Handmade One-Year-Old Boy Gift Ideas


Creating a homemade first birthday gift for a baby boy can seem difficult. Some gifts require you to purchase a few materials. If you are crafty you may already have everything you need. If you're making a homemade baby boy gift, create something that demonstrates your love and affection.

Clothes and Blankets

  • Get crafty and make baby boy clothes out of some simple items that you might have around the home. For instance, create a baby kimono with ribbon, bias tape and soft blue fabric. Or spin luxurious yarn, such as mohair and angora, to make a soft hat and mittens for the winter. Alternatively, create lightweight spring blankets with thin blue flannel on one side and cotton on the other.

Toys and Nursery Decorations

  • Create toys from craft materials to give a keepsake homemade gift for the baby boy. For instance, use soft foam cubes and blue sweater material to create homemade baby blocks. Buy a canning-jar lamp kit to create a homemade lamp. Decorate the lamp with a nautical or zoo theme. Alternatively, use the baby boy's outgrown clothes to create a sentimental quilt that can become a wall hanging.


  • Scrapbooks are sentimental gifts that the boy can appreciate looking at while he matures. Some quality scrapbooks are leather-bound, but you could just buy a scrapbook with a vibrant blue cover. Each page holds photos from important moments, such as the baby's first smile and his first Fourth of July. Also include trinkets, such as the baby's wristband that he came home with from the hospital. When the boy's first birthday is over add some of the decorations from his party.

Video Montage

  • Some parents continually put off doing something with their home videos. Take care of the forgotten task by uploading several home videos of the boy onto an external hard drive. Include videos of the boy coming home from the hospital and celebrating his first holidays. Then hook the hard drive up to your laptop and use video-editing software. Create transitions and subtitles. Add background music, such as a sentimental song about childhood or parenthood.

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