Parents are impressed with mum’s four-gift rule for birthdays

Try this for your kids’ birthdays (Picture: Facebook)

A savvy mum from Australia has shared the hack she uses when sorting out birthday presents for the kids.

Mum Jypsie said when picking out the gifts, she considers four things – something her daughter wants, needs, can read, and can wear.

Jypsie wrote on a Facebook group that her daughter was turning five and wanted a skipping rope, hair chalk, and a secret diary.

The daughter also picked out sandals, a swimming costume, a pair of shorts to wear, and chose a fairy book to read.

The youngster also needed a new toothbrush. 

Jypsie also chose to book a haircut for the little girl as she wanted the youngster to experience new things.

Though the simple hack has wowed other parents who said they’d be trying it out with their children, it’s not a new concept.

The ‘want, need, wear, read’ idea has been around for some time and is a useful way for parents to pick out gifts.

The things she wanted, needed, could read, and wear (Picture: Facebook)

In the group’s page, Jypsie wrote: ‘My daughter turns five this month, we stick to the four-gift rule in our house. It might not be much in some people’s eyes but it’s all she wanted and expressed interest in over the last few weeks along with things she needs.’

Other parents who weren’t aware of the hack said they’d be trying it.

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One parent wrote: ‘I honestly love this, so sweet and thoughtful. I need help to change my thinking, I spoil my kids way too much.’

Another said: ‘We are doing the same when my daughter turns one in November. I’m very wary of too much “stuff” – she is very lucky and has a lot of people who love and buy her gifts! I have my mindful gifting tags ready!’

Might be one to try out this Christmas.

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