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Onions might make good Christmas presents

Worried about what to get your child for Christmas? Try an onion.

Tim Cocker, father of two, decided to give his children a ‘terrible’ Christmas present  two weeks early to teach them how lucky they are on the big day.

However, his lesson backfired as his two young children were absolutely delighted by their festive gifts of a banana and an onion. The father filmed the event and posted it on YouTube. The charming video had over 3 million views, and raises the question, do parents need to worry about buying their kids the most expensive gifts?

The father wrote on YouTube: “As we approach Christmas I wonder if my children realise how fortunate they are when they are inevitably spoilt rotten on Christmas Day. So I decided to let them have one early gift 2 weeks before Christmas. One completely terrible gift that is.”

Sadly for them, the children aren’t given what they hoped for: “Barbie princess and Ken the King”. But instead of tears and tantrums, they don’t even care and excitedly wave their gifts around showing off their respective fruit and veg.

Although admittedly, perhaps not every child would react the same way on Christmas day (nor let you live it down when they grow up), the joy and excitement of opening a present whatever it is, is simply enough for some.

So perhaps parents should stop fretting about buying the newest toy or gadget for their little ones, because they’ll happily settle for an onion.

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