Shoppers Spend Christmas Eve Buying Last Minute Gifts


"With the full weekend, they probably have the ability and feel more comfortable shopping a little bit later this year than maybe in previous years", he said.

"I got an ornament for my grandparents". So, have you gotten all your holiday shopping done?

She was shopping for a last-minute gift and thought she'd be fighting the crowds.

Brown was at the mall with her mom looking to get presents for her kids, which she says isn't easy to do anymore.

"We have a great staff here that's here to take care of the customers last minute needs", said JCPenney General Manager Mark Barnes.

The week leading up to Christmas is critical for stores, accounting for more than 20 percent of traffic for the overall season, says ShopperTrak, which monitors foot traffic.

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Overflowing carts littered Maritime grocery stores as shoppers prepare for their feasts before stores close-up shop for the holidays. "Super Saturday" was expected to be the second busiest shopping day of the year in the United States.

"It's not as high as pre-GFC, but this is a much-needed increase for retailers and certainly this is an increase on last year's figures".

But most department stores, which have been struggling over the past three years, seem to have held their own.

At the Mall of America in Minnesota, shoppers came prepared.

Still, Macapinlac said they've had a decent amount of holiday sales.

"I procrastinate every year", said Rick Daigneault of Warwick, Rhode Island, who was just starting his shopping last Sunday at his local mall. "With driving, and the lines in stores".