We have put together a list of money-related pressies that will keep the kids entertained while also teaching them about financial literacy. There are also some great adult gift ideas, too. Enjoy!
The number one educational board game ever created (in our opinion)! Helping children practice maths and social skills, with lessons that can be applied to the real world of finance and investing. Monopoly has a version for all tastes from Mario, Mandalorian, Frozen, DC Comics to your favourite AFL teams and an “Adelaide” edition. For little ones there’s Junior and Electronic Banking versions!
Counting and cash register games
The Battat Education Save & Count Piggy Bank Fine Motor Toy is perfect from 18+ months onwards for developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Your little one can also learn to recognise colours and practice counting with the included play book for educational play ideas! This Deluxe Cash Register from Kmart is a great option for the 3+ age group to pretend to play and learn to scan groceries, count the correct change and hand it over to customers.
Shopping List is one of Orchard Toys best-selling memory game suitable for ages 3-7 years. Be the first to fill your trolley with all the items on your list in this quick and simple game which teaches children to recognise different food items and promotes imaginative play.
What better way to help children understand saving money than with a trusty piggy bank? There are so many to chose from that are not only decorative but also functional. And we even have a coin machine in our branch to help count all those coins at the end of the month.
For the adults…
Leather Works Adelaide create timeless leather wallets and purses that are built to last longer than the expiry dates on your credit cards.
These books can help provide inspiration for your 2021 financial goals . The $1000 Project is written by financial planner Canna Campbell, who saved $32,000 in twelve months by using her unique strategy of bundling.
Mindful Money, also by Canna Campbell, is touted as “a real guide to building and managing financial independence in a busy world”.
And of course, The Barefoot Investor 2020 Update by Scott Pape, will show you how to create an entire financial plan that is simple and manageable.
For the most organised person in your life, a receipt organiser from kikki.k is an absolute must!
Kris Kringle gift ideas
Money can’t grow on trees but these plants sure look like it can! The Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides), is great for indoors with an upright tree-like stem covered in round coin like leaves. And the Coin Leaf Plant (Peperomia Raindrop), also shaped like “coins”, provides year-round style, with the calming benefits of nature.
The ultimate combination of a challenging puzzle and an intriguing place to store your money, if you can figure it out, of course!