Best Gifts for a First Birthday

As many of you may know – my son just celebrated his first birthday! In the weeks prior to his party, I kept getting the same question from our guests “what does Easton need?”. Every time someone asked me this question I had no idea how to answer – because really, what does a one year old need? 

He doesn’t have many interests other than food and touching things he’s not supposed to – vents, garbage cans, the dog bowls. And he doesn’t need any clothes, he has all of his brothers hand me downs. So what to get a one year old that will help him learn and explore.

I have put together a list of  7 toys that would be perfect for any one year olds first birthday – whether you’re guest or the parents!

Little Tikes Car – this is the perfect toy if your little one loves to be outdoors exploring – my son love to push it around the yard and be pushed as well! The one we purchased has a board in the bottom so they can’t fall through!

Little Tikes Cozy Truck

Fisher Price Farm – It’s awesome for teaching them the different animals and noises from the farm.

Fisher-Price Little People Caring for Animals Farm

Sensory Balls – something super cheap yet so much fun for them to learn the different textures – perfect for motor development!

Water + Sand Table – although you may want to skip on the sand for now, a water table is perfect for little babes to splash play with water for tons of outdoor fun! We play in ours everyday! 

Step2 Spill and Splash Seaway Water Table

Touch and Feel Books – again a super cheap gift if you’re on a budget – but something that is so awesome for learning different shapes, animals, noises and textures.

Touch and Feel: Farm

Counting + Singing Toys – any toy that sings or counts is an awesome learning toy – it’s amazing how their little minds pick up on things – the next thing you know they will be counting to five along with the toy!

Musical Instruments – it’s so adorable watching your baby learn and play – musical instruments are a perfect sensory toy that both of you can have fun with!

Melissa & Doug Band-in-a-Box Clap! Clang! Tap! – 10-Piece Musical Instrument Set

Whatever you pick out the child will love – even if it’s just the box it came in 😉 hah!


10 Replies to “Best Gifts for a First Birthday”

  1. Yes on the water table and sensory balls! Also super cheap and highly entertaining…bubbles! Books are great for any age, of course. And my son just celebrated his first birthday and we have him a little Baby Einsteins musical turtle…it was a hit with him and my three and five year old’s as well!

    1. It’s always so hard to come up with something that is educational and that they will actually use!

  2. Happy birthday to Easton! My daughter got a water and sand table when she was 1 and she still plays with it at 3 years old. It was a great gift!

    1. It is such a great gift! My older son actually got the one we have when he was one. And we still to this day play with it everyday.

    1. These toys seriously last forever!
      My 10 year old neighbours still come and enjoy them! So awesome:)

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