For my 7th birthday, my oldest brother bought be a five-dollar X-Wing fighter which looked exactly like Luke Skywalker's. It was about 4 inches across and I was thrilled.
Among the "toys" on my children's list for Santa was an iPad; a Wii U; and a Furby.
Some children learn that Santa says "No" to some toys, others will be enjoying a new tablet, and still others will be given one by Mom and/or Dad.
On my most recent visit to BT Montreal, I talk with Joanne Vrakas about the pro's and con's of giving your kids - and therefore the whole family - expensive tech gifts.