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Old 12-03-2017, 10:40 AM
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Iím attending the birthday party for a co-workerís one-year-old boy soon. Should the gift be practical (clothes), fun (toy), or sentimental?

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Old 12-03-2017, 10:49 AM
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If this party is large (Iím guessing it is, if it is for a co-workerís child), I would give clothing, in one size larger than the child is currently wearing. Too many new toys are overwhelming for a child that age. Unless you are very close to the family, sentimental doesnít have much meaning. Sometime this year the kid will outgrow every stitch he owns, and your gift will be very much appreciated.
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:54 AM
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I'd go with clothing. Ditto on the larger size up. If he's an average size child (or a bit bigger than average), he's probably going into size 12-18 months (sometimes called just 18 months). I'd maybe even do size 18-24 months (also called 24 months). Clothes to grow into are great. Think practical clothes that are easy to get into a squirming toddler. My son is 22 months and mostly wears jeans (with elastic waists, not snaps/zippers) with tshirts or long sleeved tshirts.

If you'd really like to do a toy instead, think of something for a bit older. Like the 18 month age that he can grow into.
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Old 12-03-2017, 11:10 AM
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Clothes the next size up are awesome. I often appreciated someone who would splurge a bit and get something a little nicer, since I often had the basics down for DD. Also, maybe a book?
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Old 12-03-2017, 11:16 AM
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This is my favorite toy for toddlers. There are many versions at various prices. My boys loved the one they had years ago.

https://www.amazon.com/Playkidz-Supe...all+toys&psc=1

Board books are always a good choice for reading. I like the ones that have photographs of real people in them.

Another great toy is the one with beads on wires. They are no parts to misplace and no clean up for parents with this toy. It helps the child develop eye hand coordination and also they learn to track the ball with their eyes which is a preceding skill. Again they come in many sizes for a variety of prices.

https://www.amazon.com/Activity-Wood...wire+toy&psc=1


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Old 12-03-2017, 12:40 PM
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Clothes one size up AND appropriate for the season he will fit into them.

Board books

Nothing that makes noise and takes up huge amounts of space. Trust me on this one.

Money for a savings account.

No stuffed animals. They don't play with them.

Wooden stacking toys. My GS loves these.

A star. You can go online and buy a real star and it will be named for him.

A teepee. If parents have room for it.
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Thanks, everyone!
Old 12-03-2017, 04:46 PM
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Wow! I really appreciate the ideas! Thanks!
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:48 PM
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We found the toy at Walmart that 1956BD suggested for $10.00. That is cheaper than Amazon. Our grandson has a smaller version that we got from Toys R Us that he plays with the most out of all of his toys. We got this larger version to give him for Christmas. Like 1956BD, I highly recommend it! 😀
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That is great cab/5th
Old 12-03-2017, 09:21 PM
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I am glad your grandson has enjoyed that toy as mush as my boys did. It makes me happy to hear that.
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