A mother of three broke the internet this weekend when she posted an image on Instagram of her Christmas tree with 300 presents underneath it. We say ‘underneath’ lightly as the pile of gifts was nearly as high as the tree!
The 27-year-old mother, from England’s Isle of Man, wrote on Facebook;
“I LOVE spoiling my kids in the festive season and I work damn hard to make sure it is every bit as amazing as it can be.”
If the mother wants to spend her hard-earned money on the kids in this fashion it is entirely up to her, but many readers were worried that it was having a negative impact on the children. The woman replied,
“They could have two presents and still be a little terror,” she said. “My kids know the difference between right and wrong [and] they appreciate everything they get.”
One American viewer calculated the total cost of the 300 presents was around $2,000 (£1,320), which works out at $6.67 (£4.40) per parcel… Maybe the generous parent is more economical than people think?
She claims to bargain hunt for presents in January and avoids paying full retail price for any of the gifts. This might explain why her overall cost-per-present is quite low.
Check out the short video that was posted on LiveLeak:
Needless to say, the comments under the post ranged from the hilarious to the outrageous.
‘ChicagoUSA’ said, “Her children, her money. Why do people believe they have the right to intervene on what parents do for their children. Unless she is abusing them I say let her do whatever the she wants.”
‘MMApiglet’ questions whether the kids actually want that many presents. “I’m sure they appreciate the first gift just as much as the 299th….not.”
‘TairikuOkami’ questioned the need for so many presents and tried to remind everyone what Christmas is really about for them. “Christmas used to be about love and family, these days it is all about gifts.”
‘centar’ agreed with the above post saying, “Materialism does not buy happiness.”
In general, most people questioned the need for 300 presents, but quite a few LiveLeaker’s came to the defence of the mother of three by saying she has indeed worked hard for the money so she can do as she pleases for her kids at Christmas.
What do you think? Would you ever buy your kids 300 presents or is that too many? Do you think your kids would appreciate that many gifts on Christmas?
If you’re wondering how on earth she afforded so many presents and would love some extra money in the run-up to, and during, Christmas just check out our article on 12 ways to get quick cash this Christmas.