Yes, this. We're flat broke right now and my kids needed pants and warm PJs, but everyone bought stuff waay too big and took the tags off, so they can't be exchanged.
I gave my kids Pixos last year, and they really didn't work all that well. But the kids loved using the sprayers on each other. They have the patience to create the pictures, but the creations don't stick together very well. And our moonsand dries out, no matter what they commercial says. I think it's our aridity here.
I think longterm the gift that just didn't really ever incite much interest was the Leap Pad thing--the book reader. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but the kids just didn't care for it and it's never really gotten used.