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What are People Buying?

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The Most Popular Frugal, but Fund Gifts in Canada

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What are People Buying?

  1. 1. What are People Buying? The Most Popular Frugal, But Fun Gifts in Canada
  2. 2. How Do Canadians Feel About Gift Giving? • According to a 2017 poll, Canadians want to give and receive fewer gifts this year. • 72% of Canadians love giving • 52% want to do less • 24% say that most of the gifts they receive are useless • 31% feel like they have to give gifts to too many people • 24% say gift giving in their families is out of control
  3. 3. The Top Gift Categories Food and Beverages Canadians Spent: $5.1 billion Most gifted: Reese’s cups
  4. 4. Here’s where Canadians are spending their money. TELEVISIONS, AUDIO AND VIDEO EQUIPMENT CANADIANS SPENT: $459.9 MILLION MOST GIFTED: WIRELESS BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS
  5. 5. Here’s where Canadians are spending their money. Toys, Games, Hobby Supplies Canadians Spent: $417.8 million Most gifted: L.O.L. Surprise! Dolls
  6. 6. Here’s Where Canadians are Spending Their Money Computer Hardware and Software Canadians Spent: $274.9 million Most gifted: Kindle
  7. 7. Here’s where Canadians are spending their money. • Small Electrical Appliances • Canadians Spent: $263.4 million • Most gifted: Soda Stream
  8. 8. Here’s where Canadians are spending their money. • Tableware and Kitchenware • Canadians Spent: $238.5 million • Most gifted: Pressure cookers
  9. 9. Here’s Where Canadians are Spending Their Money Cosmetics and Fragrances Canadians Spent: $154.8 million Most gifted: Bath bombs
  10. 10. Here’s Where Canadians are Spending Their Money • Sporting Goods • Canadians Spent: $171.6 million • Most gifted: Gaming chairs • Stationery, Office and Party Supplies • Canadians Spent: $98.7 million • Most gifted: Sticker photo paper
  11. 11. Here’s Where Canadians are Spending Their Money • Jewellery and Watches • Canadians Spent: $118.0 million • Most gifted: “I Love You” projection pendant • Cameras, Equipment and Supplies • Canadians Spent: $73.7 million • Most gifted: Fujifilm instant camera
  12. 12. Unique Christmas Gifts • Hot sauce making kit • Batman cookie cutters • Darth Vader waffle maker • Portable sauna • Wearable sleeping bag
  13. 13. Alternative Gift Ideas • Do chores • Cook • Make a gift (knitting, jewellery, etc.) • Volunteer with the recipient at their favourite charity • Give the gift of your time
  14. 14. Cheap Gift Ideas • Contribute to an educational fund or tax-free savings account. • Group gifts. • Indoor plant. • Buy a membership. Canadians spend a lot on the holiday season each year, but is it necessary? This year, go with a meaningful gift for a frugal but fun holiday! Call us Toll Free: 1.800.463.8371 In Winnipeg: 1.204.925.6400 If your holiday gifts are adding to your debt stress, call and talk to us about your situation. Our initial consultation is free.

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