Parents will spend on average NIS 160m. to their children this Hanukkah according to a survey by Bank Leumi, which revealed that 74% of households are accustomed to giving gifts to their children on the holiday. Parents between ages 25 and 34 intended to spend NIS 90 per child while those aged 55 to 64 would pay on average NIS 229, Leumi said.
The survey also showed that the haredi community was more strict in keeping to the custom as 93% of those surveyed gave gifts, while 67% of secular families keep to the custom as did 81% of traditional families.
While 70% of children can expect cash this Hanukkah, 33% will receive toys, 16% books, 11% clothes and 11% candy, according to the survey.