My cousin is having a 5th birthday party for his son, and my family is invited. I am probably going to go, but I really don't want to spend too much money. First, I think it was rude for him to say what gifts he wants for his son in the invitation. He said in the Facebook Event that his son already has enough toys and clothes, so he is asking for gift cards so that he and his son can do things together (he's divorced). The examples he included were gift certificates to the zoo, baseball game, money, and some other attractions around here. I understand having too many toys since it's a problem at my house, but I don't like being told what I should buy, unless I personally ask. They are the type of people who have parties for gifts. Second, for our family secret Santa for the last two years, somehow my cousin got my name for two years in a row, and each year he some how "forgot" the present. Even though I gave my gift to someone, I didn't get mine. Well, I did get a gift in June finally, when I made funny comment like a month earlier about it. Then the gift was worth like $8.00 and not the $30 we were supposed to spend....Anyway....I don't want to spend much--like no more than $10. Normally I can hit up the clearance section at Target and find a toy that looks more than it was worth and it looks good to open. Now, I want to give something, but now I can't make it look more than it's worth if I have to give a gift certificate/gift card. Any one have any ideas where I can avoid this gift certificate thing, but still give him a gift where he could do something with his son. I think as he put it in his FB message, that he wanted "gifts of experience". Ideas?