Coming up with meaningful or unique first birthday gifts that either is memorable or affordable (or both) can be nerve-wracking! Baby's first birthday is a milestone event. Some families go all out. Whether you are the god parent or the aunt or next door neighbor you want it to say more than here's a present.
History of First Birthday Gifts
Historically the first birthday was a time for parents, family and friends to breathe a sigh of relief. The mortality rates were high for young children however surviving to celebrate the first birthday was monumental.
Minted coins with baby's birth year in a collectors folder
Wine bottled in baby's birth year with the idea it will be saved until the baby's 21st birthday or marriage toast
Savings bonds (affordable, personalized, and forward thinking)
Framed newspaper front page with headlines for baby's birthday
Time capsule with an item or two to start it off for the parents - pure fun for when the little one grows up!