Post # 1
Hey There Beehive – Wondering if you can give me some suggestions. First, for the flower girl gifts, where is the best place to get jewelry (not expensive though) for a flower girl?
Second, I’m thinking about getting the flower girl and ring bearer something they can do on the plane, since they’re both traveling to get to the wedding. I don’t have kids, and have NO idea what types of activities would be good for kids on the plane. The girl is 4 years old and the boy is 2 years old. Does any one have suggestions?
THANKS SO MUCH!!!
Post # 3
As far as jewelery for a girl, the funnest place I’ve ever shopped for my daughters was Club Libby Lu. It makes me want to be a little girl again 🙂
For airplane activities, do they have a Leapster or portable DVD player? If so you could get a game or DVD for them, that seems to work the best for my kids on the plane. Otherwise, playing with a couple small toys also seems to work, but doesn’t hold their attention as long. Maybe some books their moms can read to them or a coloring book.
Post # 4
I don’t know about jewelry, but I have some ideas for activities. For the sake of everyone around them, all activities should be non-noisemaking! If it makes noise, make sure earphones are included! Movies tend to work well, though if they are too young or have particularly short attention spans, this may not be an option. Coloring books and crayons are typically good. I have some really great books with magnetic pieces that you can move and place in different places; Colorforms are good too, as kids seem to like the interactive part and they can move all the pieces around to make their own pictures. I would probably avoid playdough (at least for the 2 year old), as it may be difficult to keep it off their clothes and the seats. Little action figures/toys (age appropriate with pieces of course) are always good, and books are nice too. Travel-size games and puzzles are pretty easy to find now too and may work well for the 5 year old.
I would probably just try to avoid anything messy or something with a lot of pieces (unless they are something like the magnets or colorform pieces that stick to their holders). Try looking at Target or Micheals in the dollar bins for cheap items. I love those bins; they have such great deals!
Just a fun tip: I have individually wrapped items before to pull out at different times on long trips. This way the child gets to “open” presents, which tends to be a big hit, and I can prolong the excitement. (For example, wrap the coloring book/crayons, toy, book, and a puzzle/game separately and give the child something “new” to open every so often. The longer the trip, the more “presents” you’ll want, or you can increase the amount of time in between their openings.)
Post # 5
I don’t have any really good recommendations but I wanted to second the idea of wrapping each gift individually. My mother bought my nephew school supplies(!) and wrapped them each and put them in his new backpack. You would’ve thought it was Christmas Day.