How to Beat the Post-Christmas Comedown

Christmas is like a sugar rush. It’s incredible for a while, but the comedown can be pretty bad. Sadly, indulging too much can lead to a pretty challenging start to the New Year. If you don’t get out of your funk quickly, it’s not unusual to find January and February unbearable, and the winter weather…

Adults spend 57 hours STARING at screen over Xmas

The average adult will spend more than 57 HOURS of their Christmas break staring at a screen - and not just watching repeats or family favourites on the box. The study of 2,000 adults who celebrate Christmas found they will spend 49 minutes a day during the week’s holiday ‘mindlessly scrolling’ through their phones. An…

UK to spend £2.8 BILLION on Christmas Stocking Fillers

The UK will spend a total of nearly £2.8 BILLION on Christmas stocking fillers this year, research has revealed. The study of 2,000 adults found six in 10 adults plan to give an average of four stockings this year - spending a total of three hours and £23 filling each one. Nearly half of all…

Gifts With A Difference: How To Stand Out

Everyone is looking for that one great gift. Especially if it’s for a loved one or partner. It’s hard when the person already has everything. It’s also hard because if you don’t know that person too well you’ll always be taking a gamble. Some people find buying gifts easier than others, but when you’re looking…

Britain’s dog owners set to spend £162 million on Canine Christmas

Britain’s dog owners are set to spend £162 million on their canine companions this Christmas as a thank you for their support helping get through the pandemic this year. A survey of 2,000 dog owners found almost three-quarters will be treating their animals during the festive season – spending an average of £21.92 per pet.…

Parents spending £1000 on children’s tech this Xmas

Parents are expected to spend nearly £1,000 on their children's tech this Christmas. Nearly half of children are hoping for the brand-new PlayStation 5 which retails at almost £450, while 43 per cent have their fingers crossed for a set of Apple AirPods which sell for around £160. A third of children have a new…

Brits buying 145 million extra presents online, 1 billion in total

Brits are due to buy an extra 145 million presents online this year due to the Covid-19 crisis – meaning more than one billion presents will be purchased electronically. Experts have calculated that the excess packaging from all the presents being delivered online is going to see an additional 150,000 trips by delivery vans –…

1 in 4 adults buying Christmas presents for themselves

Almost a quarter of adults plan to buy a Christmas present for themselves this year – because they don’t expect many gifts from others and think they deserve a treat. A study of 2,000 Brits found 12 per cent are planning to splash out on their own games console while 15 per cent want to…

Top 25 Best Things About Christmas

Spending time with loved ones, festive music, pigs in blankets and time off work are among the Top 25 best things about Christmas. A study of 2,000 adults explored exactly what it is that we love about the holidays - with Christmas jumpers, mince pies and putting up the tree also making the list. This…

Office Christmas Party: Top 40 most embarrassing moments

    Millions of Brits cringe when looking back on an office Christmas party - with four in 10 confessing to a face-reddening embarrassing moment.A study of 2,000 workers found one in 10 have been caught photocopying a body part, and a fifth have drunkenly revealed a secret they would rather have kept quiet. Another…