What should one do when you know the perfect birthday gift for someone but it is the wrong season? Either the gift is unavailable at that time of year or it becomes a storage issue for the next 6 months. With an young niece and nephew both having birthdays early in the year, they can have a winter gift at Christmas. Often the best gifts for them are things they would use in the summer (kid sized kayaks for example). Is it better to wait on these items until they are in season and can be used immediately or is it necessary to give these gifts on their birthdays?