Honestly, this might be the present your kid opens & doesn't like so much. There's a chance of that anyway. And it seems to be the gift in the bunch that might be the most practical. What about a new backpack for school? Or school supplies? Do they need a case to hold all their music CD's or DVD's? I found this the hardest category to think of for my girls. Pazely needs a new bike: but, really, who NEEDS a bike? Ya know? Also, we're taking a 1200 mile road trip this Christmas holiday. The hubby & I plan to surprise the girls with a portable DVD player for the car. We've been wanting one for a while, since our last one broke. I feel like it's a NEED for the trip---to keep the girls entertained (& the mommy gets a break from having to play the role as "entertainer") along the way. Is it really a NEED though? Not really. We could survive without it. (Just barely.) But, you get the idea.
These are just a few ideas. If you have any other's, please leave a comment! Can't wait to see what you come up with!!