1st Birthday gift ideas

1st Birthday gift ideas

As Oliver’s 1st birthday looms ever closer (only a week to go now!) I’m trying to make sure I have got all of his presents sorted.  I can’t believe he’s already almost one, where did that year go?  I feel like I only just brought my little baby home from the hospital!

Since Christmas I have been putting much thought into what to give Oliver for his birthday.  I know it’s his 1st birthday but we don’t want to spend too much on him, as to be honest we will probably end up buying him new toys throughout the year as he grows out of what he already has.  It’s handy him having a post Christmas birthday as there are so many good deals around this time of year, which helps with not spending much!

Our main present for Oliver is the Kiddimoto Fire Engine ride-on.  It was an absolute bargain in Halfords, reduced from £59 to £20!  I spotted it when we were walking past and I just had to get it!  I love wooden toys, they just look so much nicer.  Funnily enough a few weeks after I bought it we popped over to a friends house and they had the exact same one, Oliver loved it, so I know he will love his own version.

I have seen this ELC steering wheel online and I think I may have to buy it for Oliver.  He is obsessed with steering wheels, in fact, he’s obsessed with any wheels (SUCH a boy).  He often gets bored and frustrated when we are out in the pushchair.  So this seems like a great solution to keep us all happy!

Oliver really loves his shape sorter at the moment.  I love this one from Melissa and Doug, I know he does have one already, but this one has lots more shapes and I think he would really enjoy playing with it.  He will happily sit and play with a shape sorter for a little while so it’s a got to be a great gift!

If Oliver is lucky enough to receive any money for his birthday, Stu and I have said we would like to get him a slide for the garden in the summer.  Oliver’s a little thrill seeker and I can imagine he will love it once he can walk!  I love the Little Tikes slide.  It says it’s easy to dismantle so hopefully it will fit nicely in the shed for winter as well.

What are your recommendations for a great first birthday present?





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1 Comment

  1. February 8, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    I really love these!! That ride on fire engine is brilliant, and definitely a bargain! We had the same thing with our boys-they we’re obsessed with steering wheels! My dad fashioned one that could go in the pram for them to ‘steer,’ and be moved to the car, for the same purpose…! I feel awful that I can’t really remember what we got ours for their first birthdays-I’m going to have to look at the pictures of their birthdays now…! I love these ideas. X
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