What to Get a One-Year-Old: First Birthday Gift Ideas


I think last year 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!

what to get a one-year-old

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Here are some recommendations for what to get a one-year-old — 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 (Check out this post on our favorite Wonderbly books)

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

If you liked this post check out Gift Ideas for 9-12 Month Olds, Personalized Kid’s Book Review: Kingdom of You, and Creating a Playroom in a Small Space.

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Hi, I’m Melissa! I am a mama to an energetic preschooler and newborn, a wife to my amazing husband Dan, and I work full-time as a meeting planner. I started this blog because, after having my first little guy, I quickly learned that exhaustion and baby brain causes you to forget some of the amazing (sometimes horrible and sometimes wonderful) details related to the first several months of raising a baby. Realizing that we would probably have more kids in the future, I wanted to document everything, so we would remember what worked the first time around, and hopefully help other first time mamas along the way!

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