The popular Russian portal, Mail.ru, conducted a poll and published its rating of the most unwanted New Year’s gifts. The majority of those polled (71 percent), or over 5,000 people, claim that they are given useless presents. A further nine percent say that they get rid of their presents by gifting them to somebody else.
Here’s a rating of the least popular gifts:
1. A Chinese zodiac souvenir (57 percent)
2. A stuffed animal (52 percent)
3. Scales (49 percent)
4. Soap (48 percent)
5. A calendar (48 percent)
6. A shaving set (48 percent)
7. A massage mat (45 percent)
8. Bitcoin (42 percent)
9. A cosmetic make-up set (40 percent)
10. A towel (38 percent)
Some 70 percent of those polled pointed out that a gift should have practical use. At the same time, 10 percent of respondents believe that a gift’s most important aspect is the element of surprise. Another nine percent do not care what they get, and they think it’s the thought that counts.
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