Internet is the second choice for holiday shopping

Internet was the second choice for holiday shoppers during 2005 holiday season, ranking higher than traditional department stores and electronics stores, but still second to discount department stores.

Top holiday shopping destinations in 2005

Discount department store 57%
Internet 44
Traditional department store 42
Home electronic store 42
Warehouse club 28
Catalogs 27
Restaurant 26
Large toy store 25
Small apparel store 24
Off-price store 21
Home improvement store 19

Dollar store

Drug store 14
Jewelry store 12
Source: Deloitte & Touche