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10 February 2015 08:30


• Worst gifts for her: tickets to watch his favourite football team (29%), gym membership (16%) and cheap perfume (15%) top her ‘no go’ list
• Worst gifts for him: a box set of his partners favourite TV series (20%), a self-help book (17%) and tracking device (16%) take the top spots on his nightmare presents

Although never wanting to end up in your partner’s proverbial doghouse, Valentine’s Day may be the worst possible day for such feud. And as we’re about to fork out a total of around £1.3bn in the run-up to Valentine’s day*, what are the no-no gifts out there?

To provide a helping hand, in a recent survey by online market place, it was revealed that her ‘nightmare’ gifts include tickets to watch his favourite football team, followed by gym membership and cheap perfume. Petrol station flowers also ended up at one of the top spots (14%) on the gift list of shame, so be aware.

The survey of 572 respondents also revealed that one fifth of men (20%) would most likely bin a box set of her favourite TV box set (sorry, Kardashians!), closely followed by a self-help book (17%) and a tracking device (16%). However, it also appears that men do appreciate things their partners made themselves with only 3% saying that they consider something handmade to be a rubbish gift.

Bertie Stephens, co-founder and CEO of said: “To avoid any potential slip ups this Valentine’s Day, it’s important to plan ahead and to stay clear of ‘selfish’ presents, as our research reveals.
“ is all about helping to make Valentine’s Day cheaper for UK consumers by creating better offers on products they actually want – instead of finding whatever’s cheap in the “virtual bargain bin”, you can get a personalised price on the perfect gift. Plus, if our users are in need of some inspiration, our Steal a Deal feature displays a wide range of discounted, trending products which they can browse at their leisure and buy quickly and easily”
To save money on your presents this Valentine’s Day, visit
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Notes to Editors:

All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from Total sample size was 572 adults. The survey was undertaken online on between the 8th January 2015 – 20th January 2015.


Founded in 2012 by Bertie Stephens and Adel Louertatani, is an online shopping service that creates better, private offers for consumers on products they are ready to buy. It works with a large range of independent UK online retailers.

Flubit was named Startup of the Year at the London Web Summit in 2013 and in just 18 months, has already achieved over 2 million website visits and created over 600,000 discounted offers for their growing customer base, representing savings of over £2.5 million for UK consumers.

For more information, please contact Charlotte Elmehagen on 07540 993 660 or

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Imagine you're standing at a checkout, holding what you want in your hand. Someone offers you a discount. You take it - right?

That's what Flubit does: creates better offers for people on things they’ve decided to buy. is demand-driven shopping service that turns online shopping upside down. We’ve created a platform for users to demand the exact products they need and want, and we create a unique offer just for them from one of our marketplace merchants.

We believe in consumer emancipation. We don’t believe in stuffing inboxes with offer after offer for products people don’t want - we believe in creating real offers for things they’ve already decided to buy.

We let our users voice their demands, and turn those demands into sales for our retailers.

Launched by Bertie Stephens and Adel Louertatani in April 2011 as the world's first demand-driven marketplace, is now disrupting the eCommerce industry for the better, empowering both consumers and UK merchants to demand better terms.

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