UK survey: when most consumers will start their Christmas shopping in the UK in 2013

When are consumers more likely to their Christmas shopping in the UK, September 2013. The majority of the consumers in the UK plan to do their Christmas shopping in November. One in four had already bought presents while 2 percent of the consumers planed to go shopping in December or the week before Christmas.
With changes in technology, this has lead the way for people to shop differently. Now, more people are Christmas shopping online than ever before, with 42 percent of people now stating that they do some shopping online. The mobile device is a key tool for Christmas shopping now, with toy and beauty products being more sought after, where as books and e-books have dipped in sales.
Many people have decided to use this technology for Christmas shopping mainly due to the amount of people who want to shop in store. 67.75 percent of people say the crowds of people put them off, and another 12 percent feel that the bags are too heavy to carry when doing a full Christmas shop.

When are you likely to start buying Christmas presents?

Share of respondents
Alredy bought presents25%
The week before Christmas2%
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Release date

September 2013


United Kingdom

Survey time period

10th to 16th September 2013

Number of respondents

500 respondents

Special properties


Method of interview

Online survey

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