Would you take used toys if you didn’t have any money to buy your toddler Christmas Gifts?

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Question by jandismommie: Would you take used toys if you didn't have any money to buy your toddler Christmas Gifts?
A women asked if I would be able to help her with her 3yr old son for Christmas. I said that I don't have the money to buy new but I have a lot of used toys that are in great condition that I would be happy to give. She said she only wants new. I know that if I didn't have any money I wouldn't care if it was used as long as my sons had something. Would you give your child used toys for Christmas if you didn't have money to buy new?

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Answer by ?????ยข? (???'? ?????)
Absolutely! If they were in like new condition I don't see why it would be a problem.

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15 Responses to Would you take used toys if you didn’t have any money to buy your toddler Christmas Gifts?

  1. hpracing25 says:

    Absolutely, Last year was my daughters first Christmas, and we would go to yard sales during the summer, and buy her toys and stuff, and put them up for Christmas. We did the same this year, our families and friends get her new toys, but used are just as good.

  2. Jaanali's mommy says:

    It’s a hard question because at the age my son is right now 15 months I could wrap a shoe over and over again and he would have a ball unwrapping it because the paper is more interesting than the shoe but if he was older maybe 5 or 6 I don’t know maybe because I don’t think he can tell the difference new or used then again if it wasn’t his it’s new to him. I would just make sure it was fully cleaned and wrapped nicely. It’s the thought and love you put into it that counts I would rather him remember the christmas he got a used toy than the christmas santa forgot him.

  3. dont take it so personal damn says:

    we have a saying in Serbia “bolje ista nego nista” which means “something is better than nothing”.
    she should be grateful that you are giving something , it shouldnt have to be new. she only wants new!!??? she doesnt sound like she appreciates the true meaning of a gift i wouldnt give her anything.
    gifts should come from the heart. you give as much as you can.

  4. ?Sweet Pea? says:

    Yes. She must not be that bad off if she won’t take used ones.

  5. jane says:

    if you know my kids most of the toys end up broken anyways
    so it wouldn’t matter if they were new or used

  6. bjoy says:

    I have – when my oldest was little I was a single parent, I had to. My grandmother used to buy up garage sale toys, clean them sometimes buying a couple duplicates to get all the parts then she would have a little store out of her spare room that she would open from the middle of Nov till Dec – lots of parents did there shopping for Christmas because they were on a tight budget. It is always nice to have a new thing or two but honestly mos kids would never know.

  7. amanda p says:

    We have money for new toys, but I prefer when friends and relatives give used ones! It’s better for the environment, adn, lets face it, a toddler is going to play with something for three days before loosing interest. I think this woman is ungreatful and trying to get something for nothing.

  8. Momma of 3 Beach Babies! says:

    I definitely would! As long as it was in nice condition. The child won’t know the difference.

  9. MomuttsMom says:

    Definitely! Christmas is not supposed to be all about “presents” anyway…..It’s the thought that counts. And especially with a young child….like they’re going to know the difference!

  10. Kelly says:

    I have bought my kids used toys for Christmas before. They knew and didn’t care. They were mostly video games that they were going to trade in anyway as soon as they finished with them. I see nothing wrong in giving kids used toys for Christmas if you are poor or on a budget as long as the toys do not show a lot of wear, are not broken, and are something that you know your child will really enjoy. The woman sounds greedy to me. I know that you always want the best for your child, but if you can’t afford it don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

  11. Lydia says:

    You bet. We have in the past, and now that we are more fortunate, we give lots – both new and used.
    Since she wanted new, that just shows there really wasn’t that much need.

  12. cobra8954 says:

    I would if I had to. We’ve been in a pretty tight spot for a while now and have shopped for hand me down clothes and toys. There’s nothing wrong with used items in good condition.

  13. ~lattemom~ says:

    You bet! I would just wipe them down with anti-bacterial wipes to clean them.

  14. Mama Randa says:

    Yes, yes, yes! I LOVE finding nice stuff at thrift stores and yard sales. Often my own son’s gifts are second-hand even when we DO have the money to buy new!

  15. Nikki says:

    yes…i definatly would…the child doesn’t know its not new! It’s much better than nothing…i know i got a lot of used toys growing up and i never minded

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