Unwanted Xmas Gifts Total 2.4bn Pounds

by Sheela Philomena on  December 27, 2011 at 11:04 AM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
Britons have received more than two billion pounds worth of unwanted gifts this Christmas, shows survey.

One in five people said mothers were the worst culprits for giving inappropriate gifts, followed by mothers-in-law - 18 percent and aunts - 16 percent.
 Unwanted Xmas Gifts Total 2.4bn Pounds
Unwanted Xmas Gifts Total 2.4bn Pounds

According to the research for online classifieds website, every UK adult will have been given up to two presents they did not want this Christmas, each worth 48.41 pounds on average.

A third of unwanted gifts end up gathering dust in the loft or the back of a cupboard, 15 percent are given away to someone else, and 2 percent are binned.

However, half of Britons are too polite to express their true feelings about undesired presents and will thank the giver enthusiastically, according to the survey.

Just 10 percent of people will admit they do not want the gift and ask for a receipt, and only 4 percent will be completely honest about what they think of the offering.

"From our research it's clear that despite many people's best efforts, homes across the UK are going to be cluttered with lots of unwanted Christmas presents this year," the Daily Express quoted Hamish Stone, from as saying.

"Rather than letting them take up valuable space in cupboards and garages, we'd encourage people to sell the unwanted presents online and convert the bloopers to cash," he added.

Source: ANI

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