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The Gifting Calculator - How Much Should You Spend on a Gift?

The joy of giving is supposed to be greater than that of receiving. But it doesn't always work out like that.  

Should you spend the same on your sister as you do on your partner? How much should you chip in for your colleague’s leaving present? And will you have enough left over for your cousin’s wedding gift?

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Set a yearly present budget with our Gifting Calculator. And compare your spending habits to the rest of the nation.

We surveyed the nation to find out how much they spend on friends, family, work colleagues and pets*. This is what we found:

  • January babies lose out on up to around £1,120 on birthday presents over their lifetime

  • The average UK adult is set to spend £392 on birthday gifts in 2020

  • Londoners are the most generous when buying gifts. They spend an average 38% more than the rest of the UK

  • People in Plymouth spend 51% less on their partner's birthday present (£62.54) than those in Belfast (£123.37)

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How much to spend on Valentine's Day

Now that Christmas and New Year are out of the way, the next big date in the calendar is Valentine's Day. Provided you're not avoiding it like the plague, you'll be navigating the tricky field of how to impress someone new or show your spouse how much you care with a gift.

Find out how much the rest of the UK spends on the most romantic day of the year with the Gifting Calculator above. And choose a gift that perfectly reflects your relationship and your budget.

How much to spend on a baby shower gift

If someone you love is preparing for a new addition, you may want to choose a baby shower gift that shows how much you care.

Not sure how much to spend? Find out the UK's baby shower spending habits and figure out a budget that suits you.

How much to spend on a wedding gift

Whether you're the father of the bride, a bridesmaid or a family friend, working out how much you should spend on a wedding gift is hard.

Discover the UK's spending habits and compare how much others are spending on their wedding presents with the Gifting Calculator.

How much should you spend on Christmas gifts?

Christmas is synonymous with giving. The UK spends hundreds of pounds on trinkets and treats for loved ones each year.

Explore the nation’s festive spending habits then plan your budgets to perfection with our Gifting Calculator.

How to do Christmas on a budget

It might seem too early to budget for Christmas, but the sooner you start, the easier it is come December.

Read our tips and tricks for saving money in the festive season.

How much to spend on an employee or colleague

Buying presents for an employee or a colleague does not have to get political.

Use the Gifting Calculator to see how your budget compares to the rest of the UK.

Buying presents on a budget

Got a gift to buy but strapped for cash? Forget forking out for something OTT.

With our tool, you can buy presents on a budget and get someone special a present they want without breaking the bank.

*We surveyed 2,041 people using accredited survey company, CensusWide. To get a national representative, our participants covered an equal range in gender, age and location.