Daily Mail Australia - Would you prefer a holiday over diamonds? 54 per cent of Australian women reveal they prefer a romantic getaway over jewellery – and the more spontaneous the better
- Survey finds 54 per cent of Australians prefer a surprise trip over jewellery
- 16 per cent said they prefer a dinner, and just eight per cent want jewellery
- 41 per cent wish their partner would book a trip 'just because'
- But only 35 per cent say they'd book a trip for their partner 'just because'
- UK respondents are the most likely to want a holiday at 56 per cent
- The research also found young people were the most likely to splurge
PUBLISHED: 17:02 EST, 10 August 2015 | UPDATED: 10:40 EST, 11 August 2015
It seems diamond laden jewellery is no longer topping the wish lists of Australian women, with new research showing they would prefer a surprise trip away instead.
With more than 1000 people across the country surveyed, it was found more than half considered a trip away the most meaningful gift their partner could give.
54 per cent of those in a relationship ranked a surprise trip as their most desired gift, and most of them are parents.
No better gift than a getaway! Survey reveals Australians prefer a holiday over jewellery when it comes to gifts
The majority: 54 per cent of Australians said a surprise trip was the most meaningful gift they could receive
16 per cent said they would prefer dinner at a nice restaurant and just eight per cent named jewellery or watches as their most desired gift.
While trips away were voted most meaningful, it is the spontaneous holidays that had the biggest impact.
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81 per cent of participants said spontaneous trips increased their happiness and 41 per cent revealed they wished their partner would book a surprise trip 'just because'.
The survey, conducted by Booking.com, also revealed a whopping 76 per cent agreed that taking a spontaneous trip away would help put the romance back into their relationship.
No to jewellery or watches: Just eight per cent named them as their most desired gift
Diamonds are not a girls best friend: UK, Australian and USA respondents all preferred a holiday to diamonds
WOULD YOU PREFER A SURPRISE TRIP AWAY TO JEWELLERY?
1. UK: 56 per cent
2. AUSTRALIA: 54 per cent
3. FRANCE: 54 per cent
4. USA: 53 per cent
5. GERMANY: 52 per cent
6. CANADA: 49 per cent
Australians are lagging behind when it comes to being spontaneous, with just six per cent reporting doing something spontaneous on a daily basis.
This is a result of just 35 per cent of Australians saying they were likely to book a trip 'just because', compared to 55 per cent of German respondents.
UK respondents were the most likely to prefer a surprise trip away, with 56 per cent naming it as the most meaningful gift.
Want but won't get: 41 per cent of Australians want their partner to organise a surprise trip 'just because' but just 35 per cent said they would book a surprise trip for their partner 'just because'
Fine dining? Just 16 per cent said they would choose dinner at a nice restaurant as their preferred gift
They were followed by Australian and French participants at 54 per cent.
Just 49 per cent of Canadians selected a surprise holiday as their preferred gift.
The research also found that young couples were the most likely to splurge on a spontaneous trip and book a luxury hotel or resort.
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