For my 3-year-old's birthday present, I watched kijiji for a few days.
Right now (and pretty much since the day he was born), he is into all things superhero.
I picked up this bag of various superheroes for $10. Pretty good score, huh?
It included a few Batman's, Robin, Aquaman, Penguin, Gorilla Grodd , Joker, Riddler, and many others. :)
The same day, I popped into Talize to see if they had anything I could add to the gift. I found a DC Super Friends book for 99 cents. It was perfect.
It had a spot in the back that I could put the figurines.
He loved it. :)
I threw in a swimsuit for $3.99. He loved THAT almost as much. Haha.
Getting a gift for my kid that he loves for $14.99 total- I LOVE that.
I realize that there MAY come a day when my kids beg me for something brand new. But until then, I will try to impart my views of thrifting and buying second-hand, and to explain WHY I believe that it is important.
Try thrifting your next birthday gift. :) The earth will thank you.
Peace and blessings.