September 1, 2014
Not only are electronic gadgets selling well this year, but high-end, luxury items are also flying off the shelf.
At the top of many peoples' list are consumer electronics like the Apple iPod, Video Game Systems, Digital Cameras, DVD players and Plasma TVs.
Popular toy gifts include the Aquadoodle drawing board, Cabbage Patch Dolls, Power Rangers, Leapster handheld electronic games and YU-GI-OH, the trading card game.
On average, American shoppers are expected to spend a total of $700 this season. Some of that money will buy movies on DVD. Three movie titles are flying out of stores faster than others: Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Spider-Man 2.
When you go to the mall, shop early to make sure the gifts you want are still available. And make sure you have a plan of what you're going to buy for each person on your list.
Gift cards are also an option for those who are truly tough to shop for.