Ds is very hard to buy for. He really doesn't ask for much, he gets allowance that he buys little things that he wants, and is in between 'child' years and 'tween' years. He is 10.5, but every year (his birthday is in December too so all big summer things are out as to buy him) actually he is just very hard to buy for. Not that he's picky, he's happy with what he gets but his wants just aren't that much.
So now there is definitely something he wants: Skylanders. Here's the problem: I already started buying stuff on sale. I have enough for a nice sized "Big" Christmas present and can now just fill it in with small things. We don't go overboard. Who knows what he's getting for his birthday. Like I said he is Hard to buy for!
Well now that he has a little $$ of his own, saving his allowance, earning it by washing our cars and stuff, he wants to buy: you guessed it! Skylanders! I have already told him he needs to wait and see what Santa brings. But being 10.5, he has the $$ NOW and wants to buy it Now!
Ds knows all about Santa and has for years but I just say that to try to tell him to "save his $$" without coming outright and saying that's what he's getting. I have NO idea if I don't get him this what I'm going to get him. He has an ipod from a few years back. Dh bought a Wii three Chrismas's ago. He has a watch he bought himself, Legos from past Christmas's, I do NOT want him to have a phone, he has a re-conditioned Kindle that only I put library books on (that I got for a great price), etc. etc. I do not want him to have a computer, and for a kid that's his age, this was going to be his "Big" gift, even though now he knows he's probably getting one for Christmas - I've been sneaky and told him I have to 'think about it' but the kid is bright and probably knows what the score is.
So WWYD? Take all the stuff that I bought back and let him buy it (for a higher price) himself? Then I'd have no "Big" gift? Ahhhhh