Grandfathers receive fewer presents than everybody in the family including the family pet, reveals new study
According to a study by Barclays, grandfathers get the short end of the stick with even family pets getting more holiday presents!
It has been reported that grandfathers tend to get fewer presents than others in the family. Even the family pet gets more gifts than grandpas. According to a new study, a survey found that grandpas end up at the bottom of everyone's gift list.
As is obvious, children get the most number of presents from individual family members, according to a study on who gives what by Barclays, as reported by Daily Mail.
A total of 2,000 Brits took the survey and it was found that the average amount of presents given to a person by their loved ones and family reduces as the recipient gets older. However, the oldest children in a family tend to get the most number of gifts when compared to their siblings.
On an average, the oldest child tends to receive 5.5 presents, while the middle child gets 4.4, and the youngest child gets around 5.2. Parents tend to get around 2.5-2.9 while grandmothers get 1.9 which is equivalent to a family pet. Grandfathers, on the other hand, tend to get an average of 1.8 gifts. The poll also found that the average Brit gives around 27 presents each and spends around £37 per gift.
The poll added that the top five worst presents to receive on Christmas include items like batteries, underwear, socks, a tie, and soap. According to a spokesman for Barclays, "It's bad news for grandparents who are set to receive fewer presents than four-legged members of the family. And while the youngest child is often accused of being the most spoilt in the family, the research shows that it is, in fact, the eldest child who can expect to do the best out of Christmas this year."
Josie Clapham of Barclays added, "Many of us enjoy treating friends and family, but it's important to not get too carried away and put yourself under financial pressure going into the new year."