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How much does the average Northern Ireland person spend on Christmas presents?

And well-known faces tell us their best and worst ever gifts

Although we are a region known for being famously charitable, it may still come as a surprise that a whopping £4.8 million will collectively be spent by Northern Irish households on Christmas presents this year.

That’s according to a festive themed poll, conducted by local courier shipping company NIParcels.com in a bid to find out how our shopping habits fluctuate during the festive period.

94% of those asked said they prefer to give Christmas presents rather than receive them and those polled that were aged between 18-65 years were on average likely to spend £433 on Christmas gifts for approximately nine people.

Ni Parcels Managing Director, Paul Stewart said, “The results of the survey don’t surprise me at all, we know from previous years how generous Northern Ireland people are at Christmas. UK wide, almost 150 million items were posted last Christmas, but a word of warning,particularly to all the men out there – get festive items sent sooner rather than later as the last day for our courier deliveries is 18 December”

With this in mind, we asked a few local personalities to get into the festive spirit and tell us about the best and worst Christmas presents they have received.

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