Sure, it's the thought that counts, but it's safe to say that you probably don't want to give a gift that's just going to be returned, regifted, or sold. But gift-giving is hard, and sometimes we all need a little guidance. Enter online resale company ThredUP and its 2019 edition of the most-purged holiday gifts.
The introduction to the report reads, "Every January, ThredUP receives a surge of rejected holiday gifts: More never-worn, new-with-tags items are sent to ThredUP post-holiday than other times of the year." So what's on 2019's list, which could inform your holiday shopping? These are the top five items ThredUP received with tags still attached post-holidays (in order): Disney kids T-shirts, Asics sneakers, New Balance sneakers, Forever 21 dressy tops, and Nike shorts.
Based on the data, ThredUP concluded that activewear topped this year's most-purged gift list. According to the company, "Workout gear is a personal gift, and it's tough to get the fit right, which is likely why the data shows higher rates of new-with-tags running shoes and active shorts being resold to ThredUP in January." But oddly enough, the safest bet is Lululemon, as 97% of items received from the activewear brand this year were without tags. Coming in right after Lululemon at 96% was Prada, as it holds its value.