Both parents and teens are looking for a PS4 over an Xbone this Christmas.
The 2013 edition of the annual Ebates Holiday Gift Survey revealed a majority (88 percent) of teens would most like to receive an electronic gift this year, with more than half (69 percent) requesting an Apple device.
The national survey conducted online by TNS on behalf of Ebates.com in October 2013 found that the Apple iPhone was the most popular electronic gift requested by teens (32 percent), followed by the Apple iPad (24 percent) and Sony PlayStation 4 (20 percent). The Xbox One (13 percent) and Apple iPod (13 percent) rounded off the top five gift choices of American children between 12 and 17 years old.
Top electronic gift choices for teens vary by gender, with the #1 electronic gift for girls being an Apple iPhone (41 percent), vs. a Sony PlayStation 4 for boys (28 percent).
The survey found that this year, parents have a good grip on what gifts will be popular with the teen set. More than half of adults (54 percent) also ranked Apple devices including iPhone, iPad, or iPod as the top electronic gifts they think children under the age of 18 years old would most like to receive. Additional findings from the survey show that like the teens, adults ranked the Sony PlayStation 4 (43 percent) as the electronic top gift choice to follow an Apple device—beating out the Microsoft Xbox One gaming console (33 percent).
Other popular electronics include:
Call of Duty Ghosts (desired by 12 percent of teens vs. 18 percent of adults)
Samsung Galaxy smartphone (12 percent of teens vs. 36 percent of adults)
Grand Theft Auto 5 (10 percent of teens vs. 24 percent of adults)
Samsung Smartwatch (4 percent of teens vs. 13 percent of adults)
Among toys, LEGOs led the charge with 1 in 5 (20 percent) adults choosing them as a popular gift choice for younger children. Big Hugs Elmo came in second place among 12 percent of adults, followed by Skylanders (9 percent).
The Ebates Holiday Gift Survey also found that one third of adults plan to spend between $150 and $500 on holiday gifts this year, while 22 percent plan to spend between $500 and $1,000. 1 in 10 adults will spend more than $1,000 on gifts this holiday season.
This survey was conducted online within the United States by TNS on behalf of Ebates.com from October 11-14, 2013 among 1,000 adults 18 years and older as well as 500 teens between the ages of 12-17 years old.