THIS Christmas-obsessed mum regularly splashes out £2,500 on gifts for each of her three kids – and normally starts her Christmas shopping on Boxing Day.
Last year saw Nurse Stacey Rosewarne, from Taunton, Somerset, buy 100 presents for each of them – and reckons she spent £4,000 in total come December 25.
The 38-year-old lavished kids Amber, 13, Jacob, seven, and Ebony, six, with Nike Air trainers and GHD straighteners.
Stacey's also wrapped up designer gear like a North Face coat, two Adidas tracksuits and T-shirts and leggings from Nike, as well as a studio mirror with backlight and a gold chain.
Speaking exclusively to Fabulous Digital last year, she said: “I am a bit worried about my children not being able to fit the presents in their bedrooms, but we usually have a clear out before Christmas to help.
“My sister thinks I go over the top – she does enjoy Christmas but believes there is a limit to buying presents.
“My partner Darren, 40, says I’m spoilt because he had a different upbringing to me, he only got five presents.
“Luckily when I was younger we were in a more fortunate position – my mum worked so hard and overcompensated at Christmas time because we didn’t see her as much.
I know I spoil my children and some might not have the same idea as me
“I know I spoil my children and some might not have the same idea as me but I’m following my mum’s tradition and I always remember Christmas as a time to spend with family opening presents.
“My mum blames herself because she worked too much, Christmas was the only time of year that she would get to properly spend time with us.
“I work really hard to buy these presents for my family and find present buying really exciting.”
As well as her own kids, Stacey splashes out on Darren, his two kids, her sister, nieces and nephews.
Darren earns £32,000 for his job in waste management and Stacey admits they do spoil the kids – but says it's their choice what to spend their hard earned cash on.
Everyone’s entitled to their own opinions, but surely as I earn my own money, I’m allowed to spend it as I please
She said:“Everyone’s entitled to their own opinions, but surely as I earn my own money, I’m allowed to spend it as I please.
“I try to give my children everything I saw my mum struggle to get me and my sister.
“For me, it’s all about watching my children open their gifts and seeing
The Christmas mad mum puts cash away in her present fund every month, and scours for bargains on Facebook money saving groups.
She said: “I’m obsessed with Christmas and I talk about it all the time, I love going round the shops to get my Christmas fix.
“As soon as my birthday in June is over I’m all about Christmas – if I could put my tree up in September, I would!
“It’s a lot harder to shop for presents nowadays because children want more expensive things – I wouldn’t be able to do it if I didn’t budget.
I am a bit worried about my children not being able to fit the presents in their bedrooms
“I have savings allocated to buying Christmas presents and I use groups like Ashley Money Savers to find bargains online, or I go to the shops when I know there’s a sale on.
“My biggest challenge this year has been trying to find my eldest daughter Amber presents because she wants more technology and branded things which are quite expensive – I can’t get her the latest Barbie anymore.
“I do think that there is so much pressure on children to have the latest things these days.”
Stacey keeps her mountains of presents in the spare room in her three-bed house, until she has time to wrap them.
She said: “The presents are all stored in my spare room under the bed and I live in a three bedroom house where there’s not many places to keep them.
“One time I drove around with a big sloth teddy in the boot for weeks because there was nowhere to hide it in the house.
“Sometimes I’ve accidentally bought the same thing twice and I don’t know about it until I get round to wrapping them all up.”
Stacey will continue shopping for this year until Christmas Eve, before starting the whole process again in the Boxing Day sales.
And if any presents aren't getting used, she tries to re-gift them to less fortunate families.
She said: “I’ve found a few presents I got for Ebony last year that haven’t been out of their cellophane, so I plan on re-gifting these on an internet site for families in less fortunate situations.”
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