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    • Sponge_Cake
    • By Sponge_Cake 3rd Aug 19, 7:54 AM
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    First Birthday gift ideas
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    • 3rd Aug 19, 7:54 AM
    First Birthday gift ideas 3rd Aug 19 at 7:54 AM
    Can anyone give me any ideas for my sonís first birthday? We havenít got much money at the moment.
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    • MovingForwards
    • By MovingForwards 3rd Aug 19, 9:10 AM
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    As he isn't going to remember it then why put yourself under pressure?
    • martinthebandit
    • By martinthebandit 3rd Aug 19, 9:14 AM
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    • 3rd Aug 19, 9:14 AM
    Cardboard box and a wooden spoon?

    Nice photo in a frame?

    Hand made card?

    Although as MovingForwards has said the child won't care so perhaps the best idea is a babysitter and a meal out for the parents.

    If you don't find joy in the snow,
    remember you'll have less joy in your life


    ...but still have the same amount of snow!
    • Sea Shell
    • By Sea Shell 3rd Aug 19, 10:25 AM
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    • 3rd Aug 19, 10:25 AM
    Who are you wanting to do this for, really?

    Your son won't know what's going on or whether he gets a present.

    Are your peers holding parties for their 1yo's?

    Are your parents expecting you to do something to mark the day.

    Save your money for when he'll appreciate it....18 maybe?!!
    " That pound I saved yesterday, is a pound I don't have to earn tomorrow " JOB DONE!!
    This should now read "It's time to start digging up those Squirrelled Nuts"!!!
    • StokieBecks
    • By StokieBecks 3rd Aug 19, 11:02 AM
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    • 3rd Aug 19, 11:02 AM
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    • 3rd Aug 19, 11:02 AM
    Argos have a wooden shape sorter for about £8

    Join him up at your local library (it's free!) and get him to choose a book or two a week you can take home and read to him

    As others have said he really won't remember so you don't need to buy expensive presents. A couple of cheap wooden toys wrapped up so he has something to open is plenty.

    Take him to a local park for an hour.
    • Mrsn
    • By Mrsn 3rd Aug 19, 11:15 AM
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    • 3rd Aug 19, 11:15 AM
    A nice little tea party at home and just a few well chosen fidt
    • Mrsn
    • By Mrsn 3rd Aug 19, 11:16 AM
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    • 3rd Aug 19, 11:16 AM
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    • 3rd Aug 19, 11:16 AM
    Sorry it won’t let me edit on my phone.... Argos have lots of 2 for 15 gifts that would be suitable but just spend the day making memories. Lots of photos etc

    I think parents put too much pressure on the perfect birthday (I have 2 December babies and forever feel guilty!)
    • aanch_mittal
    • By aanch_mittal 8th Aug 19, 10:48 AM
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    • 8th Aug 19, 10:48 AM
    Start collecting birthday wise photos of him and gift him when he will be young.DO some get together with your family members.
    • zanuda
    • By zanuda 23rd Sep 19, 9:39 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 19, 9:39 AM
    Make some special day and a lot of photos, so after you'll look at it together. Baby's like things like that. You don't even have to book a place. Go to the park with children's playground on a good day, make some huge bubbles, get couple of balloons. If you have friends, you could make a picnic party in the park...
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