MEN have been reminded they only have four days left before they need to start doing their Christmas shopping.
With Christmas Eve afternoon approaching, time is running out for men to keep doing the important things they do all year round before embarking on a chaotic last-minute Christmas shop.
Donna Sheridan of the British Retail Association said: “Our message to men is ‘don’t panic’. There are still 96 hours of non-Christmas time left before you need to act.
“Keep doing all your important man activities like going to the pub. Then at 5.30pm on December 24 have a frantic dash around an unfamiliar shopping centre in search of perfume and novelty socks.”
Office manager Tom Logan said: “I realise it’s a long way off yet, but I believe in planning ahead so I’ve already got my Christmas shopping strategy sorted.
“The moment I finish work on Christmas Eve I’ll be making a desperate, clueless sprint around John Lewis in search of shirt and tie combinations for my dad and whatever scent they’ve got on special offer.
“Fortunately the kids were sorted a while back. My wife got them bikes, or something.”