It's still pretty early in December. So we don't feel bad making you second guess the Christmas presents you've already bought. A new survey asked men and women to name their dream gifts, AND the gifts they hate the most. Here are the results, plan the rest of your shopping and frantic gift returning accordingly:
The top five gifts women want the most:
#1.) Designer shoes.
#2.) A designer coat.
#3.) A pet.
#4.) A designer purse.
The five gifts women DON'T want:
#1.) Household items.
#2.) Gift cards.
#4.) A gym membership.
#5.) A kitchen appliance.
The top five gifts MEN want the most:
#1.) Season tickets to their favorite sports team, preferably football.
#2.) An iPad.
#3.) An expensive watch.
#4.) A designer suit.
#5.) Gardening equipment.
The five gifts men DON'T want:
#1.) A tie.
#3.) A shirt.
#4.) A book.
Before you start randomly cramming ornaments on your tree and covering every green spot in either tinsel, fake snow, or both, you should really listen to this:
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Number of ornaments. Figure out the height in inches, divide by two, and that's how many ornaments you want. (--So for a standard six-foot tree, which is 72 inches, you'd only want about 36 ornaments.)
Amount of tinsel. Multiply the height by five, and that's how many inches of tinsel you want. (--So for a six-foot tree, five times 72 inches is 360. That's 360 inches of tinsel, or 30 feet.)
Amount of lights. Multiply the height by three, and that's how many inches of lights you want. (--So for a six-foot tree, three times 72 is 216. So you'd want 216 inches of lights, or about 18 feet.)
Size of the star. Divide the height by 10, and that's how tall your star should be. (--So for a six-foot tree . . . divide 72 inches by 10 . . . and you want a star that's about seven inches tall.)