Millenials give away unwanted gifts easily

17 Jun 2021Updated: 4 hours ago | 52 people are reading

Millenials give away unwanted gifts easily

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In this group, 45% keep the unwanted gift, 43% give it to someone else and 10% put it for sale on Marktplaats or another online sales platform. This is the conclusion of a study commissioned by RAI Amsterdam following the Huishoudbeurs, which starts on Saturday. Research firm Dynata interviewed 1,600 people for this.

Among 40- to 75-year-olds, only 1% put a gift on sale if it is not appreciated. "These older women don't find it respectful. But with millennials there is a lot of trade-in culture, "says psychologist Josje Smeets. "Everything is flashy and fast. If you don't like something, you give it up. With this age category it is more accepted that you do such a thing. ”

The same research shows that female millennials also come up with an excuse much more often than their older sex peers to end up under someone else's birthday. 64% invents an excuse at least once a year to get out of it. Having to work is a common lie for good. Others mention excuses such as 'my child has lost the car keys', 'I fell asleep' and 'you never celebrate before your birthday'

Psychologist Smeets understands that young people in particular Use excuses. "If you are younger, you have many more people with whom you interact. As a result, you are invited for many more birthdays and so you have to select. "