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Bag a bargain at an Age UK shop this Christmas

Published on 19 December 2012 10:30 AM

Christmas shopping at Age UK high street shops could save people hundreds of pounds this year, with present ideas for all the family available from over 440 shops throughout the country.


Research shows that on average, we buy presents for 12 family members or friends and retail experts estimate the average spend on gifts over the festive season will amount to around £345.65.

But by shopping at one of Age UK's 440+ stores, presents for family and friends could cost less than £50 - possibly saving hundreds of pounds.

Age UK shops across the country offer a wide range of gift ideas, including picture frames, toys, kitchenware, vintage apparel and much more. With the typical gift costing just £4, there is something for everyone.

Gift ideas for all the family

Here are some ideas of all the goodies people can bag for loved ones and their average costs in Age UK shops:

  • Mum: handbag / jewellery £5
  • Dad: shirt / slippers £4
  • Grandfather: socks / tie £3
  • Grandmother: gloves £3
  • Brother: board game / book £3
  • Sister: accessories / clothes £5
  • Baby: baby toys / clothes £4
  • Friend (male): CD / book £2
  • Friend (female): scarf £3
  • Auntie: kitchenware e.g. mug or teapot £4
  • Uncle: Gardening equipment £4
  • Teacher: Toiletries £3

Hugh Forde, Managing Director of Retail, Trading and Training at Age UK, said:  'Christmas can be a challenging time for people for lots of different reasons and one of those pressures is the escalating costs that arise.

'Age UK shops are ideal for people who are after a great bargain - we offer a variety of items which are top quality and well-priced. From clothes to books, toys and cookware, there is something for all your friends and family.

'When you buy something from one of Age UK's shops, you can save lots of money and help a great cause, with all money raised going to support our vital work for older people.'

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Last updated: Dec 05 2018

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