ALCOHOL remains the laziest possible birthday gift that is sincerely appreciated.
In 67 per cent of cases alcohol gifts were greeted with a roll of the eyes, followed by an involuntary broad grin and thumbs-up gesture.
Nikki Hollis, from Croydon, said: “I’m a multi-faceted person with many interests, including fashion, opera and dog-walking, but all anyone could think to buy me for my birthday was champagne?
“Really nice stuff, as well. Bollinger, Veuve Cliquot, I’m gonna get classy shitfaced.”
Psychologist Dr Helen Archer said: “Books, jewellery or vouchers are all fine, but the greatest gift we can give one another is the one requiring the least thought.
“Plus you can get it from Sainsbury’s, and with a bottle bag you don’t even have to wrap it.”