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Glaswegians top festive survey
Money in till
Levels of Christmas spending were studied
Glasgow shoppers spend more money on Christmas presents for family members and buy them more gifts than people elsewhere in the UK, a survey suggests.

More than one third of them buy gifts for more than 10 relatives, according to a poll of 3,000 people by online shopping giant Amazon.

The figure is at least four times the national average.

Researchers also found Glaswegians spend an average of 500, when the average figure across Britain is 200.

Glaswegians also have the closest-knit families, the research suggests.

All those who took part said they would be spending Christmas with their families.

Only 5% admitted they would prefer to spend it with friends.

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