1st Birthday Gifts

From playtime to mealtime and every precious moment in between, our first birthday gifts are beautifully crafted to be cherished as timeless keepsakes for years to come. The first year is a treasure trove of milestones, and our 1-year-old birthday gifts are designed to withstand the test of time, offering immediate utility while becoming cherished mementos of childhood. Take the time to select a gift that will undoubtedly be treasured.

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What are the best gifts for first birthdays?

Sarah MacLaughlin, a child development expert and author of “What Not to Say: Tools for Talking with Young Children”, says the best first birthday presents are those that stimulate and surprise your bub’s mind. “Babies’ brains develop so quickly — something like a million neural connections per second. To keep them interested, you have to add sensory or mobility features to the mix." We couldn’t agree more, which is why we stock some of Australia’s most beloved and educational toys for one year olds. According to New York Magazine, it’s best to opt for toys that help build your baby’s major muscles, get their bodies moving and their minds work.

What is a good Educational Toy for a first birthday?

One-year-olds are often captivated by toys that engage their senses and encourage exploration.

Educational toys are indispensable during this crucial developmental stage, encompassing elements that aid in a baby's growth. Thoughtfully selected toys can enhance fine motor skills, teach cause and effect, promote hand-eye coordination, nurture creativity, and more. Explore our collection of Headu's Montessori activity toys, featuring ABC puzzles, flashcards, and adorable play kits. Keep the learning journey alive with interactive items such as musical toys, and charming wooden options like puzzles, building blocks, and baby walkers.

Top Ideas for 1st Birthday Gifts

Each of these gift ideas combines practicality with a touch of sentimentality, making them memorable choices for a boy's first birthday.

  1. Personalized Keepsake Blanket:
    A customized blanket makes for a thoughtful and lasting gift. Choose one with the baby boy's name, birthdate, or a special message. It provides warmth and comfort while creating a sentimental keepsake for years to come.
  2. Interactive Learning Toy:
    Opt for an educational toy that stimulates the senses and aids in cognitive development. Interactive toys with lights, sounds, and textures are not only entertaining but also contribute to the child's learning journey.
  3. Storybook:
    Foster a love for reading early on with a storybook featuring the birthday boy as the main character. This unique and imaginative gift encourages bonding during storytime and becomes a cherished part of bedtime routines.
  4. Ride-On Toy:
    Introduce the joy of movement with a ride-on toy. Whether it's a mini balance bike, a push-along car, or a rocking horse, these toys promote physical activity and coordination, making them perfect for a growing toddler.
  5. Building Blocks Set:
    Choose a set of colorful building blocks to encourage creativity and fine motor skills. Blocks are not only fun to stack and knock down but also lay the foundation for early math and problem-solving skills.
  6. Soft Plush Stuffed Animal:
    A soft and cuddly stuffed animal is a classic and comforting gift for a one-year-old. Opt for a plush toy in the shape of the birthday boy's favorite animal or character to provide a snuggly companion for naps and bedtime.
  7. Musical Instrument Set:
    Encourage a love for music with a set of baby-friendly musical instruments. Items like shakers, tambourines, or a mini xylophone introduce the concept of rhythm and sound exploration, fostering a sense of creativity.