Mom Spends Nearly $2,000 on 296 Presents for Her Children

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
December 22, 2016 Updated: December 22, 2016

A mother is facing online backlash for spending about $2,000 on nearly 300 gifts for her children for Christmas.

Emma Tapping, in a series of social media posts, said she bought her three kids 96 gifts each.

Some accused her of going too far, saying it amounted to spoiling her children.

“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 wrote several weeks ago in a Facebook post.

Her Christmas spending is being noted in an upcoming documentary, “Xmas Excess: Parents Splash the Cash,” Yahoo reported.

Tapping, who is from the Isle of Man in the U.K., explained that she buys the gifts at discount prices at the start of the year, adding that many of the items are school supplies. But she noted that her kids didn’t use all the gifts she had purchased.

“There was a popcorn maker and a notepad that Ella hasn’t used,” Tapping said. “For them not to use two things out of all the things I bought them, that’s not so bad.”

Her lavish gift-giving has sparked a debate on Twitter.

“Why doesn’t she give some of these presents to charity? To show her children to help others!” wrote one person.

But some defended Tapping, saying it’s none of their business what she does.