It’s not good news for cheap smellies and boring socks as they’ve been voted the WORST presents to give someone for Christmas.
In a survey of more than 2,000 adults, cheap perfume and toiletries dominate the list of unwanted gifts for both men AND women.
And a word of warning for blokes - steer clear of those last-minute toiletries for the ladies in your lives as they’ve been voted the worst ever gift by the women in the survey.
More than 1/5 of women said that cheap smells were the Christmas gifts they’d least want – followed by cheap jewellery (it seems we have rather expensive taste!)
Make-up that ‘doesn’t suit me’, as well as a bad jumper, second-hand items and a book they’ve already read completed the list of the most unwanted gifts for women.
And in news that is likely to shake up some people’s Christmas shopping plans, socks have been voted the least wanted Xmas present for men.
One in six blokes said a pair of socks were the worst possible present, followed by a bad jumper (10 per cent) and a book they’ve already read (maybe check their bookshelf before you buy them that hardback!)
For those that said they received these unwanted gifts, a third (33 per cent) took them to charity shops while 18 per cent just ended up keeping them.
“At a time when most people are shopping on a budget, looking for quality over quantity, and keeping an eye out for discounts, cashback offers and other ways to keep costs down, is a great approach to take.”
What do you reckon? What is your most UNWANTED Christmas gift? Vote in our poll below and then tell us on Twitter!
Worst Christmas gifts for men
2. Bad jumper
3. Book I already have/read
4. Cheap perfumes & toiletries
10. Second hand items
Worst Christmas gifts for women
1. Cheap perfumes & toiletries
2. Cheap jewellery
3. Make-up that doesn’t suit me
4. Bad jumper
6. Second hand items
7. Book I already have/read