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Tinkerisdead Wed 17-Dec-14 07:05:31

Our friends adopted a little boy a couple of years ago and I bought all the usual baby presents etc but was waiting to see if they had a naming day/christening or equivalent before buying a proper keep sake item.

They treated their court hearing date as their marked occassion but it was family only and I didnt want to step on any toes. They are our childrens very much adored godparents and as such we have some lovely keepsake items but with a biblical theme.

I want to get him something from our family he can treasure like a classic folio book but many if them like Oliver Twist, Huckleberry Finn etc are tales of abandonment and now I darent buy one in case its a faux pas.

Can anyone help me a bit?

AdventuringAbout Wed 17-Dec-14 15:03:56

"You are my I love you" is absolutely gorgeous if the child is quite young. People gave us nice editions of Winnie the Pooh, which are treasured.

islurpmyspaghetti Wed 17-Dec-14 17:45:29

That's a lovely and thoughtful sentiment, TheDoctorsWife46. I think if you avoid the obvious tales of grim abandonment, you'll be on pretty safe ground. Personally, I'd love DS to have treasured copies of (for example) Roald Dahl. Personally, I think Paddington could work. Or something like Alice In Wonderland. That said, if it has personal significance to you - and it's a story that you can say you love - I certainly wouldn't take offence even if was Oliver Twist!

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