Let’s not beat around the bush – presents are a big part of birthdays. We may play it down, and of course we want baby to learn that it’s not all about the gifts, but secretly we know it is. That’s why we have created a list of first birthday gift ideas.
It’s not just the present itself; it’s the ceremony – the tentative shaking to guess what’s in there, that playful first peel of the sticky tape, the unbridled joy of ripping through pretty coloured paper in a frenzy of excitement and expectation – it’s utter bliss. We don’t get out much.
As a parent you’re always buying things that your little one needs – food, clothes, nappies – so it’s always fun when it comes to buying things that they don’t need but are sure to love. To help, we’ve picked some great toys from our own range, to help steer you in the right direction.
Rocking Horse – Buddy
We tend not to go in for soppy stuff because it’s a bit, well, soppy; but even our stone hearts have to melt at the sight of Buddy. With his soft fur, beautiful wood design and ‘neighing’ sounds, your little ones with love him almost as much as we do! View Buddy here.
Once Upon a Time Rag Dolls
It’s always nice to have friends when you’re young, and none are as loyal as the ones you cuddle – which is why the Billy and Summer Berry dolls make a perfect companion for your little ones. Shame our adult friends won’t let us cuddle them anymore. View Billy here and Summer Berry here.
Wheels on the Bus Gift Set
Every book could be improved if it made noises (except maybe 50 Shades of Grey) this is why our Wheels on the Bus book is great for little ones. It also comes in a lovely gift set complete with a squishy bus that can be attached to most prams, pushchairs and carriers! Public transport has never been so fun. View this gift set here.
Patternology Passport Holders
Our Patternology range has come up with these gorgeous passport holders, in a variety of styles including squirrel, lion and hedgehog. Their bright colours and patterns make them great presents, and easy to find in that mad dash while the taxi is waiting to take you to the airport. View our passport holders here.
4 in 1 Car Walker
Ever since John Travolata and Kenickie sprawled across the bonnet of Greased Lightning we’ve loved cars. And your tots with love this one. With its use of lights, sounds, interactive buttons and music it can be a walker, a rocker, a push along car or a mobile music toy! Fun for your little Sandra D or Danny Z! View this magnificent walker here.
To see the rest of our range of toys and gifts then head to the website.