MIAMI TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) — It’s down to the wire for last-minute holiday shoppers packing the malls trying to score the best deals.
“It’s really hard to find time to shop for the entire family,” said Lisa Perry who brought her family to the Dayton Mall. She and her family used to live in the Dayton area but moved to Indiana. They came back to the mall to do their Christmas shopping.
“We had an errand to run and some folks to see up in Tipp City and so we thought we’d kill two birds with one stone,” said Perry.
Shoppers like Chelsea Blanton flooded Target picking up toys for her two children.
“It’s crazy in there! Very crazy! packed! Everyone’s getting last minute stuff,” exclaimed Blanton.
While Perry, admits she procrastinated, her son Kenny said he hadn’t shopped for his girlfriend yet either.
Others said last-minute shopping wasn’t exactly their fault.
“It wasn’t my fault though. It was my dad’s,” laughed Ariane Hardaway. “It just happened this year because we were so busy with other stuff.”
Patti Baker was out of town on a trip to Cancun and was playing catch up.
“Last minute Christmas shopping for my granddaughter,” said Baker.
She said she’s ready to take on the store with credit cards in hand.
“I got my buddy with me so we’re ready,” stated Baker.
While it’s easy to get caught up in the bargain hunting and the materialism of the season, others focus on the spirit of giving.
“It’s just to get something for everyone because it feels good to give,” said Perry’s daughter.
A lot of stores have extended their hours in the days leading up to Christmas to accommodate last-minute shoppers.