Chicken Gift Generator

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by Afishwish, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    Bubble lawnmower rocks for when he’s old enough to push without just face planting (not sure if C is there yet, I don’t think E was yet). He would probably still think it’s awesome if you helped walk with him. Regular bubbles is fun too though I’m admittedly horrible at it.

    Kiddy pool in the yard with little toys like rubber ducks, a dispersed sprinkler/hose head so he can play in the “rain”, light bouncy ball. We never had a water table but I wish I had gotten one.

    I wouldn’t want to clean up the mess but you live the beach life, maybe kiddy pool with sand and sand toys?

    Just sitting outside on a blanket with toys and frozen or super cold snacks is nice too.
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  2. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    A ride on scooter?

    Both my nieces and my nephews had one at that age and they LOVED them. Especially since the little seat opened so they'd stop and pick up rocks or twigs or whatever and put it in the "trunk"
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  3. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    D LOVES his little ride on push car. He got it I think when he was 1.5. It has definitely stood the test of time, compared to some other toys. Even S plays with it sometimes :lol: This is the one we have. The lift up seat is a great feature, like hello said.
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  4. deet

    deet Chicken

    Cozy Coup is probably my 2nd choice to a bubble lawn mower.
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  5. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Cozy Coupe was great at 1.5-2yrs for us, the shopping cart was the hit 1st birthday present.
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  6. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    OOOH I forgot about the little push/ride on car. That would be perfect. E LOVED that thing, very similar to what @Kimmers posted. E played with it in the house everyday until she was too big for it snd it threatened to flip and we finally put it in the garage
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  7. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    E loves a shopping cart. They are also good for quickly gathering toys at clean up time.
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  8. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Oh, yeah, my kids loved the shopping cart. I didn't :lol: but our apartment is small and I found it hard to put away. And the one we had flipped a lot for the unsteady walkers putting too much weight on the handle. The car we have as a little wedge thing underneath that does a really good job of preventing that from happening
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  9. deet

    deet Chicken

    M is 2 and has been wizzing around a shopping cart in this house for the past 2 fucking weeks. Who can forget the shopping cart!
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  10. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    You know what else is good, a baby doll & stroller. L loved hers as soon as she could walk a little and she’s still crazy about it. Loves popping Baby Stella in there and zooming around the house. She loves that doll too and is constantly giving her hugs/kisses, feeding her, shushing her to sleep.
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  11. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Ours disappeared............. :oops:
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  12. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    Thanks for the suggestions! We ended up ordering a Cozy Coupe and a kids Adirondack chair for him. I put a couple of other things that were suggested on his Amazon wishlist as ideas for the people who have asked.
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  13. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    Z's 30th birthday and our 1st anniversary are next month, two days apart. He also has his graduation in late May. We'd been planning on a weekend trip for the anniversary/birthday and a family party for our graduations, all of which is clearly not happening.

    Thoughts on how to make it special? I'm going to set up a Zoom birthday call with his friends and streamers and balloons and such, but since we can't really do the "experience" gift, maybe something he can have fun with while sticking around home?

    Tl;dr: Help buy things for husband
  14. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    What sort of things is he into? I know you guys got the Lego Hogwarts for your wedding. Maybe a different fancy Lego set?
  15. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    A year or two ago I got “D” a cast iron pan, tortilla press, and a basket of taco making supplies (masa, salsa, etc). Anyway - it was fun to learn to make them together and also get to eat them. So I’d say some kind of gadget or the ingredients for a meal with an online cooking class.
    1st anniversary is clocks or paper. You can get the guts and make your own clock together. Or some kind of paper craft that you can decorate the house with? Or gift certificates for a nice dinner, you know, later.
  16. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    He loves sports - he and his friends have been doing a weekly Zoom where they watch old games and chat, which is fun. He plays video games, but tends more towards story-style and sports games, not shooty mcshooterton. He reads, more nonfiction and science fiction than I do.

    He really did enjoy building a model of the Real Madrid stadium we got, so maybe something buildable would be fun.
  17. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    @CoolWife I love the idea for cooking classes! A good friend of mine is offering virtual bar tending or cooking classes so if anyone is really into this idea hit me up if you’d like me to put you in touch with her. She’s super nice and funny and can for sure help you with cooking and/or mixology based on whatever you have on hand.
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  18. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

  19. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    We did a star wars marathon weekend “camping” on the sleeper sofa
  20. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    We have been doing a puzzle together which is really fun. They sell awesome ones, maybe you could do a really cool one from somewhere you've been together (was it Vietnam?) then mat and frame it as art for your new house?
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  21. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    It's our 3rd anniversary in less than a month and I don't know what to do for it. The past 2 years we've done a joint gift to ourselves. First year was our Italy/Greece trip loosely tying in the paper anniversary (boarding passes). Last year we got nice new towels and sheets for cotton/linen.

    Got no ideas for leather/glass and since we can't go out for dinner or anything it's just feeling really lame.
  22. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Do you already have wedding/family pictures framed? That’s got glass. Need a new (leather) recliner? Matching handbag for you and wallet for him? A nice crystal serving bowl or vase.
  23. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    W got me a leather strappy key ring that has the coordinates of where we got married. I got him some leather coasters, with wedding date and I think also coordinates :lol: We must have read the same article about ideas for 3rd anniversary.
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  24. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    We called our leather sofa and chair and a half our anniversary gifts to our home.
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  25. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    We don't even have wedding pics printed other than in a photo book. So that could work if I can figure out what to do with that. I'm shit at home decor and C is even worse.

    I could use a new wallet but he says his is fine, of course. That would be so much easier.