Gift cards popular for holiday giving

November 25, 2013 12:57:15 PM PST
Plastic is expected to be a popular holiday gift this year.

The National Retail Federation is predicting a record year for holiday gift card sales.

The average shopper is expected to spend about 163-dollars on gift cards.

That's a 4 percent increase over last year.

Eight out of 10 holiday shoppers are expected to buy gift cards.

Experts predict sales will hit nearly $30 billion.