11 perfect gift ideas for your baby’s first birthday

11 perfect gift ideas for your baby's first birthday

by Samantha Ball |

A first birthday is always a special and memorable occasion, so choosing the perfect gift is important.

Whether it's your own little one or your friend's baby, their first birthday is a huge milestone and a joyous time for everyone. Choosing a gift can be difficult as you don't want to buy just anything, but you want to get something that can be treasured for a long time.

We've found the perfect gifts to buy little ones as they celebrate their very first birthdays. From teddies to books and keepsakes, you'll find the best choices for your baby.

My First Year Photoframe

My First Year Photoframe

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Best first year photoframe gift

This frame is a beautiful way to show just how much the birthday baby has grown over the year. You could even surprise the parents and fill the frame yourself with memorable moments of their baby's first 12 months.

Musical Instrument Gift Set

Perfect for sensory development
Musical Instrument Gift Set
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Best first birthday music toy

Musical toys might be a bit of a headache for mum and dad, but they're a great gift that provide lots of sensory entertainment. Little ones will have a lot of fun making their own music with these 3 musical shakers.

Personalised Embroidered 'Born in 2020/2021' Bunny Rabbit

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Personalised Embroidered u0026#039;Born in 2020/2021u0026#039; Bunny Rabbit
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Best personalised first birthday teddy

How sweet is this little bunny? Children love cuddly teddies, and this one will be cherished for a long time. Just choose the year they were born in (2020 or 2021) and add in their name for a perfect gift they can keep forever.

Love Paper Wishes First Birthday Personalised Print

Love Paper Wishes First Birthday Personalised Print

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Best first birthday personalised print

Want to give them a gift that they'll be able to cherish forever? This first birthday personalised print by Love Paper Wishes can be designed with everything from 'I love...' to 'I can...'. A great momento that you'll be able to look back on and reminisce.

Personalised Soft Baby White Dressing Gown

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Personalised Soft Baby White Dressing Gown
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Best first birthday dressing gown

How sweet is this dressing gown? This super soft fleece will make little ones so snug in the morning or before bed. It can even be embroided with a name or nickname and has little ears on the hood for extra cuteness!

Pull Along Caterpillar

Pull Along Caterpillar

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Best first birthday pull along toy

Pull-along toys are great for development, and this one would make an extra special first birthday gift as it can be personalised with a name. It's colourful little wheels can include up to 6 characters. They'll love pulling this cheeky chappy along.

Pink Unicorn with Wings Rocking Horse

Great for development
Pink Unicorn with Wings Rocking Horse
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Best rocking horse first birthday gift

A rocking horse is definitely a childhood must-have. Made from soft, plush material with a sturdy wooden base, this beautiful rocking horse is a great first birthday gift. It's easy to assemble, and it helps to promote leg muscle as little ones will enjoy pulling themselves up on it and learning how to climb it.

Personalised Grey Toy Box

Personalised Grey Toy Box

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Best first birthday toy chest gift

Made from strong white wood, this personalised toy box is a great little addition to a child's nursery or playroom. Little ones will love storing their toys in their own toybox, and you can never have too many storage boxes!

Birthday Letters to My Baby

Birthday Letters to My Baby

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Best keepsake book for baby's first birthday

Although this is more a gift for parents to fill in, the whole family will cherish this little book. Every year, starting from baby's first birthday, they can fill in this book with special memories and moments from that year. It's a great little time capsule that's really personal.

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Vertbaudet Wooden Walker with Brakes - light pink

Vertbaudet Wooden Walker with Brakes - light pink

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Best wooden baby walker first birthday gift

Baby walkers are a great way of encouraging babies to stand and move on their own. But if the birthday baby has already mastered walking, then this walker is extra special as it has lots of interactive features that all encourage development. Also available in a white and blue theme.

Now I Am One

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Now I Am One
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Best first birthday board book

This book is lovely for parents to snuggle up with their one-year-old and read. Filled with gorgeous illustrations, it's packed with fun rhymes to share with your little one.

There are loads of books out there to buy for one-year-olds, but this one is particularly great as a first birthday gift and reviewers love the colourful, interactive pages.

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