Members of generation X and generation Y are harder to please than baby boomers according to research done by Tada.com. According to their survey only 65% in each of the two younger generations like the gifts they receive versus 72% of Baby Boomers. Gift affection was even greater in the builders / traditionalists generation where 79% of gift recipients were happy with what they received.
Returning gifts is also a generational characteristic. Forty and 45% of Xs and Ys, respectively, are likely to return at least one gift according to the survey while only 32% of the baby boomers and just 18% of seniors will return a gift.
But some return between 75% and 100% of their gifts. By generation, five percent of the younger generation returned all their gifts while only one percent of seniors returned all gifts. Another five percent of generation Y will not return gifts, they will sell them on e-Bay.
There is some heart-warning information in survey showing the advantage of marriage and having a longtime partner. Fifty-two percent of baby boomers said they receive their best gift from their spouse while only 38% of generation Y said the same.
Learn more about today’s generations:
- Builders / Traditionalists, born before 1944
- Baby Boomers, born between 1943 and 1964
- Generation Xers, born between 1961 and 1980
- Generation Y, born between 1977 and 2000
- Millennials, born after 1998
Top books about generations
- “Because I Said So! ”: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids.
- “Bridging the Generation Gap”: How to Get Radio Babies, Boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers to Work Together and Achieve More.
- “When Generations Collide”: Who They Are. Why They Clash. How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work.