14 Best Holiday Gifts for Babies 6 to 12 Months

Get babies thinking, moving, reading and learning with these great gifts for kids under age one. You’ll find a variety of prices and interests on our list of holiday gift ideas for babies from about 6 months up to a year.


My First Musical Walker Toy from Hape

$75   BUY NOW

Kids can sit to play a drum, xylophone and three spinning blocks or stand and take this musical orchestra on a stroll. It automatically plays music as kids walk (and yes, parents, you can turn off that feature whenever you like).


InnyBin from Fat Brain Toys

$25   BUY NOW

Kids explore colors, textures, shape-sorting and problem-solving while pulling and pushing blocks through the elastic bands of this cube. The six blocks have their own color, texture and shape.


Indestructibles Basic Word Book Set from Workman Publishing

$35   BUY NOW

These books won't fall apart even if your child chews, tears or crumples them. This set features six books with topics and images young kids will love--babies, animals, food and vehicles.


The Babbler Play Kit from Lovevery

$120   BUY NOW

Prepare for year one with this high-quality play kit full of educational toys that introduce your toddler to cause and effect, spatial relationships, rotation and time with a ball run, stacker, puzzle, coin bank and more.


Stripe 2-Fer Set from Rockets of Awesome

$22.50   BUY NOW

With the brand's new baby collection, for kids 0-24 months, littles can dress as boldly and fun as big kids. We love this legging-skirt combo that pairs comfort with flair.


Starting Solids Set from Ahimsa

$44   BUY NOW

This stainless-steel three-piece mealtime set comes with an 8-ounce bowl, 4-ounce cup and starter spoon and is available in rainbow, iridescent blue or classic silver. Food-grade stainless steel is dishwasher-safe and won't peel or break if—I mean when—your child knocks it off the high chair.


4 Ways to Play Walker Ford Mustang from Bright Starts

$90   BUY NOW

Younger kids can bounce and cruise in this sports car, or remove the chassis for more room to move around. Walkers can push the car to cruise around with, and kids of any age can play with the removable steering wheel that lights up and plays Mustang sounds.

Penguin Musical Wobbler from Hape

$13   BUY NOW

This cute penguin makes music as babies move it. Give it a push to hear tinkling sounds and see its funny wobble.


Roll, Pop & Zoom Friends Gift Set from Fisher-Price

$27   BUY NOW

Transformers for the baby crowd! Zoom these vehicles around the floor or pop out the bottom of each to reveal a roly-poly animal that kids can roll and grasp.


Lots of Links from Bright Starts

$6   BUY NOW

To adults, this looks like a bunch of plastic links. But babies see colors, textures, noisemakers and fun things to chew on. Attach these to your car seat, stroller or high chair for baby fun on-the-go.


Little Cup from Lalo

$12.50   BUY NOW

Little hands learn to grip the handles to guide the straw or spout to their mouths. Older babies can ditch the lid and sip from the open cup. Made with soft silicone, this training cup is soft on gums and comfortable to use during teething.


Rainbow Stacking Teether Toy from Anjie + Ash

$30   BUY NOW

Baby toys can be gorgeous, not garish. This food-grade silicone rainbow is a teether, bath buddy and stacking toy so you'll get years of use out of it. It also looks nice on a bookshelf so you won't mind having it out.


Go Gaga! 3-in-1 Sit Play & Go Let's Make Music Entertainer & Play Table from Infantino

$70   BUY NOW

Pop your baby in this seat and you'll both be entertained. Music-themed interactive toys, electronic lights and music mean hours of fun. There are three adjustable height settings, and it converts to an activity play table for musical toddlers.


US State Facts Sensory Tag Crinkle Stroller Toy from the Learning Lovey

$14   BUY NOW

Share your home-state pride and engage your babe's senses with this lovey's bright colors, crackling sounds and textures. Clip to your stroller, car seat or diaper bag. Available for 20 states.



—Eva Ingvarson Cerise

Images courtesy of retailers.


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