I recently had a family member ask what my kids want for Christmas this year. Specifically my 10-year-old daughter. Yeah, I get it, kids are already tough to buy for, and little girls especially. But to be honest, I didn't know what to tell them. Even for parents, it is hard to buy for our kids these days, because their Christmas list is nothing like mine was at their age. 

Growing up in the 80's I was all about Cabbage Patch dolls, Smurfs, Strawberry Shortcake, Barbies, dolls and toys, toys toys! But today's kids are so very different.

My daughter has a room full of toys, baby dolls, Barbies, a vanity for play makeup, a hoverboard, scooter, I mean like most kids, she has it all! What does she play with? Her IPAD. Yep. That is what has and keeps her attention at all times. Electronics. Kids these days would rather be on their phones, laptops and tablets, so what do you get them or even suggest to grandma and grandpa that they might like that won't break the bank?

Photo by Nareeta Martin on Unsplash
Photo by Nareeta Martin on Unsplash
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So here is the million-dollar question to today's parents, do you even bother buying your young kids toys anymore? Board games? Bicycles? Are 'the good ol' days' where we would put those awesome things to good use over? Gift cards and money which is also something most kids love seem so boring and impersonal.

Photo by Solé Bicycles on Unsplash
Photo by Solé Bicycles on Unsplash
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Who wants those things under the tree? I want actual gifts to unwrap and rip open but I guess I'm old school. My kids don't seem to have an issue with it.

Mom and Dad, do you bother buying your kids toys anymore if they don't play with them? Have electronics taken over in your household as well?

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