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Giving The Gift Of Unwanted Gifts

70 per cent of Australians received at least one unwanted gift last year.

A new survey by Gumtree has revealed that 70 per cent of Australians received at least one unwanted gift last year. And if you don’t think you’re part of that statistic, you might be the bad gift giver.

The Gumtree Unwanted Gift survey, conducted by Yougov Galaxy, found that the estimated value of the unwanted gift was $69. So, to save you some time, we gathered up a list of gifts that cost $69. A $69 gift voucher, $69 worth of flowers, or three copies of $23 Blu-ray copies of the movie Up.

The survey also revealed that 32 per cent of close friends give poor Christmas presents, which is not good news for anyone hoping to keep that friendship alive. 27 per cent of work colleagues also give disappointing gifts. Here at The Project office, we normally just regift used work stationery, or give each other IOUs, such as IOU work stationery. No word yet if this is considered poor gift giving.

25 per cent of parents and 26 per cent of in-laws have all been known to buy unwanted gifts for their loved ones, or their not so loved ones.

This year is sure to be no different, with 70 per cent of Aussies heading to the shops to return their gifts for some cold hard cash.