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February 04, 2021 2 min read

First Birthday Baby Gift Ideas

Wow, my baby is almost one! Can you believe that? I really can't. I think the time has gone more quickly with my third baby than it did with the second, and I thought that went fast!


I've been thinking about first birthday baby gifts (it's just a couple of weeks away so I should get organised). After a few years working at Global Baby, and as a mum of three, I think I know one year old's pretty well! Here's a list of things that I think the one year old you know will love. 



solvej swing

Solvej Baby Toddler Swing

Love the simple, hand made look of this swing! It can be used inside and out, and if there's one thing I noticed at the playground yesterday, one year olds love swinging. Made in NZ too.


Miniland Doll

It is just the cutest thing when toddlers start playing with their dolls, cuddling them, talking to them, and even putting them to bed. Miniland Dolls come in a variety of ethnicities and genders, reflecting the multicultural societies in which we live. Miniland Dolls also smell amazing!!

Djeco Multicoloured Tent

We already have one of these tents at home (though ours is a older design and different to the one available in store) and I can vouch for the fact it's played in all the time. Our almost one year old baby loves it, our toddler loves it, and I often find our seven year old in there reading! When we have children over to play they ALWAYS end up playing in the tent.   


Over The Dandelions Silicone Divided Plate

Here's a gift idea that parents will like, and one year old's are so young they won't mind getting something super practical! Silicone divided plates from Over the Dandelions, they're available in a range of colours, and we have matching bibs too! At one year old children will be starting to eat a variety of foods, not just puree, so this is the perfect age for this gift.


Le Toy Van London Bus

The London Bus is a popular toy with parents who have lived in the UK. It's a substantial size, and is so detailed, we're in love with it too.


Petite Eats Silicone Teething Ball

At one year old children will still have teeth coming through, so they'll love this as a teether, but they'll also love rolling it to you, and throwing it as a ball. The large holes in the ball make it easy for little hands to catch.


kids table and chairs


Oohbubs Kid's Table and Chairs

These are a popular gift that children can use for years. The clever design means that the table flips over to become a desk, and the chairs flip to suit different sized children. 

little people big dreams books

Little People, BIG DREAMS books

We have a huge range of these books in store. For a one year old you could select either the board books, or the hard cover books. 


 So many ideas! Happy birthday baby!!


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