If you’re looking for homemade gifts for 1 year olds then look no further! We have the cutest list of homemade gifts for 1 year olds. From blanket to toys, to games, shoes, dolls, and more, your 1 year old is going to love each and everyone of these homemade gifts. Some of these homemade gifts your older kids will be able to participate in making as well! There is a homemade gift for every 1 year old!

15 homemade gifts you can make for one year old babies. Great ideas for older kids to make for their younger sibling too!
These are the cutest gifts for 1 year olds.

homemade gifts for 1 year old

Homemade gifts mean a lot, they mean you spent your time and your energies on the person you are creating the gift for.   And for young children you can often get the same thrill with a simple mom-made gift as you can with elaborate and often expensive toys.  For even more ideas check out our 101 Homemade Gifts for Kids.

We combed the net and found bunches of our favorite toys that you can make for one year olds.

Homemade Gifts for a 1 Year Old

1. DIY Flannel Blanket

Use strips of flannel to create a one-of-a-kind blanket for a child in your life.

2. DIY Baby Booties

These bitty booties are just adorable! They would keep any tots toes toasty and look easy to make with a free pattern.

3. Upcycled Baby Leggings

Transform an old sweater into an adorable set of baby leggings. They would be a great gift to keep the tot in your life warm in the cool months.

4. DIY Puppets

I love the way my boys mouths drop when the puppets give them a kiss. Here is a super simple puppet pattern that you can make for your child.

5. Fine Motor Skill Games

Homemade gifts for 1 year old- fine motor skill game with containers and token and baby- kids activities blog
Homemade games make great homemade gifts for 1 year olds!

Help your child develop fine motor skills as they drop items into a jar. You can gift them with their own drop set.

6. Homemade Clipping Toy

Clipping is one of my tots favorite things to do “ they love to clip and unclick seat buckles and this gift captures that obsession. Make a clipping toy.

7. Dress Up Doll Toys

Dress your dolls in style with this easy-to-crochet pattern.

8. DIY Taggie Blankets

Taggie blankets are a lot of fun for kids to touch, feel and explore. Use a variety of textures, according to the tutorial found at I can Teach My Child.

9. Homemade Texture Cards

Explore textures. Make a set of texture cards to help your child develop sensory awareness.

10. Cute Snuggly Monsters

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Babies may be too old to design their own, but their siblings could design a monster to gift to them!

Your toddler will love to have a snuggly monster to help keep the fears away, these look incredibly easy to make with this simple tutorial.

11. DIY Discovery Bottles

We have made discovery bottles for our kids. They are great on road trips and for the kids to explore. This discovery bottle is just adorable and looks like a lot of fun for kids to enjoy.

12. Fun Pulling Games For Babies

My one year old loved pulling things apart. Balls of yarn, wires, tissues, toilet paper, it is all irresistible. This activity is based on that, make a pull texture pack for your kids to play with.

13. Peek A Boo Puzzle

Your kids will love finding faces of their loves ones, and even themselves, with this DIY Peek-a-boo Puzzle.

14. DIY Books For Babies

Make a book to help your child learn to identify their body parts, they can even be the star of the book.   For older kids, adapt the book to include foreign language development.

15. Homemade Treasure Basket

homemade gifts for 1 year old- treasure basket with ribbons, bows, pine cones, and toys- kids activities blog
Treasure baskets are great homemade gifts for 1 year olds!

Collect a bunch of textured items to create a treasure basket for your kids to explore.

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What do you think of these homemade gifts for 1 year old? Which one is your favorite? Mine is #2.

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  1. I like your gift in a jar idea. It’s something different, cute, an neat. I would like to do this idea as gifts for Christmas. Is there any way you can make a tag saying I just want to TEAL you Merry Christmas in the same font? I would greatly appreciate it.

  2. Great ideas! I dislike my kids getting so much “junk” for birthdays and Christmas, so I encourage people not to get them stuff. But if they really want to get stuff craft supplies are always welcome in our home. My kid’s very favorite Christmas gift is from their aunt and uncle who give them an iou for an outing with them. They have done a zoo and aquarium at different years, but this year they moved far away so they got the kids a year membership to a science and nature museum. It’s not as fun as an outing with them, but one we’ll get lots of use out of.