New figures release by OurWishingWell.com today has revealed that Australians are the most generous when it comes to giving gifts. The recent study shows that an average wedding gift given through an online gift registry in Australia is almost double than our neighbours in New Zealand and in the United States.
The average gift given for wedding, baby showers and birthday registries is $150, with the United Kingdom taking out second place with an average of $140 per gift. Canada, New Zealand, Sweden and United States all follow with average gifts of $130, $110, $98 and $82 respectively.
"It's great to see that we are such a generous nation when it comes to special occasions. Australians love to get out there and celebrate with their friends and family -and the move to online gift giving is growing at an escalating rate" said Joseph Renzi, founder of OurWishingWell.com.
OurWishingWell.com creates gift registries for weddings, engagements, anniversaries, baby showers, christenings, birthday parties, charity functions, Christmas wish lists and many more. OurWishingWell.com allows hosts of the special occasion to create a wish-list of gifts they desire, and invite guests to contribute to these gifts.
Bride and Grooms can list items that they need/want, invite guests to view the registry and request contributions toward these gifts. Any item can be listed - from a digital camera to the honeymoon. As many gifts are often too expensive for one guest; OurWishingWell.com allows multiple guests to contribute any amount to larger/significant gifts that would otherwise not be possible.
Hosts are not limited to a registry at one store and saves time as there is no need to go back to shops to return unwanted or duplicate gifts. The site is convenient for guests as they do not have the stressful task of shopping for a suitable gift or spending money on wrapping.
Guests have international access to the registry 24 hours a day. Overseas guests, and other non-local guests, can easily contribute toward gift - even if unable to attend the event. OurWishingWell.com supports all major currencies and is available to hosts and guests at any time - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The site is safe, secure and free to create and customise your own personal registry or wishing well.
OurWishingWell.com is powered by local company SwapAce.com and was started in a Sydney by a group of professionals four years ago. Successful online barter site SwapAce.com has over 200,000 members across 150 countries and the site is growing at a rate of ~500 new members per day.