What gifts should I give to my goddaughter?

@jazelann (112)
Philippines
December 23, 2009 12:03pm CST
I have only one goddaughter, She's only 1 year-old. Some of her godmothers are rich, and gives her a lot of expensive things like clothes, shoes, and they're really expensive! Well, I actually can't afford those expensive things. So, I was thinking if you could give me any ideas about this. Thanks!
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11 responses
• United States
23 Dec 09
Make her something you can't buy. Like a koolaid purse. really I mean it make something.
@jazelann (112)
• Philippines
23 Dec 09
She's only 1. I was insecure because of her other godmother. Thanks for your advise. I wish I could be like a fairy god mother so that I could give her gifts in just one flick of my wand! lol
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• United States
23 Dec 09
What ever you give her will be fine. I would also say a precious moments item. They are always loved.
@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
23 Dec 09
It sounds like your goddaughter is a lot like my grandkids; they get far too much, and they don't even know what to do with it all they're so overwhelmed. You might consider giving her a savings bond. It only costs $25 for a $50 bond, that is if you live in the United States. If not, you should look into whatever they have in your country. The little one won't even realize she didn't get a gift from you, and her parents will like having this addition to her college fund.
@jazelann (112)
• Philippines
24 Dec 09
Wow, I think I like that savings bond. Maybe I would do that if I will land on a good job someday. I'm still a student now you know. So, thank you so much for your suggestion.
• Spain
23 Dec 09
If shes just one she wont mind what you give her. The problem here sounds more your grandmother. I believe that you can buy something very affordable and likable, usually something that would teach the kid something new, like a toy that teaches how to count or speak in another language. Or you can get her a toy of any sort. Remember that kids at that age don´t care about the price, it has to be something that she will have fun with. Don´t stress yourself too much with it. Just go to a toy store and something will sure catch your eye, if you have a good relationship with the child I am sure you will know the right thing to pick.
@jazelann (112)
• Philippines
23 Dec 09
Don't get mad at me okay? =).Thanks so much for your advise, I really appreciate it,. MY problem would probably be, my insecurities towards her other godmom. I don't know why I feel this way. And you're really right. I shouldn't stress myself too much.
• China
24 Dec 09
Hi jazelann, How about pets? Kitty or puppy, it is very cute. Also it can grower up with your goddaughter. That's so sweet!
• Philippines
24 Dec 09
hmmmm you should give her something that would make her feel happy... 5 kisses, 12 hugs and 1 very lovely song and you need to sing it to her with all your heart... hehehehe
@acer5540 (354)
• China
24 Dec 09
share your time with her, give her a kiss, a warm hug. you have lots gifts to give her. She will receive them, ahd thank you.
@esjosh (915)
• India
24 Dec 09
I think you should buy Gold or platinum for her. It will be with her for ever and moreover than she will remember it for long long time!!!!!!!!
• China
24 Dec 09
the 1 years old girl only need sorts of toys and shoes or clothes acutally. but if she have got a lot expensive things about this i'd suggest you to give her other silver bracelet and that won't cost much but can be memorable to that girl.
@lilgold (89)
• United States
24 Dec 09
think about what she wants, not about want you want for her.
@mac_0217 (74)
• Canada
23 Dec 09
Hi jazelann, First of all it doesn't really matter what you give her whether it's expensive or not since she's only a year old. She'll not remember it when she grows up. I'd suggest get something that will be of good use to her. Something educational perhaps. And if you're looking for good deals, nothing beats Divisoria. Hehe. Don't mind if its cheap, it's the thought that counts. And besides you're still probably studying so I can understand why you still don't have any reasonable income to buy expensive gifts. So don't stress too much. I have like more than 10 godchildren and I usually get them something every Christmas or on their birthdays but I try not to spend too much on gifts. I'd like to give and share to them more of the life lessons and values that I've learned than material things. You need to remember being a godparent is not just about giving gifts on Christmas or birthdays, we're supposed to act as second parents to these children to rear them up as responsible individuals as they grow up. Hope I helped you in some ways. Merry Christmas!
@Genericbe (1378)
• Philippines
23 Dec 09
I believe that gifts are be given from someone's appreciation by heart and not more on expensive material things. But it depends to any person giving gifts. Since she is 1 year old, the I suggest that you can give her gifts useful for her growth like toddler items needed for trainings not more on toys. examples for that are potty train which is good for training in urination and bowel training, colorful book images as for learning ABC for memory and brain development, colorful items for usage like blankets, dress , bib, or any that she can have and wear for everyday use. AT here stage, colors give her recognition and distinctions. Those are some of my suggestions. Merry Christmas