It depends. I might donate it or return it. If it is to old for them I save it for them. Some I just let them have. Like last year my son was given some really strong magnets, I don't remember what they are called, from his great grandma and am much as I don't like them. I let him keep them. They just sit on a shelf in his room though, he rarely does anythign with them
I'm not sure of anything I just flat out wouldn't approve of...can't think of anything at the moment anyway. If it's something that was above their age level I'd probably save it, if there was as safety concern I'd return it, though don't think we've gotten anything like that. We exchange lists with both my parents and the in-laws because of how many people are giving
and receiving, and people pretty much stick to them, so they aren't likely to get something totally off the wall. Sometimes there are things I might like more than others, but it's not me that's playing with it lol.
Also we unwrap but don't open package at gift exchange settings usually-at my parents for example there are 12 grandkids, and it's too easy for something to get lost or broken, so no one opens anything unless it's something everyone can do (play a game in turns maybe or whatever). Same applies at the kids' b-day presents, we usually have them at a park, so they unwrap and thank everyone but they are busy playing on the equipment and such and we wait to open the packages until we get home. So if they get something just totally inappropriate, a duplicate, or just something they really have no interest in and would just sit around, we return it.
Give it to Goodwill or re-gift it, depending on what it was.
I'm kind of a bitch about this, to be honest. I make lists and people are 99% good about sticking to them. Only once has Mini gotten something I didn't want her to have. Luckily, she didn't see it and it met an untimely demise..
Quoting Numom61507: I'm kind of a bitch about this, to be honest. I make lists and people are 99% good about sticking to them. Only once has Mini gotten something I didn't want her to have. Luckily, she didn't see it and it met an untimely demise..
I have four boys so it is different. If I don't like the toy I would let them take it outside and play with it unsupervised... and toss it after it gets broken 20 minutes later.If it is something I truly dislike I would take it and put it up. I would either wait til it is age appropriate or tell them to rewrap it and give it to a friend.
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