Ideas for a Boy or Girl's First Birthday Present

It may not always be easy to know what present to get for a small girl; what is hot this year? Peppa Pig and In The Night Garden are the most popular for 2015. We have done the research for you: we asked the parents of some one- to five-year-olds what their little girls like, and we've found lots of the best things for you to choose from for your favourite preschooler. If you do not see something suitable on this page, use our Search option to look for more ideas!

First Tooth-Curl and Frame Set
First Tooth-Curl and Frame Set - 8.99

First Tooth-Curl and Frame Set

Gift wrap service Free postage (over £30.00)
£8.99 From The Gift Experience
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First Tooth-Curl and Frame Set

A really cute little gift set that makes a great Christening or new baby present ..

In The Night Garden Igglepiggle's Bedtime Boat
In The Night Garden Igglepiggle's Bedtime Boat - 24.99

In The Night Garden Igglepiggle's Bedtime Boat

£24.99 From Howleys Toys
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In The Night Garden Igglepiggle's Bedtime Boat

Based on Igglepiggle's iconic boat from the much-loved In the Night Garden TV show this Bedtime Boat has been specially designed to gently soothe little ones to sleep. Features include a lightshow comprising of a colourful array of stars to help relax and reassure at night soft lullabies to help drift off to sleep and 10 short themed stories to help form the bedtime routine. Can be used as a soft glowing occasional light and has an adjustable volume and timer control. 3 x AA batteries required.\nSuitable for ages 12 months +

Children's Plate
Children's Plate - 27.99

Children's Plate

£27.99 From Made With Love and Sparkle
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Children's Plate

Welcome to our new and unique plates. The plates are made of solid wood and food safe waxed to make them really stand out. The wood is a mixture of Beech & Heaver both extremely strong and tough. Perfect for any little person. A message of your choice will be engraved on the boards. See below for details on this.\nWe recommend the boards to be cleaned with a soft damp cloth. Don’t submerge in water or wash in a dishwasher as this will destroy the board.\nPlease allow 8-10 working days for dispatch.

Personalised Teddy Cutlery Set
Personalised Teddy Cutlery Set - 12.99

Personalised Teddy Cutlery Set

£12.99 From Prezzybox
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Personalised Teddy Cutlery Set

Child's 4 piece stainless steel cutlery set engraved with Teddy motif and child's first name up to 15 characters Boxed Measurements. Not suitable for children under 36 months. Ideal for Birthday, Christening, Confirmation, Naming Day, Baptism

Engraved Silver Bangle
Engraved Silver Bangle - 34.99

Engraved Silver Bangle

£34.99 From Always Personal
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Engraved Silver Bangle

Our gorgeous sterling silver bracelet for children is an extra special gift which can be personalised with a child's name. Perfect for Christenings, 1st Birthday's or as birth gift the bracelet is expandable and can be engraved with up to 14 characters. The personalised bracelet measures approx. 4.8cm in diameter and expands up to 5.6cm. It comes presented in an organza pouch, ready to give as a gorgeous personalised gift. Create your personalised bangle now by entering the name to be engraved below, then adding to your basket. FREE 1st Class Delivery Dispatched within 1-3 Working Days

We know what little girls want for their birthday or Christmas!

It may not always be easy to know what present to get for a small girl; what is hot this year? Peppa Pig and In The Night Garden are the most popular for 2015. We have done the research for you: we asked the parents of some one- to five-year-olds what their little girls like, and we've found lots of the best things for you to choose from for your favourite preschooler. If you do not see something suitable on this page, use our Search option to look for more ideas!

Our gifts have all been researched and carefully selected by mums and dads of very young boys and girls, so you can be sure that the gift ideas we present will be things that a child is likely to really appreciate as a 1st birthday present. Of course, not all children have exactly the same tastes, so we've asked our go-fers to select a variety of gifts of different types and at various prices that would be suitable for a first birthday gift.
If you don t see the perfect gift for your young friend on this page, use our Search option: tell us how much you want to spend and, optionally, enter up to three things that they are interested in (eg <i>TeleTubbies, Teddies, etc.</i>), and the Gift Gofers will come up with some more great suggestions.

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    How to find Gift Ideas

    At the top of each page you'll see a row of orange tabs labelled with types of occasions (Birthdays, Anniversaries, etc.) When you hover your pointer over these, a row of additional choices will pop up below. For example, if you hover over "Anniversaries", the additional options that appear are "Any", "Silver", "Pearl" and so on. Choose one of the additional options, and you'll then see a selection of ideas for that occasion. These are just a few of the hundreds of ideas we have for each occasion, and they include ideas for men and women and at various prices. If you don't see anything there that catches your attention, or if you'd like to see some more suggestions, use the Search Options (see the next topic).

    Using the Search Options

    On every page you'll see a box, just below the row of orange tabs, where you can enter some details about the person you're buying a gift for.


    Currently, we only have gifts from UK suppliers. We will be adding suppliers form the US and Australia/New Zealand soon; if you would like us to let you know when these are available, send us a note via the Contact form.


    There are two boxes for price: From and To. Enter the range that you are prepared to spend in these boxes.


    This box is shown on most pages, but in some cases (eg, Newborn Baby or 18th Birthday) it isn't shown. If it's there, enter the person's age (take a guess if you're not sure!)


    You probably know the gender of the person ... but in some cases (for example if you are buying a wedding anniversary gift for a couple) this isn't relevant. In that case, choose Either.

    Hobbies and Interests

    If you know that the person has a particular hobby or interest, such as golf, sailing, horses, and so on, you can enter up to three of them into the three boxes. Be sure to put just one interest in each box! When the search is done, it will only find things that are relevant to those interests.

    Go Fer It!

    When you're happy with your search options, click the Go Fer It button. We'll then search our database and present you with a list of suggested gifts for that person. They are displayed in a scrolling conveyor-belt style list - scroll along to see what's there. When something catches your eye, click on it and the product's full details will open in a new window.

    Saving Your Searches

    After you've done a search you will see an option, above the scrolling conveyor belt, to save your search. This makes it easy for you to come back another time and quickly find more ideas for the same person, or for another person of a similar age. You'll need to create a GiftGofers account (it's very simple and only takes a minute) and then you will be able to go to the My Stuff tab to review your saved searches (and lots of other useful stuff!).

    Wish Lists

    As you are browsing the super ideas we suggest for you, you'll probably see some things that you would love to get for yourself. When this happens, click on the Wish List icon to save that item to your personal Wish List. You will then be able to send your Wish List to your friends and family so they'll know exactly what to get YOU for your next birthday or Christmas present!

    Any Questions?

    If you have any questions about GiftGofers, please use the Contact Us link that's at the top of every page to send us a message. We love to hear form our visitors! Please let us know if you have any feedback or suggestions for ways that we could improve!

    About is a place to come and find ideas for presents for all sort of occasions: birthdays, Christmas, wedding anniversaries ... just about any gift-giving occasion!

    What Makes us Special?

    Our gift ideas have all been carefully selected by people of various ages and interests. so you can be sure that the things we suggest will be what people really want to receive rather than somebody's idea of what they might like. Suppose you need to find something for your aunt and uncle's silver wedding anniversary. Do you think they really want an engraved silver plate, or a newspaper from the day they were married? No! What they'd really love to receive is a champagne balloon flight, or a West End theatre trip, or a couple of bottles of good wine ... And how about your nine-year-old nephew? What do little boys want this year? Do a GiftGofers search and you'll find lots of excellent suggestions at various prices!

    Whose products do we Sell?

    We have thousands of products in our database, from a variety of reputable online retailers. You'll recognise big names such as NotOnTheHighStreet, Hamleys, Getting Personal, H. Samuel, Flowercard, and many others. Some of our suppliers are small, specialty companies who supply unique, original products that you won't find on the High Street. Because we represent such a variety of retailers, we can suggest a wide range of products at various prices for men and women, boys and girls, of all ages.

    What about payment and shipping?

    We do not handle any payments or shipping. When you see something you like on our website, simply click on the product to go directly to the retailer's website and purchase the item directly from them. There's no middleman to deal with.

    How to Contact us

    We are always happy to hear feedback and suggestions from our visitors. Just click on the Contact Us link at the top of any page and send us you comments.

    Who Are We?

    We are a small family-run business based in Hertfordshire, England.