Published on December 18th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning

New Research Reveals Parents Spend $321 On Kids at Christmas But Only $27 On Grandma

The cost of living crisis is tightening its grip, impacting not only Aussies’ bank accounts but also their leisure time this Christmas. According to new research commissioned by OPPO Australia, the majority (92%) of Australians are actively seeking ways to save money during this festive season. In response to this growing concern, OPPO Australia and Konec Mobile are proud to present a range of exclusive bundles that offer cutting-edge technology at an affordable price, just in time for the holidays.

OPPO’s new research, which surveyed over 1,000 respondents across Australia revealed:

  • 92% of Aussies are looking for ways to save money this Christmas.
  • 79% are dedicating an additional 18 hours to Christmas shopping this year to secure the best deals.
  • Almost half (43%) are spending over eight days researching deals for a single item on their Christmas list.
  • The top categories where Aussies are seeking discounts include clothing (61%), food and beverages (46%), and technology (43%).
  • Aussies plan to spend an average of $844 on Christmas shopping.

OPPO and Konec Bundles: Affordable Luxury for the Holidays

To address the growing need for budget-friendly Christmas gifts, OPPO Australia and Konec Mobile present OPPO’s best-selling phones, bundled with unbeatable savings, making them the ideal solution for the savvy holiday shopper.

Family Spending Tendencies:

  • Parents plan to spend an average of $321 on each child.
  • Grandparents receive the least amount of spending at $27, that’s just $10 more than pets at $17.
  • This Christmas Aussies plan to spend an average of (ranked highest to lowest):
    • $321 on their children
    • $272 on their partners
    • $106 on their parents
    • $70 on their siblings
    • $69 on themselves
    • $67 on their friends
    • $27 on their grandparents
    • $17 on their pets
    • $16 on their colleagues
    • $11 on their kid’s teachers

Exclusive Offers:

OPPO Find N2 Flip Bundle: Save $300

Purchase the OPPO Find N2 Flip for $1,199 (RRP $1,499) alongside a Konec $60 90-Day Prepaid Mobile Plan. Features an industry-first vertical cover screen, all-day battery life, and SUPERVOOC™ flash charging.

Shopping link: konec.com.au

OPPO A38 Bundle: Unlock 50% Off

Save 50% on the OPPO A38, now $129 (RRP $259), with a Konec $60 90-Day Prepaid Mobile Plan. Packed with innovations, including 33W SUPERVOOC™ flash charging and a 50MP AI Camera.

Shopping link: konec.com.au

OPPO A79 Bundle: Save $80

Save $80 on the OPPO A79, now $249 (RRP $329), with a Konec Mobile 90 Day Plan.

Features an FHD+ AMOLED Display, 67W SUPERVOOC™ flash charge, and a 5000mAh battery.

Shopping link: konec.com.au

Additional Offers:

Bundles are eligible with the $259 365-Day Plan, offering 259GB of data with 365-day expiry, unlimited standard calls and SMS, and data banking up to 500GB.

All OPPO phones in the bundles are unlocked through Konec Mobile, providing maximum user flexibility.

For full details and terms and conditions, please visit konec.com.au.

About the Author


Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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