What do you buy for first birthdays? – Almost anything, because the birthday boy or girl won’t mind much and is just as likely to play with the box as the gift. So, you could buy bright and colourful toys they will like now, toys they will grow into or heirloom style toys for their future.
Safety is an issue with toys for one-year olds – avoid toys with parts that are small enough to swallow or with removable parts that are sharp or could be swallowed, check paint is non-toxic, avoid long cords. Everything should be unbreakable and safe for them to put in their mouths.
One year-olds are on the move, so toys they can push or pull around are popular. You could also buy toys that will help develop their dexterity and coordination. One year olds like toys that are colourful or squeak.
- A Little Luxury is one of our favourite gift stores with a wide range of unusual and elegant gifts, homewares and customisable gift baskets for all ages. Based in Sydney, delivery Australia-wide. See Baby & Christening Gifts for cups, plates, baby sets, sheet sets and plush toys, and bouquets made from baby clothing.
- PeeDee Toys is a Melbourne-based toy shop that delivesr Australia-wide and international, plus the option to pick up from their Tullamarine warehouse (shipping details here). They are a member of the Australian Toy Association and were one of the first online toy shops in Australia. You can shop by age – see birth to 1 years and 15 months to 2 years or by brand.
- Purple Turtle Toys is based in Elsternwick, Melbourne, delivers Australia-wide, and also offer an order pick-up option for Melbourne customers. See their gift ideas for babies, and toys for 0-12 months
- Yogee Toys is a Sydney-based online toy store with a huge range of stock from many of the major brands. Orders that are fully paid before 1PM Sydney time are dispatched from their Seven Hills warehouse on the same day.
- Party Products Australia – 1st Birthday – Over 6000 Party Supplies Online – Fast Australia Wide Delivery. Party Accessories, Banners, Ribbons, Confetti, Balloons, Foils, Latex and Misc Balloons as well as themed tableware and craft products for making your own decorations.