My son’s first birthday is a month away and I don’t know what to get him. I want something memorable, environmentally responsible, eclectic, fun and most of all, affordable.
I know some of his favorite things:
- Cardboard boxes
- Cat collars with a bell on them
- Sweet potatoes (although he calls them “yams”)
- Earrings, but only when they’re worn by other people
If I wrap him up some sweet potatoes, people will look at me like I’m crazy. If I wrap him up a human ear with an earring in it, then I am crazy. So what am I supposed to do?
I can give him money, but he’ll just try to eat it, and that’s really dirty. I considered a bespoke suit, but they run in the thousands of dollars and at the rate he’s growing, it won’t last long.
Maybe a climbing apparatus to help him up the stairs? A jiu jitsu gi for him to wear when we roll? (He’s been borrowing mine but it runs big on him.) A nice Groupon for a local restaurant? Perhaps a real stuffed animal–we have one cat, Eliot, whom I’ve been looking to get rid of for a while, and this could be a win-win.
Help me out here. What was the best gift you got at your first birthday?