...it makes it more difficult to find the "perfect" holiday gifts for 'em!
Something we ran into last year, so you'd think it might get easier with experience.
Add in a new baby, and it should be easier still. (Well, it's easy to buy for the baby; she needs everything and seems to be interested in everything!)
I figured "practical" stuff was still Ok, since if someone else is providing a "necessity," the recipient doesn't need to provide it him/herself, and that leaves more cash to spend on other stuff (like the baby -- little critters are expensive!) I used to buy Tam a transit pass on special occasions -- leaves her a hundred bucks to do with as she will. But now, SD Transit isn't selling passes through the mail anymore, you gotta buy "refills" for your photo-ID-bearing pass at specific locations (and bring the pass along to be refilled), so that one's out for this year.
I know Helios wants a Tablet, but they're all out of my price range -- except for Kindle Fire, but I casually asked Hel what he thought of it, and he said he's not buying the hype and isn't particularly into it, so...nevermind! ;->
I'm thinking there must be something that would make life with a 4-month-old baby easier when both parents have returned to work...but it ain't revealing itself to my mind! They've already got a bottle warmer, and use disposable diapers.
I thought of dinners -- my son-in-law (how odd that I've got one!) picks Arya up and drives home while Tamara's taking four busses back from La Jolla, they both roll in around 6 p.m., and that doesn't leave a whole lot of time for creating gourmet meals -- again, the cost is what hozes me.
There's got to be something, if not "perfect," then Close Enough, and I'm just brain-farting my way past it. Not surprising, since I've got a cold -- first one I've had in, literally, YEARS. Not the last, with a baby in the house, I reckon!
Hel's easier, since he likes odd and offbeat stuff, puzzles and games -- there's a ton of cool stuff he'd be extremely pleased with. But what about my daughter? Any ideas? :D