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By Megan Buerger
Wednesday, December 15, 2010; 5:08 PM

15

The average number of presents wrapped by adults in a typical holiday season.

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38,000

The number of miles of ribbon that could be saved if every family reused only two feet for holiday gifts. That ribbon could tie a bow around the equator.

$2.9 billion

Annual retail sales rung up by the gift presentation industry.

10

Women wrap an average of 10 more gifts than men during a typical holiday season.

2002

The year gift bags became consumers' top choice for presenting gifts, according to Hallmark


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