eBay Reveals the Best & Worst Holiday Gifts

eBay Reveals the Best & Worst Holiday Gifts

Heather Blaha
Dec 10, 2008

From Information Week ("Defining the Business Value of Technology"), a recent eBay survey says that neckties are the most dreaded gift, and that gift certificates and consumer electronics are most preferred. Clothing in general is not so dreaded (jeans especially), but flowers and candles are very much NOT preferred...

"EBAY released results of a recent Opinion Research Corporation gift-giving survey of 3,307 adults online during the first two weeks of October. Twenty-four percent of respondents said neckties are the most dreaded gift. The survey...also found that spouses, siblings, parents and children are often worse gift-givers than mothers-in-law."

Personally, we don't mind flowers (ever) and happily accept candles (most of the time). What about you all? Are gift certificates and electronics still on top for most-desired?

(Images: silk necktie from Germes; flowers from Faith's holiday carnation arrangements; birch bark candles from Crate & Barrel.)

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