This is a blog about money and therefore all of the gifts that I’m suggesting are money-related as well.
Ok, Jill’s Journal readers, I have scoured the Internet for gift suggestions that have to deal with our favorite topic, money. These are for people who want to learn about money, like money, or want a gift that relates to money in some way.
Personal Finance Board Game
There are SO many good board games to teach your kids (or yourselves!) about money. You may know the popular ones like Monopoly or The Game of Life, but do you know these:
- Pay Day –You earn a paycheck and then have to pay bills. But it takes FAR less time than either Monopoly or The Game of Life to play, and it teaches about paying for expenses
- Stock Exchange game—Kind of pricy, but for ages 10+, teaches you about risk and retiring
- The Allowance Game—this one you can use with kids as young as 5, helps you talk about doing chores, earning an allowance, and counting and saving money
Tax Prep Software
Who doesn’t love doing their taxes? Hahahahaha. I am a CPA, people. Never even pretended I was cool.
But honestly, December is the time that most over-the-counter tax prep software is released for the upcoming year, so help your loved ones out by getting them a seriously practical gift.
Funny Investor T-shirts
Preventing Identity Theft
A RFID (radio frequency identification) wallet is always a nice idea. This type of wallet blocks people from stealing your credit card information, directly from your purse/wallet, from thieves using RFID skimming. Basically, that means they are using a high-tech way to pick your pocket and download information from chip-cards without your knowledge.
A way to do this without an actual wallet is to just buy a card that does it for you. Also, protect your valuables on vacation by using a portable safe.
Good Old-Fashioned Piggy Bank
Got a younger money-lover on your gift list? Nothing like a cute piggy bank to help them start saving early.
There are plenty of free ways to track your cash and budget but if you wanted to upgrade to something a little more sophisticated, here are my favorites:
Give the Gift of Wealth Planning
Yeah, I said it. To truly get your young adult kids on track, you could pay for an hour with a wealth planner to help them wade through their finances. I just happen to know a few good ones…..
Cash Cannon Money Dispenser
This is just fun. Who doesn’t want to make it rain with a plastic toy gun that shoots money?
Perfume Made from Money
As seen on Shark Tank. Comes in both his and hers.
Money Tree Plant
This is basically a bonsai tree, but it is thought to bring good fortune. Can’t hurt, am I right?
As always, if you still have questions, feel free to email me.
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