Christmas is my favourite time of year, and unlike most people I love Christmas shopping! The fact that I have my mane shop bought and wrapped by 1st of December probably has a lot to do with this.
2017 will be Baby’s second Christmas, which I find much more exciting than the first as she is now old enough to find the festivities exciting, even if she doesn’t understand them yet. Unlike last year, when Baby was a little lump cuddled up in her rocker. This year she is a little ball of energy who sweeps around the house leaving chaos and destruction in her wake.
In honour of Baby’s exciting 1 year old status. This year’s Christmas gift guide is dedicated to gifts for 1 year olds, I hope you enjoy and find something your 1 year old will love.
On the first day of Christmas my Mummy gave to me…
A set of “Guess how much I love you” wooden building blocks
These wooden blocks are from a lovely little store called Born Gifted and are covered in beautiful illustrations from the “Guess how much I love you…” book on one side, with letters on the other. They’re gloriously tactile and perfect for your toddler to stack, while also being safe to nibble.
You can find them as www.borngifted.co.uk
On the second day of Christmas my Mummy gave to me…
A height chart wall topped with an LED night light
At the age of 1 your toddler will either be walking, or getting very close, so what better present than this fun height chart which is perfect for recording them grow and has a fantastic LED night light at the top to watch over them at night.
You can find this height chart at https://www.findmeagift.co.uk
On the third day of Christmas my Mummy gave to me…
A personalised art print
How about buying your toddler a personalised print to brighten up their nursery? This one was made by Pops Art KT which can be found on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PopsArtKT
On the fourth day of Christmas my Mummy gave to me…
A “My Golden Ticket” personalised book
Every Christmas I like to buy Baby at least two books, one she can read now and one beautiful book that I can add to her little library for when she is older. This year I’ve chosen The Golden Ticket personalised book from Wonderbly. Unlike most personalised book Wonderbly don’t just add your childs name to the pre-written content. Instead they alter each book with different songs, personalised candy, and other details, so that each book really is unique.
You can order your copy at https://www.wonderbly.com
On the fifth day of Christmas my Mummy gave to me…
A hex bug cuddle bot
Cuddle bots are a new toy from Hex Bugs. Hex bugs are fascinating regardless of your age but the original Hex bugs are far too small for a 1 year old. Cuddle bots with their brightly coloured foam shells, are much larger and cuter. I can’t wait to give Baby hers!
You can find Cuddle bots at https://www.hexbug.com/toddler-toys please be aware that this toy is recommended for ages 3 and above.
On the sixth day of Christmas my Mummy gave to me…
A wooden Eskimo play set
Wooden toys and play sets make fantastic presents for one year olds. They’re hard wearing, environmentally friendly, and fun! This set is from SRI toys who create ethical, education focused toys which they’ve been selling to nurseries, schools and play centres for 25 years!
You can find this and other wooden toys and games at http://sritoys.co.uk.
On the seventh day of Christmas my Mummy gave to me…
A cute elephant teether
At 1 year old the answer to “Is you baby teething?” is always yes! So what better stocking filler than a teether. This cute elephant from Halia Rose works great by itself, or you could treat yourself to one of their lovely teething necklaces and use it as a pendant.
You can find Helia Rose at https://haliarose.co.uk/
On the eighth day of Christmas my Mummy gave to me…
A “My first money box”
It’s never too early to teach your child the importance of looking after their pennies so a money box makes a great gift. I love this one from Find Me A Gift as the transparent front means you will always know how much is in it and the removable back means that you can put coins and notes in it without worrying about how you’ll get them out again!
You can find this money box at http://www.findmeagift.co.uk
On the nineth day of Christmas my Mummy gave to me…
A wooden pull along cow
Baby loves anything on wheels, particularly if it can be pulled along so this little wooden pull along cow makes a perfect stocking filler.
On the 10th day of Christmas my Mummy gave to me…
A cheeky elf gift set
These Cheeky Elf gift sets are adorable and fun, and starting the tradition early will make it much more believable for your little one. You can even get £3 off right now with the code CHEEKY.
On the eleventh day of Christmas my Mummy gave to me…
A “That’s not my…” board book
The “That’s not my…” books have a fantastic selection of touchy-feely books with a subject to suite just about any toddler. Baby absolutely adores her “That’s not my duck” book and given her recent love of pointing out dogs, this “That’s not my puppy” book should go down a treat!
“That’s not my…” books are available from independent Usborne Organisers including Kate Butcher who you can find on Facebook at Kate Butcher Making Reading Magical
On the twelfth day of Christmas my Mummy gave to me…
A set of toddler milestone cards
This final suggestion is a gift for you and your baby to share. These toddler cards follow on from the very popular idea of baby milestone cards. So, if you’re missing your cute milestone photos now that your baby is one, you’ll be able to extend the fun with milestones like, first shoes, using a knife and fork, and brushing own teeth.
You can find these toddler cards and matching baby cards at https://my-memories.co.uk
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