Shannon Mullen http://iowapublicradio.org en Tempted By Holiday Discounts, Consumers 'Self-Gift' http://iowapublicradio.org/post/tempted-holiday-discounts-consumers-self-gift Have you ever been out shopping for other people during the holiday season, and the sales were so good you couldn't help but buy something for yourself?<p>The National Retail Federation calls that self-gifting, and says that this year consumers who do it plan to spend an average of about $140.<p>Spokeswoman Kathy Grannis says that's the most in the 10 years the NRF has been asking shoppers about the trend.<p>"People really look forward to the holiday season and the discounts that are offered, because they know that they're going to get items significantly less than they may have any other time Tue, 20 Nov 2012 08:20:00 +0000 Shannon Mullen 10999 at http://iowapublicradio.org Tempted By Holiday Discounts, Consumers 'Self-Gift'