Survey: 1 in 2 Americans will buy gifts for someone they'd rather not

It's not just you: according to a new survey, plenty of Americans feel obligated to buy a holiday gift for someone to whom they'd rather not give one. 

According to a press release, the mobile survey company Pollfish asked 1,000 Americans about their shopping habits for the holidays, and, they found 47% of those quizzed felt they needed to buy gifts for those they really didn't want to give one.  And 58% of those begrudgingly being given gifts are family members. 

In fact, that 58% is more than three times more than the next least popular gift recipient, co-workers. 

Another 58% of Americans say holiday shopping makes them anxious, with 42% saying not having enough money for gifts is a worry.  Twenty-one percent say they're clueless as to what to get a loved one, and 11% fear they'll get their loved one a bad gift. 

In fact, more than half of those polled admit to shopping blind -- that is, not knowing what they're going to get. 

The poll also revealed that 1 in 5 men plan to buy gifts for their significant other, though only 11% of women say the same of their partners.



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