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9% of Americans break up with their partner to avoid buying holiday gifts, survey says

Americans say the amount of thought put into gift giving reflects effort in a relationship.

Relationships can be tricky, especially when it comes to gift giving.

A recent survey conducted by TopCashback.com revealed the gifting habits of Americans during the holidays, and found that 60% believe the amount of thought that goes into gift-giving directly reflects how much time one puts into their relationship.

The survey also found that 9% of Americans "intentionally terminate" a relationship to avoid buying gifts. 

Of the more than 2,000 adults who were polled for the survey, 31% said they'll spend $51-$100 on a present for their significant other, while 26% will spend $26-$50 and 14% will drop $101-$150.  

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Forty-nine percent of those surveyed said they plan on buying clothes for their partner, 44% will buy perfume or cologne and 41% will buy tech gifts. But when it comes to what men and women actually want, there are some differences.

Women said they want:

  • 51% want jewelry
  • 46% want gift cards
  • 45% want perfume

Men said they want:

  • 59% want tech gifts
  • 37% want clothes
  • 29% want gift cards

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