We down to single digit days before Christmas. I saw this infographic and had a few thoughts:
Provided by Avant
- It’s probably not a surprise, but I’m in the 90% of shoppers who haven’t completed their shopping. It is mid-December.
- My reason for not completing fall in the 28.8% of not being given ideas by loved ones. However, I can’t throw stones in my glass house as I haven’t given many ideas for loved ones. It seems more and more difficult to find material objects that provide value to me. On the plus side, I avoided the 20% of being too lazy. If I can do that, you can too.
- When I look at the presents that people want, it becomes more clear to me why I can’t figure out what to ask for.
- I think I’m far below the $830 amount spent on gifts, but I’m not sure how that is tabulated. Is it the total that I spent for my wife and half of what I spent for the kids (with the other half being from my wife)? That seems to be the most natural way to do it.
- The best tips are buried at the end… how to reduce spending over xmas. Make Time would be the most important thing for me.
Michele Cooper says
Thanks for Infographic..!!
I think I will start by creating a list of family and friends who I will be buying presents for and start sticking to my budget for once. I was thinking of some handmade gift ideas this year, to make the presents more unique and thoughtful.
Mustard Seed Money says
I’m really lucky in the sense that my family insists that we put all of our gifts on Amazon. If it’s not on Amazon then we’re not getting it. It takes out a lot of the guessing and if you can’t figure out what you want then you don’t get a gift.
So it definitely entices you to think of ideas throughout the year unless you don’t want to open up presents.
Thanks for sharing the infographic it was really neat to read through.
Will Parsons says
According to last statistics report from online lender CreditCube, Christmas time is one of the hottest seasons not only for shopping, but for online loans. These facts are connected to each other. But we can clearly see the growth of number and volume of loans each year. Does it mean that people spend more than they can afford or the incomes fall?