Gift giving gets more difficult with age

Struggling with the holiday shopping this year? The bad news is that knowing what to buy gets harder with age.

A study of the gift-giving abilities of 2,000 Americans found those in their 50s are far less confident in their ability to find a present that perfectly suits someone than millennials.

In fact, results showed a person over 55 is more than twice as likely to consider themselves a terrible gift giver than anyone in their 20s and 30s

The research, which was commissioned by Trunk Club, found that the stress and worry of getting things right really does affect our enjoyment as we get older. Just over one in 10 people (11 percent) over 55 enjoy holiday shopping more now than they used to, compared to 32 percent of millennials.

In fact, nearly half of those in their 50s (48 percent) say they enjoy festive shopping less than they used to, compared to 27 percent of millennials.

No matter your age, results found that shopping for partners is the hardest of all. To make things even more difficult, the average person buys gifts for seven people each holiday season.

With so many people to think of, it makes sense that four in 10 people describe holiday shopping as stressful and 26 percent describe it as frustrating.

“It’s no secret that the holiday season is busy and finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones can be challenging,” said Linda Bartman, chief operating officer at Trunk Club.

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