Jaspy’s 1st Birthday Gift Ideas

I can’t even believe I’m writing this but Jaspy will turn 1 in a months time and I’ve been searching for some 1st birthday presents for him. He has so many lovely toys that I’m more interested in focusing on a few memorable and personalised gifts. I also know that friends and family will get him lots of fun things to play with so I can get away with the cute (boring for him) ideas that he’ll hopefully appreciate when he’s older.


Baby Clothes Blanket

From the minute I bought Jaspy’s first little ‘I love mum and dad’ jumper in Dubai I told myself I’d have a blanket made with all of my favourite items of his clothing. I planned to do it once he grew out of his newborn items (oh my goodness they were so tiny) but then I thought it would be nicer to collect them throughout his first year and give it to him on or soon after his 1st birthday.

I wish I could keep all of his teeny tiny vests and jumpers but I know that would be ridiculous so I’ve been sorting his clothes as and when into charity, friends babies, keep for next baby and make into blanket. I found a company online that makes them but I may search on Etsy for a slightly less expensive option … or even attempt it myself!

Photo credit: Patchwork Castle

Photo credit: Patchwork Castle


Personalised Rabbit

As Jaspy is and always will be my little Rabbit; I really want to get him a rabbit comforter with his name on. He has so many rabbit teddies but as I know when he’s older it’ll be a push to get him to keep even one, I’d like to make that one extra special! Petit-Bateau not only do personalised toy rabbits but also towels, vests, sleeping bags and vests!1234801_FPPERSO


Special Photoshoot

You all know I’m a lover of taking photos, especially of my scrummy bum Jaspy. I’ll definitely be doing a cake smash but I’d also like to do a chalkboard picture. I’ve seen so many fab ideas, writing babies favourites, their stats, memorable things about them; but this (below) is so simple yet cute!

Photo credit: Agency Pix

Photo credit: Agency Pix


Family Puzzle

I found this idea on Pinterest – Oh what a boring world it would be without it – and thought it was so brilliant! Not only is it a toy Jaspy can play with; and a developmental one at that; but it’s also personalised and made with love! The family puzzle can be filled with images of bambinos loved ones that will make them smile and help them to learn their names all in one go!





Well that’s all I’ve gotten so far. To be honest I think these may be quite time consuming so I won’t aim to get too much more but I’d love to hear your ideas! What did you get/ have planned to get your baby for their 1st birthday?


Thanks for reading!



  • Lauren Varley
    18th March 2015 at 8:17 am Reply

    I can’t believe he’s soon 1 already…it goes by so quick! Some great ideas, I was thinking of doing the same with some of Joey’s favourite clothes but instead of a blanket get it made into a beanbag toy. I think I’ll definitely have him do a Photoshoot aswell. I really love the shape toy with the pictures, such a great idea.

    • Jessica
      18th March 2015 at 8:57 am Reply

      I know it’s so crazy! Ooh a beanbag what a fab idea! I saw a cushion too which I liked but a beanbag would be great …. I may need more clothes haha

  • Dianne
    18th March 2015 at 5:11 pm Reply

    The blanket will be lovely as a keep sake x

    • Jessica
      25th March 2015 at 8:47 am Reply

      Definitely, I just need to crack on and get it made!

  • Amie Madgett
    23rd March 2015 at 12:34 pm Reply

    I am using @keepsakesfrommysewimgroom to make my little boys quilt, her prices are amazing, even for the biggest size they are just over £200. Everywhere else I looked they were £500+! You can find her on Instagram 🙂 x

    • Jessica
      25th March 2015 at 8:46 am Reply

      Ooh thanks lovely I’ll check her out! Thats a fab price!!

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