It's that time again!
For the 10th year in a row we asked you, our SheSpeaks community, to tell us about how you are feeling heading in to the holiday season and how you are planning to shop for the holidays. Over 1,500 of you weighed in and told us what you thought!
You told us where and how you would shop for the holidays, how you feel about the econimy in the US as well as your personal finances and how you are feeling overall.
Below are three key things that we heard from you. You can also check out the graphic below for more of the survey results.
Do these top insights from other SheSpeaks members resonate with you? Let us know in the comments below.
What you told us:
Spent a lot for Christmas this year.... then had to get 4 new tires December 27.
I wasn't able to buy for anyone but my 2 grandchildren this year, and no one complained. I will do the same next year and spend quality time with everyone else.
I completely agree with this, especially while being a student too, it is really hard to buy everyone presents, especially with inflation bringing all prices up. I also did mostly receive beauty supplies, clothing and gift cards. Which I do enjoy but I wish there was more variety to what is advertised as ?a gift for her?, why are all the outdoorsy things advertised for men only?
I'm not able to buy for anyone this year due to the economy and the way things are and I'm not at all upset about it. It does really bother me that I can't get for my husband because he works so hard and really needs some things but God will provide. And as for everyone else I'm not concerned because I feel people need to understand the true meaning of Christmas and just enjoy each other.
Take it easy everyone!
I love Christmas shopping for my friends and family, I love picking personalized gifts for each person. When each individual person unwraps their gifts it is so awesome to see their face and reaction to each gift I got them. Getting to see their emotion on how much they love and appreciate their gifts maybe they had been wanting all year long. The only thing that is stressful and rough is finances during holidays, especially when your struggling in general no matter what time of the year it is.
Christmas shopping has become so very stressful to me. Between the gifts and the food it can be depressing. My children are all grown so my husband and I decided that staring next year we will make ornaments for all the children and grandchildren. Maybe then it won't feel so painful.
I am alone so don't buy myself anything until after the holidays. Luckily, I really don't need anything but if there is something I want vs need, I will wait until January to buy.
I do not believe my age of 66 is included in your survey. Thank you for providing this opportunity to speak up, however.
being retired my needs are different than your research but that is ok
I'm not expecting to receive anything.
Incredible App to participate in all kinds of things to do like surveys ect