Society: Grandparents sold short at Christmas

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The Independent Online
Grandparents get a rough deal when it comes to Christmas presents, according to figures published yesterday.

The average grandmother receives presents worth pounds 20.66 from members of the family while granddad does even worse with an average of just pounds 18.24. Compared to the average of pounds 51 spent on other members of the family, older relatives are definitely doing the giving rather than the taking in the season of goodwill.

The survey, by Goldfish, the credit card company, showed that children under 12 were in for the best time at Christmas. On average, they receive pounds 75 worth of presents from each of their parents.