• Why you need a reusable Advent Calendar + 5 ideas for how to use it!

    November 19, 2020Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Gifts

    It’s that time of year again: the days are darker, November is nearly over and the sparkly lights of December are almost here. Are you ready for the fun to begin? 

    We all know that the best part of December is the countdown to Christmas, and while disposable Advent calendars are great, making memories that last a lifetime feels even better. Not only is a reusable Advent calendar more eco-friendly and cost efficient, they can also …

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  • 5 ways to make their 1st Christmas special

    November 11, 2020Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Gift Inspiration, Gifts, New Collections

    Christmas is a magical time, even more so when it’s baby’s first. As a new parent, you go through so many firsts in quick succession that it can all get a bit much. The pressure to create magical new experiences for your little bundle of joy can get in the way of you really enjoying the moment. Trust us, the ‘Baby’s 1st Christmas’ extravaganzas you see all over social media aren’t always worth it. Instead, …

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  • Start Celebrating Christmas Now to Help Cure the Lockdown Blues

    November 6, 2020Celebrate with us, Celebrations, New Collections

    We can all agree that 2020 has been a strange and difficult year. Filled with uncertainty, there hasn’t been much to celebrate or even much opportunity to do so. 

    When it comes to Christmas, we already know that it will be a bit different this time around. With further restrictions in place and uncertainty surrounding December, old traditions may feel impossible and the idea of new ones a little exhausting. So, what’s the solution? …

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  • Q&A with My 1st Years Founders, Dan & Jonny

    October 30, 2020Behind The Scenes, Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Meet The Team

    To celebrate 10 years of My 1st years, we sat down with founders Dan and Jonny to find out all about their journey so far. From their 1st meeting on the playground to meetings in boardrooms, the last decade has taught them a lot about life, business and above all, friendship. 

    Q: How did the two of you meet?  

    A: We met when we were 4 years old at Primary School! We were good friends from …

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  • Mums share their advice for a birthday in lockdown

    October 27, 2020Advice, Celebrate with us, Celebrations, How to, Parenting, Party, Uncategorised

    Organising a birthday celebration takes a lot of planning at the best of times, let alone in the middle of a pandemic. With lockdowns, travel restrictions and social distancing, it’s basically impossible to throw a traditional birthday party with friends, and even family. More than ever, now is the time to appreciate the little things and birthdays provide the perfect time to show our loved ones just how special they are. That is why we …

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  • How to manage sibling jealousy on birthdays

    October 23, 2020Advice, Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Gifts, Parenting, Real life

    The big day has arrived, it’s your child’s birthday! The presents are wrapped and the party is planned but what about their siblings? When they’re really little, kids can have a hard time being patient, taking turns or accepting that today is not all about them because let’s face it, most of the time it is! 

    On birthdays, your other children may throw a tantrum, sulk or even refuse to participate. Don’t worry, you haven’t done …

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  • Gift Guide: Baby Shower Gifts They Actually Want

    October 12, 2020Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Gift Guides, Gift Inspiration, Gifts

    Whether you are attending a small in-person gathering or a virtual Zoom party, a Baby Shower is a wonderful way to celebrate an impending new arrival. This year it is difficult to provide new parents with the hands-on support that they need and choosing the right gift feels more important than ever. 

    If you are feeling overwhelmed or a little bit lost about what exactly to get, this simple gift guide is here to help. From …

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  • Adorable Names for Autumn Babies

    September 29, 2020Celebrations, Parenting, Real life

    Tuesday 22nd September marks the Autumn Equinox and the arrival of a new season. Autumn is the most popular time to have a baby, with birth rates rising every year from September to November. Studies have shown that babies born during this time often live longer, grow taller and have stronger bones than babies born in other months. So, celebrate the arrival of your new bundle of joy with a seasonal name that pays …

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