Just how much is too much to spend on a child’s birthday present? We reveal the top eye-popping children’s gifts that have raised squeals of delight or howls of disapproval
Are we spoiling our children more than ever? Would you ever give your pre-schooler an iPad or £200 to spend at Toys R Us? Certainly some parents are, according to results from our recent MFM survey about birthdays, which we carried out with the Scotch brand.
While nearly half of you spend between £40 and £99 on your child’s birthday presents, another 34% do spend over £100. But it seems that the most outrageous and extravagant presents are given by other parents.
And there are clearly some very lucky (or you may say over-indulged) children out there. Spa weekends, diamond jewellery, and a whole field of ponies were some of the gifts that raised your eyebrows (and got some of you tutting under your breath).
But amongst all the laptops and designer labels, spare a thought for the child who was given a teabag…
We’ve collected our top 50 outrageous gifts as seen by you given to young children. Wrapping paper and a second mortgage at the ready
It seems children are never too little to receive big presents these days. While many adults would love an iPad, designer clothes and an electric ride-in mini car, some children merely need to reach their 4th birthday with their arms outstretched. You were equally outraged by ‘age unsuitable’ gifts, from make-up to some rather nice hardware making its way into teeny hands.
Gifts that make you wish you could be a child again, if it means you can have your very own one of these – and play on it all day!
It’s not all joy and laughter when the wrapping paper is ripped off. You considered these five ‘presents’ to be outrageous in more of an ouch way.
These are the ultimate competitive birthday presents. No doubt more appreciated by the parents (and the green looks from other adults) than the little children themselves. Seriously, when you’re three would you rather a cuddly Peppa Pig toy or a silver Tiffany comb?
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