Do you remember your first pocket knife? You might if you were a tomboy like me. I think I was 12 or 13 years old. My Mom said that my Dad could buy me one as long as it had a lock on it so that it wouldn’t close on my hand. Dad and I went to the local hardware store and we had a great time picking it out. All summer I proudly carried it around with me, tried carving a bit of wood, and basically just admired it.
A first knife is a special gift, and one that definitely needs the parent’s consent for. Owning a real knife requires a certain level of maturity and only the parents will know when the child or teenager is ready. However, if you are looking for a gift for a young tomboy, perhaps a toddler, preschooler, or kindergartner, you could consider this plastic toy Swiss Army Knife. It has a plastic spoon and other tools. The reviews from parents and grandparents are glowing. Apparently, this is just right for a small kid who’s way too young to have a real knife.