People in Birmingham have been branded scrooges after a survey revealed they spend less on Christmas presents than the national average.
According to the research carried out by the www.pricegrabber.co.uk website and YouGov, only half of the city's shoppers buy presents for their siblings, compared with 58 per cent of people in other parts of the UK and four out of 10 buy presents for friends.
They spend on average £61.27 per present - £9.05 less than the other regions surveyed.
But the research dispelled the myth that men are more stingy, after discovering they were more likely to buy presents for their friends than women and managed to complete all of their shopping before Christmas Eve - spending more on gifts than their female counterparts.
Russ Carroll, spokesperson for PriceGrabber.co.uk, said: "Men appear to have really upped their game over the last few years.
"The majority of men still hate trawling round department stores but internet shopping being at an all time high could explain the change in their attitude to Christmas presents."
In spite of their stingy nature, 70 per cent of the city complete their shopping by December 1.