Many already finished with Christmas shopping

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Over a million Norwegians, 20 percent of the population, say they’ve already completed their Christmas shopping before the first windows of advent calendars are opened on December 1.

A new survey conducted by research firm Response Analyse for SpareBank 1 showed that 350,000 Norwegians buy Christmas gifts throughout the entire year, while another 700,000 do their Christmas shopping during the autumn.

Most of the early shoppers were women, who were keen to get their shopping over with before the holiday season begins. Fully 41 percent of women responding to the survey said they shop all year long, or start in early autumn. Only 14 percent of men responding said they did the same. staff