Help - Gifts for Little Ones

Updated on December 18, 2012
R.K. asks from Holden, MA
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OK, I'm so out of practice buying gifts for 1 and 3 year olds. They have every book and toy in the world. Please, please, help me with any all suggestions. Thanks!

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answers from Boston on

Maybe something for them to put their books and toys in?? I know at that age my daughters favorite things were the boxes that the toys came in. The bigger the box the better. Stuffed animals are always nice too.

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answers from Lancaster on

I am not sure what you r relationship to the kids is, but I love when the grandparents buy us tickets for amusement parks and children's museums and then come with us. Or offer to help pay for gymnastics class or whatever activities the kids are involved in. Magazine subscriptions are good too- Babybug for the one year old and High Five for the three year old.

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answers from Grand Forks on

Entertainment like a zoo membership, museum membership, YMCA membership, lessons, classes, or childrens theater tickets.

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answers from Washington DC on

Bins for toys. Things they need - shoes, pjs, jackets, clothes. Magazine subscriptions (like Ranger Rick, Jr) for the older one. Maybe something to entertain them in the car or a new educational video if you allow TV. Play Dough.

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answers from Los Angeles on

I am a BIG lover of wooden puzzles for these ages!

And stacking cups, those are are bath toys for this age!

~Wish my kids were still this little!

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answers from Dallas on

For the 3 year old: Bike helmet, more books, rain coat, umbrella, rain boots, bike basket, new pillow or cozy blanket, educational video games, play tent, fishing pole, tackle box

For the 1 year old: More books (can they have too many?), blanket, stuffed animal, grocery cart or stroller, and anything that can be filled up and dumped right back out!

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answers from Provo on

Can you take the 3 yr old shopping to choose their own gift? Toys, clothes, even food. If they get to choose it, they are happy. My daughter got money for her birthday and we went to ToysRUs for her to choose her own gift. It was an enlightening shopping trip. To her, the $16 horse and the $2 pink castle shaped container of bubbles were equally valuable.

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