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Savvy parents swear by the Christmas ‘four-gift rule’ which saves them time AND money

PARENTS are going wild for a ‘four-gift’ rule this Christmas which is helping them save time and money when getting presents.

Buying your children gifts can be tough, with some demanding the latest expensive toy, while others want a unicorn.

To save parents stress when choosing what to get for their little ones, mums have been sharing the ‘four-present’ rule which they swear by.

The guidelines suggest each child should get four presents, which should be something they 'want, need, wear and read’.

The different categories help mums select a variety of practical and fun gifts, while also giving kids what they want.

Sharing the tip online, Kidspot quoted one mum who said: “I follow this every year and always end up saving a heap of money as well as the time spent wondering what to buy!”

After sharing the list, other parents praised the idea and said they’d be doing the same this Christmas.

This mum commented: “We're going to do that this year. Trying to have a more minimalist Christmas with quality over quantity.”

A third said: “I’m going with… something they wear, something to read and something to do.

"The Santa gift is something they want."

I follow this every year and always end up saving a heap of money as well as the time


A third wrote: “Now we do this in the Santa stocking instead and include want (lego), need (water bottle), wear (socks or pants), read (book or magazine) and an added bonus (kinder surprise egg).”

And some mums even employ the rule for birthdays, with one saying: “I did this for my daughter’s birthday last week.

"It made shopping a whole lot easier.”

And this crafty mum created a teepee Christmas tree which you can crawl inside.

Plus mums are going wild for this cardboard Santa's grotto from The Range, which costs just £9.99.

Meanwhile this mum transformed under the stairs for her toddler son using bargains from Poundland.

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