Whether it’s a jar of jam or chutney, a book or something crafty, research revealed 9 out of 10 of us say the most important part of a gift is the time and effort that goes into it, as opposed to the cost.
Corrine Sweet, Author and Psychologist, said: “Nothing stays in the memory and mind more than important experiences and beautiful images – especially when they celebrate our hobbies. Something personalised means ‘I know you and want to make you smile’ and a custom-made map reflects good times in your life.”
Finding the perfect Christmas gift for loved ones can be a tricky task. Each year millions of us unwrap a present and feign happy surprise, but what are the gifts that turn our Christmas cheer into despair year after year? Research released today saw novelty jumpers or clothing, soaps, cheap bottles of wine, candles and socks top the list of the worst or most useless presents we receive.
The poll also asked people to rate the gifts we can predict we’ll get year after year with chocolate, toiletries, socks, gift vouchers and slippers coming in top. And who are the most likely culprits for giving predictable presents? Our lovely mums and partners!