The 4 gift rule is very simple: you get each of your children …
Something They Want
Something They Need
Something To Wear
Something To Read
… the 4 gift rules is great because it helps teach children that they can’t always have everything they want, and helps them to focus on things they actually need.
It also teaches them about sustainability — since you’re not buying anything in excess, meaningful gift giving, and gratitude — since they’ll get gifts they’ll really appreciate. And again, also makes sure each child gets the same number of gifts, saving you the headache of deciding how many presents to get for each child this Christmas.