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First Birthday Gift Guide for Girls

Get inspired for your bundle of joy's first birthday with these gift ideas!

A Photography Session

Every parent cherishes baby photos, so give them a gift that they can keep in their home forever. Find a talented local photographer that shoots in a photojournalistic style.

Purchase a photography package that involves them coming to the couple's home and taking family and baby photos. It's a good idea to also include all of the digital files in the package you purchase, and even one nice framed enlargement of a picture they can choose.

A Custom Silhouette Painting

Capture the beauty and innocence of a little girl's face with a custom silhouette painting.

Companies like Simply Silhouettes create reasonably-priced custom silhouettes from a picture uploaded online. The color of the canvas can be changed to a plethora of options offered by the company, and initials can be added as well.

Elsa Peretti Apple Baby Cup

This gift is definitely on the higher end, but the beautiful design and sterling silver construction make it a keepsake for generations.

You can also get a special quote or the baby's name, initials or birthdate engraved on the bottom of the cup to personalize this gift.

Starlight Papasan Cradle Swing

Mothers swear by the magic of this cradle swing for lulling fussy babies to sleep. It also features a super cute hanging mobile that keeps a kid's interest and provides entertainment, giving mom and dad a wonderful moment of peace.

Personalized Buddy Blanket

She will want to carry this one with her everywhere! It's a friend, blanket, and keepsake all in one. Personalize it for an extra sweet gift.

Baby's First Jewelry Box & Piece of Jewelry

This makes a great gift as just a jewelry box or with the baby's first piece of jewelry inside.

You can purchase a jewelry box plated with silver, covered in leather or exotic skin (stingray, ostrich, etc.), or a beautiful wooden box. Whatever type you choose, personalize it with the baby's initials, first name, or birth date.

A cute jewelry idea is a silver charm bracelet with the first charm that is reminiscent of her first birthday. A cupcake, teddy bear, or #1 are clever ideas for the first charm. The great thing about the charm bracelet present is you can provide new charms as the little girl grows up so she can add to her bracelet.

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