And so, the researchers have been busy and have managed to put a number to the amount of ‘Unwanted Gifts’ given as Christmas presents this year- and it sits at $620 million and growing.
Per research on behalf of Gumtree tea towels, candles, bath salts, handkerchiefs, fly catchers and knitted cardigans are the most the unwanted gifts now trying to be off loaded.
2.8 million Australians expected to sell unwanted presents online. Almost three-quarters of people are estimated to have received at least one unwanted gift this Christmas.
Gumtree spokeswoman Kirsty Dunn says product listings increase by almost a third on their site after Christmas.