Tips to Finding a Gift for 1 Year Old that Moms will Appreciate
If you are shopping for a gift for a 1 year old let’s be honest, the gift is really for the mother! It might be a cute outfit, but who will be responsible for dressing baby up? Mom! Even if you find the best possible gift, the truth is that a 1 year old probably won’t remember your perfect gift. But who will? You guessed it- mom!
When shopping for a gift for a 1 year old, feel free to get excited looking at all the cute outfits, toys, and accessories, but don’t forget about mom. Thankfully, there are plenty of perfect gifts that moms will appreciate that you can get for baby. If you are a mom, you understand how awesome it is getting the gifts that you need and will use. If you aren’t a mom, trust us, if you ever have kids one day you will realize it as well!
Being a mom, especially a new mom, is one of the most exciting times in life, but it is also one of the busiest, most exhausting times. If you are invited to a bday party for a 1 year old, or are just looking for a sweet gift to surprise baby with, keep these tips in mind to help you find something that will make both baby and mom happy!
1. Gift an All-In-One Baby Monitor
If you are looking to splurge, a great gift idea for a 1 year old is an upgraded baby monitor! If you know the new mom is trying to train baby to sleep in his or her room, this is a must have item to give her peace of mind. Best of all, if you get an all-in-one monitor it will come with all sorts of other really cool features, such as two-way talk, the ability to play lullabies, a nightlight, and more.
Baby monitors have come such a long way and are now seriously high tech and give you a clear picture (and audio) of what is going on in baby’s room. Trust us, any mom would absolutely appreciate this gift and put it to great use each and every day. Plus, elements like the lullabies and nightlight will make it a gift that baby will love as well!
2. Memory Books are Priceless
You might think you’ll remember all those precious moments with your baby, but the truth is, you might not! It isn’t a lack of love, but more just the actual reality of being a busy mom! For that reason, a great gift is to get an updated memory or baby book that mom can use to record all sorts of memories - from big milestones like first steps and first words, to silly anecdotes she will absolutely love looking back on years from now.
Best of all, by keeping it in a dedicated book this gives her a priceless keepsake that she will treasure forever- and can one day pass down to baby when he or she is all grown up and maybe thinking about having his or her own kids! With her new busy schedule buying items like this are probably towards the bottom of her to-do list, so it makes for an excellent gift to surprise her with!
3. Help Document the Memories
Yes we are talking about pictures, they are some of the best memories to have to look back on years from now! A great gift idea that mom can share with her baby is either offering to take pictures of them for baby’s first birthday, or booking a photoshoot with a photographer to help capture the moment. Sometimes the best gifts aren’t tangible items, but instead are priceless memories that will last a lifetime!
Mom will definitely enjoy picking out the perfect outfit for the big photoshoot, and then best of all she will have the photos themselves to look back on and remember the fun she had with her baby turning 1! Involve the rest of her family as well for some truly priceless memories that they will value forever.
4. Sometimes, Practical is Best
It may not feel super exciting to give a gift of diapers, bottles, or food, but in all honesty it makes for the perfect gift! Busy moms are just that, busy, and the items that they absolutely need every day are those basic necessities like diapers and food. There will be plenty of opportunities to get more exciting fun gifts, but when it comes to dealing with a new mom and a 1 year old, it is really true that practical is best.
Knowing that she doesn’t have to go out to the store to get more diapers can be such a relief- maybe as a result she’ll find a few spare moments to spend on herself! The side effects of your practical gift may be best of all, and we guarantee she will appreciate these necessary items.
5. Consider a Subscription Box
There really are subscription boxes for everything, and that includes items for babies and parents! This is a great gift idea that can make even more basic items a bit more fun. Who doesn’t enjoy getting a surprise box of goodies each month? Best of all, you can decide what type of subscription service you would like to gift. From clothing, to food items, to educational toys, to gifts specifically for parents, you can go in just about any direction.
This is a great way to gift some excellent items to baby and mom without having to actually make any decisions on what to get! If you are indecisive or out of ideas, a subscription service may be just the way to go. The boxes are curated by teams that are dedicated to providing the best items, so you know you will be gifting things that mom and baby will love and put to good use.
6. Safety First
Finally, of all the things that a mom will appreciate the most, it is that her child is safe. No matter what gift you decide to get- whether it is more fun or more practical - make sure most importantly that it is safe! Be wary when it comes to used items, and make sure any toys or games don’t have small pieces that a 1 year old could choke on.
New moms have enough to worry about on a daily basis, don’t add to her stress by accident by gifting something that she has to closely monitor or keep away from baby! Make sure the gift is either exclusively for mom, or something that is designed to be used with a 1 year old. That way, you know everyone will be happy and safe!
If you are shopping for a 1 year old, you have got to also consider his or her mother as well. She is the one that is essentially receiving the gift, so make sure you get something that she will appreciate and put to good use! We hope these tips have helped you get in the right mindset as you start shopping for the perfect gift.
What would you appreciate most (or did you appreciate most) as a busy mom with a 1 year old? Let us know, and happy shopping!