Has Santa Been Stumped? Americans Are Running Out of Gift Ideas, According to Survey by BJ’s Wholesale Club

Dec 11, 2018 06:55 am

It’s the great American gift idea shortage! In a survey conducted by BJ’s Wholesale Club (NYSE: BJ) and Wakefield Research, BJ’s found that most Americans (73 percent) are running out of gift ideas for someone on their list. The survey also found 68 percent of Americans have forgotten a gift for someone on the day of a holiday; and while 83 percent of those folks have managed to scrape together a gift, 11 percent chose to avoid the person altogether.

“From lounge chairs and bath sets to waffle makers and gourmet dog biscuits, BJ’s huge assortment will bring relief to anyone searching for that perfect gift idea,” said Chris Desantis, senior vice president of general merchandise, BJ’s Wholesale Club. “We’re helping members live merrily by offering exceptional gifts for everyone on your list, all at an outstanding value. BJ’s is the best one-stop shop this holiday season that even Santa can’t be stumped.”

When it comes to holiday gifting, the survey also found some surprising data:

  • Spoiling Rudolph: 15 percent of Americans will spend more money on gifts for their pet than their partner.
  • Don’t Forget to Save for that Christmas Vacation: Less than a third of Americans (30 percent) expect to stay on budget.
  • The Wrong Kind of Gift Swap: One in five Americans (20 percent) have given someone a gift that was intended for another person.
  • Don’t Be A Gift Repeater: One in five Americans (20 percent) have repeated a gift that they had already gifted someone in the past.

BJ’s offers a large assortment of gifts to help shoppers find something exciting for everyone on their list. And for those who have forgotten a gift, BJ’s offers great last-minute gifts that can be ordered on BJs.com and picked up in-club – on the way to that holiday party.

Budget-Friendly Gifts:

Gifts for Spoiling Pets:

Toys & Games:

Gifts Under $50:

About BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.
Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ's is the leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States. The company currently operates 216 clubs and 136 BJ's Gas® locations in 16 states.

The Company’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BJ).

Jennie Hardin
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