Christmas might be a time of giving, but it seems women are spending more time pondering what exactly to give than men are. At least when it comes to those who have children.
Mothers dedicate 13 hours and 23 minutes to choosing their partner the perfect presents, while fathers are only willing to spend four hours and 10 minutes on the task.
Perhaps as a result, over half of mothers (57 per cent) confess to being disappointed with Christmas gifts given by their husbands or boyfriends, and a quarter of them are now frantically dropping hints so as not to risk another poor show this year.
Christmas is just around the corner, and with it comes the opportunity to shower your special someone with affection, attention, and (most importantly) gifts. However, some of us are better at buying gifts than others – with men bringing up the rear, present-wise, due to their naturally lazy and unthoughtful nature.
It’s actually quite a shame that men are so unequivocally useless, given how much effort women put into Christmas. Men ought to be ashamed of themselves, and ought to find some kind of way to raise their game when it comes to shopping for gifts…
Even more depressingly, one in ten women will be expected to wrap all of the presents that go under the tree… even their own, according to a survey of 1,000 mums and dads by Littlewoods…
To help men out, Littlewoods have compiled a list of what mothers really want, and it’s topped with jewellery, perfume and handbags.
Oh, thank god for that then! Thank you, Littlewoods, for coming up with the perfect solution to the problem your own research convinced us exists.