2010 Holiday Gifting Trend Report for Electronic Products

Many of you will already be into your shopping for the holiday season and we’ve recently posted articles that may interest you about ideas for personalized gadgets, a Gift Plan app for iPhone and also ideas for business gifts. We’ve also been taking a look at a report on 2010 holiday gifting trends for electronic products.

The Giftmeister 2010 Holiday Gifting Trend Report throws up some interesting statistics and looked at purchases over the last 30 days of 20,000 Giftmeister customers to arrive at its findings. The Top 5 Gifting Product Categories sees video games and game consoles top the list with 38%, smartphones with 16%, cameras on 12%, MP3 players with 10% and finally E-Readers/Tablets on 4%, according to Todd Wasserman over on Mashable.

The report also showed that despite the ever-present popularity of electronic product gifting, consumers are being careful with their money with 66% spending less than $100, 33% spending between $100 and $500 and a mere 6% spending more than $500. A statistic that really surprised me is that only 27% of electronic products bought as gifts were for a woman as opposed to 73% of products being purchased for men. I know traditionally gadgets and electronics had been more for the male domain but I had thought women were now almost in line. Maybe the men in their lives just don’t realise it yet!

The 2010 top 10 popular electronic items saw the Amazon Kindle at the top, followed by the Apple iPad and then the Microsoft Kinect and you can see more of the statistics and information at mashable.com.

If you want to know some gadget gifts that you should maybe avoid buying then check out an article by John R. Quain over on Fox News about gadget gifts you should return. Are you surprised by any of the findings in this report, for instance how electronic gifts are still so stereotypically purchased for men? Why not send us your comments to let us know.