Women would rather buy their own Christmas present than leave it to their partner to choose study finds

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on December 4th, 2012 0 comments yet. Be the First

Christmas wish lists have been around for as long as shops started luring innocent customers into their stores – and now online – with promises of gold and sparkly things, even the odd kitten if necessary. Hang on, what do you mean ‘that is just Harrods’?

Shopping for Christmas presents is never an easy thing and sometimes even the most obvious hints will not make your man get you what is on the top of your wish list, whether it is the latest It bag, those shoes with a certain red sole, a new iPad case or simply that scarf you spotted in the shop window the other week (yes even if you did point at it and say I WANT THAT FOR CHRISTMAS).

According to research conducted by One4All gift cards, men are apparently so bad at choosing presents that women are now actually choosing to buy their own presents. Hmm that does sound familiar. Many a times before have I put a new investment into the ‘To me, From me’ category for both Christmas and birthdays. Think about it, who knows you better than you?!

The research found that three out of four women (74.9%) believe they would buy a better Christmas present than their partner, with the majority of men actually agreeing: only 11% of the men asked believed they wear the trousers when it comes to choosing the right gift.

Are you planning on buying yourself Christmas presents this festive season or will you chance it another year and leave it to your man?

And what’s the worst present your boyfriend or husband has ever given you?

The study was carried out by One4All gift cards and polled 1,000 men and 1,000 women in the UK.

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