holiday spending

Father’s Day Spending to Top $12.5 Billion

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Father’s Day Spending to Top $12.5 Billion

Total spending for Father's Day this holiday season is expected to reach $12.5 billion, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2014 Father’s Day Spending Survey, conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. Though slightly down from last year ($119.84), the average person will spend $113.80 on neckties, tools, electronics and other special gifts for dad.

Consumers Spend Less This Mother's Day

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National Retail Federation

Consumers are expected to splurge slightly less as they spend for Mother's Day this year. According to the National Retail Federation’s 2014 Mother’s Day Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, Americans will spend an average of $162.94 on mom this year, down from a survey high of $168.94 last year. Total spending is expected to reach $19.9 billion.

Hey, Don't Forget Beauty Gift Cards This Holiday Season!

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Hey, Don't Forget Beauty Gift Cards This Holiday Season!

More than eight out of 10 shoppers will purchase at least one gift card, and nearly six in 10 want to receive one, according to the National Retail Federation 2012 Holiday Consumer Spending Survey conducted by BIGinsight.

Survey results you can use in your beauty business this holiday season:

Shoppers will spend an average of $156.86 on gift cards—the highest amount in the survey’s 10-year history.

They'll spend an average of $43.75 on each card they buy.

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