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Choosing a first birthday gift can be quite difficult. Especially if you don’t know about a year old and their development. But even parents can get lost when it comes to choosing the right birthday gift for their little one.

My tips and recommendations give both parents as well as family and friends helpful ideas on what to get a 1 year old on his special day!My list also includes seasonal baby gift ideas for those celebrating their first birthday in summer or winter.

Remember to consider safety and the wishes of the parents when choosing a gift. Personalized items and toys that promote sensory development and exploration can make good choices.

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First Birthday Gift Ideas

Birthday T-Shirt

Get that kid a birthday tee with a birthday slogan like “I am one”, “Look who’s 1”, “I’m ONE-derful” or simply have a 1 on it. Such a shirt can be worn until the little one is 2 years old and it makes great keepsake photos.

A complete 1st birthday outfit, cap, bib or onesie is also cute. Mudpie has very cute first birthday outfits in their product range. Check them out! Also on Etsy, you can get very cute personalized shirts for that occasion.

Take photos in the dress and you will have a perfect memory.

Here are a variety of personalized 1st birthday shirts to choose from:

Birthday Train With Birthday Candles

baby boy and a birthday train with two burning candles, also No 2 is on the traina cute birthday tradition

One review said: “I love this. Well made and so cute” and I can’t help but agree, tHe is truly a special first birthday gift idea!

Let a special tradition live on. This birthday train is a wooden train used for decorating the birthday table. It consists of 8 pieces and every year a new trailer is added to baby’s personal birthday train.

A similar birthday caravan featuring zoo animals is also available.

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colorful painted cake with first birthday candlewow, 1st birthday party

The first summer birthday calls for special summer toys…

If baby celebrates his first birthday in the spring or summer, a special summer and outdoor toy for the beach or garden is a great first birthday gift idea!

What if a sand play set or water fun set? Many sand and water play sets are for 12 months and up. I especially like and recommend German brands and mostly ‘made in Germany’ #ad Spielstabil sand and water toys. They are free of BPA, PVC and phthalates. These fun toys are very sturdy and durable for sure. They are of high quality that guarantee hours of fun for little ones.

Another fun summer gift for a 1 year old is a baby pool or baby float. The ones with a canopy are the best because the baby is protected from the harmful rays of the sun.

This 1st birthday gift is great for summer and outdoors, although indoor ones are also very popular: how about an infant/toddler swing for the baby? Buy a convertible and the baby can use it until childhood.

First birthday gifts for winter, cold weather and snow

If the baby’s first birthday is in the fall or winter, a baby sled might be a good first birthday gift idea. Take care for a safe and stable design so that the sled does not fall. The sleigh should also have a backrest and / or an adjustable seatbelt and a long rope pull – so that both the baby and the parents enjoy riding through the winter landscape! Either the ‘nostalgic’ wooden design or the modern plastic material.

Also great for a fall/winter gift is a warm baby snowsuit. If you’re not sure about the size and style, it’s better to give a gift certificate so mom can pick one out. Also great: a winter set consisting of a matching hat, scarf and mittens for baby.

Or how about some really cool and trendy ones Baby or toddler UGG boots for the coldest day of the year?

More great first birthday gift ideas:

Musical Toys

By their first birthday, the baby usually starts to really like listening to music and little stories. When there is music, baby loves to dance and sing. Considering that, you can get a musical CD with children’s songs and short stories. Another option is simple musical instruments such as maracas, rainmakers, xylophones or a complete music set for babies or toddlers so that baby can actively join in the fun. Musical instruments for babies and toddlers are very durable and provide years of enjoyment. Whether it’s a girl or a boy, these types of toys are sure to keep that one year old happy and entertained for a long time! But also remember that their noise might drive the parents crazy, haha…

Gift Certificate For Baby’s First Shoes

This is a great gift idea for a one year old if you are a family member such as grandparents, aunts or uncles or godparents of the baby. Just make a cute gift certificate card and offer to accompany the family on their trip to the shoe store to get baby’s first cute little walking shoes. They may not fit for long but many parents keep baby’s first shoes as a keepsake and thus, they become a precious keepsake. And the proud parents will always add: “Back then, you got that pair of shoes by auntie Jessie…”.

Touch And Feel Books

Books are a great gift at any age, and they’re great for babies, too. Get just one book or even a whole book basket for that special birthday boy. Just make sure you get a sturdy board book that baby won’t tear. Touch and feel books are very appropriate at that age and babies love to explore these books using all their senses. Follow this link on #ad popular touch & feel books for one year olds.

Bath Toys

Without a doubt, bath toys are a classic when it comes to bath toys. But there are many other great toys that can turn the sometimes scary bath time into a fun and great educational game! Whether it’s a colorful stacking bath cup, baby bath ball, Sesame Street tub sub, tugboat, Winnie The Pooh tub tower or bath tub book, almost no child can resist the tub! And by the way, most bath toys are also suitable for playing outside the bath tub.

Monthly Subscription Boxes

Baby subscription boxes are fun and an easy way to get toys, books and surprises sent right to baby’s door. Usually a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription is available. The boxes are curated to meet the needs of baby’s developmental stage and make a great first birthday gift. A subscription gift box guarantees continued stimulation, entertainment, and learning experiences and is tailored to the age group providing age-appropriate toys, books, and activities. Find subscriptions with great reviews and a reputation for quality and safety, check out the following companies.

Lovevery Play Kits: Lovevery offers subscription-based play kits designed by child development experts. Each kit is tailored to a child’s age and includes toys and activities that promote learning and development.

KiwiCo Panda Crate: the crate is specially curated for babies from 0 to 36 months. These include age-appropriate toys, books, and activities that focus on developmental milestones.

BookRoo: Board Books Club, with 3 board books per box, designed for the youngest readers focusing on early concepts and simple stories

1st Birthday Poem

Use this cute little poem

– for scrapbooking,

– for your birthday card that comes with your 1st birthday gift

– or to personalize your photo taken on that very special day!

many delicious cupcakes revolve around a birthday cake with 1 candleHappy 1st birthday party!

It’s your 1st birthday
A very special one
A good kind of day
For treats and lots of fun.
Since you got up
Until the night
I hope it’s your 1st birthday
Is a special pleasure.

Also adjust this poem to 2nd or 3rd birthday 😉

More great first birthday gift ideas here!

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