Get all the family’s Christmas gifts for less than £50
Published on 18 December 2012 10:00 AM
Bag a bargain this Christmas - all the family's gifts for less than £50 from Age UK shops
Presents for all the family are available from Age UK's 440+ high street shops.
Start the new year with a new look, Christmas shopping at Age UK high street shops could save people hundreds of pounds this year. Research shows that on average, we buy presents for 12 family members or friends[i] and retail experts estimate the average spend on gifts over the festive season will amount to around £345.65[ii].
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 pre-loved and brand new gift ideas including picture frames, toys, kitchenware, vintage apparel and much more.
With the typical gift costing just £4, there is something for everyone.
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.'
Media contact: Valery.Lawrence@ageuk.org.uk
Note to Editors
All proceeds from Age UK's 440+shops go towards helping older people enjoy a better later life, here and in more than 40 of the world's poorest countries through the work of Age UK's subsidiary charity Age International. Funds raised will help transform the lives of older people who are struggling across the world to combat poverty, ill health, neglect and discrimination.
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Age UK is the new force combining Age Concern and Help the Aged, dedicated to improving later life.
We provide free information, advice and support to over six million people; commercial products and services to well over one million customers; and research and campaign on the issues that matter to people in later life. Our work focuses on five key areas: money matters, health and wellbeing, home and care, work and training and leisure and lifestyle. We work with our national partners, Age Scotland, Age Cymru and Age NI (together the Age UK Family), our local Age UK partners in England and local Age Concerns. We also work internationally for people in later life as a member of the DEC and with our sister charity Help Age International.
Age UK is a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England (registered charity number 1128267 and company number 6825798). Age Concern England and Help the Aged (both registered charities), and their trading and other associated companies merged on the 1st April 2009. Together they have formed the Age UK Group ("we"). Charitable services are offered through Age UK and commercial products are offered by the Charity's trading companies, which donate their net profits to Age UK (the Charity).
[i] SOURCE Switch (2012)
[ii] SOURCE Switch (2012)