First Birthday Party Gift Items
Birthday celebrations vary by culture and gender, as does the history of birthday gifts. Beginning perhaps as early as Roman times traditions were taken from other, often pagan, celebrations and applied to celebrating an individual’s birthday. But, like other holidays, religion influenced these traditions. Years ago in Europe, people believed that evil spirits would seek out and haunt someone on his or her birthday, most importantly the king. Therefore, on one’s birthday, people would gather to protect that person and would bring with them good wishes. Not ironically, these gatherings became our modern day birthday parties, and over time people brought more than just good wishes to ward off evil spirits; they brought presents too!
Every child enjoys receiving gifts on their own very special day. And our selection of gifts provides unique birthday keepsakes to remember this extra special event. If you’re looking for a unique favor presentation, think of using our Jungle Animals Lunch Box filled with stickers, blowouts, and more for a gift that can be used over and over again. Our Jungle Friends Plush Animals are also a great choice as favors for your little party guests, and come in packages of three for an added value. Split them up to give as gifts, and don’t forget to save one for the birthday girl or boy!