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11 perfect gift ideas for your baby's first birthday

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11 perfect gift ideas for your baby's first birthday

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.

How sweet is this little bunny? Children love cuddly teddies, and this one will be cherished for a long time. Just choose from pink or blue and personalise with the name of your choice.

Now I Am One

£5.79 - RRP: £6.99

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. 

This gift contains an engraved wooden keepsake for that special first birthday. It comes with alphabet flash cards to help teach little ones. The box is perfect for posting, so even if you can't make it to the birthday party, you can still post your 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. 

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.

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. It can even be personalised with a name. 

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.

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!

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, featuring a little star design. 

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.

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. 

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  • Author: Samantha Ball Samantha Ball
  • Job Title: Freelance writer

Samantha is a mum of one, in a house full of boys. Her hobbies are long hikes, coffee tasting, and being a bit of an *obsessive* cleaner.

She also runs a blog Student Mum Diaries about what it’s like to be a student mum. 

 

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