When it comes to Christmas gifts, some of us go all out while others stick to small trinkets and souvenirs. British mother Emma Tapping can be categorized as the former — she spent a whopping $2,400 on her three children for the holidays, totaling about 300 gifts, Yahoo reports.
Tapping, from the Isle of Man, is receiving an influx of both criticism and praise after posting a controversial photo of the gifts to her Facebook page two years in a row.
Last Christmas, Tapping spent a sizeable amount on her family, clearly shown in this picture:
This year, Tapping took her Christmas shopping game to the next level entirely:
Tapping captioned the photo,
"Another year of hard graft, saving and planning. Another year of my family making me proud everyday. They deserve a great Christmas. The haters will hate but nothing and no one will change how I do Christmas."
Tapping's holiday shopping is so, uh, unique, she appeared on a documentary called "Xmas Excess: Parents Splash the Cash," and Twitter has feelings about the program.
#XmasExcess the true meaning of xmas has been lost. greed & commercialism.— NOL (@ncfc77) December 15, 2016
It's a shame there aren't shops that sell good taste. These people could do with acquiring some. #xmasexcess— Sally Esposito (@salbourne) December 15, 2016
As long as her kids are grateful and not bratty I don't think it's that big of a deal #xmasexcess— G ?????? (@dgwenm4) December 15, 2016
#XmasExcess 300 gifts?!?!— Sarah Jones (@ohyeahitssarah_) December 15, 2016
#xmasexcess stunned already????— Sarah Jones (@ohyeahitssarah_) December 15, 2016
In an interview with Inside Edition, Tapping brushes off the naysayers.
"Would you do this again next year?" the host asks.
"I would, yeah, I wouldn't let anybody tell me how to spend my Christmas with my children," she replies.
It's important to note that Tapping doesn't use credit cards to purchase the gifts, and she begins buying them at the start of the year.
It's Tapping's money — who are we to judge what she does with it? Let's face it: There are far worse things she could spend her cash on than gifts for loved ones.
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