The lights are up, the tree is sparkling, carols are being sung, mince pies baked and it’s finally December: the countdown to Christmas has officially begun.
But despite all the festive giddiness, some men won’t be prioritising gift-buying, with one in five leaving their seasonal shopping until Christmas Eve, and ten per cent not even bothering to buy their partner a gift at all.
Furthermore, an impersonal fifth of men simply give cash to their beloved come 25 December.
Christmas is just around the corner, but no amount of festive cheer will bring a smile to the faces of the nation’s ladies – not while their men are all so utterly and verifiably useless!
“What are men useless at this time?” I hear you ask, in that exasperated tone you use when you’re buying into yet another lazy-stereotype-laden article produced by a cheap PR company looking to grab a few headlines. Well, this time around it’s the act of buying a gift that those useless men and their silly brains are just unable to grasp – we know this is true, because the survey says so:
And a further 40 per cent admit they buy their other half their gift while they’re out shopping together, according to research from buyagift.com, who polled 2000 adults on their Christmas shopping habits.
After all, if anyone ought to be experts in buying a gift, it has to be those reliable and trustworthy people at buyagift.com – though they may be happy to propogate irritating genderist stereotypes, they’re real experts when it comes to purchasing a thing. Even their ludicrously-named CEO says so:
Dan Mountain, CEO of buyagift.com, said: ‘There is a lot to organise at Christmas and it can be a busy and stressful time of year, but that’s no excuse to be a scrooge this December.
‘Though it looks like the nation’s men are letting the side down, many of us have no faith in our other half’s gifting abilities.
So, thank you, buyagift! Next time I’m I need someone to belittle and patronise my gender while offering gift suggestions, you’ll be the first place I call!