I can’t believe it’s Sebastian’s first birthday on Saturday! I made a first birthday gift ideas for boys list to help people shop. It can be difficult for friends and family to know what’s cool for kids or what to buy in certain age groups. I added expensive and affordable options so everyone can feel comfortable.
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1. Nugget Comfort Couch
I’ll start with one of the most expensive items on the list. This couch is all over Youtube, Instagram, and Pinterest so you know it’s amazing. We have it in koala gray but they have many colors to pick from. Also, If you look at their Instagram account people tag how they get super creative with it. Amazon also has some great cheaper options here and here.
2. Ikea FLSAT Children’s Table
This children’s table is known for being a sensory table used by moms everywhere. You do have to buy the two storage boxes and stools separately. Here are some Instagram posts for sensory inspiration 1, 2, 3.
3. Happy Trails Rocking Dagwood Dragon
This next toy is perfect for our first birthday gift ideas list! (On a separate note, this reminds me of Dragon Tale lol. My brother and I used to watch that show after school) The rocker is safe for 1-3 years old, made of wood & polyester with plush. It’s also under 50 which is a steal for large kid toys.
4. FLISAT Doll House
This wood minimalist dollhouse is great for 1-year-olds because it has no tiny pieces. It can also be hung on the wall so they don’t have to bend down to play with it. Moms also get really creative with this dollhouse! I’ll add Instagram posts for you to check out cool ideas 1, 2, 3.
5. Childs Teepee Tent
They can have so much fun reading, playing, or sleeping in these tents. You can also decorate with themes so they match your nursery or playroom decor. Also, they can get pretty big so look at measurements first before buying one.
6. Sesame Street Finger Puppets
Sebastian loves Elmo so I had to pick these up when I saw them. He loves sock puppets and singing on TV so Al on Baby First, Elmo on Sesame Street, and Kermet from Muppets are his favorites.
7. Toddler Armchair
This is a very popular gift for first birthday gift ideas and I can see why. Toddlers love to climb over everything, jump off of stuff, and try to chew fabric. It would also be a nice place for them to sit and seat books.
8. Cuddle + Kind Doll
I was swayed to get Sebastian the Lamb because my baby’s name is Sebastian lol. I did also get Elliott The Fawn for him though too! These are handknit dolls, you can watch the videos of the women working on them, and they also give 10 meals to kids in need for every purchase. If you want to give an ethical, high-quality gift, this is it. If the doll you’re looking for is sold out, they restock fast, make sure you put your name on the email notification list for restocking.
9. Melissa & Doug Poke-A-Dot Books
Sebastian thinks these books are really fun. It was a learning curve but once he got it, he loved it. They have many different types like farm animals and shapes. We have the First Colors book.
10. Munchkin Weighted Trainer Cup
This weighted straw cup is the best! The straw moves around the cup no matter the direction so they can always get liquid. It comes with a straw cleaner pipe but it may be hard to clean with milk or thicker substances. We just use water inside. Sebastian also can hold it well using both hands, it’s not too heavy for lifting.
11.Stride Rite Children’s Shoes
Stride Rite has so many options, here are some cute boy options 1, 2, and 3. They are orthopedic baby shoes and were recommended by our daycare director. They have wide options, many colors, and thick cushioning. If you don’t want to pay full price you can find many in thrift stores, I got 2 pairs at Once Upon A Child!
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