By Gabrielle Karol
A study published in the U.K.’s Daily Mail shows that women want their partners to spend about half a week’s salary on their holiday gifts, while men only want gifts that cost roughly a third of a week’s salary.
The average salary for men in Britain is £30,852 annually – or roughly $49,415, in U.S. dollars. Looking at the weekly take-home pay for this salary, women are expecting gifts worth almost $475. (Guess they didn’t hear the news that 87% of holiday shoppers plan to spend less on gifts this year.)
What’s more, the Daily Mail reports that women have their hearts set on designer goods such as Burberry coats and Louboutin heels – luxury items whose price tags tend to run higher than $475.
In comparison, men are expecting slightly less expensive presents in the ballpark of $250, based on the average woman’s salary in the U.K.
For affordable presents and under-$100 designer goods, check out this gift guide for everyone on your list.
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