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Old 11-12-2015, 03:33 AM
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If you could get a free gift for your kid (anything except motorized vehicles and pets) what would you choose if the kid said you pick for me. Im talking about a kidlet of age 8.

Free travel for 9 days anywhere in the world is an option but I am treating my flight phobia and his mommy is guess what...NOT INTERESTED.

Waiting a year or 2 until I can travel is also an option...if I ever beat it.

Toys....I can't think of anything that will last except perhaps a ps4 or xbox1 with steer wheel set....those ones last 5-10 years.

Meeting a wwe star is allowed but not guaranteed and him being very shy, what's the use?
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Old 11-12-2015, 07:18 AM
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Give him the gift of experiencing something new:

- private music lessons for a year including the instrument
- 1 week at one of those very expensive summer camps in Canmore area (you can drive there)
- season tickets to the Oilers - for son & Dad
- Ski lessons, season pass to Marmot Basin Ski Resort (Jasper) & hotel - for son & Dad

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Old 11-12-2015, 10:33 AM
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Love Arabian's ideas. Watch this:
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When I was 8 all I wanted was a pony.

aw crap you said no pets
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Give the kid an experience, not a "thing". Experiences will give them memories that will last forever, long after the Xbox or whatever is sitting in the closet. I'm saving up for a big trip with my kid to another continent.

In Alberta, there are lots of great summer camps, including ones run by the YMCA, so they aren't tremendously expensive. Another fun summer trip might be to spend a couple of days at Sylvan Lake so Kid can ride all the giant waterslides.
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Old 11-12-2015, 06:43 PM
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Thanks guys. Nice ideas. Arabian, I can't stay in a camp..(social phobia?)

He wants 1. D.Land 2. Meeting a WWE superstar and 3, Overseas.

Maybe I should wait and take him Disney Land.

I agree with you stripes that it should be an experience instead of materialistic gift.
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Thanks guys. Nice ideas. Arabian, I can't stay in a camp..(social phobia?)

He wants 1. D.Land 2. Meeting a WWE superstar and 3, Overseas.

Maybe I should wait and take him Disney Land.

I agree with you stripes that it should be an experience instead of materialistic gift.
I would say go to Disney. Kids don't put as much financial emphasis on the cost of the gift. Meeting a WWE superstar may not be as easy especially if he is thinking it would be a long meeting/chat with the person. I am sure if they only say hi and sign an autograph he would be disappointed. Maybe the overseas trip would be better when he gets a bit older. Give him a list of places to go and have him research what he wants to see and give him the final pick.
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Old 11-12-2015, 08:28 PM
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Fun as it is to dream, weren't you the one who was moving from crappy basement apartment to crappy basement apartment? No matter how much we love to indulge our kids, maybe your money is better spent elsewhere than on wish fulfillment.
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Old 11-13-2015, 10:15 AM
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If you only read the first sentence of my original post....there is a word "free"!!!
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My suspicion, is that this is a "wish" or event, gifted, by an organization? (poster's history, indicates child has history with cancer, I believe it was).
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