First Birthday Present Ideas

Celebrating your little one’s first birthday is a really special time where you will create some lovely memories to treasure forever. It is one of the first big milestones for your family with so many more to look forward to. Choosing the perfect first birthday gift is truly exciting but with so much choice, where do you start?

We‘ve put together our Top 10 first birthday present ideas...

1. Personalised Children’s Story Book

Lost My Name is a lovely personalised children’s book and definitely one to keep forever. Wonderfully written, every name creates a different story, following a child who loses their name and heads off on a marvellous, magical adventure, to track down the missing letters.

Available from Not On The High Street

2. SmarTrike Explorer 5-trikes-in-1

This clever trike grows with your child incorporating 5 unique stages including a sleep mode for naps while out and about. Suitable for little ones from 10 months up to three years it is sure to be a toy to treasure for years to come and a great way to explore the outdoors.

Available from Smyths Toys Superstore

3. Rocking Horse

No nursery is complete without a rocking horse and what a special present to buy for your little one. We love this traditional rocking horse, especially the cute rosette reading ‘My First Pony!’
Available from John Lewis

4. Lights and Sounds Activity Table

As your child grows they will continue to explore, develop and learn, this activity table from the Early Learning Centre is bright colourful and full of lights, sounds and activities to entertain your little one.
Available from the Early Learning Centre

5. Lego – My First Caterpillar

Lego is timeless and we love this My First Caterpillar Set suitable from 18 months. Not only will this be lots of fun for little one but will also support counting and matching.

Available from Lego

6. VTech First Steps Baby Walker

Encourage your child to take their first steps or improve their walking with this colourful, interactive and fun First Steps Baby Walker. Introducing letters, words, numbers, shapes and animals, it is a fantastic learning toy!

Available from Smyths Toys Superstore

7. First Adventures Memory Book

We’re sure you’ll agree time really does fly by! With this First Adventures Memory Book, parents can record all their little one’s first adventures including photos, letters, notes, cards, tickets – anything that will help describe their early childhood. This is a fantastic keepsake and would make a truly special gift!

Available from Not on the High Street

8. My First Playhouse

Ideal for imaginative play and endless fun, a playhouse for the garden will make the outdoor bundles of fun, come rain or shine! This colourful playhouse would be great for both boys and girls and is sure to be loved throughout their early years!

Available from Argos

9. Aloka Dragasaurus SleepyLight

Aloka SleepyLights are like no other nightlights! Available in a range of beautiful and super cute designs, these multi-coloured lights are sure to brighten up any nursery and help all little ones’ sleep.

Available from Potwells

10. Guess How Much I Love You Story Book

This classic story follows the efforts of Little and Big Nutbrown Hare as they try to express to each other just how much they love each other. A truly sweet story and a lovely first birthday gift.

Available from Mothercare

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