Post # 1
This weekend, DH and I are going to the 1st birthday party of one ofmy previous co-workers. This co-worker and I worked together for 10 years, so became pretty close, and DH and I used to go out to dinner with Co-worker and his wife. We don’t see them very often anymore because they moved to a new town. We received an invitation to their son’s 1st birthday party, and we accepted because we hadn’t seen them in a while and haven’t seen their baby since he was a month old!
Question is what do we bring? We’d like to bring a gift rather than a gift card or cash. I was thinking of this music player: http://www.amazon.com/Basic-Fun-Fisher-Record-Player/dp/B003CGVCXS because it reminds me of when I was a kid (co-worker is same age as I am, so I think he would appreciate it) Should I get something else? What’s typical for first birthday parties? The party is at a kids play area, not at their house, or else I’d bring a bottle of wine!
Post # 2
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
I think the record player you have picked would be fine.
For my niece’s first birthday I got her a LeapFrog “My Pal Violet” which she really liked it. (There’s also a green version named Scout.) It’s a stuffed dog that talks, says her name, and plays games. It requires some basic computer set up though, just to keep in mind.
Post # 3
I think that’s a great gift. My parents got one for my DD’s first birthday. Lol it’s not until Nov, so I can’t say how much she plays with it.
Post # 4
If you scroll down, there is a choking hazard on this toy due to small parts. Not recomended for children under three. I think that toy also takes better fine motor control than you will get out of a 1 year old.
Outfits seem to be a big go to for one year olds (as at that age they have grown out of everything given to them for showers) We gave our nephew blocks and a drum thing that he could beat on (and now his sister does as well) Board books is another go to for us.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I’m always a big fan of children’s books for a kid’s birthday.
Post # 6
I prefer books for children’s birthday gifts. They are inundated with toys. It’s never too early to help ensure they have a love of reading.
Post # 7
I am going to make it 3 times… I also always give books for a kid that young. I pick my favourites (usually Munsch) and I’ll write a little note in the cover of one of them for the child.
Post # 8
CityBearBride: We got our friend’s kid a Hugo Boss shirt and Timberland shoes; cost about £80/$130 in the sale and with a staff discount. Our reasoning was they have everything they need already, a day, as he’s a first grandchild, he has every toy etc under the sun; I felt it wwould be hard to get something he didn’t have already. So, we decided to get something a bit ‘crazy’ and ‘fun’ that his parents would love but never be able to justify buying themselves. They absolutely loved the gift and he’s worn both items load
Post # 9