Special offer: now 20% off original price of $3,750
Americans love to celebrate and holidays create a reason to rejoice and reflect and spend time with loved ones. Along the way, an estimated $133.6 billion will be spent on festivities in 2008, across the six largest holiday spending occasions. While Americans love to spend all year round, holidays give people a reason to shop and to celebrate. For many shoppers, the Winter Holidays represent their major annual spree and in 2008 it is estimated that 58% of holiday spending dollars will be attributed to Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza.
Holiday Spending in the U.S. covers spending for Winter Holidays (Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza) Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Halloween. Trends in consumer spending and gift giving are discussed throughout this report, and for that reason, non-gift giving occasions such as Thanksgiving and July Fourth are excluded, whereas Halloween, because of its marked growth in popularity and consumer spending, is included.
Because they are a reflection of how Americans choose to spend their money in terms of broader causes, contributions to charity are also reviewed.
Sources and Methodology
Holiday spending estimates were compiled from more than 10 sources that released holiday spending projections. These include the Conference Board, the International Council of Shopping Centers, BIGresearch, and the Consumer Electronics Association. These sources were benchmarked against each other, and compared to retail sales during the holiday periods under review.
What You’ll Get in this Report
Related Reports:Retail Food Marketing Trends in the U.S.: Technology, Mobile, and Social Media
Jun 30, 2015 - LA5605111 - $2,995.00
Pet Treats and Chews in the U.S.
Jun 26, 2015 - LA5471070 - $3,995.00
Sandwiches: Market Trends and Opportunities
Jun 17, 2015 - LA5586741 - $3,000.00
Canadian Pet Market Outlook, 2nd Edition
May 29, 2015 - LA5471837 - $3,500.00
Foodies in the U.S.: Opportunities for Restaurants and Retail, 2nd Edition
May 26, 2015 - LA5563664 - $2,500.00
Lawn and Garden Equipment in the U.S., 11th Edition
May 18, 2015 - LA5474488 - $3,500.00
Private Label Credit Cards in the U.S., 9th Edition
May 13, 2015 - LA5552943 - $4,500.00
Nutritional Labeling and Clean Labels in the U.S.: Future of Food Retailing
Apr 29, 2015 - LA5299914 - $2,500.00
U.S. Pet Market Outlook, 2015-2016
Apr 10, 2015 - LA5416196 - $4,500.00
Green Household Cleaning and Laundry Products in the U.S., 3rd Edition
Mar 13, 2015 - LA5393650 - $2,995.00
Questions?Contact a research specialist >
Most Popular ResearchU.S. Pet Market Outlook, 2014-2015 U.S. Pet Market Outlook, 2015-2016 Canadian Pet Market Outlook, 2014 Online Food Shopping and Grocery Delivery in the U.S.: Future of Food Retailing Nutritional Supplements in the U.S., 6th Edition Home Organization in the U.S.: General Purpose, Closets, Garages, and Storage Sheds, 3rd Edition