Any ideas for a darling little girl who probably will not remember this day at all?????
livesoft wrote:I would make it a family tradition not to have birthday gifts. This is one reason why kids are inexpensive or expensive depending on which side you fall on.
Or.....do you have a videocamera? Get one and record her childhood, those memories will be priceless down the road of her and her loved ones celebrating her birthday with her.
HTownCowboy wrote:Strange question perhaps, but the wife and I are having a terrible time deciding on a 1st birthday gift for our little girl. The grandparents and various other family members & friends will deluge us with clothing, toys, stuffed animals etc. so we don't really want to go that route. We want something that is memorable and lasting. In Boglehead fashion, we have already opened a 529 account for her...was thinking about adding a Coverdell if Vanguard ever starts offering those again. Not sure I'm on the right track here though.
I am hoping the combined wisdom of this board can help guide us. Any ideas for a darling little girl who probably will not remember this day at all?????
BBL wrote:Any ideas for a darling little girl who probably will not remember this day at all?????
Biggest sheet cake you can get into your house [french doors at one entry help], one unlit candle, recording device, high chair.
Center high chair in wide open space in kitchen.
Place sheet cake directly in front of little girl
Be very encouraging
The rest should take care of itself
Good times - recorded for posterity.
HTownCowboy wrote:Any ideas for a darling little girl who probably will not remember this day at all?????
HTownCowboy wrote:I wanted to thank you all for your replies and ideas. I very much like the suggestions of writing the letter to her, of buying that day's newspaper, and buying a nice bottle of wine that can age for 20 years. And the video of the smash cake should be a blast!
These are all things that will be cherished later in our lives and hers. Thanks guys!
bottlecap wrote:She's one. She won't appreciate anything, unless you get her a toy or a blanket she decides is her favorite. Don't overthink it. You don't even have to get her anything since everyone else will. Just enjoy the milestone.
You can get her the Coverdell, but don't bother explaining it!
hsv_climber wrote:Take your daughter on a 2 weeks European vacation. She can still fly free and you will enjoy the trip while having all the memorable video & pictures that were discussed above.
OAG wrote:This will probably not help OP but after 10 Grand Children and 1 Great Grand Child (with another due this summer) we went the toy, Bond, Cash route (not all at the same time). Toys are gone as are most of the bonds the cash usually gets put into a savings account and then given to the kids at some point usually when they reach college age.