Socks, jocks, blenders are among worst Christmas gifts Down Under

December 3rd, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Dec 3 (ANI): If, by any chance, youve socks, jocks and blenders in your list of Christmas gifts, then its time that you cross them off, for they are among the most hated festival gifts this year, at least thats what a new Oz survey suggests.

The survey conducted by Galaxy Research revealed that the above items along with books, underwear and dressing gowns, made up for the most unpopular but widely received of all Christmas gifts.

In fact, 56 per cent of people said that they would re-gift many of such items throughout the next year.

In October, Galaxy questioned 1242 people aged 13 years and older on behalf of NAB.

And it was found that there was significant disparity between how people perceive their gift giving prowess and the reality.

Despite 69 per cent of Australians rating their present buying ability as above average in the survey, almost 72 per cent of people regularly receive a Christmas gift they don”t like.

Grandparents scored the lowest when it comes to giving giftsthey were rated as the worst gift givers (37 per cent), with mums taking second spot (20 per cent) and dads third (14 per cent), reports theage.com.au.

Clothes bought by parents topped the unwanted gift list for teenage girlsover 50 per cent were unhappy about receiving them as gifts. However, 70 per cent of parents rated clothes as a good purchase for daughters.

On the other hand, for teenage boys, books got the big thumbs down.

Kitchen appliances make up for the most re-gifted item for women and were also the type of gift women would least like to receive from their partner.

But, almost one-third of blokes were still planning to but kitchen utility for their partners.

A list of popular gift ideas from David Jones has the Chanel No 5 Eau Premiere perfume as the top gift for women and an iPod Nano as the male equivalent.

For boys, Lego and Transformers products are suggested, and for girls, Barbie and Baby Alive.

Kmart’’s top ten toys for Christmas include the Ben 10 Alien Force - Ultimate Omnitrix, a Star Wars Clone Wars vehicle and the Lego city coast guard platform for boys.

For girls there’’s a cupcake maker, Barbie princess doll and My Little Pony sing and dance horse. (ANI)

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