How would you feel if you could look at an item now and proudly say, “this was my first birthday gift ever…, and I had it for my one-year-old birthday?” Such a priceless feeling, yes?
Sadly, so many people do not bother about unique first birthday gift ideas for their babies. This probably stems from the fact that babies will grow and forget the significance of such gifts, or they may not fully appreciate them at their infanthood.
However, this belief does not hold water. Like most tangible and intangible properties, some gifts remain a lifetime and will always bring back memories, especially for the recipient.
For a one-year-old child, this means that when they grow older, they can always revert to this gift to relive memories of that happy day, accompanied by watching such moments captured digitally or told again and again by their parents.
Perhaps you have rounded up all the ideas from baby fashion blogs and sourced through Amazon for that perfect gift that will leave a long-lasting impression, but you are still unsatisfied. You can cheer up now as you are in luck.
From 3D molded footprints to rich photo albums, these are some amazing gift ideas you can get for your one-year-old kiddo on their first birthday. We promise these gifts will still prove helpful even as they grow older.
- Baby footprints and handprints plaque
Something as long-lasting and memorable as the little feet and hands prints of your baby is worth having forever. To do this, buy the print mould kit and follow the instructions or get your hands dirty and DIY.
All you need is the perfect imprint of your baby’s feet or hands or both on clay, which will become solid when left to dry or heated in the oven. You can also make use of flour dough in place of clay, and here is how. Finally, you may frame the resulting print and hang it on your walls for keeps.
Personalized items for keeps are excellent birthday gift ideas. From personalized chart books that have your baby’s names and pictures to bracelets and necklaces with personalized messages, you can get a box of keepsakes for your little one.
- Cuddly stuffed toys
Yup, this is a go-getter. Give your baby their very first best friend and companion (after you, of course) by gifting them their own cuddly stuffed toy. So many kids go on ahead to cling to such gifts even as they grow, never to let go. The same could be the case for your kid, and they will have you to thank for it.
- Custom photo collage
Make a bespoke photo art of a collage of baby pictures. This is also an excellent nursery décor idea and will also be right at home hanging over the baby’s cot or sitting nicely placed on the shelf.
Switch up the photo collage frame anyhow you want it to make it more personal. Add some colors, give it a name, use different pictures taken just before your kiddo turns one, and put it in a nice cute picture frame.
- Developmental toys
Take a break from regular stuffed animals and dolls. Instead, introduce your kid to sensory-stimulating toys to aid their cognitive development. Hitting the one-year milestone is hitting toddlerhood. And at this stage, kids become more curious and mobile, gulping as much knowledge as their little brains can allow
What better way to prepare your kid for this phase of life than by getting them educative toys to help fine-tune their senses, like an activity table or age-appropriate puzzle tiles?
It is never a complete birthday celebration without a birthday gift. Getting the cake ready, birthday-themed party preps, and all other accompanying activities will be much more appreciated when wrapped in some fancy papers and a big red ribbon to tie it all together.
All we are trying to say is that you should make your baby’s first birthday a memorable one with an unforgettable gift. And we have just the suitable gift tray here – in the list – for you to pick from. Good luck!