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Pandora bracelet 1st birthday gift... Am I mad??

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debbie1412 Fri 18-Oct-13 21:33:28

Ok here goes.. Dd 1 in 2 weeks, we havnt a clue what to buy her. Already have ds who is now 3. We have kept all his push alongs, ride ons and toys. She will get a whole heap of other gifts from family and close friends. I was thinking of buying her a pandora bracelet and adding a charm to it for the nxt 18 years then giving it to her on her 18th birthday. Is this totally over the top or nice... I can't decide???

PedlarsSpanner Fri 18-Oct-13 21:37:19

lovely idea, why not?

AmazingBouncingFerret Fri 18-Oct-13 21:39:13

I came on here all ready to say 'how ridiculous' but actually that's quite a nice idea. If you can afford it, I say go for it.

vtechjazz Fri 18-Oct-13 21:40:06

Or, buy a magnum of fancy champagne and lay it down until her 18th?? A bracelet sounds far too easy to lose over 18 years.

SparkleSoiree Fri 18-Oct-13 21:40:18

Lovely idea. smile

WheresTheHoneyMummy Fri 18-Oct-13 21:41:43

Lovely idea - wish I'd thought to do something like that for my DDs

BuzzardBirdBloodBath Fri 18-Oct-13 21:42:09

I'm not trying to be rude but these 'things' are a trend (work in jewellery industry) and might be very 'naff' now soon. You might be better to invest the money?

AlexaChelsea Fri 18-Oct-13 21:42:17

Thats a lovely idea.

I might actually steal that idea.

AlexaChelsea Fri 18-Oct-13 21:43:00

I disagree about charm bracelets being a trend. I have one that was my grandmothers. She got it in 1923.

Waferthinmint Fri 18-Oct-13 21:43:07

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BeanoNoir Fri 18-Oct-13 21:43:09

I'm sure pandora will most likely still be around in 18 years, but just in case why not get a more traditional charm bracelet and you can buy gorgeous antique charms. Might be more fun finding them too.

milkysmum Fri 18-Oct-13 21:44:38

Brilliant idea

debbie1412 Fri 18-Oct-13 21:45:04

That was another concern will pandora still be around in 18 years ??i have no clue about pandora

debbie1412 Fri 18-Oct-13 21:49:17

Antique charms, loving the sound of that. Hell we'l have 12 months so save for 1 each year x

christilass Fri 18-Oct-13 21:53:29

I have a Trollbead charm bracelet .... that company started in 1973 !

AlexaChelsea Fri 18-Oct-13 21:56:28

Pandora have been going for about 70 years, so you'll probably be okay for another 17 smile

debbie1412 Fri 18-Oct-13 22:01:30

Brillant.. Thanks ladies I thought I'd get totally panned. Time to shop. November birthdays not good when Xmas is the month after.

LadyRochford Fri 18-Oct-13 22:05:52

Pandora bracelets might be really uncool by the time she is 18. What about buying something in gold? Or just a gram of gold? At least then it has good resale value and you could get the 18g made into something she will like for her 18th.

debbie1412 Fri 18-Oct-13 22:07:08

Buzzard are still looking at this thread can I pick your brains?? Should I get largest sized bracet 23cm as it needs to fit 18 charms on it???

debbie1412 Fri 18-Oct-13 22:15:15

I'm not so much worried about the brand being uncool, hopefully she'll see the sentimental value and il choose nice charms so it will look nice regardless of brand.

mathanxiety Sat 19-Oct-13 04:58:41

Get her a large cardbox instead. 1 yos love big boxes.

A charm bracelet may or may not be her idea of cool in 18 years' time and could end up getting lost during Freshers week when she goes off to university. (Have known similar disaster to happen and the friend was so ashamed to lose such a meaningful item she couldn't bear to tell her mother).

GingerDoodle Sat 19-Oct-13 10:21:06

My sister bought DD one when she was born and now for all present requiring events (birthdays / christmas / easter etc) gets her a charm for it. I thought it was a lovely idea.

5madthings Sat 19-Oct-13 10:23:48

lovely idea, i have a charm.bracelet my parents bought me and thet got me a new charm each year smile

curlew Sat 19-Oct-13 10:27:37

Why not buy her a lovely antique silver bracelet and buy charms for it as you go? My dd has one her grandmother gave her. She tends not to wear the charms all together, but she wears the bracelet a lot, and often chooses a charm to put on a chain round her neck.

I think (sorry) that in 18 years Pandora bracelets will be seen as the over expensive marketing triumph they are.

Alanna1 Sat 19-Oct-13 20:44:56

Lovely idea, but perhaps for an earlier birthday? Eg 15? Also don't need to get a charm every year. Every odd year or even every third year.

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