If you’re still trying to figure out what to get your housekeeper or you just can’t figure out what to buy for your mechanic, you just might be among the minority of people who remember to give holiday gifts to those who serve them. A recent report shows just how some people feel when it comes to giving small gifts. Overall, most are reluctant to spend much or at all.
The Walgreens State of Small Gifting Report found that most become pretty forgetful when it comes to bestowing holiday gifts upon those who serve them.
Key survey results:
Among those in service positions (such as teachers, and caregivers) roughly 7 out of 10 say that less than half of the people they serve give them a gift during the holidays.
Teachers and tutors said they get gifts from less than a quarter of those they serve (39%).
People really love their babysitters. The results showed that babysitters get gifts from more than half of those they provide services to (64%).
Gift cards are the gift of choice (64%), along with food and drink baskets (46%), food tins (42%), and candles (41%).
The survey also found that many shoppers do not want to spend a fortune when it comes to giving token gifts. Among the respondents, a small number of token gifts have a value of more than $20. Most of the respondents say the gifts they gave had a value of $10 or less.