/ Gift for baby hillwalker?
I am desperately in need of inspiration for a gift for a christening. The baby will be my goddaughter and the parents are close outdoorsy friends. Long story short, it has to be:
- hillwalking related
- baby (now 6 months) related
In a similar situation they had offered me a baby carrier. But they already own one and I am afraid I can't match that. Walking poles are my current contenders but that sounds a bit lame to me.
Edit: I know! A very tiny ice axe with little bears on it! Or adorable minuscule pink crampons! Hmmm, no.
LittleLife make some super cute animal-themed mini backpacks.
Merino base layer.
A map case / changing mat.
Small, red, woollen socks.
Kendal Mint Cake. Possibly in liquid form for bottle feeding.
How about one of thos Darwin fish with the feet to put on her pram?
My daughter and I had the best moments together walking in the mountains, well at least, I was walking in the mountains and she was happily kicking me to progress faster. My father did the same with me and I think it helped me to get accustomed to the mountains (besides spending excellent time with him). Walking outdoors is a big part of my life now, partly thanks to these experiences. I hope my daughter will have the same love for the mountains.
I seriously think something walking related would be more than decent.
Thanks for the suggestions everyone, I should be able to find something.
Defo looking for a goretex nappy now (not sure which way the membranes have to be oriented)
Good luck with it either way.
How about something like an outdoor themed Necklace, or a star projector? out door themed but ageless?
> Good luck with it either way.
What will she remember most, a lifetime of memeories of being out in the ciountryside with her parents, or some token silver necklace that has no personal meaning bar the fact someone bought it?
I get a rush of happy memories seeing my mum pottering about in the garden in an old pair of my walking torusers (hideous Calange things that I made her buy me, I thought they were ace) than any christening presents I was given.
Life membership to the national trust (think of all the free carparks her parents will get to use)
That would be a very good idea (though a very expensive one) if only they were not French...
This is brilliant!
It really is! :)
To go with our baby carrier we were given a mirror on a bungy clip which meant we could attach it to the shoulder straps and check on the bairn. It was actually a really useful gift
The single most useful outdoor things we've had for our nippers are waterproof and/or insulated all in one suits. Babies don't do a lot of the leg work on the hills, so they need wrapping up much warmer than an older child. That makes the all in one type thing suitable clobber on most days, rain or shine. Plus when you put them down in a bog they can roll/crawl/toddle about with impunity.
Yeah definitely agree with that, but the ones I have used for mine lack a bit of bling to mark the occasion.
The baby buffs and the patas would make very good gifts from this point of view. (I know, "more money than sense" but sometimes you need these silly aspects)
what about a teddy bear dressed in outdoor clothes, that the parents can take on walks with their daughter and take silly photos of, of their adventures?
Merino base layer is a great idea - good for everyday as well as outdoor stuff.
I usually get stuff from here when friends have kids
These are great, and last a couple of years before they get outgrown.
> The single most useful outdoor things we've had for our nippers are waterproof and/or insulated all in one suits.
Agreed. We have one of these and have trekked all over the lakes with her in it. very useful
Combined with a fleecy pramsuit/onesie and she was happy down to sub-zero conditions in Val Thorens
Or one of these
Your her god parent. Get something memorable that she can keep for the rest of her life.
I have a patagonia synthetic fill onsie, washable. Good on cold walks in carrier or when I'd put on my puffer in evenings, cold weather when out and about.
A camping portacot or sleeping bag might be useful
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