Granddads get less Christmas presents than the family pet
Grandads get fewer Christmas presents than the family pet, with the average Brit spending £999 on buying gifts for 27 people, study reveals
- A survey found that family pets receive more presents than grandfathers
- Children receive the most presents from individual family members, study says
- The poll found the average amount of gifts received decreases with age
- One exception was eldest children tend to get more presents than their siblings
If grandad doesn’t seem to get into the festive spirit this year, it’s probably because he knows what’s coming … in his case, not very much.
A survey has found that even the family pet will end up with more presents than grandpas, who apparently end up at the bottom of everybody’s gift list.
Predictably, children get the most presents from individual family members, according to the study into who gives what by Barclays.
The poll of 2,000 Britons found that the average amount of gifts handed to each person in the family by their nearest and dearest reduces the older the recipient gets – although eldest children tend to outstrip their younger brothers and sisters.
A survey has found that even the family pet will end up with more presents than grandpas, who apparently end up at the bottom of everybody’s gift list (stock image)
On average, the eldest child receives 5.5 presents, the middle child 4.4 and youngest child 5.2 – while mums and dads get 2.9 and 2.5 respectively.
Grandmas can only bank on 1.9 – the same as the family pet – while grandads average a measly 1.8. Partners can expect four gifts from their other half.
The poll found that the average Briton gives 27 presents each and spends an average £37 per gift – adding up to a whopping £999 in all.
It also claimed the five worst presents to receive at Christmas are batteries, underwear, socks, a tie and soap.
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A spokesman for Barclays said: ‘It’s bad news for grandparents who are set to receive fewer presents than four-legged members of the family.
‘And while the youngest child is often accused of being the most spoiled in the family, the research shows that it is in fact the eldest child who can expect to do the best out of Christmas this year.’
Josie Clapham, of Barclays, said: ‘Many of us enjoy treating friends and family, but it’s important to not get too carried away and put yourself under financial pressure going into the new year.’
Predictably, children get the most presents from individual family members – and eldest children tend to outstrip their younger brothers and sisters (stock image0
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