Holiday Spending

As expected, consumers plan to spend less on gifts this year than in 2007.

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  • $418: Average amount U.S. households are expected to spend on gifts during the holiday season
  • $471: Last year's holiday spending estimate
  • 27 percent: Households expected to spend $500 or more on Christmas gifts
  • 37 percent: Households expected to spend $200 to $500
  • 35 percent: Households expected to spend less than $200
  • 39 percent: Consumers who will buy Christmas gifts on the Internet

Source: The Conference Board