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80% of Americans prefer experiences over physical holiday gifts

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80% of Americans prefer experiences over physical holiday gifts

Spa days and romantic dinners trump socks and sweaters.

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, a new survey from media company Travelzoo reveals that 80% of Americans prefer to receive an experience versus a physical gift. Spa days, concert tickets, weekend getaways and romantic dinners ranked highly over comparable physical gifts.

When asked to choose, 83% of Americans selected a spa day over luxury fragrance, 81% opted for concert tickets over an iTunes gift card, 78% picked a weekend getaway over Hotel Collection 800 Thread Count Egyptian Cotton Sheets and 72% chose a romantic dinner over a Cuisinart Mixer.

Experiences are fun, bring people together and are rarely forgotten. Plus, you don't have to wrap them!"

"It's clear from the survey that Americans place a higher value on experiences than physical goods," said Gabe Saglie, senior editor for Travelzoo. "It makes sense – experiences are fun, bring people together and are rarely forgotten. Plus, you don't have to wrap them!"

If you need ideas, check out Travelzoo’s editors picks here.

 

 

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