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Leicestershire mum divides the internet after buying and wrapping all her Christmas presents for 2022

Source - Leicestershire Online

By - Lee Jarret

Date - 30-12-2021

A savvy Leicestershire mum has divided the internet by saving herself the hassle of next year’s Christmas shopping, by buying and wrapping the gifts already.

Gemma Chamberlain proudly displayed her keen ways online earlier this week in a Facebook group showing off people’s bargain buys and the like.


The seasonal haul - for 12 months time - is quite the collection and has saved Gemma hundreds of pounds.

“Boots half price sale and Tesco clothes and club card bargains (Boots was £176 total savings £178 so actually saved more than I spent) all wrapped and ready for next year,” she revealed.

The post, which shows Gemma’s collection of clothes, perfumes and games, has garnered more than 7,000 likes on the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK Facebook group.

It’s a post that has also sparked a divide in opinion, but the vast majority think Gemma is onto something special, reports the Daily Mail.

“I definitely need to do this,” said one person. “Your Christmas photos were rather impressive, makes me want to definitely start early.”
Gemma says she has saved hundreds of pounds by getting the gifts now (Image: Gemma Chamberlain)
“To be fair I did this last year for this and it took the stress out of the busyness of Christmas. I didn't wrap them though,” revealed another.


“I have got some great bargains for next year. It is a great way to save with the great bargains.”

However, not all the comments are positive, with some believing Gemma has spoiled the tradition of taking part in the festive season sales.

“How do people do this?! I'd be so tempted to give these presents out during the year,” said one.

“If I buy gifts a week before Christmas I'm even tempted to give them straight away.”

“This isn't for me. I like the shopping experience at Christmas time, the dark evenings with the lights, decorations, Santa etc and the whole seasonal buzz,” added another.

“I personally feel that I can save as much money by shopping around, trawling the internet etc much closer to the time

Despite this, those who were sceptical said if Gemma was happy, so were they.

“If this is what works for you and most importantly if it saves you a fortune then well done," said one person.

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I didnt buy a single present at a shop this year, all done online as I didnt have the time to go shopping. I must confess, I found it much easier and way less hassle :)

Not sure Im that organised to shop now for next Christmas though 

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Remembering what you purchased and where you put them might be a problem.  Also where would I find the SPACE. No empty space around here, also sometimes an individuals sizes changes?

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On 12/30/2021 at 3:44 PM, TamaleClaus said:

Remembering what you purchased and where you put them might be a problem.  Also where would I find the SPACE. No empty space around here, also sometimes an individuals sizes changes?

Remembering where I put stuff is never a problem for me. I always put stuff where I know I wont forget. 

Then when I need them, imagine my surprise, Ive forgot! :)

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Way to many possibilities of size changes to buy this early for any clothing. However, there are other items, products that could be bought now. Thankfully, I have no little ones running around my home & we do have nooks & crannies we could use to hide stuff. Would be funny though to forget and find later.


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