The thing is you don’t know exactly which toys they’ve got even if Mum has helpfully filled you in on what they’re into at the moment. And at the end of the day there’s only so much Doctor Who or Ben 10 stuff a boy can play with anyway.
I think most of us Mums & Dads agree that children have way more toys and gadgets than we ever had when we were little. Not only do they have more of everything but because they have more they don’t always appreciate everything in the same way.
I suppose that might sound a bit jaded but when I was out Christmas Shopping & looking for something to buy for my 6 year old nephew Tom, it struck me that almost anything I bought was going to end up just one of many toys on Christmas Day and possibly not even played with.
So what could I get him that would stand out and be a bit different? What could I get that he’d remember not only on Boxing Day but a year later even? I remembered that when my own were little, their Uncle Dave (my brother and coincidentally Tom’s Father) adopted a tiger for them!
Sorted then! I went online and ten minutes later after a brief and easy visit to Wish.co.uk, I had adopted a Panda for Tom . Not only is my gift supporting the WWF in caring for pandas but Tom will receive a much more meaningful present from me and one which he will hopefully appreciate for years to come.
PS: Now I’ve found this site I reckon there’ll be a lot ‘experience buying’ in our house this week!!