Post # 1
We’re trying to figure out what to buy our 8 month old nephew for Christmas.
He has a 2.5 year old brother.
I asked my SIL what we could get him and she couldnt give me any ideas. They have SO many toys, lots of clothes, books, movies, etc…
So I’m wondering if anyone has some neat or different ideas?
Post # 3
I like the idea of investing in the little one’s future. What about a savings bond or something…? If you still want to have something the child can use now then as a teacher I say that a kid can’t ever have too many books.
Post # 4
I second the savings bond.
Post # 5
Money for college is always good or, if you really want to give a gift I like personalized gifts. One of my favorites was the stool that was a puzzle of the child’s name. Can’t remember where I got them but they sholdn’t be that hard to find.
Post # 6
a bath kit? I was trying to think of things that get used up, but diapers don’t really work for Christmas! Keepsakes are always fun, like the hand print kits. (We got my mom one that makes a cute stepping stone for the garden.) Baby’s first Christmas, etc….
Post # 7
Perhaps a gift certificate to something like the build a bear store, he’ll be a bit older at christmas and might enjoy that. My then 13 month old loved the build a bear store.
You could also get him some toys that are just his. A personalized toy or item would also be great.
Post # 8
How about finding out where mom and dad have their pictures made and purchase a gift certificate for photos of the beautiful new bundle of joy?
Pro pics of your beautiful baby is something every family treasures.
Post # 9
You can also go to Babies R Us and get Snack Trap cups – they’re awesome. They’re in the foods section by the little snack bowls and sippy cups.
Post # 10
You’re never going to ou-do Mom and Dad with a cool gift. So my vote is for the savings bond. An 8 month old won’t notice anyway.
Post # 11
For my 6 nieces and nephews I once donated money to the Sick Kids hospital in my city, in their names. I was tired of spending so much time picking out presents and they’d just glance at it and then toss it aside for the next one, lol.
Post # 12
Thanks ladies! He’ll actually be 8 months at Christmas. I’m definitely going to look into some of your ideas!
Any other ideas, keep them coming 🙂
Post # 13
Savings bond. An 8 month old won’t know what he got anyway!
Post # 14
I agree with the savings bond idea. I’d also suggest getting him some books. I know you said his older brother has books they read to him, but I think every child should have their own collection of books. I’m the youngest, and some of my absolute favorite books were those of my older brother/sister. Now that I’m an adult, I don’t get any of those books, because they were never technically mine.
Post # 15
Do you have a toddler gym or something similar nearby? I know the toddler gym in town had classes for babies 6 months and up, so gift certificates for that might be neat. Or gift certificates for mommy and me classes?
I’ve stopped buying my nephew stuff because he has so much, so now we only contribute to his bank account or gift him an “experience” (trips to the beach, apple picking, water park, etc…).
Post # 16
Classes are a great idea! They take the 2.5 yr old to The Little Gym so I’m sure taking the 8 month old would be a good idea too.