The 25 items you are likely to forget this Christmas!

The average person forgets at least five items they intend to buy for Christmas Day each and every year, according to a survey by Budgens!

Most forgotten items at Christmas - A-Plan Insurance

It happens to many of us, every Christmas. Every year we think ‘next year I must remember…’. So, this year, we’ve put together a list of the 25 most forgotten items at Christmas.

Scroll down to print off your handy reminder list. And please do let us know if we’ve missed anything!

The UK’s Top 25 things ‘most forgotten’ at Christmas!

  1. Batteries
  2. Wrapping paper for last minute gifts
  3. Extra gift tags
  4. Sellotape
  5. Ice cubes
  6. Beer
  7. Wine
  8. Champagne
  9. Brandy for the Christmas pudding
  10. Matches
  11. Cream
  12. Smoked salmon
  13. Gravy
  14. Pigs in blankets
  15. A vegetarian option
  16. The trimmings – cranberry, apple, mint, bread sauce, stuffing!
  17. Tinfoil for the turkey
  18. Napkins for the dinner table
  19. Christmas crackers
  20. Breakfast items
  21. Forgetting to turn the oven on
  22. Forgetting to put the vegetables on
  23. Forgetting to cook up something you’ve purchased!
  24. Toilet roll to cater for the extra guests
  25. To take the Christmas presents with you when visiting family / friends

Why not print out this handy reminder checklist to run through – it could save the day!

The classic ‘last minute dash’ Christmas items

The situation can be eased if you live close to a shop that is open either on Christmas Day or either side of it. According to, a Budgens survey revealed that Brits are most likely to make an on-the-day dash for these items:

  • Batteries
  • Milk
  • Bread
  • Wine
  • Chocolates
  • Sellotape
  • Gravy
  • Bread Sauce
  • Wrapping paper
  • A Christmas present!

Double check your supplies now to avoid the stress on the day. But don’t forget, it could be worse, according to a poll last Christmas by the Mirror, some people even forgot where they hid their Christmas presents!

Your A-Plan Christmas music playlist

One thing you don’t have to worry about this year, is finding your favourite Christmas CD as the A-Plan team has put together this ‘cracker’ of a playlist on Spotify to enjoy on the big day.

Our additional Christmas reads:

Sources:, Budgens, Zapp.