BUYING presents for dad is Durham shoppers’ biggest festive stress, a survey suggests.

More than half of the 100 people who took part in a survey in the Prince Bishops shopping centre, in Durham City, said they were stuck for ideas for their father.

Shoppers were also asked other Christmas-related questions.

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Nearly two thirds said they would be eating turkey with all the trimmings for Christmas dinner, while a third said they would be skipping the Brussels sprouts.

Nearly a quarter of working people admitted to taking annual leave to do their shopping ahead of the busy festive period.

The total spend on Christmas presents ranged from £150 to £300; and nearly two thirds of people said they had done some Christmas shopping online.

Eighty-nine per cent of people said they would be prioritising presents for children this year.