|By PR Newswire||
|December 16, 2013 04:30 AM EST||
LONDON, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Holiday purchases this year may be off to a slow start, but research shows a shift in how consumers make purchases. This year, nearly 20% of shoppers are expected to make their holiday purchases online, and using smartphones and tablets to conduct holiday shopping is fast-becoming the most convenient way to mark off your shopping lists. Mobile spending is anticipated to increase dramatically in the weeks leading into the Christmas holiday.
Research from Hammerson show many shoppers actually prefer to do their Christmas shopping alone. This further supports the trends of online shopping and mobile shopping for the holiday season of 2013. 19% of consumers surveyed plan to do some research before making holiday purchases.
Significant others and children tend to be the most commonly shopped-for gift recipients, with people also buying for grandparents, coworkers, and pets, among others. Surveys showed the average people spending GBP 88 on their sweethearts, with roughly GBP 188 coming from Santa Claus for Christmas morning surprises. Some of the more popular gift items include special food and drinks, home entertainment items, fashion, with electronics such as tablets and game systems holding the top spot for average amount spent (GBP 228).
HalfDiscount.com, a UK-based money-saving site committed to finding the best vouchers and deals for online shoppers, gathered up an extensive collection of discounts for Christmas. Shoppers can browse best deals at the site's Christmas Day Deals Page or they can search the site by category or favorite brands.
"No matter who's on your Christmas list this year, HalfDiscount.com offers deals and coupon codes to help you save money on costly holiday shopping," says HalfDiscount's CEO. "Our team works hard to find the best deals to help shoppers quickly and easily find the best gifts at the best prices. We wish everyone and their families a Merry Christmas and a festive season filled with joy and great savings."
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