You’ve got a birthday boy on your hands, and they’re going to be one, making their way into toddlerhood. It’s time to celebrate, and of course that means presents. Sometimes thinking of first birthday gift ideas for boys isn’t easy, especially if this is your firstborn. From simple and beautiful wooden toys, to tech-friendly toys that educate and entertain, we’ve found something for every budget.
How to choose the best first birthday gift for boys
The first year of baby’s life is a dynamic year of growth, they start with being a newborn, and then once they pass their first birthday they’ve officially reached their toddler years. They’re on the move, they’re keen to explore, and they’re more adventurous than ever before. When thinking about what toys best suit the birthday boy, think toys that will capture their new curious nature, especially things that are interactive, make noises, have the ability to push and pull, have textures, and are stimulating.
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Busy Boombox, $32
With the Fisher-Price Boombox, your baby will be dancing to the beat in the cutest way. With interactive features, baby can press, click, toggle and slide the many colourful button to hear more than 75 different fun sing-along songs, tunes, instrumental sounds and phrases. The Laugh & Learn Boombox is a fun way to introduce your baby to the ABC’s, numbers, shapes, colours and more.
Bluey Take Along Plush, $29
An Aussie favourite for many babies and children, this Bluey plush will quickly become an extra addition to the family for baby. At just over 30cm tall, this plush is the perfect size for everyday adventures and recreating memorable moments from the show.
Somersault Wooden Rainbow Stacking Rings, $10
Add a rainbow to your child’s playtime with the Somersault Wooden Rainbow Stacking Rings from Big W. Great for stacking, and playing with, these vibrant rings are made from wood and feature a range of colours and are the perfect toy for little ones who love to learn and play.
Tooky Toys Pull Along Block Cart, $41.95
Babies on the move love to build, push, pull, fill and carry with this perfect little Wooden Cart. Filled with 21 bright, multi-coloured, various shaped chunky blocks, encouraging hours of play and creativity.
VTech Tummy Time Discovery Pillow, $39
Offering three ways to play, this soft pillow giraffe provides comfortable support for your baby. The crescent-shaped pillow provides support during tummy time, or also acts as aid while they’re learning to sit. The pillow has multiple textures, patterns and colours for visual and tactile stimulation. Light-up piano keys on the removable piano introduce numbers, colours, shapes and animals, and play sing-along nursery rhymes, music and short tunes.
Cocomelon JJ’s Musical Sleep Soother, $49
A sweet bedtime pal, the Cocomelon JJ’s Musical Sleep Soother makes a clever first birthday gift idea for boys and girls. Let your child be soothed gently to sleep by the beautiful and endearing Nursery Rhymes featured on CoComelon. The Sleep Soother encourages comfortable sleep, has a soft night light, teaches song recognition and word learning.
LeapFrog Popping Colour Mixer Truck, $29
Encouraging interactive fun, baby can drop colourful balls into the mixer to change the colour of the truck. Each time they add another ball and mix the balls together, the truck will create new colours.
Somersault Wooden Car Ramp Race Track, $25
Get ready to race! The Somersault Wooden Car Ramp Race Track is a beautifully made toy that will keep your little one entertained for hours. With platforms and ramps for the cars to zoom down, the cars are the perfect size for toddler-sized hands, making it ideal for creating independent play over and over again.