Caspian’s birthday is coming up in less than a month, and I’ve been busy finding presents for him. While he’s yet to learn to read I can safely show them off here without ruining any surprise.

He arrived as the best birthday gift EVER on my special day, which makes it all so much more exciting. I can’t wait for all the fun celebrations in years to come. It happens to be so, that he’ll turn 18 on the day I turn 50 – what a party we’ll have!

Like with his Christmas presents (that we actually bought from our local charity shop) I’ve tried to keep cost down. I’m sure he’ll be begging for the newest Play Station soon enough, so as long as he’s little and probably will find the wrapping more interesting than what’s inside I’ve decide to go for inexpensive things, with a few mementoes thrown in – it is his 1st birthday after all! Though the way things are going I should probably get him gifts that are not toys or in any way designed for a baby. He’s newest obsession is a tub of Lurpak butter – well, he’s not half Danish for nothing, I guess! Taking it off him actually brings him to tears.


I’ve also gone exclusively for Scandinavian or British to represent his roots. There’re some fun, wooden building blocks from Danish store TIGER, a cardigan and rock ‘n’ roll outfit from Swedish high street brand H&M (Daddy Long Legs is a huge Led-Zepp fan, so hopefully I’ll win some brownie points there!) and a first edition of the 1998 reprint of C. S. Lewis’ Prince Caspian book from the Narnia series. I would have loved to have bought a copy of the original 1951 edition, but those are slightly out of our price range, plus I love the illustration on this one. We did take inspiration from this when we chose his name. And I would love to have this print in a larger version I could frame and hang in his room.


Lastly, I found this funky metal C in one of our local high street shops called Discover attic! They have a lot of unusual and gorgeous pieces you don’t find else where (if you are looking for a different gift and you’re not local to SW London, they also run a fab web shop). The letter is made from scrap metal of old boats and I think it will look great in Caspian’s nursery. I plan to attach a little sticker inside as it’s hollow with the date. Hopefully it will be something he can (and wants to) keep for years to come as a decorative piece.


Now I just need to find some festive wrapping paper and pick a card!

Which fun, funky or fantastic gifts did you choose for your little one’s 1st birthday?




18 thoughts on “1st BIRTHDAY GIFTS

  1. I agree with not spending a fortune on babies first christmas and birthday presents. I remember my boys first birthday present was a pull along plastic phone which he loved.
    Thanks for sharing with us, Tracey xx #happydiaries

  2. I love books so the Narnia one looks an amazing choice to me! The C is a really lovely idea too. I tended to buy mine books and Duplo type things. Happy first birthday to Caspian and I hope you both have a lovely day! 🙂 #KCACOLS

  3. Lovely gifts and the outfits are gorgeous. I really struggled with my daughter’s first birthday last week. She already had so many toys from her brother and clothes etc at Christmas! #KCACOLS

  4. I love that cardigan, so cute! And the C is really cool, with a lovely idea behind it. My daughter just turned one too and we just got her some second hand Rainbow toys (she’s obsessed with the show) and spent about £10. She had so many toys already, plus loads more for Christmas I just didn’t see the point… She was still spoiled again though. My in-laws bought her so much stuff. I feel like we could open our own creche we have so many toys around now! 🙂 #KCACOLS

    1. Very wise! They do get so much and it just builds up and builds up. Plus Caspian is still more interested in things like the remote control, an old calculator, my boots advantage card (?!) and a tub of lurpak so it seems a bit wasted 🙂 Thank you for leaving a comment.

      Nadia – ScandiMummy x

  5. Ahh Happy 1st Birthday Caspian!! I love your choices for presents. They seem to have been so thoughtfully put together. I LOVE that you managed to find a first edition of Prince Caspian reprint – the illustration is beautiful.

    I hope he has a fantastic day.

    Thank you so much for linking up to #KCACOLS and I hope to see you back again next week. X

    1. No, I can only imagine. Caspian got hold of a tissue box the other day, well, I’m sure you get the picture. Thank you for stopping by!

      Nadia – ScandiMummy x

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