Gifts Quiz: Your Gift-Giving Personality
Everyone has their own unique attitude toward giving gifts. Take
this quiz to discover your gift-giving personality.
1. In a typical year, when do you start your Christmas shopping?
a. I hit the stores for the day-after-Christmas sales to begin
shopping for the following Christmas.
b. I pick up gifts throughout the year, so that I have the
majority of my shopping done by Thanksgiving.
c. I refuse to even think about Christmas shopping until after
d. I start to think about shopping about a week before
Christmas, and it's not unusual for me to still be shopping on
2. What's the most romantic gift you've ever purchased for your
spouse or significant other?
c. Leather goods
d. Automotive parts or household goods
3. What do you consider to be occasions for giving gifts?
a. There's always an opportunity to give gifts - including
housewarmings, pets' birthdays, and "thinking of you" gifts.
b. Anytime etiquette dictates that a gift is appropriate.
c. Only when a gift is expected - Christmas, birthdays,
d. Only Christmas and birthdays.
4. What types of gifts do you choose to give?
a. I always give gifts that generate buzz - the latest
electronics, the most supple leather goods, and the most
b. I always give gifts that come from the heart - it doesn't
matter how much they cost, as long as I know my recipient will
c. I tend to give practical gifts - I've been known to give
automotive parts, household goods, and even carriers for pets.
d. I don't put a lot of thought into the gifts I give. I choose
whatever appeals to me when I'm at the store.
Scoring: Give yourself 4 points for every "a" answer, 3 points
for every "b" answer, 2 points for every "c" answer, and 1 point
for every "d" answer. Add up your score.
What's your gift-giving personality?
14-16 points: The Gift Maven or Master - You love to shop and
you relish gift-giving opportunities. You follow the latest
trends, and it's important to you that your gifts reflect your
personal taste and style.
10-13 points: The Thoughtful Giver - You put a tremendous amount
of thought into your gifts, and your recipients are usually
delighted when they open your heartfelt gifts.
6-9 points: The Practical Giver - You don't understand all the
hoopla surrounding gift-giving occasions, and don't see why it
needs to be an exercise in creativity. It's much easier to get
someone a gift that you know they'll use. You've embraced the
trend in giving gift cards, which takes the guesswork out of
5 points or less: The Obligatory Giver - You see holidays and
special occasions as a conspiracy by the merchandising industry
to force you to give gifts. It's not that you're stingy - you'd
just prefer to give gifts when you feel like, rather than as
dictated by the calendar.