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I am flying home next weekend to visit family. It’s going to be my nephew’s 1st birthday party. Then 5 weeks later, it will be my niece’s 1st birthday party. I plan on bringing both gifts with me for this upcoming trip.
(I hope my other sister is not miffed I’m not going to her baby’s party, but so far there is no date for her party, and this visit is mainly to see my Grandma alive one last time.)
What are some good gift ideas for a 1 year old boy and girl? I just used all my brain power to think of Christmas gifts less than two months ago.
Even if it’s something monetary like a savings account – or something that can grow (I see Savings Bonds are no longer available for gifts) – that is perfect too. I just don’t know how to do that in a different state.
So clothes, toy, gift, money, interest bearing account?
Post # 3
Age approiate toys/books for a 1 year old. We got munckin something like this and he loves it!
Post # 4
When my nephew was about 1, I got him the LeapFrog My Pal Scout and he really liked it!
I saw this recently too where you can gift money towards someone’s college fund:
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Post # 6
Most kids have more toys than they know what to do with. I love to give books.
You could even have a small bookshelf delivered to their home after you leave to start their own library. You can order personalized bookshelves.
Another gift I like to give is a share of stock in an appropriate company.
I have used http://www.oneshare.com/ and given Disney stock.
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- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Books! A selection of your favorites from childhood with nice messages from Auntie written inside.
Post # 8
When my nephew was one he loved books!!! He would bring them to me all the time to read!
He also likes Fisher Price Little People!
Post # 9
@julies1949: Oooh! I like the stocks idea.
We always give savings bonds. To the kids it does not seem exciting at all but to the parents(and someday the kids) they will be thanking their stars! They are available online now instead of at the banks. A little bit of a hassle but worth it. My daughter is 15 and we are thinking of college and just cashed in some savings bonds to add to her mutual fund. I am grateful that she had them!
But make sure to get the right series. One is for like 30 years and one is for shorter.
Post # 10
I bought my God son Duplo Legos for his 1st birthday. My best friend says that he loves them and plays with them alot. I also got him Dr. Seuss books for Christmas
Post # 11
Books! Books books books books. There are a zillion awesome books out there for younguns. Touchy feely books, audio books, books with buttons that make sounds, pop up books.
Any child regardless of age can never have too many books.
Post # 12
Great ideas everyone!!!
I have not heard of the OneShare or UGift ones! I will look into those yet. I want to do this while they are young and they won’t know the difference yet! (So no dissappointment on their faces!) One sister is a single mom with two boys so she’s college help will be welcomed I’m assuming.
I misread the Savings Bonds thing. THey just won’t be available through financial institutions, but I’m assuming still online.
“As of January 1, 2012, paper savings bonds are no longer sold at financial institutions. This action supports Treasury’s goal to increase the number of electronic transactions with citizens and businesses.”
That would be so great if we could contribute to a 529 plan for all the nieces and nephews, but I don’t think anyone set one up yet. It could be an annual birthday thing since we don’t plan on having kids.
Post # 13
I’m big on books. It’s so much fun to have special books and a good library. And while you can’t buy saving bonds, you could put money in an envelope and put it away until they turn 18 or something. Also, another vote for the Fisher Price people – they have some awesome options!
Post # 14
I always do diapers and wipes until about 2-3 years old.
Post # 15
@sienna76: Books-board books are best at this age (books w/ the hard thick pages). Character cup with straw and plate. Little People toys.
Post # 16
Little people rock! My son is 16 months now and he is huge into them. They can get quite spendy. So I have been either purchasing them at Second hand stores or ebay… And he loves his Duplo Legos besides the music table I posted above