NATIONWIDE, (WOWO) – Easter is upon us, and many areas within the community will be affected, whether it be churches, clothing stores or candy shops.
According to WalletHub, an expected $18.2 billion will be spent on Easter-related purchases this year. According to the study, Americans will spend…
- $3.2 billion on clothing
- $5.7 billion on food
- $2.6 billion on candy
- $2.9 billion on gifts
On average, each person or family is expected to spend $150 on Easter expenses.
In terms of Easter candy, 77% of parents will buy or make Easter baskets for their kids this year.
The most popular Easter basket items include:
- Chocolate (89%)
- Non-edible items, such as stuffed animals, books, etc. (79%)
- Candy with fruits, nuts, etc. (46%)
- Snacks like granola bars, dried fruit, etc. (44%)
- Gum and mints (35%)
With all the sweets and sugar that can come along with Easter traditions, 91% of parents plan to discuss eating candy in moderation with their kids. 81% of parents also plan to steal candy from their kids’ stash.
Concerning other Easter traditions…
- 57.9% of people plan to cook an Easter meal, and 60.1% plan to visit family and friends on Easter Sunday
- 180 million eggs are purchased for Easter, with 49% of people planning to decorate them
- 50.5% of people plan to attend church on Easter Sunday
And if you’re considering purchasing a pet rabbit to be given as a gift on Easter, don’t. 80% of bunnies purchased for Easter are abandoned within a year.
Instead, plan an Easter egg hunt or dye eggs for fun holiday activities! 35.1% of parents plan Easter egg hunts for their kids, and 10 million dyeing kits are sold each year.