Survey: Half the gifts you give are forgotten about / MGN

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - If you are having some difficulty finding that perfect Christmas gift for that special person, don’t sweat it. That gift? Probably forgotten about when next year rolls around.

According to a survey by, more than half the gives you bought people last year are already gone from their memories.

Gifts are usually remembered because they came from a loved one, filled a real need, had a sentimental meaning and resulted in compliments from family and friends.

The best gifts according to clothing, dinner at a local restaurant, the latest gadgets, a spa day and a getaway trip.

What falls flat includes wrinkle cream, a scale, exercise equipment, underwear and cleaning supplies.

The survey showed that the best gifts usually came from a significant other; while the worst are probably from a sibling.