Have you seen this new trend that has taken over Facebook? Could it be that the days of crazy spending on children at Christmas is coming to an end? A trend that has slowly gained popularity over the past few years is the "Four Gift Rule".

Parents commit to giving their kids just four presents.

The gifts are:

  1. Something they want
  2. Something they need
  3. Something to wear
  4. Something to read

Some people claim this is parents being stingy, other parents claim this is a sensible idea that needs to become a tradition. Several parents are concerned that their kids wouldn’t be okay with them receiving multiple gifts a year for Christmas and the number of presents be trimmed down to just 4 presents.

As the broke aunt in the family, I love the idea of a 4 gift rule. I could show up with a little extra gift and be a hero! Parents, have you tried this 4 gift idea yet? If so how has it gone in your home? Let us know in the comments below!