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Survey: Twin Cities plan to party, decorate more this holiday

The survey by Deloitte found people will spend more on 'non-gift' items, like parties and holiday decorations, than on buying presents. Spending on non-gift items increased 22 percent this year compared to last. On average, that equals about $600.
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The survey by Deloitte found people will spend more on 'non-gift' items, like parties and holiday decorations, than on buying presents. Spending on non-gift items increased 22 percent this year compared to last. On average, that equals about $600.

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