Today is the day that many people go on an intense mad dash to buy all their last minute presents. And according to retail bosses, it is predominantly only men that have to ‘panic buy’.

There is the expectation that, of all those shopping on Christmas Eve, one in ten will be hunting for a secret santa present or an outfit for the day. There is also the surprising expectation that more women will be trawling the shops for forgotten presents than men.

This is a big contrast compared to previous years though in which 70% of those shopping on Christmas Eve would have been men! Overall, panic shoppers are expected to spend £1.5 billion in this years last minute spending sprees! This accounts for an added £66 per person.

So what do you think? Are you having to dash out to the shops today for some last minute shopping? Let us know in the comments below.


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