It's that time of year again, sleigh bells ringing, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose -- and snooping to uncover all those shiny new tech gadgets you put at the top of your wish list.
Before we get deeper into holiday snooping, here's a little more about what tech you all want. The products that consumers most want to receive as gifts this holiday season are: tablets; notebook/laptop computers; TVs; smartphones; and video game consoles, according to the Consumer Electronics Association's 21st Annual CE Holiday Purchase Patterns Study.
While consumers want to receive consumer electronics as gifts this holiday season, 63 percent of U.S. adults also plan to give the gift of technology this year. CEA expects headphones and earbuds (27 percent and 26 percent, respectively) to be the most popular CE devices consumers give during the 2014 holiday season. Tablets (26 percent) also will be popular this year, followed by notebook/laptop computers (25 percent), TVs (24 percent) and smartphones (23 percent).
However, all those hidden tablets, laptops and other gadgets just might be discovered before the big day, according to a study from Intel. As we come smack dab up against the holiday season, Intel is taking a peek inside the traditions and habits surrounding holiday gifting. The survey of 2,500 Americans -- 514 were parents of children under 18 -- was conducted for Intel by market research firm TNS October 9-13.
From peeking for gifts to finding creative ways to hide presents to parents going to great measures to preserve holiday surprises, the survey revealed that the curiosity of some Americans will always get the best of them when it comes to gifts.
Nearly 6 in 10 Americans peeked at their holiday gifts as children. But guess what? It's not only kids that are looking for presents: 1 in 4 adults -- like you -- admit to snooping. And it seems that adult Americans who peeked at their holiday gifts when they were kids are much more likely to peek as grown-ups than those who did not snoop around when they were children (40 percent vs. 7 percent). Younger adults (18- to 34-year-olds) are the most serious snoopers -- 37 percent of them admit they succumb to temptation and peek, the survey found.
Electronics Under the Bed, More Snooping Stats
Nearly one-third of Americans pay particular attention to hiding tech gifts. Women are significantly more likely than men to hide gifts in the home. In fact, 70 percent hide presents inside their houses, the survey noted. Americans are most likely to hide electronics under their beds, in their closets and in the cars. Some enterprising folks don't want to take any chances so they hide gifts at other peoples' houses or even at work.
As tech continues to top wish lists this year, there's a device for everyone this holiday season. Intel is touting its tablets, 2-in-1 devices, portable all-in-one PCs, Chromebooks and smartphones as well as its new wearable watches, earbuds or bracelets. "There is something for everyone this holiday season, whether they are known to peek for presents or love holiday surprises," Intel said.
More than half of Americans (53 percent) believe that peeking for presents is part of the overall holiday experience. Because of that more than half of Americans (52 percent) hide holiday gifts from loved ones because they peek at their gifts, according to the survey.
Additionally, 39 percent have caught their children being sneaky and looking for holiday gifts, while half (51 percent) suspect their children peek at their holiday presents. Nearly half of parents (45 percent) constantly change hiding spots, while 30 percent admit to using "fake" boxes to distract their children.
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Posted: 2017-05-16 @ 2:23am PT
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