When I was five years old, I desperately wanted a robot for Christmas. When Santa delivered, I took this as proof of his existence. My parents had to bite their tongues every time their little angel told everyone how only Santa could have known that she wanted a robot since her parents would have gotten her something boring like another doll.
Sadly, in 2013, apparently girls still aren't allowed to want robots, or any of the other cool gifts.
From the Discovery Channel store website:
Boys! From the adventurous and athletic to the creative and curious, find the perfect gift for the boy on your list.
Girls! Who needs sugar and spice? We've got everything nice for the girl on your list.
While there is overlap between the two lists, the Drum Playmat is a boys toy, as is the Polymer Chemistry Set and the Shark Explorer Research set. Girls toys include bead making sets and DC Cupcakes items.
Luckily for my nieces and First!Cousin!Wyatt! I am an extremely cool person who ignores such categories. But I can't help pitying all the girls out there who are getting yet another American doll when what they really want is a build your own robot kit. And likewise, for all the boys who want to be the next Ace of Cakes, may you be blessed with a godparent who buys you that baking set.