There are so many different things you can get a one-year-old for his birthday, where do you even start?
I always start by asking the parent of the child what he might want or need. The last thing you want as a parent is to have a bunch of stuff taking up space that your little one will never use. Also ask if they have a registry list. I put together a quick one on Amazon.com so if people ask, there are all sorts of ideas they can pick from. I even included the link with the invite when it went out. It makes it easier for your guests, and for you.
And finally, I love a themed gift or a personalized gift, so if you prefer to go that way, I don’t think you can ever go wrong. Etsy.com, Pottery Barn Kids, and Pinhole Press are just a few places I like to shop for such gifts. But whatever the gift is, it should speak to the receiver. If he likes music, get a band in a box, if she likes dolls, get a doll that looks like her and has an outfit that represents something she likes to do.
The possibilities are endless, but with just a little bit of thought and effort you can arrive with the perfect present.