How does money work in the world? Lots of kids today see their parents using “magic” plastic cards to help them get everything from a morning coffee, to a tank of gas, cart of groceries or even tickets to a movie. At Gifting Sense, MAGiC is an acronym that has nothing to do with charming powers of illusion, but rather the peace of mind that comes from having “Money And Gift Competence”. Gift giving is such a big part of life in so many countries around the world that learning how to thoughtfully give and receive gifts can go a long way towards developing some terrific financial habits.
At Gifting Sense, MAGiC is an acronym that has nothing to do with charming powers of illusion, but rather the peace of mind that comes from having “Money And Gift Competence”.
Think about how much energy your family spends every year choosing, buying, wrapping and sending gifts. At Gifting Sense we like to think that if our children understood, particularly from early adolescence forward, the true cost of a gift, they would naturally be more thoughtful about what they ask for. Kids are not wasteful by nature; what they are, is inexperienced. The Gifting Sense process is a quick and easy way for them to gain some experience making more thoughtful choices. It takes less than two minutes to use our calculators to generate a cost summary and DIMS (Does It Make Sense) Score for a potential gift, or wish-list item.
Can a free online service reduce waste, increase happiness, and help our children acquire some meaningful life skills all at once? We think ours can. If that sounds like magic to you, ask your kids to “Get Started” with one of our Gift Surveys when thinking about what they might like to receive for their next holiday or birthday gift. The good feeling that comes from knowing that no one’s time or money is going to be wasted purchasing underappreciated gifts will probably make you feel like you have MAGiC powers – and you do: the power to give your kids Money And Gift Competence!
Gifting Sense has been privately funded and delivering a public good for just over two years. We believe our process 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 teach their children to think before they buy. Thank You