Mum-of-22 Sue Radford to spend £7,000 on Christmas gifts for children

26 November 2021, 11:04 | Updated: 24 February 2023, 09:31

The Radfords reveal how much they spend yearly on Christmas


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Sue Radford previously opened up about what Christmas Day is like in her family.

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Mum of Britain’s biggest family Sue Radford spends £7,000 a year on Christmas gifts for her children.

The mum-of-22 likes to get in the festive spirit early and has already started shopping for her brood, as well as putting up her trees.

But it looks like she’s got a pricey few weeks ahead as the family spend a small fortune a year on gifts.

On her 22 Kids and Counting tv show last year, Sue admitted she spends between £100 to £250 each on the kids.

The Radford family celebrate Christmas altogether
The Radford family celebrate Christmas altogether. Picture: Instagram

The busy mum also has a personalised Santa sack for each child so they don’t get mixed up.

With so many mouths to feed, Sue and her husband Noel also spend £300 on a festive food shop for the big day.

And the preparation has to start well in advance, as the parents hand wrap each gift for their kids.

Thanks to a lot of practise, Sue previously said she can wrap around 20 presents in 15 minutes and can get through hundreds in one sitting.

Sue Radford has put up her first Christmas trees
Sue Radford has put up her first Christmas trees. Picture: Instagram

But gift wrap doesn’t come cheap either, as the family goes through a whopping 70 rolls of wrapping paper each year to cater for everyone.

Sue and her husband Noel are parents to Chris, 32, Sophie, 27, Chloe, 26, Jack, 24, Daniel, 22, Luke, 21, Millie, 20, Katie, 19, James, 18, Ellie, 16, Aimee, 15, Josh, 14, Max, 12, Tillie, 11, Oscar, 10, Casper, nine, Hallie, six, Phoebe, five, Archie, four, Bonnie, three, and Heidie, one.

In previous years, the Radfords have put up as many as seven trees in their huge 10-bedroom home and last year they had one in the lounge, kitchen and front porch area.

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Sue also bought colourful versions for four of her kids’ rooms.

So far, she has put up decorations in family pie shop, as well as in the family living room and in their kitchen.

Showing them off on Instagram, Sue, from Lancashire, shared the family's Christmas trees, which have red leaves and matching baubles.

So, what does Christmas look like in the Radford household?

Well, on Christmas Eve, Noel and Sue stay up late peeling potatoes and vegetables.

The Radfords have put up their Christmas tree in the pie shop
The Radfords have put up their Christmas tree in the pie shop. Picture: Instagram

With so many excited children in the house, it's an early start and the kids are opening their gifts by 6.30am.

Noel previously revealed how he cooks a 10kg turkey, 7kg of potatoes and 50 Yorkshire puddings.

After dinner, the family celebrates by playing board games, watching films and getting to grips with their new presents.

The Radfords can also get through a whopping six tins of Quality Street.

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