Christmas is officially upon us and with less than two weeks to go, we have all started panic shopping for everyone in our lives.
Whether it’s browsing Christmas gift guides ‘for her’ or truly making the most of our Amazon prime memberships, buying festive gifts is constantly on our minds.
But just how much should we actually be spending?
Website Showerstoyou.co.uk did some digging to find out how much people are expected their other halves to spend on them this Christmas – and the results are pretty revealing.
According to their research, most women expect their partner to spend between £100 and £150 on their gifts.
The survey then went on to examine the gifts that women don’t want to receive under the tree, with skincare, household appliances and money emerging as some of the worst presents to receive from a partner.
On why you shouldn’t get your partner skincare…
‘I am 23 years old and my fiancée and I have been together for 5 years now. Last year he wrapped up anti-ageing wrinkle cream for Christmas. He claims he didn’t know it was anti-ageing cream. Regardless, let’s just say it didn’t go down too well…’ Georgia Davies, 23
On why you shouldn’t get your partner household appliances…
‘My husband of 19 years thought it would be a great idea to get me a new top-of-the-range oven for Christmas. This would be great if I love cooking, but I hate it. Funnily enough, he’s the cook of the household, so I suspect the present was for himself more than me!’ Samantha Sinclair, 46
On why you shouldn’t get your partner bath sets…
‘Bath salts is a present that most men believe is the perfect gift for their partner, but it really has to be among some of the very worst. Most of the time they just sit in the cupboard and never get touched… it happens every year.’ Alice Cochrane, 31
You have been warned. Happy shopping.