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Old 09-04-2006, 11:30 AM   #1
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Presents for a first birthday?

Okay ladies, I am kind of clueless. What kind of things do children get for a first birthday. I don't have a clue and it will be comming up here before I know it. I want to get something appropriate and not something lavish, but I need help!
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Old 09-04-2006, 11:48 AM   #2
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A big huge chocolate cake with TONS of colors of icing on it LOL
We got dd a simple small toy, she didn't know it was a special day, and didn't really seem to care.
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Old 09-04-2006, 06:18 PM   #3
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We didn't make a great big deal out of first birthday presents. Kids seem to prefer the box at that age anyway.

We bought DS1 a toy drum from Discovery Toys that he still plays with occasionally now at almost 4. I think DS2's gift was an even bigger hit though - a ball that cost me $1.99 at the grocery store as I was shopping for food for his party. He loves it and was thrilled to open it. Watching him play with it was the biggest thrill of my day.

Some people buy special keepsake gifts, like a piggy bank or a music box, if you'd like to get something like that.
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Re: Presents for a first birthday?

Well, Delaney got a few big things. I got her a PBK Everywhere chair with her name embroidered on it. She loves having her own chair in the living room.

She also got a swingset from her papa.

A wagon is always a hit.

Her favorite present was........ a battery operated bubble machine! LOL
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For DD, we focused on books and quality wooden puzzles. Things she would enjoy for a while and learn from. Other than that, it was money into her savings account. Our families did buy her clothes and some other odds and ends, but many contributed to her savings as well.
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I'm going to get Hannah a brand new cloth diaper!

No seriously though, I never get the kids much when they're this young. Something to bang, or something that makes noise...and wrapped in lots of wrapping paper.
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