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Top Five Gifts for a One-Year-Old Birthday

February 4, 2014 13:25

How do you know what to give a one-year-old if you don't have kids yourself or spend much time around them? We're here to help! Here are our five favorite gifts for one-year-olds, along with why they're so awesome.

Classic ABC Blocks with Pull Wagon

One-year-olds are obsessed with putting things in and taking things out (what things, and in and out of what thing, is less important!). They're also mastering walking, and pulling things behind them is a big feat. Our Classic ABC Blocks with Pull Wagon are hand-crafted in the U.S. and feature letters of the alphabet, numerals, math symbols and animals, and are the perfect learning toy for children exploring both motor skills and literacy. 


Musical Instrument Set

Making noise is one of the most powerful ways that a one-year-old can express themselves. Let them explore their abilities and fine-tune their motor skills with our Musical Instrument Set, featuring a four-string guitar, tambourine, harmonica, trumpet and clapper. 


Viking Toys City Farm Set

Nothing is more interesting to a one-year-old than animals, and our Viking Toys City Farm Set is the perfect playset to explore their newfound fascination with all things Baa, Neigh and Oink. Featuring big, chunky parts that are safe for 12-month-olds and up, the plastic pieces are sized just right for little hands, and their smooth edges are safe for teething toddlers. Includes funtional doors, a ladder, a loft and a lifting hook, plus a tractor trailer, farmer, three animals, a trough and fence! Best of all: it's dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.


Silver Speedster Ride-On Toy

Vroom vroom! Beep!! The 12 months between a child's first and second birthdays are a truly wonderous time, especially as they learn to walk and ride on toys that allow them to explore their independence. Our classic Silver Speedster Ride-On Toy is a darling throw-back to days gone by and will inspire the envy of dad and grandpa, not to mention the neighborhood kids! Featuring high-quality metal construction and rubber tires with chrome accents, working steering column, race car graphics and little one's name.


Fischer-Price Chatter Phone

Call your mother! Start teaching them early with our classic Fischer-Price Chatter Phone, originally introduced in 1962. The toy's pull-cord allows little ones to make calls on the go (call it a mobile phone!), and the rotary dial promotes development of fine motor skills. Best of all, little ones will love noises the phone makes as they dial and complete calls. 


Making the Most of the First Birthday Photo

February 4, 2014 10:01

As the parent of an almost two-year-old, I continue to be amazed at how quickly Walt is growing up, and how important it is to capture the big milestones when they happen. That's why we've added even more photo-opp friendly first birthday gifts that will delight the birthday boy or girl and help you make some frame-worthy memories to boot!

Here are some of my new favorite gifts and props for the first birthday photo:

Personalized Kids Birthday Hat

At only $18, there's no better way to make the most of your child's birthday photos than with our Personalized Kids Birthday Hat. And the best part is it can be worn year after year!


Seersucker Kids Birthday Hats

Also at only $18, our Seersucker Kids Birthday Hats come without personalization so can be shared with siblings and friends! Choose from adorable blue or pink styles. 


Children's Birthday Sweater

Who's the star! Add your child's current age to this darling hand-knit Birthday Sweater for an outfit perfect for the biggest of birthdays! I also love this sweater for school pictures, especially because 30 years later it will be easy to tell what years photos were taken!


Birthday Candle Holder Set

We love giving this beautiful Birthday Candle Holder Set that includes 10 digits to commemorate each birthday in your home! Will delight everyone from the one-year-old to the ninety-eight year old! Note: please purchase two sets in order to celebrate years with same digits - 11, 22 etc.


First Birthday Bloomers

She only turns one once! Commemorate the occasion with these darling First Birthday Bloomers


First Birthday Girl Bib

You'll only have a few moments to catch her enjoying her first birthday cake - make the most of it with our First Birthday Girl Bib! And she can continue to wear it throughout her first year - it's an adorable way to keep the mess to a minimum.

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