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51% of Americans Wait Until Christmas Eve to Buy Presents

Are you a procrastinator well you’re not alone. Two in five Americans admit to being the worst gift-givers, according to a new study conducted by OnePoll, on behalf of Punchbowl.

The study asked 2,000 Americans about their gift-giving and holiday celebration habits and found 51 percent tend to wait until the last minute to do their holiday shopping.

 46 percent of respondents feeling like they’re bad at giving gifts, it’s no surprise that 60 percent always struggle to find the perfect gift — especially during the holidays.

Nearly a third of those surveyed said they often lose track of time and they feel like they never get the right gift to begin with.

The survey found that half of the respondents have purchased a gift on Christmas Eve and 39 percent have even purchased a gift on Christmas Day on the way to see family .

Back in the days before the pandemic, 37 percent of pollsters have even left a holiday party to purchase a gift because they forgot to bring one. The top places to get last-minute gifts are local grocery stores (41 percent), drug stores (33 percent) – and liquor stores (30 percent).  Six in 10 respondents said they easily get overwhelmed by the volume of gifts they have to purchase.

And if holiday shopping wasn’t difficult enough already, 62 percent of respondents shared the pandemic has only made things harder for them.

Seven in 10 respondents are buying more gifts online this year as a result of the pandemic,

So with that note. I’m off to do some last minute shopping

~Danny

 


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