I have to first say I am not a religious person and I haven't attended church since I was a kid.
My mom sent C an early Christmas present since we won't be having Christmas with them until after the new year. It was a fisher price nativity set. Timely for the time of year but my mom really doesn't get our household if she thinks that this would be an appropriate gift. At least C can play with the animals in the set year round.
I told DH that I'd have to find a "my first menorah" set to balance out his side of the family too.