There might not be a consensus on the best presents you could receive as a kid, but most everyone can agree on which ones were the straight-up worst. Every kid got one of those classic eye-roll-inducing gifts at least once or twice during the holiday season, making it feel as if all the adults in the world had teamed up together to ruin the holidays. But man, have things changed. Fast forward to today, and they’re way more appealing, totally qualifying as gifts you didn’t want as a kid but would love to have now.
When you were a kid, these presents were simply boring, ugly, or just not what you asked for, despite dropping hints for weeks and writing a lengthy letter to some guy in red. As a kid, there was no greater feeling of disappointment than tearing off the wrapping to find one of these types of presents inside. Now? You would be freaking delighted if someone decided to give you a savings bond or a pair of socks that didn't have holes in the toes. It turns out those times when Santa, parents, and relatives just got it plain wrong when you were a kid were secretly the things you always dreamed of getting as an adult. The bicycle and play sets of your younger self's wildest dreams are no match for these seven now-suddenly-awesome presents from your childhood, which we hope you are lucky enough to receive this year.