all the princess vibes.

10) Bubble Blower

I am yet to meet a kid who doesn’t love blowing bubbles. The bubble blower works with batteries, so you can use it anywhere you want. Take it outside or at the park and just let the bubbles blow as she plays and make her feel like she’s in a fairytale. The bubble blower makes spring and summer playtime so much more fun.

Below is a complete video review of bubble blower, Don’t miss it.

11) Baby Penguin: Finger Puppet Book

A one-year-old little girl will surely love these miniature board books with animal finger puppets attached to them. Kids love it when their parents read to them. The finger puppet books are small enough to fit in a diaper bag or your hand bag and the series features lots of different animals including a sloth, llama, baby otter, unicorn, and tiger.

Below is a complete video review of finger puppet book, Don’t miss it.

12) Le Toy Van Activity Stroller

This activity stroller is a must-have for your one-year-old who is desperate to get on her feet. The toy van activity stroller is crafted from repurposed wood and decorated with colourful woodland and rainbow motifs, and a garden, making it a welcome addition to your carefully-curated living room. It has twelve different play activities that foster coordination and mobility in your one-year-old girl.

13) Rachel Riley Smocked Dress with Bloomers

Talking about the best gifts for a one-year-old little girl how can we not add a wonderfully chic ensemble from one of our favourite childrenswear designers? The Princess of Wales is a fan of this designer too. This red-coloured Rachel Riley dress-and-bloomers set is crafted from soft cotton and makes the perfect present for a one-year-old baby girl.

14) Peppa Pig Reversible Jacket

Two of our favourite kids stalwarts have come together to bring the Mori x Peppa Pig collab collection. We are in love with this Peppa Pig reversible jacket that has every kid’s perfect parent-pleasing tonal design on one side and Peppa & George print on the other. The popper fastenings on the jacket will make parents’ lives easier, too.

15) Pepa London Toile Hand smocked Double-Breasted Romper in Pink

Every one-year-old little girl needs a special occasion outfit and Pepa London has got you covered. This Hand Smocked Romper has a sweet white ruffle collar with burgundy lining. The jacket also has the iconic brand’s signature hand smocking across the chest in a contrasting burgundy stitch. Perfect for any occasion this one is surely a perfect gift for a one-year-old baby girl if you can’t decide on what to gift.