5 Sentimental First Birthday Gifts from Parents and Loved Ones

5 Sentimental First Birthday Gifts from Parents and Loved Ones

If you are a parent looking for sentimental first birthday gift ideas for your baby or a loved one in search for sentimental baby gifts this roundup will give you some great ideas.  These gifts will be enjoyed for years to come and will ensure your child is given memorable gifts, as well as fun toys. These ideas can also work for kids birthday.

1. Teddy Bear Made From A Baby’s Sleeper

How sweet is this little bear!  This wonderful Etsy Shop will take one of your child’s sleepers and turn it into a bear you can keep forever.

I was gifted one for Brooklyn and also had one made for myself to keep.  Her name and birthday are on the bear’s feet.


2.  Personalized 1st Birthday Cake Topper


Brooklyn’s friend Claire received this cake topper on her first birthday.  It complimented the Teddy Bear Picnic party her parents threw her.

Her mom ordered it from this Etsy shop – Sweet N Tender Dreams

I love it because it can be passed down and kept as decor in her room while she is little.  You can customize the topper to fit your party theme.

3.  Quilt made from baby’s clothing

Similar to the teddy bear above, make or have someone make a quilt from the baby or child’s clothing.

This is a more costly gift, but one they will keep forever I’m sure!

4. Personalized Name Book

I got one of these for my niece for her first Christmas.  They are so cute and great for when they get a bit older and are learning their ABC’s and how to spell their name.  The illustrations are also lovely.

One thing to keep in mind, if the child has a short name this book won’t work, but another style where they don’t spell the name, but use it in the story instead would be great.  Board books would be great for this age.

5. Tree or Rose Bush

Buying something that can be planted and enjoyed year round (or in season depending on where you live) is so special.  As they grow your child can participate in the watering and upkeep.  It can be a teaching moment on how to care for a living thing. And how sweet would it be to take a photo next to their tree or rose bush each year to see how both are growing? If you can, go the extra step and look for names that match the child or are somehow connected to them.  For example, the roses are the color of their birthstone.


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