Christmas Spending Statistics

This infographic from Amara looks at Christmas spending. According to the infographic, the most popular Christmas gift (ever!) was Pokemon in 1999 with sales of $1 billion. In second place are Pogs (1994) with sales of 350 million Pogs, followed by Bratz Dolls, the 2001 hit which sold 125 million units. To put this in a bit more modern perspective, the 8th most popular Christmas gift (2007) was the iPod touch with 13 million units sold. Further the infographic predicts that the most popular item of 2013 will be the Furby Woob!

The infographic also looks at the average family spend on Christmas gifts across different nations:

  • Finland – £626
  • Spain – £571
  • United Kingdom – £543
  • South Africa – £487
  • United States – £435
  • Italy – £462
  • Canada – £409
  • Germany – £407
  • Russia – £320
  • Australia – £304
  • Ukraine – £278
  • Poland – £261

Further, this infographic reports that 92% of people in the UK spend money on Christmas presents and women are 4% more likely to buy Christmas presents than men.

Sales predictions expect £40 Billion to be spent on Christmas retail for 2013. To find out all the spending stats on Christmas, read through the infogrpahic below: