Britain’s Present Shopping Habits

Britain’s Present Shopping Habits

Of all our friends and neighbours in Europe and the USA, British adults spend the most on presents for their family and friends. Unsurprisingly, more than 50% of this annual gift-grab happens just before Christmas, although almost a quarter start their stocking-filling as early as October.

And we all know that one person who waits until the January sales, right? Well, it turns out there’s a reason for that: they are 5% of the population.

The Toy Hunter at what2buy4kids.co.uk has assembled an interesting infographic which offers in-depth insight into our nation’s love of festivities in general. While Christmas and birthdays remain our favourite celebrations, approximately 15% of us delight in rewarding our children for their performance at school and during exams.

I know I do, surprise treats always make a child smile and I do so like to encourage them too. What about you?

So, with such a love of gift-giving, why is it over 6.5 million of us wait until the last minute to buy our presents? Have a little look below.

I would love to hear about your gift buying habits. Do they fit with these? Leave me a comment below, I love to hear from you.  If you are planning on hitting the sales do pop and have a look at my post on how to save money on Black Friday

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