Connecticut Homeowners Insurance: What Not to Gift

Connecticut Homeowners Insurance: What Not to Gift  Connecticut Homeowners Insurance What Not to Gift

As the holidays are rapidly approaching and Connecticut homeowners are scrambling to check those last few names off our shopping lists it can be tempting to resort to some classic fallback gifts, especially for neighbors, office acquaintances and other recipients we aren’t very close to. But according to the latest installment of the Consumer Reports Holiday Poll, most of those tried and true last minute grab gifts might put you on many peoples’ naughty list. Consumer Reports is a non-profit organization which provides reviews and resources to help American shoppers make safer and smarter purchasing choices, and they frequently conduct surveys to assess consumer trends, habits and mentalities.

According to their poll, a quarter of all respondents surveyed reported that their least favorite holiday gift is alcoholic spirits such as whiskey, rum, vodka, brandy and etc. Alcohol has been a traditional gift a choice for decades and yet many Americans would prefer many of the other items listed on the survey including gift cards, books, clothing accessories and even socks instead of a bottle of spiced rum or aged brandy. In fact, if you have resisted the urge to grab a simple visa gift card for fear of being considered cold or thoughtless, think again. Only 3 percent of respondents said their least favorite gift to receive is a gift card, of any sort. Food and wine are also low on the list of gifts people dislike receiving, with only 5 percent and 6 percent of respondents respectively expressing distaste for such favors.

The second least-wanted gifts on many people’s list this year are plants and flowers. As well intentioned as your potted herbs in the shape of a tree or poinsettia plants are, the truth is that 23 percent of recipients would prefer something else. Plants can be problematic for a number of reasons from their high mortality rate to their need for constant care and maintenance that some people simply aren’t ready for. Furthermore, you might also wish to avoid home décor items such as candles and picture frames this holiday season which came third in the ranking of least appealing gifts. Thirteen percent of polled individuals say they dread getting home décor items as holiday presents above all else.

That’s not to say that your friends with a green thumb won’t enjoy this gesture of holiday good will, or that your candle loving grandmother won’t enjoy a new scent to fill her home this season. However, it’s always important and courteous when gift giving to consider your audience and their tastes and lifestyle. When gifting to those you aren’t overly familiar with, it might be best to keep it simple and stick to your gift card of choice.

When it comes to giving and receiving, one of the best gifts you can give yourself is peace of mind. At Byrnes Agency, we strive to help protect our clients, their loved ones and their assets. That’s why we specialize in proving comprehensive personal insurance solutions. We are one of the most respected and established CT insurance companies. Our experienced team of Connecticut homeowners insurance specialists will provide you with a review of the insurance coverages available to protect your investment. To learn more about our operation and get a free Home Insurance Quote CTcontact us today.

 

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Dayville Insurance Office

Phone: (860) 774-85
394 Lake Rd
Dayville, CT 06241
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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Norwich Insurance Office

Phone: (860) 886-5498
6 Consumers Avenue
Norwich, CT 06360
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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Woodstock Insurance Office

Phone: (860) 928-7928
1226 Connecticut 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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