BE HONEST.....have you ever been the "last minute shopper" on Christmas Eve trying to find the "perfect gift" in the CVS drug store, the Kroger gift isle or the 7/11????

Bignuf Bignuf
We all know there are millions of people in those stores, at ten PM or later..."shopping" for something, and it ain't a carton of milk or candy bar.

Have YOU ever been one of those? Private poll, so be honest.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
YES, that is when and where I do ALL my holiday shopping.
1
Sadly, YES, I forgot I needed a gift for someone and got stuck doing that one year.
20
No, never have done that bad in planning.
31
Other?
5
Total votes: 57 (56 voters)
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12/17/2011
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Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
We all know there are millions of people in those stores, at ten PM or later..."shopping" for something, and it ain't a carton of milk or candy bar.

Have YOU ever been one of those? Private poll, so be honest.
Wife just reminded me I DID that myself one year, when our daughters friend ended up staying over with us, TOTALLY last minute, on Christmas eve....when her parents got called away for a family emergency and they did not want to drag her...at 11 years old, into it. (her close uncle had committed suicide...it was an awful mess).

Thus, I went running out to the all night CVS and WALGREENS and ended up getting her a bucket of little nail polishes, a really cool sweat shirt, a watch and a few other nice things, and SHE was in hog heaven happy with the gifts she got. I had even bought scissors, tape and wrapping in the store, along with a bag of bows, so I could wrap everything in my car before rushing home.

Thus, it CAN be done.
12/17/2011
Taylor Taylor
I've done that for stocking stuffers before, but not for anyone's main present.
12/17/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Taylor
I've done that for stocking stuffers before, but not for anyone's main present.
Indeed...they have great stocking stuffers, but not at last minute..which was my point!!!!
12/17/2011
Lucky21 Lucky21
Sometimes for other engagements, but not for family holidays.
12/17/2011
Sinfully Sinfully
Nope not quite that bad but I do do things last minute.
12/17/2011
js250 js250
Every now and again this happens.
12/17/2011
Taylor Taylor
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Indeed...they have great stocking stuffers, but not at last minute..which was my point!!!!
It's actually kind of become a joke in my family to do that. We always have stockings full of toothbrushes, deodorant, cough drops, etc. It's never anything that anyone "wants" but it's at least useful and everyone uses it all so that's good at least.
12/17/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Taylor
It's actually kind of become a joke in my family to do that. We always have stockings full of toothbrushes, deodorant, cough drops, etc. It's never anything that anyone "wants" but it's at least useful and everyone uses it all ... More
Too funny. THAT is a great sense of "family humor".
12/17/2011
padmeamidala padmeamidala
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
We all know there are millions of people in those stores, at ten PM or later..."shopping" for something, and it ain't a carton of milk or candy bar.

Have YOU ever been one of those? Private poll, so be honest.
Yup. Sadly I have been one of the last minute shoppers out at Christmas Eve although it's sometimes for a few last minute groceries or a stocking stuffer etc..
12/17/2011
Ms. N Ms. N
*lol* No way. I prefer to be finished well in advance.
12/17/2011
GONE! GONE!
Yes, generally because someone had just given me a gift unexpectedly and I felt bad about not having one for them.
12/18/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
Never! Even when we use to celebrate xmas and get gifts.
12/18/2011
Chirple Chirple
Sadly, that's me.

I work the night shift and find it really hard to get out during "normal hours". I try to find one day to get somewhere either really early in the morning or right before they close, but this year might be "whatever's open 24/7" year.

My local Target was open until midnight for Holiday shopping and I might be in there again on Tuesday feeling like a weirdo in an almost-empty store.

... looking at kids' toys at 11:30 at night in the dead quiet all by yourself. Awkward.
12/18/2011
SweetSurprise SweetSurprise
I love shopping last minute lol. Im a huge procrastinator. Somehow I always manage to get everything they want and more. And I love love CVs and walgreens for stocking stuffers.
12/18/2011
zwee75 zwee75
I may have to tie up loose ends (pick up a gift card or something) but never an important gift.
12/18/2011
unfulfilled unfulfilled
No way, I'm too organized and can't stand last minute shopping. I don't even like 1 week before and not have anything. I want everyone bought before a few weeks ahead of time.

That was a good thing you did for your childs friend.
12/18/2011
Beck Beck
I had to vote other. My hubby is a procrastinator all the way. We are going today to get the Christmas shopping done. We have only picked up two things. In all fairness he works about 60hours a week and 6 days a week, so we do not get much time to go out shopping, but I hate waiting until the last minute. It drives me nuts, we should only be picking up the last minute gift cards, that is it. Instead we have to go shopping for everyone still.

I can not go shopping by myself, because I do not have a license.
12/18/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by GONE!
Yes, generally because someone had just given me a gift unexpectedly and I felt bad about not having one for them.
Oh yes, been there too. That is why I am glad that CVS and such have some nice, designer chocolates now!!!!
12/18/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Beck
I had to vote other. My hubby is a procrastinator all the way. We are going today to get the Christmas shopping done. We have only picked up two things. In all fairness he works about 60hours a week and 6 days a week, so we do not get much time to go ... More
How does one exist in 2011 USA without a drivers license? (Unless you are in a BIG city with tons of public transport, maybe)????
12/18/2011
Drakoni Drakoni
Coming from a big family, there's usually someone I miss. But, fortunately, there's Amazon.
12/18/2011
Allstars316 Allstars316
I go on the last day. But not at CVS. I also end up getting more that I need to get. Oh well it is the holidays.
12/18/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
I'm the type of person that keeps a mental list of everything, so that means I tend to forget something important once in a while. And yes, that has included gifts, which are sometimes searched for at CVS or the grocery store.
12/18/2011
married with children married with children
no, thank God. I hate shopping as it is, I would really hate shopping that close to Christmas.
12/19/2011
Collogue Collogue
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
We all know there are millions of people in those stores, at ten PM or later..."shopping" for something, and it ain't a carton of milk or candy bar.

Have YOU ever been one of those? Private poll, so be honest.
They have pretty good stuff for small/vaguely impersonal gifts. I assembled raffle prizes from Rite Aid before:

- $15 starbucks gift card, fancy chocolate
- nerf gun, coloring books, bubble bath
- Rainbow nail polish, glow in the dark nailpolish

I don't think it's a BAD thing, but it's also not very personal..
12/22/2011
dv8 dv8
I go just to find stocking stuffers and random cheap gifts. Also, my CVS and Walgreens are open on Christmas day.
12/27/2011
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Nope, mostly because I get really, really cranky if I don't have it all wrapped before the 10th-15th. @_@ I'm a bit obsessive in that respect.
01/02/2012
Badass Badass
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
We all know there are millions of people in those stores, at ten PM or later..."shopping" for something, and it ain't a carton of milk or candy bar.

Have YOU ever been one of those? Private poll, so be honest.
its a really dumb feeling when you gotta do that
01/20/2012
geliebt geliebt
I'm lucky that it hasn't happened quite that bad more than once or twice. I HAVE had OMGLASTMINUTE purchases to make though, plenty of times.
01/23/2012
Apirka Apirka
Nope, never last minute shopped like that. If I'm buying for someone, I like to get the money together and get it at least at the beginning of the month (or sooner if I have to mail order it). I don't have many people to shop for, so it's not much of a problem.
02/29/2012
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