Thursday, 8 December 2016


So it's official. I have a one year old!!! 

Freya turned one a few days ago now and I thought I'd share the gifts her daddy and I bought her since she's been enjoying them so much. We struggled a bit with what to buy a one year old, and if truth be told, we ignored the age recommendation on a few things, but what harm can she really do with a plastic tea set?! Freya loves every single thing mentioned in this post and she's a pretty typical one year old, so I hope this gives some of you some inspiration if you have a first birthday coming up any time soon!

Freya loves bouncing on absolutely anything (regardless of whether it's actually bouncy or not) so a trampoline was an absolute must for us. This one was quite tricky to build but it was a bargain at £29.99 and is on offer at Argos at the moment for £24.99! 

Now I know it's probably a bit ambitious to expect Freya to be able to actually build this train, but she loves bashing blocks together and is always trying to figure out how to take them apart and put them back together again, so we thought we'd just add to her collection with this purchase.


Freya has a hand-me-down play basket at her Nanna's house from her big cousin and she loves taking the items out and then tidying them away again so we decided to buy her one of her very own to keep at home. 

Along the same lines as the bricks, Freya loves putting smaller things inside of bigger things so stacking cups were another definite birthday present for our baby girl.

 The Bruin Baby's First Band is a 2-in-1 instrument which is part piano and part xylophone (and makes a LOT of noise). Now for some reason I can't find the actual item ANYWHERE on the internet, which is a real pain. BUT I have found something very similar from the same brand - The Bruin 3 in 1 Musical set for £19.99, although the Baby's First Band only cost us around £12.00 . 
Our baby girl has a bit of a weird relationship with Peppa. She really, really loves the books, and the soft toys and the puzzles. She can recognise Peppa on cards and on yoghurt pots but she absolutely HATES the programme. It just really doesn't grab her attention in the slightest, but I couldn't not buy her something Peppa related knowing how much she loves that annoying little pig.

And that's your lot, I'm afraid! We didn't want to go OTT for Freya's birthday, mainly because we don't want her to grow up expecting a mountain of presents when we can't predict what our future financial situation will be, and secondly because she didn't have the slightest clue that it was her birthday so why spend hundreds on a day she won't even remember?! 

Can you remember what you bought your baby for their first birthday? Or do you have any ideas for gifts if their birthday is coming up? I'd love to know!

Thanks for reading, 

Grace x