Post # 1
Is this a lame Christmas gift for my almost 2 year old nephew?
Let me give you my reasoning.
Okay so money is already tight this year. Plus my husband just got his PhD and his student funding ends at the end of this month. He is starting to apply for jobs now but it is highly likely that he will be unemployed for several months. I mean a physicist can’t just go out and get a job anywhere, the interviewing process may last months and we will most likely have to relocate which will require more money we don’t have.
With all that said, let me tell you about the gift. My father purchased my almost 2 year old nephew a power wheel for Christmas. I got him a really nice helmet to wear while he is riding around on it. That’s really all I can afford right now especially when his birthday is in like 3 weeks from now and he will be getting another gift then.
Do you bees think this is okay or is it totally lame? I mean the power wheel is awesome but is the helmet while necessary a totally lame gift? I’m not sure he will get to use the toy right away, he has some disabilities but he is in daily therapy to help. We were thinking the power wheel may help his hand eye coordination and be a fun toy for him.
Also I should mention, my brother and my nephew’s mother are recently divorced and she isn’t very nice to me. I am afraid to give the wrong gift and further piss her off.
Do you think it will be okay? Thanks bees!
Post # 3
I think it is an awesome gift.
Two year olds are really happy with anything anyone gets them. Seriously, a box would have probably have been alright.
And about the mother…. honestly don’t stress about her. Your gift should not dictate how she treats you. If she treates you like crap that just means she is a crappy person.
Post # 4
@tranquility: Thank you. You are right she is a crappy person but I just like to keep the peace. You know what I mean?
Post # 5
I think that’s a really great gift! People in my family do stuff like this–when one person buys someone a larger gift, others get them smaller companion gifts. He’ll probably be so excited about the powerwheels and the helmet will just become a part of that excitement! Don’t stress, I think it’s great! If the mother has a problem with it then whatever. You clearly love your nephew and have thought about him!
Post # 6
Lame? No way! At that age all my daughter wanted was the wrapping paper, actual toys were just a nice bonus 🙂
Post # 7
I have a two year old son, and we got him a dune racer thing. I assume its the same type of thing as the power wheels. My family asked for a list of stuff to get him, and one of the things I put on the list is a helmet! So I think that would be a very good gift!
Post # 8
@KatyElle:My niece just wanted boxes. We could have gone and picked up appliance boxes and her year would have been made.
I totally get it–FI is also a physicist and her funding also comes to an end next Friday–so we are totally there. Your nephew will love the gift and at 2, may not fully understand that you didn’t get him the car because you got him an accotrement for it. We do stuff like that all the time and my niece thinks that it’s a bulk gift. Last Christmas my Mom got her the Minnie Mouse kid kitchen–we got her an apron and a Minnie pot set. This year she’s getting a Babar bag full of books and other goodies out of the Target $1 section. 🙂
Post # 9
Thanks everyone. I am feeling better about it now. I just walk on egg shells around his mom so I stress out about the little things.
Post # 10
For my son’s 2nd birthday, my parents bought him a really cool tricycle and my grandparents bought him a foot propelled car. My sister and BIL bought him a helmet and he liked the helmet best of the 3 gifts!! Not even kidding. I kind of felt bad for the people who had bought him the “big ticket items” lol It’s been 6 months and he still loves that helmet, he wears it around the house all the time for no reason, which is kind of funny.
Anyway, I think it’s a really sweet gift, I’m positive the 2 year old will appreciate it, and if mom doesn’t, that’s her problem!!
Post # 11
I think your gift is sweet, i am sure your nephew will love it! You’ve already tried your best so no need to feel worried. If the mother got pissed off by only a Xmas gift, then she is crappy and just don’t mind what she will say!
Post # 12
I think it’s a great idea!