We are going to Disney 12-14 thru 12-21,( not exactly Christmas, but cannot bear to spend Christmas without our 3 dogs.) We told our kids, 3 & 9, that the trip would be their Christmas present from us, of course, Santa will still visit our house. We were overwhelmed with the amount of toys they do not play with (especially our ds) and decided a trip would be a better option. However, now I am concerned that they will be bummed at not having "wrapped" presents under the tree. Good idea or bad? BTW, this probably sounds like my kids are spoiled,... but we are making them earn their souvenir money. They will only get to spend what they earn before the trip. We have set a limit on this amount too, that is they can only earn up to a certain amount. I won't have a problem with the 3 year old but my ds is a pin freak and expects a pin for every ride that he gets on. (explains why he will only get to spend what he earns -- he only wants to spend when it is mom's money and decides that he does not really need "it" when it is his own.