If you are someone who waits until the last minute to do all your Christmas shopping, you are certainly not alone. This is the final weekend before Christmas AND a LOT of people still have plenty of gifts to buy.
According to a new survey, close to one third of shoppers have only finished about 50% of their holiday shopping. What’s more, 32% report having 25 to 49% of their shopping left, while 37% say they have about 24% to complete.
And while you may think it’s too late to do your purchases online, it seems a lot of folks are taking the chance that their gifts will not get here in time, with 59% of people saying they will do the remainder of their shopping both online and in-store, while 15% are looking to finish their purchases solely online.
So, what will all these last-minute shoppers be buying? Well, 59% say they will pick up gift cards, while 44% will be buying clothing and accessories, and 38% will be buying toys and games.
I am happy to report that I am done. Now the greatest challenge: wrapping. I am terrible at it. By the time I am done winding paper around the gifts and applying one-mile of tape, my presents look like red and green meteorites. But at least they stand out under the tree.