Those born in December will receive 160 fewer gifts over their lifetime

Research has confirmed what those born in December always knew, that they receive far fewer gifts on their birthday than those born in the other 11 months of the year.

The research conducted by the online marketplace Not on the main streetfound that December babies receive up to 160 fewer gifts compared to others.

While the average number of gifts on a birthday is six, most December babies only get four.

Not on the main street also found that 80% of the in December feel they “undoubtedly lose every year”.

Two-thirds (67%) believed it was the worst month to have a birthday while another 75% received joint ones Christmas and birthday gifts.

55% of those born in December admitted to being disappointed and overwhelmed when they receive their gifts, especially when comparing them to what their friends and family are receiving.

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The survey, which 2,000 participants took part in, found that one of the worst offenses was using festive wrapping paper to wrap a birthday present, with 24% saying they feel annoyed or upset when given a Christmas-themed birthday present.

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Of those who buy gifts for those born around Christmas, 31% admitted buying a joint Christmas and birthday present, while a fifth (21%) said they skipped a December birthday party because of Christmas plans.

Lorna Brown, Creative and Brand Director at Not On The High Street, who conducted the study, said: “Amidst the festive chaos, those who celebrate their birthday in December are easily forgotten as their special day is often arranged at the last minute.

“This year we encourage everyone to be mindful of those with December birthdays, as even small gestures can go a long way.

“To bring joy to Sagittarius and Capricorns across the UK, we at Not On The High Street are launching our Forgotten Birthday Exchange, where December babies can trade in their birthday stories for free gifts from our newly curated Forgotten Birthday Edit.”

To find out more about Not On The High Street please visit the Not on the High Street website. Those born in December will receive 160 fewer gifts over their lifetime

Fry Electronics Team

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