Gift Ideas for Babies 9-12 Months

Considering Aiden fits perfectly within this category I couldn’t really NOT write a post about the best gifts for the 9-12 months age group. I remember it wasn’t so long ago that I wrote a post about the best first birthday gifts and I was totally clueless about what a baby that age would need! Well, here I am officially with a one-year-old (he wasn’t one when I wrote this BTW so it’s a little strange!) and this is basically Aiden’s list. Here is a list of gift ideas for babies 9-12 months.

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It wasn't so long ago that I had no idea what to get for a one-year-old. Here is a list of gift ideas for babies 9-12 months.

Balls and blocks: Balls of any kind. I think right now, this is one of Aiden’s favorite toys. We have our ball pit and a bouncy ball and this cool bowling set. I added these balls to Aiden’s Christmas list. We are working on our building and fine motor skills and blocks are great for that. I added a few different options to Aiden’s list like these Mega Blocks and these Squeeze Blocks.

Hat: Aiden doesn’t have a ton of hair, so in the winter he needs a hat. I am kind of obsessed with these bomber hats  from Boss Threads Etsy!

Baby Electronics: OK I don’t really know what to classify these as far as category, but Aiden LOVES our keys, cell phone and TV remote. Now is the perfect age to get him this baby phone and keys. I am excited for him to have his own so that he stops dialing random people from my phone 😮 !

Beatbo or Beatbo’s Dog: We already have Beatbo and Aiden loves it. He will seriously sit for 15-20 minutes pressing the buttons, clapping and dancing. So if you don’t already have one I recommend that first. However, if you do already have it. Do you know Beatbo has a dog? Added to our list!

Piano: Around this age, you may notice babies are more into music. Aiden is always dancing and singing and he loves his toys that play music. This Melissa and Doug piano is perfect for the little musician in your life!

Bath Toys: We are moving from our baby bath to the actual bath tub and there is more room for bath time fun. There are so many fun bath toys that will ensure your baby continues to love bath time. Vinyl books are fun or these color bath drops, Amazon also has tons of “add on items” for bath toys which would make great stocking stuffers.

Eating Supplies: If you haven’t stocked up on plates and utensils for baby, now is a perfect time to do so. Your baby will be transitioning from a mostly liquid milk diet to more solid foods, plus they need to learn how to eat like civilized people. These ezpz Happy Mats are great especially if you are going out to eat. I also love these Dylbug plates. They are a PERFECT gift idea. For utensils, you can get the numnum gootensils or this Toddler Cutlery Set.

Rocking horse (or other animal): I have tons of great childhood memories of my rocking horses (we had a few). It’s a great addition to his play space and will allow for creative play. I love the Critters Chocolate Moose Rocker which is a great price on Wayfair.

My First Anywhere Chair: Now that your baby is more independent and sitting on his own, the My First Anywhere Chair is a great addition to the living room or playroom. Plus your little one will feel like a big kid when he is sitting like mommy and daddy! Plus it is on super sale right now.

A First Book of Things: Pinhole Press sells a Custom Board Book of Names and Faces. Instead of narrowing it to names and faces I made mine a book of things by putting photos of Aiden with things (ie; ducks, beach, rain, peach, balls, etc.).

For more ideas for one-year-old gifts click here.

Do you have any ideas to add? Let me know what you are getting your 9-12 month old in the comments!

Don’t forget to check out my other gift guides: Easy and Inexpensive DIY Gifts for Moms, The Best Gifts for New Dads (or any dad), Gifts for Babies in the Fourth Trimester (0-3 Months)

It wasn't so long ago that I had no idea what to get for a one-year-old. Now that I have a one year old, I have a pretty good idea! Here is a list of gift ideas for babies 9-12 months.


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About Melissa

Hi, I’m Melissa! I am a mama to my baby Aiden Milo (born November 2015), and a police wife to my husband Dan. I started this blog because, after having Aiden, I quickly learned that exhaustion and baby brain causes you to forget some of the er-lovely (sometimes horrible and sometimes wonderful) details related to the first several months of raising a baby. Considering we may have more kids in the future, I want to document everything we do, so we remember what worked the first time around, and hopefully help other first time mamas along the way!
  • Chanel van Reenen

    my son has that same piano and loves it! such a great roundup for this age!

  • Melissa Dow

    My little one loves her Mega Blocks.

  • Belle Bermudez-Tubel

    These are great picks!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  • Ashley Freligh

    We still use BeatBo and the Mega Bloks one year later!

  • Such fun ideas! Those Mega Bloks are always a hit!

  • Amy Scott

    Pinning for next Christmas, our little one will fit right in this age bracket!

  • Leighann Hall

    Great ideas! This is where my littles are right now!

  • A friend of ours has the anywhere chair! I want one!!

  • I love all of these ideas! And those bomber hats are so precious!!

  • Mary mozingo

    I LOVE LOVE Melissa and Doug… plus we have the bright beats, and my kids are obsessed! GREAT ideas!

  • My sister-in-law just announced her pregnancy, so I’ll need to pin this for the future for sure!

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

  • Dani Adams

    Melissa and Doug anything is the best! These are all great gift ideas.

  • Great ideas! We totally got the Beatbo thing for my daughter. Can’t wait to see if she likes it!

  • The Gilded Wife

    I have my eye of the plates and cutlery! Such a cute little gift guide! Wayfair is one of my favorite places to shop 🙂

  • misslaughslot

    Such great ideas, thank you for sharing!

  • Such a good list! I needed some inspiration for our 9 month old!

  • Great list – my kids still play with their Mega Blocks 4 years later. And they also got their Everywhere Chairs for their first Christmases 🙂

  • Messy Nest Mama

    What a great list! I have a 6 month old so I am definitely taking notes- I love the rocking horse!

  • My girl still loves those Mega Blocks! Awesome picks.

  • Jessica Bradshaw

    Such sweet stuff. I have mega blocks in my classroom for the 5 year olds to build walls with. They are great!

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