Post # 1
I desperately need help with a gift idea!! My fiance’s daughter is only 3 years old, but will be turning 4 next month. I would love to get her something special, but need some ideas. I was origionally thinking a necklace/poem set, but everything I seem to find is mother-daughter. Even though I love her like she’s my own, she does have a mother who also loves her alot and I don’t want to cross any boudries. Ideas!?
Post # 3
why don’t you take her to something that will be special, just you and her-that will be a great memory when she is older. Amusement park? Girls day getting a pedicure/movie? Childrens museum or musical or concert (child appropriate of coarse:)
Post # 4
@novalynn: Does she like dressing up? Playing pretend? Being a princess or a ballerina? If so, make her a tutu (super easy to do) or two (hehe), maybe a sparkly wand (I don’t think princesses or ballerinas necessarily use wands, but whatever, it’s shiny) and a tiara and / or a flowy pointed hat or flower wreath for her hair. Get / make a few things and then get a tiered round hat box set (JoAnn Fabrics) and put a different part of the gift in each one and present it like a big cake with the best (the tutus) being in the bottom layer.
Post # 5
Eeeek please avoid the princess theme if at all possible!
I like the suggestion of taking her on an experience.
Post # 6
maybe talk with her mother? so as to not step over the mark (if you have a good relationship with the mother)
Post # 7
I agree with talk to her mom, just find out what she really wants, what she’s into right now. The thing about giving special gifts to kids that young is that they don’t really have the context for understanding it yet. I wouldn’t worry about a necklace/poem thing and that kind of sentimental gift right now. Wait until she’s older, especially for special jewelry, because either you have to old on to it, or she’ll lose it somewhere along the way.
If you want to do something for her with an heirloom quality, what about making her silhouette, and framing it with a poem that makes you think of her, not necessarily a mom and daughter one? There are lots of ways you could include the poem, like write it on the silhouette, have it on the paper behind, around the frame, etc. It would be a fun thing you could do together, and you could do one every year, even.
I love the dress up idea for a fun gift, and I think she’d love it. But maybe instead of completely princess you could do each box with a different theme… one princess, one cowgirl, one doctor, maybe?
Post # 8
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Any local tea houses? Take her for a tea party and give her a necklace with her first initial on it to wear that day (then put it somewhere safe for her to wear on special occasions and when she’s older.)
Post # 9
Oh yeah. Little girls LOVE tea parties! Of course my weirdo niece got obsessed with coffee parties when she was that age, because that’s what Pippi Longstocking has. 🙂 She would stoically drink her coffee cup of milk with about a teaspoon of coffee in it, because she doesn’t like coffee but had to have some otherwise it’s not a coffee party.