75% Of People Lie About Liking Their Gift!

Check out this infographic I recently found. I am quite shocked that 75% of Americans have actually lied about liking a gift. I will admit that I have done this myself, but I didn’t think that many people did the same thing. I just don’t have the heart to tell someone that their gift sucked, especially since they didn’t have to get me anything in the first place.

I can’t believe 1 in 6 couples have gotten into a fight over a bad gift. Really! When did we get to a point in society where we expect people to buy us things? I thought a gift was something that is given out of the goodness of someone’s heart. I never thought it was a must!

46 Billion dollars of merchandise was returned in 2011. Wow! I have never returned a gift, but I will admit that I have re-gifted, especially when I get alcohol. One year I got 4 bottles of wine, and I re-gifted all of them.

It’s quite interesting that most of the gifts that were returned were clothes. I have bought clothes for many people, and I wonder if anyone ever returned any of my gifts. Imagine, buying someone a gift and seeing them at the store returning the gift you bought them. That would be an awkward moment.

Have you ever re-gifted, or returned a gift?

I know men love tools, including my hubby, but honestly I never even thought of buying him a tool for Christmas. This will be our first Christmas together as a married couple and although a tool would be a fabulous idea, I already bought his gift, so maybe next year.

Gift cards seem to be extremely popular every year, especially when you don’t know what to buy for someone. You can never go wrong with a gift card, especially if it’s for a mall. I don’t usually give gift cards. I normally buy a gift, or just give cash.

How about you, do you prefer giving gift cards, cash, or presents?



  1. plantingourpennies says:

    It depends a lot on the person. We call unwanted gifts in our house "gun racks" which we get from Wayne's World the movie (here's the explanation on that bit of weirdness – http://www.plantingourpennies.com/2012/12/12/what… ). But the thing is, one person's "gun rack" is another person's perfect gift.

  2. I have returned a few things, but not too many. I can’t think of any regifting things off the top of my head. I have that duffel bag of dewalt power tools and they’re awesome :-)
    I know lots of clothes get returned, but I’d say more likely exchanged. I know it’s pretty common to not be able to get the same item in a different size, or perhaps that’s just me?

  3. That does not surprise me at all. I rarely like anything that anyone gets me. Anything that can possibly get returned gets sent back! I am just a bad gift giver and a bad gift receiver. I don't know why.

  4. momoneymohouses says:

    Oh that's my worst fear when buying gifts, that I think it's awesome but the person won't like it but will lie about liking it. Oh well, I guess that's what gift receipts are for.

  5. Living Debt Free Rocks! says:

    I have returned a couple of gifts or exchanged them for something more in my style or personal preference.

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