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Inspire me! 1st Birthday present...

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wearymummy Fri 12-Sep-08 14:57:44

It's DS2 1st Birthday in 4 weeks .. we already have the regular usual toys like walkers, ride-ons, swing, slide, boucy things .. and too many other to mention. (DS1 is 2yrs old)
Does anyone have any original ideas hmm
.. ideal budget would be about £50, no more than about £90 for the perfect present.
Any ideas appreciated!

MamaG Fri 12-Sep-08 14:58:34

Just get him some little cars or something - they really don't give a shit what they get aged 1! The fun is all in the cake and the opening

FanjolinaJolly Fri 12-Sep-08 15:00:27

Big cardboard box

ilovetochat Fri 12-Sep-08 15:03:11

helium balloons, my dd loved them. we just got a few small things and then went on holiday and did lots of outings like the zoo and play centres.

wearymummy Fri 12-Sep-08 15:18:50

Love the cardboard box idea! I do remember with DS1 that he was far more interested in the packaging than anything inside!

I do have to buy something though, it's important to me that they are both treated the same, yes, I know they don't know / won't remember etc, but that's just the way I am! :-)

lizziemun Fri 12-Sep-08 17:29:44

have just got this for dd2 1st birthday.

biscuitsmustbedunkedintea Sat 13-Sep-08 21:00:33

well if you want to spend money on the cardboard box!

AnotherFineMess Sat 13-Sep-08 21:03:57

We got DS2 inflatable goal posts and a big inflatable ball to play with in the living room - he has always been fascinated with football, even at 1. They're great when the weather is bad, great to put in the car when we're going away anyway and they'll last forever so we (and more importantly he) were really pleased - and it all came to about £12 from Instore.

pgwithnumber3 Sat 13-Sep-08 21:05:09

A wheely bug, DD2 was 1 today, she got one and absolutely loves it, when she can kick DD1 (nearly 6) off it!

wearymummy Tue 16-Sep-08 14:47:48

Thanks for all your suggestions, some great ideas .. have to say those cardboard boxes are something else!! Off shopping later on in the week! grin

more Tue 16-Sep-08 14:53:30

We bought our son a hip flask with his name and date of birth engraved on it. He got plenty of other toys from everybody else. We will give it to him "properly" when he turns 18.

My husband is Scottish though, so don't know if that will suit you.

coocurly Fri 10-Oct-08 17:29:05

I have just used for my dd 6th birthday, They gave me suggestions not just based on her age and gender but her interests too. We got great suggestions which we could buy immediately and it turned her birthday into a roaring success

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