If someone gives your child a gift that isn't age appropriate -- or that you simply don't approve of -- go ahead and return it. And if you need to ask the giver for a receipt, just be honest and explain that you've set limits against this type of gift, and while you appreciate it, you don't want to confuse your child by accepting it.
For more etiquette questions and answers, read Gift Etiquette for Families: How to Spend Less Without Offending Anyone.
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