wish list - first birthday

isn't it amazing how time flies?  our little nephew, drew, is having a big boy first birthday party next week and i am enjoying finding inspiration for gifts.  my go-to favorites are timeless wooden toys and beautifully illustrated classic books but who can resist a pair of teeny superhero slip ons?  i mean....

over twenty-five years in print for a reason, THIS little hardcover is so beautifully illustrated it could double as a coffee table book.
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just like mom!  a beautiful WOODEN CAMERA to enjoy for years.
super soft, super bright and a friendly face that says cuddle me!  MELISSA & DOUG are one of my favorite companies for creative toys and the 'ELVIS' LION was a hit when he became part of drew's stuffy family last christmas.
even if they can't yet read the letters on these CLASSIC WOODEN BLOCKS they are always good for stacking and making a great noise when knocking them over.
SUPERHERO SLIP ONS.  so much yes!

i would love to hear your suggestions for gift ideas for littles.  what are your go-to's?  any great books or toys you love to gift or that your own toddlers enjoy?