I had this discussion with my SO. We had differing opinions. I agree you don't want to raise a child with an entitled attitude who doesn't appreciate things, but on the other hand I think the type of person they become has much more to do with other aspects: rules, expectations, goals,etc as opposed to gifts. I also believe the likes/dislikes and maturity level of the child factor in as well. I don't think a pochette is an unreasonable gift for an older teen (16+) but it also depends on that person & the circumstances around the gift (ie not "happy birthday, merry Christmas, happy 31st of the month, here's a bag") I think something to commemorate a milestone birthday or accomplishment is reasonable. This is coming from someone who's first LV was a gift to herself after being 6 months into her first job at the age of 29. But I had leather coach bags as a teenager. What do you think?