Q:

How much money is spent on Christmas each year?

A:

Quick Answer

According to the American Research Group, as of Nov. 15, 2013, Americans planned to each spend an average of $801 for Christmas gifts. This was down from $854 the previous year.

Continue Reading
How much money is spent on Christmas each year?
Credit: K.Magnusson Cultura Getty Images

Full Answer

Over the past decade, Christmas spending reached its peak in 2001 when Americans spent an average of $1,052 and reached similar levels in 2004 at $1,004. Both values were approximately $600 when adjusted for inflation. Online purchases have increased from 29 percent in 2003 to 43 percent in 2013. Similarly, 23 percent of Americans said in 2013 that they would pay full price for gifts, up from 18 percent in 2012.

Learn more about Christmas

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How do you have a merry Christmas on a budget?

    A:

    Have a merry Christmas on a budget by giving homemade gifts, limiting store-bought gifts to one or two items per child and finding ways to serve others. You can help children to focus on the true meaning of Christmas instead of just the material goods.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do Russians celebrate Christmas?

    A:

    Russians celebrate Christmas with Christmas trees, a large Christmas Eve meal and the visit of Grandfather Frost, who brings gifts for children. Although Russians celebrate Christmas in a way very similar to others in the west, the timeline for the celebration is somewhat different.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do Baptists celebrate Christmas?

    A:

    As members of the Protestant Christian faith, many Baptists celebrate a traditional American Christmas by erecting a Christmas tree, exchanging gifts, attending special Christmas church services, and enjoying special meals and parties with family and friends. They may also attend special Christmas events or observances in their local area and decorate the outside of their homes.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What do kids want for Christmas?

    A:

    The specific things a child wants for Christmas will depend on his or her individual and unique tastes, but toys, games and other accessories related to popular children's movies and television shows are widely desired holiday gifts for kids. Other than outright asking a child for a list of gifts he or she might want, those people who want to know what to buy a child for Christmas should pay attention to the things that individual child gravitates toward. For example, buying an art set for an athletic child who prefers to play outdoors is probably not the best move.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore