Brits prove ‘Savvy Santa’ skills as two thirds recycle gifts and half make Christmas cards

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With everything from presents and festive food, to decorations and mulled wine, there’s always something to part the pounds from our pockets during Christmas time. Encouragingly, research by shows that Brits are getting savvier, with 76% already devising techniques to get more for their money this year.

Brits' Money-Saving Techniques At Christmas...In Numbers

Key findings from the study reveal that:

  •     Around two thirds (59%) have given an unused or unwanted gift to another for Christmas
  •     More than a quarter (26%) admit to delaying Christmas presents, so they can shop for them in the Boxing Day sales
  •     Around half of Brits make their own Christmas cards
  •     64% of Brits take part in ‘Secret Santa’ activities to cut the cost of multiple gift-buying

The full set of statistics are displayed in the Brits' Money-Saving Techniques At Christmas info-graphic.

Notes to Editors

  •     Results based on a survey of 2,558 respondents
  •     Case studies are available upon request to share their festive cost-cutting techniques

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