Nearly a quarter of mums buy their own Christmas presents

Millions of mums know what they'll be unwrapping on Christmas Day - because they bought it!

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Millions of mums have mastered the art of gift face as they unwrap their presents on Christmas morning, as a survey reveals that nearly of quarter have actually bought their own gift.

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The research, conducted by Argos and YouGov, reveals that around 1.7million mums buy and wrap their own presents for their children and/or hubbie to give them. Are we surprised? No.

We know the score. Yes, the survey shows that more than half (56%) of mums buy between 11 and 50 presents, while the majority (67%) receive 10 or less in return.

The stat that really made us boggle is that 19% spend more than 24 hours in total shopping for presents. Wow, imagine if we could trade that for a whole day off – now there’s a gift idea.

And finally, nearly half (48%) of mums say they find Christmas shopping tiring. Only 48%?

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