If you’re like most people, do most of your Christmas shopping at the last minute. Visit any mall or mall in the last days before Christmas and you will likely find crowded parking lots and stores literally full of shoppers still searching for the perfect Christmas gift for their friends or family. As Christmas approaches, the crowd tends to become more and more restless and the search for the perfect gift turns into the search for an acceptable gift.
Although Christmas falls at the end of the year and people have a whole year to prepare for this joyous occasion, most people leave their shopping until the last minute each year, despite New Year’s resolutions to buy. Early Christmas. This article will discuss a few different types of last minute Christmas shoppers. There are those who do their Christmas shopping at the last minute out of necessity, those who do it because they have put it off, and those who do it because they find it exciting.
People become last minute Christmas shoppers for a variety of reasons. Perhaps the most innocent last minute shoppers are those who shop at the last minute out of necessity. Think of the college students who typically finish the semester in mid-December. Many of these students live on campus without access to a car. This can make holiday shopping quite difficult, but when you combine this life situation with the fact that they have final exams to take at the end of the semester, holiday shopping becomes absolutely impossible. Finals often account for up to 50% of a college student’s grade and understandably they have to spend the first part of December studying, half the month taking finals, and then finishing the last minute for holiday shopping almost immediately after. . its final end.
Other last minute Christmas shoppers include those who are simply natural born procrastinators. They can go to the stores every weekend in October or November. This could be a great opportunity for them to do their Christmas shopping early, but instead they end up window shopping or buying items for themselves. Although they are aware that the holiday season is approaching, they do not feel compelled to start shopping until the last minute. When that happens, they find themselves in the unfortunate position of fighting the crowd on a last minute Christmas shopping frenzy.
Finally, there are others who are last minute Christmas shoppers simply because that is when they prefer to do their Christmas shopping. Some of these shoppers see last minute shopping as a challenge. They know they are short on time, but are confident that this year they will be able to find great gifts for everyone on their Christmas list. Other shoppers who intentionally wait until the last minute to do their Christmas shopping may do so because they are enjoying the thrill of the crowd. While last minute Christmas shopping can be stressful, it is often exciting. Those who love this excitement love to shop at the last minute because it gives them a sense of energy that they wouldn’t feel if they were shopping for Christmas presents in October.