Well, here we are. Down to the wire, and you still have shopping to do. Keep calm, you can get this done—with these five tips.
Hours: The major malls are open extended hours all weekend. Kohl’s is open AROUND THE CLOCK until Christmas Eve, so if you can’t sleep, you know where to go. On Christmas Eve, most malls are open until at least 4 p.m. Southdale and Ridgedale don’t close until 6 p.m. And if you’re REALLY running late, Albertville Premium Outlets is open until 8 p.m.! Yes, on Christmas Eve.
Let them do the work: Shop a store that’s already made a gift list for you, like Stephanie’s, where the top 12 gifts are 20 percent off.
SALES: Everything is better with peppermint bark. Stock up on holiday candy and stocking stuffers, already half off at Crate & Barrel. At the adorable Prime and Polish, all holiday decor is 15 percent off, today through Christmas Eve. And if you’re shopping for a fashion lover (or perhaps a new holiday ensemble for yourself?) EVERYTHING is 20 to 50 percent off this weekend at Covered. There are sales all over, so stay focused, and remember, if you don’t need it for a gift, it’s only going to be further reduced on the 26th!
Procrastinator Savior: Embrace the magic of online gift cards. Delivered to their inbox on Christmas morning, as if you’d been planning it for weeks!
Beauty break!: The holidays can be exhausting. Treat yourself, too. Spalon Montage, Bespoke Hair Artisans, Haus Salon and Blowdry! Blowdry Bar are among the Twin Cities beauty spots offering gift card discounts, or a bonus $20 gift card for you when you buy one worth $100 or $125.