A survey by chartered accountant Deloitte & Touche has found that
UK consumers plan to spend an average of pounds 522 celebrating
Christmas; pounds 290 will be spent on presents, pounds 159 on drink and
pounds 73 on items such as decorations and wrappings. This figure is up
by 2.5% on last year, in line with the rate of inflation. Around 77% of
consumers expect to do most of their shopping on the high street, up
from 63% last year.