Baby, Birthdays, Kids

Best First Birthday Gift Ideas

by Sarah

A child’s birthday is always a cause for celebration, even more so when it’s their first! I’m sure we all remember our child’s first birthday, or that of a grandchild, nephew or niece, a cousin or friend. How can one forget?! The smiles all around, the child’s cooing at all the attention and the anticipation at what the little one will pick from the quċċija tray. It is hence only fitting that as a boutique online store for families we source and bring to you beautiful gifts which are suitable for a child’s first birthday, with the following being my top picks –

 

  1. Babymoov Aquani 3-in-1 Anti-UV Tent, Play Area & Paddling Pool

It is essential to protect babies from the harsh UV rays when out in the sun. And the Aquani all-in-one by Babymoov does just that – its anti-UV tent with high UPF 50+ protection blocks up to 99% of harmful UVA and UVB rays, making it a safe and comfortable place for babies to play and rest both indoors and outdoors. Thanks to its lightweight, easy pop-up system and the compact travel bag included, the Babymoov Aquani protects, entertains and keeps little ones cool wherever they are.

 

  1. Bigjigs Wooden Rocking Horse

Another ideal first birthday gift is the Bigjigs Wooden Rocking Horse which in combining a retro design with modern style and construction adds a traditional feel to any nursery or playroom. Brightly coloured with a natural plywood finish, this delightful rocking horse features a removable safety guard to adapt to the needs of growing toddlers. Always a childhood favourite, rocking horses are great for developing balance and coordination and for strengthening little legs, cute!

 

  1. Ette Tete Mopitri Modifiable Pikler Triangle + Ramp

Allow a child’s agility, creativity and mobility to develop with a unique playing space based on the Emmi Pikler pedagogy. Climbing is a natural skill and freedom of movement very important, however, unless properly exercised, they may become dangerous. The Mopitri Modifiable Pikler Triangle + Ramp by Ette Tete allows children to work on their climbing skills while making it safe and entertaining for them through the years as it is adaptable to their development stage and ability.

 

  1. Frugi Organic Magic Number Top 1, Grey Marl/Puffin

The perfect gift for celebrating a little one’s first birthday, hip hip hooray! The Frugi long-sleeved Magic Number Top, available in size 12-18 months, has a Puffin applique on the front masquerading as a number 1. In true Frugi fashion, it is made from GOTS certified organic cotton interlock, is super-duper soft and cosy, has a touch of stretchy elastane in the rib neckband for extra comfort, has a fab fit and has popper fastenings on the shoulder for easy-peasy dressing.

 

  1. Goki Basic Sort Box

The Basic Sort Box is ideal as a little one’s first shape sorter. It is bright and colourful, comes with five shapes, has a functional design and is suitable from one year of age. It is made from wood, making it robust, and has been lovingly crafted by our friends at Goki.

 

  1. Goki Ride-on Vehicle Red

The Goki Ride-on Vehicle in Red is a great, traditional ride-on sports car for little racers turning one! Besides enhancing a child’s motor skills and satisfying the urge of movement, it features a number 1 on both sides. The vehicle is well-made, of high quality and robust, ensuring years and years of fun.

 

  1. Hakuna Matte Little Explorers Teepee Tent

Looking for a meaningful and fun gift idea? Say hello to the Little Explorers Teepee Tent from Hakuna Matte! The tent encourages imaginative play and, with its black and white Nordic symbols, complements a room’s decor perfectly. It comes with a soft, padded playmat, inviting a child to comfortably play, read or even take a nap, and includes a storage bag and a dream catcher. The teepee tent is made with care to last for years and create invaluable childhood memories.

 

  1. JoJo Giant Elephant Cuddler

If you’re after a first birthday gift that is guaranteed to make an impression, choose the Giant Elephant Cuddler by JoJo Maman Bébé measuring a whopping 54cm in height. With its super soft plush fur and adorable, friendly face, little ones won’t be able to resist a cuddle. It is sure to become a firm friend!

 

  1. Sass & Belle Woodland Baby First Year Photo Frame

Nurture with nature and celebrate growth with the Sass & Belle double standing Photo Frame in a Woodland design. This adorable home decor piece features one large aperture for a photo from the child’s first birthday as well as twelve small apertures to mark the child’s month by month growth from newborn stage until eleven months.

 

  1. Tidlo Baby Walker with ABC Blocks

The Tidlo Baby Walker with ABC Blocks is ideal for little ones on the move in that it is suitable from one year of age onwards. It comes complete with twenty-four alphabet and number blocks to assist with early letter and number recognition. Its sturdy frame helps to build confidence with walking. One cannot not mention that this wooden baby walker was Princess Charlotte’s walker of choice!

 

  1. Tidlo Rainbow Drum

The Rainbow Drum from Tidlo makes another great first birthday gift. Join the band with this beautifully bright and colourful drum, complete with drumstick so you are ready to go!

 

  1. Trybike 4-in-1 Wood Balance Bike

This beautiful wooden Trybike, made from durable, weatherproof marine birch plywood, is more than just a Balance Bike. With its unique 4-in-1 concept – from a walking aid for children as young as one year old, to a three-wheel balance bike, to a low two-wheel balance bike and, finally, to a high balance bike for children up to six years of age – the Trybike grows with a child and is sure to remain a favourite through the years.

 

  1. Winther Classic Tricycle with Tray, Red

Learning to ride a bicycle is a very important part of a child’s development and the Winther Classic Tricycle, a true Danish design icon that lasts for generations, is the perfect starting point. The trike boosts children’s imagination, balance and motor skills and their senses too while enabling freedom of movement, adding high play value to their life and creating joy everyday. The Winther tricycle is produced with an emphasis on quality and safety, is suitable for children from one year of age and comes in different colour combinations.

 

  1. Wobbel Board Starter, Baby Mouse

And last but definitely not least, a personal favourite, the Wobbel Board Starter with felt base in colour Baby Mouse. Wobbel boards promote balance and creativity and the Starter makes the perfect ‘my first Wobbel’. It is Wobbel’s smallest board, meant for the smallest children but is suitable for all ages to a maximum weight of 100kg. Its curve, shape, size and weight make it a more flexible, lighter and perfectly balanced board with maximum stability.

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