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Mom explains why only one of her kids will receive Christmas gifts this year, gets mixed responses

The mom has a valid reason which seems biased to some people online, but many could relate to it and approve of it.

Mom explains why only one of her kids will receive Christmas gifts this year, gets mixed responses
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @tiffanychesson

Parents put a lot of thought and money into their children's presents just to see their adorable faces light up on Christmas. No matter how strict they are with their kids the whole year, Christmas time is always an exception. The joy of giving is what makes the celebration special. However, Tiffany Chesson, a parenting and postpartum content creator who goes by @tiffanychesson on TikTok chose to buy presents for only one kid out of two this Christmas and validated her decision with a seemingly fair reason. With nearly half a million views, her video caught the attention of many parents online with diverse opinions.

Image Source: TikTok | @tiffanychesson
Image Source: TikTok | @tiffanychesson

While pointing to the newborn she held in the video, the mom of 2 said, "I'm only buying one of my kids Christmas presents. Not this one." Knowing that people would judge her for making such a statement, Chesson reassured, "I don't have a favorite." Explaining that the newborn she was holding was just three months old when she made this video in November and that she'll be around 5 months old during Christmas. "Does she need presents? No, she doesn't," Chesson said firmly. The mom justified her decision by saying that her newborn is still too little to understand what Christmas actually is and to appreciate her gifts.

Image Source: TikTok | @tiffanychesson
Image Source: TikTok | @tiffanychesson

For a baby who can't even comprehend the celebration, Christmas may be just another day. That is why the mom said, "There's literally no point in buying her a Christmas present" and added that she was also in a situation where she could afford presents only for her elder one. "I'm on maternity pay," mentioned Chesson and added, "My friends and family are going to buy her presents and that's absolutely okay. I don't have a problem with someone buying her presents." She was determined that this year, the baby wasn't getting any presents from her.

Image Source: TikTok | @tiffanychesson
Image Source: TikTok | @tiffanychesson

In the end, the mom clarified that in the next year, her newborn would turn 18 months by Christmas. Unlike now, the little one would be able to walk, babble, play and understand more about her surroundings well enough. "She will definitely be getting presents then. But for this year, it's a 'No'," said Chesson. Understanding how people react, Chesson captioned the video, "I don't know if this is normal or not. I'm sure the comments will soon roll in if it turns out I'm the world's worst mum for refusing to get my baby anything for her first Christmas. But she's too young to want anything and already has everything she needs. So, I'm not damaging my bank account by trying to keep up with the Joneses and buy her loads of stuff she doesn't need."

Image Source: TikTok | @eno_ri
Image Source: TikTok | @eno_ri
Image Source: TikTok | @kaitlynwilkinson7
Image Source: TikTok | @kaitlynwilkinson7
Image Source: TikTok | @jis12390
Image Source: TikTok | @jis12390

Just as Chesson expected, some people did have contrary opinions, but many backed her up and suggested a few alternative gifts for the baby. "I think maybe buying her one present will be better because otherwise, the kids may question it when they get older," commented @archersmith2004. "I've already said, I don't care if people call me a bad mum, Christmas isn't gonna be big in my home until they (kids) are old enough to remember Christmas," wrote @ezza18x. "I think first Christmas should be things they need or keepsakes like baubles, stockings, clothes, etc," commented @tehyajanexpriv whereas @blynnstarbucks2016 wrote: "My son was only a few months old and we still bought him a couple of learning/developmental toys his 1st Christmas." @dodes74 added: "My grandson was 2 months yesterday. I bought him formula a month ago and I bought him a teething toy that I thought was cute for when he'll need it. His 4 year bro is getting presents though."

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