First Birthday Gift Ideas For Any Budget

Only a handful of birthdays are real milestones and a first birthday just happens to be one of them, so we think it’s important to celebrate with the perfect first birthday gifts. Once the little birthday boy or girl dives into their cake and gets cleaned up, it will be time to open the presents. And while they might still look like a baby, they’ve most likely graduated from new baby gifts. No matter how much you’re looking to spend here are some of our favorite first birthday gift ideas.

$25 and under.

A baby wears a new bandana bib after his first birthday party.

Looking for something inexpensive but great quality? We love these two items that are perfect for little ones on their first birthday.

$25 to $50.

The gifts in this category will get baby ready to play!

  • This super soft and durable Plush Baby Basics Book features a soft construction that’s safe for babies. Designed by Roxy Marj, the high contrast black and white printing helps stimulate babies’ senses, too.
  • Designed exclusively for us by Lotta Jansdotter the First Impression blocks are perfect for kids to learn about animals, patterns and color. Not to mention there’s a rattle in each one.

$50 to $100.

A one year old baby plays with rattles hanging from a wooden baby gym.

Here are a few of our favorite presents that are a surefire way to ensure that baby is having fun all the way until his or her next birthday.

  • An item you wished you included on your baby registry, these adorable Zuzii Baby Shoes designed exclusively for us by the folks at Zuzii and Dusen Dusen.
  • The Wee Workout Baby Gym is the perfect starter set for baby, and the option to dangle their own toys from the gym or buy a variety of rattles with the base gives you a money saving option.

$100 and up.

A young baby explores different textures in an activity chair that he received as a first birthday gift.

Here we have the crème-de-la-crème of first birthday presents that would end up at the top of any kid’s wish list.

  • Babies have a lot to do. Luckily, our Busy Baby Activity Chair gives them more than enough. With a removable tray and a variety of toys, babies will never have a dull moment in this activity chair.
  • Let’s face it. Babies need a lot of stuff. Well, the good news is we’ve made it easier (and more stylish) than ever to carry everything around with our collection of diaper bags from Baggu.

No matter what you choose to give, these options should give you some inspiration for the types of colorful and playful baby toys that make wonderful 1st birthday gifts for baby girls or boys. The best part? Most of these items wouldn’t have already been purchased off of the parent’s new baby checklist, so they will be thrilled the get them for their growing child.

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