What are your thoughts about this idea for Christmas?


Now that my boys are older we’re going back to our roots and simplifying the holiday gift giving with our old family tradition of the Four Gift Rule.

The Four Gift Rule for Kids at Christmas.

1.  Want
2.  Need
3.  Hobby
4.  Read

Santa usually gives them the 2nd item that they really want for Christmas as I always reserve their first choice as my gift to them.  I want full credit!  {evil laugh}

It’s also a good time to get them something that they really need and something cool to read.  Two of my boys are avid readers thanks to this family tradition.

In addition, I like to give them something to either expand on a current hobby or something new for them to learn a new skill or create a new passion.

I realize this isn’t for everyone, so what do you do?

The Four Gift Rule for Kids at Christmas
Difficulty Cost Time Age Person Event
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Homemade Gift

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