Sheffield children will wake up to £75 of presents on Christmas Day - while kids in Glasgow will get £400 of gifts, survey reveals

Children in Sheffield will wake up to just £75 worth of presents this Christmas Day, according to a new survey.

Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 8:42 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 1:06 pm
Sheffield people receive less presents than elsewhere in the country, a survey has found.

New figures show that the city's children will be among some of the worst off in Britain on December 25 - with children in Glasgow and Middlesbrough set to work up to a £400 crop of prezzies.

And the survey has revealed that the city's youngsters will be awake by 6.15am - later than last year.

Research has found that Belfast is the city which wakes up first- at an alarming 4am - while the lazy Scots in Glasgow don’t awaken until 9am.

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The study, by found that the average wake up time for the UK on Christmas day is 6.08am

Glasgow and Middleborough spend a whopping £400 on gifts per child – more than five times the national average of £75 per child, which is what Sheffield youngsters can look forward to receiving.

Children in Sheffield are expected to get up between 6 - 6:15am- last year, the average wake-up time was 5:45-6am

Just 55% of children wake up earlier than normal on Christmas Day and 47% of families in Sheffield must wait until everyone is awake before touching their presents.

Sheffield parents will be spending between £50-£100 per child on presents this Christmas, with 31% spending more than last year

It was no surprise to find that most UK children are more excited about opening presents on Christmas Day than giving them with only 5% percent looking forward to gifting others.

More than half of children’s toys to sit under the tree this year have a place on the Toy Retailers Association top 12 toys for Christmas 2016 list, and nearly 10% are set to open a LEGO Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster, which stands as the present most in demand.

Shane Forster, UK Country Manager comments: “Christmas is an expensive time of year for parents, not to mention a tiring one if you live in Belfast!

"More than a quarter of parents have spent more this year on Christmas presents for their kids in comparison to previous years.

"The most coveted toys of the year can be quite costly, but there are of course still deals to be had online.”