Common uses for cash gifts U.S. 2017

This statistic shows the results of a survey in which U.S. consumers were asked how they would spend a cash gift. During the survey, 48 percent of respondents said they would spend cash gifts on bills.

If you received money as a gift, what would you use the money for?

Share of respondents
Bills48%
Buy something special45%
Everyday expenses40%
Savings29%
An experience14%
Travel fund14%
Tuition7%
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Sources

Release date

November 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

September 21 to 28, 2017

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Age group

18-55 years

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "If you received money as a gift, what would you use the money for?"

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