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33 Best 1st Birthday Ideas – Outfits, Gifts and Party Invitations

What do you get for a 1 year old who has everything? If you’re stuck for 1st birthday gift ideas, think a little outside the box and pick out a cute outfit instead. Whether you want it personalized, or just with that magical number one on the front, this list is jam packed with delightful clothes as well as unusual gifts, and there are even some cool DIY ideas, too.

1st Birthday Ideas

Baby’s 1st First Birthday Cake Playset

You’re never too young for cake, and this adorable super-soft version is definitely sugar-free! With a zippered top, it holds a host of delights which they can play with day after day.


First Birthday Girl Outfit

Oh my goodness, your little princess will be the star of the show when she’s wearing this gorgeous be-glittered outfit, which will tell the world that she’s definitely a ONE-derful baby.

Prices vary

Baby’s First Birthday Stoneware Cake Plate

Perfect for holding their very first birthday cake, this sweet little pink stoneware plate measures approx. 7” diameter and features a breakdown of your baby’s first year, from one year to 525600 minutes.

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1st Birthday Baseball Shirt

Show the world that he’s your number one with this super cute baseball top which will come personalized with their name and age on the back, and their age on the front.


Floral Watercolour Milestone Poster

This downloadable print is a great idea for a last minute birthday gift, as it can be edited on-screen before being sent as a digital download, ready for you to print out and frame.


Happy Birthday from The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar will never go out of fashion, and this colorful book makes a great first birthday gift idea as it takes readers on a journey through lots of birthday delights.


1st Birthday Personalized Cookies

Surprise your guests with a sweet treat on your child’s 1st birthday with a handmade sugar cookie which comes in the shape of a number 1, and personalized with the child’s name.


Mr. Onederful Shirt with Matching Onederful Mom Set

Deck the family out in matching shirts with these adorable tees, which feature gold writing on a black background, and proudly boast their relationship to the one year old in question.

Prices vary

Mr ONEderful! Mustache Shirt

Perfect for photo shoots, cake smashes, or even just a cute playdate, this t-shirt comes in a huge variety of color options, and can be personalized with his name on the back, too.


Boys Uno Personalized Birthday Shirt

Alone, or with shorts or pants, this tee is bright, colorful, and full of fun! Featuring his name on a sombrero, this little outfit will bring a smile to every guests’ face.

Prices vary

BGFKS Tulle Rainbow Tutu Skirt

Dress your little girl in rainbows for her 1st birthday with this utterly gorgeous tutu and headband set, which will definitely make her the center of attraction, exactly as she should be.


1st Birthday Hat

A little man’s birthday outfit just wouldn’t be complete without a hat, and this one comes with a burlap number 1, and his name embroidered across the gorgeous blue gingham.

Prices vary

First Birthday Dinosaur Outfit

This totally roarsome onesie will make a great outfit for his photo call. Choose your color of bowtie and suspenders, and have his name added below the fabulous dino-themed number 1.

Prices vary

First Birthday Chalkboard Sign

Available in sizes up to A2, this striking chalkboard poster can be fully customized to include all their personal details, like favorite things and number of teeth, which mark their first birthday.

Prices vary

I’m This Many Shirt

This is a birthday gift you can really count on – literally! Holding up one finger, the little hand tell everyone how old the birthday girl is, on a background of gorgeous pink.


First Birthday Outfit

Straight to the point, this tee comes in 4 different colors (black, gray, red, and white), and features just ‘one’ word, meaning it isn’t so ‘birthday-like’ that it can’t be worn again.


1st Birthday Headband

This beautiful headband is sparkly and sweet, and will make a stunning prop for the millions of pictures you’re bound to take of her on her special day. Various colors available.


You’re One! Book

Super cute, this little book will make a delightful birthday gift for any 1 year old as it features sweet illustrations, and a fun rhyming text which will document the year ahead.


Colorful 1st Birthday Outfit

She’ll be the belle of the ball in this stunning tulle skirt which comes with 4 layers plus lining – team it with the glittery romper and crown headband to complete the look.


Monster Family Shirt Set

This set of three tees will make for a gorgeous family photo, and will also be the cutest way to announce to the world that it’s your little ones first birthday.


Floral First Birthday Outfit

She’ll be as pretty as a picture (and pretty in her pictures, too), in this stunning floral and tulle dress which also comes with an optional gold hat or headband.

Prices vary

Rainbow Baby First Birthday Tutu Set

This set really does contain every accessory you need to complete the outfit, although you can choose to order just one or two pieces, instead. Gorgeous, glittery, and totally rainbow-y.

Prices vary

Now You Are One Book

This book will become their new favorite bedtime story as you snuggle down together and look at the whimsical illustrations and delight in the read-aloud story. Lift the flap for personalization.


Pearhead My First Year Photo Frame

It’s a well-known fact that parents take a million photos during their baby’s first year, so use them to complete this gorgeous first year keepsake frame, for a touching first birthday gift.


First Birthday Suspender Outfit

The cake won’t be the sweetest thing on the menu at your little boy’s 1st birthday party, especially if he’s wearing this gorgeous personalized onesie and denim shorts or pants combo.

Prices vary

Custom Personalized Block

This beautiful wooden block will keep baby amused for hours, and can be kept as a keepsake, too. Engraved with details such as name, birth weight, and more, it’s gorgeously traditional and cute.


My 1st Birthday Picture Frame

This lovely frame has been crafted from ceramic and features a raised number 1 in a metallic finish, and comes with space for one 4” x 6” portrait photograph.

Prices Vary

Cute Rainbow Confetti 1 Year Old Sign

If you’ve forgotten to buy a birthday gift, take a look at this poster which can be fully personalized and delivered to you as an instant digital download, ready to print.


Unicorn First Birthday Outfit

Who doesn’t like unicorns? This magical outfit features a numbered onesie, pretty tutu, headband, necklace, and shoes in soft unicorn colors, or you can choose just one or two pieces instead.

Prices vary

My First Birthday Board Book

First words books are always a hit, but this one is extra special, because it contains all those fab words which little ones associate with birthdays, such as cake, balloons, and gifts.

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First Birthday Wooden Puzzle

You can have up to 11 letters included on this personalized puzzle, which comes in pinks and purples, or blues and white, and includes a 1st birthday cake puzzle piece, too.

Prices vary

Captain 1st Birthday Gift

Choose from 5 stunning colors as the base for this fun onesie, which comes printed with a Captain America style graphic on the front, along with the number 1.


5 Diy First Birthday Party Ideas

Diy Creative Photo Collage For Birthday Party

Let’s face it, you must have a gazillion pics of your little one, so why not turn them into a gigantic feature for their 1st birthday party? Super easy and fun to do.

Diy 1 Pinata

What’s a party without a piñata? Make your own in the shape of a number 1 (or any other age come to that) for a one of a kind gift.

Diy Rag Tie Banner

This DIY shows you how to make not just a 1st birthday party hat, but also matching onesie, and rag tie banner to hang on her highchair or table, too.

Diy Smash Cake Recipe and Tutorial

Smash cakes have become really popular, and it’s easy to see why – they are adorable. Follow the step by step instructions in this blog post to make your own – camera at the ready!

$10 Diy Girl First Birthday Tulle Outfit

Make this adorable tulle outfit for your birthday girl at a fraction of the cost by following the instructions in this tutorial, and be prepared for a lot of ‘aahhh’ moments.

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