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First Birthday Gift Ideas- Unique and Practical Presents for the Big One

 Looking for unique first birthday gift ideas? You have plenty of company.  A child’s first birthday is one of the most celebrated, and many parents throw big bashes to mark this momentous occasion. So finding the perfect first birthday gift is an important task

 

Whether you are attending a party or simply want to send a present, take into account these tips for identifying first birthday gift ideas that stand out:
 
  • Pay for a toddler gym or music class: Do a little research and find a class designed for tiny tots.  You can often buy a gift certificate allowing parents the flexibility of choosing the dates and times that work into their schedules.
  • Donate an evening of babysitting:  Despite the many babysitting offers, parents sometimes are reluctant to leave their children with others.  Many times they feel like they are imposing. But if you package your time as your “first birthday gift” to the child, then the parents will be more likely to take advantage of your offer.

 

  • Give a gift of diapers:  This gift may sound a little too practical, but it is one the parents will appreciate tremendously.  The major diaper brands offer gift packages that grow with the child, so check out their websites for details on their program.

 

  • Find personalized gifts that serve a function:  Parents with young children are usually overwhelmed with lots of stuff that quickly overtakes their living space.  If you want to give a gift with a special touch, find something that is both personalized and functional.  Stepping stools, child-size wood chairs, and toy boxes that have been custom painted with the child’s name all make great first birthday gift ideas.

 

  • Send a gift of books:  A gift of books is the best first birthday gift idea for many reasons.  Some of the most obvious include their educational and entertainment value.  Make the gift extra special by ordering a package with The Lollipop Book Club.  Included with each gift package is a personal note from you and a yummy lollipop. For the littlest of mouths, we will substitute a “washcloth lollipop” and save the sweets until the next birthday!

When thinking of first birthday gift ideas, put yourself in the shoes of the parents.  Think about what they value most for their children.  And also keep in mind the most likely gifts the child will receive from others- toys & clothing.  By doing so, you’ll realize that the first birthday gift ideas above are unique, practical, and will be appreciated and remembered by the parents for years to come.

 

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