Obsessed Mum Has Already Finished Her Christmas Shopping
If you're anything like me, you don't let things like Christmas shopping bother you until 24th December - but one mum is potentially the most organised person on the planet having already finished her shopping.
Stacey Rosewarne has already spent £700 on presents for her family after starting on Boxing Day last year.
That's right, while most of us were either dangerously hungover or in the dark depths of the food coma of the year, our Stace was selflessly getting started on next year's presents.
She started bargain spotting in the Boxing Day sales and the 38-year-old support worker has got around 100 presents each for her three children.
Stacey, from Taunton, Somerset, said: "I'm obsessed with Christmas and I talk about it all the time, I love going round the shops to get my Christmas fix.
"As soon as my birthday in June is over I'm all about Christmas - if I could put my tree up now I would.
"My mum always used to make sure me and my family had a good Christmas so I wanted to continue that tradition."
She stores them in the spare room in a house - imagine having a spare room just for Christmas presents. It's the stuff dreams are made of.
Stacey continued: "The presents are all stored in my spare room under the bed and I live in a three bedroom house where there's not many places to keep them.
"One time I drove around with a big sloth teddy in the boot for weeks because there was nowhere to hide it in the house.
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"Sometimes I've accidentally bought the same thing twice and I don't know about it until I get round to wrapping them all up.
"Ebony recently went into the spare room and picked up a toy that was out and asked what it was - I'm definitely going to have to keep wrapping them up so this doesn't happen again!"
Stacey also uses a Christmas saving scheme, stashing some cash away each month.
She added: "It's a lot harder to shop for presents nowadays because children want more expensive things - I wouldn't be able to do it if I didn't budget.
"I have savings allocated to buying Christmas presents and I use groups like Ashley Money Savers to find bargains online, or I go to the shops when I know there's a sale on.
"My biggest challenge this year has been trying to find my eldest daughter Amber presents because she wants more technology and branded things which are quite expensive - I can't get her the latest Barbie anymore!"
And it doesn't mean she stops once the decorations go up, admitting that she's not averse to buying presents on Christmas Eve, despite having done it all year long.
Stacey said: "I work really hard to buy these presents for my family and find present buying really exciting.
"But at the end of the day Christmas isn't all about the presents."
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