Nicole - posted on 12/31/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
Ok, I go through the trouble of setting up a wish list every year for my son's birthday and Christmas. I send an email to the aunts/uncles/grandparents with the link to the wish list on Amazon or Toys R Us. EVERY year multiple people on the list send my son something either
a) Age inappropriate
b) items not on the list
c) a different version of something that is on the list
I don't want to sound ungrateful, because my relatives really do a lot for my son. But this year no only did we get duplicates (because people don't buy off the list and then someone else buys the same gift), we also got dangerous toys, and toys that are inappropriate for our home (we have magnetic cabinet locks - we received a toy with magnets).
So now the generous gifts become a hassle because no one bothers to send along the gift receipts!
Would it be inappropriate for me to gently suggest to the family that they stick to the wish lists?