• How to choose memorable first birthday gifts from grandparents

    November 10, 2022Gift Guides, Gift Inspiration

    A first birthday is an exciting occasion for the whole family. Everyone wants to celebrate a little one’s first 365 turns around the sun, including their grandparents. And we all know a birthday celebration means presents!

    But finding a memorable first birthday gift isn’t easy. Luckily, with our handy guide to birthday gift ideas for grandchildren, you’ll soon find the perfect present.

    How to choose first birthday gifts from grandparents

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  • November birthday gift guide

    October 28, 2021Gift Guides, Gift Inspiration, Gifts, Inspiration

    It can be tricky to find the perfect gift for a little one but don’t fret – we’re here to help with a November birthday gift guide. 

    Now that November has arrived, it’s time to find the ultimate gifts for the little loved one in your life who was born during this splendid month. In this article, we’ve created a list of November birthday gift ideas that we hope they’ll adore as much as we do!

    Gorgeous …

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  • How to celebrate baby’s 1st birthday as lockdown begins to lift!

    April 30, 2021Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Gifts, How to, Party, Things To Do

    Congratulations! You made it through your first year of parenthood. Not only that, you did it  during perhaps the most stressful year possible, and now your lockdown baby is turning one. With lockdown easing and more and more opening up, you might be feeling overwhelmed as to what you actually can do now to celebrate. To take some of the stress off your shoulders, we’ve rounded up five ways to make your baby’s first birthday …

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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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  • Piccolo Foods’ Favourite 1st Birthday Cakes

    May 26, 2020Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Food & Drink, How to, Information, Lifestyle, Party, Real life, Uncategorised

    Got your little one’s big 1st birthday coming up? We love celebrating birthdays – and by birthdays, we mean cake – so we’ve pulled together some of our favourite birthday cakes, made using our Piccolo pouches!

    These delicious birthday cakes are easy to make (if we can, you can), look impressive (step aside Mary Berry) and fun for your older kids to get involved with too (great way to focus their energy).

    Important notice, these cakes …

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  • Our favourite childhood birthdays

    May 22, 2019Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Meet The Team

    Collecting seashells on the beach. Playing hide and seek in the back garden. Loading up the car for your summer family road trip. We all love to reminisce about our fondest childhood memories. Back when life seemed simple and carefree and your biggest worry was deciding which cartoons to watch after school.

    Here at My 1st Years, we love sharing stories about the good old days and with all of our special occasion gifts on offer, we’ve …

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