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Old 09-08-2010, 04:11 AM   #1
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Birthday present ideas for a 1 year old

DD's 1st birthday is this month (where has the time gone?) and my MIL and SIL are asking for ideas for her.

DH and I are getting her a hooded bath towel, a carseat poncho and some fridge magnets.

We don't need more toys and useless items junking up the house. Any ideas we can give them for presents? Maybe something educational or useful?

We are a book loving family so she already has TONS of those, unless you have a super duper awesome book in mind

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Old 09-08-2010, 10:34 AM   #2
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Super cute outfits! Or monogrammed shirts/dresses. A little potty to potty train later on in the year? Hairbows/headbands? Educational movies, or ones that are her favorite? My dd's is dora. Socks?
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Old 09-08-2010, 11:21 AM   #3
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Re: Birthday present ideas for a 1 year old

i need ideas too. but more for toys. DD has no toys really except rattles and stuffed animals. I figure around 1 she will start liking more toys? What are good ones?
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Old 09-08-2010, 02:25 PM   #4
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At around 1, my daughter really enjoyed a little photo album I made for her through Snapfish. It is a little bigger than the size of a business card and has about 10 pages. The photos are mostly of her, mom, dad and a few cousins. She also liked the Plan Toys Animal Memo:


http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B001DJ6QS2/ref=nosim/chrisficti-20

In the realm of plastic toys, she also recieved the Fisher Price Little People school bus and honestly, it was probably her favorite toy the whole year. She still plays with it at 2, and now she puts the little people to sleep like she does her dollies. hth.
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I don't know...my boy turned one today and he has toys that were his older brothers. I just bought him a set up cups for the bath tub that do cool things and a nice book of first words.
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Old 09-08-2010, 05:47 PM   #6
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This was the biggest hit out of all the toys we had at that age. Folds up small so it can be stored under the bed - a big bonus.

Edited to add, at 2.5, he still plays with it.
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The Daring Book for Girls http://www.daringbookforgirls.com/

She may be too young but we have The Dangerous Book for Boys it's a nice one to have!
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How about a year membership to the zoo or Children's Museum?
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We've asked people not to buy our kids a ton of toys they don't even play with most of them anyways. Books are the thing that get used the most in our house so were getting them each more books and thats about it for birthdays.
Books, puzzles, memberships (zoo, museum, classes)
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Re: Birthday present ideas for a 1 year old

The "gift of experience" is always great (zoo, aquarium, etc...). A friend's DD is just about to turn 1, and her absolute favorite when she comes over is all of our fake food (she likes it all - felt, wood, and plastic).
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