CEA Sees All-Time High in Holiday Tech Spending
Spending on consumer electronics gifts this holiday season will reach an all-time high, according to a study released Thursday by the Consumer Electronics Association. This came despite what's expected to be a decline in overall gift spending.
The 17th Annual CE Holiday Purchase Patterns Study, unveiled at CEA's Industry Forum in San Francisco Tuesday, predicted that consumers will spend an average of $232 on electronics gifts, a five percent increase over last year.
CEA found that notebooks and laptops are tops on the holiday CE gift wish list, followed by the iPad, ereaders and iPods. Notebooks and iPads are also second and third among overall gifts, after "peace [and] happiness."