What's The Deal Katie Neal: The "Four-Gift Rule" Could Save You Time and Money

December 13, 2019
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If you've got kids and want to save time and money, there's a holiday hack called the Four-Gift Rule. Basically, you just limit each kid to four gifts. You buy one thing they want . . . one they need . . . one they'll wear . . . and one they'll read.

Something they want could be a video game.  Something they need could be school supplies or anything else that's boring but necessary.  Something they'll wear means clothes or shoes.  And something to read could be a book or magazine subscription.

Anyone who's done it will tell you it saves a lot of money.  And as a bonus, you don't have to spend as much time shopping. Another idea is to coordinate with Santa, so he can give your kids the gift they "want."  That way they can still ask him for something.

It doesn't just have to be a holiday hack though.  Some parents do it for birthdays too.

When you wrap your xmas presents and realise you went overboard on the four gift rule, so have to make up some new ones.... #4giftrule #fourgiftrule #sixisthemagicnumber #rewritetherules #presentwrapping #somethingyouwant #learnfox

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Getting an early start on Christmas ideas!! #fourgiftrule #dearsanta #itsonlyseptember

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