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Gift Shopping Habits in the UK

Ever wondered how much other people spend on gifts compared to you? Do you feel like the only person who leaves Christmas shopping until the last minute? What about how much your friends and family will spend on birthday parties?

what2buy4kids.co.uk is just as curious as you are – that’s why we’ve broken down the UK’s gift shopping habits.

Britain spends more than Europe on gifts

We found that shoppers will spend more money on gifts for their kids than the rest of Europe. Men generally spend around £347 while women spend £89 more – parting with around £436.

Typically this spend increases around Christmas, where the average adult is expected to part with £280 on gifts for loved ones. Unsurprisingly, there is almost a 50/50 split in those planning ahead and buying gifts last minute – with a shocking 6.7 million people leaving festive shopping to the very last day.

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Birthday spending reaches new high

The typical cost of a child’s birthday party in Britain is now around £320 – higher than the United States.

Around 21 per cent of all families will rack up costs by hiring an entertainer, while 19 per cent will splash out on catering, and a further 16 per cent opting for decorations – one of the priciest aspects of a party.

The rest of the budget is then eaten up by venue costs and party bags, further adding to already increasing costs. And while the UK might spend the highest on birthday parties, two thirds of parents believe it’s worth the money.

Mother’s Day, the UK’s second largest consumer holiday

Mother’s Day is now the second largest consumer holiday in Britain. Spending for this cherished holiday reached £510 million last year and is light-years ahead compared to the £310 million spent on Father’s Day.

Surprisingly, most leave Mother’s Day shopping to a week before the holiday arrives according to our research, demonstrating a growing trend of last-minute shopping. With so many deals online nowadays, maybe buying in advance is becoming a thing of the past.

Lisa is the managing director of what2buy4kids. Lisa’s wish is to make your job of finding a gift for the children in your life easier, or help you to take some of the time and frustration out of the search for that special gift for kids.

Christmas Shopping at what2buy4kids- All You Need to Know

It’s December already and Christmas is only weeks away! Perhaps, like me, you had hoped your list of gifts to buy would be shorter by now and you would be more prepared for the big day. Are you still looking for that perfect gift or those special stocking fillers for children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and friends? Well, why not let what2buy4kids.co.uk take your stress away? Here is all the website, delivery and Christmas shipping information you need to know about how shopping online with us really is the stress-free solution to Christmas craziness.

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Gifts For Kids This Christmas

My Favourite Gifts For Kids This Christmas

Yes, it’s that time of year again, and I love it!!! September means an exciting fun filled day at the Autumn Trade Fair, in search of new exciting toys and gifts for children ready for the Christmas period.

Once again I was not disappointed and discovered many new toys and accessories, that I can’t wait to share with you…

Kids Gifts in a Tin

Teddy Travel Bear or Cuddly Teddy Bear.

The ideal present for kids who love teddies and love being creative. Within this Gift In A Tin, there’s everything children need to make their very own special teddy.

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 Science Kits for Kids

Stepping In To Science Kit – This kit brings the scientific world to young children. Many science kits are only suitable for kids age 8 and over, so I was delighted to find this one which has been specially designed for children as young as 5.

Colour Changing Umbrellas

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Simply amazing, unique and different – Guaranteed to put a smile on any child’s face. Watch as cats & dogs, cupcakes and flowers turn into bright colours as kids venture out in the rain.

All the gifts mentioned above are now on our website, but below is a sneak preview of some more fabulous kids gifts coming very soon to what2buy4kids

Wooden Toys

Peter Rabbit Wooden Toys – Stunning classic gifts for kids this Christmas (and great alternatives for Christening presents!) Choose from wooden skittles, money boxes, push along toys and wooden music boxes, all featuring one very mischievous little rabbit!

Pop Up Play Tents

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Our princess, pirate, castle and space tents are so popular, that we’re going to be adding to the range, so very soon they’ll be lots more fantastic pop up play tents to choose from.

Soaps With A Difference!

If you struggle to get your kids to wash their hands, or jump in the bath, well not anymore with these fabulous novelty soaps. Choose from toy spiders and dinosaurs incased in soap to magic fairy soap wands. And for those of you with a sweet tooth what about an ice lolly soapapop or chocolate frog soap!!! And the fun doesn’t end there!!! As you know last year we found Chocolate Pizza Making Kits, well this year we were delighted to discover “Make Your Own Chocolate Lollies!” Yummy!

So keep an eye out on facebook and twitter for regular updates – we’ll definitely let you know when the new stock is coming in….

Blog by Lisa Bradburn

Lisa is the managing director of what2buy4kids.  Lisa’s wish is to make your job of finding a gift for the children in your life easier, or help you to take some of the time and frustration out of the search for that special gift for kids.

You can follow her on Twitter @what2buy4kids and Facebook
at facebook.com/What2Buy4Kids

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Reviewing Kids Gifts

Ever Thought About Reviewing Kids’ Gifts?

We are always on the look out for people interested in reviewing our kids’ gifts. We stock an extensive range of presents for children and our aim is to make sure most of our products have been tried and tested by kids. We love receiving feedback and comments on the gifts we send, good and bad. This gives our customers the confidence to buy from us, knowing that whatever they choose will be just right! Continue reading Reviewing Kids Gifts