Last-Minute Shopper’s Day Date in the current year: December 24, 2024

Last-Minute Shopper’s Day Some people start shopping for Christmas presents right after Thanksgiving, taking advantage of Black Friday deals, while others tend to procrastinate for one reason or another and get their holiday shopping done at the very last minute. The latter even have their own holiday! Last-Minute Shopper’s Day is celebrated annually on December 24.

For a long time, the Christmas season was purely liturgical. The secularization and commercialization of Christmas began in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Since then, the Christmas season has transformed into what is now called the holiday season, which encompasses other celebrations such as Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, as well as a more secular approach to winter holidays.

Shopping for presents is one of the most important aspects of the holiday season. Some people give presents only to their immediate family and closest friends, some also buy small gifts for their acquaintances and co-workers, but it is very hard to find a person who is against the idea of Christmas gifts in general.

The holiday shopping season usually starts after Thanksgiving Day, when businesses offer deals and discounts on the occasion of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. However, some people don’t take advantage of these offers for one reason or another. According to statistics, the busiest shopping day in the United States is the Saturday before Christmas, referred to as Super Saturday; and yet there are people who wait even longer and do their holiday shopping on Christmas Eve.

The origins of Last-Minute Shopper’s Day are murky, but its goal is pretty clear: it is intended to remind people to get their holiday shopping done because Christmas is right around the corner. Even if you’re not a chronic last-minute shopper and are not prone to procrastination, it is still a good idea to take a minute and check whether you’ve bought everything from your holiday shopping list.

So, how do you approach last-minute shopping on Christmas Eve? Start with planning because thorough planning will help you save time, money, and effort. Review your holiday shopping list to check whether you’ve bought everything. If you don’t have a list, make one ASAP! Shopping for Christmas presents without a list is an almost 100% guarantee you will forget something.

The next step is making a list of stores where you can buy everything you need to buy and planning an efficient shopping route. It will make your shopping experience much easier: instead of wandering aimlessly from one store to another and braving the crowd of other last-minute shoppers, you will know exactly which stores to visit to purchase everything you need. A lot of big-box retailers allow shoppers to check the availability of items at a specific location online; we recommend that you take advantage of this feature to prevent unfortunate mishaps.

And don’t forget to spread the word about the holiday on social media with the hashtag #LastMinuteShoppersDay to encourage others to check their shopping lists and do some last-minute shopping so that no one is left without a Christmas present!

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