Creative birthday gift ideas for a one year old: Part 2 of 3

Did you catch my last post on making a DIY makeup kit as a gift for a one-year-old? Today I'm sharing another super-creative gift idea for a one-year-old that you can assemble yourself, and they'll play with over and over.  

Creative and unique DIY birthday presents for a one year old. Shows how to make a play purse filled with things that toddlers LOVE, like a wallet, keys, and a phone. Great idea!
Ever since she was a few months old and first started picking things up, my daughter has loved playing with the contents of my purse. Wallet, keys, phone- she loves it all! So I decided to assemble a purse of her own for her first birthday. 
Creative and unique DIY birthday presents for a one year old play purse
I found a small purse at a thrift store (I did clean it, but if you're squeamish about germs you could purchase an inexpensive new bag.) I made sure it was small enough that Emma could easily carry it around. I also bought a wallet at the same thrift store. This one looks a lot like mine, so I knew she would love it! 

Next, I added a pack of tissues, my old iPhone, and some keys on a keychain. The keys were new (I was attempting to avoid germs) but I did find that the newly cut keys had really sharp edges- so be careful if you decide to take that route.

Next, I found some things to put in the wallet.
Creative and unique DIY birthday presents for a one year old  purse
I added some [expired] coupons, wallet-sized photos of my husband, Emma and me, and a bunch of "credit cards." These were any cards I could find that I didn't need anymore, including used gift cards and rewards cards that I had doubles of or no longer used.
Creative and unique DIY birthday presents for a one year old: play purse and wallet
And that's it! I packed it all up and put it into the purse. Emma loves it, and she's even found some new items to add, like a hairbrush.
Creative and unique DIY birthday presents for a one year old: play purse
What do you think? I had so much fun assembling this purse for Emma, and she plays with it all the time. Be sure to stay tuned for part 3 in this series- coming soon!



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5 comments:

  1. Such a cute gift! I remember my daughter (now a teen) carrying a purse stage. It was so adorable. Thank you for linking up this idea at Welcome Home Wednesdays!

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    1. Sure! Thanks for having me. :)

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  2. Perfect! My daughter loves purses too so we went to the Target dollar bin and bought her very own "purse" and contents to put in it. She loves it to this day and can't get enough of it! Thanks for such a thoughtful share on #SHINEbloghop last week. Hope to you see you again tomorrow for another round :)

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    1. I'm so glad you had fun making your own purse! It seems to be a crowdpleaser no matter what. ;) Thanks for hosting your fantastic link party.

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  3. Awesome idea! Someone needs to collect great ideas like this and give for baby shower gifts, before it's too late!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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