We’ve never been big buyers of things outside of special events.
Super Mario Maker came out on 9/11? Awesome, maybe we’ll think about it for Christmas.
You’d really like that thing, Newbie?
Sure, we’ll take a picture of it and then put it on your <closest holiday between birthday and Christmas> list.
It’s worked wonders.
It’s really hard to resist those beautiful brown eyes, so this practice has helped keep the appreciative of when they do receive something special out of the normal and they not to expect it.