Suspicions Confirmed: Men Spend More At Christmas Than Women
This year, the only shopping I want my husband to do is for me.
According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), men are more likely to spend more when holiday shopping. According to their statistics, men will spend an average of $20 more on their purchases. This probably comes to no surprise to most of us.
Statistically, according to the NRF, men will start their shopping later (42% of women will start their shopping before Halloween as opposed to 32% of men). The cliché of the man rushing into the department store to grab something for his wife at the absolute last possible minute on Christmas Eve seems to hold true, the study shows.
In my experience, if something must be purchased, then men usually spend as little time as possible to find that item. We haven’t even officially entered the Christmas holiday season (at least according to people who don’t work at stores), and I have already logged more hours online shopping for a good deal than my husband will spend this entire holiday season (maybe even this year, if I am really honest about it).
The NRF also reports that men are more likely to shop at department stores than women. If most men are like my husband, they probably believe that the department store will be their “one-stop-shop,” regardless of whether the department store offers the best prices on items.
As we go over the Christmas shopping lists we have for this holiday season, I have been confirmed in my preference to handle the gift-buying myself. Except when it comes to my presents, that is.
My husband is welcome to spend as much as he likes when it comes to me!