4 Ways to Avoid Excessive Gift Giving This Season
A Bad Moms Christmas star Mila Kunis and husband Ashton Kutcher, celebrity power couple and parents of two, have opted to not give their children presents for Christmas going forward. In an October interview with Entertainment Tonight that ultimately sparked skepticism from those parents who enjoy doubling as Santa Claus, Kunis explained that she and Kutcher feel their kids, one and three years old, are too young to comprehend why they are receiving presents. “They don’t even know what they’re expecting; they’re just expecting stuff,” she says. If you were inspired by the celebrity couple’s perspective — whether for financial, practical, or moral reasons — check out our list of alternatives to the traditional gift-giving bonanza to adopt this holiday season.
1. One Big Gift: Give your child one pricey present — and that’s it. In line with the “quality over quantity” theory, this teaches children a deeper appreciation for the gifts they receive. Depending on the age of your child, this gift can be anything from a tricycle to a tablet.