Laptop tops wish list

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19 November 2007, AMSTERDAM – Young people don't have any trouble deciding what they want from Sinterklaas this year. A laptop is at the top of the list. This emerged from a survey of more than 500 youngsters on youth site Kaboem.nl. Sinterklaas will have to dig deep in his pockets this year to make the young people happy. A new CD or book won't do the trick, according to the survey. Young people want a PSP, a new mobile phone, or gift certificates for clothing or accessories.

19 November 2007

AMSTERDAM – Young people don't have any trouble deciding what they want from Sinterklaas this year. A laptop is at the top of the list. This emerged from a survey of more than 500 youngsters on youth site Kaboem.nl.
 
Sinterklaas will have to dig deep in his pockets this year to make the young people happy. A new CD or book won't do the trick, according to the survey. Young people want a PSP, a new mobile phone, or gift certificates for clothing or accessories.

The top five items on the wish list of girls aged 12 to 18 are: gift certificates for clothing, shoes or accessories (72 percent), laptop (54 percent), new mobile phone (46 percent), weekend trip (45 percent), iPod (42 percent).

The top five items on boys' wish lists (aged 12 to 18) are: laptop (48 percent), new mobile telephone (44 percent), Playstation 3 / iPod (43 percent), PSP (39 percent), Xbox 360 (32 percent).

The Dutch plan to spend more money this year on Sinterklaas gifts than on Christmas presents, according to a survey conducted by consultancy bureau Ernst & Young among 1000 consumers.

On average respondents said they planned to spend EUR 102 on Sinterklaas presents, compared to EUR 74 on Christmas gifts. The total amount that consumers plan to spend during the holidays is about the same as they spent on average last year. In practice however consumers usually end up spending more than they plan to, Ernst & Young said on Monday.

The Dutch spend the largest part of this on toys (20 percent of their budget). DVDs and CDs are also high on the wish lists, particularly for men.

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