Here’s hoping Santa gets a big Christmas bonus this year to cover the cost of the tech toys that are topping holiday wish lists this year.
The Harris Poll says half of Americans plan on purchasing toys as gifts this holiday season, down from 52 percent last year.
“Judging by what parents will be purchasing, half of kids will be unwrapping games for consoles,” The Harris Poll said. Children’s books, board games, building blocks, art supplies, dolls and handheld electronic games are also expected to be popular purchases.
The National Retail Federation has said cautious consumers are expected to spend about 2 percent less on holiday items such as gifts, decor and greeting cards than they did last year.