Don’t you love simple wooden classics like this 27-Tri-Wood (Walnut, Cherry, and Maple) Block Set at Etsy.com? Each set has 27 blocks that are 1.5″ square, sanded smooth with rounded corners, and finished with beeswax. The packaging sounds equally charming- the boxes are 100% recycled and include lots of fragrant wood curls to protect the blocks during shipping. I think this would make a really beautiful 1st birthday gift. Buy a set for $19 at the Etsy.com storefront of Little Sapling Toys.