Although this was originally intended as a 1st birthday gift guide, I realized that all of these gifts would really work well for kids ages 1-5. I know that Charlie would love any of them (or already does) as much as Calvin. So, I decided that it really is better to call it a Birthday Gift Guide for Littles. These are some of my favorite gift ideas: things Charlie has received in years past, or things Calvin got this year. Toys, puzzles, and books are great in general, but I love a good personalized gift idea! So here are my favorites to help you, plus one lucky reader will win everything for their own little!
- Growth Chart from The Land of Nod – every little needs a way to measure they’re growth, and these growth charts from The Land of Nod are adorable! Both of my boys have received them as birthday gifts.
- Personalized Book from I See Me – I got Calvin this book for his birthday and it is so cute. It incorporates his whole name, both first and last, into a book about things that go — which is his absolute favorite. I see many many readings of this book in our future.
- Birthday Crown from Opposite of Far – I’m pretty much obsessed with all things Opposite of Far, but every 1 year old needs a special birthday crown, don’t you think? And older littles would love her imaginative play masks. I want to start a collection of them for Charlie.
- Doll from Sophie & Lili – I’ve been a big fan of the watercolors and dolls from Sophie & Lili for a while (they have dolls for both girls and boys and do custom ones as well). How cute would it be to do a custom doll for your one year old and as they get older their favorite doll is really them as a baby?
- Superhero Cape from Pip & Bean – Another must for every little is a superhero cape. I think these are crowd pleasers for both girls and boys, and Pip & Bean makes them work for either one and can customize as well.
- Book of Faces from Pinhole Press – a 1st birthday is the perfect time to make your little one a Big Book of Faces from Pinhole Press. Since they are learning to talk, a book of their most important people and even their favorite objects, foods, and things, is a fun way to help them along. It’s also a nice way to incorporate family members who they don’t see all of the time, like a grandparent or uncle who lives far away.
- Memory Box from Paloma’s Nest – if you’ve been a reader of this blog for a while, you know how much I love to collect heirlooms from Paloma’s Nest for my family. We add an ornament each year for each of our children, and we also have a memory box for each one to save little treasures like a snippet from their first haircut and their first tooth. Your child might not appreciate it now, but someday this will be an heirloom they will treasure!
And the best part — one of you will win all of the above: your choice of growth chart from The Land of Nod, a personalized book from I See Me, a crown from Opposite of Far, an in-stock doll from Sophie & Lili, a superhero cape from Pip & Bean, a $75 gift certificate from Pinhole Press, and a memory box from Paloma’s Nest! Enter in the widget below. Giveaway ends on 9/14/15 and the winner will be announced in the widget below. Good luck!