If they've hit that 12-month milestone they're no longer a babe who's happy with anything that crinkles, but not yet a tot who can really get stuck in - so one of the most challenging things can be choosing the right gift. We hear you - and we hope these picks for great presents for 1-year-olds can help.

Learning to toddle?

Whether they’re on their feet, cruising the furniture, but they can’t quite grasp the art of walking, or quite happy crawling, a cool walker or ride-on is perfect for helping with those first toddles. Walkers have different play activities, including flaps, spinning dice and moveable cogs to develop fine motor skills, while having fun too. The Janod Llama Ride-On is a little bit different: a colourful, fiesta of fun with a shape-sorter built into the body of the vehicle, for extra playing opportunities and to give other motor skills a work out too.

Janod Llama Ride-On

There's loads of fun to be had with the Janod Llama Ride-On.

Loves a puzzle?

Some babies are brainiacs from the word go and if your youngster likes nothing better than figuring stuff out, a sorter or stacker is a great pick. Lots of them look great on the shelf between play sessions too.

Loves music?

Got a baby who bounces to the beat, or likes to create their own tunes? There’s a whole range of musical toys out there. The Hape DJ Mix & Spin Studio has it all; a DJ scratchpad, a tempo and pitch slider, 5 background tunes and 4 DJ sound effects. They can play the keyboard solo with 4 instrument sounds and 18 fun sound effects. When their debut single gets to No. 1 you can say it all started here!

Hape DJ Mix & Spin Studio

Hape DJ Mix & Spin Studio has it all.

Loves bathtime?

If you’ve got a tot who’s happy to splash in the suds until their fingers and toes get all wrinkled, then of course they’ll need some suitably great bath toys. And guess what? We’ve got the perfect ones. The Hape Happy Buckets Set is made up of 3 colourful buckets. Each has a different way of letting the water drain out of the bottom — a simple yet engaging way of having fun in the bath and a sneaky way of rinsing that shampoo out!

Hape Happy Buckets Set

Simple, stimulating and handy for hairwashing too!

Loves being busy?

Got a one-year-old that’s just into everything? Keep them busy with an activity table. Filled with loads of fun activities to keep them busy, such as cogs, stackers, twisters and shape-sorters - they're great for one-year-olds who are learning to stand. Oh, and they'll also stop them banging on your coffee table. Miraculous.

Janod Adjustable Activity table

An activity table like this one by Janod will give endless hours of entertainment.

This one by Janod also has adjustable legs to extend as they get taller, plus the removable tray can be turned upside down and the accessories can be stored in the bag that's provided and - hey presto! - they have a drawing table with a magnetic top.

We hope this has given you some inspo. And remember, as well as shopping for gifts by age, you can browse by price and type of gift you’re after. Still not sure what to get? Pop us a message on Live Chat: we're here every day from 8am-10pm and we’ll happily help you suss out the Best Gift Ever. Just hit that purple button, bottom right.