Millions of mums know what they'll be unwrapping on Christmas Day - because they bought it!
Millions of mums have mastered the art of looking surprised as they unwrap their presents on Christmas morning, as a survey reveals that nearly of quarter have actually bought their own gift.
The research, conducted by Argos and YouGov, revealed that around 1.7million mums buy and wrap their own presents for their children and/or hubbie to give them.
While motherhood is hugely rewarding, it seems it's not so much come Christmas Day. The survey found that more than half (56%) of mums buy between 11 and 50 presents, while the majority (67%) receive 10 or less in return.
Nearly a third (31%) said they start preparing for Christmas before October, with 19% spending more than 24 hours in total shopping for presents. Phew!
It's little wonder then that nearly half (48%) of mums said they found Christmas shopping tiring.
Make things a little easier with our Ultimate Guide to Christmas, which covers everything from Christmas gifts to outfits and food. Then put your feet up mums and enjoy a nice cuppa - you deserve it!
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