Yesterday I wrote about how Christmas turned out for me, but you may be wondering about the boy’s Christmas.
Let me begin with having an early November birthday works well for him. He gets to create a “wish list” that can take gift givers through his birthday and the holidays.
For the last two years, he has saved up his birthday money to purchase a “big” item for himself. Last year—2013, while his parents had wrapped up a Disney Infinity game (the original) for the Wii, he decided to use his birthday money to purchase a WiiU. Good thing he decided that prior to taking the plastic wrap off the game as we were able to exchange it for a WiiU version.
This year, he decided he wanted to purchase a tablet with his birthday funds. After an iPad debacle, he ended up with a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. So, holiday gift givers, including Santa, could not go wrong with Google Play gift cards! He ended up with several to the tune of over $100.
For his birthday this November—2014, we came to the table with Disney Infinity 2.0. This, too, allowed for various playsets and characters to be included as holiday gifts. The boy ended up with several.
New pajamas, a robe, slippers, headset and earbuds rounded out his haul along with gift cards from Target and Dominoes. And, grandparents gave cash which burned a hole in his pocket until he bought two new games for the WiiU and additional Disney Infinity play pieces.
I appreciate how he is using his money to purchase the expensive items! I hope this trend continues.
P.S. I'm also envisioning some movie purchases on Google Play that can go with us on our trip this summer!