Re: Presents for a first birthday?
We didn't make a great big deal out of first birthday presents. Kids seem to prefer the box at that age anyway.
We bought DS1 a toy drum from Discovery Toys that he still plays with occasionally now at almost 4. I think DS2's gift was an even bigger hit though - a ball that cost me $1.99 at the grocery store as I was shopping for food for his party. He loves it and was thrilled to open it. Watching him play with it was the biggest thrill of my day.
Some people buy special keepsake gifts, like a piggy bank or a music box, if you'd like to get something like that.