This Christmas will take place against the backdrop of global economic and political turmoil, and a severely cash-strapped consumer base. Here are our top eight gift ideas this festive season:
- Children’s education toys
- Digital logbook
- Budget organiser
There is a huge range of children’s educational toys relating to money. Depending on your budget, you can consider toys such as an abacus, money counter, cash register or piggy bank. Another great idea is to make Save, Spend and Share money jars for your child. Shops such as MerryPak provide an excellent range of jars, tins and containers that are well-suited for this DIY project. This gift is an ideal way to teach children the all-important money lessons of saving for the long-term, spending on what is necessary and giving a portion of one’s pocket money to charity.
For gadget lovers, a digital travel logbook allows you to record your work-related journeys for tax purposes. Takealot offers a number of these devices including the iTrace SARS LogBook which works with GPS functionality that retails at R999, as well as the Little Logbook Electronic SARS GPS for R1 148 and the Journey Organizer Electronic SARS GPS Logbook with Bluetooth R999.
If there’s someone in your life that needs help organising their finances, there are some great budgeting and money organiser options available. All large bookstores stock budget planner books that allow you to record your expenditure and keep tabs on your bills. Amazon sells an…