I saved £300 for my kids’ Christmas presents but decided to spend it on something else – here’s how it went | The Sun

A MUM who saved £300 for her kids' Christmas presents has caused controversy by revealing she's spent the money on something else.

Yasmine took to TikTok to explain the situation, revealing that she'd "made a decision", and would instead be using the majority of the money to go towards a Christmas holiday for her family.


"A few months ago I finished saving my £300 budgeted for my Christmas present spending, which is just for my kids really," she said.

"And the idea was to spend £100 on each other and then I’d have £100 for for stocking filler type presents and stuff like that.

"But we’ve decided we would love to go away for Christmas this year, so I have booked a holiday – so we will be away for actual Christmas Day.

"And I’ve decided the kids have so much – they never want for anything, they have tonnes of toys, they’re very lucky, they get presents from other members of my family as well.

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"So I’m going to take £200 from my £300 Christmas budget."

She will then use the remaining £100 to get £50 worth of presents for each of them.

"And the £200 will go towards the holiday, because that is a gift as well," she concluded.

Yasmine added in the caption: "Maybe controversial but I’ve spoken to the kids about it, said they’ll get less presents but a holiday and they think it’s totally fair."

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The majority of people in the comments section also voiced their approval for Yasmine's plan, with one writing: "Next year they will still remember the holiday you took them on but I doubt would remember what they got if they had presents instead.

"Great idea!"

"Memories and experiences last a lifetime," another added.

"The latest toy gets forgotten about within the year."

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"We do this and my kids get it and prefer it," a third commented.

"I also took my 13 year old to Tenerife for her birthday just us and she loved it."


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