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14 Great Gifts for Baby’s 1st Birthday

Avery’s first birthday is less than a month away and I am busy trying to do everything I can to make her very first birthday as special as ever. Lately I’ve been spending so much time trying to figure out what I want to do for her birthday party, that I’ve had no time to think about her gifts.

A lot of our family and friends have asked what to get her for her birthday and I’ve given them the lame response of “I have absolutely no idea.” I forgot how hard it was to get gifts for someone who can’t tell me what she wants. Especially when I feel like she just got so much stuff for Christmas!

After a little bit of thinking and searching the internet, I’ve found 14 gifts that Avery would love to get for her first birthday!

1. Baby’s First iPhone

Image Source: 3PrincessesStore / Etsy
Image Source: 3PrincessesStore / Etsy

Avery is obsessed with my iPhone. Specifically she loves to try to chew on it. I’ve decided to give her her own iPhone. This wooden teething iPhone 5 is perfect for her. Maybe then she will stop trying to chew on mine!

Available now from 3PrincessesStore Etsy Shop, $12.00

2. Sophi and Lili Custom Doll

Image Source: Sophi and Lili
Image Source: Sophi and Lili

I absolutely love these dolls from Sophie and Lili and I know that Avery would love them too. They are completely customizable. I’d love to get one for Avery that has blonde hair and blue eyes just like she does!

Available now from Sophi and Lili, $45.00

3. Alphabet Onesie

Image Source: Hello Apparel
Image Source: Hello Apparel

This alphabet onesie is just the cutest! I have several items from Hello Apparel and they are so incredibly comfortable. I’d love to give Avery some of that comfort and even let her learn the alphabet while at it!

Available now from Hello Apparel, $20.00

4. Kitchen Set

Image Source: Pottery Barn Kids
Image Source: Pottery Barn Kids

We have a kitchen set at home that Harlan got for her first birthday, but it was very inexpensive and hasn’t quite held up to all of it’s use over the past two years. Although this is expensive, I know that I would get years out of it. Avery loves playing with the old kitchen that we have. I know she would love this upgraded version!

Available now from Pottery Barn Kids, $399.00

5. First Shoes

Image Source: Freshly Picked
Image Source: Freshly Picked

Avery has three pairs of these moccasins from Freshly Picked. Now that she is walking, I have to put her in shoes all of the time. The leather that these shoes are made of is very sturdy and the color range is incredible. Soft soled shoes are recommended for early walkers and these are the perfect ones! I’d love to fill her closet with one of every color. She will definitely be getting a pair for her birthday!

Available now from Freshly Picked, $60.00

6. Wooden Puzzle

Image Source: Melissa and Doug
Image Source: Melissa and Doug

Avery has a fascination with puzzles. Unfortunately most of the puzzles we have are a little bit too advanced for her because they belong to Harlan, who is 3 years old. For her birthday I’d love to get her a puzzle of her own. No, she won’t be able to do it right away, but at least it will be closer to her age and easier for her to put together.I am a huge fan of Melissa and Doug puzzles. I especially love this house pets puzzle. The big knobs are perfect for helping her pick up the pieces.

Available now from Melissa and Doug, $9.99

7. Eating Utensils

Image Source: MacroBaby
Image Source: MacroBaby

Once Avery turns one, I plan on feeding her a lot more table food so that I can slowly wean her off of baby food. I want to encourage independence and coordination. I think she deserves a place setting of her own at the dinner table. I love this mat and plate set from Skip Hop. It sticks to the table so that Avery can’t knock it on the ground like she loves to do with regular plates. I also love that it comes with its own fork and spoon.

Available now from MacroBaby, $19.99

8. Wooden Blocks

Image Source: Toys"R"Us
Image Source: Toys”R”Us

We have a set of wooden blocks at home that Avery’s loves to try to play with, but unfortunately Harlan loves to play with them too. I want to get Avery a set of her own that are the perfect size for her. This set from Skip Hop incorporates both letters and zoo animals. The bright colors and different shapes are sure to bring fun for Avery.

Available now from Toys”R”Us, $24.99

9. Personalized First Birthday Book

Image Source: I See Me!
Image Source: I See Me!

Avery loves books. She could sit at her bookshelf and flip through every single one of her books if we had enough time. Books are such a great gift because they last for years and years. I love this personalized book for baby’s first birthday. A great way to remember this big milestone.

Available now from I See Me!, $29.99

10. Growth Chart

Image Source: The Land of Nod
Image Source: The Land of Nod

I have been documenting Avery’s weight and height since she was born, but as she gets older she goes to the doctor less and less which makes it harder for me to get her height. I love this growth chart from The Land of Nod that will help me document just how much Avery grows. I’d love to document her growth every six months!

Available now from The Land of Nod, $39.00-$49.00

11. Puff The Magic Dragon Pull Toy

Image Source: Wigglish
Image Source: Wigglish

Puff the Magic Dragon was a favorite of mine when I was little. Now that Avery is walking she loves to bring toys with her everywhere. This pull toy brings a classic childhood favorite with a fun toy that she can bring with her everywhere.

Available now from Wigglish, $30.96

12. Savings Bond

My grandparents would get me savings bonds as birthday and Christmas gifts when I was growing up. At the time I didn’t think it was that exciting, but now that I am older, I appreciate it so much more. I would love to get this for Avery so that we can start thinking about her financial future. It’s never too early to start!

Get them in a variety of denominations from the US Treasury

13. Baby’s First Year Frame

Image Source: Pottery Barn Kids
Image Source: Pottery Barn Kids

All of those photos that I’ve taken of Avery each month will be put to good use with this frame. It would go great in the girls room and right above Avery’s crib. It will be great to look back on it years later when Avery’s babyhood is just a memory.

Available now from Pottery Barn Kids, $62.00

14. Silly Surfer Remote

Image Source: One Step Ahead
Image Source: One Step Ahead

Another one of Avery’s obsessions is the television remote. We have to hide them from her because she will do whatever she can to get her hands on them. This remote looks just like a real one and even lights up. The songs and sounds that it makes will keep Avery entertained. After getting her this, I’ll no longer have to hide our real ones!

Available now from One Step Ahead, $10.47

Article Posted 4 years Ago

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