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Nearly half of Brits start Christmas shopping early as countdown begins

Almost a third of Brits have already begun Christmas shopping, according to a survey. Photo: Getty
Almost a third of Brits have already begun Christmas shopping, according to a survey. Photo: Getty

Is it that time of the year already? Some consumers seem to think so, as nearly a third (32%) of British adults have already started their festive shopping.

The 100-day countdown to Christmas has begun, with 41% of the 2,000 people surveyed by American Express saying they’ve started preparing for Christmas earlier than previous years.

The annual study found a bid for savings is the main reason Brits are shopping in advance.

Four in 10 are stuffing their stockings with sales items to cut

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Half of Brits say they can’t stop online shopping in lockdown

Brits are turning to online shopping to boost their mood and fill their time during lockdown. Photo: Tim Goode/PA Wire/PA Images
Brits are turning to online shopping to boost their mood and fill their time during lockdown. Photo: Tim Goode/PA Wire/PA Images

With after-work drinks cancelled and weekend brunches postponed, Brits have turned to online shopping to fill their time and give themselves something to do.

In a survey of 1,500 UK adults by price comparison site Idealo, nearly half (48%) of Brits said online shopping has made them feel happier during the COVID-19 lockdown, with almost a third (31%) admitting to making a purchase every single week.

What’s more, nearly half said they have become “obsessed” with buying things online

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