First Birthday Gift Ideas

I think 2015 was the year of the baby — seriously, everyone I know either had a baby or was pregnant! That means that now, I have lots of first birthday invitations hanging on my refrigerator.  So, what to get a one-year-old? I haven’t gotten that far yet, so I asked lots of moms what they would want (I mostly heard anything with bubbles and bath toys). Here are some mom-recommended first birthday gift ideas!


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Here are some recommendations — all under $50.

  1. Little Tikes Spiralin’ Seas Waterpark Play Table

  2. Fisher Price Bubble Mower

  3. Fisher-Price Little People Lil’ Movers Airplane

  4. Munchkin Float and Play Bubbles Bath Toy

  5. Sprinkler or baby pool (this is perfect for apartments/condos with a deck or little space) and bathing suit

  6. Little Poppy Co Bow Subscription

  7. Teepee

  8. Lost My Name Personalized Book

What is your go-to one year old gift idea?

If you liked this post check out Gift Ideas for 9-12 Month Olds and Creating a Playroom in a Small Space.





About Melissa

Hi, I’m Melissa! I am a mama to my baby Aiden Milo (born November 2015), and a police wife to my husband Dan. I started this blog because, after having Aiden, I quickly learned that exhaustion and baby brain causes you to forget some of the er-lovely (sometimes horrible and sometimes wonderful) details related to the first several months of raising a baby. Considering we may have more kids in the future, I want to document everything we do, so we remember what worked the first time around, and hopefully help other first time mamas along the way!