So it may only be Boxing Day, one day after Christmas Day, but you really should be starting to think about Christmas 2016 now! Yes that’s right now! New research shows that 44% of people are planning on buying for next Christmas today. Online voucher code website My Voucher Codes, has been investigating when people start to get organised for the next Christmas, what they buy and why!
On the 26th of December, not many people will have their thoughts on Christmas Day for the following year, too stuffed full of Christmas dinner still, thinking about venturing out to the shops is probably the last thing on your mind! However the online voucher code website has found plenty of reasons why you should shop for next Christmas now!
They surveyed 2,358 Brits over the age of 18 to find out the benefits of doing your Christmas shopping for next year today, on Boxing Day. They asked them: “Would you consider buying anything in the Boxing Day sales for next Christmas?” 44% of those surveyed said that they would. They then asked those who answered yes: “What would you buy?” The top five items are below:
- Clothing i.e. festive jumpers
- Cards/Gift wrap
- None perishable gifts
Wanting to find out why people were willing to spend their Boxing Day shopping for Christmas 2016 they asked the participants: “Why do you shop now for next Christmas?” Respondents could which applied to them, from three answers:
- Save money – 70%
- Be organised – 40%
- Save time – 20%
We are aware that organisation is key to saving money, so it’s no surprise that they are the top reasons people give when getting a head start on the next Christmases shopping. It takes a huge amount of the stress and hassle out, you don’t need to get everything all on Boxing Day, but it does give you a good head start for the next year!
Speaking about the results of the research Mark Pearson founder of MyVoucherCodes said:
“We are aware that Christmas can be an expensive time, so it’s interesting to see the lengths people go to, to find savings where they can. In addition we were amazed to see how organised some people are this far in advance. Many retailers seem to have sales on all year round and although many of the Christmas sales started well before Boxing Day that many people will still head out after Christmas Day to ensure they get a bargain.”
“I am not surprised to see the most popular items being bought in preparation for the next Christmas, being items such as gift wrap and cards. These see mark downs by as much as 50% or even 75% in some cases, also Christmas decorations can be found from many retailers offering up to 50%. Planning for Christmas almost 364 days early can save families quite a lot of money, means when it comes to Christmas next year you have less to buy and it can really help spread out the cost of one of the most expensive times of the year and avoid people getting into debt at Christmas by spreading the cost and taking advantage of great offers. ”