What Do Women Most Want For Christmas? "Gift Cards"

Consumer Reports conducted a survey to determine the consumer mood this coming holiday season. They found that of the poll respondents:

23% will spend less
22% will finish shopping right after Thanksgiving, down from 30%
45% will not finish shopping until the second week of December
20% will not finish shopping until December 24
66% did not make a budget last year
57% will not make a budget this year
8% went “way” over budget last year
24% regifted last year
27% of women regifted
21% of men regifted
19% most want electronic gifts
12% most want gift cards
25% of men want most want electronics
15% of women most want gift cards
13% of women most want electronics
71% say clothing is the number one gift they will buy
38% said last year clothing was the most disappointing gift they received

(1,003 interviews were completed among adults aged 18+. Interviewing took place over October 18-21, 2007. The margin of error is +/- 3% points at a 95% confidence level)