An individual child is estimated to have received £56 worth of Easter gifts this year

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7th April 2015 11:59 - Retail

A recent survey of 2,118 parents, has estimated that on average, an individual child received £56 worth of Easter eggs and presents over the course of the EasterChildren estimated to have received £56 worth of Easter gifts this year, survey found weekend.

The research – which was conducted by VoucherCloud – also found that parents spend an average of £25 on their children, and the wider family spend £31 on Easter gifts for children they know.

The survey found that on average, a child is given eight Easter eggs to eat over the Easter weekend, which is approximately 8,000 calories in total.

As well as Easter eggs, the survey found that the most popular Easter gift is money, followed by other sweet treats and toys.

The findings also showed that 78 per cent of parents always bought an Easter egg for their children and spend approximately £25 on each child.

60 per cent of the parents surveyed said that around Easter time, their children also receive Easter gifts from family friends and the wider family. These gifts are estimated to be worth £31 per child.

Of the parents, 43 per cent claimed to give their child money as well as Easter eggs during the Easter period. A further 41 per cent said that they give their children other sweet treats, 36 per cent give gifted toys and 22 per cent gift craft materials.

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