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 Something they want, something they need, something to wear and 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!