Meet The Woman Who is Now Ready For Next Christmas

Published December 29th, 2021 - 07:29 GMT
Christmas 2022
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Gemma Chamberlain, from Leicestershire, revealed she managed to get everything ready for Christmas 2022 just two days after Christmas 2021

Many people will use the Boxing Day sales to pick up some goodies for themselves after Christmas - but one savvy mum has used them to pick up all her presents for next year - and she's even wrapped them.

Gemma Chamberlain,  from Leicestershire, revealed she managed to get everything ready for Christmas 2022 just two days after Christmas 2021 and saved hundreds with deals from Tesco and Boots.

Posting on Facebook group Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK group, Gemma shared the huge haul including clothes, perfumes and games with the gifts taking up her whole bed.

She shared another snap of them beautifully wrapped in blue paper and explained the lot cost her just £176 -meaning she save more than 50 per cent. 

She said: 'Boots half price sale and Tesco clothes and club card bargains (Boots was £176 total savings £178 so actually saved more then I spent) all wrapped and ready for next year'. 

The post racked up more than 7,000 likes and nearly 2,000 comments with many praising her. 

'I definitely need to do this. Your Christmas photos were rather impressive, makes me want to definitely start early,' said one.


'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. I have got some great bargains for next year. It is a great way to save with the great bargains,' added another. 

'Wow this is an amazing idea! Wish I was this organised. Fair play to you,' wrote a third.

'I buy sale stuff every year, put them in the ottoman at the bottom of my bed and we use them as gifts throughout the year. We do buy with certain people in mind. We always have a present on hand in an emergency,' commented a fourth. 

However, other were less supportive, saying it takes away from the magic of Christmas.

'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. I personally feel that I can save as much money by shopping around, trawling the internet etc much closer to the time. But if this is what works for you and most importantly if it saves you a fortune then well done. You are just right,' said one.

'I don't rush out to the sales. Christmas is what I class as family time, especially with the last two years the country has had. I tend to buy throughout the year, as there's always a sale on somewhere. It does help us doing it like this as we have 11 grandchildren, six children and their partners to buy for before we start on parents etc. But I don't begrudge anyone for going out and grabbing a bargain when they can. We all like to save a few pennies when we can,' wrote another.

'How do people do this?! I'd be so tempted to give these presents out during the year... If I buy gifts a week before Christmas I'm even tempted to give them straightaway,' commented a third.

'I've done the exact same best way they get way more then the picture is this year's that I brought most of it in the sales last year'. 

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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