Average budget for Christmas gifts in Norway 2012-2018

The intended budget for gifts to give on Christmas Eve fluctuated slightly over the past years. In 2018, Norwegians planned to spend on average 5.4 thousand Norwegian kroner on Christmas presents. When it comes to gift wishes, nearly a third of the surveyed Norwegians wished to receive money or gift vouchers. Most Norwegians preferred to get experiences and journeys instead of material gifts.

 Consumer electronics as Christmas gifts

    Other popular Christmas gifts in 2018 were consumer electronics. According to a survey, smart watches or smart wristbands were the most wanted consumer electronics for Christmas, named by a share of 11 percent of respondents. Second came mobile phones, followed by tablets and headphones.

Christmas trade

The Christmas trade in Norway generated an increasing revenue in the period from 2008 to 2018. As of 2017, the revenue of the Christmas trade amounted to 57 billion Norwegian kroner. For the following year, it was supposed to grow by 1.5 billion Norwegian kroner.

Average budget for Christmas gifts in Norway from 2012 to 2018

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Release date

October 2018



Survey time period

week 42, 2012 to 2018

Number of respondents

1,018 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted web interviews (CAWI)

Supplementary notes

The source does not specify the number of respondents for the years 2012 to 2015.

The original questions were phrased by the source as follows: "Hvor stort beløp forventer du å bruke på julegave(r) i år?"

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