Fur-stive greetings! More money is spent at Christmas on pets than grandparents – but children under 16 still come out on top, survey finds
- £20.02 is splashed out on average on grandparents but £27.34 is spent on pets
- Britons will spend £33 billion on Christmas gifts during the course of this year
- Experts are warning people ‘it’s easy to fall into debt’ at Christmas
Grandparents in the UK have less money spent on them at Christmas than the family pet, according to a survey.
A poll of 2,000 Britons found that the average person spends just £20.02 on each grandparent compared with £27.34 on a pet.
The highest spending was on children under 16, at £129.79, partners, £120.51, children over 16, £105.99, mums, £63.51, dads, £51.81, and siblings, £47.46.
Festive treat: But grandparents will not be spoilt as much as pets when it comes to festive presents
Spoilt pets: Dogs will be among the pets which will have lots of cash splashed out on them this Christmas
Festive surprise: Some families end up falling into debt as they try to keep up with the demands of Christmas
Special gifts: Pets will be given lots of gifts but it will be children under 16 who get the most presents
It is estimated that Britons will spent a total of £33 billion on Christmas gifts this year.
Salman Haqqi, of money.co.uk which carried out the poll, urged people to budget. ‘With high expectations to meet, it’s easy to fall into debt,’ he added.