Date of survey: November 2016
It’s the merriest time of the year and Santa is laughing all the way to the bank. But the gifts aren’t always a perfect match. Admit it, the Christmas money wasted on ill-fitting clothes from your parents would have been received with a wider smile in the form of cash. What does America really think about the gifts they receive?
😱 67% of millennials are disappointed with at least one gift on Christmas.
🐧 While we’re on the topic of bad gifts: 40% keep them, 26% exchange them, 17% regift them, 12% sell them, 2% throw them away and 1% have the audacity to give the gift back.
👀 For 46% of Millennials, unwanted gifts fall into the clothing and accessories category, followed by cosmetics and fragrances at 12% and household items at 11%.
🦌 26% of millennials say mom or dad are the worst gift givers, followed by mother-in-laws and father-in-laws (19%) and friends (17%).
🎩 19% have purchased someone an unwanted gift on purpose.
⁉ What do millennials enjoy most about Christmas? Family (53%), the festive atmosphere (15%) and time off work (12%).
🌀 13% try to avoid buying gifts for their boss, 10% don’t want to get a gift for mom and 9% would like to leave nothing under the tree for a mother-in-law.
🍾 57% of millennials say their partner’s present-buying ability is excellent, while 32% say they sometimes get it wrong, and 11% say they are hopeless and haven’t got a clue.