(Closed) Good gift for a 1 y/o boy's birthday?

posted 6 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
1274 posts
Bumble bee

I think a lot of parents would appreciate this, especially for a young child,  but what about getting him or her a book or two and writing a nice message inside them. Alongside a cute toy that’s age appropriate or an outfit if you know their size. At 1 they are not going to have a clue about what presents are. 

I think it’s nice if they have a toddler too, to give the toddler something small to open. 

Post # 4
444 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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BurlapnLace:  Clothes and gift cards are always my go to gift since I never know what the kid needs or what they already. I will also include a smaller gift (puzzles or books) to go along with that so the child has something to unwrap. 

As a parent, I do not think you need to give the other child a gift. It’s not their day and you werent invited to celebrate on their day so I would not expect my other child to receive anything. 

Post # 6
1723 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

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BurlapnLace:  Learning toys are always nice. The puppy would go over well. All 3 of my kids had one or something similar. Truth be told, at that age, he is going to be more interested in the box it comes in. As far as clothes, I would ask if they are needed first. In my family at least, we get so many clothes at showers and such that the kids do not need them for at least 2 years. Diapers might be appreciated, anything that would take the burden off the parents is very thoughtful.

Agree with the PP, do not bring a gift for the 1st child. A lot of people do this, but I feel it takes away from the specialness of the child who is being celebrated.

Post # 7
1723 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

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BurlapnLace:  Target is a fine place to buy clothes, Walmart is okay too. You can also check the clearance racks at Babies R Us, you can get some good deals sometimes.

Post # 8
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m the mother of a soon-to-be 2 yo. At his last birthday, I really appreciated :

-crayola pencils + colored paper to draw on

-gift card from a kids shoe place, as those get expensive and you have to replace them every 3-4 months

-books, specifically those that are images of common stuff with the name next to it, and very colorful, in french they are called “imagier” but i don’t know the word in english. They come in themes, such as “colors”, “sports” and such.


Do not get a gift for the older one.

Post # 9
47430 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My choice would be books. For this age, the heavy duty cardboard books. Most kids have more toys than they can ever play with, especially if they have older siblings.

Post # 10
1812 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

A gift card would be great.  The 1yo will probably have so many gifts that he wouldn’t even realise/care.  As for the other child, I would get them something small as she will be probably feeling a bit left out.  When LO turned 1 in March, he hardly played with the toys he got (he was too busy eating his party food) and we were more glad of the clothes and gift vouchers we got. 

Post # 11
9126 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I always get books for babies/kids and write a little note inside.

Post # 12
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Enoch Turner School House

I’d keep it simple, as other have said board books are always great – especially since at 1 most books you have owned, you have destroyed by chewing on them! Lol, so new ones are always good! I would say a simple toy like megablocks (the largest Lego) is perfect, something they are just coming into, and if you feel bad for the older child it is something the siblings can play with together. 

Post # 13
1856 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

As a parent, I loved getting books… and couldn’t handle those noisy toys!

I always give books and an outfit or small toy for baby presents. They make a lot of board books from classics, as well as more learning-focused books (like learning colors, shapes, alphabet).

Post # 14
1463 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Books are always a safe and appreciated choice!

Post # 15
4674 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Board books would be great, and both children could enjoy them.  

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