| Register  | FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Sat May 30, 2015 10:03 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 30 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: toy ideas for a one year old's birthday
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:41 pm 
Offline
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:25 pm
Posts: 3673
Location: Nashville, TN
Husband's nephew is having his first birthday in a couple weeks. We have no idea what to buy. Might be willing to spend up to $100 for something really crazy awesome, but $50ish would be better. Suggest!

Adorable child in question, for your viewing pleasure:

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: toy ideas for a one year old's birthday
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:59 pm 
Offline
Drinks Wild Tofurkey
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:15 pm
Posts: 2730
Kids that age really love things like cardboard boxes and trying to eat books and cheerios that have been on the floor for weeks...I don't think you need to spend $100 on a present unless there's something in particular you get your mind set on! Board books, large blocks and toy cars and trucks are usually pretty popular.

_________________
"No one with hair so soft and glossy could ever be bad at anything." - Tofulish


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: toy ideas for a one year old's birthday
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:03 pm 
Offline
Dying from Nooch Lung
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:10 pm
Posts: 3289
Location: in the middle
strawberryrock wrote:
Kids that age really love things like cardboard boxes and trying to eat books and cheerios that have been on the floor for weeks...I don't think you need to spend $100 on a present unless there's something in particular you get your mind set on! Board books, large blocks and toy cars and trucks are usually pretty popular.


Yeah, I was going to suggest something similar (brightly coloured box, yay!), along with a cheque for them to bank for him for later if you really want to spend that amount.

_________________
"I go to the people with dirty onions and scrawny broccoli." - allularpunk

https://dropscone.wordpress.com/ - frugal recipes & finds in the UK


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: toy ideas for a one year old's birthday
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:36 pm 
Online
Saggy Butt
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:14 pm
Posts: 1163
Location: 'Burbs of California
My daughter received this alligator clacking push toy for her first birthday from my sister, and she LOVED it. She still uses it occasionally almost 2 years later. If you have an IKEA close by, they make a little push wagon that is a bit cheaper and also super popular with this age group.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: toy ideas for a one year old's birthday
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:55 pm 
Offline
Brain Made of Raw Seitan
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:16 pm
Posts: 1285
Location: ATX
This sorting cone is my go-to first birthday gift!

http://www.amazon.com/Plan-Toys-531301- ... B0006H4AXU


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: toy ideas for a one year old's birthday
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:57 pm 
Offline
***LIES!!!***
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:10 pm
Posts: 4352
For a big gift, the best thing we got when my daughter was 1 was a water table. It was like $25.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: toy ideas for a one year old's birthday
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:58 pm 
Offline
Naked Under Apron
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:38 am
Posts: 1761
Location: Rochester & Albany, NY
How about something like a strider bike/balance bike? My friend's little girl got one when she was between 12 and 18 months and loves it, and I think they can last a kid up until they're ready for a pedal bike.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: toy ideas for a one year old's birthday
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:03 pm 
Offline
Wears Durian Helmet
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:19 pm
Posts: 885
Location: Northern NJ
Ariann wrote:
For a big gift, the best thing we got when my daughter was 1 was a water table. It was like $25.


We got a water table for our son's first birthday. He's 2 now and it's still a big hit!

_________________
The blog: good-good-things


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: toy ideas for a one year old's birthday
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:16 pm 
Offline
Should Write a Goddam Book Already

Joined: Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:18 pm
Posts: 1046
my guy just turned one - I think his favorite presents were wooden puzzles. We bought him a huge "gathering" drum (like 2 feet wide and 8 inches high) which he really likes too, and my husband loves playing with it with him. Stacking/nesting cups are his other favorite toy at this time.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: toy ideas for a one year old's birthday
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:37 pm 
Offline
Dr Bronners, MD
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:58 pm
Posts: 4888
Location: Santa Cruz whoop whoop
Cardboard boxes. A big one for sitting in, or a bigger one with a door in the side for sitting inside. Maybe smaller ones for playing with. But seriously, cardboard boxes.

_________________
"Trolling an internet message board, The Greatest Activism Of All." - pandacookie
Вы такие сексапильные, когда злитесь


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: toy ideas for a one year old's birthday
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:50 am 
Offline
Nooch of Earl
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:18 pm
Posts: 3789
Location: Bella Napoli
Some more threads w/ suggestions:

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=23925&hilit=birthday+gifts
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=27457&p=761028&hilit=birthday+gifts#p761028


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: toy ideas for a one year old's birthday
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:56 am 
Offline
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:25 pm
Posts: 3673
Location: Nashville, TN
Good ideas, thanks!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: toy ideas for a one year old's birthday
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:43 am 
Offline
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:25 pm
Posts: 3673
Location: Nashville, TN
We bought a water table. I think it's unique enough that no one else will buy it, and he'll still be able to play with it when he gets older. Thanks for the suggestion!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: toy ideas for a one year old's birthday
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:28 pm 
Offline
Dislikes Rick Santorum
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:51 am
Posts: 6226
Location: United States of New England
i have three first birfdays coming up and i cant imagine these kids dont already have a shape sorter which seems to be the de facto suggestions.

my best friend's daughter and then BP's cousin are both turning 1 in the coming months and i think $20-$30 is a good range for us.

i was thinking of getting them each a couple of the books we really like and then......??????

then BP's first birthday is at the end of April and not sure what "big" present from us we should get her and my mom is asking me what they can get her.

my husband wants to get her this bball hoop because he loves bball
http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Price-Laugh-Learn-Learning-Basketball/dp/B00388IRCE/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1394922399&sr=8-5&keywords=fisher+price+basketball+hoop

i like this little kitchen. we can pretend to make vegan noms
http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Price-Laugh-Learn-Learning-Kitchen/dp/B00CQHYZ8I/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1394922455&sr=8-2&keywords=fisher+price+kitchen

_________________
Unimpressed Baby Blog


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: toy ideas for a one year old's birthday
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:07 pm 
Offline
Brain Made of Raw Seitan
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:16 pm
Posts: 1285
Location: ATX
The nanny for our nanny share has that little FP Laugh and Learn kitchen and Sven loves it even at 2!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: toy ideas for a one year old's birthday
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:26 pm 
Offline
Should Write a Goddam Book Already

Joined: Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:18 pm
Posts: 1046
We have played with that kitchen and Giles loved it. We own the older version of the basketball hoop and for us it was just kind of meh...in fact I was eyeballing it for the goodwill because it takes up a lotta room and gets so little love. It seems to have good reviews though, so maybe it is just us.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: toy ideas for a one year old's birthday
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:18 pm 
Offline
Naked Under Apron
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:38 am
Posts: 1761
Location: Rochester & Albany, NY
My friends have a play kitchen that both their sons have absolutely loved! It's a great choice.

For the other birthdays, books sound like a good idea. I personally try to give books or other toys that will be fun, developmental, and not drive the parents crazy.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: toy ideas for a one year old's birthday
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:00 am 
Offline
Kitchens Planning Manchester
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:04 am
Posts: 2615
Location: UK
My niece has a play kitchen and loves it - she plays with it all the time.

_________________
Everyone turns into Boo Radley, if they live long enough ~ seitanicverses
There are as many ways to live as there are humans in the world ~ SchwaGrrrl


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: toy ideas for a one year old's birthday
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:21 am 
Offline
Dislikes Rick Santorum
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:51 am
Posts: 6226
Location: United States of New England
thanks for the feedback on the kitchen! i think we will definitely either get it ourselves or have my parents get it! i like that she can sit and play with it since she's not walking yet but can also still play with it when she becomes mobile.

my issue with the bball hoop is it seems all you do with it is put the ball in the hoop and that's it. i dont think unimpressed baby will be all that impressed with it. i think she will like the kitchen because there is lots of pieces and parts to check out and figure out.

what do you guys think about this thing for my friend's baby and BP's cousin?

both turning 1
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0040GJ0UG/ref=gl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3FMCA6X0Z1ZGC&coliid=I2XTO31BSKE52Q

i think BP would like it because there is a lot of things to twist and turn and poke at and feel and investigate but she's also not your typical baby

it's in my price range though!

_________________
Unimpressed Baby Blog


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: toy ideas for a one year old's birthday
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:16 pm 
Offline
Trapped On A Desert Island With A Cow

Joined: Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:48 pm
Posts: 424
Here are some ideas.

Tobbles Neo

http://www.amazon.com/Fat-Brain-Toys-To ... obbles+new

Musical instruments.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000KI ... UTF8&psc=1

Wooden blocks. (Made in the USA as a bonus!)

http://www.amazon.com/Uncle-Goose-Class ... ose+blocks

And for more fun blocks.

http://www.amazon.com/Uncle-Goose-PT-20 ... try+blocks

And Melissa and Doug puzzles. Heck any Melissa and Doug toys.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: toy ideas for a one year old's birthday
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:38 pm 
Offline
Not a creepy cheese pocket person
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:17 pm
Posts: 4291
Location: Austin
I always like giving art supplies since they get used up. A first birthday is a good time for fat crayons or crayon shapes. Something easy to hold onto.

Though that kitchen looks so fun.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: toy ideas for a one year old's birthday
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:36 am 
Online
Hoards Peppermint Jo-Jos
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:39 am
Posts: 778
Location: Sweden
I like to give pull toys for first birthdays, because they usually learn to walk around that time. You know, a dog or car or something that you pull along on a string.

_________________
I tend to hook up with people who give me chocolate, but I fail to see how this is a bad thing./tofulish


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: toy ideas for a one year old's birthday
PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 12:19 pm 
Offline
Dislikes Rick Santorum
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:51 am
Posts: 6226
Location: United States of New England
ours friend's son is turning 1 and we were invited to the party. ive only met this kid IRL once so i dont know what he has or what he likes. if he even likes anything as i dont think BP had many preferences at 1 (though she is unimpressed baby).

they specified on the invitation that it is going to be a "camp" themed party because he is going to art camp with his mom for the summer (she is an art teacher)

any "camp" type ideas for gifts for a 1 year old?
reading back through this thread i like the clacky pull alligator and even though that's not specifically "camp" related he could pull it but i dont think he is walking yet as i just saw a video on fb of him pulling himself up to stand in a pack n play.

im not looking to spend more than $20-$30

_________________
Unimpressed Baby Blog


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: toy ideas for a one year old's birthday
PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 1:02 pm 
Offline
Not a creepy cheese pocket person
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:17 pm
Posts: 4291
Location: Austin
A hat? Personalized name labels? a book about attending camp? art smock? reusable snack bag?

I don't think your gift needs to be campy, though.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: toy ideas for a one year old's birthday
PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 1:10 pm 
Offline
Dislikes Rick Santorum
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:51 am
Posts: 6226
Location: United States of New England
yeah i know i just thought it would be cute to play with the theme but i cant think of anything for a 1 year old really that is camp themed

_________________
Unimpressed Baby Blog


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 30 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: amonik, TheCrabbyCrafter and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum and fancied up by What Cheer