Being Gracie's big sister means I'm an expert on all the toys that keep an active 1 year old entertained. She has each of these toys and loves them all, she's a bit of a music lover though - anything with music will keep her happy (and dancing). If you're buying a gift for a new baby/toddler I would definitely recommend the items above, my mum swears by the Twinkle Twinkle Little Scout for bedtime, Gracie has had one since she was born and it sends her to sleep every single night. I personally love the Little Singing Bear as the songs are so catchy and not too bad when they're stuck in your head. Gracie loves the First Steps Baby Walker as it plays lots of music that she can dance to, she also likes dragging it round the living room!
Hope this helps anyone buying for a new baby, and remember to check Wilkinson and TK Maxx for baby toy bargains - I've seen the Little Singing Bears in TK Maxx for £6!