Memorable First Birthday Gifts

baby's 1st birthday portrait

A child’s first birthday is a special moment. Although the baby may not remember his or her first birthday, this is a meaningful milestone for parents, especially if this is their first child. As a friend or family member, you can help make this day even more special with a meaningful first birthday present.

Sentimental First Birthday Present Ideas

While you can always get a child a new toy or give the parents some more baby supplies, these gifts may not last and could ultimately be forgotten. Instead, try these memorable first birthday gifts that the parents and the child can look back on fondly for many years to come.


Framed Portrait

The parents probably have a million pictures of their precious little one, but they may be limited to their phones or only posted on social media. A child’s first year keeps parents busy and printing out and framing these photos may not be a priority. You can help the parents out by doing this for them or setting up a photo shoot and pulling out the best shots. Custom framing can then help you create the perfect frame to display these photos. Even just one framed portrait of their child can be the greatest gift that the parents receive all year.


Shadowbox of Memorabilia

Another memorable first birthday gift could be a collection of memorabilia from the baby’s first year put together in a display. This unique shadow box idea allows the preservation of these mementos while still allowing people to admire them. Memorabilia could include the baby’s hospital blanket, their hospital band, a cast of their feet or hands, as well as a picture of the first sonogram. This first birthday present may even bring tears to the parents’ eyes.


Before & After Photos

Children grow a considerable amount from the day they are born until their first birthday. For most people, it is the year in their life with the most notable changes. A picture is worth a thousand words, and you can capture this transformation with two side-by-side photos in a singular frame. The first photo could be from the hospital or the child’s first few days, and the second picture could be a recent photo or one from the child’s first birthday party.


Mark the Ages

A child’s first year of life can fly by for the parents, and the years do not stop coming. A sentimental first birthday present may be a ready-made collage-style frame with several open spots for photos for the years to come. The parents can add a new picture each year to show the child’s growth. When the frame is finally filled, everyone can look back fondly at how much the child grew. Our picture framing experts in Boca Raton can help you find the perfect frame to gift.


A child’s first birthday is a precious milestone. At Rosenbaum Framing, we can help you capture this moment as well as several others in the years to come. To learn more about how we could help you with your framing needs, call 561-994-4422.


Karen Roumay

Author: Karen Roumay

Karen is a second-generation art and framing expert who grew up in the industry. Whether you’re framing a treasured family heirloom or a valuable work of fine art, Karen can help you enhance your piece and ensure that it fits your style and decor.