Men take less than 10 seconds to unwrap a present

Dec 12 2012

Men take less than 10 seconds to unwrap a present

London, 12 December 2012– A new study out today reveals that a third of men (34 per cent) admit to ripping the paper off a present they receive in ten seconds or less. This compares to just 21 per cent of women who identify themselves as “Speedy Unwrappers”. Thirty five per cent of women admit they are “Careful Unwrappers,” slowing taking the paper off to recycle for future use. Most people will wrap their presents from the 15th to the 21st December and it will be women who will be doing most of the work.

According to the report by sat nav company TomTom, men are just as speedy when it comes to wrapping presents. Fifty nine per cent of men in the UK admit they are basic wrappers and spend one minute or less on wrapping a present. In contrast, 55 per cent of women say they do more than basic wrapping and 10 per cent spend more than three minutes trying and make their gifts look 'as festive as possible.' Women will do the majority of the wrapping this season, whilst a quarter (24%) of men will wrap just five presents or less.

“At TomTom we are getting into the present wrapping spirit by inviting people around the world to unwrap and win,”said Corinne Vigreux, Managing Director, TomTom Consumer.“We recently launched a competition giving people the chance to ‘Unwrap the World’ to win one of six unforgettable driving adventures. And as part of this unwrapping extravaganza we are holding the first Present Unwrapping Finals to find the fastest present unwrapper in Europe.”

When it comes to taking a sneaky peek at their presents, 40% of people admit to opening presents early.

The Present Unwrapping Finals will be held in Covent Garden, London on 12 December between 1pm and 3pm. Finalists from across Europe will compete for the title of ‘Speediest Unwrapper’ and have their Christmas presents paid for by TomTom.

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