We've seen a lot of eyebrow-raising trends in the Christmas gift-giving department this year (we're looking at you, Hatchimals), but a recent article by outlines what is definitively the most ridiculous children's toy trend to ever exist: Parents are now buying their children tiny luxury cars.
Tiny. Luxury. Cars.
Allow us to provide you with some examples of "toys" that actually exist: A $395, 4-foot-long Maserati. A $499 mini Tesla. A $449 hot pink Mercedes SUV (which is out of stock, if you were interested in buying it—sorry).
If you have the budget to afford one of these "vehicles" for your child—and your 6-year-old knows what a Mercedes is and also really, really wants one—well, then more power to you. But we just can't wrap our minds around giving a child a gift like this. In their formative years, parents should be teaching their children about humility and charity, and we just can't see how waking up on Christmas morning to a $400 mini Maserati is the path to achieving that goal.
In the article, Nancy Horvath, a buyer for , who offers: "If you can't buy your own Maserati, you can buy one for your kid." Okay. Sure. Thank you. What a deal!
The whole article is worth a read if you want to get in some extra eye-rolling practice this weekend, especially the part where one dad says he's started parking his car in the driveway so he can make room for his 3-year-old daughter's Jeep in the garage.
Merry Christmas, everyone.