Over half of Canadians worry last-minute gifts will disappoint this holiday season
November 28, 2016 - The holiday season is a time for celebrating with friends and family and, for many, giving and receiving gifts. However, gift giving can be a source of stress. According to a recent survey conducted by Ipsos on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross, nearly 30 per cent of holiday shopping is done at the last minute, and over half of Canadians worry those last-minute gifts they purchase will disappoint. While Canadians are feeling strapped for time for seasonal shopping, charitable gifts are becoming an increasingly popular option. Nearly sixty per cent of Canadians say they receive trinkets and traditional items like socks they'll never use, while sixty-four per cent would prefer to receive a charitable gift that would help someone else.
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