The Perfect Gift For Turning One

by Jaclyn Abergas | February 24th, 2009 | Kids' Shopping

My sister-in-law gave birth to my nieces approximately nine months ago, which means they’ll be celebrating their first birthday in three months. You’d think it’d be easy to get gifts for a one-year old, but it’s actually not. There are so many choices, yet so many limitations.
1. Toys are always the first things that come to mind for kid presents. What kid doesn’t like toys, right? But here’s the tricky part. Depending on what kind of present it is, getting the thumbs up sign from the kid doesn’t always mean the same for the parents. Because, yes, there are a lot of toys that teach nothing but bad stuff. So when it comes to toys, going for the educational one is always good.

2. Clothes are a practical choice but don’t necessarily score big with the kids. But, of course, we don’t think of that when we see all those cute shirts and dresses. This is a hit-or-miss decision. But be sure, when you give clothes as a present, make sure the clothes look good. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so make sure the parents will like it.

3. Books are a tricky choice. Some parents do not like to read to their kids. Some love to do it. On this part, I say go for the classics. Dr. Seuss books always will work, as well as educational books that will help the one-year-old child in the long run.

4. Accessories include bags, high chairs, strollers, cribs and the like. These are expensive. And unless you’re related to or best friends with the parents or the godparents of the celebrant, these items may cost more than you planned.

What do you think is the perfect gift for turning a year old?

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