The Best 1st Birthday Gift Ideas

June 19, 2020Gift Guides, Gift Inspiration

The 1st birthday is by far the most important, they may not remember the celebration in years to come, but it is a truly magical milestone for friends, family and of course the parents. If you don’t have your own children or it’s been some years since you have, picking the perfect present for a first birthday can be a challenge.

Fear not, the gifting experts here at My 1st Years know the best gifts to buy for a 1-year-old, that they’ll not only love but even treasure! From toys to furniture all of our birthday gift ideas come personalised for free, making it an extra special present that the whole family will adore.


BEST 1st BIRTHDAY GIFTS: A BACKPACK

Whether they’re starting nursery or having more adventures outside now, a backpack is an excellent gift idea for a 1-year-old. At My 1st Years, we have a huge backpack selection including fun characters, stylish prints and simple designs, that are all personalised at no extra cost. We know that many people don’t like using a full name on a backpack, and we understand so why not get creative? You can personalise our bags with anything why not add their initials or nursery class name?

BEST 1st BIRTHDAY GIFTS: A WOODEN TOY

As a baby turns one they start their journey into toddlerhood, they’re likely to be finding their feet around this age and becoming more independent. Between the ages of one and three, children develop immensely and this development is largely aided by lessons learned through play. We have a host of wooden toys available at My 1st Years that little ones love to play with as they sail through each development phase. From puzzles, stackers and pull-a-long toys to imaginative play kitchens and instruments for when they get bigger. Of course, you can buy toys anywhere but our beautifully crafted wooden toys are all personalised making them more gift-worthy than the ones you find at the supermarket.

BEST 1st BIRTHDAY GIFTS: A LITTLE EXTRA FOR THEIR ROOM

From playtime to sleep time, from the age of 1 little one will start to spend more and more time in their own bedroom. That is why our beautiful collection of home accessories and personalised storage solutions are a great gift for a first birthday. If you know a popular baby who is likely to receive tonnes of new toys Mum and Dad may appreciate the extra storage space of a toy chest or storage bag, while the birthday boy or girl will grow to fall in love with seeing their name written in their bedroom or playroom. We don’t just have storage but you can find cushions, prints, teepees and so many more room accessories, all of which are perfect for a birthday treat! 

BEST 1st BIRTHDAY GIFTS: THEIR 1st SET OF WHEELS

Ok, we don’t really suggest buying them their 1st car when they hit one! We are talking about one of our ride-on toys or rockers, they’re one of our most popular first birthday gifts and are a toy that little one will play with for years to come. We know that having a toy that large in the home means it has to look nice, which is why all of our ride on toys looks as great as they are fun!

BEST 1st BIRTHDAY GIFTS: A SOFT TOY

Many people think you can only buy small babies a soft toy as the only ones that are treasured are the ones baby has had since birth, but that is simply not true. As little one enters their toddler years their soft toys often become their best friends, and they will start to use them not only for comfort but imaginative play too. We have a huge selection of soft toys from cheeky monkeys to dainty rag dolls all available to personalise for free! However, did you spot Stacey Soloman gifting her son Rex one of our best-selling bunny soft toys on his first birthday, proving it to be the best gift ever!

BEST 1st BIRTHDAY GIFTS: A PERSONALISED OUTFIT

Whether it’s one of our cosy tracksuits for nursery days or an item from our denim range, a personalised outfit is always a sweet birthday gift. Here at My 1st Years we know that for toddling babies comfort is key, so all of our clothing is comfortable and made from soft materials, perfect for baby’s delicate skin. What’s more our denim range comes finished with stylish motifs including: Lightening bolts, rainbows, bears and butterflies, meaning you can tailor the outfit to the little one’s interests. Don’t forget what makes our clothing so special is that it can be personalised with a name or initials for an extra special touch! 

We hope this helps you on your search for the perfect first birthday gift for a truly special little boy or girl in your life. Don’t forget My 1st Years is always being updated with new products to fall in love with. 

With love, 

My 1st Years x