A mum has revealed the ‘controversial’ reason she isn’t buying one of her children a Christmas gift – and many have dubbed her ‘miserable’ for her decision.
Tiffany Chesson, from the UK, prefaced her explanation by saying while she doesn’t have a favourite child, only one of them needs to get a present this year.
The 28-year-old recently gave birth and her daughter will be five months old by the end of December, so she doesn’t see the need to spend unnecessary money on gifts.
‘There is no point in buying her a Christmas present, she’s too young to understand and appreciate it,’ she said in a video.
The mum also shared that her family was on a tight budget because she was on maternity pay, and it was better to allocate the funds to other, more important, things.
Tiffany Chesson [pictured], from the UK, said while she doesn’t have a favourite child, only one of them needs to get a present this year
However, Ms Chesson doesn’t have a problem with other people getting her daughter presents.
‘My friends and family are going to buy her presents and that’s okay,’ she said. ‘Next year she’ll be 18 months at Christmas and she’ll definitely be getting presents then.’
The mum claimed there was so pressure to spend money – but it was just unnecessary in her opinion.
Several slammed her approach and claimed she was cruel for refusing her child joy on Christmas.
‘Small gift ain’t going to kill you,’ one said – to which Ms Chesson shot back: ‘I gave her the gift of life!’
‘Miserable,’ another simply wrote.
‘How’s that going to look to your eldest though?’ one asked.
The 28-year-old recently gave birth and her daughter will barely be five months old by the end of December, so she doesn’t see the need to spend unnecessary money on gifts
But hundreds agreed with the mum’s approach – sharing stories of their own.
‘I’ve already said, I don’t care if people call me a bad mum, Christmas isn’t going to be big in my home until they’re old enough to remember it,’ a woman said.
‘I’m not going to buy my baby a present this year – she will only be a few days old,’ a second shared.
A few parents revealed how they got around spending too much on Christmas presents for their infants.
‘My baby was a month old last year, so we just bought a play mat that we were going to get anyway and called it her present,’ one revealed.
‘My baby is getting a new car seat for Christmas,’ another wrote.