Mum defends 'controversial' decision to only buy one of her children a Christmas present
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One mum has defended her 'controversial' decision to only buy one of her children a Christmas present this year.
Tiffany Chesson, who goes by the handle @tiffanychesson online, took to TikTok to explain exactly why she wasn't getting one of her kids any Crimbo prezzies this year and she's received quite the overwhelming response online.
Tiffany shared while holding her baby: "I only give one of my kids Christmas presents. This one."
She went on: "I don't have a favourite, I will tell you that for free, but this one is three months old.
"By the time Christmas rolls around, she'll be about five [months]."
The mum continued: "Does she need presents? She doesn't. She's too young to understand appreciate. There is literally no point in buying her Christmas present.
"I don't have the money to buy her Christmas present, I'm on maternity pay."
Tiffany did, however, say that it was 'absolutely A-okay' for her friends and family to buy the little one presents on the special day, adding: "I don't have a problem with someone buying her presents.
"I'm just not going to do it for her."
The mama assured viewers that the following year, when the bub was 18 months, she will 'definitely' be getting Christmas presents.
"But, for this year," she concluded, "it's a no."
Tiffany captioned the clip: "Idk if this is normal or not, I'm sure the comments will soon roll in if it turns out I'm the world's worst mum for refusing to get my baby anything for her first Christmas but she's too young to want anything and already has everything she needs so I'm not damaging my bank account by trying to keep up with the Joneses and buy her loads of stuff she doesn't need."
The video has since clocked up more than 369.3k views on the platform alongside hundreds of comments from people eager to weigh in on the situation.
Many people agreed with Tiffany, with one fellow mum writing: "I’ve already said, idc if people call me a bad mum, Christmas isn’t gonna be big in my home until they’re old enough to remember Christmas."
A second added: "For my son's first Christmas, I got him just stuff he needed, he got to watch me unwrap a pack of nappies in front of him!"
"My daughter was eight months on her first Christmas," explained a third. "I just brought weaning plates, bowls, weaning books cups cutlery and an outfit."
A fourth chimed in: "I got keepsakes and things and older toys that would last up till next Christmas / birthday so I didn't buy anything in between."
"I think first Christmas should be things they need or keep sake like baubles, stockings, clothes etc," echoed a fifth.
"I was two days old on my first Christmas, funnily enough I don’t remember it," wrote another.
Others, however, revealed they most definitely pushed the boat out for their little tot - no matter how young they were.
"My daughter will be five months old a few days after Xmas," admitted one TikTok user. "I may or may not have spent 2k on her..."
A second penned: "My mum has brought presents for my unborn child who won’t be here till February!"
A final TikTok user suggested: "If the older siblings believe in Santa get her something small so siblings don’t question why Santa didn't get her anything."
What do you make of it?