Memorable Gifts for a Baby Boy's First Birthday

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Memorable Gifts for a Baby Boy's First Birthday
Wrap your gift in colourful wrapping that catches his eyes. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Memorable gifts for a baby boy's first birthday preserve precious memories or serve as decorative memory keepsakes for his nursery. At a child's first birthday, parents often look back on the past year, and memory gifts help them freeze certain special moments in time. Buy the little guy a present that helps his parents showcase the past year of his life.

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Memory Books or Boxes

Buy memory books or boxes to help parents keep pictures and other treasures from their child's first year of life. Buy a blue or silver memory box, and fill it with small toys that the parents might want to keep. They can also fill the box with other items such as their son's hospital baby cap or bracelet. Scrapbooks, brag books, photo albums and other types of memory books also make good keepsake gifts.

Bronzed Items

Ask the parents if you can bronze one or more of their son's items to serve as a keepsake gift. This type of gift won't be a surprise because you need to get permission before you take items. However, many parents would love to bronze certain items and doing this for them can save a lot of time. You can also include another memory gift with the bronzed baby items if still want some element of surprise. Send items to bronzing companies online unless you have a local shop in your area. These companies bronze walking shoes, rattles and other toys. Bronzed baby items help preserve a piece of history in a one-year-old's life.

Engraved Gifts

Engraved gifts also serve as precious keepsakes for a one-year-old. Buy him a picture frame with his name engraved on the front or engrave a toy box that can stay with him as he gets older. Engraved hats and clothing can also turn into memory keepsakes. He might also like feeding spoons and forks with his name engraved on the handle.

Handprint or Footprint Kits

Buy a one-year-old boy a handprint or footprint kit. His parents will need to help him make prints, but the end result is well worth it because the prints serve as memorable keepsakes that they can place on a shelf or keep in their son's memory box. The kits come with mouldable ceramic clay mix that you can mix with water and then press into shape and let it dry.

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