Why Gifting Sense?
Our mission is to teach kids good old fashioned money sense and manners by helping them replace unwanted and under-appreciated gifts with thoughtfully preferred choices. Kids get what they want – parents, families and friends help teach financial literacy and gift etiquette. See for yourself by taking 2 minutes to answer 10-12 questions.
We Teach Financial Literacy
We help kids understand the true value of their requests, and to become more financially literate, by asking them all the questions parents normally want answered before agreeing to spend money.
How much does it really cost?
How often will you really use it?
Do you know and understand the return policy?
Can someone else in your family use it when you are done?
We love Dr. Randy Pausch who coined the phrase “head fake” when describing the indirect learning that took place when Middle School aged children took a course that taught them how to create small computer animated games – but really taught them how to code.
Does it matter if your children learn about the value of a dollar, how to politely ask for things, and how to more carefully consider what their retail choices tell the world about themselves – while shopping? Don’t you just want them to learn these lessons early and well?
We know that children often receive gifts they do not use or appreciate. Let’s replace waste with more thought and happiness.
- Kids learn how much items really cost
- They learn about the power of planning and good manners
- And to think before they buy!
Don’t waste time arguing, simply ask your kids to use the DIMS – Does It Make Sense?® Score calculator to see if a purchase is a good idea.
- Reduce gifting waste
- Teach your children to think about all the factors involved in making a purchase before they ask for something
- Be able to share gift choices with friends and family when they ask you what your child would like for an upcoming holiday or birthday gift.
Help Reduce Gifting Waste
The satisfaction you will receive from knowing that no one’s time or money is going to be wasted buying under appreciated and unused gifts is the present you are giving yourself and the rest of your family.
Have a look at what others are saying!
"One possibility is to thank your daughter-in-law for trying to make your life simpler, then say that you would prefer guidance in gift selection instead."
Real Simple's Etiquette Expert
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Help Us Help You
Gifting Sense has been privately funded and delivering a public good for just over two years. We believe together we can help children easily acquire some basic but important financial skills. If your family agrees, please consider donating $10.00 to allow us to continue to refine and execute our mission – which is to turn shopping for holiday and birthday gifts into a tool parents can use to help teach their children financial literacy. Thank you so much.