The Dirty Little Secrets Of Holiday Gift Giving

While some of us don’t want to start thinking about holiday shopping yet, it’s almost that time, and while gift giving should be a joyful thing, it turns out some people are holding on to some deep secrets when it comes to holiday shopping. 

It seems while most people are just looking to get a thoughtful gift for someone they love, there are plenty of people who have other things on their mind. A new Coinstar poll finds that 26% of people admit they treat gift giving like a competitive sport,  purposely setting out to one up someone else.

And then there are the people who put no thought into a gift. In fact, some don't buy gifts at all.  Believe it or not, 65% of people say they are re-gifters, with only 19% of people feelling guilty about it. Surprised by someone giving you a gift? Well, there are plenty of people who take precautions so that doesn’t happen. In fact, 45% of people say they buy backup gifts just in case they get an unexpected gift from someone else.

  • Overall, most folks don’t seem to be in a rush for the holiday shopping season to start. It seems 36% of people get irritated when retailers start putting up holiday decorations early. What’s more, 19% say just thinking about holiday shopping stresses them out. And office gift giving is also very stressful, with 35% of people admitting they have anxiety over their office Secret Santa.

Source: Business Journals

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