Birthday Gift Suggestions

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  1. Securis

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    It's my nephew's 1st birthday coming soon and I'd like to get him something. However, I don't want it to be a toy or clothing. I'd rather it be something that a 1 yr old could enjoy right then.

    I was thinking a soft cookie with his name iced on it.

    Any ideas?
     
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  3. TeacherNY

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    That's a cute idea. I would maybe put that on TOP of the present. So he still has something to open. It's so much fun to see little kids rip open the presents LOL
     
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    That's a cute idea, but remember he'll probably be having cake. Something else he'd probably enjoy looking at is a balloon (as long as he doesn't put it in his mouth).

    Something with lights & music seems to be the best bet for that age!!!
     
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    Are you sure his parents let him have stuff like that? I let my son enjoy his cake on his 1st birthday, but would have flipped if someone had given him something like a cookie.

    If his parents are okay with it, then it's a cute idea, but I agree, I would still get him a little something to open. What about a good picture book?
     
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    How about a photo book? I know you can make some online at Snapfish or Shutterfly. They have flip books but I'm not sure if they have anything more durable for a 1-year-old. If not, you can get the soft cover ones at Walmart, Target, Babies R US, etc., and insert your own photos in them - you could put photos of him, his family, pets, etc. I remember my niece and nephews used to love looking at them when they were babies.
     
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    That’s a great idea or how about personalized books? Kids love to hear their own name in the storyline. You can make a wonderful, unique & special gift... It's something they can enjoy now and keep forever!! Good Luck! :)
     
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    I know my sister very well. She wouldn't mind and even then if she didn't want the little fellow to have it, she or her husband might eat it.

    I like the idea of the photo book but that wold take some pre-planning to accomplish. I'm out of time in terms of making anything.

    Thanks for the suggestions.
     
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    I always buy books.

    There's some great hardboard books which have felt, sandpaper, or fabric pictures. My 13 month old grandson has some and he loves them. I dont' think it's ever too early to start them out reading, when he sits in my lap to look at the books, I tell him we're reading.
     
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    Books are also what we give & get as well. There are some really cute hardboard books, like Hoot Owl said. We have some that make noise (like a farm, truck & others), our lil ones loved that. We also have one that was a puppet. The others that are big hits are the lift flap ones!!!
     

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