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CHART: What's Perry Hall Spending This Holiday Season?

Tell us if you plan to spend more or less than the national average of $749.51.

With Christmas around the corner, it's the most wonderful (and expensive) time of the year.

Compared to 2011, the National Retail Federation is forecasting a 4.1 percent increase in holiday retail spending. 

But will Perry Hall shoppers follow suit? Compare your budget to the chart below. 

Do you plan to spend more or less than the national average? How do you save money on gifts and decorations? Tell us in the comments. 

Average American's Projected 2012 Total Holiday Spending

$749.51 Gifts for Family Members $421.82  Gifts for Friends  $75.13 Gifts for Coworkers  $23.48 Gifts for Others, Pets and Community Members $28.13 Food and Candy $100.76 Greeting Cards  $28.66 Flowers $19.55 Decorations  $51.99

Data from the National Retail Federation.

mary finkelstein November 28, 2012 at 09:52 PM
I wish I could spend that little!! The national average must be only 1 child per family.
Grace B. November 29, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Not even spending that much. No COLA for three years, increased insurance premiums, increased Maryland taxes, high prices for everything else, and sitting on the edge of the fiscal cliff where our taxes will go up much more than $2000, means we aren't spending much for Christmas. We didn't last year either. I don't miss it. It really makes the holidays much less stressful.

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