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.