More than 50 percent of Americans are planning to purchase an electronic gift this holiday season. Here are the gifts that are at the top of people's wishlists, along with a look at what people are planning to give, according to a survey carried out by protection plan provider SquareTrade.
The survey reveals that Americans are expecting to spend an average of $585 on electronic gifts this holiday season, with women spending an average of $530, and men spending an average of $638.
But what are the gifts people plan on giving? Here's the breakdown:
- 37 percent plan to give a tablet
- 30 percent plan to give headphones
- 28 percent plan to give a gaming console
Does this match what people want to receive? Well, the tablet is the most wanted electronic gift -- which will be good for Apple, especially given how weak iPad sales have become -- but the number two and three spots are totally different:
- 29 percent want a tablet
- 24 percent want a smartphone
- 22 percent want a TV
And for those in the 18 to 24-year-old category, the top choice for most wanted gift is unexpected.
"While tablets were the overall top gift choice, surprisingly, we found that 18-24-year olds would actually prefer to receive headphones over any other gadget," said Steve Abernethy, executive chairman at SquareTrade.
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