E.W. asks from McKinney, TX on December 30, 2006
1St Birthday Gift
My daughter will be one in February and I need birthday gift ideas. She received so many toys for Christmas that I hate to ask for more toys two months later. Does anyone have any suggestions as to a good gift that would keep on giving for a child? She does not need clothes, and I would like ask for something a little more than a savings bond. I know that is not an exciting gift for people to give her, everyone loves buying toys for the baby. Help!!
J.J. answers from Dallas on December 31, 2006
How about a membership to The Little Gym, My Gym, Gymboree or something like that. Does she have an outdoor playset yet (swing, slide, etc?)
D.M. answers from Dallas on December 31, 2006
My son's birthday is in March, not too terribly close to Christmas, but he has a house full of toys. We asked everyone to bring something that represented the world as it was that year, magazines, pictures with his friends, etc. and we put it into a box and made a time capsule for him to open on his 18th birthday. Another good idea is a college fund that my parents and we started for him on his 1st birthday. If people really want to buy your daughter something, they can contribute to that and have the satisfaction of knowing that their gift is lasting!
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L.S. answers from Dallas on December 31, 2006
You could ask for the guests to bring a copy of their favorite childhood story. Or maybe ask that they all write her a letter to put in her baby book. I think those are both sweet ideas and something that your daughter would appreciate when she got older.
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A.D. answers from Dallas on December 31, 2006
Books books books.... if they get ones she can use now.... thats more for her now... if they get ones you have to read to her... then she'll have them around for years....
M.R. answers from Dallas on December 30, 2006
Books and puzzles were a hit for my son's bday also things that are educational. Coloring books and washable crayons.I hope this helps.
D.M. answers from Dallas on December 30, 2006
Hi, I have 3 boys, ages 11, 5 & 2, and at this point, we have to visit the donation center several times a year to keep our house from over-flowing with toys they don't play with. I thought for their birthdays this next year, I would decorate their rooms, and ask family members to donate either items or money toward this cause. That way there won't be anymore clutter gathering in their rooms, and they'll have a nice space to enjoy being in. I hope this suggestion is helpful for you!
S.P. answers from Kansas City on January 03, 2007
For our daughter's first birthday we did a "dog" theme. Because she needed NOTHING, we asked for donations to the local animal shelter. She had so much fun visiting the cats and dogs there when we took the items to donate. I also like the idea of the college fund. We have a very simple household and I try as hard as I can to keep excess toys out. If someone really wants to get a gift, ask that it be something she can use for several years, like a wagon, books, or lasting toys (a doll). We did receive a zoo membership from my mom and we have both really enjoyed that gift. Keep it simple, they appreciate everything more that way!
E.T. answers from Dallas on December 31, 2006
my son's birthday is jan 25th. for his first birthday, we asked for contributions to his college fund. not flashy, but those who really care about your daughter's future will be more than happy to contribute.
this year, i'm asking for contributions to his SoccerTots registration fee. most of my friends play soccer, so I think they will enjoy that too.
M.F. answers from Dallas on December 31, 2006
We got a lot of books for my daughter's first birthday, and grandparents gave us money for a college savings account. My son got puzzles and books for his first. Maybe go to amazon.com and pick titles you want and make a wish list for her.