This is something I’ve been theorizing on for quite a while.
When you’re a kid, you want TOYS for Christmas or your birthday. The very last thing you want as a gift is socks and underwear. However, you always manage to get a package of such from Grandma or another family member.
The older you get, the less you want toys, and the more you *want* practical gifts like socks and underwear.
My mother asked me what I wanted for my birthday coming up in November.
I told her “Socks and underwear.”