Take them back Santa! Unwanted Christmas presents total 2.1bn with average adult receiving two gifts they don"t want

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.

The diary of how Kieran, 6, held his family together until that special homecoming

Little boy who held the fort while Daddy went to war: The diary of how Kieran, 6, held his family together until that special homecoming Thousands of soldiers are returning from active service in Afghanistan | UPDATED: 22:50 GMT, 6 December 2012 As the countdown to Christmas begins, thousands of brave soldiers are returning from active service in Afghanistan to enjoy tender reunions with their loved ones.