I was recently asked by a long time friend what to give a birthday boy was was turning 3. My friend has a beautiful little boy who is almost 1, so she is out of her league with what to buy. She made a wise decision and consulted a most intelligent, well informed, mother of 2 boys, free source! Me.
I love this! I love being asked not because people are seeking my advice but because I generally like being helpful. I like sharing what I know and the groundwork I did to come to this decision. Since, I have 2 boys, I am well versed on boys toys. With our first I always, and I mean always, had toys that pushed his intelligence. They were always, and I mean always, just outside his learning curve and age group. I learned so much from this!
Here is my gift giving suggestions for ages newborn to age 1
NEWBORN - there is NOTHING you can give a newborn that it needs. Any gift you give is essentially a gift for the mother/parent/grandparent. Knowing the newborn really needs nothing, consider your friend and what you would like her to have on behalf of the baby! The newborn gifts I am so very fond of are: