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News | The cost of Christmas

Date Posted: 17th December 2018

With Christmas just a week away most families will be feeling the pinch when buy toys this year. This year, the top 5 most popular presents will set you back just under £1,000. But how much have the top 5 presents cost over the decades?

To find out, musicMagpie have looked back at the most popular Christmas presents of each year from 1970 to 2018. The research has shown that parents are spending five times as much to get the top 5 presents than in 1970.

Out of the 48 years analysed, 1987 came out as the cheapest, with the top 5 presents costing just £35.48 (£96.70 in today's money). At the other end of the scale, 2013 came out as the most expensive, coming to a grand total of £1,092.40 (£1,215.92 in today's money).

You can see the full list of most popular gifts on the musicMagpie website -

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