18 Kids of Every Age on The One Gift They *Really* Want This Year
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Seeking gift inspiration? I reached out to friends’ kids, one child at every age from 1 to 18, to ask them what they wanted most for the holidays. My own son, 17, was useless as he’s just bargaining for computer parts. My firstborn, 20, had me reserve an Airbnb for them to share with their friend for a few days during college break. This is all to say that hearing other kids’ toy wishes, sports-gear dreams, and tech fantasies was sweet and refreshing now that I’ve reached a stage where what my kids want does not easily go into Santa’s sack. You can click and order any of the gifts below, wrap them up, and trust that they’re kid-recommended.
Side note: It really is true that younger kids are more easily satisfied. Bathe in the glory of being able to make dreams come true for less than $100 while you can!