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62% of teens surveyed want smartphones for Christmas

Gaming systems and tablets also among top items on holiday wish list poll conducted by Reviewed By Teenagers.com

TORONTO, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - While children dream of sugar plum fairies, parents are having a nightmare figuring out what gifts to get their children for the holidays.

Fortunately, parents no longer have to guess what their kids want from Santa. According to a new survey by Reviewed By Teenagers.com, a website created by teens for teens, 62% of teens surveyed (aged 12-17) listed an iPhone 5s smartphone as their #1 "most wanted" gift.

Approximately 26% of teens named a PS4 gaming system as their top choice, while 8% of respondents ranked a Microsoft Surface tablet as their most desired gift. The remaining 4% of gifts ranked number one consisted of a variety of other brands.

"The Reviewed By Teenagers.com Holiday Wish List survey gives parents unbiased insight into what teens are wishing for this Christmas. Perhaps only Santa has a more comprehensive wish list," says David Chau, co-founder of Reviewed By Teenagers.com.  The website features product and entertainment reviews by aspiring teen journalists.

"Some firms have been interested in investing in us and a toy manufacturer talked about putting the Reviewed By Teenagers.com 4-star rating seal on their products, but the site remains 100% based on unfiltered teen opinions."

The online survey of over 1,200 teenagers from around the world also revealed what gifts parents might expect to receive from their teens this Christmas:

  1. Gift cards
  2. Headphones (BOSE was the top headphone brand listed)
  3. Vacuum cleaner (The iRobot Roomba was the top vacuum brand listed by teens)

Teens were also asked the question: "What gifts would you not want for Christmas?" Parents should take note of these top three answers:

  1. Clothes/underwear
  2. Cologne/Perfume
  3. Soap

To view more 2013 Holiday Wish List Survey results, please visit: www.reviewedbyteenagers.com

About Reviewed By Teenagers.com

www.reviewedbyteenagers.com is a product opinion and entertainment website created by teens, for teens. The site is not-for-profit and aims to give children around the world a consumer voice. Reviewed By Teenagers.com also offers online training in multimedia applications for children and works with local charities to teach "at risk" youth creative, employable skills in digital video editing (Final Cut Pro X), article writing, graphic design (After Effects, Adobe Photoshop), and web programing.

About the 2013 Reviewed By Teenagers.com Holiday Wish List Survey

The survey was conducted during the period of Nov. 10, 2013 to Dec. 3, 2013. A total of 1,241 respondents between the ages of 12-17 years-old contributed to the poll via an online poll featured on www.reviewedbyteenagers.com.

SOURCE Reviewed By Teenagers.com

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