Baby First Birthday Return Gift Idea

Hi everyone!

At last after many many hours of discussions and research, we finally got our return gifts finalized and they have reached our home too:) So let me tell you what we were looking for and what I found and how we decided on the return gift.

Return gifts are important because now-a-days kids expect gifts when they go to birthday parties other than the zillion things πŸ˜› .I asked our facebook group girls and some of them gave really interesting ideas for return gifts.

If there are some 20-25 kids coming up, then giving lunch box or water bottle is an ideal gift (of course if you’re not considering giving away iPhones to everyone :P). There are some sites also in India which keep exclusive return gifts items which is kind of nice and convenient.

A Β reader suggested a photo mug as the return gift but few of my friends tarnished the idea saying that no body is interested in serving mug to someone else who has your kid’s photo on it. They had a valid point. If you are reading this then you know me a bit and if I give you my a mug with my baby’s photo, I am sure you won’t be that much excited about it unless you are a close relative. So this idea too was cancelled.

Picnic bags, Wallets designs, watches, small umbrellas were all great suggestions but when you are not sure how many girls or boys are coming into the party it doesn’t make sense getting all these things. Moreover if there is lot of age difference then also it doesn’t make sense getting all these things. Either you are dead sure who is coming and the gender ratio then you can go ahead with these.

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I really liked the photo frame idea where a photographer will take picture of every guest + Β family Β and when they leave, we hand over the pic to them. I contacted a photo lab and as per them each photo frame will cost around INR 400 and they will set up a mini studio and will require assistant as well. Also, minimum photos should be 100 .When a family arrives they will get 2-3 pic clicked so per family if I take 2 pictures the average it would have come to INR 800 which was really out of our budget.

One of my friends Yuvika suggested a real plant sampling which is a Β my kind of idea but in India Β I am sure my relatives would have said “gamla” gift kar diya πŸ˜› .So i skipped this out too.

At last what suited me was giving chocolate gift packaging .I just loved the idea and following are the reasons for it –

Firstly! Everyone loves chocolate.Be it kids or adults, most of them simply love chocolate.

Secondly,Packaging makes the gift look regal.

Thirdly, It was in my budget

We have a gathering of around 150 people and 50 families are expected to come. These costed us INR 400 each and every family will get only one. I don’t think so they will ask for another πŸ˜› There are 26 chocolates in each gift pack.

There were some other options in chocolate too which started from INR 100 and so and are pretty cheap as well. But I took it from some one who is a whole sale dealer.If you are in or around Delhi NCR then you can contact me and I can give you her number.

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Look at the packaging ..Isn’t Β just too cute and yes goes with the theme of the party. Pink :).These chocolates have a sturdy packaging and Β they remain fresh for six months πŸ™‚

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What do you think is an ideal birthday party return gift ?

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  1. sravanthi says:

    wow, they look gr8, and really good idea, kids love chocolates a alot and even there parents too πŸ˜€

  2. Madhubani says:

    though m not so fond of chocolates, yet the whole thing is looking so yummm…

  3. I too liked the Idea of photo frame.
    But these chocolates are really looking cute and yummy. Courier me 1 Ana,.. i will just keep like that for 6 months in shelf..They are really that cute. Nice Idea..

  4. awsme…. dey r sooo tempting nd luk rely cute πŸ˜‰

  5. so elegant! 10/10 Anamika for the return gift!

  6. I agree…chocolates suit everyone’s taste and are the best gifting option when in doubt!
    advance b’day wishes for your daughter! <3 hope you guys have a great time!

    • Hopefully Ritu..Right now we are very nervous especially me as i am thinking how will i wear all the zillion things which I got for myself and my baby :D..

  7. soo much of planning for her 1sy birthday….now i am just guessing how would her wedding be!!!!!!!!!!!?????????? oh….it would be one royal affair I think. πŸ˜›

  8. Tarun Preet says:

    Aaaaha, wat a chic packaging Ana πŸ™‚ ! Pinki Anvi and pinku gifts , its just purrrrfect πŸ™‚ !
    Although there are some people like me who dont like chocolates. They can come at your house and chose return gift from your vanity πŸ˜‰ (Read they as I πŸ˜› :P)

  9. Saba khan says:

    My daughter is 7 month old should I eat tomato sauce or not is it harmful for my baby?

  10. Saba khan says:

    Thx for ur reply

  11. Thats a great idea to have the customised photo frame with the themed chocolate gifts , Anamika .. Recently we had attended a birthday party where in the ferrero rocher packets were given as return gifts , the host very humorously told mu hubby that he could have a gala time with the return gift than our baby as he has got a sweet tooth πŸ™‚

  12. I figured you out …By coming and checking the comment here again clearly shows that you knew I will allow the comment here but still you said I will never publish the comment .Please don’t consider yourself too high if you help out poor and think no one else does πŸ˜€ .Just take a deep breath and stop judging people around.It will make you feel better.

  13. I can very well understand ur feelings ..I have a two year old daughter and when she completed her 1st bday I just wanted to tell the entire world the my daughter has completed her 1st year…its a different feeling and only a mother can understand….

    • True Sakhi …It’s a feeling which only a mother can understand.It is not easy to raise a new born that too without elders staying with you.It feels like an achievement :D:D

  14. Best option, I like it. πŸ˜€

  15. Hi Anamika,

    Packings looks great, can you share the contact number of whole sale dealer pls?

  16. Hi Anamika,
    I am also planning for my daughter’s first birthday party. I really liked your idea of return gift. Can you please give me contact details of the dealer.

  17. can u plz tell me the name of the chocolate whole sale dealers

  18. Hello Anamika, I was looking for personalized baby gifts and accidently came across your blog. I loved reading about how you came to a final decision of gifting chocolates and it was also an entertaining read. Like you have already mentioned, very few people hate chocolates, be it children or adults.

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