Christmas gifts

£17bn To Be Spent This Christmas, Survey Says!

How much are you planning to spend on Christmas gifts this year? If one survey is to be believed, you’re likely to blow hundreds of pounds on your family and friends, with the average spend per person reaching £383.


According to MoneySuperMarket, people aged between 18 and 34 are likely to spend £397, while those aged over 55 will splurge £339. Those between 35 and 54 will spend the most, it was found, splashing out £418 over the festive period.

Head of banking with the comparison website Kevin Mounfort reminded people to manage their finances well in the run up to December 25th since there’s only one pay check left for many people before the big day.

“For most households, Christmas is often the time of the year when we are the most generous with our cash whether it is buying gifts for friends and relatives, or funding the traditional Christmas meal with all the trimmings,” he remarked.

No matter what way you swing it, £318 is a lot of money so you need to know that you’re buying the best products that are well suited to your friends and family – and there’s nothing like a beautiful handmade present to really show them how much you love and appreciate them.

You’ll find all sorts of wonderful goodies on our website that would go brilliantly under the tree. There’s nothing like watching someone open a present and seeing their faces light up in a wonderful smile, so put your pennies to good use this year and have a look to see what you can find in our online shop.

Christmas gifts

How Long Do You Spend Christmas Shopping?

When it comes to buying Christmas gifts, men are notorious for the speed at which they can complete the task – but it might come as a bit of a surprise to you just how fast some can actually get it all done.

According to a festive survey from retailer QVC, one in four men say they can get it all done in a single hour, with the majority only setting aside one day to buy all their presents. But that’s not all – three per cent claim that they can actually finish Christmas shopping in under ten minutes.

Women, on the other hand, dedicate a lot more time to the job, with just 12 per cent saying they would be able to finish shopping in an hour. In all, 30 per cent said that it took between three and five hours, and 35 per cent stated that they could get it all done in between one and three hours.

Of course, there are plenty of others out there who start planning for the festive season months in advance and make lists of presents for people of things they think they’d like ages before December arrives. When it comes to looking for handmade pressies, the more time you can spend the better so you can find that perfect gift for someone special.

Why not use the internet to help? You could set up a secret board on Pinterest and pin all the possible presents you find so that you don’t have to remember what website you found them on later. They’ll be right there waiting for you when you’re ready to spend some money.