Majority of Americans would skip holiday gift exchange

Posted at 4:41 AM, Nov 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-28 04:41:23-05

The National Retail Federation expects the average American to spend about $640 on gifts this holiday season.  While many people are shelling out hundreds, the majority of Americans say they'd be fine not giving or getting any gifts at all.

A new online survey by Sun Trust Bank shows seven out of ten Americans would skip the gift exchange if family and friends were on board.  Six out of ten people said they'd spend more time with family and friends if they didn't have to worry about exchanging gifts.

Have a news tip, question or comment?


Take WKBW Everywhere, on all your devices.  Download below!

Phone or Tablet: Apple, Android
Set-top Device: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV
Amazon Alexa

Personalize your news, get the latest 7 First Alert Forecast, and watch 7 Eyewitness News video wherever, whenever.

Learn more here about what 7 Eyewitness News provides on all these devices.