March 03, 2024

Gifts for That Special Woman in Your Life


Gifts for That Special Woman in Your Life
Can't go wrong. The RussianLife files.

Izvestia recently published the results of a survey on the most popular gifts Russians will give for Women's Day (March 8) this year.

Unsurprisingly, 69% said that flowers were the most appropriate gift for the women in their lives. In addition, 61% said that gift certificates would be appropriate, too, and 47% said that sweet treats make good gifts.

A whopping 55% chose kitchen utensils as the most inappropriate gift.

According to the researchers, recent years have seen a trend towards individualized gifts, such as books and gift cards for classes or spas.

The days leading up to the holiday have seen a spike in spending in tune that is to be expected: In February, salons and hairdressers saw a 26% increase in sales, and the average bill increased 41%.

Russia has celebrated International Women's Day on March 8 since Soviet times. It's common practice for men to purchase gifts for mothers, wives, partners, and even work colleagues on the day.

 

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