November 21, 2013

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Gifting and Regifting 101

SheSpeaks/Lippe Taylor Holiday Shopping Index

Gifting and Regifting 101: 

  • About one-third (32%) of women say extended family members give the worst holiday gifts, followed by parents/parents-in-law (17%), co-worker/boss (9%), friend (6%) and husband/boyfriend/partner (5%)
  • 25% of women say they will regift this year
  •  A tacky knick-knack/tchotchke (22%) ranked as the worst holiday gift a women has ever received, followed by clothes that were either way too big or way too small, a used present, cheap-looking jewelry, an ugly sweater, and low-end beauty products  
  • When asked “What’s the worst holiday gift you’ve ever gotten?” the best survey answers included:
o   Paper napkins and plates
o   Doorknobs
o   Candy bar
o   Expired food
o   Hotel shampoo and conditioner
o   Toilet seat
o   Belly button brush
  •  Clothing and accessories, personal technology and gift cards are all popular items for women, men and children’s gifts this year.  For a specific breakdown, please see below:
o   Clothing is the most wanted gift that women want this year (53%), followed by: Gift cards (49%), Beauty products (39%), Personal technology (i.e., tablets, mobile phones, gaming device) (35%), Kitchen products /small housewares (34%), Books (26%), Home entertainment/technology (i.e., TV, laptops) (25%), Jewelry (24%), Video Games (18%), Lingerie (18%)

o   Clothing/accessories (44%) is the #1 holiday gift that women will purchase for men, followed by: Tools / Gadgets (37%), Gift Cards (32%), Personal Technology (i.e., tablets, mobile phones, gaming device) (26%), Video Games (22%), Cologne or Body Spray (23%), Home Entertainment/technology (i.e., TV, laptops) (22%)
o   After toys/games (65%), clothing/accessories (46%), and books (33%), are at the top of kids' lists.  Gift cards are on the lists for about one-quarter (26%) of kids

Research Methodology: The fourth “SheSpeaks/Lippe Taylor” survey was fielded online among the 3,361 of SheSpeaks panel members from November 8-12, 2013. The sample is comprised of U.S. women aged 18 years and older.  Women in the SheSpeaks panel are socially active, both online and offline.

A couple gift ideas from Lippe Taylor

Manuka Doctor ApiNourish Rejuvenating Face Mask ($85 at Sephora and
This intensive treatment mask deeply penetrates the skin to stimulate collagen production and renew damaged skin cells with the potent combination of enzymes, peptides, and amino acids found in Manuka Doctor’s patented Purified Bee Venom (PBV). Active natural ingredients such as Manuka Honey, royal jelly and shea butter help nourish and restore skin's softness, while replenishing skin's moisture barrier for a firmer and more youthful-looking complexion.

Organic Doctor® Dead Sea Mineral Collection ($12.99-$19.99, Vitamin World stores and
Create an in-expensive at-home spa gift basket with masks, and skincare that contain 70%-100% certified organic ingredients. About Dead Sea Minerals Collection: A surprising aspect of the sea lies in its highly concentrated yet beneficial products. In fact, the Dead Sea has a high concentration of useful minerals. Dead Sea salt minerals make up some of the best cosmetics and spa therapies around the world. Dead Sea salt minerals possess properties of creating and promoting healthy elasticity and permeability of skin. They help to retain moisture in skin. Products in this collection include: Bio-Plasma Mud Mask, Body Souffle, Body Scrub, Hand & Nail Cream, Hydrating Radiance Serum, Face Wash, Day/Night Creams


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