JOANNE Cooper from Andover likes to think she is a ‘slow and steady’ Christmas shopper but tends to try and get it all done in a couple of days.

She also says she’s cut right back this year and has managed to find some bargain gifts.

“If I know what people want and I know I’m buying something that they will really like then I enjoy shopping. But I hate Christmas shopping when it’s mayhem and everyone’s rushing around.”