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Posted: 1/27/2013 6:53:37 PM
my granddaughter is turning one this week and I want to give her something unique and cute....not books, clothes, jewelry etc. I really
don't want it to be someting sentimental...I'll save those kinds of gifts until she gets older. What is something your child has received or you have seen a child receive that made you say, "I wish I had thought of that"

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Posted: 1/27/2013 6:55:26 PM
What about a small table and chairs



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Posted: 1/27/2013 6:57:06 PM
What about a small table and chairs



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Posted: 1/27/2013 7:06:39 PM
they live in a small home, they don't have much room for that, but i like the idea, thanks

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Posted: 1/27/2013 7:09:22 PM
maybe her own little chair. The kind that can fold.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 7:12:00 PM
A one year old's mother on my facebook feed said her DD got an iPod touch for her first birthday


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Posted: 1/27/2013 7:12:50 PM
My DGD just turned one too! I wrote her a letter and will continue to add one every year.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 7:24:53 PM
I love the letter idea. I wish I would of thought of that for my dd when she was young. I would of loved to do that and have her grandparents do that too.

My mom got my dd a picnic table that raised. We used that for many years as the top would raise as she grew.



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Posted: 1/27/2013 7:26:55 PM
My DD is now 4 but I vividly remember a few cherished gifts she received. One of her favorite toys at one was (and still is) her soft baby Stella doll and accessories. I know you mentioned no books but books make the best gifts for children of any age. A small backpack (toddler sized, like Skiphop Zoo packs or a personalized Stephen Joseph bag) filled with some children's favorites would be truly memorable and useful. My SIL gave DD a toddler sized backpack a few years ago and it has been a lifesaver on day trips and vacations. Madi really loves her little backpack and enjoys filling it with her "must haves" when we go out.

Good luck in your decision and Happy Birthday to your little DGD!

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Posted: 1/27/2013 8:02:57 PM
My SIL is really into "retro" toys, so we picked up some Bristle Blocks from Target for our nephew's first birthday. Kind of unique for 2013. It's a building/creative toy. Also has a slightly retro feel, with updated colors, so cool all around.



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Posted: 1/27/2013 8:41:34 PM
How about the small
Pottery barn chair personalized? I bought one for my son max for his first birthday and he loved it!! He sat on (and played on) that chair for many years. He is almost six now and still mentions on occasion that he wishes we didn't have to pack it away!!
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Posted: 1/27/2013 8:46:14 PM
A nice wooden rocker?
A family membership to a zoo or museum?


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Posted: 1/27/2013 8:47:05 PM
Forgot to mention that my dd got an American Girl Bitty Baby for her first birthday. She is now 13 and still has it.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 8:54:17 PM
Pottery Barn Kids makes a cute little chair that can be monogrammed.

How about a music box monogrammed? I like to give special gifts like that for a milestone birthday.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 8:56:58 PM
I thought of something else. My mother gave all of her granddaughters and great-granddaughters their first baby doll made by Madame Alexander. It is a really sweet soft baby and a keepsake.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 9:04:08 PM
A madam Alexander Baby Huggums.
You can find really beautiful ones at Tursday Morning sometimes for about $20


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Posted: 1/27/2013 9:32:58 PM
My son got a "real" plate, cup and bowl. They are gorgeous and cost a fortune (you can find nice ones here for much less!). He got them from his European godmother. I am not a fan of plastic. We still have them (he is 12yo) and we use them daily. They are not silly plates, but really sweet ones. He'll be able to hand them down to his own kids if he wants to.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 9:43:26 PM
My DS got a child-sized wood glider rocker for his 1st birthday. It was too big for him at the time, but it's been great ever since anyway. He proudly rocks his stuffed animals in it when we're busy with the baby, and loves to sit in it to "read" while my DH sits in the recliner rocker next to it with the Sunday paper.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 9:49:31 PM
I got my daughter one of these when she was 2 and she still has it. When she was little she played with it all the time. What little kid doesn't love a puzzle? and especially one that spells their own name personalized name stool

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Posted: 1/27/2013 9:54:08 PM
Finn got a baby Poang from IKEA, and he loves that thing. He hates when one of the cats sits in it.. he'll yell at them and push them out of it.

Bristle blocks are great. Finn is IN LOVE with Weebles, there's no such thing as too many Weebles in his life.

Skip Hop just released a new and amazing set of alphabet blocks that I covet; they'd be good for ages.



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Posted: 1/27/2013 11:21:10 PM
How about pretty 6" decorated wooden letters to spell out her name. She could either have them free-standing or on her bedroom wall. My kids got these when they were little and still have them umpteen years later

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Posted: 1/28/2013 12:30:16 AM
How about a cute growth chart for her bedroom that her parents can start tracking her height on. it would be fun to have her height recorded for her first birthday. i've seen some cute girly ones by Eboo. i just bought an Eric Carl one at the bookstore for a friend.

ETA. sorry, that's Eeboo

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Posted: 1/28/2013 12:55:39 AM
This chair from IKEA is awesome. Kids love the egg shape, the way it spins and the hood so they can hide.

Swivel Armchair





Kathy





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Posted: 1/28/2013 1:09:49 AM
Corolle baby dolls are also a really good choice. The Tidoo ones are good for 18 months and up, can go into the bathtub and your granddaughter can collect clothes to change her outfits. There are also baby doll accessories that are just her size.
I love the Corolle dolls. They smell sweet like a new baby, they have pretty little faces and they are good quality.


Corolle Dolls



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Posted: 1/28/2013 1:27:26 AM
Does her room have a theme? You can go to Etsy and search out something to match. They have such cute stuff over there! You can find beautiful quilts and stuffed toys, just make sure you don't give her something with buttons that she could choke on. I worry about that with the handmade items being that they are not as closely monitored as the mass produced manufactured stuff.



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Posted: 1/28/2013 9:31:44 AM
Make her a a Bed doll , using one of her first dresses as it's dress.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:36:24 AM
My go to gifts for nieces and nephews first birthdays are fancy jewerly box monogrammed for girls, and personalized piggy banks for boys. I use Learning Express for the banks and Pottery Barn kids for the girls. They are both things they wont outgrow for a while and I can add to the jewerly boxes as the girls get older. They are very well received.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 1:00:46 PM

I love the letter idea. I wish I would of thought of that for my dd when she was young. I would of loved to do that and have her grandparents do that too.


I missed the boat on this but what a beautiful idea. I sooo wish I had done this!


How about a cute growth chart for her bedroom that her parents can start tracking her height on. it would be fun to have her height recorded for her first birthday.

Love this too!

At that age our kids loved their ride on toys... they sat on them and used their feet to propel themselves forward. Don't know your budget or the family's circumstances... if they have their own home, would a swing set of some kind for the backyard be appreciated? We got many, many years of fun use out of that one? Smaller scale... a wagon the child can sit in and be pulled around? As child gets older they can pull their stuffed animals or treasures around in it, push it... etc.
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