1 in 5 Brits return their cheap and chavvy Christmas gifts

December 25th, 2007 - 4:32 pm ICT by admin  

London, Dec 25 (ANI): Brits surely are fussy when it comes to receiving gifts, for a research has shown that as much as 78 million pounds worth of Christmas presents could be unwanted.

The research, from secure payment company PayPal, found that in spite of an average spend of 154 pounds each on Christmas presents over the festive period, almost eight in ten people report that they receive presents they do not want, with 17 per cent of those returning their gifts because they dislike them so much.

The research also found that a quarter of those who return their gifts felt what they had been given by friends and family was just too cheap and chavvy for them, reports The Sun.

Out of the 79 per cent of people who admitted that they returned their presents, 17 percent said that they returned gifts bought for them by their spouses, and a further 12 per cent from their parents.

However, despite the unwanted gifts, not everyone has the heart to return them, so they end up sticking with what they have.

The study showed that 38 per cent of the total people who received presents they really did not want said that they had previously just kept the presents hidden away in a drawer somewhere. (ANI)

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