Last Minute Holiday Shoppers Hurry to the Store

The last few days of holiday shopping are upon us. Christmas is creeping up and shoppers are scurrying to grab those last few holiday gifts.

We’ve all done it, waited until the last minute to get our Christmas shopping done, and holiday shopper, Kameca McClelland, is no exception. McClelland says, "So far, I’ve been able to find a lot of sales, like different places that I needed to go get things from. I’m almost finished, of course. I’ve just got one person left and I’ll be completely done."

As usual, Gulfport malls have been flourishing with last minute shoppers. Rhonda Roberts, Director of Marketing for the Gulfport Premium Outlets, says, "We have less than two weeks before Christmas, so this weekend was really busy. Today has been steady and we expect it to pick up this week. You know, people are getting serious about it. They know these are the last days they have to get out and shop."

While it may seem busy right now, mall directors say we can see stores get even busier come Christmas Eve. McClelland also says, "A lot of people have that time off work before Christmas, so they come out and shop and of course yes, Christmas Eve. You always have those last minute shoppers." So if you’re one of many waiting until crunch time to get your gifts, it’s not too late, but the sooner the better. McClelland closes, "Just come on out and get your shop on."

If you’re waiting until the very last minute or if you just forgot to grab a certain gift for a certain someone, the Gulfport Premium Outlets will be open on Christmas Eve from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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