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.
We got given a tiny Patagonia down jacket for a six month old. It¡¦s pretty cool. Was scared to let her dribble on it mind, and you need to time the size with season, and it probably won¡¦t fit for terrible long ¡V but then not much will, unless you but something for when she is much older.
In reply to drolex: Its your God Daughter. Buy her something decent that SHE might appreciate when she grows up a bit. Why does it have to be walking related? It shouldnt be about seeing who has the best gimmick to amuse the parents/ yourself. And definitely not walking poles!
In reply to rackandruin: 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.
> (In reply to drolex) Your God Daughter will grow up -Will she remember/appreciate more when shes 13+, some red wooly socks or a silver necklace?
> 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.
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.