Need Help with Pokemon Birthday Gift Idea
I've been invited to a birthday party tomorrow for a friend and his grandson. (The friend is the easy part: a gift certificate to Lowe's or Home Depot will do it.)
However his grandson is five going on six, and a very big fan of Pokemon (of which I know nothing). I thought of getting him a teakwood box to safely hold his Pokemon cards, but that's like give a kid socks: yeah, it's useful, but you still would have preferred getting Legos.
I was thinking of perhaps getting him the manga (if there is one), but he's slightly developmentally disabled, and I don't want him to feel frustrated if the text might be above of his reading level. Pokemon-related toys would be fine, but they shouldn't have small pieces and must be big brother-/little sister-proof.
The town I'm in has one comic book shop and a very small Walden's book store (plus the inevitable Wal-Mart). Binghamton is about an hour away, and Albany and Syracuse are about two hours away, but I'd happily drive to them for a Toys 'R' Us, Barnes & Nobels or Borders.
Any suggestions for something Pokemon-related would be gratefully appreciated. (The family doesn't have a DVD or video player, either. So, that excludes those as gifts, too.)
ETA: I'd like to thank everyone for their suggestions. I may not be able to respond personally to each of you, as we've got thunderstorms rolling into the area. But thanks again for all your help.
Update: We wound up getting him several groups of cards from the platinum series, as well as a a simple carry case (dark blue denim with string attached) to allow him to keep all his cards in one place. And he was overjoyed!
Thank you all for taking the time to reply and to offer suggestions.
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