D.B. asks from Los Angeles, CA on April 14, 2009
Need Gift Ideas for 1 Year Old Boy & Girl
My friend's twins turn 1 this month and she is having a huge party! I like to get each one of them a toy in the $40-$50 range. Any suggestions for a one year old Boy and a Girl? I looked at the ToysRus website but since my baby is only a few months old I don't have any experience with any of their toys for older babies and not sure what to get them. So any recommendations you have will be very helpful. Thanks.
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M.C. answers from Honolulu on April 15, 2009
J.C. answers from San Diego on April 15, 2009
I see a lot of my favorites listed below, but one thing that was an all time favorite for every kid we know and mine was the Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Home.
Anything from that line was well loved too, it has great fun music, not annoying.
S.H. answers from Los Angeles on April 15, 2009
I have three boys, youngest turning one this month. Just bought the "Whisper Ride Step 2 push car" at Toys r Us last week!! It is the greatest thing ever! Can't believe we never owned one. He loves it and stops traffic when he is in it. It is so cute. Your friend would love it!
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M.M. answers from San Luis Obispo on April 15, 2009
If your friend is having a huge party, why not get each of the kids an individually wrapped book, and a savings bond? If you don't have the kids SSN, you can use your own but make the bond in their name. Super easy to get - B of A has the forms in their branches, and they take about 3 weeks to arrive. They will also give you a cute little insert for the birthday cards telling them a bond will be coming soon.
Don't worry about cool toys - 1 year old have a *very* limited attention span. :) Have fun at the party!!
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T.S. answers from San Diego on April 15, 2009
T.L. answers from Los Angeles on April 15, 2009
Hi, no ideas for a girl, but for a boy, my youngest absolutely loved the Little Tikes toddler sport center (comes with a baseball to hit, a basketball hoop and some other stuff). He loved putting stuff down the basketball shoot. I think it costs $25-$30.
Also, any pound a ball thing. I know Parents Magazine makes one they sell at Target, and we had a castle one made by Chicco. Lots of years of use from that.
Also, the all time best gifts we got for our boys, and they STILL use them in the house (because we don't have a yard), and they are now 6 and 11 is a Little Tikes adjustable basketball hoop, and also some sort of 2.5 feet tall hockey / soccer net. They still play floor hockey and soccer in the living room with soft small balls. But both of those can be outdoor toys too. I think these are fine for a 1 year old, but more appropriate to give a 2 year old.
M.M. answers from Los Angeles on April 15, 2009
My son's favorites are "little people" toys and trucks/cars to push around.
S.R. answers from Los Angeles on April 15, 2009
i highly recommend anything musical and educational. and since youre buying for twins, you will have to give them the same thing! my friend has twin girls who are about 10 months old and she said the biggest problem is that they always want to play with the same toy but they only have one of most of the toys in their house!
i know leap frog has great learning toys. so much fun!
also those little plastic balls that have stuff in them or on them, those are great too.
K.M. answers from Los Angeles on April 15, 2009
I know this is not a "toy", but it's a wonderful gift. www.iseeme.com sells precious personalized storybooks (hard cover professionally bound with beautiful illustrations). The books spell out the child's name letter by letter (using animals or fairies that start with the same letter). There is "My Very Own Fairy Tale" for girls and "My Very Own Name" for boys and girls. They also have a board book, but I like the first two books more (the board book is less personalized and only geared toward baby stages whereas the other books are fun forever). Each of my daughters have the "My Very Own Fairy Tale" and we love them! If you or anyone else is interested, please feel free to use my FREE SHIPPING code fsd12725. This gives you free US standard shipping on your entire order and lets them know I referred you. It does not expire. You can see photos & get more info on their website www.iseeme.com and/or on my business site www.menneexpressions.com
C.L. answers from Los Angeles on April 15, 2009
My daughter (now 19 mos) has loved push toys ever since she started learning to walk. I thought she would get sick of it once she started walking on her own, but she seems to love it even more. I would recommend a very sturdy shopping cart of stroller. We got her this cart:
It's very stable and responds with music when the baby puts things in the cart, pushes it, or matches the shapes.
She also loves her new stroller: http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3140279
This steers and folds up so we can take it to the park as well as let her play with it in the house. She really really loves it.
You could also get a collective toy for the two of them- my daughter also loves her toy kitchen. There are some in the $100 price range.