Like it or not, we’re now officially into the Holiday shopping season. While some stores haven’t given into the Christmas Creep instinct to turn their sales floors into mini North Poles, plenty of people are already going to be out looking to check names and items off their gift lists.
According to the results of an annual survey done by our Secret Santa siblings at Consumer Reports, only around 8% of people plan on getting their gift purchasing completed before Thanksgiving, though nearly 25% of folks intend on finishing the job immediately after Turkey Day and the Black Friday sales.
Nearly half (46%) tell CR that they’ll have their gifts all wrapped up (pun intended) by the second week of December and 72% will be us will be done by the week after that.
There will be a lot of shopping still going on in the days leading up to Christmas, as only 80% of those surveyed say they will be finished by Dec. 23.
So, just to be like our older kin at Consumer Reports, we wanted to get a sense of how badly our readers plan on procrastinating this Holiday season: