Top 15 sites to buy toys for 1 year olds online

Lost in the world of baby toys and not sure what present to get that one-year-old? We have some ideas.

Situation: You need to buy a gift for a one-year-old and you’re not quite sure what’s appropriate. At this point, they’re beyond the stage of crib toys and mobiles, but they’re not yet ready to tackle “big kid” toys that are marked with a “suitable for 3+” tag on them. Where do you start? Think of it this way: At 12 months, the child is pretty much a toddler. This means they will be developing their motor and coordination skills and showing deliberate cognitive functionality. They’ll start recognising things by name and be able to follow instructions. They might already be walking, talking and learning to put their clothes on, so the toy you’ll want to get them will nurture these developments. To give you an idea of what’s in the “appropriate” box, think open-ended toys, such as, blocks, pegs, picture books, musical toys, outdoor toys and ride-ons. These toys help develop motor skills and nurture the imagination, but they don’t necessary require “solving” or “completing” anything. When in doubt, check the toy’s label for the age range. It does the trick every time.

Top 15 sites to buy toys for a 1 year old

Where to buy toys for 1 year olds


1. Target

Low-cost, high quality products is what Target is all about. It stocks a variety of kids' toys for 1 year olds.


2. Big W

One of Australia's beloved low-cost department stores stocks all things kids' toys. Expect to find everything from baby accessories and clothes to toys here.


3. Tiny Tiny Shop Shop

Tiny Tiny Shop Shop has a section dedicated to toys for the one-year-old in your life.

  • Earn rewards points with every purchase
  • Accepts bank deposits and PayPal
  • Partners with children’s charities


4. Yogee Toys

Shop the “Toddlers 1-3 years” section for activity playsets and toys dedicated to developing young minds.

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5. Purple Turtle Toys

Purple Turtle Toys has a “Baby and Toddler” section with more than a handful Meccano and LEGO-branded toys.


6. Disney Store

From babies to toddlers to kids, Disney is a perennial favourite for plush toys, costumes and novelty items.

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7. OzGameShop

Stocking games for all ages, visit the “Baby, Toddler and Nursery” section at OzGameShop for VTech and AquaFun toys for youngsters.

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8. Toy Galaxy

Get this year’s present by checking out Toy Galaxy’s “1-2 year olds” section, and come back next year to upgrade to toys from the “2-3 year olds” section.

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9. Hello Charlie

If you’re searching for boutique eco-friendly toys, Hello Charlie has bath toys, stacking toys, wooden toys and sand toys for one-year-olds.

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10. Lime Tree Kids

Browse the “Babies 0-2” pages of Lime Tree Kids for beautiful puzzles and push-and-pull toys appropriate for developing minds.

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Bring fun to a toddler’s world with’s vast array of toys and games, many of which are branded with pop-culture favourites such as Star Wars and comic book heroes.



12. Toys ’R’ Us eBay

Hit up Toys “R” Us’ dedicated Babies “R” Us store for toys that will develop a toddler’s cognitive and motor skills.

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13. Latest Buy

One of Australia’s largest online department stores, Latest Buy offers practical gifts for toddlers, including fun plates and teaching clocks.

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14. DealsDirect

Deals Direct is bargain central. Its products change all the time, so keep an eye out for steals on toddler toys.

  • 30-day returns
  • Accepts BPAY and PayPal
  • Dedicated clearance section



The place you need to be on is the “Toys & Babies” section.

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Top toys for a one-year-old

VTech Touch and Teach Elephant
Yogee Toys
Vtech Shake & Move Puppy
David Jones
Brio Stacking Panda
Purple Turtle Toys
Oops Colourful and Multi-Textured Soft and Vibrat...
Sit 'n' Walk Puppy by TOMY
Purple Turtle Toys
tech Put & Take Dump Truck
David Jones
Laugh & Learn Rumble And Learn Driver
David Jones
Playskool Sesame Street Play All Day Elmo
VTech Cody the Smart Cub
David Jones

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Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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