ou may put a lot of time and effort into gift buying, but the sad fact is that many of those gifts get returned. A new survey out of the UK found that 1 in 9 people will return their holiday gifts for something better.
Maybe this will help as you are making out your lists. According to the survey, these are the most returned gifts:
Shoes: Shoes are kind of a personal choice – unless the receiver tells youexactlywhat he or she wants. It’s also tough to pick a size without the person trying them on.
Kitchen appliances: Yeah, no one wants a toaster under the tree.
Video games: Gamers prefer gift cards so they can get what they like and you don’t risk buying something they already have.
Candles: It all comes down to scent preference. What you think smells great might gross someone else out.
Gym clothes: These need to be tried on by the person wearing them. And people are pretty specific about the workout clothes that they like.
DVDs: Of course these get returned -- no one watches movies on DVD anymore.
Kids clothing: It’s usually because the size is wrong when it comes to clothes for little ones.
Glassware: You’re better off giving the booze instead of the glasses -- which most people already own.
Makeup: Again, this is a personal purchase. Give a gift card to a department store or makeup store instead. (House Beautiful)