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how thoughtful! Google says New Yorkers most want to receive this Christmas gift

The holiday season is fully upon us, and as we approach Christmas and Hanukkah, most of us are in the midst of completing our holiday shopping.

Shopping for the holidays is definitely a chore, and often an expensive one at that, but done with love and bringing joy and happiness to those in your life that you are closest with. whether you choose to give a physical gift, a gift card, money or an experience (tickets, hopefully), it’s often the thought that counts in situations like this.

As it always is, each year brings a new crop of popular gifts, and in 2022, one gift has emerged as New York’s most popular.

Google Trends data reveals New York’s most popular gifts

Research by online shopping resource Rakuten breaks down the most sought-after Christmas gifts in the US in 2022 and presents the information for each state. The website used Google Trends data to identify gifts that were being searched for most often online, and disaggregated the data by state before publishing their findings.

Rakuten found that, based on Google Trends, The Dyson Airwrap proved to be the most sought after item in four states across the US; Alabama, New York, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, Airwrap is a hand-held hair styling and curling device that gained popularity earlier this year after going viral on TikTok.

Screenshot of Dyson Airwrap tutorial video (YouTube / Dyson)

Screenshot of Dyson Airwrap tutorial video (YouTube / Dyson)

New York’s most sought-after gift was also one of America’s most popular. Here are the most sought-after gifts, as ranked by the number of states it was identified as most popular.

  1. PlayStation 5 (13 states)
  2. Nintendo Switch (10 states)
  3. Apple iPad (7 states)
  4. Apple AirPods (6 states)
  5. Xbox Series X (5 States)
  6. Dyson Airwrap (4 states)
  7. Apple MacBook (2 states)
  8. All other gifts are linked to one state each

Shoppers crowd the stores for Black Friday deals

A young shopper playing his Playstation 5 / Getty Images

Here are some of the most sought-after gifts for other states surrounding New York:

  • Connecticut: Xbox Series X
  • Massachusetts: Xbox Series X
  • Vermont: MacBook Air
  • Pennsylvania: Dyson Airwrap
  • New Jersey: Nintendo Switch
  • New Hampshire: Nintendo Switch

Creativity is always encouraged when shopping for your loved ones during the holidays, but if you find yourself without any great ideas, chances are they may be looking for one of these items.

Get them quick though, as most of these items won’t stay in stock for long!

See the Capital Region’s Top 25 Google Searches in 2022

There were curious minds in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metro area in 2022, and these were the 25 topics most searched for on the search engine Google.

Here are Capital Region 2022 holiday store hours for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Let this be your guide for last minute holiday shopping!

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