Baby with lots of toysThink outside the box and let others know early how you would appreciate other things over toys!

Such as the following:

  • RESP – perhaps they could start one, or make a contribution.
  • Savings account – They could add funds for both birthdays and holidays.
  • Sponsor a child-Teach the meaning of giving back, adopt and sponsor a child from Africa.
  • Give up the gift and buy for another.
  • Donate to a charity.


Very young children wont miss the toys from one person when they have presents from other relatives.

A charity worth looking to is “Heart For Africa” run by a Canadian couple that rescue abandon babies and raise them. Get the kids involved, they will learn about other cultures, poverty, money, giving back and most of all “Empathy”

Check it out ..