When it comes to surveying post-festive season credit card spends, Australians are unanimous on the one item they certainly don’t want to see on their statements, let alone under their trees this Christmas: a ‘ Ride with Trump’ car sticker.
The sticker, which fastens to passenger side windows to make it look like you're riding with the US President himself, topped Mozo’s annual stupidest Christmas gift list based on the results of a national survey of over 1,000 Australians.
While President Trump may well disagree with the survey results, he would no doubt appreciate the lists’ runner up just as much as first place - a toilet golf set, complete with putter, putting green and flag.
These stocking fillers, although good for a laugh, are likely to contribute to Australia’s sizeable post-Christmas credit card debt - estimated by Mozo’s data experts to hit around $3,700 on average, or almost $30 billion for the nation as a whole.
“While the opportunity to chauffeur President Trump around might get a few giggles, the reality is that these novelty gifts are often stuffed away in the shed or cupboard after Christmas day, never to see the light of day again,” said Mozo Director Kirsty Lamont.
“We urge shoppers to carefully consider whether a novelty gift that may never be used or see the light of day after Christmas day is over is really worth the gag value.”
Despite the general consensus among respondents when it came to the Trump car sticker, Lamont stated that the survey did reveal a bit of variety between genders.
“We did see some differences of opinion as to what makes a stupid Christmas gift, with many more women than men voting the toilet golf set as a stinker, while the inflatable cat unicorn was a hot favourite among men as the stupidest present, after the Trump car sticker,” she said.
Australia’s 10 stupidest Christmas gifts
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