Many say they’ll spend more for holiday gifts
As the economy mends, many say they’ll open wallets for holiday gift giving
Boston-area consumers plan to to spend significantly more on gifts than other US shoppers this holiday season. A recent survey of 500 local residents by the New York consulting firm Deloitte found shoppers here are planning to spend an average of $465 on holiday gifts -- $43 more than last year, and 20 percent more than the national average. Nationwide, shoppers are expected to spend $386, or about $10 less than they did in 2011.