Women prefer to treat their pets than partners
Summary of story from Daily Express, March 31, 2011.
Women are more likely to buy presents for their pets and bosses than partners, according to new research.
Half of mothers said that they had around £100 per month in disposable income.
Two-thirds lavished money on their children, while 10 per cent bought gifts for their boss.
Fifteen per cent used their spare cash to treat themselves to clothes, cosmetics or holidays.
One in 10 said they used their disposable income to buy gifts for their pets. But just one per cent spent cash on husbands or boyfriends, according to the study by fashion retailer, Peacocks.
Men are at the bottom of the pecking order – least likely to be indulged by wives or girlfriends.
Lisa Bond, Peacocks’ marketing director, said: “Our latest research shows that when it comes to treating their family, mothers are more likely to treat their furry friend than their husband.
“Deservedly, mothers are also partial to a self-gift.”