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This Is How Much Your Girlfriend Thinks You Should Spend On Her This Christmas

Otherwise she leaves you, OK?

BY Editors | Dec 6, 2017 | Sex & Relationships

It's the most financially draining time of the year. With presents to buy for every colleague, cousin and cat in your life it's not surprising that the expectations of our loved ones might not quite be met.

"But you always loved extension cables, Sarah!"

Luckily, there is a study. There's always a study. Some research that will guide you to the acceptable spending parameters and ensure you aren't single on 26 December.

According to research from (not going to ask why a shower company dictate Christmas present law), 39% of women surveyed expect their partner to spend between £100 (*SGD180) and £150 (*SGD271) on gifts, beating out other spending brackets.

Things got sadder as the study found 80% of Brits have used or worn a present they disliked to avoid hurting their partner's feelings and 64% have given a present from their partner to a charity shop.


These were voted the ten worst presents, in no particular order:

  1. Bath Sets
  2. Cosmetics
  3. Perfume
  4. Skin Care
  5. Clothes
  6. Household Appliances
  7. Money
  8. Chocolates/Sweets
  9. Flowers
  10. Underwear

So, err, what's left?

From: Esquire UK