A mum says she always spends £1,300 on her child at Christmas - and doesn't care what anyone has to say about it.

The battle is again raging on parenting platform NetMums with shopping ahead of the big day really getting started.

A user first posed the question on the forum back in 2018 and over the past two years mums have continued to join the debate.

Many say they just can't afford to empty their bank account just for one day but others aren't shy about saying how much they spend.

But one parent left everyone shocked - refusing to say she goes over the top and telling them to keep their opinions to themselves.

NetMums poster StaceyT said: "We spend around 1,300 on our child last year and bout this again this year. Will people say it's ridiculous, yes they will, do I care , no I don't - it's our earned money and no ones business."

The debate about how much to spend on children hasn't stopped

The mum added: "I never normally comment but threads like this are dangerous, do I care if someone spends £100 on their child no I don't.

"Is it tight? No it's not. Everyone has different budgets, reasons, whatever all that matters is the children have a loving and fun Christmas with family and loved ones xx".

It didn't take long for fellow NetMums users to hit out at the paren't spending.

Stacey wasn't shy about her spending

They replied: "I fully realise you don’t care but I’m sorry, £1,300 is absolutely insane!

"And yes, it is ridiculous, and yes, it maybe your well earned money, and yes it isn’t my business..... but that doesn’t send out a good signal to your child when he/she grows up.

"£1300 - wow, just WOW!!"

It put plenty of parents in the shade on the popular forum.

One mum called the £1,300 spend "insane"
The spurge shocks some parents

One responded: "I must be the tightest person alive!! Lol.

"I never spend more than £100 & that gets presents for mum & dad, 2 sisters, 4 nephews & my little boy.

"Everyone is happy with their gifts. I shop around get presents in the sales & use coupons/vouchers."

Another user said: "There's no right or wrong. I don't go into debt for Christmas so what is saved, is spent.

"When kids get older I think it's only fair to up the budget. And if your buying branded stuff or a nice bag for example, even £150 doesn't go far.

"Hate the inverse snobbery that it's ok to scoff at or slate bigger spenders. Just don't judge people by what they spend."