Shop 'til you drop

How goes your holiday gift shopping? As usual, I'm planning to make far more gifts than I will actually finish, and vowing to avoid the mall. We'll see how I do...

Gifts & Decorative Accessories magazine offers some interesting holiday-shopping related articles. Here's a few:

Affluent Shoppers Buy Half of Holiday Gifts

Apparently, households with annual incomes less than $75,000 are expected to spend 7.6 percent less on gifts than last year, while households with more than $75,000 in income are projected to spend 3.1 percent more. The top 30 percent of households will spend almost the same as the bottom 70 percent.

Gold, Geese, Milkmaids Drive Rising “12 Days” Price Tag

Have an extra $19,507 ? You could buy your true love the items from the 12 days of Christmas.

Black Friday Shoppers to Buy Before 10 a.m.

According to Mastercard, 1/3 of "Black Friday" purchases are made before 10 am. Electronics and appliance retailers see their busiest hour between 7 and 8 am.


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