My son is 1 in November and I've got his birthday presents already, a smart trike, some mega blocks, musical instruments, bath toys and a bear made out of his baby clothes and to his birth weight. However, what to get for xmas I am completely stumped! Can anybody tell me the best presents they received or bought for their little ones. He will be 13 months on xmas day, I'm looking for a main present idea and toys. Budget £150 for everything.
That's an enormous amount of presents for his birthday - I say use one or two of those for Christmas instead, with maybe a Christmassy book, eg Spot's First Christmas, to read together. For comparison, my DD turns one in October and is getting a trike - the end! It's lovely to spoil them if you can afford it, but remember they're a bit young to really get these special day malarkeys. Why not save that money and enjoy a family day out instead, eg a petting zoo in the spring?
My twins are nearly 13 months, toys they enjoy are: - wooden walkers from the Early Learning Centre - wooden ring stacker toy from John Lewis (they have lots of nice toys in their own brand range) - wooden car puzzle - musical bongo drums - musical nursery rhyme book - ball tower - standing up vtech play table - v tech play phone - soft mr tumble football
Thank you for the ideas! I do realise it's a lot and unnecessary to some and I know it's not about gifts, it's just something we've always done for each other and our family members, not just our little one. We start saving in December the xmas before and that's just how we do it 🙈 I do take on board what you're saying though so may put £50 straight into next years kitty and spend £100 this year which I do know is still loads! It's hard cos we just want to spoil our little monkeys don't we 😍! Love the stocking idea especially so will definitely do one of those! Just struggled picking toys as we've bought toys for his age group in the past that we've thought are great and he's paid zero attention to 🤣 so just seeing if there's a must have toy out there for this age group ha! Thanks again x
Yep as has been said, split the gifts you've bought for bday, he will have no idea what's it's all about. Don't start with the loads of gift thing believe me you will regret it when he older and expects it. Enjoy the thrill of watching him open his gifts. And save the bear for him until much later
That's a very good idea with 18 months plus! Will deffo do that actually thank you! Yes he loves cars (we don't have any, but when visiting friends and family he always raids their toy boxes and loves them) currently browsing the sets on smyths toys! Thank you, never even thought of those x
She loved some tomy eggs that she got for her birthday and a wooden shape sorting box from my first years which is also personalised. Dd loves books especially touchy feely ones so I will get her a few more of the 'that's not my...' books as she has enjoyed the ones she already has.