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Stacey Rosewarne spends £4,000 on Christmas presents for her children

Christmas-obsessed mother is splashing out £4,000 on 300 presents for her three children – and has even bought the same gifts twice by mistake

  • Stacey Rosewarne, 38, from Taunton, begins Christmas shopping on Boxing Day
  • Buys her children Amber, 13, Jacob, seven, and Ebony, six around 300 presents
  • Had spent £700 in September, has now splurged £2,500, on track for £4,000 
  • Says she sometimes realises she has bought the same gift twice when she wraps 

A mother who had already spent £700 on Christmas presents in September is now on track to have splashed out £4,000 by the time the 25 December rolls around.

Stacey Rosewarne, 38, from Taunton, Somerset, begins hunting for next year’s presents in the Boxing Day sales – and buys around 100 presents each for her children Amber, 13, Jacob, seven, and Ebony, six. 

The mother-of-three has now spent £2,500 on gifts and estimates that in the next four weeks she will fork out another £1,500, bringing the grand total to £4,000.

The support worker is forced to clear out every year to make space for the mountain of gifts, and sometimes even discovers that she has bought the same thing twice when it comes to the daunting task of wrapping them.

Stacey Rosewarne, 38, from Taunton, Somerset, begins hunting for next year’s presents in the Boxing Day sales , had already spent £700 on Christmas presents in September is now on track to have splashed out £4,000 by the time the 25 December rolls around

Stacey has already stockpiled dozens of presents for her children, partner Darren, 40, and his two children and her sister, nieces and nephews. 

Speaking to The Sun, Stacey 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.

‘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.’ 

Explaining that her mother would always buy her and her siblings dozens of presents growing up, she said: ‘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. 

She buys around 100 presents each for her children Amber, 13, Jacob, seven, (left) and Ebony, six (right)

She buys around 100 presents each for her children Amber, 13, Jacob, seven, (left) and Ebony, six (right)

Stacey believes starting to buy Christmas presents early is the perfect strategy, and using money-saving tips to plan how you spend your money is essential.

Using a Christmas saving scheme, Stacey puts cash away for presents each month in order to afford the gifts she buys for her family. 

One year, when she ran out of space, Stacey even hid a giant sloth teddy in the boot of her car and drove it around for weeks. 

She previously told the Mail: ‘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 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.’

The support worker is forced to clear out every year to make space for the mountain of gifts, and sometimes even discovers that she has bought the same thing twice when it comes to the daunting task of wrapping them

The support worker is forced to clear out every year to make space for the mountain of gifts, and sometimes even discovers that she has bought the same thing twice when it comes to the daunting task of wrapping them

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