Man, I miss the days of going to Target and picking up Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch stuff on clearance and watching my kids lose their minds to receive a bucket or a shovel with a bug face on it. Now they’re all “I need a new iPhone” and “please make this college payment that’s due” because they’re jerks. (Or semi-adults. Whatever.)
If you still have little ones—or little ones to buy for—there’s a few great Melissa & Doug deals at Amazon right now. Grab the Deluxe Pound and Roll Wooden Tower Toy With Hammer for just $7.63 (lowest price ever), the Sunny Patch Happy Giddy Bowling Set for just $9.42 (a little higher than the lowest-ever price, but still about half off, plus they have a “Used – Like New” one through Warehouse Deals that’s a little cheaper, even), or the Wooden Tool Belt Set for $11.03 (lowest price ever). Each of these is guaranteed to delight any small-person recipient, with the added bonus that if you aren’t so fond of that recipient’s parents, the pounding tower is probably pretty loud.
(Not that I’ve ever given a child a gift just because I thought it would drive their parents insane. Heavens, no. Listen, I’m sure you’re a better person than I am, and I’m just pointing out some deals.)