PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — We all know it’s the thought that counts. But, when it comes to holiday gifting, most rely on a budget.
For the average person, it’s about $715, according to a new survey by research company NDP Group.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Much Of Delaware Valley
The same study revealed one in five admit to overspending, which could explain why 25 percent say they’ll shop the bargain bins this holiday season.READ MORE: Child Tax Credit: How Much Will Your Monthly Check Be?
With sales and promotions aplenty, 19 percent admit to spending money on themselves and twice as many said they’d consider it.MORE NEWS: DA Larry Krasner Says Office Is Committed To Cracking Down On Illegal ATV, Dirt Bike Riders In Philadelphia
With less than three weeks until Christmas, 22 percent say they’ve started shopping, 4 percent are finished and three in ten will wait until the last minute.