A Few Days Left to Get Your Christmas Shopping

A Few Days Left to Get Your Christmas Shopping

"We wanted to be able to find the best gift, and we haven't quite found it yet", she said. "I'll never do that again".

Saturday is expected to be one of the biggest shopping days of the year, according to the National Retail Federation.

The purchase of gifts for adults has been one on the key categories impacted by this, with completion levels tracking below previous years since the week commencing 6 December.

GlobalData Retail's research shows more consumers are leaving Christmas shopping to the last minute as fewer have finished their present shopping with less than a week to go. But a lot of that is because of online shopping, which more and more Americans are turning to.

The reasons for waiting vary, according to the NRF.

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This weekend is the final leg of the estimated $680 billion holiday shopping season that kicked off, followed by a record $6.6 billion in sales for Cyber Monday after Thanksgiving weekend. "I'm buying my last minute gifts for them right now".

Shoppers earlier in the day said they're glad to have gotten it done before the rush and bad weather. The company started its 24-hour operations at 7 a.m. Thursday.

The Cross County Shopping Center was staying open until 11 p.m. Saturday and until 6 p.m. for Christmas Eve on Sunday. An added benefit for Stoneridge Mall stores is that 81% of those shoppers plan to make additional purchases when collecting their items. Check out the pointers below and get shopping.

Let's say you're looking for a traveler, noise cancelling ear phones, a makeup mirror that also acts as a portable phone charger and this neat gadget called the "Air Hook" - it turns your seat on a plane into a holder for all of your items. "At this point in the shopping season, being very detailed and having a back-up gift idea will help".

Smoll said her mall also works with police to make sure any traffic tie-ups heading in or out of the mall are managed. "The busiest time of day for a mall is from 1 to 8 p.m., so I advise picking an earlier or later time in the day to shop so that your Christmas shopping trip could be enjoyable".

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