1st Birthday Gifts

It's no secret that the pressure is on when choosing 1st birthday gifts for the baby in your life. The perfect 1st birthday present should charm and impress the parents and trigger happy giggles and big smiles from the little birthday boy or girl.

Gifts Australia has a large range of gifts to choose from, including first birthday keepsakes, educational toys, sensory toys, imaginative play toys, stacking toys, small world play toys, and toys to develop their motor skills.

Explore our range and choose from the best first birthday gifts of 2024.

Gifts Australia has awesome 1-year-old presents and gifts

The gift of life is fragile and delicate, and that's always obvious when celebrating the fact that the little tyke in your life has reached their first ever milestone birthday. Gifts Australia understands that you want to celebrate this achievement with something both magnificent and memorable. We have got hundreds of great gift ideas for first birthdays for one-year-old girls and boys.

Our range includes beautiful personalised 1st birthday gifts, toys to develop gross and fine motor skills, pretend play toys, toys with sensory or mobility features, and toys to help babies' brains develop.

We offer free, biodegradable gift wrapping on all presents, plus a card that you can customise.

Their baby turning one is an unforgettable milestone for the proud parents, and their first birthday gifts should be unforgettable too! Explore our range and make the whole family smile.

FAQs about 1st birthday gifts

If you've got a question about 1-year-old gifts for the special little boy or girl in your life, we can help. We've answered your top questions below.

What are the best first baby birthday gifts?

The best first birthday gift for a baby is one that makes them giggle and smile. Wooden blocks, toys that light up, toys that make noise, and toys that engage their curiosity are great choices.

If you'd like to give something that encourages their development, toys for developing fine motor skills are a good option, too. Just make sure the toy you select is engaging – the more fun a toy is to play with, the more learning the baby will get from it.

We recommend the Noah's Ark Animal Shape Sorter. This adorable toy set encourages babies to pick up, sort, and drop shapes.

Noah's Ark Animal Shape Sorter

What to gift a baby turning 1?

Traditional gifts for a first birthday include silver photo frames, wooden blocks, money boxes, keepsake baby dinner sets, crystal figurines, stuffed teddies, and teething toys.

The Animal Puzzle Train Set is a great gift for a 1-year-old. This cute little set is a two-in-one toy. Babies can play with the train set when their younger, and they can do the puzzle when they are old enough.

Animal Puzzle Train Set

How much money is appropriate for a 1st birthday gift?

The most appropriate amount for a gift voucher or money-based present is $25 to $50 (depending on how well you know the parents).

You don't have to be a child development expert to know that money is basically meaningless to a baby or toddler. So if you're attending a birthday party, we recommend getting something small that will give the little girl or boy a few minutes of giggles as well.

What to get a one-year-old boy in Australia?

The Rainbow Bead Abacus is a fantastic present for the little boy in your life. This natural wood toy is great for hand-eye coordination, and as he grows up, he can use it to practice counting.

What to get a one-year-old girl in Australia?

The Stacking Cubes and Shape Sorter is a great present for a little girl. It helps children develop their hand-eye coordination skills, plus sorting tools are great for problem-solving.

Do you offer any personalised first birthday gifts?

Yes, we offer a range of stunning personalised jewellery gifts. Our two most popular pieces are the Kid's Personalised Naming Plate Bracelet and the Kid's Personalised Charm Name Plate Necklace. You can customise both of these pieces by adding a name or word.

Are there any first birthday keepsakes and traditions?

Many close family members like gifting 1-year-olds piggy banks or small amounts of money to go towards an investment account. The thought process behind these is that these presents are an investment in the child's future.

In the past few years, toy sets from Tender Leaf Toys, Fat Brain Toys, and Peppa Pig have all been extremely popular.

If none of these great ideas suits the little one in your life, personalised jewellery is a good option. It's sweet and sentimental.

First birthday gift ideas

If you're looking for 1-year-old gift ideas, we can help. Here are our top ideas for 2024:

  1. Noah's Ark Animal Shape Sorter – Best for the baby Einstein in your life
  2. Dorothy Mouse Plush Toy – Best soft toy
  3. Vera Wang Wedgwood Infinity Piggy Bank –  Best keepsake gift
  4. Sophie La Girafe: The Original Teether – Best teether
  5. Sunnylife Kids Circus Tent Inflatable Cubby House – Best outside toy

If none of these 1-year-old present ideas suits your giftee, they might like the Stack and Pour Bath Egg. These bath toys have been a staple for generations because they are engaging. There's a reason they appear in nearly every gift guide for 1-year-olds!

Of course, if you're still stuck, a gift voucher is a good choice. That way, the parents can select something they know their little one will love.

Are educational toys fun for 1-year-olds?

Babies' brains are amazing, and according to experts from Harvard, they form more than a million neural connections every second. Babies find a lot of different things to be engaging, so a toy that would be boring for you is fun for them.

The best toys for babies have lights, make sounds, engage back, are multi-purpose, or present the baby with some kind of challenge to overcome.

Celebrate their 1st birthday with a birthday gift from Gifts Australia

If you're stuck for birthday present ideas for the soon-to-be toddler in your life, Gifts Australia is here to help. We've got an incredible range of first-birthday gifts that both babies and their parents will love.

All our gifts come with free, biodegradable wrapping paper and a free card that you can customise with a heartfelt message. We ship Australia-wide, and shipping is free on orders over $99.

Explore our range and choose the perfect gifts for their big day.

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