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Survey: more Czechs will give money as Christmas presents

In Culture, Economy on November 24, 2010 by Petr Bokuvka Tagged: , , , ,

Instead of neat packages with Christmas motifs, many Czechs will find a stuffed envelope or gift certificates under (well, on is more like it) their Christmas trees. According to a recent survey some people realized that the only way to gift something the recipient really wants is to have them buy it themselves, most usually AFTER Christmas when discounts and sales hit the stores.

It probably has something to do with the financial crisis (people really do not want to buy pointless gifts) or with the fact that most adult-aged people realized that they have everything they really need (exceptions apply, of course). Plus, we do not seem to have a period of any real in-style gift or category of gifts that everybody would want.

The only drawback is that it kind of defies the traditional gift exchange and the whole gave-it-some-thought behind it. In families with healthy relationships (or among real friends) this should not be a problem.

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