Gifts for 1st Birthday...

Danielle - posted on 04/27/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My daughter's party is this weekend and people are asking what to get for her other than clothes. She has so many toys already and we live in a small apartment so we can't handle any more. Any suggestions?

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Ruth - posted on 04/30/2010

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my aunt bought my son some rubber duckies, some onesies for the texas heat and new bibs so he can go all out when he teaches himself how to eat. ever last bit of that gift has came in handy for my baby boy's first year!

Kyla - posted on 04/28/2010

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I decided that my daughter would have enough presents from just family so I asked that people bring a donation in lieu of a gift and donated to our local 'Basics for Babies'. It was a great feeling when we went to drop off all the amazing items that our friends and family brought! And so needed for those little babes out there.

Jocelyn - posted on 04/28/2010

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Gift cards, money, savings bonds, picture frames, books, diapers (always need those, right?!) snack foods, movies, a piggy bank. I don't think I can think of anything else!

Heather - posted on 04/28/2010

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A new car seat (front facing) or a toy box for all the toys...gift certificates...we asked for some swimming stuff like water wings and a float, life vest, things like that since our apartments have a pool. I asked for books too...you can never have too many books :) A friend of mine got him a gift card for picture people to get his pictures taken and I thought that was really nice...we wanted and needed clothes...so he did get a bunch :) hope that helps!

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lol... Money? Open a savings account for her at the credit union.
Or collect all the cash gifts and buy her a piece of furniture, or something that will be around longer than a toy.
Ask them to donate to a worthy cause instead?
Or if you are broke like we are... use that money for diapers and milk.
Maybe ask them to bring a food item instead? They would be helping with the party.
Gift certificates or cash cards for later... after she has outgrown the clothes and toys she has now.
Ask them to make a page for a scrap book for the baby to cherish when she's older.
Suggest baby safety items... baby gates, bumper guards, knob covers, cabinet locks. If you happen to have someone on that list who's a handyman... ask them to install these safety items for their gift.

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