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Consumer Reports polled Americans and found booze is their least favorite gift

Bad gifts are being purchased as we speak.

Our contribution for today, a list from Consumer Reports on what most Americans consider the worst gift choices.

A quarter of those surveyed said hard liquor (spirits such as whiskey, rum, tequila) was the gift they least desired as a gift.

Wine was comparatively more acceptable: only 6 percent said they didn’t want to get a bottle of wine.

The list of holiday gifts Americans said they’d least like to receive include:

  • Spirits (25 percent)
  • Flowers/plants (23 percent)
  • Home décor (13 percent)
  • Books (8 percent)
  • Kitchen items (7 percent)
  • Wine (6 percent)
  • Clothes (6 percent)
  • Food (5 percent)

As of early December, the survey learned 30 percent of holiday shoppers had started making a serious shopping effort. Of those who have started shopping, one in 10 had completely finished, while 27 percent are three-quarters of the way there, 25 percent are half done, and 35 percent have completed at least one-quarter of their gift shopping.

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