First birthday gifts can be a little tricky. You want to introduce them to fun new things while also keeping it age-appropriate. Their personality is starting to shine, too, so leaning into their developing interests is a great move, too. What’s a mom to do? Look no further than the stars for guidance on the best gifts for the new toddler in your life.

These are some of the best toddler toys out there, if we do say so ourselves, and we’ve consulted their horoscopes for the best presents to make their big day even better. Plus, we’ve included some bonus zodiac info you might not know about your babe! Keep in mind that these goodies do vary in age recommendations, so consider what you believe your little one is ready for. Now, follow the stars to the best first birthday gifts based on your kiddo’s zodiac sign!

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Aries Gifts
Taurus Gifts
Gemini Gifts
Cancer Gifts
Leo Gifts
Virgo Gifts
Libra Gifts
Scorpio Gifts
Sagittarius Gifts
Capricorn Gifts
Aquarius Gifts
Pisces Gifts

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

If you feel like your Aries kiddo is in charge of the whole house, you can thank their natural leadership skills. A fire sign, and the first sign of the zodiac, this little ram has a bold, spicy personality that makes them brave, confident, and generally self-assured. Those are traits many of us, even as adults, struggle with, so having a natural sense of self-confidence is incredible. While they really aren’t arrogant, their security in themselves makes them driven and ambitious. They’re competitive and determined, energetic and a little impulsive.

aries text and illustration

Your Aries babe is dynamic and majorly ready for adventure at any time. Honesty will be a major value they develop, and along with their strong leadership skills comes the ability to bring others together and build community. It’s likely they’ll want the whole family to participate in game nights (of their choosing, of course), and although their fire sign nature can lead to some hot-headedness (we’re sure you’ve noticed) and cutting words, these dynamic and energetic kiddos are reliable, magnetic, and never dull.

My First Pinball Activity Table

toy pinball game table for toddlers
Little Tikes

A toddler-ready pinball activity table is the perfect way to celebrate your energetic and fun-loving Aries baby. Sounds, numbers, balls, and more make this retro-themed toy a big win!

My First Pinball Activity Table ($41.99)—Buy Here!

Play Set with Foam Climbing Blocks & Ball Pit

two toddlers playing in at-home ball pit and climbing toy

Aries toddlers have all the energy to climb, crawl, and jump full throttle into whatever they're doing. This soft foam climbing set gives them the space and freedom to explore and feed their adventurous natures.

Play Set with Foam Climbing Blocks & Ball Pit ($169.99)—Buy Here!

Jellycat Amuseabean Ram

stuffed ram

Celebrate their ability to push through obstacles, approach challenges head-on, and blaze their own fiery trail with this adorable Aries-inspired plush ram by Jellycat!

Jellycat Amuseabean Ram ($20.00)—Buy Here!

Taurus April 20 – May 20

taurus decorative image

Even at 12 months old, your Taurus kiddo is highly intuitive. There’s a good chance you’ve noticed them exploring the world using all 5 of their senses, even more than the average toddler. These bull-y babes are notorious for being exceptionally sensitive to the people and environment around them and are likely to surprise you with their ability to ‘read’ situations and people from a young age. Your Taurus will also be right about their sense of things more often than not, so when they stubbornly (they’re the bull, of course) insist they get a ‘vibe’ about something, it’ll definitely be worth taking seriously.

taurus text and illustration

Tapping into their intuitive abilities gives them a strong sense of favoritism. They’ll use each one of their senses to quickly pick out their favorite foods, movies, places, and people that suit them best. Two of their faves? Sunshine and fresh air. This Earth sign is definitely solar-powered. They’re also deeply grounded and solid, so reconnecting with nature and getting their hands dirty is always a good idea when they’re having a particularly bull-headed moment.

Bio Sand & Garden Kit

4 piece plastic toddler gardening set

'Grounding' really is the name of the game when it comes to your Taurus, so this gardening set is ideal for the sandbox and their own patch of the garden. It'll be their happy place.

Bio Sand & Garden Kit ($35.00)—Buy Here!

Biophilic Playhouse

clear playhouse with grass and glowers painted on it sits on a grey carpet in a classroom

This indoor playhouse brings the natural ground right into your home. Taurus babies will love the little retreat it offers and you'll love that the shatterproof acrylic lets you keep an eye on them (which you'll want to do when they're still young and not independently mobile, especially). It's an investment, but they'll play with it for years!

Biophilic Playhouse ($416.62)—Buy Here!

My Big Book of Nature Sounds

cover of a nature sounds book for kids

Toddlers love sounds and pressing buttons, so a press-and-listen book is always a hit. This one is an awesome choice for your Taurus toddler to look through (while sitting in the playhouse, maybe?).

My Big Book of Nature Sounds ($17.99)—Buy Here!

Gemini May 21 – June 20

gemini illustrated text and constellation

Gemini babies are born with exceptional communication skills, so if you have a serious babbler on your hands, it’s not necessarily just for the sake of hearing their own voice. This sign loves interaction and storytelling (which also gives them a little bit of a tendency to embellish their tales, so gently calling them out on those little white lies from a young age is a good idea). Geminis are known for their unpredictable personalities, thanks to the dueling twins as their ruler. That’s not a bad thing, though. They’re so fun and, despite sometimes running hot and cold, they’re actually really adaptable and curious.

gemini text and constellation

Geminis are a social bunch. They have an excellent sense of humor, and a lot of that can be attributed to their exceptional intellect. They’re in the company of JFK, Walt Whitman, and Natalie Portman, and their intelligence can approach or reach genius level. Technology, gadgets, coding tools and toys are going to top their lists of interests. Your Gemini is likely an insatiably curious kiddo who can multitask like a master. Fostering their hunger for knowledge and natural engagement will be a parenting win for these little ones.

Customized Name Puzzle & Busy Board

three customized name puzzles
Lovery Toys

Brilliant baby Geminis are great at puzzles, and not only is this one really cute; it also includes their names, so don't be surprised if they pick up how to spell it incredibly fast. The multitasking Gems will appreciate the busy b

Customized Name Puzzle ($49.99+)—Buy Here!

60pc Montessori Play Kit

set of Montessori toys for toddlers

This one should come as no surprise to moms of Geminis. A 60-piece Montessori play kit that covers your kiddo's love of learning and keeps them from slipping into the boredom zone.

60pc Montessori Play Kit ($51.99)—Buy Here!

Smart Toddler Box

smart toddler box

The Smart Toddler Box is exactly what it says it is: 4 educational books, 2 sets of flashcards, a double-sided puzzle, and 2 shape-and-color matching boards.

Smart Toddler Box ($19.99)—Buy Here!

Cancer June 21-July 22

cancer zodiac illustration

Ah, your emotional little crab. They’re ruled by the moon and, just like their lunar influence, go through phases frequently. And while it’s true that Cancers are ultra-sensitive, they really are pretty darn easygoing and easy to please. Even when they are having a crabby moment, they’re very unlikely to lash out physically or act out. These crabby kiddos are empathetic, compassionate, and deeply nurturing. They notice everything and forget absolutely nothing.

small cancer zodiac symbol and text

When a Cancer child gets into one of their sullen moods, and they will, it’s a great time to break out an arts and crafts project so they can express their emotions. The good news? They do get over their cranky hermit moods pretty quickly. More often than not, you’ll get a ton of cuddle time thanks to their nurturing and family-oriented nature. Cancers are true sweethearts that love to be at home, be close, and thrive on gentle parenting approaches (they aren’t usually apt to take advantage of people), and will always glow under approval from those they love.

Melissa & Doug Baby Giraffe

plush baby giraffe toy with pretend baby bottle and diaper
Melissa & Doug

Encourage your Cancer baby's nurturing side with this sweet baby giraffe, complete with a bottle, pacifier, and cloth diaper. They'll love taking care of this little one!

Melissa & Doug Baby Giraffe ($24.99)—Buy Here!

My First Painting Petit Barbouille Mess-Free Paint Set

a child's paint kit with 4 painted animals as examples

This set comes with 4 laminated painting cards, so they can use the included washable non-toxic paints to create their masterpiece, and you can rinse and reuse them.

My First Painting Petit Barbouille Mess-Free Paint Set ($28.99)—Buy Here!

My Family Builders Blocks

set of family building blocks
My Family Builders

A Cancer's love of family is unmatched, so they'll love getting to build diverse and inclusive families with this beautiful 48-piece set. 

My Family Builders Blocks ($78.99)—Buy Here!

Leo July 23 – August 22

Loyal and affectionate, your Leo baby truly lives up to their lion ruler. It’s next to impossible to find a more dedicated leader, and no one will mind when they’re the first to stand up and take charge. Why? Because they don’t just enjoy leading; they excel at it. Making decisions is their forte, and that’s a trait you can capitalize on as a parent (“Would you rather where the blue shirt or the pink dress?”, etc.). They’re energetic, too, so anything that lets them move their body is a solid choice. This fire sign is a jungle gym boss. Try to stick with a regular bedtime, mom. Sleeping is not one of their talents. FOMO is strong with them.

You’ve probably noticed that ‘Drama’ is your lion cub’s middle name. Everything is big, bigger, biggest with a Leo baby. From the biggest smile in the room to the most epic tantrum in the least convenient moment, the lion roars with their whole chest. Sass and wit come easily to them, and they seek the spotlight at all times. Give them space to express themselves, to perform made-up plays and songs, and respect the importance they place on honesty above all, and you’ll be on the receiving end of their purr more often than their bite.

Toddler Dress-Up Trunk

set of toddler dress up clothes
Lakeshore Learning

A performer needs a wardrobe, and this toddler-friendly dress-up trunk is a costume-loving Leo's dream.

Toddler Dress-Up Trunk ($129.00)—Buy Here!

Fisher-Price Wake up & Learn Coffee Mug

toddler pretend coffee tumbler

If there's anything your Leo loves, it's emulating you. You're the biggest, most important force in their little lives, and they crave that kind of energy. Does your little one see you sipping out of your tumbler all day? This adorable copy-cat mug is ideal for them.

Fisher-Price Wake up & Learn Coffee Mug ($9.10)—Buy Here!

Toy Piano & Mic Set

black toy piano for toddlers

Are you raising more of a rockstar than a movie star? Let them get their groove on with this piano featuring 24 keys, 8 percussion instruments, 4 musical instruments, 22 demo songs, volume control, play & record, karaoke, LED, and external MP3. 

Toy Piano & Mic Set ($23.99)—Buy Here!

Virgo August 23 – September 22

Meticulous. There’s no other word that applies more to this earth sign. They’re neat, exacting, and detail-oriented, and you can rely on them to be responsible from an early age. They adore helping, so letting them assist in household chores is a great way to bond with your little one. Highly organized and oh-so-smart, Virgo babes also tend to be extremely analytical. Those traits serve them well often, but it’s likely you’ll notice their innate intelligence often leads them to be exceptionally hard on themselves. It’s a good idea to remember that these shy-leaning kiddos aren’t necessarily seeking attention so much as reassurance.

Virgos are represented by a maiden carrying a shaft of grain, associated with their love of serving and their deep-rooted connection to the earth. Along with their desire to serve others, they’ll strive for perfection, no matter what. This can manifest in struggling with a sense of self-worth, insecurity, and feelings of inferiority. These struggles feel very real for them, so don’t hesitate to build them up without worrying their ego will become too inflated. Allow them to help out, praise and appreciate their hard work, and encourage them to get out of their heads from time to time and use their hearts to express themselves through art projects, writing, and getting a little messy (occasionally).

Learning Resources Farmers Market Sorting Set

set of fruit sorting toys

There's nothing a detail-oriented Virgo loves more than organization, and this sorting set is right up their meticulous alley. 

Learning Resources Farmers Market Sorting Set ($23.49)—Buy Here!

Slumberkins Yak for Self-Acceptance & Positive Self-Talk

stuffed yak toy with board book and affirmation card

Slumberkins were developed to teach toddlers and kids all about emotional regulation and social tools. Each animal teaches us something different, and Yak will encourage your perfectionist Virgo how to speak kindly to themselves and accept themselves as they are. Virgos are notoriously hard on themselves, so teaching them to ease up from an early age really sets them up for success.

Slumberkins Yak for Self-Acceptance & Positive Self-Talk ($48.00)—Buy Here!

My First Toolbox

wooden toddler toolbox toy set

Mr. or Ms. Fix-It are always in the 'how can I help?' mindset. Fixing and assisting are their jam, so this wooden set of tools will be their go-to.

My First Toolbox ($30.87)—Buy Here!

Libra September 23 – October 22

The most idealistic people you know are likely Libras. As air signs, they float into the realm of borderline naive hopes that everyone will get along at all times and any kind of conflict can be triggering for these balance-craving babies. They’re natural negotiators and peacemakers. They love when everyone around them feels relaxed and at ease and they’ll go above and beyond to make sure of it. This ‘by any means necessary’ attitude towards achieving harmony can lead to people-pleasing and some difficulty confidently stating their opinions (though they certainly have them), especially in a group. Libras are social and are often everyone’s best friend, though they’ll limit their personal close contacts to just a few lucky people.

Your Libra adores beauty, sometimes to a fault. This can come off as shallow and materialistic, but ultimately, feeling surrounded by beauty is their love language. It contributes to their sense of harmony. They also have a strong belief in love and romance, and associate love with beauty of all kinds. They do struggle with making decisions, and are very much go-with-the-flow. They’re more peacemakers than leaders. Your Libra baby is ruled by Venus, so they love affection and can’t hear ‘I love you’ too much. Warm, quick-witted, and charming, their sweet dispositions are usually upset by overwhelm or a sense of injustice for themselves or others. Encourage their love of fairy tales as well as teaching them how to ground themselves when they get a little ‘floaty’ and you’ll keep them balanced and happy.

Foamnasium Bridges

foam 3-piece rainbow bridge climbing toy
Pottery Barn Kids

These soft foam 'bridges' can be used for climbing, lounging, or just adding a dreamy aesthetic to your Libra's space.

Foamnasium Bridges ($279.00)—Buy Here!

Lambs & Ivy Interactive Plush Mushroom House

plush mushroom house toy with small woodland animals
Lambs & Ivy

Soft, sweet, and social (those little woodland creatures are definitely friends), this adorable plush mushroom house will a fave of your Libra.

Lambs & Ivy Interactive Plush Mushroom House ($34.99)—Buy Here!

Spinny Pins Balance Toy

a set of wobbly pins toddle toy
Fat Brain Toys

Each of the five colorful pins features different textures to feel plus a weighted base that wobbles and balances. What harmonious Libra kiddo could resist? 

Spinny Pins Balance Toy ($34.95)—Buy Here!

Scorpio October 23 – November 21

We all know that Scorpios are intense, and we wouldn’t change that for the world. They never do things with only half their heads or hearts, they’re deep, brilliant, and natural researchers. Scorpio babies feel things so deeply, and encouraging them from a young age to express their emotions in a healthy way instead of keeping it all bottled up will serve them well. They do tend to be slightly distrusting in general, so if they take a while to warm up to someone, it’s not lack of manners. Your little scorpion will test you, but that’s their way to making sure that your love is truly unconditional. They’re the ride-or-die sign that values loyalty and remains intensely aware of the people and things around them.

Scorpios get a bad rap of being secretive, but it’s not sneakiness so much as their introverted nature. They process everything internally and love a good mystery. It’s important to let your baby Scorpio know that it’s okay to talk their emotions out with someone they do trust while at the same time setting boundaries so they still feel in control. Your little one’s drive and determination can mask a sense of fear and insecurity that can lead to anxiety, so reassurances and giving them a sense of safety will be really helpful. Scorpios are magical, intuitive, and love with their whole hearts.

Mini Backpack with Safety Harness

toddler backpack with puppy face design
Skip Hop

Ever the explorer, your Scorpio will need a backpack to keep their findings in (and you'll need a way to keep them from wandering off too far!). This toddler backpack also comes in a koala design.

Mini Backpack with Safety Harness ($16.00)—Buy Here!

Light Up Sensory Play Jars

Uncommon Goods

Believe it or not, Scorpio isn't a fire sign. They're actually water signs, which explains their deep emotions and love of all things mysterious. These Sensory Play Jars will calm them down and help them center themselves while they investigate the glitter, lights, and more! There are also filler kits you can buy seperately to customize their jars.

Light Up Sensory Play Jars ($25.00)—Buy Here!

Fat Brain Toys Forest Friends Discovery Tree

toddler girl in a living room playing with a wooden toy treehouse
Fat Brain Toys

Discovery is the name of the game for your Scorpio sweetie. Let them get wrapped up in this activity center that features a ton of early learning and sensory activities.

Fat Brain Toys Forest Friends Discovery Tree ($74.95)—Buy Here!

Sagittarius November 22 – December 21

Sunshine-in-person-form, Sagittarius is a fire sign that’s more warmth than burn. They’re the wild child of the zodiac. They adore nature, the outdoors, adventure, and exploration. Your archer is an animal-lover, so they’ll ask for a pet (if you don’t already have one. If you do, expect them to want to add to the gang!). These babes are open-minded, progressive, and extremely free-spirited. Conformity and routine aren’t strong suits of theirs, and they really struggle with rules, so a great way to keep them from getting too far off track is to explain the logic behind rules so they understand that you don’t intend to stifle them; only to protect them.

These little ones are imaginative and creative and they would really prefer to avoid sitting in one place too long. Sports, walks, and physical play are favorites of this sign. Your Sagittarius will want to run errands with you and will make it an adventure instead of a chore. Take them to the park, to the grocery store, the dry cleaner, and expect them to add some sparkle to the whole afternoon. They’re fascinated with pebbles, sticks, and flowers, so they’re likely to come home with full pockets and random things in the bottom of their backpack. Little Sags can be impulsive and a little reckless, so guiding them without smothering them will help them thrive.

Manhattan Toy Put and Peek Birdhouse

soft birdhouse toddler toy with four small plush birds
Manhattan Toy

Your Sagittarius baby loves animals, so this soft birdhouse will let them take care of these little birdy friends, complete with birdhouse and handle so they can tote them anywhere.

Manhattan Toy Put and Peek Birdhouse ($30.57)—Buy Here!

VTech Smart Shots Sports Center

toddler sports activity center with soccer goal and basketball hoop

With these super energetic archers, they have energy to burn. This sports activity center will keep them moving and entertained constantly!

VTech Smart Shots Sports Center ($44.87)—Buy Here!

Wooden 4 Elements Stacking Toy

set of earth element wooden stacking toys for toddlers

This is such a beautiful set that'll appeal to Sagittarius' sense of wonder, connection to nature, and curiosity. Water-based paints and natural wood make this an awesome option for toddlers.

Wooden 4 Elements Stacking Toy ($154.20)—Buy Here!

Capricorn December 22 – January 19

Your Capricorn baby is a true old soul. They come into the world wise beyond their years, and, similar to Virgos, they’ll strive for perfection. Under their goat ruler, they’ll reach the mountaintop or die trying, in so many words. They have an intensely strong work ethic and will need to be reminded to play, too. Capricorns are highly-productive and ambitious, preferring logic to emotion. Because of this, they give great advice without getting too wrapped up in being overly emotional.

It’s a good idea to keep in mind that these little goats are their own worst critics, so if they do make a mistake, even if discipline is needed, try to also remind them that they’re still lovable, smart, and worthy. They don’t shy away from responsibility, though it does take them some time to warm up to others on a personal level. Encouraging compassion and empathy will be great for them, especially teaching them compassion toward themselves. They won’t typically indulge in dress-up or playing pretend; play needs to have a point for Capricorns. Reward systems really resonate for this sign, too, so chore charts and allowance will be awesome drivers.

LeapFrog My First Learning Tablet

toddler learning tablet

Not only will they feel mature with this toddler-ready tablet, but they'll also get to learn a ton with lights, colors, and sounds. Available in two colors.

LeapFrog My First Learning Tablet ($19.99)—Buy Here!

Petilou Rainbow Cloud Pop Press and Release Toy

wooden toy cloud for toddlers
Le Toy Van

For these reward-centered kiddos, cause-and-effect toys are fantastic. This springy cloud features five colorful rainbow pop-up rods in three heights for a hands-on learning experience. 

Petilou Rainbow Cloud Pop Press and Release Toy ($23.61)—Buy Here!

Goat Plush Squishy Toy

stuffed billy goat plush toy

Help lead your Capricorn babe into their softer side and celebrate their goat ruler with this adorable goat plushy.

Goat Plush Squishy Toy ($19.99)—Buy Here!

Aquarius January 20 – February 18

Unique and quirky, your Aquarius is so independent and fun, there’s never a dull moment. Individuality is their driving force, and encouraging their self-expression is ideal for raising happy water-bearers. They’re open-minded and a bit rebellious, but as long as you step back and embrace their little quirks and unique likes, their rebellious streak will be tempered. They march to the beat of their own drum, and their creativity knows no bounds.

Interpersonal relationships are paramount for air signs in general, but as the last air sign of the zodiac, Aquarius takes this trait to a whole new level. They’re deeply rooted in teamwork and the ‘greater good’, so they’ll often be involved in projects that connect with community and are the first to jump into anything revolutionary that feeds their humanitarian souls. As humanitarian as their souls are, they don’t do small talk or people-pleasing. They need something much deeper. Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, the planet that governs innovation, technology, and surprising events, and that perfectly represents this visionary babe.

LED Light Table

child playing with a purple light table

Don't worry; you can leave the sand for when they're a little older. This LED light table illuminates transparent toys and blocks, plus it changes colors to suit your Aquarius' mood. You can also buy light table toys separately to prevent the Aquarius boredom. 

LED Light Table ($170.29)—Buy Here!

16pc Rainbow Blocks

set of wooden stacking blocks with colorful windows

Bright and a little magical, these blocks aren't just for building; the reflection and prism effect will keep their interest.

16pc Rainbow Blocks ($52.99)—Buy Here!

My First Fingerpaint Kit

set of toddler fingerpaints

This fingerpaint kit is created specifically for toddlers to express themselves without mom and dad worrying about an unfixable mess. The paints are washable and the paper is specially coated to prevent seeping through.

My First Fingerpaint Kit ($17.50)—Buy Here!

Pisces February 19 – March 20

The ultimate sensitive sign, those born under Pisces are considered to be darn near magical. They’re said to walk between reality and whatever lies beyond, so if you think your babe is growing into a child who just knows things, you’re probably right. This is a sign that has a high propensity for psychic abilities. As children, they don’t realize that not everyone has this sort of intuitive knowing, but once they do, they may try to bury that part of themselves, or simply retreat into themselves to avoid sensory overload. This can lead to others thinking these fish are a little snobby, when nothing could be further from the truth.

Pisces’ precious personalities are always looking for people and animals who might need help or who they consider vulnerable. They give generously and struggle with boundaries, so it’s your job to guide them into healthy relationship practices. True born artists, Pisces babies will express themselves through works of art that are dreamy and compelling. They love living in their sparkly, whimsical land of imagination, so reminding them when it’s time to focus on being grounded and present will help them out a lot. Pisces toddlers need gentleness and care above all things and a recognition of their extreme sensitivity to avoid hurt feelings. Take care of them with a lot of love and a delicate touch and your guppy is sure to shine.

Warmies Babydoll

plush baby doll for babies and toddlers

Warmies are fully microwavable and real lavender-scented that create the ultimate in comfort for adults and kiddos. Letting your Pisces care for a babydoll that also soothes them couldn't be more perfect. If babydolls aren't their preference, Warmies come in a huge assortment of lovable creatures!

Warmies Babydoll ($29.99)—Buy Here!

Big Feelings Nesting Fruit Friends

set of fruit-shaped nesting toys for toddlers

Pisces have no problem connecting with their emotions, but identifying them by name can be a little tricky. These nesting fruit friends help introduce them to understanding and naming their feelings.

Big Feelings Nesting Fruit Friends ($16.89)—Buy Here!

Growing Seeds Tissue Box Toy

set of toy tissue leaves and book

Pisces are very hands-on, and this Growing Seeds Tissue Box gives them a sensory experience and a cute book, too.

Growing Seeds Tissue Box Toy ($39.95)—Buy Here!

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