Baby’s first birthday is an unforgettable milestone: your once tiny bundle of joy is now a chattering, teetering ball of energy! Though he or she may show more interest in the wrapping paper and ribbon, you want to find a gift they’ll enjoy long after the candles have been blown out.
We’ve gathered our favorite picks for baby’s first birthday, from gifts that “go,” to gifts that encourage imaginations to grow!
Radio Flyer’s tricycle is a childhood classic, and the Ride & Stand Stroll ‘N Trike’s modern updates ensure that your child will be cycling around town well past his first birthday! This 4-in-1 trike converts from infant trike to push trike, learn-to-ride trike, and classic trike. It even features a stand-on platform so a friend can ride along too!
Watch your budding builder create towering skyscrapers with this 52-piece set of jumbo foam building blocks! Their foam material makes these blocks safe, durable, and easy to stack for hours of construction fun!
A first birthday calls for a first pal, and your child will giggle with delight as Violet or Scout calls her name and mentions her favorite colors, animals, and foods! Leapfrog’s cuddly pals connect to your computer, allowing you to customize the music playlists and personalize the learning for your little one. Press a paw to play games and hear songs, and when it’s time for bed, the fun isn’t done: your child can cuddle up and listen to a lullaby.
Begin to “shape” your baby’s intellect with this puzzle featuring classic geometric shapes! This solid-wood, super-size puzzle will help your one-year-old develop fine motor and matching skills. The extra-large knobs make it easy for little hands to find the perfect place for each brightly colored shape.
Step2® Little Helper’s Shopping Cart and Learning Resources 17-Piece New Sprouts Fresh-Picked Fruit and Veggie Tote Set
Does your tot love riding through the grocery store? Let him take control as he pushes his own shopping cart and selects his favorite healthy foods to “buy” and “eat!” Bonus: the shopping cart provides support for beginning walkers!
Even city-slicker kids will love the Little People Animal Friends Farm! This set includes 7 favorite farm friends and a barn that makes noise.
A perfect gift for hot summer days, the Intex Sun Shade Pool will keep your little one cool as she splashes around! The detachable sun shade provides extra protection from the sun’s rays as she plays, and the pool easily deflates for storage.
Your child will love having his own cozy place to read and play, and you will love sliding his toys inside for quick clean up at the end of the day! This teepee is perfect for imaginative play, and its streamlined design makes it a stylish addition to the playroom.
Why wait until her sweet sixteen to buy her first set of wheels? The luxurious styling of this Mercedes push car sets this vehicle apart from the rest, and with features that play music and a horn that “honks,” your child is sure to be the talk of the town as she cruises by!
We know you’re not the only one wondering what to get the birthday girl or boy: grandparents, aunts and uncles, and friends want to find the perfect gifts, too! Make it easy by creating a birthday registry at buybuy BABY! They offer fully personalized birthday registries, exclusive savings, and it’s simple to set up and share!
Here’s a link to get you started: buybuy Baby Registry Page
And leave us a comment and let us know if you’ve found the perfect 1st birthday gift! A grateful mom just might send you a thank-you note. For more ideas, go to our Pinterest board: Gifts We Love for Baby’s 1st Birthday.
By Christina Peterson, RegistryFinder contributor and mother of a 2-year old