61% of Us Are Worried We’ll Be “Out-Gifted” This Year
61% of Americans are worried they’ll be “out-gifted” by someone this year. That’s when the gift you gave wasn’t as good as the gift you got. And the people most likely to do it to you are . . . MOMS.
People were asked who the best gift-giver in their family is, and moms got the most votes. 24% said mom . . . followed by “I’M the best gift-giver” with 20% of the vote.
Significant others are third at 13%, then dads with just 12% of the vote. (And in last place, as always . . . babies.)
31% of people said they like giving gifts more than receiving them. Only 19% said getting gifts is better. 44% said they enjoy both equally.
And yes, we’re competitive about it. 62% of us are trying to be the best gift-giver in our family this year.
The top three things we consider when buying someone a gift are: How much they’ll like it . . . how much it costs . . . and how it compares to what we got them last year.