I got a bike for Christmas when I was about 4 or 5. My sister used to tell me that it was the sound of Mum dragging the thing out of hiding in the spare bedroom and downstairs at 2am that confirmed for her that Santa wasn't real
I think the stupidest present for me was a Scalextric (or however you spell it) set. I wanted it and begged for one for months and months, it cost a fortune, and got all of 20 minutes use on Xmas day. They looked like sooo
much fun... but they weren't.