According to a study conducted in 2019 by the firm NPD Group, French grandparents are the most generous in buying Christmas gifts for their grandchildren of all grandparents in Europe. They made 31% of toy purchases at Christmas, for an amount of 1.3 billion euros. Stuffed animals, dolls, cars or toys from traditional brands are the most popular with grandparents for Christmas gifts to their grandchildren.
The study cited above shows that French grandparents spent an average of 86 euros on their grandchildren at Christmas. A budget that is increasing year after year despite the economic crisis and which, although already substantial, can go much higher depending on the one hand, the number of grandchildren, their age on the other hand, and above all of the will to spoil them.
It is possible to please your grandchildren at Christmas without breaking the bank. A few tips:
Anticipate the purchase of Christmas gifts to grandchildren from the month of November. The association Que Choisir has observed that, each year, toy prices drop from the beginning of October to the end of November, before rising again in mid-December.
Take advantage of the day of promotions before the sales , the "Black Friday". Every year, on a Friday at the end of November, this day allows you to take advantage of discounts in many shops on the Internet and in stores.
Prefer toys featured in catalogs department stores that are most of the time at the best price and do not hesitate to compare them between brands.
Think about the promotions offered on toys and Christmas gifts with store loyalty cards .
Compare prices on merchant sites on the Internet with those of large retailers, but beware, the prices of toys can be inflated and vary from day to day.
Go around the toy purses . Used or not, these gifts will delight grandchildren at Christmas. Dates are available on Au fil des Brocantes.