(Closed) Christmas Gift for 8 month girl (my god daughter) ?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

@Schatzie821:  that crawl ball looks pretty cool, great motivation to get baby moving if she doesn’t much already! 

toys that are similar to puzzles are nice (like say rhat require marching shapes, colors, etc). My nephews love those! We got one that had a hammer and they were all about it 

Post # 5
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

No such thing as “too early” for books or reading or stories! (Trust me, my career is in early childhood education!)

I’d give her a $25 savings bond for college!

Post # 6
5660 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Ack savings bonds are not a good gift, they earn very little interest. If you want to give college money give the parents cash and let them invest it how they see fit.


Still for a gift, I always recommend this:



Post # 7
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@almostwebbee:  My goddaughter was around the same age last year at Christmas. My fiance and I (he’s her godfather) got her Toms Shoes. We got them a couple of sizes bigger so she can still wear them even now. It was an inexpensive but thoughtful gift and they really liked it. This year we are getting her an easel with a chalkboard on one side and then the normal easel on the other. That might also be a good idea for her too! I know ikea has one for pretty cheap which is where I think we are getting ours. For my goddaughers first birthday I got her a babydoll with a stroller so she could push the baby doll around to help her learn how to walk.

Post # 8
1797 posts
Buzzing bee

I would stick to the music theme. Maybe a music book or one of the musical toys. I know target has a lot. I always have some sort of theme when I buy for the kids I nanny for. This year I bought the baby I watch a vet shop toy and a book about a dog. He will be almost 10 months on Christmas Day. 

Post # 9
293 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My Dirty Delete has these books called Indestructibles, you can find them on amazon for about 4 bucks.  When they say indestructible, they mean it. Children cannot tear them, break them or anything. They can chew and rip and shred to their hearts desire and those books will take it like champs. And they are awesome versions of old school stories, such as Hickory Dickory Dock is Big Ben. They are amazing, Dirty Delete is 2 now and is still reading away with them!

Post # 11
2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My first son was around 8 1/2 months old at his 1st Christmas.  We got him an alphabet foam mat (which I still have to this day and am using it in baby #4’s nursery).  We also got him a push car that can be changed into a ride on car.  He got a walker from my fil and some clothes from my mil.  He also got those sorting blocks and stacking rings.  All great.

When my daughter was 8 months at Christmas, she got a rocking lion that we still have (and a bunnch of other things).

Post # 12
810 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have two nieces, both around 2.5. Their grandmother’s opened savings accounts for them and for holidays I put money in the savings account ($25-40, depending on how much I can spare at the time) and get a stuffed animal or something small from the dollar store so they still have something to open. It’s not a lot of money, but over the years it will add up to a car down payment or money for books in college or something.

However you say her mom is not a good saver. This would be great unless you think Mom would dip into the funds.

Post # 13
1797 posts
Buzzing bee

@almostwebbee:  B. toys actually has a drum that you can open up and there are more toys inside of it. I haven’t met a kid who doesn’t love that set!

Post # 14
407 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I got my niece a Fisher-Price activity table. She will be 7 1/2 months at Christmas.


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