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MrsMattie Fri 10-Oct-08 14:32:49

I need to buy presents for the following:

11 mth old niece

12 mth old god daughter

6 mth old nephew

(these are the ages they'll be at Christmas)

Don't really want to spend more than £10 (£15 at a push) on each child.

Any ideas?

Nbg Fri 10-Oct-08 14:38:04

Arghh, nightmare presents to buy for IMO.

Something practical I would say, that may help the parents rather than toys IYSWIM.

It awful but being the parent of a 10 month old and a 2 yr old, I cringe when they get bought more toys.

I've not been hugely helpful have I grin

SoloTheCharmedOne Fri 10-Oct-08 14:39:50

How much do you want to spend on each gift?

MrsMattie Fri 10-Oct-08 14:48:19

£10? £15 at a push...

They've all got older, same sex siblings, so are drowning in toys and clothes already.

magicofchristmas Fri 10-Oct-08 14:48:35

It's the age where they will (in the not to distant future) start to explore shapes, puzzles, books etc.
I always think books and puzzles dont go wrong.

magicofchristmas Fri 10-Oct-08 14:56:38

Or if you want to get something special/different how about, for the younger two, getting tree decoraton saying baby's first chistmas 2008.

Nbg Fri 10-Oct-08 14:59:04

How about a nice blanket?

My mum bought my dd one from Gap for her first christmas.
Its a bit like a mini quilt and she still uses it now and she is 5.

brookeslay Fri 10-Oct-08 15:24:28

ELEGANT BABY, BOYS GIFT SET (BLUE 6-12 MONTHS)*NEW* Item number: 300263196713
very cheap that set 2.25 plus same for postage.

More money is a pirate Squeaker and you could buy a little pirate bib from for the older girls

Fisher Price Baby Gymnastics Dancing Monkey Chase NEW Item number: 110293760957 this is very good price 12.95 plus postage as i`ve seen it selling for over 30.00

coocurly Fri 10-Oct-08 17:33:49

go to you can search by different criteria's and very easy to use, you will find everything for you....

MrsMattie Fri 10-Oct-08 19:34:21

Some good ideas, here! Thanks! Keep them coming.

I love MN.

tassisssss Fri 10-Oct-08 19:36:24

a wall clock
wooden book ends

ask the parents?

Lilyloo Fri 10-Oct-08 19:54:50

My dd will be 11 months and i am going to get her a box of helium balloons. £1.97 each at asda! You can then give them a bit of money for their savings account.
Am sure this will be loved as dd had one for her christening and played with it a lot and was handy as they try to eat everything at this age but they can never get them in their mouths! grin
Will also be much loved by parents as they are disposable pressies! wink

brookeslay Fri 10-Oct-08 20:50:00

Personalised Spotty Piggy Bank -Free Choccy - Any name!
Ideal for Babies, Children, and the young at heart !!!! Item number: 270102047037 ebay

Plonker Fri 10-Oct-08 23:14:23




You can never have too many pairs of Pj's grin

SoloTheCharmedOne Fri 10-Oct-08 23:54:47

MrsMattie, if I can get my sewing machine sorted out...take a look at my profile pics...

bellabelly Sat 11-Oct-08 00:00:48

contribution towards their Child Trust Funds...?

bellabelly Sat 11-Oct-08 00:01:27

Honestly, we are thrilled if someone gives us a cheque towards that!

JustPoppedIn Sat 11-Oct-08 00:03:15

Solo - I wanted to take a look but cannot view your profile, what is it you have?

solo Sat 11-Oct-08 00:10:57

have a look now...they're at the bottom.

JustPoppedIn Sat 11-Oct-08 00:15:25

They look fab. smile

How much do you charge for them?

solo Sat 11-Oct-08 00:19:56

Thank you! £20 usually, though if more than one ordered at the same time, a little discount can be arranged. The edges are all hand blanket stitched and all safety stitched so no possibility of baby/child being strangled. Each blanket is totally unique too.

JustPoppedIn Sat 11-Oct-08 00:21:09

Are the blankets nice and soft?

solo Sat 11-Oct-08 00:23:24

I have a 'Jack' and a 'Grace' for sale atm which were some of my early ones...willing to let them go cheaper if anyone interested. They are very nice, but not as nice as the more recent ones(practise grin).

solo Sat 11-Oct-08 00:24:41

Yes, they are fleece. Not anti pil as they'd be very expensive. Washable, but not tumble dryer safe.

Flibbertyjibbet Sat 11-Oct-08 00:26:32

I usually go for art equipment and big piles of crayons and colouring books for the little ones. They can have a go at them at any age! That way when they are used they don't have to hang round the house.

Agree with pjs as well, we have lots of pairs but if anyone buys us any more I am well pleased.

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