Holiday Gifting: Are You Feeling Stressed?

Kelli Wiese
November 13, 2019 - 3:35 pm
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DALLAS (KRLD) - There might be fewer presents under the Christmas tree this year.

A new survey by indicates 63%  of Americans say they feel more pressure to overspend during the holiday season.

Bankrate analyst Adrian Garcia says, "16% of the people in our survey said they were willing to skip or boycott gift-giving altogether to save money. If you average that out, that's about 38 million Americans." He says another 24% said they are willing to regift.

19% say they would buy used or secondhand items to save money.

He also says one-third of those who travel during the holidays have felt pressure to overspend on expenses such as airline tickets, gas, and lodging.