Brits will spend a total of £16.2 billion this Christmas!

Published Thursday, Nov 27 2014, 20:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Us Brits are far from being Scrooge-like this festive season - it's been estimated we'll be blowing an incredible £16.2 billion on Christmas presents!

Wowzers! We wonder if that includes the wrapping paper!

Brits will spend £13.2b on Christmas presents this year

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Brits will spend £13.2b on presents this year

The survey of 2,000 adults was conducted by and discovered that Brits will spend an average of £324 on friends and family.

It probably won't shock any of us girls that we buy an average of 20 presents, while men will only purchase 16. Probably because we trail the shops for 44 hours, while our better halves only spend a cursory 24 hours in them!

However, men folk can rest easy as the top pressie women want is gift vouchers.

The survey also exposed that it's not just men who are guilty of last minute shopping, as 31 per cent of women will be buying last minute stocking-fillers on Christmas Eve.

Sarah Willingham, money saving expert at, said: "Christmas shopping is now in full swing and there are loads of bargains to be had, so you don't need to go over the top and spend more than you can afford".

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