Mum shocked after 10-year-old daughter says she wants iPhone, iPad and laptop for Christmas
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Many of us will be guilty of a childhood of extravagant Christmas lists, writing down all sorts of things we didn’t need and probably didn’t actually want.
We’d sit with a catalogue and circle all the exciting toys we were hoping for Santa to bring.
But nowadays a lot of kids would rather have the latest tech than the latest toys.
This was shared after a TikToker announced she would be bringing back her popular ‘Christmas on a Budget’ series.
This year, mum Hannah is budgeting £100 per child for their gifts and is going to try and do it by mostly buying second-hand where she can.
She told her own 10-year-old daughter about the other child’s gifts, who declared it was too much and ‘too many screens’, recommending the mum gets ‘her toys’ instead.
Hannah added: “My take on this is it is an extortionate amount of money for what she’s listed. It doesn’t sound like stuff a 10-year-old… if they weren’t being shown it, it’s not something I think they would naturally gravitate towards.
“If that was me there’s no way.”
She did add that it isn’t the child’s ‘fault’ and 10-year-old’s ‘have no concept of money’.
Hannah also said: “If you’re gonna get one of those things, I would be getting one, I would be getting it second-hand, get insurance on it and a really good case because they’ll break.”
Both the TikToker and her daughter recommended just getting an iPad.
Users agreed it was too much, as they commented: “I’m sorry but a 10year old doesn’t need a new iPhone, nor do they need both an iPad and laptop. Nope!!”
Another agreed: “In the same way your first car needs to be a banger, first phone should be rubbish! she’ll deffo lose it or drop it!”
One added: “I do spoil my kid a bit and we are lucky we can afford to do it but never in a million years would I say yes to this - like you say they all do same!”
Others also advised: “I don’t think a 10 year old would need a iPhone, iPad and laptop especially all in one go. You could get her a second hand iPhone if she needs a phone.”