Christmas is almost upon us and time to start wrapping up all those presents I have been hiding away over the year (assuming I can remember where I hid them). It seems that I am not alone in being that parent who forgets to have new batteries in the house ready for whatever battery operated gifts Santa has brought and I’m even guilty of sending gifts that require batteries without including them too.
89% of UK children have received a battery operated toy at Christmas with batteries not included…whilst 71% of parents admitted that they have forgotten to buy those all-important batteries!
This year in an attempt to make myself more organised when it comes to gift giving and of course that Christmas morning frantic search for batteries for that must open right now toy, I have bought and taped a pack of Duracell batteries to each present that required batteries. This will not only make my life easier come Christmas morning but hopefully the lives of everyone I have bought something terribly noisy that requires batteries (I’m sure they will repay the favour with something equally as noisy next year!).
Have you remembered to get the batteries!
Disclosure: We have received a selection of Duracell batteries and a Furby in exchange for telling you all to ‘Don’t forget the batteries!’