While you can never buy the genuine affection of people with material possessions, you can still pep up the spirits of your family with some quick indulgences. Sometimes when everyone’s had a rough week, you want to just buy something that cheers everyone up because of the pure joy it brings.
Fast food is an excellent example of a quick purchase families love. While it’s not something you should be feeding to your family often, a fast food meal is the perfect cheap treat that will turn a sour day upside down.
Entertainment products like a movie, video game, or similar item is also another way to cheer up family members. However, you may need to spend more money to get each family member something in the niche they enjoy.
While a pet may not be quick in terms of making a decision and preparing for it, actually picking one up can be a fast process. Nothing cheers up the family like a new puppy or kitten.
A new pet can also be a chance to teach the kids about the responsibility of taking care of a pet and managing chores surrounding feeding/cleaning up after it. It will also teach them valuable lessons about death and loss when the pet eventually passes away in the future.
Another quick purchase the family will love is a new family vehicle. This is especially true if you get something large that allows you to take camping equipment or bicycles with you on family excursions to the outdoors.
Again, while this is a big investment it can still be purchase relatively quickly and does not require any long-term planning. Things that require long-term planning would be something like getting a backyard swimming pool or installation a new games room for the kids.