Results also reveal shopping for wedding gifts is more difficult than other occasions
TORONTO, June 24, 2019 /CNW/ - With wedding season in full swing, Canadians are reportedly spending more on luxury wedding gifts than any other gift-giving occasions. According to a recent poll by Ebates.ca, which looked at Canadians' gift-giving habits for various occasions, Canadians spend an average of $145 for wedding gifts, compared to other holidays such as birthdays, where the average spend was only $95.
Given that weddings top the list of most expensive gift purchases, it's no wonder that shopping for a wedding present is stressful. In fact, weddings are considered the second most stressful event for gift shopping among respondents, behind anniversaries.
"We've also observed that married couples are likely to spend more than others on wedding gifts," said Graziella Mitri, PR and brand specialist at Ebates.ca, noting that the poll revealed married couples spend $161 versus their counterparts at $121. "Being newly married myself, we see how much time and planning goes into the celebration and we're more appreciative than ever."
The results of the poll also stated that Canadians between the ages of 35-44 spend the most ($171) when compared to other age groups ($123 for Canadians under 35 and $148 for Canadians over 45). Additionally, men spend more on average than women ($168 compared to $123).
While weddings take the cake for most expensive gifts, the poll also reported that consumers are more likely to purchase a luxury gift for weddings (27 per cent) than for other occasions such as anniversaries (22 per cent) or birthdays (19 per cent).
Canadians can take advantage of Cash Back rewards on their purchases at Ebates.ca, with over 750 stores and hundreds of luxury items for unlimited gifting options.
About the survey The Ebates Canada survey was conducted online in late January 2019 with a nationally representative sample of 1,007 Canadians. A sample of this size is accurate to within +/-3 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.
About Ebates Inc. The Ebates brand supports a strong community of savvy shoppers around the world and has paid out nearly $1 billion to its global members. Ebates.ca membership is free and allows consumers to shop online at over 750 of their favourite top-name retailers including Lenovo, Dell, Amazon, Sport Chek, Canadian Tire, while earning Cash Back on every purchase they make, paid out quarterly in the form of a #BigFatCheque or via PayPal. Founded in 1998, Ebates began international expansion with the launch of Ebates Canada in 2012 headquartered in Toronto, and was acquired by Rakuten, Inc. in 2014. Ebates.ca is proudly and specifically built by Canadians, for Canadians.
SOURCE Ebates Canada
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