How much should you spend on a child's birthday gift?

How much should you spend on a child's birthday gift?

19 April, 2017

I am regularly asked this question by aunts, uncles, godparents and even grandparents. So, I asked 500 people in the UK how much they spend on birthday gifts for babies and children up to 5 years old.

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How to be the favourite auntie when you live far away

How to be the favourite auntie when you live far away

05 April, 2017

Here are some ideas you might find helpful for keeping up with your nieces / nephews / grandchildren if you are not able to see them as often as you would like either

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How to make sure the baby gift you choose is perfect

How to make sure the baby gift you choose is perfect

15 March, 2017

If you find yourself with no clue where to start, this handy guide will help you navigate your way to choosing the perfect baby gift with ease.

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Five questions to ask a child’s parents before you buy a gift

Five questions to ask a child’s parents before you buy a gift

10 March, 2017

Just asking a few simple questions can help you to get the right gift for your nephews and nieces, making you the popular aunt / uncle you want to be!

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How to buy the perfect gift for a five year old

How to buy the perfect gift for a five year old

07 March, 2017

By this age children tend to really know what they want and like.  In theory this should make them easier to buy for, right?  But of course, if you buy them exactly what they say they want, there is a high chance someone else will have got them the same gift too.

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How to buy the perfect gift for a four year old

How to buy the perfect gift for a four year old

01 March, 2017

Four is a big year of change. New skills and abilities are still developing at an astonishing rate, but the days when he/she was just a toddler are long gone. 

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How to buy the perfect gift for a three year old

How to buy the perfect gift for a three year old

22 February, 2017

No idea what to buy for that three year old?  Check out this handy guide all about three year olds.  What they can do, what they want to do, and what gift you should buy for them!

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How to buy the perfect gift for a two year old

How to buy the perfect gift for a two year old

15 February, 2017

If you don't have little kids of your own, the chances are you don't really know where to start with finding a gift that you know will go down well.  

Luckily, I have spent a lot of time since we started Be So Baby asking everyone I know about what sort of things work for their kids, and have also researched more blogs and parenting magazines than any normal auntie.

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How to buy the perfect gift for a one year old

How to buy the perfect gift for a one year old

08 February, 2017

When my first niece turned one, I was living over 3,000 miles away in Canada.  I had absolutely no clue what to buy for her birthday. Could she walk? Talk? What could she eat? Could she hold a crayon yet?  I had no idea.

Do you have a one year old?  If not, the chances are you have no idea what a one year old is into either, right?

What I really needed back then was a cheat sheet - a simple guide to one year olds, so I wouldn’t feel completely out of my depth when shopping (and also when I came back to visit).

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4 Current Trends in Kids' Gifts

4 Current Trends in Kids' Gifts

02 February, 2017

Alongside word-of-mouth, visiting markets and trade shows, and having a nosy through toy shops and local markets whenever we travel, we also like to do a round-up of Christmas Gift Guides each year.  We look through lists from newspapers, magazines and blogs to see what is new and different and what might be interesting for us to follow-up.  

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