Looking for the gift in the bargain electronics section of your favorite shopping website? How about a personal dvd player? These are great for road trips, visits to grandma and long plane rides. Why pay a premium for such a cool gadget when you can shop for the online and find them for 40-60% off?
Look online for customer feedback and the features you want or need - these could include the size of the unit, the ease of use and durability! Once you know what you want, look online and find the right unit for the right price. That way, if your kid trashes it, it won't bother you half as much!