Just looking for ideas for my friends daughter, I usually give her money but I'm looking for something different but not the typical necklace or Pandora charm (her family have all that) - budget up to £50 but if lower end I will give the cash to make it up.
caringcarer · 14/06/2023 12:43
I bet the child would prefer cash as that way they can get something they really want. Rather than getting some keepsake that never comes out it's box. My DC all have about 8 Christening gifts but also had some money I to their bank accounts. When my youngest son moved out I asked what about all these Christening keepsakes as Nd he said 'oh give them to a charity shop'. I said aren't you even going to look at them? He said 'no'. My DD didn't want hers either and she was given a beautiful gold locket. Again off to charity shop.
PegasusReturns · 14/06/2023 12:59
My daughter got some lovely keepsakes for her 18th and the ones she really treasures are:
A leather tassel key ring (think it was Anna hindmarch or similar)
a silver thimble (she’s a very creative sewer)
a wooden keepsake box
a painting that the giver had painted
a small embroidery of something significant to her.
an antique silver locket
ilovemydogmore · 14/06/2023 12:56
I got so much rubbish from mum's friend on my milestone birthdays of lovely things that cost a lot of money (but that I really didn't want) and it was really upsetting because I was absolutely desperate for cash to enjoy my summer!
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