Russians plan to spend up to 2 thousand rubles on New Year’s gifts to colleagues and from 5 thousand rubles to relatives, according to a survey conducted by the hh.ru Russian online recruiting platform.
In general, 81 per cent of respondents plan to buy a gift to their relatives and friends. At the same time, only every second decided on the idea of a gift. Besides, about 12 per cent do not plan to wish their loved ones a Happy New Year at all and 7 per cent will buy a gift only if they are paid a New Year’s bonus.
Of the respondents who plan to present their colleagues with a New Year’s gift, a third (33 per cent) expect to spend 1-2 thousand rubles per person. Almost the same amount (31 per cent) is ready to spend up to 1 thousand rubles. Every eighth (12 per cent) mentioned the sum of 2-4 thousand rubles, 4 per cent, 4-5 thousand rubles, and 6 per cent, 5 thousand rubles. Another 12 per cent have not yet decided on the cost of a gift.
Almost half of the respondents (47 per cent) plan to spend over 5 thousand rubles per person on a New Year’s gift for relatives and friends, 18 per cent plan to spend 2-4 thousand rubles, another 16 per cent – 4-5 thousand rubles, 14 per cent – 1-2 thousand rubles, 4 per cent expect to buy a gift of less than 1 thousand rubles.
In addition, more than half of the respondents (53 per cent) have bought or plan to buy Christmas gifts online, almost a third (32 per cent) have given (or will give) preference to real stores, and the remaining 15 per cent do not yet know how and where they will buy gifts.
For the majority of respondents (64 per cent), it does not matter when to give a gift to relatives or colleagues. However, for 36 per cent of the surveyed, it is important to deliver a gift within a certain period. More than half of respondents (51 per cent) are going to present gifts in person, while almost half (46 per cent) are going to use remote delivery.