Average spending on Christmas gifts in the U.S. 1999-2019

The statistic depicts the results of a survey about the estimated Christmas spending of U.S. consumers from 1999 to 2019. The most recent survey revealed that U.S. consumers expected to spend 846 U.S. dollars on average on Christmas gifts.

Holiday shopping

The Christmas season or so called holiday season is the strongest sales period of the year for retailers. It usually commences on the Thanksgiving weekend with Black Friday being the leading sales and traffic day of the whole season, and continues to the end of January. Black Friday sales are closely followed by Super Saturday, which names the Saturday occurring before Christmas Eve.

Christmas is a public holiday in the United States and is celebrated on December 25th each year. It’s known as a big economic stimulus for many people to purchase Christmas gifts for their beloved family and friends. After Christmas and New Year’s Eve, retail sales usually peak again in January as many people redeem their received Christmas gift cards and vouchers. The latest holiday consumer survey revealed that 53 percent of U.S. consumers plan to buy gift cards or gift certificates in 2019.

During the holiday season, many retailers extend their return policy and set special shipping deadlines for guaranteed Christmas delivery in order to improve their customer-friendly service.

Roughly how much money do you think you personally will spend on Christmas gifts this year?

Average amount spent in U.S. dollars
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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

November 1 to 14, 2019*

Number of respondents

1,015 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

*Figures from 1999 to 2018 were conducted in November of each year among equally large samples.

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