THE Spanish will spend an average of €70 per child on Christmas presents this year, according to a study by Eroski Consumer.
Eighty per cent of people asked will spend an average of €205 on Christmas presents for children, although in Andalucia, the figures are higher at €253.
Twenty-five per cent of people said they had lowered their budget by an average of €79 compared to last year, mainly due to the economic crisis and because they found items to be more expensive.
Seventy-five per cent will spend the money on educational toys, although 74 per cent admit that they will ultimately choose what their children have asked for.
Thirty-seven per cent will choose crafts, 25 per cent videogames, and 20 per cent sports-related gifts, dolls and soft toys. People between 20 and 44 will spend an average of €195 on toys, while those over 45 will spend an average of €214.
Men will spend more than women, with €215 and €201 respectively.
Eighty per cent consider toys to be expensive, six per cent think there are too many toy ads and 56 per cent think they don’t reflect the true products.