I like the idea of the German birthday candle ring, where wooden candle holders are placed in a circle, and one candle lit for each year of a child's age. The HABA birthday caterpillar is similar, with one segment added each year.
HOWEVER - the birthday rings I've seen average about $65, and the HABA caterpillar averages $40.
Do you ladies know of anyone who sells something similar for closer to $25?
I'm also going to cross-post this in Life-With-A-Babe.