What women really want

Christmas is a time of joy but for many men it is a stressful period as they agonise over what to buy the woman in their life.

Christmas is a time of joy but for many men it is a stressful period as they agonise over what to buy the woman in their life.

37% of men admit that partners and spouses are the hardest to buy for and eBay.ie reveals that they don’t always get it right as sales of lingerie are up 31% on last year.

According to new research undertaken by the popular online marketplace, women cite underwear and socks as the third most unpopular gift behind power tools and experiences, such as a hot air balloon ride, to receive this Christmas. Appliances for the home such as toasters and blenders also rank quite high on the what-not-to-buy list.

The top three gifts that women really want this year are a trip away, vouchers, and clothes, shoes and accessories; not surprising as 76 handbags and 57 pieces of jewellery are sold every day on eBay.ie. Women shopping for their male partners shouldn’t find it too difficult as it seems the sexes aren’t so different; the top gifts for men this year are gadgets, clothes, a trip away