Dealing with big crowds and hunting down the perfect gift is just part of the last-minute holiday shopping experience for Lydia and Sophia Korson.
“You just expect people to be out. A lot of people are late shopping and we are just one of those people,” Lydia Korson said.
Stores all over the country prepare for the Saturday before Christmas, because it’s one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Target on Alpine has all hands on deck for the weekend, which means they have registers open and extra employers on the floor to help find what you need.
“Black Friday is the biggest day of the year, so they say, but the weekend before Christmas is a pretty close second if not the same,” Melissa Steadman, Human Resources for Target said.
Finding what you need might be a challenge if you wait until the last-minute, which is something the Korson’s understand.
“You look at some of the shelves and things are sold out, and you’re like, hey let’s go check over here. You will get a pretty close second, if not what you’re looking for,” Lydia said.
“Sometimes, it’s better if it is sold out, because then you find something better that you weren’t expecting to buy,” Lydia said.
Even if they can’t find that hard to get item, it’s just fun to be part of the shopping rush.
“You get to spend time with family and shopping for your other family. It’s fun to figure out different odd stuff that people can buy,” Lydia said.