Skip it and Give it List for Your Kid’s Christmas Wishes

In deference to tradition, you dressed your little one up in their holiday finery, braved the crowd at the mall, survived a nap-deprived meltdown and stood in line for an hour to sit on Santa’s lap. You are all set to snap an adorable photo and listen to your munchkin whisper their wishlist to Saint Nicholas when they surprise you. Instead of asking for baby dolls, toy trucks or even the cliché pony, your little one wants a dizzying array of expensive gadgets and toys this year. If your child’s letter to Santa has you breaking into sweats over the holiday budget, you’ll need to find good alternatives to some of this year’s most popular gift requests.