Hot Toys For Christmas 2018
Christmas comes but once a year, and many of us dwell a great deal on it while others not too much. Some just long for it to pass because it places on them the burden of finding the right presents, whether it be for the kids or for other members of the family.
And of course many don’t even know what the true meaning of Christmas is about!
Every year, we get reminders earlier and earlier – reminding us that Christmas is ‘just around the corner’ – 3 months before it is even upon us. Look around you, and you will see that Christmas is in the air already for 2018.
There are many temptations out there and suggestions, letting us all know that our children or loved ones are going to be disappointed if we don’t remember the right gifts to give them. Whether we pre-plan or only start preparing a couple of nights before the big day, the preparations and wrapping presents and preparing meals can be very appealing for many.
Naturally, every year, you will hear from many sources, just what the latest and greatest hot gifts are to give your kids and loved ones too. And many parents don’t know where to even start. But there are some guides when it comes to Christmas, that if you follow them step by step, you could get through a stress-free Christmas; where you might even save a bit of money.
It doesn’t have to be that big a struggle every year, wondering what to get the kids or teenagers and then wondering how you are going to afford it all. Parents, often in desperation, buy left, right and center and then come home with even more gifts that their children might even need or what the parents had even planned on.
The 4-gift rule idea might be just what you need
Somebody, nobody knows who, did once plan what is known as the “4-gift rule” for Christmas, and it has turned out to be an excellent guide for Christmas shopping, as well as to save money.
Whether you are budgeting this year, or whether you want to discourage the idea of materialism in your family for Christmas 2018, consider this plan and you might well be thinking about it every Christmas into the future.
The “4- gift rule” has been around on the Internet for a few years already, so you might already know about it, nobody knows the origin of it and there are even a few variations on it.
The idea behind it
You buy your children no more than four gifts for Christmas – this really simplifies shopping and does not overwhelm you or your children.
Let’s look at it a bit more closely to see how you like it.
Here’s how it all works:
Rule 1. You buy something your child really wants
Rule 2: you buy them something they really need
Rule 3: You buy them something to wear
Rule 4: you buy them something to read
And that’s it!
That’s all they get for Christmas – it is broad and specific enough and it won’t break your budget either. If your kids are older, you could encounter a bit of disappointment, particularly if they are used to heaps of gifts coming their way or if they have friends who receive far more gifts than what they will now be getting under the tree.
But you can use the opportunity to encourage thankfulness too, and help them to understand how important it is, also, to work to a budget. It is helpful for them to realize that you are still giving them gifts, in fact, four, but it should be explained to them that you are being responsible with your money so that you are able to help them even later in their lives, like for their college fees or a car.
The beauty of the “4-gift rule” is that you can modify it to suit your family.
So for instance if you have a BABY in the home you could do it like this:
Rule 1: something they want: could be a wooden toy, or ball or doll or train
Rule 2: something they need: could be like starting a little investment account for them – you will know what to put in
Rule 3: Something to wear: could be socks, or a special hat, or a special jersey – you will know
Rule 4: something to read: could be a lovely book for a baby where he can interact with you, singing or counting or where the pictures pop out and interact.
If you have teenagers, for example:
Rule 1: something they want: maybe a cellphone to keep in touch with their friends
Rule 3: something to wear: could be like a gift card at their favorite clothes store
Rule 4. Something to read: a new book series you know they’ve had their eye on, or a magazine subscription, etc.
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