Even though people probably buy it for themselves throughout the year, perfume is the safest bet to give as a present, and is the least likely to be “re-gifted”, says an Australian survey.
Around 70 percent of respondents in a survey by Priceline said they would not pass it on as a present, The Age daily reported.
“Beauty products” generally (at 39 percent) were among the top four presents people keep at Christmas.
“Perfume is the holiday gift equivalent of the little black dress — you can never go wrong with a much-loved favourite that never goes out of style,” Kerry Baxter, fragrance buyer at Priceline, was quoted as saying.
The survey found that 75 percent of Australians admitted to “re-gifting”, though 40 percent said they would be concerned if someone re-gifted a gift they had given.
Most regifted gifts
Most re-gifted gifts are homeware, chocolate and candles, and the most common reason is that they are not needed.