Becoming a first-time grandma recently, along with several of my besties, has caused me pause to consider child gift-giving.
It is sooooooo easy to get carried away and spoil – especially these first ones.
So I was thinking it is time to establish the “trend” for hopefully lots more grandie gifts.
I have read several places a good rule of thumb to simplify child gift-giving is to consider four categories:
Consider gifts in the four categories – buying one of each: One thing they want, one thing they need, one thing to wear, and one thing to read.
Well – let’s see if I can stick with this…
In the meantime, my bestie’s first grandchild turned one, so going with a fish theme (just because I thought it was fun), I made the above little T-shirt for him (to WEAR), bought him some bathtub fishing toys (I think he would WANT to play with), some socks (I’m sure his mama could say he NEEDs), and the Dr. Seuss Book “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” (to READ).
Happy Birthday Ben! I hope the years don’t continue to go as fast as this first one did!
Cheers & Hugs,