Gift card sales up this year - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Gift card sales up this year

By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email | twitter

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The National Retail Federation expects gift cards to be up this year.

On average, it expects people to spend $145 on gift cards this holiday season compared to $139 last year.

Most shoppers say they'll give friends or family cards to department stores or restaurants but others will choose bookstores, electronic stores or entertainment venues like the movie theater.

We spoke to one shopper who says gift cards top his list.

"You don't have to go out and look for gifts because it's quicker and easier," said Joshua Maxwell.

Consumers are expected to spend more than $24 billion on gift cards this year.


©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.   Feedback

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • American Legion Post 30 hosts Memorial Day breakfast

    American Legion Post 30 hosts Memorial Day breakfast

    Monday, May 29 2017 10:46 AM EDT2017-05-29 14:46:18 GMT

    Albany's American Legion Post 30 hosted a breakfast on Monday morning to honor the country's fallen heroes.

    More >>

    Albany's American Legion Post 30 hosted a breakfast on Monday morning to honor the country's fallen heroes.

    More >>
  • Phoebe Putney honors missing and fallen veterans

    Phoebe Putney honors missing and fallen veterans

    Monday, May 29 2017 10:12 AM EDT2017-05-29 14:12:38 GMT
    The table is located inside the cafeteria of Phoebe Main (Source:WALB)The table is located inside the cafeteria of Phoebe Main (Source:WALB)

    Phoebe Putney is honoring fallen and missing veterans with a Missing and Fallen Comrade Table. The table is located inside the cafeteria of Phoebe Main and will be displayed through the end of the month.

    More >>

    Phoebe Putney is honoring fallen and missing veterans with a Missing and Fallen Comrade Table. The table is located inside the cafeteria of Phoebe Main and will be displayed through the end of the month.

    More >>
  • One dead in Albany wreck

    One dead in Albany wreck

    Monday, May 29 2017 9:56 AM EDT2017-05-29 13:56:04 GMT

    One person was killed and five others were injured in a wreck in Albany early Sunday morning.

    More >>

    One person was killed and five others were injured in a wreck in Albany early Sunday morning.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly