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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???

BuzzardBirdBloodBath Sat 19-Oct-13 21:05:31

Sorry, only just came back to thread OP. Yes, if you are going to do this, I would go with the larger size as it could always be re-sized.
These companies such as Pandora may have been in business a long time and probably will be in business for a long time further but they are fashion jewellery companies and as fashions move their products change accordingly. They have been selling this 'charm' idea for quite a few years now and buyers have started to look for the next big thing now. It is a very fickle industry.
I love the antique idea as well smile

GillyBillyWilly Sat 19-Oct-13 21:08:20

I think a charm bracelet is a lovely idea...... but just not a pandora one!

superbabysmummy Sun 20-Oct-13 20:32:10

My parents bought DD a Pandora bracelet for her naming day in Sept (she's nearly 1) no doubt she'll plenty of charms for birthday's/Christmas's, it'll be nice to sit with her when she's older and talk to her about the meaning of each one grin

foreverondiet Sat 26-Oct-13 20:19:16

My dd is 10. Although it seems like a nice idea - and my dd likes jewellery we usually use birthdays to buy her expensive stuff that I want her to have (or that she wants) eg a bike (say new one every 3 years) scooter, Nintendo (she wanted) - I guess what I am saying is that if I told my dd I was buying her a charm instead of a Ds (and all her friends had a Ds and she wanted one) she wouldn't be impressed. Are you prepared to fund a bike / Lego / whatever else as well? Ok if you have generous grandparents.. IME children have a v good idea of what they want for birthdays from around 3rd onwards. So for that reason I think it's a bad idea. Better to buy a gold necklace with name of similar as a first birthday present - my dd was given at birth - she wears whenever she gets dressed up in nice (smart) clothes.

KateCroydon Sat 26-Oct-13 21:07:50

Charm bracelet is a lovely idea, but it'd be much more individual and special if NOT Pandora.

MikeLitorisBites Sat 26-Oct-13 21:12:51

I got dd 2 a Thomas Sabo one for her first birthday. It doesn't have to have charms from one particular shop.

She has 2 lovely charms so far.

MillyStar Mon 28-Oct-13 12:34:59

My daughter was christened at 16 months and her god mother bought her a pandora with the fairy god mother charm on it

I think it's a lovely idea and she is going to fill it for her at christmas and her birthdays

Apparently you can buy a frame to display them in so i'm going to look into that until dd is old enough to wear it herself

superstarheartbreaker Tue 29-Oct-13 07:28:54

Oh get it. Good idea. You cant not get it for fear she might loose it in freshers week. [Hmm] she probably wont.

Mumof3xx Tue 29-Oct-13 07:31:24

I may just steal this idea

Mumof3xx Tue 29-Oct-13 07:34:51

Any idea of something similar that could be done for boys?

Draculasbride Tue 29-Oct-13 07:37:59

My daughter was given a links of London one by pil for her christening and they add a new charm every time she reaches a milestone (eg: when she learnt to walk they added a little silver boot) I thought it was lovely smile

Sunnysummer Tue 29-Oct-13 10:28:01

In some countries there is a tradition of buying a necklace with a single pearl, and adding a pearl each year, and at 18 finally getting it properly strung (downside is that it is less wearable before 18, upside is less likely to date and less likely to get lost in the meantime!)

specialsubject Wed 30-Oct-13 11:15:07

nice idea but she may turn out to be a goth...

she doesn't know it is her birthday. Have a cake, make a bit of a fuss, save your money.

ExcuseTypos Wed 30-Oct-13 11:21:59

Put the money in an ISA or something. She can use it for something useful.

I know I'm being a bore, but my DDs were given charm bracelets by their Godmother and a new charm every Christmas. They've never worn them sad as they're just not into that kind if thing.

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