What Happens If You Buy Too Many Christmas Presents For Your Kids

Can you spoil a child with too many Christmas gifts?

Maggie Dent is an Australian parenting author and educator, and explains, “[…] too many toys can limit a child’s creativity and lead to an addiction to ‘stuff,’ which children can tend to get bored with easily.” She advises parents not to “overdo” it with Christmas presents, adding, “Save your money to provide delicious, quality food instead and create enjoyable experiences you can have with your kids. It’s better to give a well-intentioned gift that really meets a special interest in your child.”

Dent also says you should be careful to avoid giving gifts that prompt sibling rivalry, and try to get gifts that get your child “off the couch.” She also notes that boardgames can be good for learning “patience and how to lose well.”