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14 Small but Thoughtful 1st Birthday Gift Ideas for The Newborn Baby

The one-year-old’s birthday is a significant milestone for your son or daughter. They grow and learn so much in their first year. This means you can finally stop feeding them baby food and start giving them real food. Before you know it, it will be time for your child’s next big upcoming event – their first birthday party! 

Many parents want to throw an unforgettable first birthday bash for their child but do not know where to start. You do not want to spend a fortune but still have a thoughtful, fun, and cute present. 

Therefore, below is a list of great gift ideas if you need inspiration for what to buy!

  1. Uncommonly cute plush animals

Whether you are looking for a baby boy or baby girl gift, these Longhorn Cow plushies are sure to be a hit!

These longhorn cows are made from high-quality, super-soft polyester material and measure approximately 8″ tall. The stuffed cow comes with a custom tag featuring your custom text. The cow plushie is also a great way to keep track of your baby’s first year of life. These would make adorable gifts for any special occasion!

  1. Mr. Bunny’s cuddly companion

There are so many options for choosing the perfect 1st birthday gift for a baby. However, what is more fun than a fluffy white bunny? A soft white bunny personalized with your little one’s name is. Personalized Easter peeps plush bunny dolls are a sweet and thoughtful gift for a baby’s first birthday. 

These adorable bunnies come in different colors, so you can choose the one that fits your little one best. In addition, the stuffed animals make great keepsakes for years to come so that you can give this gift with confidence.

  1. Birth announcement etches baby rattle

There are many ways to celebrate this special occasion, but one thing is sure; you want to give your child something they will love and enjoy for years to come. However, if you are looking for something valuable and fun, wooden engraved rattles are the way!

These personalized rattles are perfect for any little one who loves music and movement. They are made from high-quality materials to withstand years of use. The clappers inside make a noise when shaken, creating a fun sound effect and delighting kids.

  1. Make enthusiastic babies with a name pacifier clip  

A personalized baby gift is a perfect gift for a new parent. A personalized baby gift can help make a unique baby feel special, and it is a thoughtful way to show that you care. Besides, a baby teether set is an excellent gift for any baby boy or girl. The set includes a pacifier clip and a teether. 

The pacifier clip is silicone and wood and has a beautiful design. It also comes with a ribbon that you can use to attach the tether to your baby’s clothing or stroller. The teether itself is made of silicone.

  1. Unicorn hooded towel

If you have a 1-year-old child, there are lots of gifts you can give them. As they grow older, they will develop their interests and preferences. It can be the personalized hooded towel they will use for years for baths and after the pool.

It is made from high-quality and super soft cotton material that’s very absorbent and easy to clean. In addition, the hood is personalized with some unique cartoons and characters, including the baby’s name embroidered on the sidelines of the towel.

  1. Winnie the double pom pom

Hats are one of the best gifts for babies because they will stay warm in winter and look adorable. Speaking of cute, the double Pom Pom hat is the one to make them look more attractive than ever, even if they dislike hats. 

It is available in several colors and sizes, with your baby’s name embroidered on it. You can also customize the text color and make great combinations with multiple hat shades. Nonetheless, the double pom hat keeps your baby’s ears warm with wool and faux fur! 

  1. The best wooden toy

The first birthday is a unique celebration that your child will remember forever. So, make it with a wooden toy car on which your baby’s name is engraved, making it look super. 

The best part – the car is so customizable that we allow you to choose its material from Maple, Cherry, and Walnut wood. Besides, to keep it sophisticated, you can opt for no engraving for the kid then grownup to use it as a showpiece. 

  1. Make them discover the importance of letters

If you want to give something that will be treasured forever, these personalized alphabet blocks are the best choice. They come in 26 different letters and images of animals and things to practice learning with them.

The letters are made of high-quality solid wood that will not splinter or break easily, so they are safe for little ones. Indeed, it is a creative way to teach your baby his first words.

  1. First communion gift for the baby

The first birthday is a milestone for babies, but it can be challenging for parents to find the perfect gift. The wood blessing cross makes a great keepsake gift for anyone celebrating their first communion or baptism.

It is engraved with “God bless” on the horizontal wood and the child’s name on the vertical one. You can also customize the font style to look stylish and wear it as a necklace. They also come beautifully packaged in a white card box, making an excellent gift for any occasion.

  1. Bright & bold room decor

A name sign is fun to personalize your nursery, playroom, or bedroom. However, it is about the baby’s 1st birthday gift, and a rainbow name sign can be perfect for any kid’s room!

Each name sign is made to order and hand-painted with care. The baby’s name is engraved on the wood, having a protective coating to prevent fading. You can further customize the sign with different rainbow colors.

  1. Amazing handmade photo frames

Photo frames are a great gift idea for a 1st birthday baby. And the custom birth announcement photo frame is a thoughtful way to share your child’s first year allowing them to see how much they have grown. You can choose from our many styles, or we can create one that is just right for you in multiple colors.

You can also personalize it with photos from the baby’s first year and include their name and birth date—the frame measures 9x9x1.18 inches with a photo window size of diameter 3 inches. At last, it is made of acrylic and cardstock wood. 

  1. Your baby’s Winnie the Pooh 

The personalized Winnie the Pooh blanket can be the perfect gift for your little one’s first birthday because it will be on display for years to make everyone smile when they see it. The blanket features an adorable image of Winnie the Pooh printed and customized with your baby’s name. This gift is sure to be a favorite for years to come!

The design includes Winnie the Pooh with his friends and a red balloon. Moreover, the blanket is made of 100% polyester and is available in different sizes, varying from an infant to an adult’s height. 

  1. Small charm bracelet

If you are looking for a cute and affordable 1st birthday gift for a baby girl, this personalized birthstone bracelet is excellent! It is the perfect time to give a birthstone bracelet no matter what month they are born.

The bracelet is crafted in gold plated 925 sterling silver with a gold coin chain design. A coin measures 4mm, while the birthstone size is 5mm. The bracelet is designed to fit most babies and toddlers.

  1. Cheer on your favorite rugby player

A custom embroidered plush rugby is a classic gift for any baby boy. This unique rugby is highly customizable with his name, gender, date and time of birth, height, weight, etc. Moreover, there are several designs of rugby you can choose from.

The embroidery will make a beautiful addition to their collection of plush toys and make it easy to find when they lose it. Moreover, the rugby is soft, cuddly, and made of high-quality velvet and PP Surface – the perfect addition to any nursery.


We hope this list of gift ideas for a year-old baby has inspired you to choose the perfect present. Although, as said earlier, your gifts can be inexpensive, it means much more to make all the difference in the world. Whatever you choose to give is bound to put a smile on their face, and Callie’s store is the best way to do it.

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