Abbey Clancy reveals that her husband Peter Crouch bought the same coat for her three times and a charging cable

Abbey Clancy has revealed that her husband Peter Crouch is the worst gift giver, having gifted her the same coat three times.

In a conversation with MailOnline, the model, 35, admitted that the former football player, 40, is ‘useless’ at choosing gifts for her for Christmas.

She admitted: ‘He is useless. He always seems to make mistakes. He bought me the same Burberry mac for three years in a row. ‘

'Uuseless': Abbey Clancy has revealed that her husband Peter Crouch is the worst gift giver after giving her the same coat three times

‘Uuseless’: Abbey Clancy has revealed that her husband Peter Crouch is the worst gift giver after giving her the same coat three times

When asked what the worst gift she has ever received, she easily answered: ‘A three meter long phone charger from Peter as a gift.

She explained and said: ‘He is quite logical with his gifts because the plug is on his side of the bed. It has become an ongoing joke with my friends and family, so he bought a charger for me so I could sit in bed and charge my phone.

‘It turned out to be a good gift in the end, but when I first opened it, I thought “what is this?”

Wisely enough, Abbey said before last Christmas that the couple had decided to give up gifts and instead buy each other’s experiences.

She said: ‘We have decided that we should make an experience together, instead of as a nice meal or a weekend together.

“When he knows him, maybe he can book a crooked place,” she joked.

Honestly: In a new interview, the model, 35, admitted that the former footballer, 40, is 'useless' at choosing gifts for her for Christmas

Honest: In a new interview, the model, 35, admitted that the former footballer, 40, is ‘useless’ at choosing gifts for her for Christmas

It comes as Abbey has partnered with McDonald’s to support the launch of their first ever net carbon-free restaurant in Market Drayton, Shropshire.

While it may look like a normal McDonald’s – the way it’s been built and how it’s operated – that means it removes as much carbon from the atmosphere as it produces.

It does this through a wide range of sustainable design features – from solar panels and wind turbines, to curbs made from recycled plastic bottles and even wall art made from recycled coffee cups.

Idea: Wisely enough, when Abbey spoke ahead of Christmas, Abbey said the couple had decided to give up gifts and buy experiences for each other instead of

Idea: Wisely enough, when Abbey spoke ahead of Christmas, Abbey said the couple had decided to give up gifts and buy experiences for each other instead of

Abbey says she was inspired to get involved by her children, Sophia, 10, Liberty, five, Jonny, three and Jack, one.

‘You know the kids are raising me in a way and I feel it’s my duty as a parent to somehow help make the planet more sustainable, even if it’s only the smallest things. So when this opportunity came a long time ago, I thought it was a good example and I would like to join.

‘It’s the kids who are really paving the way. They really seem to care about the planet.

‘My daughter was like, if you can not use plastic straws, you will hurt the turtles. They get that information somewhere and they are more aware of it. ‘

Speaking about her own efforts to do better for the environment, she said: ‘We have taken a step towards using environmentally friendly products in the house.

‘I pass on a lot of clothes between the girls and the boys, as there is only a year between them, to try to slow down the fast fashion.

‘Less waste, when we bought meals daily, we tried to start a kitchen garden, but it failed. I just think it’s the little things that make a huge difference. ‘

As the Omicron variant continues to evolve, the conversation turns towards a possible lockdown, but there is a silver line for Abbey.

Environmentally Conscious: This comes as Abbey has partnered with McDonald's to support the launch of their first ever net carbon-free restaurant in Market Drayton, Shropshire

Environmentally Conscious: This comes as Abbey has partnered with McDonald’s to support the launch of their first ever net carbon-free restaurant in Market Drayton, Shropshire

She admits: ‘To be honest I actually love lockdown because we’re both so busy and I think it’s so rare that we can actually just stop and be together and we go for walks, play games, make meals together.

“Do not get me wrong, there were also hard times with homeschooling where they were like ‘You are not my teacher!’.

She continued: ‘We are quite lucky and I know many people have had it quite difficult who have been alone and been isolated without constant from their family but for me personally I loved having that time with my kids and I ‘will always remember it.’

She is eager to remain positive for the sake of her children and says: ‘I think sometimes we forget to think about the impact all this talk has on the children. They may feel scared or vulnerable.

‘They get scared when they think I’m going to die when they hear all these horror stories. We make a conscious effort to keep their lives as normal as possible. ‘

Abbey has partnered with McDonald’s to support their launch of the UK’s first ever net carbon-free restaurant in Market Drayton, Shropshire. Visit www.mcdonalds.co.uk/planforchange for more information

She admitted: 'To be honest I actually love lockdown because we're both so busy and I think it's so rare that we can actually just stop and be together and we go for walks, play games, make meals together '

She admitted: ‘To be honest I actually love lockdown because we’re both so busy and I think it’s so rare that we can actually just stop and be together and we go for walks, play games, make meals together ‘

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