A new survey by the kids gift wish list web site Gogoblin.co.uk shows that a lot of young girls are no longer interested in the likes of Barbie – gaming technology is definitely the way to go if you want to remain a popular parent with your little darlings.
Boys tend to develop an interest in Gameboys and other hand held consoles from the age of four onwards, with girls latching onto the Nintendo DS by age seven.
From there on in, games consoles rule their lives until the teenage years, when technology had better consist of iPods, mobile phones, and computers, so that they can keep up with their hectic 21st century social life.
Boys, on the other hand, are keen on games consoles right the way through adolescence, and so long as it’s not a DS (that’s for girls), they’ll happily play on a PlayStation, Xbox, or Wii.
Of the course the point of all this is that GoGoblin wants kids to sign up for their service and create a list of what presents they really want. Parents and friends then (apparently) have no excuse – apart from a distinct lack of cash, perhaps – for not getting them the right gifts.