GREAT EXPECTATIONS: KIDS EXPECT PARENTS TO SPEND OVER £180 ON PRESENTS THIS CHRISTMAS

 
  • Author
  • EJ Ward
  • December 07,2017
 

 

-Top 10 Christmas toys come in at a whopping £829

-8 to 11 year olds revealed as the most expensive age group to buy for

-One in five kids say they would tell their parents if they disliked a gift

 

With the festive frenzy upon us, a new study reveals that the cost of the Top 10 Christmas Toy List for 2017 is a whopping £829 – nearly five times more than what kids believe their parents will spend this season (£181)!

The study, conducted by discount voucher site, MyVoucherCodes, reveals that 8 to 11 year olds are the most expensive age group to buy for with a total cost of £684 – 12% more than 12 to 14 olds.

As part of the study, children were surveyed nationwide to find out how much they really know about mummy and daddy’s Christmas spending habits 

When asked how much parents spend on their gifts, boys gave a slightly higher estimate (£187) than girls (£176), both still hundreds off the true cost. Interestingly, children in the North East believe they have the most money spent on them (£241.02), compared to children in the South East, who estimate the smallest spend (£153.95).

Despite the cost involved, one in five British children say they would tell their parents if they didn’t like what was left under the tree on Christmas morning. However, it seems honesty is the best policy in Brighton with 44% of kids in the area saying they would tell their parents if they disliked a gift. Youngsters in Cardiff would prefer to hide the truth from their folks – just 10% would admit if they weren’t happy with a gift.

Interestingly, 49% of children will give their parents a Christmas wishlist this year, with a further 47% admitting to writing a list for the big man in red himself. Kids living in the capital are revealed to be the most cynical, with just 34% admitting to writing a list for Santa, yet they are also the most demanding with 25% expecting to receive every item on their wishlist, compared to the national average of just 14%.

Chris Reilly, Managing Director of MyVoucherCodes commented: “The disparity between what children think parents spend on gifts at Christmas compared to what they actually spend is significant. Be sure to save money this year by looking online and searching around for the best deals.”

 

Top 10 Christmas Toy List for 2017

Overall

Paw Patrol Sea Patroller

Luvabella

Fisher-Price Think & Learn Teach ‘n Tag Movi

Anki Cozmo Robot

LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox

L.O.L Surprise! Big Surprise Ball

Transformers – The Last Knight RC Autobot Sqweeks

FurReal Roarin’ Tyler the Playful Tiger

Hatchimals & Colleggtibles

PJ Masks Headquarters Playset 


 

Top 10 Christmas Toy list 2017

 5-7 Years Olds

Paw Patrol Sea Patroller 

Luvabella 

Fisher-Price Think & Learn Teach ‘n Tag Movi

L.O.L Surprise! Big Surprise Ball

FurReal Roarin' Tyler the Playful Tiger

Hatchimals & Colleggtibles 

Pie Face Sky High Game 

PJ Masks Headquarters Playset

Mini Micro Deluxe Scooter

Barbie Dreamhorse

 

Top 10 Christmas Toy list 2017

8-11 Years Olds

Transformers – The Last Knight RC Autobot Sqweeks

LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox  

LEGO Star Wars BB-8 

Nerf Modulus Regulator 

LEGO City Police Station

Anki OVERDRIVE Fast & Furious

LEGO Friends Snow Resort Ski Lift

LEGO Ideas The Beatles Yellow Submarine

Monopoly Ultimate Banking

Speak Out Kids vs Parents

 

Top 10 Christmas Toy list 2017

12-14 Years Olds

Anki OVERDRIVE Fast & Furious

LEGO Winter Holiday Train 

Meccano Robot M.A.X 

Mattel Bloxels Video Game Builder

Nerf N-Strike Sonic Fire Barrel Break IX-2

Bop It! Beats

LEGO Architecture

The Rocket Wireless Singing Machine

Cra-Z-Slimy Creations Silly Slimy Fun Kit

Silverlit HyperDrone Racing Champion Kit

Number one gift per age group

5 year olds

Paw Patrol Sea Patroller 

18%

6 year olds

L.O.L Surprise! Big Surprise Ball

15%

7 year olds

Hatchimals & Colleggtibles and Paw Patrol Sea Patroller

13%

8 year olds

LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox

9%

9 year olds

Hatchimals & Colleggtibles

11%

10 years olds

LEGO Friends Snow Resort Ski Lift

11%

11 year olds

LEGO Star Wars BB-8

12%

12 year olds

Nerf N-Strike Sonic Fire Barrel Break IX-2

12%

13 years olds

Nerf N-Strike Sonic Fire Barrel Break IX-2

15%

14 years olds

Monopoly Ultimate Banking

17%

 

Favourite gift by region

East 

LEGO Star Wars BB-8 

17%

London 

Paw Patrol Sea Patroller 

12%

Midlands 

Hatchimals & Colleggtibles

11%

North East 

Nerf N-Strike Sonic Fire Barrel Break IX-2

15%

North West 

L.O.L Surprise! Big Surprise Ball

12%

Northern Ireland 

L.O.L Surprise! Big Surprise Ball

26%

Scotland 

Hatchimals & Colleggtibles, LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox and LEGO Architecture

11%

South East 

LEGO Star Wars BB-8

13%

South West 

Hatchimals & Colleggtibles

17%

Wales 

L.O.L Surprise! Big Surprise Ball and LEGO Friends Snow Resort Ski Lift

13%





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