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Parents plan to buy gifts despite concerns over kids playing them too much

Gadgets and games top kids Christmas gifts lists

A survey conducted by YouGov has found that over half of parents believe video games and gadgets will top their children’s wish lists this Christmas.

54 per cent of parents queried within the survey admitted that the latest video games releases such as Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Halo 4 and Resident Evil 6 would top their kids’ most wanted lists.

Interestingly, research conducted by leading toy maker Hasbro found that whilst the majority of parents would be buying these gifts for their children for Christmas, a quarter of British parents believed they spent too much time playing them.

However, the survey also revealed that it’s not just about video games and gadgets for kids this Christmas.

17 per cent of parents surveyed stated that traditional gifts such as board games would still feature on their youngster’s letters to Santa.

Foye Pascoe, UK Country Manager from Hasbro said: “Over half of the parents we surveyed are most looking forward to spending time with their family this Christmas. While online games are a part of daily life, a bit of face to face competition is a great way to bring people together during the holidays.

Unsurprisingly, a number of parents who took part in the survey used it to share their concerns ahead of the seasonal period.

Almost half of all parents queried admitted they were concerned most over the costs of their children’s gifts this Christmas heading into December.

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