A new study into the Christmas spending habits of Canadians has discovered that the majority of people will spend more on their Christmas shopping, including presents, food and alcohol, than on their whole month’s rent. The latest research from the 2019 Deloitte Holiday Retail Outlook has uncovered exactly how much money Canadians are actually spending at Christmas, and the total is pretty shocking!\nNew research from the Deloitte 2019 Holiday Retail Outlook has uncovered exactly how much money the average Canadian is spending every year on Christmas, and it is more than most of us pay for a month’s rent!\nIn fact, the report finds that Canadians commonly spend around $1,706 on gifts, travel, food and alcohol over the seasonal period, with 79% of those expected to spend the same as last year, if not more.\nWhen it comes to millennials, it seems that the majority of that hefty shopping budget will be going to online retailers, as nearly half of Canadians aged between 18-24 confirmed they’ll be doing almost all of their seasonal shopping from the comfort of their own home.\n2019 Deloitte Holiday Retail Outlook | Website\nAs far as online retailers go, there’s one giant who will be reaping the rewards of Canadians’ generous Christmas budget.\nAmazon is expected to be the number one destination for holiday shoppers this year, as 60% of Canadian consumers said they plan to do gift research on the massive retailer’s website. Of that same 60%, 22% of shoppers intend to spend most, if not all, of their holiday budget there.\n2019 Deloitte Holiday Retail Outlook | Website\nThat said, despite fierce competition from online retailers, 69% of Canadians will be scoping out potential gifts in a physical store. According to the study, customers understand the benefits of being able to see, touch, and test products, as well as avoid shipping costs, and potentially stumble across unplanned gifts.\nOver the Christmas period, the average Canadian is expected to make six trips to physical stores, and seven visits to online retailers, with 78% planning on using the same websites and stores as previous years.\nView this post on Instagram I’ve been singing this little tune all month long since I have done so much Christmas shopping on @amazon this year. I know the delivery guys are probably sick of coming to my house. I mean I order from @amazon all the time but this money has definitely been more than normal. With the free shipping, it has save me so much time and money that I don’t think I’ll ever set foot back in a mall, shopping center or store again. Haha. 🛍 🤣 . . Even though I still have a few more things to buy, Christmas shopping has been easier than ever with @amazon this year. I dont think I’ve ever go back to braving the malls, the shopping centers or other stores. . . . #traceyleedesigns #letterfolk #letterfolkquote #quoteoftheday #funnyquote #amazon #amazonprime #christmashopping #amazonshopping #amazonquotes #quotestoliveby #christmascarol #christmascaroling #caroling #christmascarols #letterboard #letterboardquotes #letterboardquoteoftheday #chrismtasseason #tistheseason #cottonstemheartschristmas A post shared by Tracey • Tracey Lee Designs (@traceyleedesigns) on Dec 20, 2018 at 12:28pm PST\nIf Canadians are spending a lot of money over the Christmas period, it seems that savings are being made around Boxing Day.\nThe research finds that while 51% of Canadians haven’t changed their Boxing Day habits recently, 31% of people think Black Friday and Cyber Monday have had a definite impact on their post-Christmas spending.\nView this post on Instagram We resume normal operations in November! #christmashopping #greatdeals #awesomegifts A post shared by Little Bits (@littlebits.sey) on Oct 26, 2019 at 8:05pm PDT\nWith just over a month to go until most Canadians officially start Christmas spending, it looks like it's time to start saving!\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.