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Help - Do I purchase gifts for daughters nursery friends?

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Sorry to start what may seem like a silly thread but wanted advice on Christmas pressies. This will be the first year where my daughter (who is one) is at nursery and I wanted to know whether I shoul… Read More
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
Sorry to start what may seem like a silly thread but wanted advice on Christmas pressies. This will be the first year where my daughter (who is one) is at nursery and I wanted to know whether I should buy gifts for the other children in her room (6 in total)?
I was planning to buy a box of chocolate for the staff as a goodwill gesture but then she received a little book from one of her 'friends'.
Any advice would be much appreciated.
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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1 Like #1
Lovely idea.
Something small for them to open - something from poundland will please a 1 year old as much as something from Harrods! ... so long as they both have wrapping paper and look pretty.
Chocolates or homemade mince pies for the staff will go down a treat I am sure.
1 Like #2
If you can afford to then why not.

Keep it simple so as to not to escalate it to 'who spends the most wins' competition.
#3
Great, thanks guys. Did not want to seem as though I was doing something out of the ordinary if I went and purchased gifts. It will definately have to be something cheap as cannot really afford to be spending too much per child.
#4
sickly sweet

Chocolates or homemade mince pies for the staff will go down a treat I am sure.


My baking skills are so not up to scratch, so think I will go for the chocolate option. Thorntons seem to have a few deals on at the moment.
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My baking skills are so not up to scratch, so think I will go for the chocolate option. Thorntons seem to have a few deals on at the moment.


Give them a try - you can do cheats mince pies by buying the pastry, buying the mincemeat and then all you need is eggwhites. I'm sure your little one will give a hand and they taste extra yummy when you make them fresh.
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We never did this at nursery but there were like 30 of them if there is only 6 and someones already done it then yh would be a nice idea :thumbsup:
We put one of those little chocolate Father Christmas's (like the chocolate coins) into our sons school Christmas cards just to make it a bit different as a little gesture:)
1 Like #7
my nephew goes to nursery and they all send each other cards and his mum sends a tin of chocolates - kids have so much at christmas its hard to please everyone, i suppose 1 years olds are quite difficult to coz u never know what theyve already got. goodluck
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when my little one was at nursery i would send in the decorate gingerbread kits. i would buy a box of 20-30 gingerbread from the tesco bakery section, only £2ish, then some icing sugar and some sprinkles and choc drops/smarties etc. that way they would have a little activity to do and then could take it home with them.

most mums took in a selection bag and all the kids would get a little bar to take home.

for the grown ups i would send in biscuits. that way they would still be good in the new year and when they have there tea they could have a nice choccy biscuit with it.

this year from the 99p shop i have brought lolly pops with little cards attached for him to give to his school friends.

its the thought that counts and again i have always been very consious that other kids and mums feel they have to compete, but we just love to give presents, lol

x
#9
Thanks guys. Will go off to the 99p store to see what I can get. Just glad that it does not have to set me back a fine few pennies. Rep added to all
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Lisa-Marie A
when my little one was at nursery i would send in the decorate gingerbread kits. i would buy a box of 20-30 gingerbread from the tesco bakery section, only £2ish, then some icing sugar and some sprinkles and choc drops/smarties etc. that way they would have a little activity to do and then could take it home with them.

most mums took in a selection bag and all the kids would get a little bar to take home.

for the grown ups i would send in biscuits. that way they would still be good in the new year and when they have there tea they could have a nice choccy biscuit with it.

this year from the 99p shop i have brought lolly pops with little cards attached for him to give to his school friends.

its the thought that counts and again i have always been very consious that other kids and mums feel they have to compete, but we just love to give presents, lol

x


great idea about the biscuits as in my sons nursery there is the headteacher, a nursery nurse and three other teachers as they are in groups of eight with a teacher each, so if i get a nice tin of biscuits they could all share them instaed of just getting for his allocated teacher and leaving everybody else out.:thumbsup:

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