STAFF REPORTER

PALMA
ONLY 14 percent of people in the Balearics are happy with the presents they have received for the Three Kings Festival, an internet sales survey claimed yesterday.

In the fourth study of its kind, the “Prime Minister” website said that the gifts that people most frequently disliked were from work colleagues or in-laws.

The most favoured presents were clothes, followed by technology items such as laptops, music players and mobile phones, and then books.
Although research showed that 18 percent of people were willing to resell their unwanted gifts on the internet, 71 percent of those interviewed said they would never sell anything that had been given to them by their parents.

Meanwhile, mindful of those who are less fortunate, the Red Cross has distributed 1'200 gifts and games to boys and girls in underprivileged families in the Balearic Islands, thanks to the voluntary collaboration of companies and social organisations.

Voluntary organisation director, Elvira Barrio said that fifteen volunteers have worked hard since 20th December last year to provide presents for such children. The gifts were selected for being of a non-violent and non sexist nature, and preferably educational. Barrio added that amongst the immigrant community and those suffering as a result of the crisis, there was an increasing amount of people who couldn't afford to buy presents for their children.

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