I read a great blog today from Cory Byrom. He is a contributor from hlntv.com and also a stay-at-home dad who has three children under the age of 7. He put together a list and titled it, "What Not To Buy My Kids for Christmas."

  • Anything loud and/or repetitive.
  • Any game with a million pieces.
  • Any toy musical instrument. For one thing, these are toys, not instruments. That means they are not made to actually play music. Their purpose is to make noise
  • Anything that's going to hurt like hell when I step on it in the middle of the night. I used to hate stepping on Leggos!
  • Anything that's alive. Kids won't keep it alive so what you're really giving them is something that's going to be dead soon
  • Glitter.

Any other thoughts?