ARTICLE by Sophie Peterson

Best Birthday Gifts for Little Ones

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Has the countdown to your little one’s birthday begun? Birthdays can be an overwhelming and emotional time for parents, especially if it’s a first birthday. Time goes by so quickly, it’s so important to make the most of every little moment.

To help take some of the stress away, whether they are turning one, two or three, we have a great selection of adorable toys and gifts to help make their birthday one to remember. Keep reading for the ultimate birthday gift guide for your baby.

Baby Birthday Gift Guide


Tonies have created an innovative audio system that currently lives in over one million homes around the world. A Toniebox is a colourful box of joy with endless possibilities, designed to encourage your little one’s imagination to run wild, and reduce screentime.

A Toniebox can be used independently by your child, who can enjoy stories and songs from their favourite familiar characters including The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Moana, Paw Patrol and Peppa Pig.

A Toniebox makes the perfect birthday gift for your little one that will last them for many years. Once they outgrow their Peppa Pig character, they can move on to a whole world of Disney Princesses and Superheroes. There are so many characters to collect and stories to discover, Tonies are the gift that keeps on giving. There are new characters being brought out all the time too, so you’ll be sorted with stocking fillers and birthday gifts for as long as they love their Tonies.


Summer is finally here! So what better birthday gift for your summer baby than a stylish pair of Babiators sunglasses.

Sun safety is something we are hot on all year round, and Babiators sunglasses are the number one choice for children’s sunglasses that we will always recommend. Not only do they provide 100% UV protection, but they are also made from a flexible and durable material to withstand all kinds of bending and twisting - and they look so snazzy and super stylish.

Kids’ eyes are much more vulnerable to the sun than ours, so it’s super important to keep their eyes protected, especially during the sunny summer holidays.

We have a range of Babiators styles to choose from that your little one will love. If you’re planning a birthday beach trip, or a picnic party in the park, Babiators are the perfect gift to perfect your baby’s birthday outfit.

Olli Ella

Olli Ella are timeless and utterly adorable dolls loved by little ones around the world. Made from natural materials that are sustainably sourced, and with a focus on craftsmanship, Olli Ella ensure they create quality products with a minimal impact on the environment.

An Olli Ella doll would make the perfect birthday gift for your little one and would also make the perfect companion and birthday party attendee. With a range of accessories to accompany their doll such as Dinkum Dogs, carriers, carrycots and new outfits, you will have a great selection of present ideas for Christmas and their birthdays to come.

And how adorable is their new Olli Ella Clara Cupcake

Little Dutch

Little Dutch offer a wide collection of practical and exciting toys made to engage your little one and encourage them to expand their imagination and play with no limits. Every one of their toys and products are crafted to perfection and designed to provide a timeless sense of style for modern mums and dads.

From baby walkers if your little one is ready to take their first steps, to play kitchens, dollhouses, guitars and train sets, whatever your little one likes to play with, you are bound to find the birthday gift in our Little Dutch collection.

You can also get your little one their very own Little Dutch Wooden Birthday Cake so they can decorate their own cake over and over again with a range of fruit and decorative toppings. This cake is sure to provide lots of birthday party entertainment and smiles, and you can bring it out year after year and use it for siblings.

Liewood beach set

Liewood have a number of toys and gifts perfect for the summer baby birthdays. Modern, stylish and high quality, Liewood design products for little ones that are both stylish and sustainable. The brand’s ethical approach to manufacturing always puts the environment at the forefront, while also striving to create products that last for generations.

One of our favourite summer birthday gifts is the Liewood Florence Sea Creature Garden and Beach Set – perfect for all kinds of outdoor birthday parties. They also have a range of other stylish summery toys, such as a BBQ play set, and an inflatable whale float for hanging out by the water.

We hope that this baby birthday gift guide has given you plenty of ideas on what to buy your summer baby. Here at NBS, we believe in ethical parenting, so we’ve made sure that every one of our gift suggestions are products that will last your little one for many years – not just for one day - and are all made by brands that we love and trust.

Check out our entire summer collection.