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Gift Giving by the Numbers

THINK FINDING THE RIGHT GIFT CAN BE TOUGH? You're not alone. We give you. GIFTING, BY THE NUMBERS PRESENTED BY: Giftovus Brainstorm gift ideas with friends & family NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT THE AVERAGE AMERICAN SHOPS FOR AROUND THE HOLIDAYS 10 PEOPLE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO THEY STRUGGLE TO FIND GIFTS FOR PEOPLE TIME SPENT IN THE STRUGGLE 18 O00000 HOURS WITH THOSE 18 HOURS YOU COULD... 1 8x 5x 9x WRITE 18 HEARTFELT LETTERS RUN A MARATHON WATCH 9 MOVIES 5 TIMES W/ YOUR FRIENDS 2x LAUGH 'TIL YOU CRY W/ EACH FRIEND (2 comedy shows / friend) TIME AMERICA AS A WHOLE SPENDS WORKING ON GIFTS 6.96 billion PER YEAR HOURS THAT COMPARES TO: IN CHURCH (no idea how many are HAVING SEX SPENT AT SOCIAL VOLUNTEERING FOR GATHERINGS/PARTIES THOSE IN NEED praying for gift ideas) 2.41 7.6 12.7 billion billion billion billion HOURS HOURS HOURS HOURS 000 O = 1 BILLION HOURS %3D THE VALUE OF THE 6.96 BILLION HOURS SPENT ON GIFTS IS $149,000,000,000 IN LABOR COSTS... yikes! With that money, America could: Employ every computer and math professional (3 million) in America to solve the problem. (We're doing it with just 4) Buy every car GM produced worldwide in a year. Sorry, but not everyone would get a car. Pay every doctor and surgeon's salary, with a 28% raise. Buy every share of Amazon. Who gets what though? DESPITE ALL THIS EFFORT, GIVERS ARE STILL WRONG >20% OF THE TIME. THIS AVERAGES TO $ 102 WASTED EACH XMAS THINGS YOU COULD HAVE BOUGHT WITH THAT EXTRA MONEY 20 pair RUNNING year boxes dinner more gifts NÉTFLIX TISSUES WITH FOR YÕUR SHOES For the tears FRIENDS FRIENDS To get through At a nice restaurant that marathon THE SOLUTION IS GETTING TO Clink! KNOW EACH OTHER BETTER. Buy the people you struggle with a beer, a coffee, or a lunch. In the hour you spend, we're sure you'll learn something that will light the lamp of inspiration for an amazing gift. .. and if you can't get together with them, try Giftovus For data sources and more, visit us at HAPPY GIFTING! OOO||OO|OOO|OO Olollollollololo|O|O

Gift Giving by the Numbers

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What do gifts for hard to shop for people cost? We've created an infographic that shows the effort people spend on shopping for their gifts. Tweet us @Giftovus!




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