Don't give the stuff away! My mother has no relationship with her biological father, and I have only met him a handful of times. However, when she was young he gave her a ring that he had made with a stone that she's always admired in one of his rings. She loved the ring, even though she wasn't close to the giver, and she gave me the ring on my birthday a couple of years ago. It meant the world to me, and I most certainly didn't feel "shortchanged" for not getting a "real" gift.
I think that a gift is a gift, you don't have to like the gift, but to make a stink about it and complain is not productive. Furthermore, no one is entitled any gift, especially not one as extravagant as a laptop, no matter how much money the giver has.