(CNN) - In the final shopping weekend before Christmas, who will spend more on gifts: husbands or wives?
A new poll shows men will outspend the ladies, and will do so by a significant margin.
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The Clarus Research Group poll found the average married man will spend $493 on gifts for his wife this year, while wives will spend less than half of that on their husbands. The average married woman said she would spend $210.
Nationwide, the average gift for a spouse this year will be $345, the survey found.
Gifts vary among income level, the poll showed.
Those with income above $100,000 said on average they would spend $461 on gifts for their spouse. Those earning less than $50,000 will spend about $198.
The National Retail Federation predicted earlier this year that holiday sales would rise about 4% this season over last year, with consumers spending $586 billion.
The survey was conducted between December 5 and 7 among 700 married adults. It had a sampling error of plus or minus 3.7%.