Infographic: The Real Cost of the Perfect Gift

How much are you shelling out to make others happy?

Are you still looking for that perfect gift? Well, Christmas is right around the corner so you better shop fast.

If you’ve ever wondered just how much time and money other people are exerting to find the right gift, Mint.com has done the legwork for you in this handy infographic. Did you know that shoppers spend almost 23 hours purchasing, wrapping, and returning holiday gifts? What’s even more surprising is that less people are doing their holiday shopping at big-box retailers. Roughly 64% of consumers are getting their Christmas haul at the local discount store. (That’s right, your favorite Burberry scarf might have been from the dollar store—and it might not be Burberry. Check the tags).

Read on for more.