Give a Gift that Lasts this Holiday

Well over a year ago, a close girlfriend of mine and I had a very open conversation about birthday and holiday gifts. We both agreed that our children do not have a NEED for much, and we are so fortunate for that, however, in our society, we often feel a need to purchase physical gifts for one another. I shared with her what we do with my husband’s side of the family for birthdays and Christmas and we both agreed that it was something we wished more people would be open to thinking about.
When her second daughter was born, instead of giving her a gift, I decided to take the lead on our friendly conversation and give her money towards her daughter’s RESP. When she opened the card, she smiled and gave me a look that showed me how much she appreciated the gesture.

With my husband’s side of the family, we agreed a long time ago that we would purchase each child a small token and give the rest of their gift in a check towards their RESP. Knowing how much a college or university education will potentially cost when our children reach that age, we figured it would be a great way to help each other save and our children would truly appreciate the gift more down the road towards their education than they would a toy/book etc. now.

Heritage Education Funds Launches A Canadian First: RESP “eGifting” Program


A new program founded by Heritage RESP called Heritage eGifting makes it easy for people to give the gift of future education. In partnership with a unique and secure platform called FundRazr – the leading Canadian crowdfunding platform that has been used to raise over $75,000,000+ so far by people and organizations worldwide – family and friends anywhere in the world can contribute funds towards a child’s Heritage RESP for their post-secondary education.
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This program makes gift giving for birthdays and special occasions fast, easy and convenient. To learn more about this wonderful new gift giving opportunity, visit Heritage eGiftging.
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Do you have an RESP for your child(ren)?

Have you given money as a gift towards a child’s future education before?

This post has been generously sponsored by Heritage Education. All opinions are my own and have not been influenced in any way.

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16 Responses to Give a Gift that Lasts this Holiday

  1. Christine O'Connor says:

    i had them for my girls it paid for their books for univ

  2. Cheryl says:

    This is a great idea to promote the education of our kids 🙂

  3. Cheryl says:

    This is a great idea to promote the education of our kids 🙂

  4. salexis says:

    I started an RESP for my kids. I am looking into getting the BCTES grant for my son too – an extra $1200 !!!!!

  5. Ronald Gagnon says:

    Yes we started it the same year the government began it..it has grown to over $17,000

  6. Ronald Gagnon says:

    I am gratified to hear family AND fiends can donate to a Heritage RESP for their post-secondary education. We thought the original rules applied where only family could donate

  7. Ronald Gagnon says:

    I am gratified to hear family AND fiends can donate to a Heritage RESP for their post-secondary education. We thought the original rules applied where only family could donate

  8. kathy downey says:

    This is such a great idea !

  9. kathy downey says:

    This is such a great idea !

  10. Nicole Aben says:

    We just got $ as a gift for our third baby for an resp – I think it’s great because she doesn’t need anything else!

  11. Heidi C. says:

    I think that this is a great idea. You can never go wrong by investing in someone’s further education.

  12. kathy downey says:

    This makes sense sometimes i am just buying to give them for gifts BDs,Xmas,Easter,maybe i will step it up in 2016

  13. kathy downey says:

    This makes sense sometimes i am just buying to give them for gifts BDs,Xmas,Easter,maybe i will step it up in 2016

  14. Tara Gauthier says:

    This is such a great idea, my kids have had resp’s set up since they were babies. I love that you can have family contribute money to them!

  15. kathy downey says:

    This is the perfect idea,lots of times we are buying just to buy,its time to put the monies away for their future

  16. kathy downey says:

    This is the perfect idea,lots of times we are buying just to buy,its time to put the monies away for their future

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