Study: 1 in 5 Plan To Give A ‘Take The Hint’ Holiday Gift This Year

Ever gotten a gift and thought “this seems like they're taking a shot at me.” According to a new survey,you were probably right.

One out of five Americans say they’re going to give a gift this year that’s meant to drop some hints to the people in their life. And even if they’re not planning to do it in 2019, one-third of the people surveyed said they’ve given a “hint” gift at some point.Sorry to everyone out there realizing the cologne they get in their stocking every year is someone letting them know they reek.

But don’t worry Stinky, you’re not the only one. In fact, the most frequently received hint gift was deodorant or perfume. After that,people got real subtle about their loved one needing to lose some weightbecause cookbooks came in second with exercise equipment right behind them. And while you’re working on your health, you might as well break a mental sweat as well. Self-help books came in at the fourth biggest hint gift.

  • Cleaning supplies, alarm clocks, toothbrush / toothpaste, gym memberships, breath mints, and razors / shaving gear finished out the list of the most popular hint gifts.

And who would possibly be so bold to shade you and put a bow on it at the same time? Our significant others are the most likely to give us the gift of hidden meanings.

Extra Stats:

  • It’s A Guy Thing.26% of males said they’re planning on giving a hint gift out, in comparison to only 17% of females.
  • Last Minute Shopping.50% of the survey’s participants said they have bought someone a present on their way to a gift exchange.


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