So what are some special gift ideas that are fitting for a baby's very first birthday ?
With my three children it's safe to say their favourite thing was definitely their birthday balloons plus the boxes & wrappings the gifts came in of course haha! But for me I loved receiving special keepsakes that they can keep forever or special toys that they are continuing to use through their early years of childhood. Here are some gifts that have been favourites in my family and also some suggestions from the wonderful likers on my Facebook page.
Special Keepsakes & Sentimental Gift Ideas
- Time Capsule. (Have your guests bring along a gift that reflects the year along with a special note and then put it all in a special box and give to your child on their 21st Birthday. Items such as year coins, wine bottled in that year, newspaper clippings, CD of songs from that year etc). You can make a special box yourself or buy specially made kits.
|Time Capsule Kit from Fishpond.com.au|
|Ballerina Jewellery Box from Deals Direct|
- Tooth Keeper & First Curl Box
|Tooth Keeper from Maney & Boons Sunday Afternoon|
|Beatrix Potter Book Collection from Education Esteem|
Toys & Other Gifts
- Blocks & Shape Sorters ( I dont think you can go wrong with blocks. Classic, educational and still fun. My son Ethan received a simple plastic $10.00 shape sorter for his 1st birthday, it was his favourite toy & is still going strong and is loved by my other two children as well.)
|Fisher Price Shape Sorter from Top Buys|
|Tin Tea Set from Shop for Tots |
|Cozy Coupe from Toys r Us|
|Kitchen Play Set from Always on Sale|