From preparing the festive feast to buying presents and decorating the tree, research by Tesco has revealed that one in seven (14%) Brits feel more under pressure than ever before to have a perfect Christmas.
The top five things people feel most under pressure to do perfectly this year are: buying the right presents (33%), making sure everyone has a great time (20%), preparing the Christmas meal (18%), making sure friends and family are in the Christmas spirit (16%) and decorating the tree (8%).
To lift these pressures, Tesco has launched its Every Little Helps Make Christmas campaign.The supermarket chain has enlisted celebrities such as John Whaite and Linda Barker to offer ‘quick and easy tips to help people have an amazing Christmas this year’. Workshops hosted by the panel of experts can be found on the Tesco YouTube channel.
To aid customers with their food preparations The Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite, is revealing recipes ‘to surprise even the pickiest of guests’ while interior designer Linda Barker is showing how to make Christmas decorations stand out. International gift wrapping specialist Arona Khan is demonstrating how to wrap even the most awkward of gifts and Laura Jewell, – one of just 319 Masters of Wine in the world – is giving insider tips on how to choose wines that won’t break the bank over the festive period.
Tesco proposition and brand director Sharry Cramond, said: “Christmas is a wonderful time of year, but we all know that it comes with some challenges. Our research shows that customers are feeling the pressure, whether that’s wrapping gifts or finding a delicious wine for Christmas day. Our experts are sharing fantastic insider tips on how to have a really amazing Christmas, with less of the stress. We’re with our customers every step of the way this Christmas!”