Mom defends spending over $12k on her children's Christmas gifts

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By James Kay

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A mom has defended spending over $12,000 on Christmas gifts for her children, with her daughter wanting a bracelet worth over $1,400.

Yes, this is a Christmas article in November... sorry!

But Christmas is an amazing time of year so why not start celebrating early? After all, it's best to have those presents secured long before the big day to avoid any last-minute stress.

How much you spend on a person is down to you, and your budget can often dictate it - but the best part about Christmas is spending time with loved ones, so it is the thought that counts.

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Christmas can be an expensive time of year. Credit: Alexandr Kolesnikov/Getty

Whitney Ainscough, a 30-year-old mother of three, is breaking the mold this holiday season.

Ainscough has garnered attention for her unabashed decision to spend a whopping $12,000 on Christmas gifts for her children. Despite the criticism she may face, she remains steadfast in her determination to make her kids' dreams come true.

Ainscough has embraced the holiday season with open arms. Her gift list includes a bevy of lavish presents for her children: Cora, 11, Addison, six, and Adley, two. Each child will be receiving at least ten "big" Christmas gifts, along with numerous stocking fillers and pre-Christmas treats.

"I don't care what the trolls think," Ainscough told The Sun. "I’m a benefits mum, living in a council house who's spending thousands on her kids for Christmas, and I’m proud. I am spoiling my kids because they deserve it."

Cora's wish list includes a $1,400 solid gold bracelet, while Addison aspires to receive a top-of-the-range VR gaming kit and the latest iPhone and iPad. Ainscough, who saved her benefits throughout the year, is resolute in her belief that her children deserve the best.

Ainscough acknowledged the attention her lavish spending has attracted, referring to her family as "Britain’s most spoilt brood." While she's no longer receiving benefits, she remains unapologetic about her decision to do so for most of the year.

"Why not?" she asked. "I was legally entitled to. I worked in a chemist for many years and only stopped because the wraparound childcare costs after I had my youngest made it too expensive. I put in, so it’s fine to take out."

While Ainscough spares no expense for her children, she's less inclined to indulge herself. "I don’t actually want lavish gifts," she confessed. "Seeing them happy on December 25 is all I need."

Defending her decision to buy her daughter a solid gold bracelet, she maintained that it was an investment in her future. Ainscough has also planned a bounty of other presents for her, including designer clothes, Ugg Boots, a new laptop, perfume, makeup, and even a nose piercing.

"I am budgeting around £2k per child, and that doesn't include their day trips. It’s going to be huge," Ainscough declared.

Ainscough's partner, painter Joel Christopher, will receive comparatively less extravagant gifts, as Ainscough herself has admitted.

Featured image credit: Kseniya Ovchinnikova/Getty

Mom defends spending over $12k on her children's Christmas gifts

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

A mom has defended spending over $12,000 on Christmas gifts for her children, with her daughter wanting a bracelet worth over $1,400.

Yes, this is a Christmas article in November... sorry!

But Christmas is an amazing time of year so why not start celebrating early? After all, it's best to have those presents secured long before the big day to avoid any last-minute stress.

How much you spend on a person is down to you, and your budget can often dictate it - but the best part about Christmas is spending time with loved ones, so it is the thought that counts.

wp-image-1263235657 size-full
Christmas can be an expensive time of year. Credit: Alexandr Kolesnikov/Getty

Whitney Ainscough, a 30-year-old mother of three, is breaking the mold this holiday season.

Ainscough has garnered attention for her unabashed decision to spend a whopping $12,000 on Christmas gifts for her children. Despite the criticism she may face, she remains steadfast in her determination to make her kids' dreams come true.

Ainscough has embraced the holiday season with open arms. Her gift list includes a bevy of lavish presents for her children: Cora, 11, Addison, six, and Adley, two. Each child will be receiving at least ten "big" Christmas gifts, along with numerous stocking fillers and pre-Christmas treats.

"I don't care what the trolls think," Ainscough told The Sun. "I’m a benefits mum, living in a council house who's spending thousands on her kids for Christmas, and I’m proud. I am spoiling my kids because they deserve it."

Cora's wish list includes a $1,400 solid gold bracelet, while Addison aspires to receive a top-of-the-range VR gaming kit and the latest iPhone and iPad. Ainscough, who saved her benefits throughout the year, is resolute in her belief that her children deserve the best.

Ainscough acknowledged the attention her lavish spending has attracted, referring to her family as "Britain’s most spoilt brood." While she's no longer receiving benefits, she remains unapologetic about her decision to do so for most of the year.

"Why not?" she asked. "I was legally entitled to. I worked in a chemist for many years and only stopped because the wraparound childcare costs after I had my youngest made it too expensive. I put in, so it’s fine to take out."

While Ainscough spares no expense for her children, she's less inclined to indulge herself. "I don’t actually want lavish gifts," she confessed. "Seeing them happy on December 25 is all I need."

Defending her decision to buy her daughter a solid gold bracelet, she maintained that it was an investment in her future. Ainscough has also planned a bounty of other presents for her, including designer clothes, Ugg Boots, a new laptop, perfume, makeup, and even a nose piercing.

"I am budgeting around £2k per child, and that doesn't include their day trips. It’s going to be huge," Ainscough declared.

Ainscough's partner, painter Joel Christopher, will receive comparatively less extravagant gifts, as Ainscough herself has admitted.

Featured image credit: Kseniya Ovchinnikova/Getty