I think that’s the correct terms…gifts which are nice, but require an extra expenditure in order for you to enjoy.
Several years ago my in-laws gave us a pool. As in, an above ground pool with pump. It takes quite a bit to set up and install, including purchasing a truckload of sand, and it’s still sitting in the garage in its box. Ivylad and I just don’t have the wherewithal to set it up.
This weekend Ivylad’s mother bought him a wheelchair. This is apparently a $5400 wheelchair that her neighbors bought for their father, but he died before he could use it. It’s a very nice motorized wheelchair, but it weighs 200 pounds and we have no way to transport it. We have to buy one of those thingies to put on the back of your car. Set aside the fact that Ivylayd is mentally unwilling to admit he’s getting to the point where he might have to start using it on a regular basis…and it’s one of those, “Oh, how nice!” gifts.
My father gave me an ivy lampshade several years ago, and I never got around to buying a lamp for it. I think he got a bit fed up waiting, because he did eventually get me a lamp for it.