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Poll #1090588 Pre Holiday Poll #2 : The Survey That Keeps On Giving

IT'S MID-NOVEMBER. HOW FAR ALONG IS YOUR HOLIDAY GIFT SHOPPING?

Done
1(1.0%)
I have it mostly done, but still need to buy things.
9(9.2%)
Bought a couple of items, long way to go.
24(24.5%)
I dont really give holiday gifts, so I'm as done shopping as I'll ever be.
6(6.1%)
I buy holiday gifts, but haven't even started yet.
55(56.1%)
Other (please comment)
3(3.1%)

WHEN IT COMES TO HOLIDAY SEASON SHOPPING I USUALLY BUY:

Locally when available, to support smaller businesses & get better quality.
2(2.0%)
At big box stores because I can't afford to support local merchants.
5(5.1%)
At big box stores because I that's all that's available where I live.
7(7.1%)
At locally-owned stores because that's all there is where i live.
1(1.0%)
A combination of locally-owned and big-box-stores.
25(25.3%)
all gifts through mail-order.
2(2.0%)
A combo of mail-order, locally-owned, and/or big-box-stores.
49(49.5%)
I don't usually give gifts.
4(4.0%)
I make all or most of the gifts I give.
2(2.0%)
Other (please comment)
2(2.0%)

ON PURCHASE OF HOLIDAY GIFTS (OR MATERIALS TO MAKE GIFTS), IN ONE SEASON, I USUALLY SPEND ABOUT

25 bucks or less (or the equivalent in my currency)
3(3.1%)
25- 50 dollars
5(5.1%)
50-100 dollars
16(16.3%)
100-200 dollars
32(32.7%)
200-500 dollars
24(24.5%)
500-1000 dollars
10(10.2%)
over 1000 dollars
1(1.0%)
I make gifts out of materials I have around, so I don't calculate it.
0(0.0%)
I don't really give gifts at all.
3(3.1%)
Other (please comment)
4(4.1%)

I ROUTINELY BUY OR MAKE HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR:

Parents, kids, partners, siblings, friends, coworkers, neighbors, other relatives, EVERYONE!
7(7.1%)
Only for immediate family and close friends.
65(65.7%)
Big gifts for family, small gifts for everyone else.
9(9.1%)
Only for my parents/ Only for my kids.
3(3.0%)
Only for people who give me gifts.
3(3.0%)
It's a big family so we each draw one person's name and give one gift.
0(0.0%)
Only for my significant other.
1(1.0%)
It varies from year to year.
6(6.1%)
I don't really give gifts.
3(3.0%)
Other (please comment)
2(2.0%)

I USUALLY COMPLETE MY HOLIDAY GIFT SHOPPING:

At the last minute on Xmas Eve or Xmas Day.
8(8.2%)
The week of Xmas (or other holiday I'm giving for)
21(21.6%)
in December sometime
54(55.7%)
before Thanksgiving to avoid crowded stores.
4(4.1%)
at Day-After-Thanksgiving sales in that one day!
0(0.0%)
before Labor Day,at summer sidewalk sales and the like.
0(0.0%)
when I order or pick up special gifts throughout year as I find them.
3(3.1%)
at Post - Xmas sales between xmas and new year.
2(2.1%)
never because I don't really buy gifts OR always because I hand-make them instead of shopping.
3(3.1%)
Other (please comment)
2(2.1%)

WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS THE WORST, IN TERMS OF YOU RECEIVING A GIFT?

getting clothes when you wanted toys.
5(5.2%)
getting objects when you wanted cash.
4(4.2%)
not getting what you've hinted very strongly for.
23(24.0%)
not getting a gift from someone for whom you get gifts.
17(17.7%)
getting a gift because the giver feels obligated to gift you
19(19.8%)
I have too much stuff, so material gifts are a hassle.
6(6.2%)
I don't have enough stuff, but I want to choose what I get, not just random gifts.
4(4.2%)
I don't want to feel like I owe the giver a gift, so I sometimes don't like getting gifts.
11(11.5%)
Other (please comment)
7(7.3%)

WHAT IS BEST ABOUT GIFTS?

It's a pleasant surprise when someone thinks enough of me to give me a gift.
34(35.1%)
I usually need whatever I'm getting, and make use of it.
13(13.4%)
It's nice to be included in group traditions.
4(4.1%)
I like making / purchasing gifts, to let people know I appreciate them.
42(43.3%)
Other (please comment.)
4(4.1%)

DO YOU RETURN/EXCHANGE GIFTS YOU RECEIVE, AT THE STORE WHERE THEY WERE PURCHASED?

Often, with most gifts I get.
2(2.0%)
Only if I think the giver won't find out!
7(7.1%)
Rarely
61(61.6%)
Never
28(28.3%)
Other (please comment)
1(1.0%)

GIFTWRAP?

Fancy, new, shimmery, complicated packaging -- that's half the fun of gift giving.
19(19.2%)
I get wrap on sale, use last year's wrap or other colorful paper, whatever.
69(69.7%)
is only good if the store has someone to do the wrapping for me
2(2.0%)
... is gonna hafta be the sack it came in, as far as I'm concerned...
6(6.1%)
Other (please comment)
3(3.0%)

WORST OR MOST BIZARRE GIFT YOU'VE EVER GIVEN OR RECEIVED::

BEST OR MOST MEMORABLE GIFT YOU'VE EVER GIVEN OR RECEIVED::

SO, ARE YOU MORE GRATEFUL AT THIS TIME OF YEAR?

Nope, not at all.
13(13.1%)
Oh My Goodness, Yessss! Ahh.
12(12.1%)
I do count my blessings, all the time all year round.
45(45.5%)
I'm not sure.
26(26.3%)
Other (please comment)
3(3.0%)








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