Presents for a 1 year old

Erin has recently turned 6 months old and actually, since she was born I have been shopping for her birthday and Christmas presents. Now, I know you may think that is mad but with Christmas and her 1st birthday only a week apart, it’s a lot to do. So, this post is a cry for help really. Presents for a 1 year old? What is suitable, fun etc?!

Presents for a 1 year old

I was lucky earlier on in the year with Sainsbury’s having Vtec Toot Toot products on sale so I got a couple of large items. Since then I have added to the collection which will pretty much make up most of Erin’s Christmas presents. She has the Chicken Coop, Tree House, Fire Station, Car Launcher and a couple of animals.

For Erin’s birthday we have so far gotten her a ball pool and obviously some balls. She’s also got a shape sorter and a rocking giraffe, a pull along turtle and some wooden puzzles. Erin’s birthday presents especially don’t seem like very much!

It seems that I’m pretty okay with buying ‘bigger’ kinds of presents. I do realise I’ve probably already gone overboard for someone who won’t have a clue about what is going on. However, I do still want to get some smaller, stocking fillers. I want to be able to make a big deal about Christmas and her birthday. We’re not having more children so why not!

 As Christmas and her birthday are so close together my hope is that I can get some presents that will last quite a while and that I can maybe give her again later in the year when she’s that bit older.

I would love some help and recommendations for what would be suitable for a 1 year old. Maybe you have traditions for birthdays and Christmas, something you buy every year? I’d love to know.

11 thoughts on “Presents for a 1 year old”

  1. I am in completely the same position as you my daughters birthday is the 1st January !!. We’re not going to get a lot
    Just small bits musical instruments and things like that ?.I think I will
    Carry on what my mom did with us for Christmas new pair of pj’s each year cannot be beaten !! X

  2. We didn’t buy much toys for our daughter when she turned 1, like you said, they don’t really know what’s going on yet. But we did get her a 4-in 1 Little Tikes Trike. She absolutely loved it. After eating cake, we took her out for a stroll on it and she was just so happy 🙂

  3. Ohhh my lg is 18 months so I have loads of suggestions. The singing tea party thing….think that’s leapfrog? And the piggy bank that sings and you have to slot the plastic coinss in. Also second a trike. Learn to dress Lilly is a great doll that will be educational in the future as it has poppers and zippers and velcro for them to learn to undo and do up things. That#s Early Learning Centre! 🙂

    1. ELC have a big sale at the minute so I’m heading there tomorrow. Thanks for the suggestions, especially the doll. It’s in the sale so planning on getting one.

  4. I love birthday & Christmas shopping for my children. My little girl got a smart trike and ball pool for her first birthday. My son got tons of Toot Toots & garden toys (he is a summer baby). I have already planned what I am getting them for Christmas this year too xx

    1. Oh another suggestion for a trike!! I love planning for birthdays and Christmas and so glad it’s not just me that does it all early.

  5. How organized are you?! I’ll probably leave all my shopping until the last week, as usual, lol! You can’t go wrong with new pjs. 🙂

    1. I’ve always been super organised when it comes to birthdays and Christmas for everyone! I would probably have a panic attack otherwise.

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