Consumer solutions to unwanted Christmas gifts in the UK 2018

According to the results of a survey conducted in February 2019, when given unwanted or unloved Christmas gifts, donating them to charities was the most popular course of action for United Kingdom (UK) consumers. Of those surveyed for this study, 26 percent of respondents said they re-gifted the presents. In contrast, 28 percent of respondents said they did not do anything about unwanted Christmas gifts they were given.

In 2018, 26 percent of consumers in the UK reported receiving unwanted gifts.

What did you do with the unwanted/unloved gifts you received last year?

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Release date

December 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

February 1-3, 2019

Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

All who received unwanted gift

Supplementary notes

* Of which 186 were male and 3017 were female (weighted base). Responses with small base are not represented in the statistic.
No date of release was provided by the source for this study. Therefore, date of access is used here.

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