Brits to spend £835 on ChristmasWill spend most on gifts for friends and family

07 December 2012

Brits set to spend £835 on Christmas

The average UK household is expected to spend £835 on Christmas 2012. Which? is here to help you find perfect gifts at the best price.

Despite families facing financial pressure, UK households will spend a total of £792 million this Christmas.

They plan to spend the most on gifts, cards, food, drink and decorations, according to a YouGov survey.

Check the Which? guide to Christmas for advice on finding the best Christmas gadgets, tips on what to put in your child’s Christmas stocking and suggestions for sensational seasonal food.

Christmas gift spending

Which? research has revealed that 10million households are feeling the financial squeeze this winter, but they are only cutting back on Christmas spending this year by £30 each. And gifts for family and friends are high up on the shopping list. The biggest predicted areas for Christmas spending are:

  • Friends and family £634
  • Food and drink £161
  • Cards, trees and decorations £40

Books, clothing and music or DVDs will be the top types of gifts bought, according to the YouGov research.

Perfect gifts with Which?

With Christmas less than three weeks away, we’ve put together our recommendations for the best Christmas gifts. 

If you’re still looking for the perfect present, have a look at our top tech gifts for gadget fans or our guide to luxury Christmas food gadgets.

Add some seasonal sparkle to your home with our top tips on Christmas decorations. And check out the results of our best buy champagne and mince pie taste tests to find the perfect accompaniments to your Christmas dinner.

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