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How much you should spend on your partner this Christmas as UK average is revealed

How much you should spend on your partner this Christmas as UK average is revealed

Time to step up and get that perfect present in

While your calendar is already crammed with work night outs, your bank crippling from presents you’ve got to chip in for and you’re seething at the mate inconsiderate enough to have a birthday this month, you might also be dealing with another issue.

Depending on how you’re looking at this, you could be lucky or unlucky enough to be hopelessly in love.

And so, you’ve got another person you must buy a Christmas present for over these next two weeks.

Sure, you love them endlessly and would do anything on this Earth for them – but how much would you splash out on them?

While some people might be buzzing with a classic Lynx Africa set, others like to live on the pricier side, the kind of things you have to save up for rather than just add on to the weekly shop.

You wrap up two ‘small things’ for them and before you know it, you’re £100 down.

Well, turns out people are spending even more than that in the UK.

CouponBirds surveyed 2,000 adults to find out just how much people are splashing out on their partners for Christmas.

And on average, people are spending a whopping £144.37 on prezzies for their S.O, with men spending an average of £178.81.

Women tend to spend less, as they splash out a lower average of £125.77 on their partners.

You've got less than two weeks to buy those prezzies.
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Younger people are at the lower end though, with 18–24-year-olds averaging at £105.22 compared to £165.71 by the 35-44 lot.

Thankfully, shoppers aren’t going totally mad as only two percent of people across all age groups say they’re prepared to spend over £400.

And even though people have pretty high amounts they’re willing to pay, it turns out you don’t need to spend that much on your partner to keep them happy.

The survey found that shoppers expect their better halves to spend about £10 less than they’d splash themselves, at an average of £137.66.

How much will you be spending this year?
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Let’s be reasonable here, winter is already an expensive time before you even start adding Christmas presents in to the mix.

Maybe you and your partner could agree a ‘no present’ rule and just do something fun together in the new year.

Try making something yourself, or even just value thought over cost while you’re shopping for gifts – 75 percent of respondents agreed more meaningful gifts are better than the cash spent on them.

Don’t be feeling too much pressure, I’m sure your partner loves you for you and not the expensive skin cream they so desperately wanted and you’ve not even bothered to buy a mini version of.

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Topics: UK News, Money, Christmas, Shopping