This is a quick follow-up to my post about most returned gifts.
It occured to me after writing that article that you can combine the numbers from a few different papers to figure out exactly how often clothes are returned.
34% of clothes given as gifts are returned. By the same math only two percent of non-clothes gifts get returned. That means that pretty much only with clothes are giving your recipient an errand (keep the receipt, go return it, shop for something she really does want) instead of a gift.
That’s bad gift giving.
The takeaway: DON’T GIVE CLOTHES AS GIFTS.
Unless your recipient specifically asks for something and tells you her size.
Otherwise the odds just aren’t in your favor.