Can anyone give me the name of a place to go to buy a gift for a child of two, going on three? I know absolutely nothing about children that age, so I don't have a clue. Also, due to the fact that I never go downtown, I suspect there might be somewhere there where I can find somethng.
Price is basically not a problem, not that I'm willing to buy a gift certificate for a Ferrari to be cashed in when the kid hits sixteen. Just not "over the top". Don't know the sex of the child, either, and am shopping ahead for Christmas, which I know this family celebrates, so I'm not stepping on any faith-based toes by giving a gift.
"Organic and natural" sort of come to mind. Maybe a little educational, too, but still fun. Based on African leather wrist bands and a variety of rings (but never more than one at a time) that the child's father wears, something of sort of "international, third world" origin would be appropriate, but only if it can absolutely be guaranteed not to contain something that later proves to be dangerous to kids.
I plan waaaay ahead for Christmas, and not too long after last Christmas the child's father, a specialist, made a diagnosis on me that everyone else had missed, and basically saved my life. He knows it and I know it. I'd like to acknowledge what he did in some way without intruding into his personal life.
It's either a gift for his child at Christmas or a donation to "Doctors Without Borders" given in his name. I know they do good work and that he'd appreciate it, but being selfish in a way, it will give me more pleasure to give his one and only child a gift.
I see him often enough and know him well enough that giving him a gift for his child wouldn't be regarded as pushing the doctor-patient relationship too far.