As the band Europe sang so eloquently, "It's the final countdown." Christmas is just a blink away and you can blame work or holiday travel all you want, but you're still struggling to get the right gift for those last few people on your list — or maybe you forgot. Whatever it is, it's crunch time.
You're not the only one. About 18% of U.S. consumers admitted that they would go Christmas shopping — and gift-returning — on the very day if they had the choice, according to a poll by LoyaltyOne.
Basically everything is open on Christmas Eve, but there's just a few choice retailers for those real procrastinators open on Christmas day. Below is a list of the stores open on Christmas, compiled by GOBankingRates. It may not be the best selection, but maybe you'll have a better game plan for next year.
On this day, 7-Eleven truly embodies its quality of convenience. There's probably one right on your route over to Christmas dinner. In fact, 7-Eleven claims that Christmas Day sales are among the largest of the year.
You can't ask for more than being budget friendly and open on Christmas. But if you have a guilty conscience over how much everything costs, then maybe this is the perfect spot to curate a gift basket. Stocking stuffers are also in abundance.
This drugstore is open for all your gift buying needs.
Grab your last-minute gift and contribution to the Christmas potluck dinner at Albertsons from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
CVS will be open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., according to Saving Advice.
Walgreens will be open 24/7 on Christmas day for your really last minute gifts, Saving Advice reported.