Skip to main content

What's the Most Popular Gift This Holiday Season? Cash

  • Author:
  • Publish date:

Do you have a hard time trying to figure out what to get your girlfriend or nanny? A recent survey conducted by Western Union found that 83% of respondents would rather receive cash than a gift worth the same amount!

This makes sense to us since oftentimes you end up spending more on gifts and items are either lost (kids toys!) or lose value over time. According to 2011 Western Union Global Gifting Survey, giving cash is a solution to holiday over-spending (the number one worry for Americans this holiday season) and the pressure to find the perfect gift. And, while 69% of consumers surveyed said they plan on making a holiday spending budget this year, 63% said that, despite making a budget in 2010, they overspent.

So, even those stuff is nice, it is clear that cash is king and certainly has a greater value than any cutesy present out there.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles


US Open Tennis for Kids

If you are an American tennis-lover, you've likely known that Labor Day is dedicated to watching the US Open in Flushing Queens. I've been to the event a few times and it's awesome. This year will be a little different, and we're staying up to date on the event and family more

Serena & Lily Opens Hampton's Outpost

Serena & Lily Opens Hampton's Outpost

Wainscott welcomes the first Serena & Lily retail store. The lucky Hampton's enclave will be home to the a gorgeous assortment of bedding, tabletop, decor and accessories all perfect for a discerning decorator. Related: 10 chandeliers for girls This week I loaded up on a luxury more

How to Create a Build Your Own Burger Bar

How to Create a Build Your Own Burger Bar

A burger bar is a fun way to keep your BBQ simple and to turn dinner into a casual party. Giving your family or guests lots of options for toppings and condiments keeps everyone happy. Now that more and more families are staying in, this is the type of meal that feels special. more

Momtrends was not paid for this post.

Related Articles