What is the 5 gift rule? How to make Christmas easier.
Welcome to our post on What is the 5 gift rule? and how this simple rule will help you make Christmas easier and a lot more relaxing.
As Christmas comes closer, it’s easy to forget the most important part of this holiday. Without a doubt, Christmas should be used as a time to reflect on the good things throughout the year and to appreciate the people that matter the most in our lives.
However, it is very easy to get caught up in filling the day with expensive gifts and treats and spending your whole time shopping when you should be relaxing.
As well as this, many people find themselves in debt and without money once Christmas has passed.
In order to avoid this, why not stick to the 5 gift rule to make your Christmas much easier and cheaper.
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What is the 5 gift rule? How to make Christmas easier.
On the whole, the 5 gift rule is a very simple plan that will make your Christmas much easier and stress free. Instead of buying a huge amount of gifts in order to fill up the space under the tree, you limit to 5 items. In addition to this, each of these 5 gifts all belong to a separate category, which will overall make the perfect gift collection.
These categories include:
- Something they want
- Something to wear
- Something to do
- Something they need
- Something to read.
As well as making Christmas easier, this simple plan will work for anyone and the categories can be changed to suit your family and friends.
Below, we have outlined some gift ideas for Children to help you fill your categories.
1- Something they want- 5 gift rule
To begin our guide on What is the 5 gift rule? we start will something that they want. On the whole, this is classed as the “big” present and more often than not, this is usually a toy or something to play with. As well as this, it is also fun to spend some time discussing with your child about what they really want for Christmas.
However, if your child is too young to choose what they would like, or if they are unable to make their mind up, we have compiled a list of the TOP 10 most wanted toys and playsets.
Without a doubt, these are one of the most popular doll sets this Christmas. Original fashion 6 pack with Violet, Ruby, Sunny, Skyler, Poppy and Jade. 11/27 cm poseable dolls with matching outfits, shoes and accessories. A wonderful way for your children to use their imagination.
Next, we move onto Barbie. Without a doubt, barbie dolls and playsets have been a favourite for many years. Once again, this is a fantastic way to encourage children you use their imagination through play. Furthermore, you can also find a HUGE range of babies to suit all personalities.
Fourth on our list, we have an Amazing 2 in 1 sports centre. As well as being the perfect interactive toy, it is also full of bright colours and fun sounds. In addition to this, it is also educational and encourages independent play. Over all this is a perfect gift for 12-36 Months. Fur
Without a doubt, Batman is an all time favourite with kids, and once again this is a winner. A giant, transforming Batman playset with figures and accessories. As with others mentioned above, this playset encourages children to use their imagination through role play.
This Paw Patrol the playset is again a must have for kids this year. Complete with chase action figure. Overall this is the new Paw patrol HQ is going to be on many children’s Christmas list . Again, this is the perfect toy to encourage children to play both independently or also with someone else and is fantastic for the imagination.
Once again, the Nintendo switch is back on our top ten list.
Although shopping for older kids can be very difficult, the Nintendo switch is the perfect gift to keep them entertained this year. Not only can they play the switch on their own, but they can also play multiplayer with friends. As well as this, this gift is a great way to help co-ordination and improve reaction time.
Next we move onto the adorable and lovable Snuggle dream puppy. Not only is this puppy cute and cuddly, but it also has 6 play modes and more that 35 different sounds that are sure to keep your children entertained. Also included is a small bottle for your child to feed their new puppy. Furthermore, this puppy is great for teaching children nurturing skills and encourages play.
Without a doubt, these sassy and fashionable dolls have been popular with children for a couple of years now. Not only do these dolls shine with personality but they also encourage children to interact and play. As with Barbie and Rainbow high dolls, you can find these sets and dolls in a range of different personalities to help suit everyone.
Last but not least, we come to one of my personal favourites; the 2 in 1 play kitchen and diner set. As well as a fun kitchen to prepare all of their food, they can also enjoy serving out the meals at their own personal diner.
In addition, this amazing kitchen set also comes with multifunctional equipment such as: pots, pans, condiment bottles, table wear, removable sink, stoves and an oven. Overall, this is an exciting, educational toy and due to it being double sided, gives children plenty of places to play. Usually costs around £110
2- Something they need- What is the 5 gift rule?
Next we move onto look at Number 2 on our 5 gift rule for Christmas, we come to; Something that they need.
Overall, this is my favourite category as it allows us to buy them something that may help with a new lift stage, or even their learning. However, if you are struggling with this category, here are a few items.
Without a doubt, a new school bag or lunch box is not only something that they need, but is also a lovely gift to receive. On the whole, you can find lunch boxes and bags in a huge variety of different designs and colours, therefore, you will always find one to suit everyone.
The next gift idea that children need is a hat, scarf and gloves set. Although you could count this as something to wear, I would however say they are more of a necessity. Furthermore, once again you can find them in many different design and colours and are perfect for children of any age.
4- Bedding set
3- Something they can read (or watch)- What is the 5 gift rule?
Another category in the What is the 5 gift rule? is something they can read (or watch). Again, this is one that is very popular in our house as we love to read and also love movie nights. Not only are books good to read alone, but they are also a fun a relaxing way to spend time with your children. Additionally, you can find thousands of books to suit every age group, making it also a very easy gift.
However, if you have younger children that can’t read yet, you can also find a huge range of amazing, talking books that will read the book along with your little one. Alternatively, you could also get a film or box set and spend time watching them as a family on Christmas day.
Some of popular books and book sets this year include:
The amazing and hilarious David Walliams is a must read for both children and adults. Not only is this book good for easy reading, but it will also keep you and your children gripped and wanting more with its hilarious scenes.
A bright and colourful collection of books for children learning to read. 52 book collection to read a long with your children. Full off beautiful illustrations and easy to read fonts, these are a must have book set.
Another perfect book set to gift this year is a me reader. Not only is this available in a huge selection of story sets, but they are also a fun and exciting way to help children read. Complete with 8 books to choose from, simply choose a book and the me reader will read it out loud.
4- Something to Wear- What is the 5 gift rule?
Next in our guide on What is the 5 gift rule?, we move onto something to wear. Without a doubt, this is most definitely the category that I find hard to buy only one of, as I just love children’s clothing. For this reason, I normally buy a special Christmas outfit such as a top and trousers or top and coat etc. Although there are many shops out there to buy beautiful children’s clothing, here are a few of our all time favourites.
As well as doing a huge range of perfume and makeup, Boots is also full of amazing must haves for children, and one of these things is clothing. Not only are boots clothes affordable, but they are also made from beautiful fabrics and cover a large age range. Additionally, they also sell some stunning pyjamas and nightwear.
Unlike the other shops mentioned above, Etsy is full of stunning one of a kind and bespoke clothing for adults, children and babies. As these clothing and accessories have been made from home with lots of love, they tend to be a little more expensive. However, buying from Etsy is helping small business’s and the clothing is not being mass made. Due to this, the clothing and accessories available are made much better and are simply unique. Furthermore, if you would like to purchase the rompers shows in the image, CLICK HERE
5- Something to do- what is the 5 gift rule?
Last but not least on our guide to What is the 5 gift rule, we come to “something they can do”
Not only do craft projects and hobbies help with concentration and co-ordination, but it also gives children a sense of achievement when they complete it. Overall, there are thousands of fun an exciting hobbies and craft sets on the market. However, here are 5 of our favourites.
This fun and exciting, cardboard playhouse is guaranteed to keep children entertained. Not only will this help to improve their practical skills through assembling this amazing castle, but it will also boost their creativity by adding their own colours and designs. As well as this, it is also very easy to assemble and no tools are needed.
2- Colour- in Clothing and accessories
Another favourite craft that we love in our home is these beautiful, colour in clothing and accessories. Once again, these are a fantastic way for children to let out their creativity. In addition to this, these are also perfect as they get to wear what they have made. Perfect for children 2+. You can find a full range HERE
Once again, this is a crafty gift that is good for co-ordination and developing skills. As well as this, these fabulous jungle animals will also encourage concentration and helps to keep children entertained without electronics
Unlike some of the other ideas, these sets are fantastic as you can use this skill time and time again. Additionally, these are also great as they encourage children to learn an ancient art that has been around for years. Furthermore, you can buy origami sets in many different designs. You can find a large range HERE
5- Tie dye kit
Fun set of 18 vibrant colours to turn clothing and fabrics into works of art. Overall, this crafty gift is more suitable for older kids. As with many of the other ideas, this is a perfect way to give children a break from electronics. As well as this, this gift is sure to bring a sense of achievement when they create their masterpiece.
On the whole we hope this guide helps make Christmas that little bit easier and cheaper. As well as this, we also hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Furthermore, if you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.
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