Onesie most unwanted Christmas gift

23 December 2013        

Christmas shopping 2012

Two in three people receive at least one gift that they don’t want every Christmas, according to new research by our shops as they launch their annual Unwanted Christmas Gifts Appeal in the fight against heart disease.

The onesie came out top of the charts, with over a third of people (33%) admitting this would be their most unwanted gift.

Coming in at a close second was celebrity weight loss DVDs (32%), followed by the Christmas jumper (12%).

Other unwanted items include a celebrity cook book and socks. 

Our shops are urging the public to donate their unwanted Christmas gifts this year to help fund life-saving research in the fight for every heartbeat. Unwanted presents provide valuable stock to the BHF’s network of over 700 shops. Last Christmas, BHF shops received a surge in donations of candles, toiletries, clothing, accessories, books and DVDs.

Our Retail Director, Mike Taylor, said: “It’s interesting to see that as many as 64% of people receive unwanted Christmas gifts every year.

“We encourage people to donate these items to BHF shops so that unwanted Christmas gifts can help in the fight against heart disease."

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