For Truman's first birthday on March 6th and Jude's second birthday on March 8, I gave them a menagerie of stuffed animals. I get my toys at a place called Little Marc, one in a cluster of Marc Jacobs boutiques in our neighborhood, the West Village. These high-quality creatures are made by the German company Steiff; I've been giving them to Jude & Tru for special occasions and they are developing quite the collection. The company was founded in 1880 and the quality of the craftsmanship is unmatched. An entire zoo of options is available. For this birthday I gave them a baby bear, baby elephant, a wolf, and a giant panda that can be ridden. Jude had great fun unwrapping the big cellophane packages on behalf of she and her little brother.
Take a look: