My 1st Years – Gifts For New Babies


What’s one of the best bits about having babies?

The talcum powder smell, the love and joy they give you, the fun you have with them?

Noooo, one of the best bits about babies is shopping for them!

Unfortunately my two just keep growing and growing (grrr – but my gosh weren’t they gorgeous?!) so Baby Gap is no longer as exciting as it once was, but a girl can dream. I don’t think that ‘shopping’ is enough of a reason to have another child so luckily my friends have started re-creating, meaning I can indulge my baby shopping fantasies (thats shopping for items for babies, not shopping for actual babies) without being pregnant. Fun!


I think that when you have a baby it’s wonderful to receive really special gifts for them. When my two were small my friends were incredibly generous and gifted us with a plethora of gorgeous items and I’m happy to carry that tradition on. Which is how I came across My 1st Years.

My 1st Years started with value, personalisation and quality in mind and is growing to be one of the biggest personal baby gift companies in the UK. Their tagline is ‘Made With Love’ and the founders really enjoy seeing the pleasure and joy their products bring to new parents. I love a happy business story!

They offer a really wide range of products so I’ve picked out some of my favourites to show you. If you’re really struggling though I think a personalised baby blanket is always a lovely way to show someone you’re excited about their new arrival and my favourite is the cable knit. It’s truly a gift that will be treasured forever; I still have Elfie and Hux’s old baby blankets on their beds, and yes I nuzzle them on occasion. Weird things mums do, right?


Clockwise, from top left: gingham dressing gown £25, limited edition gold throne £200, ditsy storage basket £35, soldier pyjamas £30, pack of two bibs £12.

Thank-you My 1st Years for supporting MTT! 

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  1. I keep seeing cute baby clothes everywhere and miss not having a baby to buy them for! x

    Posted 4.16.15 Reply
  2. Nothing weird about a bit of nuzzling ;-)

    Posted 4.16.15 Reply
  3. abigail wrote:

    Love those little soldier pjs!

    Posted 4.16.15 Reply
  4. Lori wrote:

    Aww this made me broody! I was so excited to shop for cute things when F was tiny. x

    Posted 4.17.15 Reply
  5. Can I blame you later when I have to tell my husband how much I’ve splurged over on this website…? Eek! Gorgeous bits…I think I’m being really good and not buying lots of bits for the baby, that is currently the size of a large banana, but then I mooch past baby shops and can’t help myself! x

    Posted 4.21.15 Reply