Christmas period: average consumer spending in the UK 2018-2019, by category

This statistic shows the results of a survey in which consumers in the United Kingdom (UK) were asked about how much they spent during the Christmas period in 2018, as well as their planned expenses for Christmas 2019, broken down by category. Respondents are expecting to spend on average five pounds more on gifts in 2019 than in 2018, but three pounds less on food and drinks.

Average household expenditure during the Christmas period in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018 and 2019, by category

GiftsFood and DrinkSocializingTravel
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Release date

November 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

September 16, 2019 to October 11, 2019

Number of respondents

803 respondents

Age group

18 - 65 years

Special properties

UK adults

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* 2018 actual and 2019 estimated spending.
The source makes the following note regarding currency conversion: "Currency converted from EUR to GBP at an average exchange rate of 1EUR = 0.887586GBP for the period 16 September 2019 to 11 October 2019"

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