Take them back Santa! Unwanted Christmas presents total 2.1bn with average adult receiving two gifts they don't want Top three most unwanted gifts were clothing, beauty products and trinkets Those most guilty of giving unwanted presents are friends and mothersIn days after Christmas, one in five gifts end up in the back of a cupboard | UPDATED: 10:28 GMT, 26 December 2012 Waste: Britons will receive almost 50-worth of presents that they dislike this year It's an all too familiar scenario – family opens presents, dislikes several of them, and mother shoves gifts to the back of a cupboard, never to be seen again. If there's a receipt, the presents are returned and if not, they are given to someone else the year after. But don't feel too bad for giving the wrong gift – an incredible 2.1billion-worth of unwanted presents have been handed over this year alone.
Careless pet owners face 13m vet bill at Christmas with animals wolfing everything from turkey carcasses to tinsel Emergency veterinary bills for Christmas accidents total millions of poundsRisks include pets eating decorations, burns from fairy lights and swallowing tinsel Bills reach 3,000 to remove a swallowed plastic bauble, 1,200 if they wolf the turkey and 700 to treat a dog for eating chocolates left under the tree | UPDATED: 20:54 GMT, 1 December 2012 They are often the most pampered members of the family, lavished with love and treats on Christmas Day. But pet owners have been warned that there could be a price for the festivities – with emergency veterinary bills for Christmas accidents totalling millions of pounds.