14 Best Holiday Gifts for Babies 6-12 Months Old

baby playing Baby Einstein electronic guitar

Get moving and grooving with these holiday gifts for one-year-olds (and under!) that they’ll enjoy long after they’ve passed the one-year mark. From musical instruments and bath toys to soft blocks and teethers, these gifts will make life more fun… and a little bit louder.

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macrame swing Finn & Emma

Finn + Emma Macrame Swing


Handmade by artisans in India, this macrame swing means hours of indoor fun and adds style to your nursery. A macrame belt keeps babies in place.

iPlay iLearn Musical Keyboard best holiday gifts for babies 6 months 1 year

iPlay, iLearn Musical Elephant Electronic Piano Keyboard


Lots of colorful parts to press, flip, turn, and twist. In musical mode, the keyboard plays different instruments. In learning mode, you'll hear numbers and animal sounds. And yes, it has volume control.

origami boat Oli & Carol bath toy best holiday gifts for babies 6 months 1 year

Oli & Carol Origami Boat


Floating this rubber boat will make bath time a blast. It's easy for little hands to grasp and safe to chew on. Bonus: no holes where bacteria and mold can grow.

SkipHop activity walker

Skip Hop Explore & More Grow Along 4-In-1 Activity Walker


Songs, sounds, lights, and interactive elements captivate sitters. Mobile kids can walk with it or convert it into a shopping cart or stroller for dolls and stuffies.

Baby Einstein Magic Touch Musical Wooden Electronic Guitar


Rock out to realistic guitar sounds (both acoustic and banjo) with this wooden guitar. Kids can strum their own tunes or play along with pre-recorded songs.

Baby moccasins The Little Market best holiday gifts for babies 6 months 1 year

Olive & Annie Baby Moccasins from The Little Market


Nothing cuter than babies in moccs! These are handmade in Kenya with elastic at the ankle for a comfortable fit. Available in blue, black, and rose.

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn aquarium

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Magical Lights Fishbowl Interactive Toy


This cute fishbowl lights up and plays songs when kids put in or take out the included sea animals. Press the three buttons to learn about the alphabet, shapes, and numbers.

Kulala Sleep Lamp

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Set your baby up for sweeter dreams with this sleep lamp. It emits a red light that helps kids sleep by promoting melatonin release.

Infantino soft blocks

Infantino Go Gaga! Super Soft 1st Building Blocks


Blocks that don't hurt when you step on them or get bonked with them! These soft, larger-size building blocks are squeezable and easy for kids to grip and stack.

Lollaland 2-in-1 Cactus Fruit Feeder & Teether


One side is a cactus-shaped teether. On the other side, pop frozen fruit or breastmilk ice cubes into the pouch for a cool snack that soothes sore gums.

Twefex Montessori spinning drum

Twefex Montessori Spinning Drum


Turn this wooden drum to reveal a mirror and different-colored sides. A bell inside tinkles as the drum spins around. Place it just out of reach to encourage crawling.

baby activity table B. Play

B. Play Baby Activity Table


Flip through a butterfly book, roll balls down a slide, rattle beads, and activate lights and sounds with this colorful sensory toy.


Lille Vilde blackberry sensory natural rattle best holiday gifts for babies 6 months 1 year

Lille Vilde Blackberry Natural Sensory Rattle


Babies will love to explore the nubby texture of this sweet blackberry rattle. Use it to practice grasping, make it a bath toy, or keep it by the changing table to use as a distraction during wiggly diaper changes.

Loulou Lollipop Born to Be Wild Kids Cup with Straw best holiday gifts for babies 6 months 1 year

Loulou Lollipop Born to Be Wild Kids Cup with Straw


Available in a rainbow of soft colors, each with a unique animal head on the straw, this silicone cup helps with the transition from baby bottles to big-kid cups. The lid clicks in place, and the bottom is weighted to prevent spills.

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