[Lazada Survey] How Malaysians Shop For Their Valentine’s Day Gifts
The all-important Valentine’s Day (well, depending on your significant other) will be here in just a matter of days and the one and only question that matters is – Have you bought your Valentine gift?
Not yet, you say? Don’t panic! You are not the only one. According to a survey by Lazada Malaysia, more than 50% of Malaysian shoppers do not shop for gifts until 7 days before Valentine’s. That’s really nothing until you hear that 15% of them would only scramble to shop on D-Day itself! See, you are not that bad. There are four more days for you to fulfill your duty as a loving boyfriend/girlfriend (but please don’t do it on the last day to prevent some potentially-deadly repercussions, seriously).
Want to know more quirky facts on Malaysians’ Valentine shopping antics? Read on!
- Frugality Is The New Thing
Out of the total respondents, more than 50% of them are willing to spend within the RM50 to RM200 budget on gifts for their partners, while only less than 20% are prepared to splurge and spend above RM200 this 14th of February. Guess this proves that it’s the thought behind the gifts that counts for most Malaysians or maybe we’re just going on a low budget streak this year.
- We Are A Generation of Techies
The survey also indicates that close to 40% of them would love to receive electronic gadgets such as mobile phones instead of the traditional flowers and chocolates. 35% of the respondents on the other hand would be happy to receive fashion items this Valentine’s Day. Perhaps, this is a good time to spoil your significant other with the latest tech gadgets or beauty accessories and jewelries.
- Love Is In The Online Space
Another interesting finding is that many of them conduct online research on what to get for their partners before purchasing any gifts. More than 40% are swayed by online advertisements on social media when considering to buy gifts for their lovers. Not surprising since we spend most of our time online anyways.
- Malaysians Are Last MinuteShoppers
The survey shows that Malaysians are last minute shoppers with more than 50% of them would only shop for gifts 7 days before Valentine’s Day and 15% of the respondents would purchase the gifts on the day itself! Perhaps it’s the busy lifestyles, indecisiveness or the no-idea-what-to-get for the significant other that make most of the respondents put Valentine’s shopping at the bottom of the to-do list.
Did you fall into one of these categories? Whatever type of shopper you are, you can always count on Lazada to get anything you want (except cars and properties). And in conjunction with Valentine’s Day, there is a big sale (up to 80% discount) going on! So to all the clueless people out there, head over to Lazada Malaysia now and find that one special thing that will set your significant other’s heart flutter, and save your day!
(Pssst…Lazada’s same-day delivery service “Express Delivery” will be your lifesaver if you really resort to buying your gift on the day itself)