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14/12/2016 at 15:15
Hello, We’ve spotted this Christmas presents ‘4 Gift Rule’ floating around on social media quite a bit lately, and we were wondering what you thought of it?
The general gist is, you buy your child 4 gifts - 1 thing they want, 1 thing they need, 1 thing they’ll wear and 1 thing they’ll read.
We were wondering if you tried the 4 Gift Rule for your children this Christmas, how do you think they might react? Maybe this is something you already do? Do come and share your thoughts by posting a reply on this thread. We'd love to hear what you do.
15/12/2016 at 12:45
Wow that sounds great but after years of my children having much more than 4 gifts I don't think they would know what had hit them if they were reduced to 4 gifts. I'm the first to say don't bankrupt yourself because of Christmas and my children are very aware of the money restraints on gift buying but no I don't do the 4 gift rule and don't think I would want to. I've three children daughter who is now 20, daughter who is 9 son who is 1 this Sunday and next year I will have our first grandchild celebrating with us. they all get more than 4 gifts but they know that it's not all about presents x
15/12/2016 at 13:03
We have always followed this rule (although admittedly they often get more than just one thing that they want...). Clothes are usually something to wear to family dinner &/or Christmas PJ'S (sometimes given on Christmas Eve ). Book is usually shared at bedtime. It makes Christmas fun. 😉
16/12/2016 at 11:56
I wouldn't want to stick to it.I do think it's easy to go overboard - my ex always gets them loads of stuff and it bugs me because I can't afford to do the same and even if I could I wouldn't want to, but, I think that rule goes too far the other way...I prefer to get one 'main' present and 3 or 4 smaller/cheaper presents. Some years they've had clothes or books as well but still a few toys.Also, what do kids 'need' besides clothes and food? I'm not sure what would class as a need... shoes maybe? If I were a kid and only got one thing I really wanted and 3 other things that were clothing/food etc I'd be disappointed lol.
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