I do not want to get this kid clothing or another useless toy, although I may just flake out and get a gift certificate. I sort of had the idea to put together an age appropriate art kit...into neato container would go:
hunk of homemade playdough and recipe
finger paints (just to send the priss of a mother into a fit - she is slightly neurotic and controlling)
I might look up a recipe for bathtub paint/chalk(whatever their called) make some and also include the recipe
what else is appropriate for that age or does anyone have any other ideas?