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Present for a boy turning 1 who doesn't need anything?

39 replies

WeAreAllAdults · 05/06/2019 16:26

I'm really struggling to think of a gift for a friends little boy who's turning 1 soon.

He has an older brother who is 2 so he's making use of all of his toys, clothes and other bits and bobs that he's recently outgrown.

His mum has politely requested no more toys, clothes or books as she says they have more than enough.

Can anyone offer any ideas please? Or are there any mums about with 2 kids close in age also who know of the perfect gift? I'm looking to spend up to £20.

The only thing I've come up with so far is a little box packed full of his favourite snacks and a fun wash mitt for the bath. He's a snack fiend and loves baths! Is it weird to gift a baby that?!

TIA! Smile

OP posts:
Kpo58 · 05/06/2019 16:32

Money to put in his savings?

MotherWol · 05/06/2019 16:39

In the nicest way possible, he's 1. He won't know how much you've spent, he'll enjoy a wash mitt just as much as a more expensive gift. Get him something he'd like, and don't worry about whether it's weird!

OKBobble · 05/06/2019 16:51

What you propose is fine. Maybe add a new sippy cup/cup depending on what he uses too.

AvocadosBeforeMortgages · 05/06/2019 16:53

Tickets for a local day out eg the petting zoo? No idea how much these things cost mind you

Dec2019mumtobe · 05/06/2019 16:54

I asked my DB and SIL what my niece needed. They asked for bath toys as they didn't have any. I found a nice set in Smyths!

Dec2019mumtobe · 05/06/2019 16:54

for her first birthday, I should add 🙂

Ricekrispie22 · 05/06/2019 18:29

These dinner sets make nice presents. There are a few different designs

hormonesorDHbeingadick · 05/06/2019 18:30

Family membership to local place of interest.

Equimum · 05/06/2019 18:34

Something like a little backpack with rein, or his own lunch bag etc. Although these can be handed down, they were quite nice to have personal ones for each of my boys.

DameSylvieKrin · 05/06/2019 18:40

At that age my daughter would have loved:
Keys and keyrings
Glasses cases
Credit card style cards
Little bags with zips

If you have any of the above that are clean, safe and appropriate, I am sure that would be appreciated. If you want to reach a certain value, accompany with a note for the money box.

Iggly · 05/06/2019 18:44

If the mum has requested no toys, clothes or books then is that a way of saying no gifts at all??

I would ask her what does she want then.

firstimemamma · 05/06/2019 18:48

Not on the high street do some lovely personalised things. How about a bedroom door sign with the child's name on it? Smile

Nearlyadoctor · 05/06/2019 18:58

Premium bond £25

SuntanC · 05/06/2019 19:02

I've bought personalised stuff for my friends' kids and it has always gone down really well! You can get cutlery, place mats and coasters, piggy banks etc all fairly cheaply from Amazon or Ebay shops. Smile

Angie169 · 05/06/2019 19:16

Open a bank account for him ( or get his mum to do it ) put a few pounds in it.
I'd pick one that no one can withdraw from for 5 or 10 years to stop money from been 'borrowed ' from it.
That way each birthday / Christmas/ christening you and other members of the family can put some in each time. When he is old enough either he or his DM can buy something he wants.

Pippapotomus · 05/06/2019 19:37

I got my nephew a yearly pass for their local soft play for his 1st birthday. Their house is cosy and he got a mountain of stuff at Christmas but nowhere to keep it all. I didn't want to add to the birthday pile.

EssentialHummus · 05/06/2019 19:39

Pass or voucher for somewhere local.

AnnaComnena · 05/06/2019 19:42

Agree, money in a savings account, and add to it at future birthdays and Christmases. At one year old he won't know or remember who he gets presents from. When he's sixteen or so he'll appreciate having some money in the bank.

Attache · 05/06/2019 19:46

His own melamine crockery, small metal cutlery, large plastic place mat. That kind of thing.

Gertie75 · 05/06/2019 19:48

My friend bought dd a nice cutlery set that she still uses daily aged 4, it's stainless steel and has outlasted all the plastic and melamine ones.

DonPablo · 05/06/2019 19:50

A terramundi. They hold hundreds when they're full!

Atalune · 05/06/2019 19:51

Personalised thank you cards. I have used this artist before... she’s great.

He can bob a hand print on there and post them out!

bibbitybobbityyhat · 05/06/2019 19:52

£20 worth of premium bonds.

AlwaysDancing1234 · 05/06/2019 19:54

Do they have a farm park, play centre or similar nearby that you could buy a gift voucher - so something to do rather than ‘stuff’.

TheStakeIsNotThePower · 05/06/2019 19:54

Bath crayons, one of those rubber ducks that lights up in water?

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