LUTHERVILLE-TIMONIUM, Md. (WJZ) — It’s Christmas Eve, and while many are at home with their families, some are in a mad dash to finish their holiday shopping.
As the countdown to Santa’s visit ends, last-minute shoppers were out in full force Tuesday at the Kohl’s in Timonium.READ MORE: SEE IT: Good Samaritan Recalls Moment He Jumped Into Bay To Rescue Toddler After Ocean City Crash
“Oh, I always wait until the last minute,” one shopper said.
“Every year I try to avoid it, and it inevitably happens. Every single year,” another said.
They’re not alone; Saturday was the busiest shopping day in U.S. retail history with sales reaching $34.4 billion.READ MORE: Baltimore Mayor Announces Pilot Program To Direct Some 911 Calls To Mental Health Professionals
Some said they had every intention of starting early and some even did start early, but with hours to go, they were still searching for a few more things.
“We started (in) early October, but we still always kind of get the list down to the last day, last hour,” a shopper said.
One thing most early birds and procrastinators alike can agree on: after Tuesday, they’re done.MORE NEWS: Unemployed Workers Rally, Demanding To Know When They Will Get Their Money
But the work will continue for retailers: a survey shows 77 percent of consumers plan to return some items they receive this holiday season.