They say it’s better to give than it is to receive, and I’m pretty sure the “they” who said that were parents. They were parents who were tired of their children receiving toys without volume controls. Parents who were frustrated by toys that swallowed entire family rooms whole. And parents who wondered how a single sadistic toy could undermine the harmony within their home.
It should come as no surprise that there are rules when it comes to gifting other people’s kids. Unless you hate, can’t stand, or otherwise loathe a child’s parents (and hey, maybe you do), you’ll want to steer clear of these 8 gift-giving blunders that can turn a parent friend into a mortal frenemy faster than you can ask for a gift receipt: