WHAT WE ASKED:
Between October and November is by far the most popular time for us to start our Christmas shopping - with more than half (53%) waiting until then to begin.
Almost a quarter (24%) of UK consumers wait until December to start Christmas shopping, while 10% are much more prepared by starting before July.
The most common number of people to buy Christmas presents for is between 5 and 10 (45%).
Just over a quarter (26%) of UK shoppers buy for between 10-20 people, and 22% buy presents for less than five people.
Just 6% of UK consumers are planning to buy presents for more than 20 people this Christmas.
Rather surprisingly, our survey respondents are planning to spend more on their family members (45%) than children (38%) this year - the first time children have not had the most spent on them in the four years we have run this survey.
Less than £100 is the most popular amount to spend on our other halves this Christmas (40%).
Just 8% of shoppers are planning to push the boat out and spend more than £200 on their significant other.
Quite an even spread on this, with between £50 - £100 marginally the most common amount to spend per child (22%).
Less than £300 is the most popular amount UK consumers are planning to spend in total on presents this Christmas (37%).
Only 13% are planning to spend more than £700 on presents.
In terms of everything else that makes Christmas, 41% of UK shoppers plan to spend between £100 - £200 on food and decorations.
4% are planning on a big one and will aim to spend over £400, while a more sensible 37% plan to spend less than £100.
Over a third (35%) of respondents are planning to stick to a spending budget this Christmas, with 20% expecting to go slightly over.
40% choose not to set a Christmas spending budget.
A massive 66% of UK consumers are planning to spend less on Christmas this year compared to last year.
In yet more bad news for struggling UK high streets, 65% are planning to spend most of their budget online this Christmas.
66% of consumers are planning to spend less this Christmas compared with last year
Between October and November is the most popular time to start Christmas shopping – 53%
The most common number of people to buy Christmas presents for is between 5 and 10 – 45%
Most of our Christmas spending budget is spent on family members – 45%
Less than £100 is the most common amount to spend on presents for our partner/spouse – 40%
Between £50 - £100 per child is the most common amount to spend on presents – 22%
Less than £300 is the most popular amount to spend in total on Christmas presents – 37%
Between £100 - £200 is the most common amount to spend on food, drink and decorations – 41%
Most people set a spending budget for Christmas (60%), but 24% go over their budget