Why Does Adding Cost Reduce My DIMS Score?
Please understand that we know items that can add cost to a gift, like cases for new electronics, can still be a good idea. Cases protect your investment. But our job is to help kids consider all the components of a purchase. And if you really don’t want to be walking around with a “naked” unprotected new phone, then the cost of that new phone’s case is relevant!
The beauty of our pdf summaries, which are automatically generated when children complete a Gift Survey, is that they illustrate all the math and thinking that kids have gone through – including every single DIMS Score question they answered. So when you receive a pdf you will see exactly how the young person in your life arrived at the decision that the gift they would like might make sense. As your family gets used to the Gifting Sense platform, explain to your kids that they can always discuss a gift that didn’t generate a DIMS Score of 8 or higher with you. That gift still might make sense. Perhaps shoes they need for this outfit can be worn on several other occasions. If ongoing supplies don’t cost that much but can really add to the longevity of a toy, then you might not mind having to buy them right? All we want is for kids to understand the oftentimes the “price” of a gift or experience is just the beginning of it’s true total cost.
If you have any other questions, any at all, as you explore and learn about our site, please write to us. As we have just launched, we know we can improve and expand upon our offering. We are currently collecting development suggestions for Version 2.0 and would love to add your feedback. Help us help you teach your kids to think before they buy – we really believe it’s one of the best gifts you can give them!