This afternoon, we are on to gifts for those spunky 6 – 12 month olds. Lots happens during this stage including newfound mobility and with that comes gifts that are engaging, fun and educational. Of course, we balance in some of the more keepsake ideas and clothing but in this stage think about things that encourage movement and interaction. And don’t forget about our Gift Guides for Mama to Be and newborn – 6 months!
1 – Monogrammed bath robes: These monogrammed bath robes are a sweet and sophisticated personalized gift. Both parents and baby are sure to love it as bath times are probably a pretty common part of the routine these days.
2 – Kidoozie Funtime Tractor: The Funtime Tractor is just that – lots of fun! As mentioned, babies in this age range love interactive toys that make noise and move. This guy does both. By pressing the top of the tractor the tractor takes off complete with tractor noises. When the farmer is pressed Old McDonald plays and the animals each make their respective sounds = hours of fun.
3 – Blue North Face bunting / Pink North Face bunting: These buntings make a great gifts. They offer warmth and protection from the elements without too much bulk. Mom and dad will appreciate seeing this come out of the box too!
4 – Jellycat Fox: Jellycat makes some of the cutest, softest stuffed animals – this fox being one of our favorites. They make great friends for little ones as well as friendly faces to strive for when learning to crawl.
5 – LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical Table: A musical table like this one is sure to be loved. Loved by baby because the activities are endless and entertaining. Loved by parents for its interactive and sensory activities. Not to mention, the hours of fun to be had. These types of tables also help development wise with sitting and pulling up and ultimately standing.
6 – Green Toys Dump Truck: Green Toys is a great line of environmentally friendly toys and these dump trucks are super fun. Who says dump trucks are just for boys?!? These trucks have moving pieces and of course, roll around which make them great to chase when getting those crawling sea legs.
7 – Baby Uggs: How cute are these? Baby Uggs need very little description. They are cute, functional and super cozy. Best part? They are easy to get on/off.
8 – Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Crawl Around Car: The Laugh and Learn car should be called the “car-o-fun”. This car has three modes of interaction – learning, music and imagination. The dashboard is interactive and their are loads of activities. The car is completely stationary but still an enclosed little car that mobile little ones will love crawling in/out of.
9 – My Very First Library, Eric Carle: Eric Carle books are always a hit and this gift set is a great addition to a little one’s library. It is full of board books which are great for those little infant hands (and no page tearing)!
10 – Mini Orchestra Shaker set: Music/noise makers in general are a big hit with this age range. This shaker set is full of fun instruments that produce varying sounds. As a parent there may be times you regret buying such noisemakers but the look of joy and accomplishment on your little one’s face as they make music will take all regret away!
11 – Puzzle Stool: The Puzzle Stool is another cute personalized gift that grows with your child. At this age it is an interactive puzzle, noise maker, pull up helper but as they grow it can be used for potty training, teeth brushing or anything you can think of. Best part it is, when not in use it is a cute piece of decor. I love this particular one because it is handmade right here in the USA.
12 – Wooden Rainbow Stacker: This wooden stacker is a great interactive toy for sitting up. The rings also make fun little toys to place around a toy mat as goals to crawl towards. The colorful nature is also great for sensory development and learning colors, down the road.
13 – Chicco Baby Jogging walker: Walking is just around the corner for this age group and those on the older end of this range will love this walker! It isn’t overloaded with interactive toys which is a good thing as it allows them to focus on the task at hand. However, it does start to play music when it begins rolling and as they go faster, the music goes faster. We personally had this walker and absolutely loved.