I’m not much of an “Only XXX shopping days until Christmas!” person, but being newly immersed into the selling side of the holidays, it occurs to me that it’s not a bad idea to get enthusiastic early on.
Although I often shop for gifts throughout the year (and occasionally forget said purchases until March), I was curious about the habits of my potential customers. Stores behave as if we start shopping in September, as that is when the holiday displays start to appear, but I’m not buying that (insert bad pun groan here.) At least my local mall waited until after the kiddies’ Trick-or-Treat event this year to hang Christmas decorations. A quick Google search (www.statista.com) provided me with the following information:
In 2013, the majority of shoppers polled (42% of the males and 38% of the females) began their Christmas shopping in November. Prior to November, women made up the majority of the shoppers, and – not surprisingly – males make up the bulk of shoppers who start in December. I was surprised to see that a relatively small number wait until the last two weeks of the month to begin (3% of women and 5% of males polled.) So much for the stereotype of harried men dashing through the mall on Christmas Eve, snatching the last flannel pajama box set off the empty shelf.
In the interest of helping you conform, I offer the following gift options, shipped straight to your door in plenty of time for Christmas gift-giving. If you don’t see something you like here, check out the other items in my Amazon store.
~The Shopping Mermaid™
- Calvin Klein Carmen bedding collection
- 1 Twin Duvet cover (68″x86″)
- 1 Pillow Sham (20″ X 26″)
- 100% Combed Cotton Sateen
- Subtle floral on fig/burgundy colored background
- Machine Washable
- Dimensions: 26″ x 26″
- Black background with white pinstripe accents and ruffled trim
- Machine Washable