£4,000 photo booth, £1,000 on reindeers, £10,000 party, decor and gifts, £34,000 hols, £1,000 for sick kids... Christmas with Tamara Ecclestone
window every day. In adjacent rooms, floor-to-ceiling pine trees have presents scattered below. Dozens of toys and decorative unicorns litter the space.
Guests are treated to a game of gold playing cards or invited to try the basement bowling alley. Tamara says she has no idea how many baubles have been bought and describes the display as “big but all pretty normal”. The average Brit spends £810 on Christmas.
Tamara also provides toys for schoolkids and spends £1,000 on gifts to be handed out at a children’s party at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital.
She says: “The kids really look forward to that day so it’s amazing we can do something fun for them. Christmas is about kids and I am happy with anything – a mug, socks, pyjamas. It’s not presents that make me happy. It’s the food, music, the build-up, the general excitement.”
When I ask Tamara if she wants to extend her family, she says “maybe”... as Fifi skips round the room and chimes: “I want a sister, I want a sister!”
Wow... now that a Christmas wish.
Inspired by her daughter, Tamara has created a booming baby range called Fifi and Friends. See fifiandfriends.co.uk – and her haircare line at showbeauty.com
GIFTS GALORE 5ft advent calendar THE ECCLESTUNES Fifi, mum and mini piano
FIR TREAT Fifi helped her parents put tree up BY ECC Tamara’s mansion is all aglow