LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – During the pandemic, most Christmas celebrations in Southern California were altered or canceled as a surge in coronavirus cases continues. But many still gave their friends and families gifts.
According to the National Retail Federation, the top present given for Christmas this year was gift cards. On average, people gave out three to four gift cards for the holiday.READ MORE: 'Supercharge' Storm Expected To Bring Heavy Rainfall To Southland
The N.R.F. added about 22 percent of people surveyed said they end up losing their gift cards before they are able to use them.READ MORE: 101 Freeway Near Sixth Street In Downtown Reopens Ahead Of Schedule
The N.R.F. expects gift card sales this season to reach $27.5 billionMORE NEWS: Sea Of Pink With Message Of Hope Brings Thousands To Costa Mesa For 'Making Strides' Walk
Unwanted gift cards can be sold or traded in here.