If I was giving YOUR 1 year old a non-clutter present...

(95 Posts)
CalmingRoseQuartz Sun 10-Oct-21 07:32:17

...what would you genuinely welcome?

Friend's son imminently turning 1.

Parents very keen to limit 'stuff'.

I'd like to have given an activity/ subscription/ membership type of present, but budget can only stretch to £15 max so not really doable.

Any inspiration for alternatives?

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HelloDulling Sun 10-Oct-21 07:34:20

Some picture books.

Caspianberg Sun 10-Oct-21 07:34:38

Board books with lift flaps. Just 1-2.

Long sleeved wipeable bib for wearing when eating.

Metal beaker type water bottle thing for our and about. Just bought our 1 year old a nice one from ‘trixie’

HelenaJustina Sun 10-Oct-21 07:36:38

Clarks voucher towards first/next pair of shoes
Personalised ‘kit’ bag for nursery
Toddler cutlery

Zarene Sun 10-Oct-21 07:36:43

Trip to the fancy soft play near me ms a voucher for cake when we're there.

Donation to the local city farm... it sure whether £15 would officially adopt an animal, but you could knock up a certificate with lots of animal pics to keep a little one happy.

Contribute oui the cost of the party in some way - buy the soft drinks or something?

Walesrecommendations Sun 10-Oct-21 07:37:00

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B001P3SJG8/?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_plhdr=t&aaxitk=8033422bf9fc1aeb9a1e7f93077541ec&hsa_cr_id=1073950280102&ref_=sbx_be_s_sparkle_lsi2m_asin_0_img&pd_rd_w=wSDy9&pf_rd_p=7ec90645-5612-498c-b0e9-5c2b5a3a233b&pd_rd_wg=sgt3N&pf_rd_r=YNTVJ4XH0733VE72T6T6&pd_rd_r=59054964-328a-4b53-8892-4c9a7db124a4

Or

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bigjigs-Toys-First-Puzzle-Farm/dp/B00829WAOK/ref=mp_s_a_1_9?crid=JGE3JAJRMBL9&dchild=1&keywords=bigjigs+puzzles+for+toddler&qid=1633847798&sprefix=bigjigs+puzz&sr=8-9

WisestIsShe Sun 10-Oct-21 07:37:13

A disco light. Dancing colorful lights and shapes, all little ones love them. Rechargeable and very small, parents love them too.

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TeenMinusTests Sun 10-Oct-21 07:37:41

Finger paints and paper. When it's gone, it's gone.

anonymouse Sun 10-Oct-21 07:37:47

How about a toy from Whirli toy subscription? The toy is effectively a gift card to be swapped when done so something that the child will love (for 10 minutes like most babies) but won't be cluttering up the house for long.
https://whirli.com/gift

girlmom21 Sun 10-Oct-21 07:40:55

Zarene

Trip to the fancy soft play near me ms a voucher for cake when we're there.

Donation to the local city farm... it sure whether £15 would officially adopt an animal, but you could knock up a certificate with lots of animal pics to keep a little one happy.

Contribute oui the cost of the party in some way - buy the soft drinks or something?


These are lovely ideas!

Walesrecommendations Sun 10-Oct-21 07:45:07

The links didn't show nor the screenshot but bigjigs peg puzzle or type galt into amazon and you'll find a very fetching peg pop up, DD loves both these.

Goldbar Sun 10-Oct-21 07:49:30

Something for the bath? Bath book, bath crayons, bath disco light. Or baby-friendly bath fizzers... my DC has always adored these!

Or hooded towel for swimming.

Ragwort Sun 10-Oct-21 07:55:57

Not finger paints !!

Book or (unpopular I know) cash for his savings account.

Clothes ... but check size and what is actually needed.

alphabetspagetti Sun 10-Oct-21 07:56:05

Bath foam, bubble bath & that sort of thing
A load of bubble wands
Next size up clothes

TolkiensFallow Sun 10-Oct-21 07:59:58

Clothes?

TeenMinusTests Sun 10-Oct-21 08:00:01

Why not finger paints ? wink

The kind of parent who doesn't want 'clutter' sounds like someone who doesn't like mess and won't do things like painting. So either they embrace it and let their LO have the experience, or they get left with 'clutter'! grin

Caspianberg Sun 10-Oct-21 08:01:50

Oh got not finger paints. I’m afraid if someone gave my 1 year old those they would be straight off to charity/ the bin

Kayjay2018 Sun 10-Oct-21 08:03:30

Hobbycraft do some my first Crayola pencils and a colouring book that would be within budget. My daughter is 1 and loves colouring 😀. They should last a good while and don't take up much room

110APiccadilly Sun 10-Oct-21 08:04:59

Voucher for soft play.

Book, preferably one that will last well. You can get some lovely board books with recorded bird songs - e.g. "The Little Book of Garden Bird Songs".

Which has given me another idea - bird feeder for the garden and guide to bird identification (the book listed above or a different one). Or just the bird feeder if both would take you over budget.

TeenMinusTests Sun 10-Oct-21 08:05:52

My DD loved finger painting.
You just had to wrap her up well and corral her until cleaned up.

CaddieDawg Sun 10-Oct-21 08:08:33

Do you have a local child friendly museum /petting zoo / activity that you could get them a voucher for? If not I'd go for clothes.

Goldbar Sun 10-Oct-21 08:08:49

On the finger paints debate, I would love them as a gift since I've always done lots of painting with my DC including as a baby (mostly in the highchair!). But I'm not anti-clutter and I know many parents who prefer to leave messy things like painting to nursery.

Moonchildalltheway Sun 10-Oct-21 08:08:49

Cute pair of wellie boots. My daughter got a pair for her christening, I loved them and so did she. These weren’t the normal box standard boots, these were patterned and unique.

Mommabear20 Sun 10-Oct-21 08:10:05

A voucher for an activity Center near to them. My SIL got my DD a voucher to a place near us and it was lovely to be able to have a free(ish) Day out as a family

InvincibleInvisibility Sun 10-Oct-21 08:11:53

Finger paints and an afternoon of babysitting when you do the finger painting with her!

Ingredients to make biscuits/cake. My DSes both loved that from a very early age (but were walking well before 1 year)

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