Americans spent over $691 billion between November and December of 2017 for the winter holidays. According to the National Retail Federation, that number is a new record for the United States, and it exceeded the NRF’s predictions. If you include spending for the winter holiday of Valentine’s Day ($18.2 billion), Americans spent almost $710 billion during the winter of 2017-18. Obviously, we spend massive amounts of money for gifts during the winter, but do you know what season is the second most popular season for gift giving in the United States?

Americans Give Gifts As The Weather Warms

If you guessed the spring, you are correct!

The spring ranks as the second most popular season to give gifts. Consider the reasons behind this phenomenon. Spring time for 2018 occurs between the dates of March 20-June 21 in the U.S., and many holiday celebrations happen during those spring months. Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are far more popular than Valentine’s Day, and the amount we spend supports the idea. For the two holidays together, we spend over $35 billion combined. Just for Mother’s Day alone, we spent over $21 billion compared to the $18 billion spent on Valentine’s Day according to figures gathered by the NRF.

Don’t forget Easter! Although the exact date of Easter may be different from year to year, the holiday always happens in the spring, and Americans always breakout their cash to give gifts. Eighty-one percent of Americans celebrated Easter, and the NRF estimates we spent $18.2 billion during the holiday for candy, cards, clothes, and other items like flowers. On average we each spent about $150 per person.

This is our Golf Name Plate that's made with piano finish rosewood. It includes a business card holder, gold golf ball that has a clock inside of it, a gold pen & of course a black & gold engraving plate for personalization.

Golf Pen Set with Business Card Holder, Gold Pen, Gold Golf Ball with a clock & a Black & Gold Engraving Plate

Besides the holidays, a number of special occasions occur during the spring. Birthdays, retirements, and especially weddings are all events connected to the months of April, May and June. But the most common special event in spring is the graduation of young people. Whether it is a high school commencement or a college graduation, both events are celebrated, and gifts may be part of the celebration. In 2017, the NSF estimated Americans spent nearly $6 billion in graduation gifts.

Hit Trophy Has Great Gifts For Spring Holidays And Events

Chances are very likely you will be purchasing some gifts this spring. We at Hit Trophy can help you choose the right gift for whatever holiday or event you will be celebrating this spring. Right now, we have a number of desk accessories which make perfect spring time presents.

A desk pen set made from piano finish rosewood. It features silver accents on the side and 4 other functions. There's a business card holder, 2 silver pens, a clock & a silver engraving plate for personalization.

Desk Pen Set 2747C with Free Personalization

For example, when Father’s Day happens in June, we have a fantastic desk pen set for your dad. Our item #BC525 has a rosewood piano finished name plate with pen, card holder, and a gold metal golf ball. Your father will fondly remember you while this gift sets on his desk. Plus, this pen set includes a clock so he can count down the hours and minutes before his next round of golf.

We have not forgotten Mother’s Day and neither should you. Give your mom our contemporary Desk Pen Set. This sleek and stylish set combines rosewood and silver to give the set a classy look. Item #2747C set features two silver pens with holders, a clock in the center and a business card holder. No matter if your mom is a CEO, retail manager, or teacher, this thoughtful gift will add a touch of style and class to mom’s work space.

Executive Desk Pen Set 2115G features a piano finish rosewood base with gold accents. It includes a large clock, 2 gold pens and a gold engraving plate for personalization.

Executive Desk Pen 2115G

Besides the spring holidays, don’t forget all those spring events. You may be invited to a graduation party this spring. Why not wish that recent graduate good luck with a gift from Hit Trophy? Our Executive Desk Pen Set makes a wonderful way to welcome that young person to the world of work. Item #2115G includes a clock, two gold pens, and a name plate. This desk name plate is made of rosewood with a glossy finish that makes it look even more gorgeous, and the gold accents give it an executive look.

Our Executive Gold Clock Desk Set is made with a glossy piano finish rosewood & gold accents. It includes 2 gold pens, a gold letter opener & a skeleton clock.

Executive Gold Clock Desk Set EX107

Weddings, another popular spring event, lead to many happy anniversaries, maybe even a golden anniversary. Our Executive Gold Clock Desk Set (item #EX107) makes an elegant anniversary gift no matter how long you have been married to your spouse. It features a gold skeleton clock with Roman numerals marking the hours, two gold pens, and a gold letter opener. All of these appear on a luxurious rosewood base. A gold engraving plate is included to express your words of endearment. Engraving is free for this item and every item we sell. We also provide free shipping with this item.

Shop For Your Spring Gifts At Hit Trophy!

Obviously, you will be buying gifts this spring, so consider Hit Trophy.com as your gift giving center. Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, weddings, or graduations, we’re confident that no matter the spring time holiday or event, we will have the right gift for the occasion. We offer hundreds of personalized gifts, and when you order from HitTrophy.com every order includes a free setup, free digital proof prior to production, and free laser engraving! Personal service is guaranteed at our family run business. If you have questions about any of our products, then just give us a call at the number listed at the top of this page and a friendly customer service representative will be happy to assist you.


Tim Friend has written news and entertainment articles for AXS.com, Examiner.com, and many regional publications. He also writes advertising copy for companies including Hit Trophy. In addition to his writing credits, he has three decades of experience teaching journalism and communication.