You would never guess what Hungarians spend most on during Christmas
Compared to last year, Hungarians spend almost 8% more, an average of 42900 HUF, on Christmas shopping, turns out from a research made on request by CIB Bank, as Hvg.hu reports. Most people still prefer receiving cash.
The number of those spending their saved money on Christmas gifts slightly increased, 34% of the respondents claimed to do so. It is a small increase compared to last year’s 31%.
The rate of loan recipients has not changed since last year, about 4% are planning to do so again, most of them plan to borrow an amount between 25 and 50 thousand HUF.
According to the study, from the five factors needed for a truly great Christmas,
family reunion is still the most important one,
79% of respondents mentioned it. 60% mentioned setting up a Christmas tree (just like last year) and 45% mentioned white Christmas.
A day off as something that comes with the feast is especially important for 35% of respondents, while last year it was important for 31% only. For 31%, Christmas dishes are also important elements of the holidays.
The list of most desired gifts is still dominated by cash, with a smaller mentioning rate, of 23%.
Many people would appreciate a gift that is some kind of experience (19%) or a handmade surprise (18%).
Cosmetics are still in the first place of the planned presents, like last year. 26% of respondents want to give such a gift. Clothes, books, CDs and DVDs are also still popular, as the study shows.