Phone credit, batteries and milk among list of last minute festive purchases

Tuesday, 23rd December 2014: Forgetting small but essential products happens very easily at this time of year when shoppers are stocking up for Christmas day.  Tesco has compiled a list of the top ten items that can be overlooked in the last minute Christmas panic:

  1. Phone credit
  2. Batteries
  3. Cooking foil
  4. Milk
  5. Cream
  6. Gravy
  7. Sellotape
  8. Matches
  9. Bin bags
  10. Gift tags and cards

The top selling products on Christmas Eve include mobile top ups for Christmas calls, milk, cream, confectionery gifts, flowers and cards. In addition to this, shoppers top up on cigarettes and alcohol with beer, whiskey and vodka the most popular and a brave few hold out to buy whole turkeys.

The top selling last minute gifts include boxes of chocolates and bouquets of flowers with shoppers stocking up the day before Christmas while picking up last minute items before shops close for Christmas day.


For further press information please contact:

Amanda Farrell, Consumer PR Manager, Tesco Ireland