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Are books a crappy gift for a 5 year old's birthday gift?

Posted by on Jul. 1, 2013 at 8:49 AM
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I went to a birthday party this past weekend for a 5 year old and as a gift I sent two I Spy Books, similar to this.  My MIL said it was a crappy gift to give a kid, that they really want toys, not books.

 


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DACIA79
by Bronze Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 8:56 AM
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As far as a 6yr old kid is concerned yes probaly so. As a parent I wish someone who buy my kids books. I would get a learning toy instead

maxswolfsuit
by on Jul. 1, 2013 at 8:59 AM
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Not crappy at all. I always give books and a little toy when we go to parties. I Spy books are cool!

STVUstudent
by on Jul. 1, 2013 at 8:59 AM
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my son would LOVE getting these as a gift for his upcoming 6th birthday... and he has tons of toys.  Books are NOT crappy gifts... now, there ARE crappy books... but overall, books are GREAT...

Hannahsmommy816
by Platinum Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 9:03 AM
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my 5yo would love it

mom2jessnky
by Platinum Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 9:04 AM
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Your MIL is an ass, books are a wonderful gift.

SweetLuci
by Luci on Jul. 1, 2013 at 9:04 AM

 I disagree. I think books are a great gift. Unless it's a kid that hates to read, and even then, I think they would like an I Spy book. Your MIL is way offbase. Does she like to read for enjoyment? I bet not.

codfish
by Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 9:04 AM
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We request that people get our kids books. They love them!
yayay15
by Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 9:06 AM
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My kids and I would love it! I always gives books but sadly nobody ever gives them to us.

Books are an awesome gift!!!
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mom2jessnky
by Platinum Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 9:07 AM
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I guess it depends on the kid, my kids appreciate every gift they are given, and they love books. If they copped a 'tude over a gift, they'd be in a world of trouble. Someone spent money on you that they didn't have to, you WILL be grateful for it. 6 is plenty old to understand that.

Quoting DACIA79:

As far as a 6yr old kid is concerned yes. As a parent I wish someone who buy my kids boys. I would get a learning toy instead


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by Tiff on Jul. 1, 2013 at 9:07 AM
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I like it when my kids get books and so do they.

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