I got a prayer book a rosary and a wooden plaque with Jesus on - but that was a long time a go, I think I too would have preferred jewellery a little silver jewellery box with the date and event incribed on would be nice.
As I know, children receive a rosary and a prayer book from the priest in advance, parents pay for that.
The girls are dressed in very expensive almost bride-like creations, look like models, some wear make-up and fabulous hairdos, hair gets permed and highlighted, their ears get pierced, the boys wear expensive wool suits. Even the parents dress extravagantly, some wearing fur coats.
You're exaggerating a little, but to be sure I'll check it in a week time:-)
Communion gifts are equally expensive, such as computers, bicycles, watches, gold rings and other toys. Spreading hatred and jelousy among the poorer parents and making them feel "ashamed".
In this case you're right, a quad is also welcomed:-) anyway, I buy a mp4 for my nephew, I hope he'll enjoy it.