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    Top 5 Christening Gift Ideas

    March 11, 2020Uncategorised

    Looking for the perfect christening idea is a mind-field of silverware, classic books and tablewares. If you’re struggling to find that personal baby christening present, don’t worry our gifting experts here at My 1st Years are here to help. 

    A little one’s christening is always a momentous occasion, watching them be introduced into their faith is a special moment that you will want to cherish with the best christening gift idea. However, picking that perfect present is easier said …


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    Our Favourite Spring-Inspired Baby Names

    February 28, 2020Advice, Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Gift Inspiration, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting

    Spring: the sun is rising earlier, the trees are blossoming and every field is filled with lambs frolicking in the grass. If the new season is bringing a baby into your life, we’ve rounded up our favourite spring-inspired names to help you choose the right one for your little spark of joy. 


    Find divine inspiration in the ancient world for a seasonal name that will never go out of fashion. Taken from Roman mythology, Flora was the …


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    Perfect Gifts for Newborn Babies

    February 1, 2020Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Gift Guides, Gift Inspiration, Gifts, New Collections, Uncategorised

    Babies are a precious gift so it’s important to get the right thing to mark their arrival. While it can be overwhelming trying to decide exactly what to buy (do they really need another baby-grow?), the most important part of any gift is the love with which it’s given. If the New Year has brought a new baby into your life, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve handpicked a selection of gifts to help …


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    New Year Goals for your Kids

    January 25, 2020Advice, Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Lifestyle, Parenting, Things To Do, Uncategorised

    Every time the New Year rolls around, we make lists of resolutions that we never keep. In fact, last week marked ‘Quitter’s Day’ when people are most likely to give them up altogether. As a parent, we know that your children are your priority; if motivation to keep to your own resolutions is faltering, take a look at the milestones your child can reach this year and focus on reaching these goals as a family. 

    To make …


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    8 ways to make his first Father’s Day special

    May 25, 2019Advice, Celebrate with us, Celebrations

    Celebrating his very first Father’s Day is one of those moments he’ll treasure forever. Although the little one might be too young to know what’s happening, it makes for a great opportunity to thank him for being such a caring and dependable first-time dad. Make it extra special with these thoughtful ideas of how to spend the day.


    1. Cook his favourite meal

    We all have our favourite comfort foods, the ones we crave on weekends and holidays …


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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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    How to Make the Perfect Pom Pom Garland

    April 29, 2019Celebrate with us, How to, Party

    Have you ever wondered how to make your own soft and fluffy pom pom garland? It’s the perfect accessory to brighten up your kids’ room, living space, garden or birthday party and the best thing is that they’re so easy to make! Just simply follow the steps below and you’ll be a master in no time.

     You will need:

    A pom pom maker (available online)
    Large sharp scissors
    Small scissors
    A few different colours of wool
    Strong string
    White wool
    Large needle


    Follow these …


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    How to Gift Wrap Like A Pro

    April 23, 2019Uncategorised

    It’s no secret. People love to open beautifully wrapped gifts! When a gift is just as thoughtful on the outside as it is on the inside it can bring so much more joy. With just a few simple steps, you can learn how to perfect your own gift-wrapping skills.

    You will need:

    Wrapping paper
    Sticky tape

    Follow these easy steps:


    1. Lay your paper out.

    2. Work out how much paper you will need and cut your paper along a straight …