Fun PANK Facts!

Are you a Pank? We, PinKixx, serve for PANKS – professional aunt with no kids. There are 23 million American women known as PANKs, a population size comparable to African American adults (28 million) or the LGBT community (16 million), according to Savvy Auntie® and Weber Shandwick Research.

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Weber Shandwick, a leading global public relations firm, discovered:

PANKs serve a vital role in the family
PANKs potentially have a network of friends and family members with growing families. These women often provide help with educational expenses, baby-sitting and household chores, not to mention all sorts of gifts, Melanie Notkin, CEO of Savvy Auntie, said. But they can also be that “cool aunt” who exposes a child to cultural experiences for which the parents may not have the time or money. Often they are the trusted adult whom children can talk to about sensitive topics they wouldn’t dare discuss with their parents. PANKs also offer economic assistance by providing kids with things kids’ parents sometimes cannot or will not offer them and many have given gifts to parents to help them provide for their kids.

PANKs are avid info-sharers
PANKs are sharing information on a wide range of products and services. They are exceptionally good sharers of information about clothing, vacation/travel, websites/social networks sites, and products for digital devices but also index higher on traditional “mom” categories such as groceries/food and beverages, home appliances and decorating goods.

PANKs are devoted “nesters” but also highly social
PANKs are significantly more likely than the average woman to enjoy home decorating and home improvements. They are just as likely as overall women to enjoy domestic life – spending time at home, cooking, entertaining, yard work, and even housekeeping. And at the same time, PANKs are significantly more likely than women overall to enjoy social activities – hanging out with friends, dating, using social networks, volunteering, and participating in sports. PANKs also enjoy attending religious services as much as the average woman.

fun facts about PANKs

fun facts about PANKs, image from pinterest.com

Here are some other fun facts about PANKs:

  • average age of a PANK is 36.
  • 1 in 5 American women is a PANK (make it a whooping 23 million).
  • have a higher rate of full-time employment than the average woman.
  • have a higher rate of an annual household income that matches that of the average woman.
  • spend an average of $387 a year on each child in their lives & 76 percent of them spend more than $500 a year. This translates to an annual PANK buying power estimate averaging roughly $9 billion.
  • are significantly more likely than the average woman to enjoy home decorating and home improvements.
  • are just as likely as overall women to enjoy domestic life – spending time at home, cooking, entertaining, yard work, and even housekeeping.
  • are significantly more likely than women overall to enjoy social activities – hanging out with friends, dating, using social networks, volunteering, and participating in sports.
  • enjoy attending religious services as much as the average woman
  • approximately two-thirds of PANKs (67%) are sought out by their friends more than any other friend for advice/consultation on a wide range of topics including purchasing decisions

More interesting statistics and infographics about PANKS can be found here:
http://pankpower.com/

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide for PANKs!

There are 23 million American women known as PANKs, professional aunt with no kids. One in five women is a PANK, and I am one of them. I love being a pank, and a lot of our PinKixxes are proud panks too, and we rock! You’re a cool aunt (or called “savvy auntie”) who looove your nieces and nephews, and they love you back. Around the holidays, it’s not just moms who are busy to plan for their children. PANKs spend $9 billion on toys and gifts for children annually. Wow, right?

NOW, with all the things we got for others this holiday, let’s think about ourselves. Well, someone has to get us a gift too, don’t you agree (even if that someone ends up being yourself)??? So here’s the list of Gifts for Panks. The price goes from $5 to $2000, so just pick the one (or two) that strikes you, and enjoy.

1. Bath bombs

For relaxing time and rejuvenating yourself. Like this one:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/78089574/lavender-bath-bombs

lavender bath bombs

lavender bath bombs

2. Sexy lingerie

Whether it’s for someone else to see or for myself, we do want to feel sexy. Also, this is for emergency use (?) for unexpected dates. How about something like this. It’s on sale now too:

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-shipping-Luxurious-and-noble-deep-V-neck-lace-bra-set-single-breasted-t-push-up/738295332.html

3. Power cuff/bracelet

Love this one. I call it a Power Cuff.

http://astairwaytofashion.com/2013/11/13/the-chain-a-great-classic/

4. Geometric jewelry

One of the bestsellers from PinKixx this holiday. Sexy dirty martini type. Wear them to your holiday party. They’ll be an instant hit!

http://www.pinkixx.com/geo-collections/cir-tri-sq/3-shades-of-grey-ring-earrings.html

Get one or two Cube on Cube Necklace from Tube Collections for your niece and nephew (and pick one for your own) too while you’re there.

3 shades of grey earrings

3 shades of grey earrings

5. Sweater/scarf

I love sweaters, and with getting old, I buy even more sweaters. Hate to be cold! I started to coordinate with scarfs recently. With scarfs, it’s so easy to accent your fashion and to make the completely different look of your favorite outfit you wear often. Click the link below and Scroll to the 4th picture. That’s the one I wanted to show you.

http://howtospendit.ft.com/style/62811-fashionable-greys

6. Smartphone case that prints

We panks are tech-savvy too. Try this one:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/21/smartphone-case-printer_n_6179434.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063

7. Bag/tote

I personally love bags. Only a handful of them I actually use on daily basis, but still I have a ton of them. If you’re like me, you’ll love to get another bag this holiday. Try this one:

http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306622889&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446451967&R=7613095579950&P_name=Akris&N=306622889&bmUID=kDIYJjH

There you have it. What’s your favorite? Can you tell us what’s on your list this holiday for Panks? Share it in the comment!