Not everyone wants the new PlayStation 5 console for Christmas, but clearly a lot of people do, as it has completely sold out in most countries it’s launched in. Taking a look at a few million searches over the past couple of weeks, PriceRunner found the most popular Christmas presents that Brits want this year and where you can still buy them online in time for Christmas.
Analysing data on all 1.6 million products on our site between December 1st to 15th, PriceRunner revealed the most wanted Christmas presents of 2020, where tech gifts dominate the list this year.
Coming in at an unsurprising first place, the sold-out Sony PlayStation 5 is on the top of the lists this year, beating the Microsoft Xbox Series X which also launched in November this year in the UK. It is now sold out at most retailers both online and in shops, but let’s hope their makers decide to release more stock soon so we can get our hands on one...
Claiming the title as the second most popular gift, Apple’s iPad 10.2” is also a best-seller this year, still available to buy at Laptops Direct and have delivered before Christmas if you order it before the 21st of December.
The last dates to buy the most popular Christmas gifts online
If you still need to buy those last few Christmas presents, don’t worry. Some shops are still taking orders online.
“Some shops are still accepting orders online and you can get those last goodies in time for Christmas. But don’t wait too long, I would order what you need now before stock runs out and delivery times get too long. Give Santa some help and avoid having presents delivered after Christmas by acting now.” said Christine Gouldthorp, Consumer Expert at PriceRunner.
Here are some of the most popular gifts you can still online and have them delivered before Christmas (please check each retailer website thoroughly as stock levels change quickly):
The most popular Christmas gift categories 2020
Still can’t find what you wanted online and wonder what else Brits want for Christmas this year? If you need some more inspiration then keep reading, as PriceRunner shares more of the most popular Christmas gifts this year.
Take a look at PriceRunner’s list of most popular Christmas presents in 2020 to get your creative juices flowing, or keep reading for a few extra goodies to fill your Christmas stockings with.
Beer & Spirits
Christine Gouldthorp, Consumer Expert at PriceRunner, said: “We all enjoy a tasty tipple during the holidays, this year Baileys Strawberry & Cream tops the list. It’s not only delicious to drink without any fuss but mixes well in many delicious Christmas desserts.”
Most popular sprits:
“Even though Lego dominates the toy list, the most popular toy this year is the Hasbro Star Wars Mandalorian Baby Yoda Animatronic Figure, which has already sold out from many retailers. Even though the lockdown created a clear spike in the popularity for toys earlier in the year, there is yet again a high demand as we approach Christmas” said Christine Gouldthorp.
Most popular toys for Christmas 2020:
“As we’re all spending so much time at home, there has been an increased desire to invest in quality products such as coffee makers, giving us that quality coffee and energy boost we would otherwise get at the office.” said Christine Gouldthorp.
Most popular coffee makers in 2020:
“Christmas time is the perfect moment to wind down and spend time with loved ones, challenging them to a fun board game or three. The most popular game this year is not “Pandemic”, although still making it onto the top 10, but the Pokémon Sword & Shield Vivid Voltage Elite Trainer.” said Christine Gouldthorp.
Most popular board games in 2020:
PlayStation 4 games
“With big names releasing new game consoles this year, PlayStation 4 games sales have gone through the roof. Taking a look at the most popular ones, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales is the number one game this Christmas, which is still in stock at a few online retailers.” said Christine Gouldthorp.
Most popular PlayStation 4 games 2020:
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