Think Gift Cards are nothing more than a lazy, last minute gift idea? Think again. Americans are moving in droves to choose the pocket-sized presents over traditional big box gifts, so much so that gift cards are the most requested items of 2011 with billions projected to be spent on them this year alone.

Take a look at the numbers behind America's gift card phenomenon, thanks to the National Retail Federation’s 2011 Holiday Consumer Intentions and Actions survey.

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Will you be contributing to America's gift card craze his holiday season?