Candles are an easy gift for people who are hard to buy for.
But as it turns out not many people actually like receiving them.
A recent survey by Virgin Mobile asked 1,000 Australians what they considered the worst gifts to receive come Christmas time.
According to the results, 2 out of 3 Aussies think stocking fillers are a total waste of space, and consider novelty mugs as the worst possible present.
Here are the top 5 gifts Aussies loathe come Christmas time.
1. Novelty gifts (mugs and Christmas themed gifts) 57%
2. Something smelly (scented candles, beauty products and perfumes) 49%
3. Stuffed toys 47%
4. Trinkets 44%
5. A “gift with purchase” gift 44%
Instead the respondents said they would prefer these gifts to be replaced with something more practical – and this is a happy coincidence when you run a mobile phone business – like mobile data.
Almost 8 in 10 Australians are likely to increase their data use over the Christmas period, with staying connected and up to date (69%), shopping up an online storm including Boxing Day sales (38%) and streaming or downloading their favourite music, movies and TV series (38%) topping the list.
The research was conducted by Virgin Mobile and carried out by Lonergan from a nationally representative survey of Australians in November 2017.
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