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30 Percent of Americans Want Christmas Gift-Giving to End

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Pipslay, a global survey platform for audience opinions, recently polled more than 43,000 people with respect to shopping for, giving, and receiving Christmas gifts. Some of their spending habits and gifting plans might surprise you! What we found to be most interesting is that 30% of Americans want gift-giving to end.

Amidst the hustle and bustle and the shopping crowds lined up for Christmas bargains, approximately 45% of those polled said that they’ll spend more than $500 in total on Christmas gifts this year. Conversely, 38% have planned to spend less than that amount. Over the years, it appears that our family gift-giving budgets have increased, and some of the gifts on kids’ lists, as well as those we want to lavish on others, have grown a bit more extravagant. There are always a lot of tech gadgets that everyone talks about, and gift cards, as well as money, also seem to be big hits on our gift lists. In the survey by Pipslay, each of these items was found to be favorites of both men and women.

30 Percent of Americans Want Christmas Gift-Giving to End

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However, while Christmas gift-giving remains a popular activity, according to survey results a whopping 30% of Americans want this tradition to end. An additional 10% weren’t sure how they felt about it. And, overall, 63% of Americans find shopping for the right or perfect gifts to be quite stressful. You can read the full survey results at the link available here. In a fast-paced retail shopping extravaganza such as the holiday season, it looks like many are wishing to slow things down.

30 Percent of Americans Want Christmas Gift-Giving to End

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Here in Texas, some people are taking time to recognize family, friends, as well as our troops over the holidays. In lieu of exchanging presents, some are making care packages. Some families are sharing time together in the kitchen, making tamales and having quality time over a good, home-cooked meal. Still more are simply down-sizing their Christmas gift-giving, shopping local, authentically crafted gifts from Lone Star State sources that are close to home. Whatever your gift-giving and time-honored Christmas traditions are, we hope that you enjoy the best of what this season has to offer, and enjoy a little less trouble and stress. Here’s to a season of giving from the heart.