You have the newborn gift list down pat, but what about the perfect gift for a little one's first birthday? While babies don't understand what all the fuss is about, moms and dads still want their little ones to have the perfect first birthday – and the right gifts can play a big part in that! At Green Piñata, we want to share our love of organic, eco-friendly products to help you find the perfect gift for the child(ren) you love.
Here are some of our top picks for gift ideas for that special little one's first birthday. Each of these products is guaranteed to bring delight to moms and kids alike – and you'll feel good about the purchase, too!
We love this organic clothing brand made and produced in the USA. Even better, Lucy + Leo partners with local schools to help kids design and make stuffed animals out of scrap fabric that was headed for landfills. Then they donate the product to local shelters. Adorable, safe clothing for your little ones that helps children in need? Win-win.
How cute are theses shoes? Softstar makes handcrafted, minimal shoes in Oregon, and everything they do has environmental friendliness woven through. They use solar panels, green energy purchases, and cycling programs. These shoes are designed specifically for natural movement with flexible soles so your kiddo’s feet develop healthily. They make adult shoes, too, so why not match?
We love the story behind Max & Madeleine almost as much as we love the products. Max and Madeleine were best friends born three weeks apart, and Max had food and chemical sensitivities, while Madeleine struggled with skin sensitivities. So their moms set out to create the products that were missing – safe and natural washes, creams, cleansers and more.
Under the Nile grows its cotton on a biodynamic farm without using any chemicals, pesticides or insecticides so you can rest assured your little one is snuggling safely! Not only are their clothing, toys and home decor free from harmful chemicals, everything is way softer on the skin than conventional cotton.
We love this Australian company that created a natural toothpaste safe for babies, toddlers, and children to swallow! This dental kit is perfect for a little one’s first birthday, complete with a biodegradable toothbrush made from non-GMO cornstarch.
Meet Billie Blooms – a Brooklyn and Miami-based brand that makes adorable baby bloomers suitable for boys or girls. All the bloomers are made from natural fabrics and tailored to be nothing but comfy. Bonus? They donate $1 from each pair purchased to Every Mother Counts, a nonprofit that’s making pregnancy and childbirth safer for every mother.
Turns out reusable food pouches could actually make eating fruits & veggies fun. They’re fillable, freezer-friendly, dishwasher-safe, and easy to squeeze for even the tiniest of hands! Little Green Pouch not only helps kids get the nutrients they need, but they’re also working with assisted-living facilities to help senior citizens who have a tough time holding utensils eat a little easier.
Cost: $14.99 for 4
We’re obsessed with this Little Sapling Toys Growth Chart! You can even personalize it for the birthday boy or girl. They make all their products as sustainable and socially responsible as possible, and they plant trees with every toy sold through Trees for the Future. Can’t beat that! P.S. Stay tuned for a Little Sapling Toys giveaway later this fall.
Cost: $119 and up
Finn + Emma is another favorite organic brand that uses eco-friendly dyes and all natural wood, plus everything’s made in fair trade conditions. We’re obsessed with the Big Buddy! P.P.S. Keep an eye out for a Finn + Emma giveaway this fall too!
Now that you know what to get that special little one for their first birthday, it's time to shop! In addition to these wonderful gift options, Green Piñata also makes a wonderful gift! Green Piñata delivers educational, toxin-free toys right to your recipient's door. They play for as long as they want, keep the toys that they can't part with, and return the rest for a new set of engaging toys that will deliver hours of play for both parents and little ones! Give the gift that keeps on giving, without the clutter or the waste.
Be sure to head on over to our Instagram to enter a giveaway worth $500 from all of these brands!
Have you used any of these birthday gifts? Share your reviews of them in the comments below!