What's A Good Gift For A Baby's 1st Birthday?

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Do you have any gift suggestions for a baby's first birthday? My son Lucas will be 1 next month.
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  • Profile picture of the author oliviasmith
    Well i would suggest you to give him a parrot which repeats whatever you say. That will be cool
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    • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
      Originally Posted by oliviasmith View Post

      Well i would suggest you to give him a parrot which repeats whatever you say. That will be cool
      Then there'd be two little characters mimicking my every word...I'll run that idea by my wife (after I put on a hockey helmet).
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      • Profile picture of the author joebel
        A new clothes or a new bed!
        It's hard to give a 1 year old child a gift, because we don't know if it will be appreciated.right?
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  • Profile picture of the author gladysrose41
    Give him clothes, instead of toys, anything can be much appreciated by a baby. =)
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin2010
    For my sons first bday, i opened a savings account for him in an high interest saving account which hopefully by the time he's 18 will have a nice tidy sum in there.

    Let's hope that these politicians don't take it off me.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael D Forbes
      Originally Posted by Martin2010 View Post

      For my sons first bday, i opened a savings account for him in an high interest saving account which hopefully by the time he's 18 will have a nice tidy sum in there.
      Seeing as how 1 year olds are usually happier with the wrapper than any gift - This one wins my vote! (although high interest savings accounts don't seem to exist at the moment)
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      • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
        Originally Posted by Micheal D Forbes View Post

        Seeing as how 1 year olds are usually happier with the wrapper than any gift - This one wins my vote! (although high interest savings accounts don't seem to exist at the moment)
        We already did that shortly after he was born, for similar reasons.
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    • Profile picture of the author davidlt
      Originally Posted by Martin2010 View Post

      For my sons first bday, i opened a savings account for him in an high interest saving account which hopefully by the time he's 18 will have a nice tidy sum in there.

      Let's hope that these politicians don't take it off me.
      I'm with you on that one. Nothing beats cash when you're too young to enjoy a present. Money doubles about every 7 years on average in a "good" mutual fund so $100 would become $800 by the time the kid is 21. Make him/her hold it until retirement age and it would grow to:

      Age Amount
      Birth $100.00
      7 $200.00
      14 $400.00
      21 $800.00
      28 $1,600.00
      35 $3,200.00
      42 $6,400.00
      49 $12,800.00
      56 $25,600.00
      63 $51,200.00

      Can you afford a little bigger gift?

      Of course this assumes that the present economy won't collapse.In that case, you might want to give some gold or silver
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  • Profile picture of the author ATTENTION
    Cake with a candle and all the loved ones around singing happy birthday and catch it all on video... this is a gift that will last for a lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng time and the baby will appreciate it more and more every year as everyone gathers to watch it and remember in later years...
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  • Profile picture of the author rickenjohny
    If you do not want to get a toy. Because trust me, each of whom will receive a toy, then I will choose to deal with more practical clothing. Normally, when a child becomes one of clothes they had outgrown the infant's parents receive gifts and to fill their wardrobe can be expensive!
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    • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
      Originally Posted by rickenjohny View Post

      If you do not want to get a toy. Because trust me, each of whom will receive a toy, then I will choose to deal with more practical clothing. Normally, when a child becomes one of clothes they had outgrown the infant's parents receive gifts and to fill their wardrobe can be expensive!
      I am totally open to toy suggestions. He loves banging on his little toy piano, playing with the 'lil Zoomers race-car track. He also enjoys flipping through books (the type with really thick baby-friendly pages) after I read them to him. Clothes are a given.
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      • Profile picture of the author Roaddog
        I'll tell you something from experience...you can buy him the most expensive toy around or give him an empty toilet roll tube...guess which one he will play with?

        IMO... this is the time to buy him something that challenges the mind...little shapes that have to be put in the right holes...very simple puzzles..something that gives an end result for doing a specific task, like a a buzzer or light that goes on etc...

        I personally found that small children get very engaged in simple things that challenge them.

        I would give you some more specific names...but it's been a while.

        There are many cheap toys that challenge the mind, that will benefit him for the rest of his life.


        Good Luck

        It is a great age


        Jim
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        • Profile picture of the author Kay King
          Something that moves and he can sit on or something he can learn to take apart and put back together.

          A chair just his size - always more books -....

          Leapfrog and Disney have some great interactive toys for his age group.
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        • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
          Originally Posted by Roaddog View Post

          I'll tell you something from experience...you can buy him the most expensive toy around or give him an empty toilet roll tube...guess which one he will play with?

          IMO... this is the time to buy him something that challenges the mind...little shapes that have to be put in the right holes...very simple puzzles..something that gives an end result for doing a specific task, like a a buzzer or light that goes on etc...

          I personally found that small children get very engaged in simple things that challenge them.

          I would give you some more specific names...but it's been a while.

          There are many cheap toys that challenge the mind, that will benefit him for the rest of his life.


          Good Luck

          It is a great age


          Jim
          Those expensive toys are meant to please the parents, but don't fool babies, LOL. I did get him blocks that fit into holes. The little genius likes hitting them together or licking them.
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          • Profile picture of the author Roaddog
            Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

            Those expensive toys are meant to please the parents, but don't fool babies, LOL. I did get him blocks that fit into holes. The little genius likes hitting them together or licking them.

            Exactly for the bolded. lol

            I may be a little off on the age line, but I don't think it was far...people don't give babies enough credit. Most babies are fool of awe and wonder and curiosity...something that taught me a valuable lesson.

            Never give up your sense of wonder, awe and curiosity.

            Jim
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  • Profile picture of the author charlikl
    I think you can give her one Toy which she has never played and with which she can play all over. There are many modern toys available in market so depending upon your choice you can buy it.
    Happy Birthday Wishes to Your Baby !
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  • Profile picture of the author AMiRU
    Since we don't know what a baby would love to have as a gift or if he even know he's getting a gift for his birthday or if he even know it is his birthday, I guess it doesn't really matter if you give him anything as long as you're giving it out of love.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    A Big huge batch of toy plastic dinosaurs and jungle animals... so he can divide em up into groups and line them up, and pose them, facing each other and knock them down... and re alighn them, and talk in their voices, in their characters... and shoot at them with Army men.... no matter what you get him, he will always go back to them and they will be his favortie toys.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Gee Tbird - at one year, I think it's going to be hard to get him the wrong gift. By the time he's old enough to recognize a birthday for what it is, he'll be old enough to tell you what he wants.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgettaSterling
    Michael D. Forbes was on the right track (but didn't take the train all the way to the station). Get him...a box. Or several boxes. Every little kid I have ever seen has liked the box more than whatever was inside. A box big enough to crawl into is extra good.

    I have seen kids this age entertain themselves for hours with a box, after throwing the toy inside aside like so much brightly colored trash.

    If you have an evil streak, give him...a small pot and a wooden spoon. As soon as he learns that he can make sounds banging the spoon on the pot (30 seconds to maybe 5 minutes) he will be happy for hours and hours. My mom actually did this with my nephew when he was a little over 1, after we couldn't make him happy with ANYTHING else. Yes, the banging will go on your nerves. That is why it is really more of an aunt/uncle/grandparent gift (since we leave after the party) than a parent gift. Mwa ha ha!
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  • Profile picture of the author edricwage
    Give your son new clothes, it would be really good!
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  • Profile picture of the author yougpeter
    Very good gift would be cool big picture book with big animals.
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  • Profile picture of the author marksolis08
    Any toy that lights up and makes sounds
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  • Profile picture of the author bibihandly
    hih, Good picture to gift.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lori Kelly
    A trip to Hawaii.

    I remember when my boy turned 1. The video of him in front of the cake with one candle is something I'll never forget. Cherish the years, they go by so fast.

    I'd have to agree with the boxes. My husband would go by furniture stores to get a big box and make a fort.

    The cost of the gift: free.
    The pleasure we got from making and playing in the forts: priceless.
    (Yes, I know. Corny.)

    Happy birthday kiddo.
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  • Profile picture of the author CashGiftingExpert
    So what did u get him? Looks like he's turning 2 in a few weeks
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Yeah, when I saw the date on this one I was wondering where the "what is a good gift for a 2 year old" post was. TB must have gotten it figured out by now.
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    • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      Yeah, when I saw the date on this one I was wondering where the "what is a good gift for a 2 year old" post was. TB must have gotten it figured out by now.
      Yeah, seeing this thread's reappearance made me rub my eyes, lol. There's another 6 weeks to go before his 2nd birthday. I am definitely now open to suggestions for good presents for his second birthday.

      In response to other questions, here's what we got him on his 1st birthday:


      He rides it quite a bit, sometimes trying to do balancing acts and stunts that I have to quickly stop.

      Here's a recent photo of him (in blue) at Science World in Vancouver, socializing with kids he just met.

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  • Profile picture of the author Perestroika
    Get him a tablet and install some educational apps / games. Get him started with computers early!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    He's really a cute little boy, TB. You two did good work.
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    • Profile picture of the author pooshda
      Anything that stimulates the senses really, things that make cool noises, move, light up/flash/sparkle young children love stimuli and you can't really go too wrong with a child that age, if it's safe they will probably love it... extremely easy to please. They also love those little "rolling scooters" that they can sit in with the built in table tops and what not... they'll be scooting around the house in no time.

      EDIT: Damn, didn't realize this thread was a year old...
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    • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      He's really a cute little boy, TB. You two did good work.
      Thank you. He is a joy and even often brings smiles to the faces of strangers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
    Some years back, a close friends son was about to turn 1. I wanted to get something that would be different yet exceptional. I realized that the birthdays at a young age are more for the parents than the child.

    I bought a very nice baseball and glove that would fit a five year old. I said to set it on his dresser and let him grow into it.

    They were thrilled.

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    Do you have any gift suggestions for a baby's first birthday? My son Lucas will be 1 next month.
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    probably some outdoor clothing?
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