15 Useful And Unique First Birthday Gift Ideas

Published by Neha Garg on

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The 1st birthday of a child is a significant milestone as it is a transition from being a baby to toddler. More so, it is a big deal for the parents as you are flooded with memories from the past 12 months! After one year of exploring the world around him, your little one is now ready to play and learn. From uttering the first words to taking the first steps, the next one year is going to be a different ballgame both for the child as well as the parent. As a result, your little one’s inquisition for new things around will be different and will soon outgrow for their existing toys and baby gears. So if you are a parent or family/friend, take a cue from these amazing special first birthday gift ideas. 

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While selecting a birthday gift for the first birthday, it is important to pick gifts which would help to improve baby’s vocabulary, motor skills or overall development.  Hence, to ease your task, we have put together a list of first birthday gift ideas to choose from.

Baby Dining Table/High Chair

By the time a child is one year old, they love to explore the food they eat. And not just that, they not only want to eat what you eat but also want to sit and eat the way you do it.  As a result, a baby mini dining table or high chair becomes imperative in the house. Additionally, it is also the right time to introduce the child to subtle social manners. When you introduce the child to eating etiquettes early on, it becomes the feeding process convenient and fun!

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Tri-Cycle/Baby Swing Car/Scooter

The way a toddler moves around looks like they have got some wheels on their feet. So why not get them actual wheels for their efforts? In other words, a tri-cycle or a toy scooter can be one of the best first birthday gift ideas. Toddlers love to move around and if you ever notice, the level of joy they experience while riding such toy vehicles is an absolute delight to watch.  A good child safe tricycle with a sturdy design makes for a brilliant first birthday gift.

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Parents are very conscious about their baby’s looks, right from the time they are born. They want their child to look smart at all times. Moreover, no matter how many clothes a baby has it is never enough! At this phase, kids tend to outgrow for their clothes very rapidly. Hence,  gifting some chic clothes on the 1st birthday is a great idea.  Also, when it comes to baby clothes, you will have countless options to choose from, both online or in stores. Just pick a dress as per the gender of the child and your budget!


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Building Blocks

This is the right time to introduce children to building blocks. And honestly, it is one of those toys is hit with kids of all ages. Building blocks offer a great foundation to encourage open-ended games and improve a child’s fine motor skills. The bright colours of the blocks will excite them to hold a grip with their tiny hands.

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Though a one-year-old baby may be very young to understand what bedsheets and bed covers are but believe me when it is on their bed, they will jump with joy. Bedsheets with cute and colourful prints will really draw the attention of the little one. If you can find a bedsheet with their favourite cartoon character like Peppa pig, mickey mouse then nothing like that.

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If your budget is on the upper side, then getting a toy motor car will simply be a perfect first birthday gift. Undoubtedly, the baby will feel out of the world.  Though it will need parental assistance to move around, they will love the experience. These types of toy cars can be used both within the house or outside. And the best part is they are very durable and the child can use them till 5-6years of age.

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Inflatable Chill Chair

Toddlers just love jumping in these bumpy chilling chairs. These chilling chairs and couches are one of the best ways to keep them active and entertained. Adding this piece of furniture to your child’s room can be a perfect add-on. Also, these couches are kind of multi-functional and can be used to make children sleep on it because of its comfort.

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While some kids begin to walk before their first birthday, most of them take a while before they can walk independently. A cute walker is sure to fascinate a toddler in no time and makes for a perfect first birthday gift. It will also aid the child to walk soon. Similarly, once the child starts to walk, one can add a shopping wagon to it once and watch them fill it with their favourite toys. 

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Pets

Pets, especially, puppies are very friendly and cordial with babies. Having a pet is like having a friend around for the child. One with whom they can play and run around. However, though is gifting a pet can be the cutest birthday gift, you must make sure to check with the parent if they are okay with the idea. Also, you will have check if the child is allergic or afraid of pets.

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Bath Gown & Towel

Bath gown and towels are some of the basic essentials for every child.  So gifting a cute set of bathing essentials is not a bad first birthday gift after all! You will find multiple cute styles, designs and colour options for baby bath gown and towels. These small and unusual gifts turn out to be very exciting for the parent as well as the baby.

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It’s about time to introduce kids to the wonderful world of books. Kids get attracted to colourful images. So pick up books with loads of colourful illustrations. This is also a good way for them to learn different colours, animals, birds etc. Likewise, special kids books with some music and phonetic sounds are also a good option. The parent can have some quality time with the child by reading the books together.

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Toys

No amount of toys are enough for children. Also, its time the baby engages with toys apart from rattles and soft toys. Now is the time to introduce them to more intriguing toys like dolls, toy cars, toy planes etc.

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Sand Toys

Kids love playing with sand and can play with it for hours. They enjoy using different moulds to make shapes out of the sand. Hence, a sand toy kit will be an apt birthday gift to engage toddlers in exciting activities.

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Room Decor Items

Tough room decor times for a child’s nursery baby may sound unusual but it really works.  Since the baby is growing and eager to learn new things, you could gift some attractive kids furniture or decor item like cartoon wall mounts etc to catch the child’s fascination.

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Bags

A bag is one accessory that will never go waste. So why not gift a funky bag which will definitely come in handy for the baby. Definitely makes for a  useful first birthday gift.

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So this is our list of useful and amazing birthday gift ideas for a one-year-old child. Did we miss anything? Do let us know in the comment box below.

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Writing is that form of art that speaks your mind. And I love speaking my mind through words. With a passion for writing, my approach is always to write something new and better.


Neha Garg

Writing is that form of art that speaks your mind. And I love speaking my mind through words. With a passion for writing, my approach is always to write something new and better.

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