The first year is over and the time has just flown by. Whether it’s your own baby or one of a relative or friend, it’s time to celebrate the first year of life. When it comes to buying the present for that celebration, there are usually two typical choices to choose from, does the baby need clothes or toys? A lot of that can also depend on the person doing the buying. No matter what you choose to buy, following are some great ideas for that little one’s big day.
If the actual day is to be followed by a party, a great gift could be a t-shirt commemorating the event. There are very cute t-shirts out there, some combined with hats, which say something like “Birthday boy or girl.” These can be worn at the party, and later kept in a keepsake box. The hats are amazingly adorable and will last in the memories of all for time to come.
You know that mom and dad are going to be snapping pictures like crazy on this momentous day, a photo album to store the pictures in makes a fabulous gift. There are albums out there that are made specifically and decorated for baby’s first birthday. The pictures from this day will fill the pages and last the family a lifetime. What an endearing gift idea!
If the little one that’s turning one perks up whenever there is a camera pointed toward him/her, a toy camera is a great gift idea. He/she can model all those that have seen taken pictures in the first twelve months of their life. He or she will have a ball pretending to snap pictures everyone around.
Maybe learning toys are a little more of what mom and dad were hoping for to grace this little one’s first year. There are several of those available. They start from the earliest ages of infancy, but for the first year, it’s a good idea to get them something that will help teach them first words and their alphabet. One year olds are very curious creatures and they will love to figure out things that respond to them in play. These are wonderful tools for learning cause and effect as well as using the tool of repetition to start them on their path. Toys that repeat the alphabet are good because though they can’t put it in order, they’re hearing it and learning the tune of the “alphabet song” in several of the toys, and this will lead to natural and easy learning when the time is appropriate.
Finally, if mom and dad are a little more traditional and would like traditional toy choices, things like a jack-in-the-box make wonderful toys. For little boys, cars and trucks are always a favorite while little girls may favor baby dolls pretend play toys such as “kitchens and cooking utensils.” These toys have been around for ages and have proven themselves time and again as worthwhile toys for our little ones.
When choosing a gift for that first birthday, it’s important to think about what you know about mom and dad. A variety of toys is wonderful too, but they may have decided to focus on one particular area. If so, try to chose something geared towards their family style, for the little one to play with. Otherwise, surprises are always great.
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