Is this the stupidest baby gift yet?

(57 Posts)
LackingNameChangeInspiration Sun 19-Aug-12 21:51:23

if not, what tops it?
www.notonthehighstreet.com/letterfestengraving/product/personalised-date-stone
- y'cant even re-gift it/charity shop it! you just gotta find it a bottom of a drawer to call home confused, or set it free on a beach to re-integrate with the other stones! totally totally useless!

lighthousekeeping Sun 19-Aug-12 21:53:15

I dont know but that names pretentious. I guess if you lived in a beach hut at the Hamptons it might fit in with your decor.

Napdamnyou Sun 19-Aug-12 21:56:26

I would rather have a cake, tbh. Or a bottle of whisky.

BigHairyFlowers Sun 19-Aug-12 21:57:42

That gave me the wiggins, the first thing I thought when I saw it was it looked like something you'd leave by a grave. A new baby gift? If someone gave me that as a baby gift I'd be utterly mortified.

LackingNameChangeInspiration Sun 19-Aug-12 21:59:23

I wouldn't even know what to say about it in a thank you note confused

"thanks for the stones, they're nice and solid!"????

Napdamnyou Sun 19-Aug-12 22:00:31

Destined to be thrown at the tv at least once during the toddler years...

LackingNameChangeInspiration Sun 19-Aug-12 22:00:58

"our newborn is very into geology at the moment so they're perfect!"

BikeMedalsRunningMedals Sun 19-Aug-12 22:06:53

We gave one if those to DH's uncle and aunt as a ruby wedding gift, it had their initials with a heart in between.
They've incorporated into their rockery - they are really into gardening.

Also gave one to a child as a Pagan Naming gift. His name means 'stone' in medieval English, so it seemed appropriate enough.

Pomtastic Mon 20-Aug-12 13:33:20

yy, even the photographer looks like they've had trouble knowing what to do with them! Just plonked them on a plate on a bench.

My brother did give DD the biggest Toblerone ever for her first Christmas...she was born 26th Nov.

But at least I got to eat that - wtf would you do with a stone?!!!

usualsuspect Mon 20-Aug-12 13:35:36

I think they are quite nice.

usualsuspect Mon 20-Aug-12 13:35:58

But then I have no taste grin

StinkyPig Mon 20-Aug-12 13:38:16

Pointlessness aside of the actual item.

Cosmo? Seriously?

BerthaTheBogBurglar Mon 20-Aug-12 13:38:19

Those two on the plate really do look like there should be a third one with "RIP" on it.

JustinBoobie Mon 20-Aug-12 13:50:36

soz, I quite like it... not sure why though.

I usually do a wwf for newborns... parent can take it up after the year if they like.

IShallPracticeMyCurtsey Mon 20-Aug-12 14:03:11

Sorry, but I beat that.
When DD was born mil went to a fancy pharmacy to buy me and DD some treats - body lotion for me, baby bath stuff etc. The lady there offered to put together a basket of goodies while mil pottered.

Later, when we investigated the basket's contents, we saw that the pharmacy lady had thrown in some freebies of BABY COLOGNE.

Perfume for newborn babies, anyone?

1500mmania Mon 20-Aug-12 14:13:07

I was given a cricket ball when DS was born - hoping he would get into cricket I suppose. Strange though as neither I or anyone in our family are particularly interested in cricket.

ChunkyPickle Mon 20-Aug-12 14:19:21

I was on a flight just last year and in the little bag they give you when travelling with a baby was a bottle of baby cologne - I didn't know what I was supposed to do with it (was quite a big bottle really)..

I was told that it was still vaguely in use in Spain - although I'm still not quite sure what for.. I guess for wiping on to cool the baby down?

I can see the stone for anniversaries or whatever - but I do think it's odd to give heavy objects like that to a baby/toddler. No good can come of it.

notso Mon 20-Aug-12 14:21:34

I'd rather a pebble than the personalised football kits DH's brother has given each of my newborns.

mamato2 Mon 20-Aug-12 14:27:05

My MIL bought one for DS1 for his first Christmas......it is in the loft smile
She also gave us one with our wedding date engraved...that one is in our bedroom. I quite like them but not really suitable for newborns/ babies/ young children!

MrsRobertDuvallHasRosacea Mon 20-Aug-12 14:33:41

The name is quite apt.

I am not a fan of personalised gee gaws like samplers for the day you were married etc.

Loshad Mon 20-Aug-12 14:38:39

Hope they're not just nicking the stones off the beach

NarkedRaspberry Mon 20-Aug-12 14:43:17

They're trying to make them look aspirational.

NewlyMintedPeasant Mon 20-Aug-12 14:46:38
NarkedRaspberry Mon 20-Aug-12 14:48:18

Is it wrong that I want the pink one to put on the dog?

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