Upon finding this story, your blogger felt compelled to share … as it has very much reminded me of a Christmas a few years ago when I excitedly picked up this huge box from underneath the tree, beautifully wrapped and with the words “To the person who deserves the very best in life.” B xxxxx
Maybe it’s something about the initial ‘B’ as, apparently, with the best of intentions, a gentleman called Ben Blomerley bought his girlfriend a worm farm as a present – not surprisingly, she dumped him. Thus, not wanting other hapless chaps to go through the same experience, he decided that there had to be a better way of choosing gifts for women, so has set up an internet company called AskHerFriends.com which is an ecommerce marketplace dedicated to finding beautiful and desirable gifts for women with a little help from her friends.
His company also conducted a nationwide survey on presents received by women, which found that nearly half of UK women (49.9%) will be disappointed on Christmas Day because their partner will fail to buy them a perfect gift. The independent survey was conducted by Censuswide, which interviewed almost 1700 women.
Windscreen wipers, nasal hair trimmer, a bag of compost, a cement mixer and even a beard trimmer were mentioned by women as some truly terrible gifts given by their loved ones. It is not surprising then that 42% of women have ditched the partners who gave them awful gifts – a note of caution to anyone buying a present for the female in their life.
Nearly 1 in 5 married women (16.9%) confided that their husbands really did not know them when it came to buying gifts – one woman even disclosed that her husband accidently gave her the gift he intended to give his mistress! 5% of married women also revealed that they pretended to like the gifts their husband gave them. In contrast almost exactly half of women who are cohabiting (49.2%) felt their live-in partners always bought great gifts.
Back to your blogger’s mystery gift. My beautifully presented gift was a scutch hammer …..my spouse no doubt thinking of all the stone repairs we get involved with at Plastic Surgeon. Luckily for the health of my beloved, our families were sharing Christmas with us.