Pets beat in-laws in present wishlist
MORE than half of Brits would rather buy a Christmas present for their pet than their in-laws, a new study has found.
A doting 52 per cent believe their cats, dogs and rabbits are more deserving of a gift than their mother- or father-in-law.
But fear of causing offence means we are actually more likely to purchase a present for our relatives – and spend more doing so.
The average pet owner shells out £25.55 on their mother-in-law and £24.26 on their father-in-law – but only £16.32 on their animal.
These figures follow a common trend of spending more on women than men, the study of 2,000 adults by MORE TH>N Home Insurance found.
Matt Pernet, from MORE TH>N, said: “Even with the squeeze on family budgets, people are clearly still investing a lot of time and money on the perfect gifts for their nearest and dearest.” 1 Child, £104.10 2 Partner/spouse, £82.60 3 Mum, £37.20 4 Dad, £33.62 5 Mother-in-law, £25.5 6 Sister, £26.77 7 Father-in-law, £24.26 8 Brother, £25.62 9 Grandmother, £23.12 10 Pet, £16.32