Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Great Gifts for 1st Birthdays

Oh No, a 1st Birthday.  What do I buy???

I don't know about you but I find it hard to buy gifts for a one year old.  Even though I have a little boy of my own, I always lean towards picking out some educational toy and maybe an outfit for a little one.  While those are good gifts, I know my son has more than enough toys and clothes even at a mear one year of life.

I was recently at a first birthday party and saw some wonderful gifts and thought I would share my experience.  Here are just a few ideas:

Goodie Basket:
Fill a basket with things a new eater will need.  At one year old babies love to try new things and parents may not always be prepared for life beyond bottles.  Fill a basket full of sippy cups, infant spoons and forks, divided plates, take-along snack bowls, and first foods (such as Gerber puffs and other melt in your mouth treats).  Even if a parent has some of these items, you can always use more.

Instead of the typical toy, fill a box or gift bags with board books and lift-the-flap books.  Personalized books are great too or your favorite story from when you were a child.  Children loves books and parents love to read with their children, so this is a gift for everyone.  Plus, books can last for years and years.

Savings Bonds:
Let's face it.  A one year old is not great at opening presents and there is probably a very, very small percentage who will remember what they received for their first birthday.  But, giving a savings bond is a gift that will keep giving in the future.

These are just a few of the wonderful gifts a one year old can receive.  If you have a great idea, feel free to leave a comment for everyone to enjoy.

Thanks for reading!

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  1. great ideas, will keep these in mind!

  2. Great Ideas thanks for posting! My friend sent my daughter some sippy cups & spoons for her stocking for Christmas (She will be on on December 31st) I also got her a few books so i agree with these tips!

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  3. Amazing selection of these unique and adorable gifts. Anyway,I like your blog so informative. :)

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