Christmas Gifts 2010: No sextoys please, we’re British

Twenga, a comprehensive shopping search engine, asked Internet users about Christmas gifts they don’t want to receive. The results show that 42% of British consumers would be disappointed with a sextoy as their gift, and 38% would not like a scented candle.

The sextoy is indeed the least popular item in Europe, especially for the French, 47% of whom wouldn’t like to receive one. Classics such as gift vouchers, money and electrical appliances are more appreciated (respectively 13%, 13% and 14%).

What type of Christmas gift would you not enjoy receiving?

  United Kingdom France Germany Italy Spain The Netherlands
A gift voucher 13% 9% 24% 12% 19% 9%
Money 13% 11% 25% 12% 18% 20%
An electrical appliance 14% 20% 25% 13% 26% 20%
Chocolates 16% 12% 20% 20% 26% 20%
A book 18% 14% 26% 18% 13% 18%
A perfume 26% 11% 24% 15% 16% 14%
A tie or scarf 35% 50% 42% 43% 53% 45%
A scented candle 38% 36% 30% 31% 36% 36%
A sex toy or erotic gadget 42% 47% 34% 38% 28% 46%
Other 5% 3% 6% 3% 4% 2%
I don’t know 8% 6% 8% 7% 7% 8%

Methodology
Twenga asked over 3,000 European Internet users about their Christmas spending budgets for this year and how they intend to use it. The study by Novamétrie was conducted online for Twenga between 27th September and 7th October 2010 using a representative sample of 3013 European Internet users from the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands.

3 Comments

  1. I’m not sure what those Brits are thinking! I would LOVE to get a sex toy for Xmas. In fact, since I write about them, I would be able to write off my sex toy Xmas gifts as a work expense LOL. I had this bad boy on my list, but I decided I couldn’t wait until Dec. 25 and bought it as a gift for myself (plus, I reviewed it too).
    Miranda

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