One in three people reckon sneaky family members will give away Christmas presents from them — to palm off on someone else.
A new survey found that their fears are well grounded, with more than one in 10 of us admitting to having rewrapped an unwanted gift and giving it away as a present.
The poll of more than 1,000 adults found that more than tw0-thirds admit struggling to choose a gift for at least one person in their lives, with mums coming out on top as the trickiest to buy for.
And it’s not just mums who prove difficult when it comes to choosing the perfect gift.
Dads, brothers and husbands also feature in the top five family members who leave relatives grappling for ideas.
When asked why they found it such a challenge to find the ideal present, 38 per cent said their relation already had everything they needed.
More than one in five, 22 per cent, said the struggle was actually a compliment to the person they were buying for, because the more someone means to them, the more they’ll stress about getting it right.
One in five admitted having no idea what their loved one would like to receive, while a similar number blamed the recipient for being fussy.
That might suggest why 35 per cent felt someone in their family would re-gift a present they were given.
Eleven per cent of those polled confessed to having done just that.
Rachel Delaney, group marketing manager at One4all Gift Cards, which carried out the survey, said: “Christmas is the busiest time of year, and family coming to visit combined with Christmas shopping, it can seem like an overwhelming task, especially if you are worrying about which gifts to choose.
“Our research highlighted a number of reasons why people may struggle to choose a gift for their loved ones, many of them centered around the concern that the recipient won’t like the gift they are given.”
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