in my experience a book that is read won’t last especially one that they become to love.
if you want to keep them so they are special I suggest just a regular story book, buy 2 copies put one away and write something special inside it.
I decided we would buy a big special atlas for ds2 1st it’s a great book
This is a brilliant idea! I still feel sad that dd2 ripped a book I’d had 30 years ago last week!
Special book is a great idea, my children have been given sets of books (Beatrix Potter and Winnie The Pooh sets) by their great-grandma, which are lovely to keep but ds’s is totally trashed because he loves it so much! My parents have given them their own little chairs each, other people gave them lovely books. We gave the girls a special teddy on each of their firsts, but dd1 had made a beautiful teddy for ds when he was born so we gave him a Myriad stacking train (which was conveniently offered as the half price toy that month!!) instead.
One thing I wish I’d discovered earlier was the idea of writing a letter to each child on each birthday - I’ve done one for ds for two years but lost the first one :( I think that would be lovely for them to keep.